October 2018

Subaru sells one-millionth vehicle with Eyesight driver assist technology

(October 17, 2018) Subaru of America today announced the sale of its one-millionth vehicle equipped with award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Introduced in 2012, EyeSight is available across Subaru model lines. The company’s consistent annual sales growth allowed it to accomplish the milestone in six years.

“Subaru has achieved 10 consecutive years of sales growth in the United States with safety as a key driver of that success,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief executive officer, Subaru of America, Inc.

Stand out with a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro in new Shock yellow paint

(October 17, 2018) DETROIT — Chevrolet today previewed a new Shock yellow exterior color for the 2019 Camaro. It will be available in early 2019. The color made its debut on a 2019 Camaro SS show car that will be on display at the SEMA Show Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, where it will be shown with new accessories and performance parts available from Chevrolet dealers.

Polestar inaugurates new global headquarters in Sweden

(October 16, 2018) Polestar has inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company.

The new headquarters building, which is dominated by the "Polestar Cube," was designed by Swedish architecture firm Bornstein Lyckefors, in cooperation with the Polestar Brand team.

Porsche announces addition of two sporty 453 hp models to Panamera range

(October 16, 2018) ATLANTA — Porsche today announced the forthcoming addition of two sporty models to its Panamera range. The new Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models add new breadth to the lineup for customers seeking a sportier driving experience positioned between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo variants.

Nissan joins festivities for 31st annual International Z Car Convention

(October 16, 2018) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The original Datsun 240Z made its debut in the fall of 1969 and immediately set the sports car world on its head. One year short of its 50th anniversary, the iconic "Z car" is still being celebrated around the world, including this week at the 31st annual International Z Car Convention.

McLaren to reveal new Hyper-GT Speedtail on Oct. 26

(October 15, 2018) McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars and now a Hyper-GT, will reveal the stunning, streamlined form of the McLaren Speedtail and some of its astonishing technical details online at 8 a.m. EDT/5 a.m. PDT on Friday, Oct. 26. The 106 customers who have secured their own Speedtail, the next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, will see this momentous car shortly at a private event being held in London.

Acura NSX cutaway sketch by artist Shin Yoshikawa reveals hidden details

(October 14, 2018) Acura has released a hand-drawn cutaway sketch of the NSX supercar by legendary automotive illustrator Shin Yoshikawa. Celebrated around the world for his artwork, Yoshikawa has been called one of the greatest living automotive artists and has a special kinship with Acura, dating back to the first generation NSX.

Mecum Dallas sale realizes $30 million; Ford GT goes for $1.32 million

(October 13, 2018) Mecum Dallas 2018 reached $30 million in overall sales totals as 839 collector cars hammered sold for a 73 percent sell-through rate. The total sales achieved constitute a34 percent increase over 2017.

All new RDX: Good enough to finally benchmark class superstars?

By Jim Prueter

(October 12, 2018) RDX is Acura’s premium compact to mid-sized crossover utility vehicle that first arrived for 2007. With its turbo-powered engine and upscale appointments, it was an enjoyable vehicle to drive but, unfortunately, didn’t catch on with the car-buying public. Later, the second-generation RDX added more luxury and a standard 279-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. But it was predominantly a gussied up Honda CR-V, sharing the same basic chassis architecture.