April 2017

Genesis reveals GV80 fuel cell concept SUV in New York

(April 13, 2017) NEW YORK — Genesis has unveiled its GV80 Concept SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The new fuel cell concept SUV continues to build on the global brand’s expressive and refined ‘Athletic Elegance’ design direction. The GV80 Concept reveals precision details and a confidently evolved design language that provides subtle glimpses into the "bold future" of Genesis’ design and product development.

The GV80 Concept is the brand’s first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility.

Hyundai Sonata gets new features, technology, hardware and styling

(April 13, 2017) NEW YORK — The redesigned 2018 Hyundai Sonata enters the market with a new look from the front, side and rear thanks to a “cascading grill,” a more assertive profile and an entirely new rear; showcasing a clean and handsome approach with reimagined, slim taillights.

Jaguar F-Pace receives 2017 World Car of Year award

(April 12, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — Jaguar announced today that the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace has been named the winner of the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards at the New York International Auto Show.

The performance SUV is the fastest selling model Jaguar has produced and is only the second vehicle to claim the historic double in the 13-year history of the World Car Awards. To win the pair of trophies, the F-Pace defeated the competition in a vote of 75 influential motoring journalists from 24 countries.

Dodge rocks high-performance world with 840-horsepower Demon

(April 12, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge rocked the high-performance car world in 2014 with the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat, building supercar performance at affordable prices. They were the most powerful muscle cars ever — until now.
Today, Dodge is shaking the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week with its wickedly fast new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

Buick introduces first all-new Enclave in a decade

(April 12, 2017) NEW YORK — New and versatile functionality, spaciousness and intuitive technologies mark the next evolution of the Buick Enclave. More third-row space, improved towing capability and a thoughtful combination of safety technologies, useful interior features and premium materials are a few highlights included on Buick’s all-new seven-passenger midsize luxury SUV. This marks the first major change in the Enclave since it came to market a decade ago.

Qoros to unveil Model K-EV Concept at Shanghai Auto 2017

(April 12, 2017) SHANGHAI — Qoros Automotive Co. (Qoros Auto) is set to reveal Qoros Model K-EV, its newest high-performance electric concept car at Shanghai Auto 2017. Featuring forward-looking design and cutting-edge technologies, Model K-EV is created by an international design and engineering team to offer customers premium driving and riding experiences and a taste of future mobility.

The Qoros Model K-EV features a revolutionary asymmetric door design, including a gull-wing door on the driver's side that automatically opens when activated.

New lighter, more powerful Lincoln Navigator unveiled in New York

(April 12, 2017) NEW YORK — Lincoln today introduced the 2018 Navigator, an all-new full-size SUV that combines modern luxury with advanced technology — elevating family travel to first class. Wireless charging and standard Wi-Fi keep everyone connected. Advanced technology allows the driver to effortlessly adjust the vehicle to make driving easier or more enjoyable in any weather or terrain.

2018 Carbon Edition marks 65th anniversary of Corvette

(April 11, 2017) DETROIT — Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models.

Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements — notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts — with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.

Mercedes-Benz sets sales record behind success of its compact vehicles

(April 11, 2017) STUTTGART — Mercedes-Benz achieved its sixth record year in a row, selling two million passenger cars in a year for the first time. The globally successful compact-car family played a big part in this success. The family includes the A‑Class, B‑Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and the beneficiary of a recent fitness regime: the GLA SUV crossover.

The expansion and rejuvenation of the product range are key factors behind the sustained market success that Mercedes-Benz has enjoyed. The compact models are fine examples in this respect.

Ford predicting continued SUV growth announces Explorer updates for 2018

(April 11, 2017) NEW YORK — Ford sees the SUV segment growing further accounting for more than 45 percent of the non-premium U.S. retail auto industry in the next five to seven years. Ford is well-positioned for this growth, with plans to add five all-new SUVs to its lineup in North America by 2020.

Demographics are driving the anticipated trend, as more millennials and baby boomers favor the functionality and technology SUVs bring.