February 2024

Volvo's industry-first connected safety tech can alert drivers of accidents ahead

(March 1, 2024) You’re driving down a winding country road. It’s impossible to see beyond the road in front of you. Suddenly, your Volvo car alerts you: there’s been an accident ahead. As you calmly decelerate and come around the next curve, you see a crashed car in your lane. Thanks to the warning, you were prepared and could react proactively.

2025 Maserati GranCabrio — The Trident's new spyder

(March 1, 2024) MODENA, Italy — Forever iconic — and now available as a spyder — Maserati presents GranCabrio, the brand’s latest creation dedicated to driving enthusiasts who demand the greatest levels of comfort and style. GranCabrio is a brand-new and equally elegant open-top version of its coupe twin, the award-winning GranTurismo.

Petersen Automotive Museum to debut 'GM’s Marvelous Motorama'

New exhibit will feature six 'Dream
Cars' from the Joe Bortz Collection

(February 29, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate “Dream Cars” from the 1950s with its newest exhibit, “GM's Marvelous Motorama: Dream Cars From the Joe Bortz Collection,” which will open on March 16. The exhibit will feature six concept cars, together for the first time under one roof, originally displayed at GM Motorama shows in 1953, ‘54 and ‘55.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering to celebrate the best in automotive history

(February 29, 2024) CARMEL, Calif.  — The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering returns to the greens of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on Aug. 16 to celebrate the past and future of automotive design. The renowned event will include exclusive unveilings from the biggest automotive brands, over 200 vintage and modern vehicles on display and lavish cuisine and events in a garden-party like setting.

Nissan to commercialize autonomous-drive mobility in Japan by 2027

(February 29, 2024) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan has announced its roadmap to commercialize its in-house-developed, autonomous-drive mobility services in Japan. This is a significant step towards the company's long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, to empower mobility by solving transportation service issues faced by local communities in Japan.

A Ford and a Dodge live in abandonment

A 1964 Ford Thunderbird and a circa 1961-64 Dodge pickup live in abandoned bliss in New Mexico. The '64 Bird kicked off the fourth generation and was a big leap forward in design over the third generation Thunderbird. The standard engine was a 300-horsepower V-8. The Dodge D series pickup was introduced in 1961 and sold through the 1993 model year. The first generation of the D series was built through 1965.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

Honda reveals America’s first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell EV

Combines U.S.-made fuel cell system
with plug-in charging capability

(February 29, 2024) Honda has revealed America’s first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV. A fun-to-drive compact CUV that received a 270-mile EPA driving range rating, CR-V e:FCEV combines an all-new U.S.-made fuel cell system along with plug-in charging capability designed to provide up to 29 miles of EV driving around town with the flexibility of fast hydrogen refueling for longer trips.

Toyota recalls about 381,000 Tacoma pickups in U.S.

Recall over loosened parts covers
2022-2023 model year trucks

(February 28, 2024) WASHINGTON —Toyota is recalling about 381,000 Tacoma midsize pickups in the U.S. because of a manufacturing defect that could cause a part to loosen and fall off. The recall covers certain Tacoma pickups from the 2022-23 model years.

The next era of Buick is ‘Exceptional by design’

(February 28, 2024) DETROIT — It started with a fresh take on Buick’s recognizable tri-shield badge. Then, a new design language inspired by the Wildcat EV concept that will eventually flow through the entire product portfolio. And today, Buick introduces a new tagline, brand campaign and ethos to usher the historic brand into the future: Exceptional by design.