August 2023

Hyundai reveals 2024 Sonata for the North American market

More aggressive exterior design;
new curved dash display inside

(September 1, 2023) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has launched the enhanced 2024 Sonata midsize sedan that will be available at dealers this winter. José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, said that Hyundai has a strong history of regularly updating its Sonata lineup and exceeding customer expectations.

Hyundai unveils refreshed 2024 Elantra lineup for North America

(September 1, 2023) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai launched the refreshed 2024 Elantra compact sedan for the North American market this week. Simon Loasby, designer and head of the Hyundai Style Group at Hyundai Motor Company, walked viewers through the design upgrades. José Muñoz, president and Global COO of Hyundai and president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America elaborated on the resurgence of consumer interest in sedans.

Jeep announces sale of five-millionth Wrangler

Five-millionth owner will receive
$5,000 worth of Jeep Performance Parts

(August 31, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Jeep brand has announced the sale of the five-millionth Jeep Wrangler, a 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon 20th Anniversary Edition in Earl exterior paint, which was bought by a customer in Camden, N. J. The owner will receive $5,000 worth of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar and lifetime Jeep Wave customer care benefits.

Alfa Romeo announces return of the legendary 33 Stradale

(August 31, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Alfa Romeo has announced the rebirth of the “fuoriserie” (custom-built) 33 Stradale, a genuine manifesto of the Italian brand’s capabilities — now and in the future — in terms of style and driving experience. With only 33 units, aligned with a unique artisan process, the new two-seater coupé combines Alfa Romeo’s heritage and future as a symbol of noble Italian sportsmanship.

Massive 1975-76 Lincoln at rest

This fifth-generation 1975-76 Lincoln Continental, which stretched out 232 inches with a 127-inch wheelbase, was outfitted with a 206-horsepower V-8. Published 0-to-60 time was 12.6 seconds with a top speed of 114 mph. Gas mileage averaged 12 mpg. This example was found residing — perhaps permanently — behind a fenced-in lot in South Carolina. (Photo by Ralph Gable)

Special edition 2024 VW Golf GTI 380 celebrates the manual transmission

(August 31, 2023) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America has announced the 2024 Golf GTI 380, a special equipment set standard on every 2024 manual-transmission GTI. Available exclusively in the North American market, this special-edition build combination celebrates the heritage of the manual transmission in VW’s hot hatches during the final year of three-pedal production for Golf GTI and Golf R.

Aeromotive announces Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank for 1967-72 Chevy C10 trucks

(August 30, 2023) The latest addition to Aeromotive’s Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank lineup is designed specifically for the hugely popular 1967-72 Chevrolet C10 truck. This rear-mount configuration allows builders to easily replace the in-cab fuel tank with a 17-gallon tank positioned behind the rear axle and between the frame rails.

Ford Pro expands charging solutions revealing lineup of chargers

(August 30, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, has revealed new charging hardware added to its suite of end-to-end solutions to help make it easier for commercial customers to transition their fleets to electric. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options are designed for commercial vehicle use and packed with new features.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival honors Chrysler brand

(August 30, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Lime Rock Park Historic Festival is spotlighting the Chrysler brand as an honored marque at the 41st edition of the prestigious event, scheduled for Aug 31.-Sept. 4, at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Ralph Gilles, Stellantis chief design officer, will also serve as grand marshal at the event.