February 2019

Citroen unveils its own vision of urban mobility accessible to everyone

(February 19, 2019) GENEVA — Since 1919, Citroën’s history has always reflected each era, with non-conformist and revolutionary vehicles that have become icons in the hearts of motorists. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Citroën brand is re-inventing itself again, by unveiling its uninhibited take on an urban mobility "object."

Just as the 2CV made freedom of movement broadly accessible last century, Ami One Concept all-electric vehicle frees up urban mobility for everyone with its unique and popular character advocating a new experience.

Kia Manufacturing Georgia begins production of all-new Telluride SUV

(February 19, 2019) WEST POINT, Ga, —  The team of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) officially began production Friday of the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride, Kia’s largest and most rugged SUV to date. The celebratory vehicle was dark moss in color and came equipped with the SX Prestige package.

It was introduced by Kia Motors North America (KMNA) CEO Sean Yoon and driven off of the line by KMMG’s President and CEO Jason Shin and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Friday’s event also included a special appearance by Korbin Pope, the local star of Kia’s Super Bowl commercial.

400,000 LEGO bricks used to build Volkswagen T2 Bulli camper

(February 18, 2019) MUNICH Germany — Using 400,000 LEGO bricks, two experienced LEGO model makers have built what is probably the world's biggest camper from LEGOs . The full-size T2 was revealed at the f.re.e leisure and travel fair in Munich. Visitors will be able to admire the 700 kg (1,543 pounds) Bulli up close Feb. 20-24.

The vehicle that served as the blueprint for the model was the T2a camper van, built from 1967 to 1971 — to this day the truly iconic camper for globetrotters.

Hyundai delivers first 2019 Kona Electric in Baltimore

(February 18, 2019) BALTIMORE, Md. —  Hyundai marked a milestone with its first delivery of a Kona Electric to Dr. Donald Small, a pediatric oncologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Small is an early adopter of electric vehicles, and was instrumental in the installation of the plug-in station infrastructure at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

BMW introduces new X3 M and X4 M performance sport activity models

(February 18, 2019) — BMW has introduced the newest vehicles to join the exclusive BMW M line-up — the first-ever 2020 BMW X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle and the first-ever 2020 BMW X4 M Sports Activity Coupe. Both vehicles are powered by the high-revving, 473 horsepower 3.0 liter 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine.

Peace, love and Volkswagen — Iconic 'light' bus rides again

(February 17, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — After more than 50 years, the iconic "Light" bus — a Volkswagen Type 2 van made world famous after its appearance at the legendary 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair — will ride again, thanks to help from Volkswagen of America and the greater Volkswagen community.

Bentley launches what it says is world's fastest, most luxurious SUV

(February 15, 2019) CREWE, England — Bentley Motors has announced full details of the world’s fastest production SUV. The Bentayga Speed features an enhanced 626 bhp version of the renowned 6.0-liter W12 engine that delivers a top speed of 190 mph and 0–62 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga to date.

Subaru launches creative campaign for the 2019 Forester

(February 16, 2019) Subaru of America this week debuted a series of new advertising spots centered around the launch of the all-new 2019 Forester. The new creative campaign gives viewers an intimate look into the lives of three different Forester owners by highlighting how the vehicle’s safety features, including the new Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, versatility and reliability, make the 2019 Forester the safest, longest lasting and most adventurous Forester ever.

Nissan breaks ground for advanced technology training center

(February 15, 2019) DECHERD, Tenn. — Nissan broke ground Thursday on an advanced technology training center in Decherd, Tenn. The new 21,000 square-foot facility — located at the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex — will have the capacity to train 180 employees simultaneously in the areas of production, maintenance, engineering and management.