April 2024

Eleven John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' to sell at auction

1954 Buick Skylark convertible

(April 13, 2024) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will offer 11 diverse vehicles with No Reserve from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection during this year’s Palm Beach Auction, to be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds April 18-20. Among the highlights of the collection is an extensively customized Torch Red 1973 Corvette convertible and a restored 1954 Buick Skylark convertible that is one of 836 examples produced for that model year.

Volvo Group to increase North American heavy truck production capacity

(April 13, 2024) GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The Volvo Group has announced that it will build a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement the Group's U.S. production. The plant will provide additional capacity to support the growth plans of both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the U.S. and Canadian markets, and support Mack truck sales in Mexico and Latin America.  The plant is expected to be operational in 2026.

Next-generation Mini Countryman S ALL4 debuts on U.S. roadshow

(April 12, 2024) Mini USA announces the all-new next generation 2025 Mini Countryman S ALL4 is making its North American debut in a unique way, hitting the road to be revealed at 96 Mini dealers across the United States. Mini customers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see the new Mini Countryman up-close and personal during the roadshow ahead of the new model’s arrival for sale later this spring.

Air|Water announces more attractions for Southern Cal. Porsche event

(April 12, 2024) With the doors scheduled to open at 9 am on April 27, final preparations are underway to ensure Porsche enthusiasts and owners enjoy an unforgettable day at the second annual Air|Water show. Located throughout the sprawling Orange County Fair & Event Center, visitors will discover a number of highly significant landmark Porsche models representing both air- and water-cooled history on the road and track.

Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan introduces extensive updates for 2025

2025 model brings larger 118-kWh

battery for improved electric range

(April 12, 2024) Mercedes‑Benz continues to develop the EQS Sedan and its portfolio of all-electric vehicles with new updates and innovations incorporated more quickly than ever before. For 2025 model year, the EQS Sedan introduces numerous upgrades with a new larger battery for increased electric range, refined front fascia featuring a new grille design and Mercedes-Benz standing star on the hood, as well as new standard and optional equipment to enhance comfort for rear passengers. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan arrives at U.S. dealerships later in 2024.

2025 Toyota 4Runner refines adventure-ready heritage

Available i-FORCE MAX hybrid
produces up to 326 horsepower

(April 10, 2024) SAN DIEGO, Calif.  — The instant name recognition that 4Runner has built over the past four decades is undeniable. This legend has long established itself as a North American off-road icon, ready to tackle tough terrain in its way. The all-new 2025 Toyota 4Runner stays true to its original concept, as an extremely capable, dynamic, and durable off-roader and will continue to provide owners a window to bigger worlds.

Lamborghini Huracán STJ — 'The Last Dance'

Celebrating iconic V10 engine
with limited edition of just 10 units

(April 11, 2024) Automobili Lamborghini has presented the Huracán STJ, a limited edition of 10 units and the last celebration of the super sports car equipped with the V10 engine, an engineering icon of the Sant’Agata Bolognese carmaker. The naturally aspirated V10 engine is a symbol of Automobili Lamborghini’s history, contributing to the success of the Huracán family first presented in 2014, which by the end of the year will be replaced by an all-new super sports car equipped with a new hybrid powertrain.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to compete in Pikes Peak Hill Climb

(April 11, 2024) CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. — With a new generation of owners now getting behind the wheel of the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai will spark even more excitement at the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 23. Two 641-horsepower Ioniq 5 N cars will go after the Electric Production SUV/Crossover record as part of a four-car effort.

2025 Acura MDX receives bolder styling, enhanced tech

Refreshed MDX gains aggressive
front fascia, bolder wheel designs

(April 11, 2024) Acura has revealed an extensive refresh of the 2025 MDX, the performance brand's flagship and the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all-time. The MDX boasts styling enhancements, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in, a quieter cabin, improved safety features, and a Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system.