September 2023

Under 20 grand — 2024 Nissan Versa least expensive new car in U.S.

Starting at $17,225, compact sedan
offers safety and connectivity tech

(September 29, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Offering outstanding value with the most standard safety technology in its class, plus best-in-class front legroom and headroom, the 2024 Nissan Versa is on sale now from a starting at $17,225 including destination charge — the lowest starting price of any new car in America. The top-of-the-line SR trim level comes in at $21,235.

2023 Honda Civic Type R — It's baaaaack ......... Honda's track-ready hot hatch

By Jim Prueter

(October 1, 2023) Honda's highly desirable high performance oriented Civic Type R (for Race) makes a return for 2023 after a one-year hiatus. Dating back to 2017, the Type R has had one of the most unique purpose built design and styling packages on the market for a relatively affordable price. That is if you are able to find a Honda dealer that hasn't added a sizable "market adjustment" upping the price of the window sticker by as much as an additional $20,000 or more.

Honda introduces electric Prologue SUV with 300-mile range

(September 30, 2023) With a name symbolizing the key role it plays in the company’s electrification strategy, the all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue is a spacious, adventure-ready midsize SUV. With an anticipated EPA range rating of 300 miles, DC fast charging capability and a neo-rugged design, the Prologue is ready to take on adventures around town and outside the city limits.

Electrify America opens fast EV charging station at Grand Canyon visitor center

(September 29, 2023) Electrify America, the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network for electric vehicles (EV), has announced the opening of a charging station at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center giving EV drivers a convenient and hyper-fast charging solution.

Everyone wins a good seat in Lexus TX ad campaign

(September 28, 2023) PLANO, Texas — For far too long, the seat chosen in an SUV has set the tone for the journey ahead. Passengers are often left battling for the best seat, fighting for access to a USB plug in the front row or playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to avoid a cramped third row seat. In its new marketing campaign for the first-ever 2024 TX, Lexus embraces a new family pecking order where everyone wins. Whether a passenger prefers to sit in the front, the back, or somewhere in the middle, the TX doesn’t compromise on space, comfort, technology, or luxury.

All-new 2024 Kia EV9 starts at $54,900

Kia’s first three-row SUV EV
set to arrive in the fourth quarter

(September 28, 2023) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia America has announced the base price for the all-new 2024 Kia EV9, Kia’s first three-row SUV EV.  Starting at just $54,900 (excluding destination), the EV9 Light RWD will come standard with DC fast-charging capability, accommodations for up to seven passengers, full SynTex leather-trimmed seating, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with heating and ventilation all powered by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 215 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

A Route 66 decoration

This 1951 Nash, decked out as a well-equipped police car, sits on the side of Route 66 in Paris Springs, Mo. Nash was rather successful in 1951 selling 205,307 vehicles ranking 11th out of 20 nameplates. And presumably some of those Nash models found their way traveling along the famous Chicago to Santa Monica cross-country road.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

Kia, Hyundai recall 3 million vehicles for separate issues

(September 28, 2023) WASHINGTON — Kia America and Hyundai Motor America are recalling more than 3 million vehicles in the U.S. for separate issues that could cause an engine compartment fire. Both automakers are urging vehicle owners to park outside and away from structures until repairs are completed.