September 2018

Nissan, EVgo open 'I-95 Fast Charging Arc' between Boston, Washington

(September 7, 2018) NEW YORK — Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect Boston and Washington D.C. with a series of nine electric vehicle fast charging stations. The completion of the Northeast fast charging corridor provides a comprehensive charging infrastructure, giving electric vehicle (EV) owners peace of mind and convenience when traveling the 500 miles between the two cities.

BMW vehicles to get a an in-car intelligent personal assistant

(September 7, 2018) SAN FRANCISCO — The BMW Group announced today the introduction of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant — a new proprietary in-car AI assistant that will enhance the BMW driving experience. The always on-call technology platform is an intelligent, digital character that responds to the prompt “Hey BMW” and has the ability to serve the driver in a range of ways from controlling vehicle settings, navigation and entertainment systems to explaining vehicle functions and even conducting a conversation. 

Jeep announces first-ever web series competition

(September 7, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —  The Jeep brand is launching its first-ever web series competition, “Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs,” as part of its new marketing campaign encompassing digital, social and experiential elements. The centerpiece of this unique competition is the iconic Jeep Wrangler.

Former NBA standout and sports analyst Jalen Rose hosts the six-episode web series, which fans and followers can view at

Audi's new premium SUV, the 2019 Q8, will start at $68,395

(September 7, 2018) HERNDON, Va. — Offering the functional practicality of an SUV, the dynamic design of an Audi coupe, and exceptional driving dynamics, the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 sets a new standard as the top SUV from the Audi brand. Audi has set the starting price for the base Premium at $68,395 including destination charge. The Q8 is expected to go on sale in the U.S. later this fall.

Totally off-road ready — 2019 Chevrolet ZR2 Bison

(September 6, 2018) DETROIT — The Colorado ZR2 Bison joins Chevrolet’s midsize truck lineup as an all-new performance variant. Bison is Chevy’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer.

Fiat introduces new options for 2019 124 Spider

(September 6, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — With a host of new options, along comes the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider. The Fiat brand has announced three new options for its 124 Spider lineup. Options include a new Record Monza Exhaust, a new Veleno Appearance Group and new custom center stripes.

Mini offers special Oxford Edition to college students, recent grads

(September 6, 2018) With college students across the country returning to school and recent graduates coming off their first summer post-graduation, Mini USA is offering the well-equipped, low cost 2019 Mini Oxford Edition to help them make their road to success fun and stylish without breaking the bank. For no additional cost, the edition comes with $6,900 worth of optional equipment as standard.

Living in New Mexico

This 1955/1956 Dodge was spotted in Santa Rosa, N.M., perhaps awaiting some restoration. The Dodge lineup was all-new for 1955 — a big comeback for the brand after slumping in 1954 — with a longer 120-inch wheelbase and a 212.1 inch overall length. There were six body styles including a wagon and convertible. It could be purchased with either a 4.8-liter inline six or a 4.4-liter V-8. Dodge completely revamped the styling for 1957.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Entry-level Acura ILX restyled, refreshed for 2019

(September 6, 2018) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura's gateway sport sedan, the refreshed and "significantly upgraded" 2019 ILX, debuted this week, ahead of its October market launch. Continuing to capture the highest percentage of millennial buyers of any model in-segment, the 2019 ILX delivers a sportier and more sophisticated design, premium cabin materials, tech-savvy features and distinctive A-Spec sport appearance variant.

Subaru records 81st consecutive month of sales growth in U.S.

(September 5, 2018) Subaru of America has reported 64,088 vehicle sales for August, a 1.4 percent increase over August 2017, marking the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in December 2017 (63,342). The company also reported year-to-date sales of 446,374 vehicles, a 5.3 percent gain over the same period in 2017. Subaru has now recorded 81 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth.