March 2022

High-performance Subaru WRX STI gets red flagged

Current generation Subaru WRX STI

(March 14, 2022) Subaru has just done what most enthusiasts would have considered unthinkable. The company announced that there will not be a high-performance STI variant of the recently redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX. Instead, Subaru is looking at potentially electrifying the next-generation WRX STI.

Volvo rolls out new automated vehicle-inspection technology

(March 12, 2022) MAHWAH, N.J.  — Volvo Car USA is rolling out a new program to equip U.S. retailers with automated vehicle-inspection systems that aim to improve customer satisfaction and business efficiencies to further strengthen the Swedish automaker’s reputation for product quality and safety.  High-speed, camera-based systems from Israel-based UVeye utilize artificial-intelligence and machine-learning technologies to check tires, underbody components and vehicle exteriors for defects, missing parts and other safety-related issues.

Volvo Cars to open new 700-job tech hub in Stockholm

(March 11, 2022) Volvo Cars is expanding its presence in Stockholm by investing in a tech hub in the center of Sweden’s capital, creating a workspace for more than 700 professionals skilled in software engineering, data science and analytics, product management, online business and user experience. The tech hub is an expansion of Volvo Cars’ current downtown Stockholm location and will build on the company’s established competence in online sales and software product development, which are key focus areas for the company in its ongoing transformation.

2023 Acura Integra — Premium performance gateway for a new generation

(March 11, 2022 TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2023 Integra returns one of the brand's most iconic nameplates to the Acura lineup, delivering a premium, exhilarating driving experience and a sleek liftback design to a new generation of enthusiast drivers. A premium sport compact inspired by the fun-to-drive spirit of previous Integras, the all-new model will arrive at dealers this spring with a starting price of about $30,000, to become the new performance gateway of the Acura brand.

Toyota Mirai ups future tech with Toyota Teammate Advanced Driver Assistance

(March 11, 2022) PLANO, Texas — Toyota’s second-generation Mirai, a premium rear-wheel drive luxury fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), makes another leap into the future of driving with available Toyota Teammate advanced driver assistance technology for model year 2022. Toyota Teammate is built around the philosophy that people and vehicles can work in partnership to achieve safe, convenient and efficient mobility.

Mecum Houston Collector Car Auction returns with 180 American classics

1967 Ford Econoline Mystery Machine

(March 11, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — An eclectic selection of nearly 180 American classics, muscle cars, Corvettes, trucks, customs, motorcycles and replica movie cars from The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection at no reserve will headline the estimated 1,000 vehicles expected to cross the auction block at Mecum Houston 2022 at Houston’s NRG Center this March 31-April 2.

Ford Pro adds new charging hardware for commercial EV customers

(March 10, 2022) INDIANAPOLIS — Ford Pro is aiming to create a smooth transition for commercial customers into an electric future by providing a one-stop shop for fleet operations and investing in key areas of the business. The latest is the launch of six new home and depot chargers to its end-to-end portfolio of charging solutions.