Inside the Industry

Looking for an EV under $30,000 — 2025 Nissan Leaf starts at $29,280

Leaf was the first mass market
EV in the U.S. with its 2010 model

(June 12, 2024) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Want an inexpensive electric car for under 30 grand for running around town, taking the kids to school, completing a shopping trip, going out for dinner with the neighbors? Nissan has you covered with its  2025 Nissan Leaf S —  now on-sale with a starting price of $29,280 including destination charge.

Lotus Emeya achieves record-breaking charging time

From 10 percent to 80 percent
in 14 minutes validated by P3

(June 11, 2024) LONDON — Lotus has announced its first electric hyper-GT, Emeya, has achieved a record-breaking charging time using the public charging network. The car is capable of charging from 10 to 80 percent in 14 minutes, using a 400-kW (600A capable) DC fast charger, making it one of the fastest charging electric vehicles (EVs) available today. 

Lamborghini Urus SE Plug-in Hybrid Super SUV debuts in Malaysia

(June 11, 2024) Fresh from its ground-breaking international debut at Auto China Beijing 2024 in April, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur launched the Lamborghini Urus SE  on Malaysian shores. The first hybrid plug-in version of the Lamborghini Super SUV marks a historic milestone for Automobili Lamborghini, featuring a new design, optimized aerodynamics, unprecedented on-board technology and an 800 CV hybrid powertrain, all of which build on the Urus S in terms of comfort, performance, efficiency, emissions and driving pleasure.

First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 now available in California

Commissioned for USA by leading
collector car specialist Canepa

(June 11, 2024) KALMAR Automotive, enhancer and restorer of bespoke sports cars and special purpose-built adventure vehicles, has delivered its first 7-97 to the USA. The unique KALMAR 7-97 Classic is now available at leading collector car specialist, Canepa, in California.

Volvo recalls EX30 electric crossover for software glitch

(June 11, 2024) Volvo is recalling the electric EX30 because of a software issue. The problem affects all of the almost 72,000 EX30s Volvo has made. The small crossovers might have an error in the center screen causing the speedometer to go into test mode when the car starts.

European company rearranges driver airbag on the steering wheel

(June 10, 2024) PENZING, Germany — Since the introduction of driver airbags in the 1980s, they have had a permanent place in the center of the steering wheel, in its hub. Since then, the steering wheel has been more than just the interface between driver and car for transmitting steering commands, it has also become a protective function in the event of an accident. For around three decades, the driver's airbag has been standard equipment in most cars, helping save lives and reduce injuries.

Jeep recognized for 23rd consecutive year as America's Most Patriotic Brand

(June 10, 2024) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Jeep brand, celebrating more than eight decades of freedom, adventure, passion and authenticity, has again been named as America's most patriotic brand. For the 23rd year in a row, the Jeep brand is America's most patriotic, according to Brand Keys Most Patriotic Brands survey. Consumers who were surveyed assessed brands that best embody the value of patriotism in 2024.

UP.FIT unveils the world’s first Tesla Cybertruck police vehicle

(May 9, 2024) HAWTHORNE, Calif.  — UP.FIT, a global leader in upfitting Teslas for fleet use, and a division of Unplugged Performance, has introduced the world’s first Tesla Cybertruck Patrol vehicle ready for use by public safety officials everywhere. From police and fire departments to military and tactical response agencies, UP.FIT has leveraged its extensive Tesla experience to transform the Cybertruck’s revolutionary platform for specialty use.

2025 Toyota Crown Signia’s command performance starts this summer

Hybrid system has 240 horsepower,
EPA-estimated 38 MPG combined

(June 10, 2024) PLANO, Texas  — The first-ever 2025 Toyota Crown Signia brings striking style and fashionable function to Toyota’s SUV lineup. Available in a choice of XLE and Limited grades, it brings capable, efficient performance with standard electronic on-demand All Wheel Drive and the Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) system. Earning an EPA-estimated combined 38 MPG rating and delivering 240 net system horsepower, the Crown Signia makes a statement for the modern crossover.

Subaru of America sells three-millionth Outback in U.S. since 1995

(June 8, 2024) Subaru of America has announced the three-millionth sale of its iconic Outback SUV in the U.S. The Outback continues to be one of the company’s best-selling models. Debuting in 1995 as the “World’s First Sport Utility Wagon,” the Outback quickly became Subaru’s most popular model and became a cultural icon synonymous with outdoor adventure.