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Hyundai unveils 2022 Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle

(April 17, 2021) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has unveiled its highly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, truck and crossover segments by offering a true Sport Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market. Hyundai says the Santa Cruz boasts bold design, powerful and efficient powertrain options, a flexible open bed for gear, cutting-edge connectivity and a highly maneuverable all-wheel drive platform that is equally at home in urban and adventure-focused environments.

Nissan introduces special edition of GT-R NISMO

(April 16, 2021) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The continuous evolution of Nissan's flagship GT-R NISMO takes another step forward with the addition of a new Special Edition, which was previewed this week in Yokohama, Japan. The GT-R NISMO Special Edition features a NISMO-exclusive Stealth Gray exterior color, new edition-exclusive 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels with red accents, and a unique clear-coated carbon fiber hood that exposes the intricate carbon fiber weave. For the first time for GT-R, the new Nissan logo adorns the trunk lid and wheel center caps.

Volkswagen celebrates five colorful art cars from around the world

(April 16, 2021) Many museums and galleries remain closed due to COVID-19 — but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holiday for artists worldwide. On April 15, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, an annual observance is held to honor and encourage artistic creativity and expression. To celebrate this year, Volkswagen is featuring five artfully adorned cars that feature everything, from beads to paint to metalwork. Learn more about these creative, colorful cars and the compelling stories behind them.

EQS from Mercedes — Electric vehicle luxury

(April 16, 2021) The EQS is the first all-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS is designed to delight both drivers and passengers. The first models being introduced to the U.S. market will be the EQS 450+ with 329 horsepower and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 516 horsepower.

Honda offers first look at all-new 11th generation Civic sedan

(April 15, 2021) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda offered the first official exterior look at the production 2022 Civic Sedan today as preparations for the start of mass production near completion at Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Canada. It was previewed last November with the Civic Prototype.  Honda says the 2022 Civic Sedan is the most fun to drive and technologically advanced sedan in the model's nearly 50-year history.

Hyundai unveils all-new 2022 Tucson; to go on sale this spring

(April 15, 2021) TUCSON, Ariz. — Hyundai unveiled its all-new best-selling Tucson this week with a design derived from a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing its evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. Tucson gasoline and hybrid models will be available for the U.S. market this spring, with plug-in models available in summer 2021. The new 2022 Tucson gas-only models will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and Ulsan, Korea.

Audi introduces two all-new fully electric entry models to Audi brand

(April 15, 2021) HERNDON, Va. — Adding a fourth and fifth fully electric model to its U.S. EV portfolio, Audi is primed to bring premium electric mobility to the heart of the market with the introduction of the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. Audi says the Q4 e-tron models are approachable, livable SUVs with the sophistication and quality for which Audi is known.

100 years of Maybach automobiles 1921-2021

(April 14, 2021) "To present the best of the best": that was the ambition voiced by Karl Maybach and his father Wilhelm when they debuted the Maybach 22/70 HP W 3 a century ago – planting the seed for Mercedes-Maybach to become one of the most unique and exclusive automotive brands today.

Hyundai's Staria MPV debuts pioneering 'Future of Mobility' 

(April 14, 2021) SEOUL — Hyundai has officially launched its new Staria multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) Hyundai’s transformation as a Smart Mobility Solution Provider and embodying the company’s ‘inside-out’ design methodology that emphasizes interior spaciousness and usability. Staria is Hyundai’s response to shifting consumer needs by offering them purposeful, innovative features and redefining in-car travel experiences in line with the company’s vision of "Progress for Humanity."

2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail celebrates largest truck market

(April 13, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Jeep brand is blazing new trails in Texas, the largest truck market in the country, by introducing the new 2021 Gladiator Texas Trail. Based on the Gladiator Sport S trim, the Texas Trail is launching exclusively for the state of Texas and delivers a new level of personalized content for a distinct appearance combined with legendary Jeep 4x4 capability.