September 2020

BMW reveals 2021 4 Series convertible starting at $54,095

(October 1, 2020) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW has revealed the all-new, second generation 4 Series Convertible, 35 years after the very first 3 Series Convertible was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new four-seater continues the tradition of exhilarating open-air motoring, rightfully deserving “The Ultimate Driving Machine” moniker with its modern styling, low-slung shoulder line, cutting-edge technology and performance.

Electrify America launches solar-powered vehicle charging stations

(September 30, 2020) RESTON, Va. — Electrify America, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County. This infrastructure is an important part of Electrify America’s commitment to expand access to clean and financially sustainable EV charging to low-income, disadvantaged, and rural communities within the state of California.

2021 Infiniti Q50 adds revised standard features, package content

(September 30, 2020) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 2021 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan adds a new grade level designation and upgrades to standard and optional package content. The Q50 is now offered in a choice of four grade levels: the previously available Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400, along with new Sensory. The 2021 Q50 starts at $36,600 for the RWD and $38,600 for the AWD.

A New Yorker in North Carolina

Chrysler produced a wide variety of models for 1966 with a little more than a quarter million sales ranking ninth on the production list just behind Rambler/AMC and about 70,000 units ahead of Lincoln. The most popular was the New Yorker as pictured here. The standard engine was a 340 horsepower 6.8-liter V-8. This 4-door hardtop example was found in eastern North Carolina.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

2021 UX Black Line Special Edition brings A game

(September 30, 2020) PLANO, Texas — In 2021, the UX 250h gets the Black Line treatment with unique touches of style and refinement both inside and out.  Based on the hybrid model, the UX Black Line Special Edition is an optimal pairing of hybrid performance and design to set guests apart as they drive around town.

Ford F-150's new hybrid powertrain makes 430 hp, 570 lb.-ft. of torque

(September 30, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich., — With 43 years of F-Series reigning as best-selling truck in America, the all-new Ford F-150 continues to set standards. No other full-size light-duty pickup can match its maximum conventional towing or payload, and no other truck provides the electrified power and capability of the available 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid offering the most horsepower and torque in the F-150 lineup.

A 'stylish' driveway in Utah

This "stylish" driveway in Utah includes two automotive oddities — a Yugo (once called the "worst car in history"), and a modified Subaru BRAT — that are hard to find out in the wild let alone as a pair in one driveway. The BRAT — short for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter — was sold from 1978 to 1994 in the U.S. It was motivated by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder making 67 horsepower. It was increased to 73 hp in later years. And Subaru made a turbocharged 93 hp variant available in its final years. The Yugo was built in communist Yugoslavia and marketed in the U.S. from 1985 to 1992 by Malcolm Bricklin. Its 55 hp engine could take the little car from 0-to-60 in 14 seconds. Its ultimate downfall came in the early 90s when it performed poorly in crash test scores.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Polestar announces plans for concept Precept to enter production

(September 29, 2020) BEIJING, China — Polestar has confirmed it will put the Precept into production. Revealed earlier this year, the Polestar Precept started life as a manifesto to illustrate the brand’s future vision and was described as a commitment car, not a concept car. Showcasing the Swedish electric performance brand’s future design direction, Precept also highlights Polestar’s path for digital technology and the use of innovative sustainable materials, inside and out.

Toyota launches marketing campaign for all-new 2021 Venza

(September 29, 2020) PLANO, Texas  — Built for the seekers of new experiences and adventures, Toyota’s all-new 2021 Venza delivers on this quest, empowering drivers to discover the unlimited possibilities that await them on the road ahead. Today, Toyota celebrates Venza with the launch of the “Seekers of New” marketing campaign.

“The new campaign beautifully highlights the best that Venza has to offer,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America.