October 2018

Mopar to showcase customized Ram 1500 trucks at SEMA

(October 29, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Mopar is giving a sneak-peek preview of two modified Ram 1500 trucks that will be featured in the Mopar exhibit at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The event is the premier automotive specialty products trade show in the world and is scheduled to take place this week, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

2019 Ford Edge ST camera car captures high-speed chase scenes

(October 28, 2018) DEARBORN, Mich. — Lights. Camera. The new Ford Edge ST will capture the action. Ford has teamed up with camera car company Pursuit Systems to leverage Edge ST’s combination of performance and utility. Together, Ford and Pursuit have built an Edge ST camera car designed to film high-speed chase scenes and other hard-to-capture action footage for upcoming movies and commercial projects.

McLaren Speedtail — A unity of art, technology and velocity

(October 27, 2018) McLaren Automotive has revealed the stunning, streamlined form and sensational specification of the McLaren Speedtail.  The next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, the Speedtail is the first Hyper-GT from the pioneering British company recognized for producing luxury sports cars and supercars that deliver an extraordinary driving experiences. 

Jaguar Land Rover opens manufacturing plant in Slovakia

(October 26, 2018) NITRA, Slovakia — Jaguar Land Rover today opened its state-of-the-art $1.59 billion manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia. The plant inauguration represents the first time a UK automotive company has opened a plant in the country.

With the heart and soul of its business in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in Nitra marks the latest step in the company’s global expansion strategy following the opening of it Chinese joint venture in 2014 and Brazilian plant in 2016.

Honda Civic Si gets upgraded tech, enhanced interior for 2019

(October 26, 2018) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2019 Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe begin arriving at dealerships Nov. 1 sporting a range of interior improvements, new exterior colors and an updated Display Audio system with a new interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions, and improved Bluetooth integration with easier device pairing.

Hyundai sets starting price of refreshed Tucson at $24,245

(October 26, 2018) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has announced pricing for its redesigned 2019 Tucson, starting at $24,245 including destination charge for the SE model. This entry-level model comes with upgrades inside and out, including a new cascading grille, redesigned wheels, a seven-inch display audio system and more advanced safety features. The 2019 Tucson is on sale now at Hyundai stores nationwide. That's $715 more than the starting price for the 2018 model.

Cadillac celebrates 15 years of the V-Series sub brand with Pedestal Edition

(October 26, 2018) Cadillac has announced the 2019 Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan to celebrate the successful first 15 years (2004-18) of its Cadillac V-Series sub brand. The limited-run models bid a grand farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models, and open the next major chapter in the sub-brand’s story.

BMW's extensive range of M Performance Parts ready for all-new X5

(October 25, 2018) MUNICH, Germany — Like its predecessors and indeed the entire BMW X model family, the fourth generation of the BMW X5 combines impressive off-road performance with outstanding driving dynamics quality on the road. With an extensive range of M Performance Parts for the new premium SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), BMW now in particular addresses those customers who wish to selectively refine the vehicle's sporty character and give this aspect further emphasize the character.

DRIVEN360's classic 1975 Ford Bronco gets second round of modifications

(October 25, 2018) TEMECULA, Calif. — RAW Motorsports, a leading engineering and fabrication builder of high-performance, off-road and specialty vehicles, has led the charge to complete a second round of modifications on DRIVEN360’s classic 1975 Ford Bronco.

Eleanor’s Big Brother features several all-new extensive modifications and will once again debut at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

Hyundai introduces high-performance Veloster N to U.S. market

(October 25, 2018) WILLOWS, Calif. — Hyundai this week introduced its high-performance Veloster N model at a driving event at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California. Hyundai had first introduced Veloster N as the first of its U.S. N models at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show last January.