May 2020

Mustang Mach 1 returning for 2021 model year as limited edition

(June 1, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford has announced the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year, with its debut coming this spring. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of power as a new choice in the lineup of the world’s best-selling sports car.

Toyota RAV4 Prime with 302 horsepower to start at $39,220

(May 31, 2020) PLANO, Texas — The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will break ground as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, hitting dealerships this summer with a starting price of $39,220 including a 1,120 destination charge in the SE turn. The up level XSE trim will start at $42,545. The RAV4’s first-ever plug-in model has up to 302 horsepower with an ability to do 0-60 mph in a projected 5.7 seconds, which makes it the quickest four-door model in the Toyota lineup.

Redesigned 2021 Buick Envision compact crossover unveiled

(May 30, 2020) DETROIT — Customers seeking Buick’s styling and refinement within the industry’s most popular segments will have another fresh choice when the refreshed 2021 Envision arrives early next year, “The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC.

“It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality and styling tailored around the size and space preferences of today’s small and compact SUV buyers.”

Lamborghini and LEGO recreate super sports car Sián FKP 37

(May 29, 2020) Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group have partnered to produce the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 — a 3,696 piece, 1:8 scale model that embodies the unmistakable power and stunning looks of the hybrid Lamborghini super sports car.

Originally revealed at Frankfurt Auto Show 2019, the Lamborghini Sián’s futuristic features are authentically recreated in the LEGO Technic model, including a replica of the V12 engine; a moveable rear spoiler; front and rear suspension; and steering powered by a wheel complete with the Automobili Lamborghini badge.

Nissan unveils transformation plan for growth and profitability

(May 29, 2020) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a four-year plan to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability by the end of fiscal-year 2023. The scalable plan, involving cost-rationalization and business optimization, will shift the company's strategy from its past focus on inflated expansion.

As part of the four-year plan, Nissan will take decisive action to transform its business by streamlining unprofitable operations and surplus facilities, alongside structural reforms.

2021 Acura TLX elevates performance with turbo power, dedicated platform

(May 29, 2020) TORRANCE, Calif. — Acura has revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand's 35-year history — the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. With a model-exclusive body structure and chassis architecture, all turbo engine lineup, and an athletic stance with bold proportions, the new TLX delivers dramatic gains in both style and dynamic performance. The first Acura sedan fully designed around the brand's Precision Crafted Performance ethos, the 2021 TLX will arrive at dealerships early this fall with a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) starting in the mid-$30,000 range.

Infiniti launches 'Infiniti Now' to deliver digitally led services

(May 28, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Infiniti has announced the launch of its new 'Infiniti Now' initiative, meant to give customers the luxury retail experience they expect from Infiniti with the peace-of-mind they need as the coronavirus pandemic continues. To support drivers on the road toward a new normal, the initiative encompasses multiple elements including comprehensive social distancing measures and new purchase and lease programs at participating Infiniti retailers.

Hyundai, Tastemade celebrate people leaving their home state for first time

(May 28, 2020) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai and media company, Tastemade, have partnered to develop The Un-Adventurers, a four-part original programming series. Each episode celebrates the story of a real person who leaves their home state for the first time to embark on the ultimate road trip they’ve always dreamed of. The series will debut on June 3 across Tastemade’s streaming network.

BMW introduces 2021 5 Series sedan with mild hybrid system

(May 27, 2020) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW has announced the updated, 2021 7th generation 5 Series Sedan.  With improvements in exterior and interior design, aerodynamics and technology, plus the introduction of a new 48-volt mild hybrid system, this generation of 5 Series continues to deliver cutting-edge technology and performance into the sixth decade of 5 Series production.