April 2024

Ford resumes shipping 2024 F-150 Lightning

(April 17, 2024) Ford has resumed shipping 2024 F-150 Lightning pickups to dealerships after a quality issue halted shipments for more than nine weeks, the automaker said Tuesday. Ford issued a stop-ship order for the top-selling electric pickup Feb. 9, shortly after the 2024 model started going out to stores in January, although production at the Dearborn, Mich., plant continued

1965 Alan Mann Racing Mustang set to electrify La Jolla Concours

New AMR ePower Mustang features
new electric powertrain technology

(April 17, 2024) LA JOLLA, Calif. — With a unique combination of American style, British race engineering and latest-generation EV technology, the "new" 1965 Alan Mann Racing (AMR) ePower Mustang is set to make its debut at La Jolla Concours, from April 19 to 21. This Anglo-American creation combines the beauty and character of one of the best loved classic American coupes – restored to an exceptional standard— with a complete chassis, powertrain and interior transformation by one of Ford’s most famous motorsport partners, Alan Mann Racing.

Hennessey starts production of limited edition 850 hp Cadillac Escalade-V

(April 17, 2024) SEALY, Texas — Hennessy, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has released a comprehensive new performance upgrade package for the 2024 Cadillac Escalade-V. Hennessey’s engineers take the hand-built, supercharged GM 6.2-liter V8 from the standard 682 horsepower to 850 bhp at 6,200 rpm — a 25 percent rise.

Tesla plans to cut more than 10% of global workforce

(April 16, 2024) Tesla plans to lay off more than 10 percent of its worldwide workforce, multiple news organizations reported on Monday, citing an internal memo. The company told managers to identify critical team members, and paused some stock rewards while canceling some employees’ annual reviews, according to the report, which added that the company also reduced production at Gigafactory Shanghai.

Suzuki supplies India — Accumulated production of 30 million units

1983 Suzuki Maruti 800

(April 16, 2024) Suzuki Motor Corporation had achieved accumulated automobile production of 30 million units in India by the end of March. India becomes the second country after Japan in which Suzuki has reached this milestone, and the fastest country to reach 30 million units in just 40 years and 4 months since starting production in December 1983, breaking the record of 55 years and 2 months in Japan.

Subaru announces pricing on 2025 Outback SUV and Legacy sedan

(April 16, 2024) Subaru of America has announced pricing on the 2025 Legacy sedan and 2025 Outback SUV. Both bestselling vehicles will arrive at retailers this spring and start at $26,040 for the Legacy and $30,290 for the Outback. Both prices include destination charge.

GWR Kia on cloud nine with new EV showcase

Top-floor display puts new Kia EV9
on display for thousands driving M4

(April 16, 2024) LONDON — A new Kia EV9 showcase has been installed for hundreds of thousands of travellers along the M4 to enjoy, on the top floor of one of the largest and most prominently positioned Kia dealerships in the UK. GWR Kia, operated by Norton Way Group, has a prominent position on the Great West Road in Brentford, West London.

Airbag-equipped Harley-Davidson smart vest offers crash protection

(April 15, 2024) MILWAUKEE — The new Harley-Davidson Smart Vest combines comfort and style with advanced airbag protection to offer riders peace of mind. Powered by proven D-air from Dainese Technology, the Harley-Davidson Smart Vest is designed to instantly deploy in the event of a collision on the chest and central back area to add potential impact absorption.

New VW Golf starts rolling off assembly line at Wolfsburg plant

Over half of the more than 37 million
sold since 1974 built at Wolfsburg

(April 15, 2024) WOLFSBURG, Germany — Series production of the new Golf has started at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg: the first car from the technically and visually revamped eighth model generation to roll off the assembly line in Hall 12 last week was a Golf Style in anemone blue metallic — almost exactly 50 years since the very first series Golf was built in Wolfsburg.

Ford recall of 42,000 Bronco Sports, Escapes being probed by NHTSA

(April 15, 2024) WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Ford's recall of more than 42,000 crossover over concerns of a fuel leak that could lead to an engine fire.