October 2018

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 redefines the sporty SUV category

By Peter A. Hubbard


(October 2, 2018) While SUVs for the middle class may all be morphing into tame little crossovers, that’s certainly not the case if you’re a certified member of the Country Club Set.  Choices are exploding almost monthly for those with $70,000 to $100,000 lying around in your petty cash drawer, and available to spend on sporty and speedy transportation. 

Seventh generation BMW 3 Series unveiled

(October 2, 2018) BMW today introduced the seventh generation of the iconic sports sedan, the BMW 3 Series. Over the past 40 years, no single model has embodied the concept of the Ultimate Driving Machine better than the BMW 3 Series Sedan. Modern design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, all signature characteristics of a BMW, have been raised to a higher level through tireless engineering and testing, according to BMW.

Jaguar kicks off Jaguar Electrifies Experience in San Francisco

(October 2, 2018) — Jaguar North America is kicking off the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, a multi-city national tour, in San Francisco this week. To mark the premiere of the Experience, Jaguar has launched a marketing campaign across the San Francisco that includes billboards and branded VOLTA charging stations, as well as local vendor integrations. Jaguar has also released a custom suite of San Francisco I-PACE assets, including images and video.

Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI honors history with 81,000 fans

(October 2, 2018) Porsche passion fueled a record turnout of fans at Rennsport Reunion VI, the latest iteration of the world’s largest Porsche festival. The family reunion of historic race cars, legendary drivers and engineers, and Porsche owners and enthusiasts packed WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif., for four days, Sept. 27-30.

Race champions and contenders from 70 years of Porsche motorsports roared around the track while around 2,000 vehicles from past and present were on display.

Volkswagen, Stanford University develop fuel cell for the future

(October 1, 2018) — Fuel cell technology is regarded as a serious alternative to battery-electric technology, but it has always come with a comparatively high cost. A partnership between Volkswagen and Stanford University has significantly reduced this disadvantage thanks to a newly developed process.

One of the biggest cost drivers for fuel cells is the use of platinum, which is required as a catalyst to operate the fuel cell. In the catalytic process, platinum is distributed as particles on carbon powder.

Toyota announces three new options for Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner

(October 1, 2018) DALLAS — Making its presence felt in its new home state, Toyota has announced the addition of three new options for 2019 — 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition, Tacoma SX Package and Tundra SX Package. Each new offering provides a heavy dose of style that aims to be light on the wallet.

Maria Menounos wins Jeep's first-ever web series competition

(October 1, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — In the Jeep brand’s inaugural competition web series, "Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs,” media personality Maria Menounos beat out truly tough competition from Alex Rodriguez and The Infatuation’s Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang to win the first ever Wrangler Golden Grille Award. All six webisodes are viewable by clicking here.