July 2022

Chevrolet introduces all-new mid-sized Colorado for 2023

(July 31, 2022) DETROIT — Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2023 Colorado offering customers greater performance, capability and customization, plus a refreshed exterior and interior design. Designers and engineers focused on three key categories to take the Colorado to the next level: elevated design, enhanced performance and new and useful technology. Each category weaves into a streamlined lineup built around a single wheelbase and single cab configuration to create a unified Colorado pickup family.

Mercedes-Benz USA announces pricing for all-new Mercedes-AMG SL

(July 30, 2022) The highly anticipated 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL represents the rebirth of an icon, returning to its roots with a classic soft top and sporty character, as well as a luxurious 2+2 seat roadster suitable for everyday use. With its stunning design, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional driving characteristics, the new 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL sets a new standard in the luxury sports car segment.

Honda video shows design team progress on Prologue EV

(July 30, 2022) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda has released a new video showcasing how its Los Angeles-based Honda Design team led the exterior and interior styling of the all-new Prologue battery electric SUV launching in 2024. Project leader Jiro Ikeda leveraged his 30-years of design experience to assemble a team of talented young designers to develop an SUV motif that is modern and fresh, with clean and simple surface lines — imagined as "Neo-Rugged."

BlueCruise Ford Power-Up software update creates hands-free driving

(July 29, 2022) DEARBORN, Mi, July 28 – Ford BlueCruise is sweeping North America with F-15, Mustang Mach-E and other Ford vehicle customers accumulating 10.6 million miles of hands-free highway driving since the technology launched in July 2021. And now Ford Power-Up software updates are bringing BlueCruise to even more customers who bought vehicles before the technology launched.

Ford unveils America’s first electric pickup purpose-built for police

(July 29, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Pro continues to help guide cities into an electrified, software-driven world with the launch of America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police: the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle. Ford has been providing police departments with the vehicles they need to protect and serve communities for more than 70 years.

Bond movie stunt cars up for auction

(July 28, 2022) LONDON — Defender, Range Rover and Jaguar stunt cars from No Time To Die are among lots being auctioned to mark 60 years of James Bond films. Two Defenders and a Range Rover Sport SVR will be offered, led by a Defender 110 (estimate: £300,000-£500,000) famed for its all-terrain stunt scenes in No Time To Die. Its sale will benefit the British Red Cross. The auction lot has the unique VIN (vehicle identification number) 007. One of 10 Defenders used during filming, it was also used in promotional activity ahead of the film’s release.

Hyundai and Kia to develop lunar surface exploration mobility

(July 28, 2022) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor and Kia, who have pioneered endless possibilities for mobility expansion through innovative technologies such as robotics and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), are now expanding their vision beyond the bounds of Earth and into space. Hyundai and Kia announced on July 27 that they signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon.