Minivans

Presage Sets the Stage for Commercial Expansion with Closing of $13M Financing and Execution of New Phase 0 Trial Agreements with Merck and Maverick Therapeutics

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

This investment brings the total equity raised by Presage to date to $35 million.

Key Points: 
  • This investment brings the total equity raised by Presage to date to $35 million.
  • "Presage's CIVO technology and unique approach to early anticancer drug evaluation represent a potential solution that typical preclinical models cannot address."
  • Presage has ongoing collaborations with Takeda and other large pharmaceutical organizations for Phase 0 trials with CIVO.
  • Presage also partners with oncology-focused pharmaceutical companies through strategic alliances to provide preclinical data to discover effective drug combinations.

Choices expand for safety-conscious consumers, as 90 vehicles earn IIHS awards

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:01am

Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared with 64 in February 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared with 64 in February 2020.
  • With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that provide good protection in crashes, sufficient lighting and effective front crash protection, IIHS President David Harkey says.
  • Both awards require good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.
  • Starting in 2020, only vehicles with good or acceptable headlights across the board could earn TOP SAFETY PICK+.

The 2022 Kia Carnival Makes Canadian Debut

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:15pm

Available in Canadian dealerships this spring, Kia Carnival is available in five trim levels (LX, LX+, EX, EX+ and SX) with a starting price of $34,495.

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  • Available in Canadian dealerships this spring, Kia Carnival is available in five trim levels (LX, LX+, EX, EX+ and SX) with a starting price of $34,495.
  • We cant wait for Canadians to get behind the wheel of our very own Life Utility Vehicle, says Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada.
  • With bold SUV-inspired characteristics, incredible cargo space, our most advanced safety tech and luxurious appointments, Kia Carnival embodies our leading-edge design philosophy, he adds.
  • Kia Carnival turns Canadians everyday busy lives into epic adventure with abundant space, freedom, style and comfort.

All-new 2022 Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle transcends

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona to become a multifaceted and unexpected companion.

Key Points: 
  • IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona to become a multifaceted and unexpected companion.
  • "The Kia Carnival is here to disrupt a staid segment and proves once again what is possible when conventions are shattered," said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America, Kia Motors America.
  • For these reasons, the Carnival is the first vehicle to proudly wear our all-new Kia badge and is a bold signal of things to come."
  • When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.

Victims of Vehicle Fires Launch Fiat Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Class Action for Dangerous Electrical System Defect

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00am

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Class actions have been commenced on behalf ofall Canadian owners and/or lessees of 2017-2020 Model Year Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid vehicles affected by a dangerous electrical system defect which can cause spontaneous and catastrophic fires.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO and MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Class actions have been commenced on behalf ofall Canadian owners and/or lessees of 2017-2020 Model Year Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid vehicles affected by a dangerous electrical system defect which can cause spontaneous and catastrophic fires.
  • Each plaintiff suffered the catastrophic loss of their Chrysler Pacific Plug-In Hybrid minivan during a spontaneous fire.
  • The Plaintiffs allege that these fires were caused by a dangerous defect in the electrical system of their vehicles.
  • The recall documentation noted that the vehicles were affected by a dangerous electrical system defect which can cause spontaneous fires without warning, whether the vehicle is on or off.

Mopar Announces Accessories for New, Redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 3:15pm

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mopar announced accessories for the new, redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica America's most capable minivan with all-wheel drive (AWD) and still the first and only plug-in hybrid minivan.

Key Points: 
  • AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mopar announced accessories for the new, redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica America's most capable minivan with all-wheel drive (AWD) and still the first and only plug-in hybrid minivan.
  • Mopar offers more than 85 quality-tested, factory-backed accessories for Chrysler brand's minivan lineup
    Accessories, including carriers, cargo bins and a pet kennel, available to customize the refreshed exterior and interior of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica
    For more information on Mopar accessories for new 2021 Chrysler minivan models, visit the Mopar eStore
    "Mopar offers more than 85 quality-tested, factory-backed accessories across Chrysler brand's award-winning minivan lineup," saidMark Bosanac,North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care.
  • "From roof racks to pet kennels, Mopar offers even more innovative storage options for the new, redesigned Chrysler Pacifica."
  • Below are select Mopar accessories available for the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, as well as the entry-level Chrysler Voyager (with Mopar part number and U.S. MSRP).

