October 2023

Infiniti showcases stunning vision of electric future

Fastback Vision Qe concept
hints at engaging future EV

(October 31, 2023) TOKYO, Japan — Infiniti has unveiled the Vision Qe concept, a stunning preview of the brand's electrified future. The concept, revealed at an event alongside Tokyo Bay, embodies Infiniti's evolved design language and sets the tone for its first all-electric sedan. The Vision Qe concept showcases the evolved design form "Artistry in Motion" in the all-electric era.

Volkswagen ID.3 passes 100,000 km test from German ADAC

High-voltage battery shows no
abnormalities even after 2.5 years

(October 31, 2023) WOLFSBURG, Germany — The German ADAC, Europe's largest automobile association, gives the VW ID.3 a good report card. The engineers at the Test and Technology Center in Landsberg am Lech have already covered more than 100,000 kilometers (62,100 miles). The most important finding — the high-voltage battery still has a net capacity of 93 percent.

SEMA Fest builds passion for car culture

(October 31, 2023) DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — SEMA Fest, a new two-day festival celebrating motorsports, music and car culture produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), is coming to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds Nov. 3-4. In addition to two stages featuring 22 musical acts, SEMA Fest attendees will enjoy a variety of motorsports entertainment, including demonstrations from Formula DRIFT, Hoonigan, and Nitro Circus.

Volvo Cars to build EX30 small SUV in Ghent in addition to China

(October 31, 2023) Responding to strong demand for the car, Volvo Cars has decided that it will start building the new fully electric Volvo EX30 in its Ghent plant in Belgium from 2025, expanding production capacity for its celebrated small SUV. The EX30 was revealed earlier this year to and has already won several major awards.

Nissan Safari Rally Z Tribute brings rallying heritage to life

Nissan Z concept and replica 240Z
rally car appear at SEMA 2023

(November 1, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan pays homage to its motorsports heritage with the Safari Rally Z Tribute built by Tommy Pike Customs and a replica Datsun 240Z Safari rally car at this year's SEMA show. Celebrating a multi-decade legacy of rallying successes, the showcase vehicles are appearing alongside other Nissan concepts and production models at the 2023 SEMA show running through Nov. 3

Ford continues to expand BlueOval charge network

(November 1, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has announced an expansion update of more than 22,000 chargers to the BlueOval Charge Network, bringing the new network total to more than 106,000 chargers — and growing. The company is now adding access to three new charging providers: Francis Energy, Blink and soon-to-be Red E, further expanding convenient charging options for Ford EV customers across the U.S. and Canada with embedded charger routing and simple payment options via the FordPass App.

Ford Performance announces Mustang Challenge race schedule

Mustang Challenge will feature
an innovative prize structure

(October 30, 2023) DEARBORN, Mich. — Hot off the heels of a summer of Mustang race car reveals, Ford Performance has shared a selection of further details regarding the upcoming inaugural season of Mustang Challenge, set to begin in June. The series will be the home of the Mustang Dark Horse R, the latest turnkey race car from Ford Performance that begins a potential ladder of opportunity up to Mustang GT4 and on to the ultimate expression of the Mustang racing line up, the Mustang GT3. 

2024 Honda Pioneer 1000 lineup available in new TrueTimber camo

(October 30, 2023) American Honda has announced the return of its flagship multipurpose side-by-sides, the Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 1000-5 and Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew, for the 2024 model year. As part of a larger brand partnership between Honda and camouflage industry leader TrueTimber, these models will be available in Atera Camo, a pattern designed by TrueTimber that is exclusive to Honda in the powersports industry. Other colors are available as well.

Accessorized Infiniti Q50 brings the love of driving to 2023 SEMA Show

(October 30, 2023) NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Infiniti brings adrenaline to the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas with the debut of a customized Infiniti Q50 RED SPORT 400. Showcasing factory-tuned accessories that enhance its performance quotient, the sports sedan will be on display in the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Hyundai expands free anti-theft software installation mobile clinics

(October 29, 2023) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — As part of its ongoing efforts to assist customers and communities affected by the social-media driven thefts of certain vehicles not equipped with push-button ignitions and engine immobilizers, Hyundai has announced five national multi-day anti-theft mobile clinics to occur before year-end.