February 2022

Orders now open for New 2022 Jeep Compass Altitude Package

(February 21, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The new 2022 Jeep Compass is getting another bold look based on customer requests for more custom looks from the factory. The Altitude Appearance Package, now available for order, delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability with unique Gloss Black exterior accents and features.

Rebirth of an icon — Countdown launched for the electric ID. Buzz

(February 21, 2022) HANOVER, Germany — The world premiere of the ID. BUZZ concept car at the Detroit International Auto Show in January 2017 triggered a sensational response around the globe. The positive feedback made only one decision possible: the concept car had to go into production. Five intensive years of development work followed. Now the time has come: the ID. Buzz is ready for primetime. Volkswagen is activating the countdown for a double world premiere: on March 9, the all-electric ‘Bus will be unveiled as the ID. Buzz (5-seater) and Buzz Cargo (van).

Morgan uses drone to provide a unique insight into its 108-year-old factory

(February 21, 2022) MALVERN, England — Morgan Motor Company has provided a unique insight into its iconic production facility, with the release of a First-Person View (FPV) drone video. Showcasing the 108-year-old factory in Malvern, Worcestershire, the video takes viewers through each workshop, and follows the route taken by the Plus Four and Plus Six as the sports cars are built.

Bentley expands 3D printing to produce thousands of new components

(February 19, 2022) CREWE, England — Bentley Motors has shared details of the impact of a £3 million investment to double its Additive Manufacturing (AM) capacity at the company’s headquarters in Crewe where all Bentley models are built. A state-of-the-art AM facility has been applied to a wide range of uses, producing more than 15,000 components in 2021 alone. This expansion will also enable Bentley to utilise advanced technology to create 3D printed vehicle components and even greater personalization in customer cars.    

Volkswagen reveals design pictures for second-generation Amarok

(February 19, 2022) The new Amarok pickup from Volkswagen will be launched on the global market in 2022 with numerous new features. These include driver assistance systems that are new in this segment and will make daily driving much more comfortable for future Amarok customers in Europe. The new generation ‘wolf’ will be endowed with better off- road characteristics than previous generations thanks to greater ground clearance.

Mini USA adds Brick Lane Edition to robust special edition lineup

(February 18, 2022) WOODCLIFF LAKE,  N.J.   — Mini USA has announced the addition of a fourth special edition to already robust special edition lineup — The Mini Brick Lane Edition.  Inspired by London’s home of street art, the Heart of the East End, where the city’s most vibrant bustle of sounds, colors and tastes takes place, the Mini Brick Lane Edition has individuality as its trademark. The 2022 Mini Brick Lane edition will hit U.S. dealers in March as both Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door, with a starting price of $36,525 for the Hardtop 2 Door and $37,525 for the Hardtop 4 Door, including destination charge.

Subaru announces pricing of the all-new 2022 WRX starting at $30,980

(February 18, 2022) Subaru of America has announced pricing on the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX. The fifth-generation sports car comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and is powered by a new 2.4-liter turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine. Newly available for this year is the tablet-style 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Plus infotainment system and the latest generation EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The 2022 WRX arrives in retailers this Spring and is available in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited, and new GT.