May 2024

All-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S revealed

Wagoneer S makes 600 horsepower;
0-60 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds

(June 1, 2024)  NEW YORK — The Jeep brand is charging into the electrified SUV segment with the reveal of its first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV) – the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition. The all-new, all-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S will launch first in the U.S. and Canada this fall and later be available in markets around the world.

Ford sees hybrids as a profitable way forward

(May 31, 2024) Ford CEO Jim Farley on Thursday said many of the automaker's U.S. hybrid models have become more profitable than their gasoline-powered counterparts as interest in the technology grows and demand for electric vehicles lags expectations, according to Automotive News.

Kia Georgia begins assembly of the 2025 Kia EV9

Three-row SUV first electric vehicle
assembled in the state of Georgia

(May 31, 2024) WEST POINT, Ga.  — Thursday marked a historic milestone at Kia Georgia’s assembly plant in West Point as team members gathered to celebrate the start of assembly of the all-electric 2025 EV9 three-row SUV, the first saleable electric vehicle assembled in the state of Georgia.

Farming in the '20s

The McCormick Deering steel-wheeled tractor was popular for use on the nation's farms in the '20s and '30s. Manufactured by the International Harvester Co., the McCormick Deering name was used until 1948, when this line of tractors became McCormick. This McCormick Deering tractor serves as yard art in a southern Virginia farmyard.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

2025 Cadillac Optiq — New entry-level luxury EV

Cadillac estimates 300 miles of
range; standard dual motor AWD

(May 31, 2024) DETROIT — Cadillac has revealed the new 2025 Optiq, a re-imagination of what entry to Cadillac luxury can be. Optiq will bookend the EV portfolio while remaining true to Cadillac’s brand promise in a competitively priced luxury SUV. It will join the growing Cadillac EV lineup, which also includes Lyriq, Escalade IQ, Celestiq and next year, Vistiq.

F-150 Lightning-based SuperTruck to scale Pikes Peak

(May 30, 2024) Ford Performance is headed back to the twisting mountain roads and corners of “America’s Mountain” to help advance the company’s electric powertrain research and development — and it’s bringing a super truck to conquer them. The F-150 Lightning SuperTruck will take part in the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb brought to you by Gran Turismo in late June.

Toyota names first communities to receive DC fast chargers

Toyota’s EV Charging Solutions
pairs with EVgo on deployment

(May 30, 2024) PLANO, Texas — Toyota, guided by its “Empact” vision to address equitable EV charging and mobility for all, has announced the first communities that will receive DC fast chargers (DCFC): Baldwin Park, Calif., and Sacramento, Calif. High-power 350kW chargers at each location are to be installed, owned and operated by EVgo, one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks, and feature simultaneous charging. The California sites are targeted to be operational in 2025.

2025 BMW 3 Series — New design details for interior and exterior

Worldwide launch in July with
U.S. production starting in Aug.

(May 30, 2024) For almost 50 years now, the BMW 3 Series has resided at the core of the BMW brand. It epitomizes sporty driving pleasure in the premium midsize class and has made significant contributions to design, driving dynamics, and technological innovations in this segment time and again across seven model generations.

Sales exceed $108 Million at Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic Auction

(May 29, 2024) Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic concluded with more than $108 million in sales after nine days of auction action, May 10-18, with a total of 2,877 lots selling throughout the duration of the Indianapolis-based event. The annual anniversary auction consistently draws exceptional crowds and strong sales, with this year’s event marking the fourth consecutive year that overall sales exceeded $100 million.