August 2023

Porsche introduces 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe

V8 plus E-Motor develop 729 hp
and 700 lb.-ft. of system power

(August 30, 2023) ATLANTA — After the introduction of the third generation Cayenne earlier this year, Porsche is expanding the model line with a new variant. As in the previous model generation, the most powerful Cayenne is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. On the new Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid, Porsche has further improved the hybrid technology and improved electric range and power significantly, which benefits both everyday usability and performance.

GM launches effort to bring assisted driving education to consumers

(August 29, 2023) DETROIT — General Motors has launched “Hands Free, Eyes On,” a consumer education program to encourage consumer confidence in the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as part of GM’s larger commitment to the safe deployment of these technologies, like Super Cruise. To avoid concern and confusion about the benefits of ADAS as they become more widely available, GM intends to give consumers more information so that they are informed, excited and confident in the technology.

Mercedes-Benz to open its first high-power charging stations worldwide

Mercedes' goal to expand its global
network to over 2,000 points in 2024

(August 29, 2023) Mercedes-Benz opens its first high-power charging stations this fall, implementing its far-reaching plans to expand its global charging infrastructure. Starting in October, the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs will go into operation in Atlanta, Chengdu (China) and Mannheim (Germany). By the end of 2024, Mercedes-Benz aims to further expand its global charging network to over 2,000 high-power charging points. The long-term goal is to create more than 2,000 Charging Hubs with over 10,000 charging points by the end of the decade.

Jeep vehicles Upfit by AEV fuel passion of off-road enthusiasts

(August 28, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is expanding availability of upfit packages for the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler. Earlier this year, AEV upfitted a limited number of 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary models with their Level II package, boasting 37-inch tires and legendary levels of capability. Customer response was so enthusiastic that this package sold out in two hours.

All-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma makes big screen debut in 'Blue Beetle'

(August 28, 2023) PLANO, Texas — On the heels of the highly anticipated reveal of the 2024 Tacoma, Toyota teamed up with DC’s newest Super Hero in his debut movie, “Blue Beetle,” which made its world premiere in theaters last week. The action-packed movie, filled with heart and humor, features multiple generations of Tacoma as Jaime Reyes is forever changed when an ancient piece of alien technology, the Scarab, transforms the college grad into the hero The Blue Beetle.

GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser Upfit — Overlanding possibilities

(August 28, 2023) BEND, Ore. — EarthCruiser has announced the unveiling of the all-electric GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser –– an overland upfit solution from EarthCruiser. This EarthCruiser upfit sets a new standard in zero-tailpipe emission overlanding possibilities through its full integration onto the Hummer EV Pickup chassis to offer adventurers the perfect blend of state-of-the-art technology, innovation and comfort to explore on- or off-road.

Kia Niro SX Touring Hybrid

All-new hybrid delivers
fantastic fuel efficiency

By Jim Prueter

(August 27, 2023) In a world of lookalike vehicles few standout with an uncommon yet attractive design appeal. It's easy to see that one could make a legitimate claim that the throughly redesigned 2023 Kia Niro is one of them. Part hatchback, part wagon and part SUV, there's design cues from its Kia sibling the Soul. Undoubtedly the most exclusive and unique aspect of its exterior is the contrasting black colored "Aero Blade" with its slight protrusion across the rear-most pillar that directs airflow through and around it toward the rear hatchback.

Remains of a '63 Chevy

This 1963 Chevrolet was found in South Carolina. The base engine was a 135-horsepower 6-cylinder. It cost $110 more to upgrade to a 170-horsepower V-8.
(Photo by Ralph Gable)

Large array of collectible vehicles set for Barrett-Jackson New Orleans

1966 Lincoln Continental convertible

(August 26, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is bringing a docket filled with a spectacular array of collectible vehicles for the inaugural New Orleans Auction, Sept. 28-30, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. From mid-engine exotics like a 2005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000 to a custom 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible from the golden era of American Muscle, the inaugural New Orleans Auction will be the perfect bookend to another remarkable auction year for Barrett-Jackson.