June 2019

Bentley centenary marks celebration to write home about

(July 1, 2019) CREWE, England — To mark the extraordinary milestone of Bentley’s 100th anniversary on July 10, Graf von Faber-Castell has introduced a limited edition Centenary range of writing instruments, inspired by an incredible century of fine British craftsmanship.

Team Honda serves communities across North America

(July 1, 2019) More than 25,000 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Team Honda Week of Service June 7-16, conducting nearly 600 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America. Honda associates, along with the company's dealers and suppliers conducted group volunte

C8 Corvette will arrive soon, but don't overlook 2019 Grand Sport droptop

By Paul Borden

(July 1, 2019) The next generation Chevy Corvette is on its way this summer with the reveal of C8 Corvette due for July 20. It will represent the company’s first take as a mid-engine roadster, though other details  are upcoming and somewhat on the skimpy side. If you’re one who just has to have the latest thing — and if the lines that form outside of Apple stores when a new iPhone is introduced is evidence there must be many of you — then no doubt you will want to wait to see what all the fuss is about before rushing off to a Chevy showroom.

New McLaren 720S 'Ride-On' set to electrify young supercar enthusiasts

(June 30, 2019) McLaren Automotive has confirmed that the latest version of its multiple award-winning McLaren 720S — recently voted World Performance Car 2019 by the World Car of the Year jury — will be available now for the younger generation of supercar fans to ride home from selected global toy stores.

Project 356 World Rally Tour earns praise, support on world scale

(June 29, 2019) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — When you are halfway around the world, it’s wonderful to not only have friends — but family. And for endurance rally racer Renee Brinkerhoff of Valkyrie Racing, one of only four women and 110 total rallyists in the 36-day 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, which covers a distance of nearly 10,000 miles — the family that came through was Porsche, with dealerships worldwide offering their services and facilities to the Colorado-based racer and philanthropist, with open doors.

Bentley introduces new Continental GT convertible Number 1 Edition

(June 28, 2019) CREWE, England — Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is a modern interpretation of a truly iconic racing car, and features 18 carat gold plated fender badging and a remarkable piece of history, cast from a piston from the original No.1, set within the innovative Bentley Rotating Display.

Ford introduces 2020 F-Series Super Duty with Tremor Off-Road Package

(June 28, 2019) DEARBORN, Mich. — The 2020 F-Series Super Duty is delivering next-level capability in an all-new way — the Tremor Off-Road Package. Tremor pushes the boundaries of Super Duty off-road capability with new hardware and tech to handle rough terrain, providing greater towing and payload than Ram Power Wagon. This is the most capable off-road Super Duty ever.

Chrysler introduces budget-minded 2020 Voyager minivan

(June 28, 2019) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The FCA US minivan lineup expands in 2020 with the addition of the Chrysler Voyager to offer even more value for those who seek the quintessential family vehicle. The Voyager is designed with budget-friendly family and fleet customers in mind. Standard features and utilities include seven-passenger seating, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.

Dodge expands performance of 2020 Charger Hellcat with new widebody

(June 28, 2019) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge is literally expanding its high-performance Charger models for 2020, adding a Widebody Package to America’s only four-door muscle car. Powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody boasts a best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers a top speed of 196 miles per hour (mph), maintaining its reign as the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.

GM to invest additional $20 million in Texas plant ahead of SUV launch

(June 27, 2019) ARLINGTON, Texas — General Motors is investing an additional $20 million at Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs. GM has invested more than $1.4 billion in Arlington Assembly since 2015 to build a new paint shop and for body shop and general assembly area upgrades.

The new upgrades at Arlington are scheduled to be completed next year.