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Jeep announces sale of five-millionth Wrangler

Five-millionth owner will receive
$5,000 worth of Jeep Performance Parts

(August 31, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Jeep brand has announced the sale of the five-millionth Jeep Wrangler, a 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon 20th Anniversary Edition in Earl exterior paint, which was bought by a customer in Camden, N. J. The owner will receive $5,000 worth of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar and lifetime Jeep Wave customer care benefits.

Alfa Romeo announces return of the legendary 33 Stradale

(August 31, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Alfa Romeo has announced the rebirth of the “fuoriserie” (custom-built) 33 Stradale, a genuine manifesto of the Italian brand’s capabilities — now and in the future — in terms of style and driving experience. With only 33 units, aligned with a unique artisan process, the new two-seater coupé combines Alfa Romeo’s heritage and future as a symbol of noble Italian sportsmanship.

Special edition 2024 VW Golf GTI 380 celebrates the manual transmission

(August 31, 2023) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America has announced the 2024 Golf GTI 380, a special equipment set standard on every 2024 manual-transmission GTI. Available exclusively in the North American market, this special-edition build combination celebrates the heritage of the manual transmission in VW’s hot hatches during the final year of three-pedal production for Golf GTI and Golf R.

Ford Pro expands charging solutions revealing lineup of chargers

(August 30, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, has revealed new charging hardware added to its suite of end-to-end solutions to help make it easier for commercial customers to transition their fleets to electric. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options are designed for commercial vehicle use and packed with new features.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival honors Chrysler brand

(August 30, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Lime Rock Park Historic Festival is spotlighting the Chrysler brand as an honored marque at the 41st edition of the prestigious event, scheduled for Aug 31.-Sept. 4, at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Ralph Gilles, Stellantis chief design officer, will also serve as grand marshal at the event.

Porsche introduces 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe

V8 plus E-Motor develop 729 hp
and 700 lb.-ft. of system power

(August 30, 2023) ATLANTA — After the introduction of the third generation Cayenne earlier this year, Porsche is expanding the model line with a new variant. As in the previous model generation, the most powerful Cayenne is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. On the new Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid, Porsche has further improved the hybrid technology and improved electric range and power significantly, which benefits both everyday usability and performance.

GM launches effort to bring assisted driving education to consumers

(August 29, 2023) DETROIT — General Motors has launched “Hands Free, Eyes On,” a consumer education program to encourage consumer confidence in the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as part of GM’s larger commitment to the safe deployment of these technologies, like Super Cruise. To avoid concern and confusion about the benefits of ADAS as they become more widely available, GM intends to give consumers more information so that they are informed, excited and confident in the technology.

Mercedes-Benz to open its first high-power charging stations worldwide

Mercedes' goal to expand its global
network to over 2,000 points in 2024

(August 29, 2023) Mercedes-Benz opens its first high-power charging stations this fall, implementing its far-reaching plans to expand its global charging infrastructure. Starting in October, the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs will go into operation in Atlanta, Chengdu (China) and Mannheim (Germany). By the end of 2024, Mercedes-Benz aims to further expand its global charging network to over 2,000 high-power charging points. The long-term goal is to create more than 2,000 Charging Hubs with over 10,000 charging points by the end of the decade.

Jeep vehicles Upfit by AEV fuel passion of off-road enthusiasts

(August 28, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is expanding availability of upfit packages for the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler. Earlier this year, AEV upfitted a limited number of 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary models with their Level II package, boasting 37-inch tires and legendary levels of capability. Customer response was so enthusiastic that this package sold out in two hours.

All-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma makes big screen debut in 'Blue Beetle'

(August 28, 2023) PLANO, Texas — On the heels of the highly anticipated reveal of the 2024 Tacoma, Toyota teamed up with DC’s newest Super Hero in his debut movie, “Blue Beetle,” which made its world premiere in theaters last week. The action-packed movie, filled with heart and humor, features multiple generations of Tacoma as Jaime Reyes is forever changed when an ancient piece of alien technology, the Scarab, transforms the college grad into the hero The Blue Beetle.