March 2024

GM Defense’s Infantry Squad Vehicle completes grueling off- and on-road tests

ISV is succeessful in United Arab
Emirates Armed Forces trials

(March 7, 2024) WASHINGTON, D.C. — GM Defense, a subsidiary of General Motors, has announced its Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) completed the 2023 UAE Armed Forces Summer Trials hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Maintenance Corps. Held over several days, Summer Trials evaluates whether vehicles can meet the technical and tactical needs of UAE Armed Forces and other regional countries.

Mercedes-Benz launches new wallbox in the United States

Offers connected charging
at home with up to 11.5 kW

(March 6, 2024) The new Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is now widely available across the United States, providing customers with another connected and intelligent charging option at home. With up to 90% of charging taking place at home, the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is an essential tool to help customers charge quickly and easily. Mercedes-Benz customers can conveniently charge their electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid overnight, depending on the battery size and state of charge.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1947 Delahaye named Best in Show at Amelia

ecord 27,000 automotive enthusiasts
celebrated car culture over four days  

(March 6, 2024) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was crowned Best in Show, Concours de Sport while a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cariolet took home Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance at the 29th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Sunday Concours concluded a week long celebration of the automobile which included auction, seminars, film viewings and several automotive events. In total, over 27,000 automotive enthusiasts visited The Amelia between Feb. 29 and March 3.

Dodge delivers new Charger, the world’s first electric muscle car

Electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona —
670 horsepower; 0-60 in 3.3 seconds

(March 6, 2024) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dodge is igniting a new era of automotive muscle, announcing the global debut of the world’s first and only electric muscle car and the brand’s first multi-energy muscle car: the all-new Dodge Charger. The next-generation Dodge Charger electrifies a legend. The Charger will retain its title as the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car, led by the all-new, all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack.

GM to invest $23 million in CCA facility to prepare for industry growth

Investment will bring new technology
upgrades to modernize operations

(March 5, 2024) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — General Motors has announced plans to invest $23 million in its Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) Charlotte Parts Distribution Center, located in North Carolina. The investment will be used to continue increasing workplace safety and modernizing operations to prepare for industry growth.

Nissan reduces starting price of 2024 Nissan Ariya to $40,980

(March 5, 2024) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan is cutting the Ariya electric crossover's sticker price to spur demand for its second electric model. The 2024 model year's suggested retail price is getting an 8-10 percent haircut depending on trim level.

GM recalls 56,000 pickups in U.S. over unexpected braking

(March 5, 2024) WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling nearly 56,000 midsize pickups in the U.S. over an issue that could cause the automatic emergency braking system to activate unexpectedly. The issue has been linked to 234 complaints in the U.S. between Nov. 29, 2022, and Feb. 6 of this year, four of which involved accidents and three involved minor injuries, according to a recall report submitted Feb. 22 to NHTSA.

Jaguar C-X75 used in Bond film is re-engineered and enhanced by CALLUM

(March 4, 2024) WARWCK, UK — A Jaguar C-X75 used in Spectre’s dramatic car chase has been substantially re-engineered by CALLUM to make it road legal. Its public debut will be on April 21 at Bicester Heritage’s upcoming Scramble. Originally created by the Jaguar Design team, led by Ian Callum in 2010, the Jaguar C-X75 played a starring role in James Bond's 007 action sequences filmed in the Vatican City.

Kia makes unexpected debut at Work Truck Week

(March 4, 2024) IRVINE, Calf.,  — Kia America is making its Work Truck Week debut at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 6-7. Kia will exhibit concept models of two Platform Beyond Vehicles (PBVs) - the PV5 and the PV7. “Kia’s exciting foray into this important segment of the overall industry represents our steadfast commitment to the electrification of transportation and aligns perfectly with our Plan S strategy to become a global leader in sustainable mobility,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP of Kia America.