November 2020

Volkswagen to discontinue Passat mid-sized sedan in 2023

(December 1, 2020) The long-running mid-sized Volkswagen Passat will be discontinued in the United States by 2023, according to news sources. The Passat is built in Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant and will reportedly be replaced on the production line by the all-electric ID4. While sales of the Passat were up 25 percent during the first three quarters of 2020, only 16,190 units were produced.

Honda unveils all-new Rebel 1100 for 2021

(November 30, 2020) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda has announced an all-new midsize cruiser model — the Rebel 1100 — to be powered by a water-cooled, parallel-twin engine and offered for the 2021 model year. Introducing new technology to the cruiser category, including Honda’s advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) — the model was conceptualized and developed following a “Relax and Excite” design theme, and is notable for its ability to suit a variety of rider types and deliver wide-ranging riding experiences.

Jaguar recognizes the jaguar on Giving Tuesday Dec. 1

(November 30, 2020) MAHWAH, N.J.  — International Jaguar Day, marked each year on Nov. 29, recognizes the magnificence of the jaguar and the need to protect it from extinction. Today, Jaguar North America, announced its efforts to help raise awareness for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to protect this mighty big cat of the Americas.

New-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris gets numerous upgrades

(November 30, 2020) ATLANTA — A proven expert for various trades, commerce and services: the success of the Mercedes-Benz Metris is based on strengths such as versatility, flexibility and a balanced price to performance ratio. Now extensively updated, the new version is even more attractive. Highlights for the facelift include new products and features in infotainment, driver assistance systems as well as enhancements to the design. The new generation Metris will arrive in U.S. dealerships the first half of 2021.

Mecum Las Vegas auction achieves $13 million in sales

2006 Ford GT

(November 29, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ forward momentum achieved another thrust with a successful live classic and collector car auction event earlier this month in Las Vegas, as a group of 431 vehicles crossed the auction block. With bids pouring in from both live, on-site auction participants as well as those who opted to bid online from the comfort of home, the Mecum Las Vegas auction saw 316 vehicles hammer sold for a 73% sell-through rate and $13 million in overall sales.

Rolls-Royce lights up with Neon Nights paint trilogy

(November 29, 2020) Rolls-Royce will build a limited number of wildly colorful versions of its Cullinan, Dawn and Wraith. The colors form a new collection known as Neon Nights and follow a similar collection known as Pastel that was unveiled during 2019’s Monterey Car Week. The earlier collection proved so popular that Rolls-Royce decided to do it again, but this time with bolder hues.

A unique project — Ducati Diavel 126L Lamborghini

(November 27, 2020) Automobili Lamborghini and Ducati have announced the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini — born from the collaboration between two prestigious brands, the motorcycle is made in a limited and numbered edition of 630 units, celebrating the cooperation between the two organizations and appealing to both motorcyclists and collectors from all over the world.