October 2022

Mopar charges into SEMA with three new custom concept vehicles

(November 1, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Mopar is charging into this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas with three new head-turning concept vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories. SEMA runs from today through Nov. 4.

Hyundai's XCIENT fuel cell fleet racks up 5 million kilometers

(October 31, 2022) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Company has announced that its fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland has accumulated more than 5 million km (3.1 million miles) in two years. Starting in 2020, the company exported 47 units of the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial trucks to 23 Swiss companies, which are using them for logistics, distribution and supermarket fulfillment.

Maserati and Barbie join forces for an unprecedented collaboration

(October 31, 2022) MILAN, Italy — Italian luxury icon Maserati has unveiled an unprecedented collaboration with Mattel, Inc.’s Barbie, driven by the mutual desire to break boundaries and showcase the unique flair of both brands. Both immediately recognizable by their extraordinary personality and signature style, Maserati and Barbie unleashed their creativity in a masterpiece of timeless design and bold character, inspired by the Barbiecore phenomenon.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates four decades

(October 30, 2022) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America has announced the 2023 Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition, available exclusively in the North American market. The GTI has defined the term “hot hatch” in the United States since its arrival in the form of the Rabbit GTI in 1983. With a run of approximately 1,500 units for the U.S., the 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates the model’s four-decade history while showing off the best of the current eighth generation.

New 2023 Honda CR-V fourth-generation hybrid production begins

(October 29, 2022) Associates at multiple Honda plants in North America celebrated earlier this week as mass production of the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V hybrid began at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM), featuring a new two-motor hybrid system produced at Honda’s Ohio Transmission Plant (TMP-O), and a newly refined Atkinson-cycle engine unique to hybrid models that is made at the Anna Engine Plant (AEP) in Ohio.   

Felicity Jones leads Aston Martin campaign celebrating power of DBX707

(October 28, 2022) GAYDON, UK — Aston Martin has launched its most significant product marketing campaign of 2022, with its benchmark-setting luxury SUV DBX707 the star of a new cinematic film featuring acclaimed British actor Felicity Jones. The emotive creative, shot amongst the intense British landscape of Dartmoor National Park, features the BAFTA and Academy Award nominated actor delivering a powerful monologue to camera as an Aston Martin Racing Green DBX707 appears on the horizon and roars into its commanding role.

2023 Ford Escape 'more stylish and smarter than ever'

(October 28, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — Equipped better than ever before to conquer daily adventures — from heavy traffic to lunch with co-workers or maneuvering into the last parking space on the block — the new Ford Escape SUV is ready to shine in the city and for quick getaways. Ford has given the compact SUV a thorough makeover that includes a stylish new ST-Line series, available 13.2 inch display with cloud-connected SYNC 4 Technology and new advanced driver-assistance system technologies. 

Dodge dials up ‘Last Call’ horsepower locator

(October 28, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ordering is now open for the 2023 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. Dodge is also launching a new Horsepower Locator online tool to help Brotherhood of Muscle members make the “Last Call” for the model of their choice as the brand marks the end of the two iconic vehicles in their current forms.

Kia recalling 2008-2009 Sportage for fire risk

(October 27, 2022) Kia said it will recall 71,000 2008-2009 model year Sportage vehicles in the U.S. previously recalled in 2016 for fire risks and is advising owners to park outside until repairs are completed. Kia said the recall fix is currently under development that will address the risk of a fire originating from around the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit that could occur while parked or driving.

New F SPORT variations, multimedia on 2023 Lexus ES starting at $43,640

(October 27, 2022) PLANO, Texas — The Lexus ES continues to offer customers many choices to fit their personalized interests, passions and lifestyles for the 2023 model year. As the top-selling sedan in the brand’s lineup, the Lexus ES returns for 2023 with the Lexus Interface multimedia system, a redesigned center console and new trim and material options. The ES family is also expanding this year with the introduction of F SPORT Design and Handling, complete with styling and performance upgrades making for an exhilarating grade.