February 2018

2019 Volkswagen Arteon makes U.S. debut at Chicago Auto Show

(February 9, 2018) CHICAGO — Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new 2019 Arteon at the Chicago Auto Show. Based off the award-winning MQB platform, the newest Volkswagen flagship offers a sleek fastback design, an upscale interior, innovative technology, and available 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Old Ford serves as a roadside sign

This late-1940s Ford F-Series pickup is serving its retirement years as a roadside sign along old Route 66 in Oklahoma. The first F-Series was introduced in late 1947 as a 1948 model replacing the pre-WW II designed trucks. The first generation was built through 1952 and good be purchased wth an inline 6-cylinder engine, a Flathead V-8, or a Y-block V-8.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

McLaren Senna has the numbers — 62 in 2.8 seconds, 124 in 6.8 seconds

(February 8, 2018) Eagerly awaited technical information and new images of the limited production McLaren Senna supercar have been released ahead of the car’s public debut on March 6 at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.

True to the legendary abilities of the racing driver Ayrton Senna whose name it bears, the McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed to be the ultimate road-legal McLaren track car.

Lexus announces pricing for new three-row RX Hybrid

(February 8, 2018) CHICAGO — Luxury buyers can now enjoy the confidence of all-wheel drive with the performance and efficiency of the RX 450hL. Set to go on sale at dealers in April, the new three-row crossover once again raises the bar for design and innovation in the hybrid segment.
The RX 450hL (AWD) will have a starting price of $51,615 including destination charge — just $1,550 more than the RX 350L AWD model.

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF retractable fastback goes on sale this month

(February 8, 2018) CHICAGO — The Windy City has always been the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s second home, serving as the launch pad for its world debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and the site of numerous MX-5 “firsts.” This year, it’s where Mazda announces pricing and packaging for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, or retractable fastback.

The MX-5 RF complements Mazda’s sports car lineup with classic coupe proportions that elevate both its cache and curb appeal.

50 iconic Porsches on display at Petersen Automotive Museum

(February 7, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Celebrating the worldwide impact of Porsche’s legendary machines, the Petersen Automotive Museum officially opened “The Porsche Effect” to the public on Feb. 3. Organized in partnership with Porsche Cars North America, the new display features 50 of the brand’s most iconic cars presented in both the exhibition and in an all-new vault tour in the museum’s underground treasury.

Jaguar restarts production of legendary D-type race car

(February 7, 2018) RYTON-on-DUNSMORE, UK — Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic Jaguar D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Kia unveils futuristic SP Concept SUV at Delhi AutoExpo

(February 7, 2018) DELHI, India — Kia today unveiled the SP Concept, which made its public world premiere at Delhi AutoExpo 2018 in India, alongside a showcase of 16 global models. The SP Concept provides a glimpse of what’s in store for motoring enthusiasts once Kia kicks off retail sales in India in the second half of 2019.

Inspired by Indian heritage and driven by advanced technology, the SP Concept is proof of the company’s plans to introduce cars that cater to the changing paradigm of the Indian market in the near future.

Hyundai reveals first images of new Santa Fe crossover

(February 7, 2018) SEOUL — Hyundai unveiled its first images of the "New Generation" Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva auto show in March. The company’s largest passenger car, it represents Hyundai’s strong SUV heritage and continues its global success story. The fourth generation Santa Fe is a powerful, premium-designed SUV with class-leading roominess.

Mercedes-Benz introduces third-generation Sprinter and eSprinter

(February 7, 2018) Legends are made by performance. Since its European market launch in 1995 — 2001 in the U.S. — the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has given its name to an entire vehicle class thanks to its outstanding qualities. Today the third generation of this best-selling van is celebrating its world premiere in the newly constructed Mercedes-Benz logistics center on the Mercator Island in Duisburg.