Inside the Industry

Mecum Auctions returns to Glendale, Arizona, March 5-9

Estimated 2,000 classic, collector
cars and road art to be auctioned

(February 14, 2024) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium March 5-9 for its sixth annual auction in Glendale with an estimated 2,000 classic and collector vehicles and approximately 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia items to be offered.

Chrysler Halcyon Concept pushes innovative boundaries

Concept exemplifies Chrysler's
fully electrified future vision

(February 14, 2024) AUBRUN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler has unveiled the Chrysler Halcyon Concept, exemplifying a fully electrified future of the Chrysler brand that embraces sustainability-driven exterior and interior design, full autonomy paired with personalized driving experiences and futuristic technology that expands on the brand’s “Harmony in Motion” ethos of customer-focused seamless connectivity.

Introducing new front-engine Vantage — 'Engineered for real drivers'

Class-leading output of 656 hp
from 4.0 V8 twin turbo engine

(February 13, 2024) GAYDON, UK — The latest in an iconic bloodline, Aston Martin has introduced the new Vantage. The quintessential Aston Martin sports car and the most driver focused and fastest Vantage in the famous nameplate’s 74-year history, it is an authentic, unadulterated celebration of pure performance, engineered to deliver maximum thrills with maximum confidence.

Stellantis to adopt Tesla charging ports in 2026

(February 13, 2024) On Monday Stellantis said on it will begin equipping electric vehicles with the same charging connector Tesla uses beginning on select 2026 models in North America, according to Automotive News.

Electrify Canada adds hyper-fast charging in Alberta

(February 13, 2024) AJAX, Ontario  — Electrify Canada has announced the opening of two new charging stations and one coming soon in Alberta, providing electric vehicle drivers with hyper-fast charging solutions.  Located in convenient locations and near amenities, the charging stations in Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton featuring six next-generation Direct Current (DC) fast chargers with solar canopies at Lethbridge and Red Deer.

BMW USA and Backcountry Discover Routes unveil new route

Route in northern California
to be revealed on Feb. 17

(February 12, 2024) BMW Motorrad USA, in partnership with non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes announces the Northern California expedition film premier of the third BDR route collaboration between the two partners. The CABDR-North is the 13th dual-sport adventure route from BDR, and will feature free GPS tracks, travel resources, and a BDR Motorcycle Map scheduled to accompany the expedition documentary film premiere.

Lotus Emeya completes final stage of intensive test and development program

Cold-weather validation program
at Arctic Circle confirms performance

(February 12, 2024) LONDON — The Lotus Emeya hyper-GT has completed the final stage of a rigorous global test and development program in one of the world’s harshest environments. Over the winter, the all-electric grand tourer was in Ivalo, Finland, as Lotus engineers conclude their validation work.

2025 Kia Carnival MPV redefined — Hybrid power now available

(February 12, 2024) CHICAGO — The refreshed 2025 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle has reaffirmed itself as a trailblazer in the minivan segment, bringing a distinct edge in the space between SUV and family hauler. Commanding attention with a grand SUV-like design while offering up exceptional passenger and cargo space more akin to a van, the Carnival expands its versatility with an available turbo-hybrid powertrain.

All-New 2024 Toyota Tacoma handles it all in Super Bowl LVIII ad

(February 9, 2024) PLANO, Texas  — Toyota returns to Super Bowl LVIII with a 30-second ad celebrating the launch of the all-new 2024 Tacoma. The Tacoma is completely redesigned from the ground up, primed and reimagined to make off-roading dreams come true.

New 2025 Kia K5 makes North American debut at Chicago Auto Show

Design updates inside and out
reflect K5's sporty intentions

(February 9, 2024) CHICAGO — Kia America chose the concrete corridors of Chicago to pull the wraps off the refreshed 2025 K5 midsize sedan Monday at the opening of the Chicago Auto Show. The show played host to the sporty sedan’s North American debut, which features a new-for-K5 2.5-liter normally aspirated engine, updated design cues inside and out, drivetrain refinements and numerous tech upgrades across five trim levels: LXS, EX, GT-Line (in front or all-wheel drive) and the hot-blooded turbocharged GT.