March 2024

Baltimore bridge collapse to impact auto industry

(March 27, 2024) The collapse of a bridge in Blatimore harbor when it was hit by a container ship Tuesday will disrupt the shipment of automobiles and parts after traffic was suspended at the Port of Baltimore until further notice. The Baltimore port's private and public terminals handled 847,158 autos and light trucks in 2023, the most of any U.S. port.

Next-generation Mini Cooper S Hardtop hits streets of New York

(March 27, 2024) NEW YORK — On the eve of the 2024 New York International Auto Show and just days after Mini’s 22nd birthday in the U.S., Mini USA makes the North American debut of the new, next-generation 2025 Mini Cooper S 2-door in an unconventional way.

Genesis unveils Neolun and GV60 Magma concepts

Genesis Neolun

Neolun Concept exudes luxury;
Magma signals high-performance

(March 27, 2024) NEW YORK — Genesis has unveiled two new concept vehicles and officially launched a high-performance program at Genesis House New York, marking a critical milestone in the brand’s evolution. As the brand’s first full-size electric SUV concept, the Genesis Neolun embodies the ultimate Genesis hospitality behind the wheel with an array of state-of-the-art technological features.

All-electric European Explorer completes record-setting drive around the world

(March 27, 2024) NICE, France — Adventurer Lexie Alford has set the official record of being the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an electric vehicle using the new all-electric Ford Explorer designed for European customers. To celebrate the Charge Around The Globe, Ford has confirmed the price and specifications of the new Ford Explorer range, officially making the EV that drove around the world available to customers who are ready to make their own adventures, whether large or small.

Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 sets another world record

(March 26, 2024) POMONA, Calif. — One of the goals with Ford Performance Electric Vehicle Demonstrators is to redefine what’s possible in racing with electric powertrains. With the Cobra Jet EV demonstrator, that has now be done  twice.  The electric car has broke the world record for the fastest quarter-mile pass with a full bodied-drag car with a blistering time of 7.759 seconds at 180.14 miles per hour at the National Hot Rod Association Winter Nationals.

Hennessey Venom F5 sets road car lap record at Circuit of The Americas

New road car lap record surpasses
McLaren P1 time by almost 7 seconds

(March 26, 2024) Hennessey Special Vehicles, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer, has set a new road car lap record at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with a blistering 2:10.90 lap of the 3.41-mile-long racetrack.

Mustang Unleashed is new nationwide tour for current, future fans

(March 26, 2024) DEARBORN, Mich. — Hot laps, line lock demos, and vehicle walk-arounds await Ford Mustang fans across America as part of the new Mustang Unleashed tour. The 12-stop tour with a festival-like atmosphere starts next month in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Mustang. It includes appearances at major events like Formula Drift in Long Beach, California, and ComplexCon in Las Vegas.

Stellantis to recall about 285,000 vehicles over airbag inflator risk

(March 25, 2024) Stellantis's Chrysler and Dodge brands are recalling nearly 285,000 U.S vehicles over a manufacturing defect that might cause the side curtain airbag inflators to rupture, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday. The recall covers certain 2018-21 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans. About 10,285 vehicles are affected in Canada, 3,502 in Mexico and nearly 19,000 in markets outside of North America.

The right and left side curtain airbag inflators may rupture in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in injury or death, the U.S. auto safety regulator said.