February 2020

Toyota to offer turbocharged 4-cylinder in 2021 Supra

(February 16, 2020) Toyota is introducing a new four-cylinder model Supra for 2021 with a 2.0-liter engine making 255 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque.  The 2021 Supra 2.0 offers an intermediate model between the Toyota 86 and the Supra 3.0, giving the customer three distinct Toyota sports car choices.

Estimated 1,500 muscle cars at Mecum Glendale auction March 11-14

(February 14, 2020) Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium for its second-annual event in Glendale, Ariz., March 11-14 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block, as well as more than 500 Road Art items and 120 collectible guitars.

Dodge Brand launches new 'House of Power' video

(February 14, 2020) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge is launching its new “House of Power” campaign, featuring the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and the Dodge Durango SRT, in addition to footage from the upcoming action thriller "F9," the ninth chapter in Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Fast Saga, which has earned more than $5 billion worldwide.

Aston Martin introduces new Vantage Roadster starting at $161,000

(February 14, 2020) GAYDON, England — The heartbeat of Aston Martin’s sports car range just got that little bit faster with the introduction of the new Vantage Roadster. Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, the convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability.

An Isuzu in the wild

In 1981 the Isuzu P'Up was the first Japanese Isuzu sold in the U.S. under its own name. Isuzu sold small pickups in the U.S. starting in 1972, but through General Motors. The Chevrolet LUV was the first. The small P'Up was built through 1988. This example was spotted in North Carolina.
(Photo by Ralph Gable)

Hyundai, Canoo to jointly develop electric vehicle platform

(February 13, 2020) LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo have announced that Hyundai has engaged Canoo to jointly develop an electric vehicle (EV) platform based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design for upcoming Hyundai and Kia models. As part of the collaboration, Canoo will provide engineering services to help develop a fully scalable, all-electric platform to meet Hyundai and Kia specifications.

The art of parking — VW pits park assist against stunt driver in ultimate test

(February 12, 2020) MILTON KEYNES, UK — A third of United Kingdom van drivers rank small parking spaces as their biggest annoyance, according to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. To help van drivers navigate these tight spaces, the brand offers innovative Park Assist technology. But how good is Park Assist? Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enlisted the help of parking world record holder and professional stunt driver, Alastair Moffatt, to put it to the test.

2020 Audi Q7 expands with entry 2.0-liter TFSI

(February 12, 2020) HERNDON, Va. — With the latest in innovative technologies including benchmark infotainment, as well as striking exterior and interior design enhancements, the new 2020 Audi Q7 model line expands its product offering with a 2.0-liter variant. The Premium starts at $55,795 including destination charge.

HAAH Automotive announces creation of new auto brand VANTAS

(February 11, 2020) IRVINE, Calif. — A new automotive operation in North America has been formed by HAAH Automotive Holdings to distribute, sell and service vehicles under the brand name VANTAS. The new company was announced by Duke Hale, chairman and chief executive officer of HAAH Automotive Holdings.

All vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada will be assembled in American plants bringing new jobs to America.