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Redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Achieves 5-Star Overall Safety Rating In NHTSA Crash Testing

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:07pm

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the redesigned and sporty 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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  • FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the redesigned and sporty 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Whether fitted with front-wheel drive or Mitsubishi's patented Super All-Wheel Control,2 all variants of the 2022 Eclipse Cross received 5-Star ratings.
  • "We work every day to design, engineer and build safe and reliable vehicles, as proven by this 5-Star safety rating recognition by NHTSA for the 2022 Eclipse Cross," said Cason Grover, director, product planning, MMNA.
  • "The 2022 Eclipse Cross offers consumers fresh styling, updated technology and connectivity and stirring performance, as well as top-level quality and safety scores."

Toyota to Launch All-New Aqua

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:57am

- Since its launch, approximately 1.87 million Aqua units(2) have been sold worldwide, accounting for reductions in CO2 emissions of approximately 12.4 million tons(3)

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  • - Since its launch, approximately 1.87 million Aqua units(2) have been sold worldwide, accounting for reductions in CO2 emissions of approximately 12.4 million tons(3)
    - The all-new Aqua is approximately 20%(4) more fuel efficient than the previous generation; it combines outstanding fuel efficiency of 35.8 km/L(5) with the comfortable, high-quality ride of an electrified vehicle
    - The latest generation inherits the Aqua DNA of a compact, convenient body size, and a class-beating, high-quality interior and exterior design
    Toyota City, Japan, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will launch its all-new Aqua on July 19, 2021.
  • For the first time in a Toyota compact car, the all-new Aqua is equipped with Toyota Teammate Advanced Park and Parking Support Brake.
  • The all-new Aqua also becomes the first Toyota compact car(8) to feature a large, 10.5-inch audio display, delivering outstanding operability and visibility.
  • (4) Comparing fuel efficiency for the previous-generation Aqua L grade and the all-new Aqua B grade, under the WLTC test cycle.

Kia Introduces Special Edition Stinger Scorpion

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

TORONTO, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earlier this year, Kia Canada announced an evolutionary change to the Stinger which delivered on refined comfort and exhilarating performance with its product enhancements.

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  • TORONTO, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earlier this year, Kia Canada announced an evolutionary change to the Stinger which delivered on refined comfort and exhilarating performance with its product enhancements.
  • Now, the Stinger is packing an even bigger punch with a limited run 2022 Stinger Scorpion.
  • Since its introduction, Kia Stinger set the bar high for performance-inspired sedans packed with valuable features and head turning design, said Elias El-Achhab, VP & Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada.
  • This fully-loaded Kia Stinger Scorpion edition features the following additions to the GT Elite model:

Is Your Clunker Worth Some Serious Cash? Vehicles With More Than 100,000 Miles Command Record High Prices in June, According to Edmunds

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 2:02pm

Edmunds data also reveals that higher-mileage vehicles are selling much quicker off the lot: All vehicles sold with 100,00-109,999 miles had an average of 30.5 days to turn (DTT) in June 2021, compared to 37.7 days in June of last year.

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  • Edmunds data also reveals that higher-mileage vehicles are selling much quicker off the lot: All vehicles sold with 100,00-109,999 miles had an average of 30.5 days to turn (DTT) in June 2021, compared to 37.7 days in June of last year.
  • Vehicles that sold faster year over year were more of a mixed bag.
  • And the Honda Civic came in third with a 25% year-over-year decrease in DTT to 28.3 days.
  • "Consumers with an old truck sitting in their driveway are in the best position to take advantage of this wild market," said Drury.

Honda Reaches 15 Million-unit Mark in Cumulative Power Products Production in China

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:16am

TOKYO, July 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda today announced that the company has reached the 15 million-unit mark in cumulative power products production in China.

