Inside the Industry

Longo Toyota auctions 2023 GR Corolla MORIZO Edition for charity

(October 16, 2023)  EL MONTE, Calif. —  Longo Toyota, the world’s largest Toyota dealership, is auctioning a 2023 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO this month and donating all its proceeds to the El Monte Schools and Vision To Learn. Toyota only produced 200 units of this limited-edition performance GR Corolla and Longo Toyota will auction badge no. #001, as designated by Toyota. The auction will take place virtually, Oct. 18-24, and the winning bidder will be announced on Oct. 24. Additionally, the final bid will be matched and donated to the charities.

Honda introduces prototype electric autonomous work mower

(October 16, 2023) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda has introduced the all-electric prototype Honda Autonomous Work Mower (AWM), the company's first battery-powered electric zero-turn riding (ZTR) mower aimed at boosting worksite efficiencies through autonomous solutions. The Honda AWM will be featured at the upcoming Equip Exposition, Oct. 17-20, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Kia EV3 and EV4 concept models utilize sustainable materials

Kia invests in bio fabrication with
ambition to grow materials in the future


(October 14, 2023) SEOUL — Kia has unveiled further details of the interiors of the EV3 and EV4 concept vehicles and the game-changing eco-friendly materials and methodologies used to create them, which will play an essential role in the brand’s transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider.

All-new 2024 Kia EV9 rated at an EPA-estimated 304 miles

(October 13, 2023) IRVINE, Calif. — The forthcoming Kia EV9 three-row SUV is rated an EPA-estimated 304 miles in the Light Long Range RWD trim, besting an internal AER target of 300 miles. All five EV9 variants were rated higher than initial target estimates. The EV9 is the second Kia model based on the E-GMP platform, and the first to feature fourth-generation battery technology designed for improved energy density.

All-new 2024 BMW X2 revealed

Second-generation gets more sculpted
look, and more power and space

(October 13, 2023) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — The BMW X2 introduced the concept of a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) for the premium compact segment. And now the more distinctive, sportier, and tech-forward second generation makes its debut. Significantly larger dimensions, a pronounced coupe silhouette, and dynamic lines broadcast the leap in development taken by the all-new BMW X2.

Hennessey’s 1,000-HP Exorcist Camaro ZL1 ‘Final Edition’ matches Demon 170

Supercharged Camaro LT4 V8
records 2.1-second 0-to-60

(October 12, 2023) SEALY, Texas — Hennessey Performance, the world-renowned Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced an end-of-production limited "Final Edition" series of the company’s famed Exorcist Camaro ZL1 upgrades. In stock form, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Three rows, zero compromise: The first-ever 2024 Lexus TX

Three powertrains available
including a Lexus-first PHEV

(October 12, 2023) PLANO, Texas — Lexus customers in North America have long asked for a three-row SUV that offers substantial space and seating without compromising the innovative technology, refined performance, and luxurious amenities they expect. Lexus says its first-ever TX delivers, offering a comfortable, yet dynamic way of moving up to seven people – whether that’s to football practice or a cabin for a weekend getaway.

Lexus showcases the future of electrified vehicles

(October 11, 2023) TOKYO, Japan — Lexus will exhibit at the first-ever JAPAN MOBILITY SHOW 2023 from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5 under the theme “Discover a future you can’t wait to navigate.” The Lexus booth theme will be “Pushing the Boundary of the Electrified Experience” and will debut its next-generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) concept model lineup, with the aim of transforming into a BEV brand by 2035.

Nissan unveils the Nissan Hyper Adventure concept

Second EV concept for Japan Mobility
Show designed for outdoor journeys

(October 11, 2023) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan has unveiled the Nissan Hyper Adventure, the second vehicle in its series of advanced EV concepts for the Japan Mobility Show on Oct. 25. The digital concept is a sports SUV designed for people passionate about outdoor adventures and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Genesis EVs now available in 33 states

(October 11, 2023) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Genesis has announced the expansion of electric vehicle sales to 10 additional states and the opening of two more standalone retailers in California and Louisiana. Genesis EVs are on sale in 33 states and the brand now has nine standalone retail facilities across the country. These additions are a part of the brand’s commitment to achieving an all-electric line-up by 2030 while redefining the automotive retail experience for customers.