August 2023

All-electric Acura ZDX will light up Monterey Car Week

(August 4, 2023) Acura is accelerating toward its electrified future with the world debut of the all-electric 2024 ZDX on Aug.17, during the famed Monterey Car Week. Styled at the Acura Design Studio in Southern California, the dramatically sculpted SUV reflects many of the exterior themes previewed with the Acura Precision EV Concept, including an eye-catching illuminated evolution of Acura’s Diamond Pentagon grille.

2024 Nissan Titan pricing starts at $47,665

(August 4, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2024 Nissan Titan is on sale now with a starting price of $47,665 including  $1,895 destination charge. New for this model year, Titan adds an SV Bronze Edition Package. This adds black and bronze visual enhancements, including bronze 20-inch wheels, a gloss-black front grille surround and black front bumper, a sport bar and Bronze Edition floor mats. The Bronze Edition Package costs $2,980.

Station wagon Falcon style

This circa 1960-1963 Ford Falcon wagon was found in a salvage yard in Maricopa, Ariz. It's from the first-generation Falcon, which was built from 1960-1963. Standard on the compact-sized Falcon was a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine making 95 horsepower. A 3-speed manual was the standard transmission, with a 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic as optional. Station wagons came in two-door and four-door versions.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

600-vehicle Mecum Monterey auction set for Aug. 17-19

(August 4, 2023) The Veloce, Schnell & Fast Sports Car Collection, The Don Williams Estate Collection and a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster are just a few of the selections to headline the superb array of classics, supercars, European sports cars and more consigned to the Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction, Mecum Monterey 2023, which marks the return of the world’s largest collector car auction company to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 17-19.

Chevrolet drops base trim of 2024 Blazer EV ahead of sales

(August 3, 2023) Chevrolet has decided not to build an entry-level 1LT trim on the new 2024 Blazer EV, pushing the starting price of the electric midsize crossover above the $45,000 mark it originally was targeting., according to Automotive News. A front-wheel-drive version of the Blazer EV 2LT, scheduled to arrive next year, will be the base model instead, Chevy said. Blazer EV shipments to dealerships began this week with an all-wheel-drive RS trim that starts at $60,215 including shipping.

Unplugged Performance’s UPfit debuts its first Tesla police car

(August 3 2023) HAWTHORNE, Calif.  — Electric Vehicle up fitting pioneer Unplugged Performance has unveiled their inaugural Tesla Model Y Police vehicle to launch their new fleet division, “UPfit.” The UPfit patrol vehicle represents the first public viewing of UPfit’s contributions towards the next generation of police vehicles and made its world debut this past weekend at the world’s largest Tesla gathering, Tesla Takeover in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Toyota Indiana celebrates Grand Highlander with donation

(August 3, 2023) PRINCETON, Ind. — Toyota Indiana this week celebrated the start of production of the first-ever Grand Highlander, an all-new three row SUV. In 2021, Toyota announced an $803 million investment in Indiana to produce two all-new SUV’s. First up, the 2024 Grand Highlander, featuring the latest technology, a spacious, adult-sized third row, and plenty of cargo space for family adventures.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser returns to its origin

Toyota’s longest-running nameplate
is back in North American market

(August 2, 2023) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  —  Toyota’s off-road icon and longest-running nameplate is making a comeback to North America for the 2024 model year, returning to its rugged origin. Since its introduction in the U.S. market in 1958, the Land Cruiser evolved over the years from the legendary two-door models like the 40 Series with its fold-down front windshield, white roof, and rear jump seats to the capable yet fully loaded 200 Series, which was the last generation to be sold in the States and combined Land Cruiser’s strength with premium luxury features.

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron injects more performance into Audi's luxury electric SUV

(August 3, 2023) HERNDON, Va. — The 2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron has arrived, adding an extra dose of performance to Audi’s flagship luxury electric SUV. Augmenting the sophisticated luxury and everyday usability found in the new Q8 e-tron, the SQ8 e-tron provides improved acceleration, increased handling dynamics, and elevated traction capabilities thanks to its three-motor quattro drivetrain.