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  • TOKYO, July 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda today announced that the company has reached the 15 million-unit mark in cumulative power products production in China.
  • Ever since it started local production of power products in China in 2002, Honda has been offering a variety of power products which support the daily lives of a wide range of customers.
  • As a result, power products business in China has been one of the pillars that supports Honda's global power products business.
  • Milestones toward reaching the 15 million-unit mark in cumulative power products production in China:
    Jan. 1993 - Jialing-Honda Motors Co., Ltd. was established.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pricing Reveals a Compelling New Sport Adventure Vehicle

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 12:24am

Santa Cruz was developed to be the ultimate Sport Adventure Vehicle, a moniker confirmed in Hyundai's early consumer research.

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  • Santa Cruz was developed to be the ultimate Sport Adventure Vehicle, a moniker confirmed in Hyundai's early consumer research.
  • Santa Cruz has a unique, bold design and creates an entirely new segment that meets buyer needs like no vehicle before it.
  • Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance is the latest addition to the Hyundai Assurance program, which promises to create a better experience for shoppers and owners of Hyundai vehicles.
  • Our 820 dealers sold more than 620,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2020, and nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Honda Reaches 15 Million-Unit Mark in Cumulative Automobile Sales in China

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:05am

- Reaching milestone in 22 years, 6 months, fastest among any region -

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  • - Reaching milestone in 22 years, 6 months, fastest among any region -
    BEIJING, China, July 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda today announced that Honda's cumulative automobile sales in China has reached the 15 million-unit mark.
  • Starting sales in China in January 1999, Honda reached this milestone in 22 years, 6 months, the fastest of any region for Honda's global automobile sales.
  • Moreover, HMCI also announced that Honda's cumulative hybrid vehicle sales in China has reached the 500,000-unit mark, in 4 years and 7 months since the start of sales in 2016.
  • In 2016, with the introduction of Accord equipped with the Sport Hybrid i-MMD(1), Honda's original high-efficiency hybrid-electric system, Honda began sales of hybrid-electric vehicles in China.

2022 Kia Stinger Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 3:37pm

IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2022 Stinger sport sedan has been awarded the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating with the implementation of standard LED headlights.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2022 Stinger sport sedan has been awarded the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating with the implementation of standard LED headlights.
  • Previously a Top Safety Pick, the refreshed 2022 Stinger earned ratings of 'good' in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.
  • "The Stinger fundamentally changed the way consumers viewed the Kia brand," said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America, Kia America.
  • "This latest Top Safety Pick Plus rating from IIHS validates Kia's relentless pursuit of improvement and advancement, and perfectly complement the Stinger's highly regarded performance capabilities."

BMW of North America Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales Results

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 11:57pm

MINI reported Q2 2021 certified pre-owned vehicle sales of 3,384, an increase of 57.2% from the same quarter a year ago.

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  • MINI reported Q2 2021 certified pre-owned vehicle sales of 3,384, an increase of 57.2% from the same quarter a year ago.
  • Consistent with auto industry practice in the U.S., BMW of North America follows the U.S. Auto Industry Sales Release Schedule issued annually by Motor Intelligence for purposes of reporting sales of BMW passenger cars and light trucks and MINI passenger cars.
  • As a result, the sales of BMW passenger cars and light trucks and MINI passenger cars reflected in todays Q2 2021 figures occurred between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.
  • BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Groups sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

American Honda Carefully Manages Supply Issues to Continue Sales Momentum in 2nd Quarter

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 11:05pm

Based on strong product inventories, Honda completed the best four-month sales run in its history, including a new 2nd quarter sales record.

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  • Based on strong product inventories, Honda completed the best four-month sales run in its history, including a new 2nd quarter sales record.
  • Fueled primarily by record truck sales, cars also contributed with Civic and Accord completing a strong 2nd quarter, combining for over 53,000 sales in June.
  • Sales of Honda electrified vehicles set a new first half sales mark as Insight hybrid sedan nearly matched its best June sales.
  • Acura completed a strong 2nd quarter with June sales exceeding 15,000 even as inventories tighten as a result of strong demand and parts supply issues.