May 2019

Cadillac expands its performance V lineup with CT4-V and CT5-V

(June 1, 2019) Driven by Cadillac’s latest turbocharging technology and building on more than 15 years of performance credentials, the first-ever 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V were unveiled Friday, expanding choices for the brand’s V-Series performance sub-brand. Following the 2019 CT6-V, they grow the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.  

Lotus to reveal Type 130 all-electric hypercar in London July 16

(May 31, 2019) Lotus confirmed today that Type 130, the brand’s first all-new model in more than a decade, will be revealed to the world’s media at an exclusive event in Central London on 16 July. Following first confirmation of the project in April at the Shanghai International Auto Show, several hundred potential owners have come forward to express their interest in the new car. 

Mecum to hold collector car auction in Portland June 21-22

(May 31, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum will return to Portland this June 21-22 for an offering of 500 classic and collector cars at the Portland Expo Center including everything from American muscle cars and Corvettes, to classics, vintage pickup trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more.

GM to invest $24 million to expand full-size Indiana truck plant

(May 31, 2019) ROANOKE, Ind. —  General Motors is making a new round of upgrades to its Fort Wayne Assembly plant to further increase production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups — especially crew cab models.

“We are building Chevrolet and GMC crew cab pickups at record volume and mix levels to meet customer demand and the $24 million investment will allow us to build even more,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.

A bigger Encore will arrive at Buick dealers in early 2020

(May 31, 2019) DETROIT — When the Encore GX arrives in early 2020, Buick will offer four premium SUVs across the three segments customers are shopping in most: small, compact and midsize. The Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models. It will offer new standard safety technologies and its style and functionality will be just right for many of today’s buyers.

A Sonoma in the woods

This 1990s GMC Sonoma compact pickup truck was found languishing in the weeds in eastern North Carolina with a load of junk in its bed. The Sonoma was the GMC version of the Chevrolet S-10, built from 1981 through 2004 in North America. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

eBay Motors teams with CarAdvise to expand tire installation program

(May 30, 2019) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Today, eBay announced a partnership with CarAdvise, a leading vehicle repair and maintenance technology platform, to expand the marketplace's Tire Installation Program. The new partnership with CarAdvise initially adds 3,500 tire shops to eBay's tire installer network including top national chains like Firestone, Tires Plus, National Tire and Battery, and Tire Kingdom.

EagleRider announces strategic partnership with RevZilla

(May 30, 2019) LOS ANGELES — EagleRider, the world's largest motorcycle rental, tour and membership company, has announced a strategic partnership with RevZilla, the world's largest online motorcycle gear retailer. The two companies have partnered to spread the word about Club EagleRider Membership to millions of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Club EagleRider is a motorcycle rental and travel membership service offering the most convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the USA.

Bentley to reveal all-new third-generation Flying Spur on June 11

(May 30, 3019) CREWE, England — In the year Bentley Motors celebrates its 100th anniversary, the British creator of extraordinary Grand Touring cars is promising to once again set new standards of both driving enjoyment and luxury when it reveals the all-new, third generation Flying Spur Grand Touring Sedan on June 11.

Hyundai introduces electric double-decker bus

(May 30, 2019) SEOUL, South Korea — Hyundai Motor has unveiled an electric double-decker bus which is a first of its kind for Hyundai, and is part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

The all-new electric double-decker bus is shown at the "Land, Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair" held in Korea, co-hosted by Hyundai and the national Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, lasting through May 31.