June 2021

Volvo Concept Recharge a manifesto for Volvo's electric future

(July 1, 2021) For Volvo Cars, electrification is more than simply a shift in powertrains. It represents a new paradigm in car design, and the Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for the next generation of all-electric Volvos. True to the heritage of Scandinavian design, Concept Recharge has the mantra of "less but better" at its core.

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder has fastest acceleration in testing

(June 30, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder has the best acceleration of any pursuit-rated police vehicle tested, helping law enforcement officers respond quickly to emergencies. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department test data, as well as preliminary test results from Michigan State Police, show the 2021 F-150 Police Responder, America’s only pursuit-rated pickup truck, had the fastest 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph and quarter-mile times of any law enforcement vehicle, including SUVs and sedans.

State Farm, Ford work toward improving safety, cost of vehicle ownership

(June 30, 2021) As vehicle technology and safety systems continue to evolve, State Farm and Ford are working together for the benefit of their shared customers. State Farm and Ford completed a yearlong pilot project in which the companies shared vehicle build data to better understand how certain safety features impact claims.

Mini USA makes SiriusXM standard feature on full 2022 model year lineup

(June 30, 2021) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Mini USA and SiriusXM have announced that SiriusXM’s leading audio entertainment service is now a standard feature in all Mini models sold in the United States, beginning with model year 2022 vehicles that are on sale now. Mini owners also receive a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM’s All Access package with the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.

Ram marks 10 years of luxury pick-ups with 1500 Limited Anniversary Edition

(June 29, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ram is commemorating a decade of luxury pickup truck leadership by introducing the new 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition. The Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition joins the lineup and "raises the world’s benchmark again for upscale pickup trucks."

LA Auto Show returns with diverse range of vehicles and brands

(June 29, 2021) LOS ANGELES — Leading auto and lifestyle in-person event, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), has confirmed a strong return to the LA Convention Center in November. One million square feet of indoor and outdoor space will showcase the dynamic and evolving auto industry at its best, as startup and established brands participate to deliver the widest range of vehicles and experiences of any auto show in North America this year.

Honda offers lineup of California green sticker-compliant dirt bikes

(June 28, 2021) Honda continues to offer a number of dirt bike models that meet the California Air Resources Board's new emissions standards for 2022 model-year and later off-highway vehicles. CARB's updated rules eliminate new Red Sticker vehicle sales for model year 2022 and onward. Model-year 2022 and later off-highway vehicles that are not Green Sticker compliant will not be allowed to operate in California SVRAs (State Vehicular Recreation Area).