Canada's best-in-class vehicles recognized with 2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 4:32pm

Other vehicles that secured a repeat victory for the second year in a row include the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Telluride.

Key Points: 
  • Other vehicles that secured a repeat victory for the second year in a row include the Chrysler Pacifica and the Kia Telluride.
  • Each year, Canada's leading automotive marketplace and trusted source for vehicle research, evaluates more than 350 cars to determinethe best new vehicles across 22 categories.
  • As a result, the autoTRADER.ca Awards evaluated the broadest selection of vehicles available to Canadians in the 2021 model year.
  • To learn more about the 2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards winners and the judging process, visit autoTRADER.ca/Awards .

Senmiao Technology Announces Second Order of 500 Electric Vehicles Under Framework Agreement with BYD

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Senmiao also expects to implement services and technology in these vehicles in preparation for ride-hailing activities, including advanced telematics and mapping software.

Key Points: 
  • Senmiao also expects to implement services and technology in these vehicles in preparation for ride-hailing activities, including advanced telematics and mapping software.
  • The order was made pursuant to the previously announced framework agreement with BYD Auto Sales Co., Ltd. for the purchase of BYD manufactured EVs and joint promotion of the use of EVs in China's ride-hailing market.
  • With this second order, Senmiao has ordered 1,000 of the anticipated 5,000 vehicles in 2020-21.
  • Senmiao intends to finance the purchase of these vehicles through a combination of cash on hand along with financing made available to Senmiao through its collaboration with BYD.

MobilityWorks® Announces Launch of the Accessibility 4 All™ Side-Entry With Quiet Ride™ Technology by Driverge® Vehicle Innovations

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

RICHFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MobilityWorks, the nation's largest retailer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is excited to unveil the Accessibility 4 All Side-Entry vehicle with newly engineered Quiet Ride technology.

Key Points: 
  • RICHFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MobilityWorks, the nation's largest retailer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is excited to unveil the Accessibility 4 All Side-Entry vehicle with newly engineered Quiet Ride technology.
  • The Quiet Ride technology is being introduced on the Dodge Grand Caravan and provides reduced cabin noise, along with performance and handling comparable to an unconverted minivan.
  • Using Driverge Vehicle Innovation's Quiet Ride technology, we have been able to reduce the decibel level of the cabin by a factor of 10 compared to other conversions," said Chris Paczak, Chief Marketing Officer at MobilityWorks.
  • Driverge Vehicle Innovation's Quiet Ride technology has reduced this feeling.

The Car Connection Picks Chrysler Pacifica as Best Minivan to Buy 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 7:15pm

The Car Connection cites 2021 Chrysler Pacifica's versatility, roominess, refinement, standard features and superior practicality compared to SUVs in bestowing the award

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  • The Car Connection cites 2021 Chrysler Pacifica's versatility, roominess, refinement, standard features and superior practicality compared to SUVs in bestowing the award
    Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the last four years, has earned more than 140 honors and industry accolades
    The Car Connection is recognizing the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as its Best Minivan to Buy 2021, marking the fifth consecutive year Pacifica has earned Best Minivan to Buy honors.
  • The Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan over the last four years, with more than 140 honors and industry accolades.
  • "No other vehicle does utility like the2021 Chrysler Pacifica, especially now that it comes with all-wheel drive," said Martin Padgett, editorial director of Internet Brands Automotive, publishers of The Car Connection.
  • The new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is redesigned with a more deeply sculpted, athletic and modern exterior expression and utility-vehicle-inspired design cues on the inside and out.