August 2021

Audi saying goodbye to combustion engines on the road to electric mobility

(August 31, 2021) INGOLSTADT, Germany — Production of Audi’s final new combustion engine model will start in just four years. Beginning in 2026, the premium brand will only release models onto the market that are powered purely by electricity. The manufacturer will phase out the production of internal combustion engines by 2033. In order to become a leading provider of net-zero  carbon mobility, Audi is also optimizing every link in its value chain and, moreover, committing itself to the expansion of renewable energy.

Aston Martin launches 'No Time To Die' campaign; unveils giant Corgi box

(August 31, 2021) LONDON — With only a month until the release of the 25th Bond movie, Aston Martin launched its No Time To Die campaign with an exclusive screening of its No Time To Die TV spot, against the backdrop of London’s Battersea Power Station. No Time To Die, to be released globally in September, features four iconic Aston Martin models from past, present and future.

Designing the most sophisticated Volkswagen GTI yet

(August 31, 2021) HERNDON, Va. — In its eighth generation, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI offers more power and driving sophistication than ever before. To bring the car to life, Volkswagen designers took on a major challenge—how to create a new look that conveyed the updated performance of the new GTI, without breaking the historic links dating back to the first hot hatch models.

Enhanced 2022 Taycan — Greater connectivity and more customization

(August 30, 2021) ATLANTA — The 2022 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo which are due to arrive at U.S. dealers towards the end of this year will feature a number of enhancements. Significant upgrades include the integration of Android Auto in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, as well as the availability of Remote Park Assist as an option for the first time on the Taycan. With this new optional assistance system, the process of parking the car can be controlled via a smartphone, without the driver needing to be at the wheel. 

Jeep debuts Tuscadero paint color to showcase passionate side of Wrangler

(August 30, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — With a nod to nostalgia and to honor those with a passionate spirit, the Jeep brand is adding the bold, head-turning Tuscadero exterior paint color to 2021 Jeep Wrangler models. The boisterous new Tuscadero, a deep and intense chromatic magenta, joins a lengthy lineup of vivid, special-run colors that add customization and appeal to the Jeep Wrangler with a special color palette straight from the factory.

American muscle to be featured at Dallas auction

1963 Ford Falcon Futura

(August 30, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Sept. 8-11 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, customs and more set to cross the auction block. With an annual auction held in Dallas dating back to 2011, Mecum has consistently found the Texas market to be a strong and welcoming one year after year.