August 2019

New Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 combines versatility with performance

(September 1, 2019) With a striking design, exciting driving dynamics and space for up to seven occupants, the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is an unrivaled entry in the compact SUV segment. A spirited drive is guaranteed thanks to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 302 hp, in addition to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-speed transmission and the variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

Nissan door alert can honk to remind drivers to check back seat

(August 31, 2019) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Potential issues posed by interior car temperatures are still a danger well into the fall, and Nissan hopes its simple, yet clever, Rear Door Alert (RDA) technology may help reduce risks. Even with outside temperatures in the 60s, the interior of a car can heat to dangerous levels quickly.

The blackest car ever — New BMW X6 in Vantablack paint finish

(August 30, 2019) MUNICH, Germany — This September, the Frankfurt Motor Show will provide the backdrop for the world premiere of the third-generation BMW X6, the car that established the Sports Activity Coupé segment 10  years ago. At the event, BMW will also present a spectacular one-off vehicle with a Vantablack VBx2 nanostructure paint finish that highlights the expressive design language and confident, dominant and muscular appearance of the new BMW X6 to perfection.

2020 Porsche Macan turbo gets improved performance

(August 30, 2019) ATLANTA, Georgia — The Porsche Macan Turbo returns for the 2020 model year with quicker acceleration, a higher top track speed and improved braking ability over the preceding Macan Turbo model.

A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine generates 434 hp from 5,700 rpm to 6,600 rpm and 405 lb-ft of torque from 1,800 rpm to 5,600 rpm, enabling a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.3 seconds, or 4.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package.

Mopar celebrates decade of customization with Mopar '19 Challenger

(August 30, 2019) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Mopar celebrates a decade of factory-vehicle customization with the unveiling of the Mopar ’19 Dodge Challenger. Based on the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the Mopar ’19 Challenger carries several exterior and interior features only available on this limited production Mopar-branded muscle car.
“Over the last decade, we’ve customized an impressive group of vehicles with exclusive Mopar performance parts and accessories that our enthusiast customers crave,” said Mark Bosanac, head of Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care.

Ford says 2020 Explorer Limited Hybrid has 500-mile range on tank of gas

(August 30, 2019) DEARBORN, Mich. — New Yorkers road-tripping to Washington, D.C. and back are looking at a 454-mile journey. Detroiters driving to Toronto and back are on the road for 466 miles. And Angelenos making the trip to and from Las Vegas cover just over 500 miles. No matter the destination, they can all agree — any road trip is better with fewer gas station stops.

VUHL now taking orders for the 05RR in new dealer network

(August 29, 2019) — VUHL, the road-legal lightweight supercar brand, announced its entry into the U.S. market confirming orders in its new dealer network for the all-new 05RR. VUHL began production of a lightweight sports car in Mexico in 2015. The updated 05RR with performance package is priced at about $125,000.

McLaren 720S carbon fiber active rear spoiler now available in U.S.

(August 29, 2019) McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury high performance sports cars and supercars, has announced the 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler is now available for both the 720S Coupe and Spider in North America. Previously available as a factory option for new vehicles, the 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler now allows customers without this option configured at production to upgrade their vehicle and match other existing visual carbon fibre exterior elements.

Mecum Monterey auction approaches $40 million in sales

(August 29, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent collector car auction, held Aug. 15-17 in Monterey, Calif., brought $32.2 million in overall sales by auction close, and totals have since reached $38 million with the addition of successful post-auction Bid Goes On deals and sales of vehicles within the Blackhawk Exposition offering.

As negotiations continue, Monterey totals are still growing and quickly closing in on the $40 million mark. Leading the live auction’s top-selling vehicles was a magnificent 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that brought in a strong $2.75 million.

Hyundai reveals personal electric scooter capable of 6.2-mile range

(August 28, 2019) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter. Building on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model boasts rear-wheel drive, a highly-capable lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights.

The latest concept features in future Hyundai plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can complete their journey seamlessly.