February 2020

2020 Audi SQ7 gets 500-horsepower V-8, 0-to-60 in 4.3 seconds

(February 27, 2020) HERNDON, Va. — The 2020 Audi SQ7 takes Audi’s award-winning Q7 midsize luxury SUV and amplifies it with a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine, producing up to 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, with the capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

Volvo Trucks shows four new vehicles in unusual tower display

(February 26, 2020) GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks' latest launch film has reached new heights. To demonstrate the power and strength of its four new vehicles, Volvo built a colossal 50-foot, 64-ton truck tower, stacking its four new trucks on top of one another. Adding to that, President Roger Alm stood on the top.

In the truck industry, releasing one truck is a huge project. But releasing four at the same time is almost unheard of. When renewing the entire range of heavy duty trucks, Volvo Trucks went for a different approach.

Ford issues three recalls involving F-Series trucks

(February 26, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 25, 2020 – Ford Motor Company has issued a safety compliance recall and two safety recalls in North America. The actions all involve Ford F-Series trucks.

The safety compliance recall is for select 2018-20 Ford F-150 vehicles with LED headlamps.

Precept showcases the future of electric car-maker Polestar

(February 26, 2020) Polestar reveals the Polestar Precept — a vision of the brand’s future direction and a clear expression of intent. Precept exhibits the execution of new, more sustainable interior materials, the continued development of the digital user interface and the essence of Polestar design.

Q by Aston Martin — DBX meets dark art of customization

(February 25, 2020) GAYDON, England — Aston Martin’s DBX has been treated to a touch of personalization magic through the luxury British brand’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin, teasing the SUVs darker side ahead of this year’s Geneva International Motor Show.

Featuring a range of bespoke "Q by Aston Martin – Commission" and exclusive "Q by Aston Martin – Collection" design features, this example of the brand’s recently unveiled SUV once again highlights the rule-breaking customization that is achievable through the marque’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse 3 millionth vehicle for GM's Lansing plant

(February 25, 2020) LANSING, Mich. — A 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Premier Redline Edition in Silver Ice Metallic rolled off the production line at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant Monday, the three millionth vehicle produced at the automaker’s newest assembly plant in the United States.

“Our workforce is second to none,” said Manufacturing Executive Director Mike Trevorrow. “Every time the transporters head out to dealerships across the country, the hard work and pride of everyone at Lansing Delta Township Assembly goes with them.”

2020 Honda Civic Type R begins arriving in U.S. on Feb. 28

(February 23, 2020) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2020 Honda Civic Type R begins arriving at U.S. Honda dealerships Feb. 28 with notable upgrades to ride and handling, braking performance and engine cooling. And Honda’s first-ever performance datalogging app, available exclusively for use with Civic Type R, arrives this spring.

The upgraded 2020 Type R also boasts freshened exterior and interior styling, standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology, and a stunning new Boost Blue exterior color, with a price of $37,950 including destination.

One Rabbit GTI fan's years-long build of his "ultimate" custom car

(February 25, 2020) However much you’ve worked on a single vehicle, chances are you haven’t done as much as Derek Spratt did to his 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. Over the course of seven years, Spratt estimates he spent more than 12,000 hours modifying his GTI and documenting his labor of love in over 180 videos on social media.