February 2024

Fiat 500e — First Stellantis BEV for U.S. rolls off the line

North America production begins
at Mirafiori Assembly in Turin, Italy

(February 23, 2024) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The first all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles destined for the United States rolled off the line this week at the Mirafiori Assembly Plant in Turin, Italy. The feature-packed, two-door, battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sold out its first dealer allocation in less than a week.

This Stylemaster awaits a buyer

In 1947, Chevrolet offered 11 models in three series — the top trim Fleetline, Fleetmaster and Stylemaster. Chevrolet advertised that "every model brings you the great plus value of
Chevrolet's traditional economy of operation and low cost of maintenance." The base trim Stylemaster was powered by a 216.5 cubic inch straight six mated to a three-speed manual transmission. This Stylemaster was found in eastern N.C.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)



INEOS Grenadier picks Georgia Ports as a national gateway

(February 22, 2024) Carmaker INEOS has chosen the Port of Brunswick, Ga., to deliver its new Grenadier off-road SUV to markets across the U.S. Southeast. Presently, 19 dealers across the country are slated to handle the high-end SUV, which INEOS describes as purpose-built for consumers who are passionate about off-roading.

Toyota Alabama powers up new i-FORCE engine line

(February 22, 2024) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Toyota Alabama has announced the start of production on its i-FORCE 2.4-liter turbo engine line for the all-new Tacoma. Powered by a previous investment of $222 million, the new line furthers Toyota’s commitment to diversified powertrains that align with customer demand.

Iconic motorcycle from 'Easy Rider' to be auctioned

Panhead chopper auction
estimate: $200,000 - $400,000

 (February 22, 2024) Propstore, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, has announced its first Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction of 2024 will be held this March with the items on offer expected to fetch over $8 million. "Captain America" Wyatt's (Peter Fonda) Panhead chopper motorcycle from Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, is part of the over 1,700 rare and iconic lots due to be sold during Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over three days from March 12-14.

Evolution of a legend — All-new Toyota Land Cruiser unveiled

Expected availability spring 2024
with a starting price of $57,445

(February 21, 2024) PLANO, Texas — When it was originally introduced in the United States in 1958, the Land Cruiser kicked off a tradition of rugged durability that would ultimately cement it as one of the most respected off-road icons in the industry. Back after a brief pause, the all-new 2024 Land Cruiser has stayed true to its roots as an extremely capable off-roader, packed with premium features, and now at a more accessible price point.

Porsche presents two new Panamera E-Hybrid variants

New E-Hybrid models offer up
to 536 hp, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds

(February 22, 2024) STUTTGART — Porsche is expanding the Panamera model range. After the reveal of the Panamera/Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid versions late last year, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid will soon complement the portfolio. With this offering, Porsche is responding to the significant demand for efficient and dynamic E-Hybrid powertrains coming from many different markets. Ultimately, the Panamera model line will offer four different variants featuring this progressive powertrain technology.

Ford cuts the electric Mustang Mach-E's price as much as $8,100

(February 21, 2024) Ford has cut the price of its electric Mustang Mach-E by much as $8,100 after its sales tumbled 51 percent in January when the automaker had to stop offering tax incentives on the EV, according to Automotive News.

Lincoln introduces expanded digital scent collection for 2024 Nautilus

Scent collection expanded to seven
digital in-cabin scents in new SUV

(February 21, 2024) DEARBORN, Mich. — As the all-new 2024 Nautilus goes on sale, Lincoln is introducing its full in-cabin Digital Scent collection, now offering a total of seven specially curated fragrances.  For the all-new Nautilus vehicles equipped with Lincoln Digital Scent feature, owners will receive a collection of three in-cabin scents, each with a blend of scents that create a specially curated experience.