January 2023

Mazda debuts 2024 Mazda CX-90 3-row with electrified powertrains

(February 1, 2023) IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda North American Operations has introduced the first-ever 2024 Mazda CX-90. Built on Mazda's all-new large platform, the three-row crossover represents the company's new flagship vehicle with wider, longer, and more aggressive proportions that perfectly blend its high-performance appearance with world-class refinement. Mazda CX-90 is available with all-new electrified powertrains, including an inline 6 turbo and a plug-in hybrid, that offer drivers enhanced performance and efficiency.

Last available Bugatti powered by the legendary W16 engine to be auctioned

(January 31, 2023) On Feb. 1, the Bugatti Chiron Profilée, will be auctioned in Paris by RM Sotheby’s. With production of all Bugatti models — the recently launched W16 Mistral, the Bolide and all Chiron models – being sold out, this auction represents the final opportunity to become one of the few worldwide custodians able to enjoy a Bugatti hyper sports car and its iconic W16 engine directly from the Atelier in Molsheim.

Ford to reduce 2023 Mustang Mach-E prices, increase production

(January 31, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — With its new EV supply chain coming online, Ford is significantly increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this year to help reduce customer wait times and to take advantage of streamlined costs to reduce prices across the board, making Mustang Mach-E even more accessible to customers and keeping it competitive in the marketplace.

Toyota holds on to title as world's top-selling automaker

(January 30, 2023) TOKYO — Toyota sold 10.5 million vehicles in 2022, it said, defending its title as the world's top-selling automaker for a third straight year. This according to Automotive News. Toyota said global sales for the group, including truck unit Hino Motors and small-car maker Daihatsu, inched down 0.1 percent as record overseas sales of 8.6 million vehicles helped offset a 9.6 percent dip in its home market to 1.9 million.

Chevrolet reveals Corvette Z06 GT3.R for 2024 competition

High-performance GT3 race car
focused on customer teams

(January 30, 2023) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chevrolet has debuted the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R race car, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Making its public debut at Daytona International Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Rolex 24, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is Chevrolet’s first race car that fully meets FIA technical regulations for GT3 cars.

McLaren Scottsdale opens company's largest retail store in the Americas

(January 30, 2023) McLaren Scottsdale, part of the Mike Ward Automotive Group, has opened a new, state of the art McLaren retail and service facility— now the company’s biggest in the Americas market — on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Totaling 35,000 square feet and representing a significant investment, the facility is located at 7881 East Gray Rd, Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Barrett-Jackson surpasses $150 million raised for charity to date

(January 28, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson surpassed the $150 million milestone in total dollars raised for charity to date. With 100 percent of the hammer price going directly to charity, the milestone was achieved with the sale of a 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count’s Kustoms Edition that sold for $350,000 on Friday afternoon to benefit Camp Freedom, Inc. during the 2023 Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Kevin Bacon and daughter star in new ads featuring Ioniq 6

(January 28, 2023) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. —As the electric vehicle journey continues to evolve, making the switch can be overwhelming to some consumers, but Hyundai has thought of everything to turn the EV transition into a lifestyle transformation — and they are highlighting that in the national marketing campaign for the all-new all-electric Ioniq 6. The campaign’s theme, “It’s Time to Go Electric,” will come to life in broadcast and social media commercials starring Kevin Bacon and his daughter Sosie Bacon. The first ad will air during professional football’s conference championship games Sunday (Jan. 29).