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Adventure Calls and 2022 Honda Passport Answers, with Rugged Redesign and All-New TrailSport

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:44pm

"Passport now gets the tough and rugged looks to match its off-road competence and TrailSport will further enhance the off-road capabilities of our vehicles."

Key Points: 
  • "Passport now gets the tough and rugged looks to match its off-road competence and TrailSport will further enhance the off-road capabilities of our vehicles."
  • The 2022 Honda Passport is expected to begin arriving in dealers this winter.
  • The first in what will be a new series of Honda TrailSport vehicles, the 2022 Passport TrailSport is packed with exclusive styling and unique interior touches.
  • Every 2022 Honda Passport comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Kia Announces 2022 Sorento PHEV Pricing

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 6:18pm

Adding greater appeal, the Sorento PHEV may be eligible for a $6,587 Federal Tax Credit, as well as various state incentives, including single rider carpool lane access in California2.

Key Points: 
  • Adding greater appeal, the Sorento PHEV may be eligible for a $6,587 Federal Tax Credit, as well as various state incentives, including single rider carpool lane access in California2.
  • Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8801254-kia-2022-sorento-phev-pr...
    The new Sorento PHEV is offered with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that combine to achieve 261 horsepower.
  • The Sorento PHEV has an EPA-estimated 32-mile all-electric driving range, the best of any 3-row PHEV SUV3, with an EPA-estimated total range of 460 miles.4 In addition, the Sorento PHEV achieves an EPA-estimated 79 MPGe combined rating5.
  • The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV marks the final entry in the Sorento lineup, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms.

Kia’s First-Ever Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, Available Now in Dealerships

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Alongside Kias other EV models, the Soul EV and Niro EV, attendees will be among the first to see and test drive the brand- new Sorento PHEV.

Key Points: 
  • Alongside Kias other EV models, the Soul EV and Niro EV, attendees will be among the first to see and test drive the brand- new Sorento PHEV.
  • The exterior of the 2022 Sorento HEV/PHEV maintains its sharp, modern lines, accentuated with high-tech details elevating the entire Sorento experience beyond a standard SUV.
  • The system can intervene to lock the rear doors when the vehicle is equipped with available Power Child Lock
    The Sorento PHEV is available in dealerships this month with a starting price of $44,995 MSRP.
  • The Sorento HEV will be available in dealerships this fall.

BYD Launches e-Platform 3.0 with the Ocean-X Unveiled

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 9:00am

SHENZHEN, CHINA, Sept 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On September 8, BYD officially launched the e-platform 3.0 for pure electric vehicles.

Key Points: 
  • SHENZHEN, CHINA, Sept 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On September 8, BYD officially launched the e-platform 3.0 for pure electric vehicles.
  • BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu aims to build a zero-emission ecosystem.
  • Built upon the e-platform 3.0, the unveiled Ocean-X concept is a mid-size sporty sedan with high performance.
  • As for software, BYD has independently developed the BYD OS which decouples hardware and software, offering an elite collaboration system for high levels of intelligent driving.

BYD Launches e-Platform 3.0 with the New Concept Car Ocean-X Unveiled

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:07am
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210913005357/en/
    Built upon the e-platform 3.0, the unveiled Ocean-X concept is a mid-size sporty sedan with high performance.
  • The Ocean-X brings brand new experiences in performance and intelligent driving thanks to the fully integrated blade batteries in the car body, an 8-in-1 electric powertrain, and an all-wheel-drive architecture.
  • With the help of this comprehensive solution, BYD aims to build a zero-emission ecosystem within a closed-loop to address global warming through practical action.
  • As for software, BYD has independently developed the BYD OS which decouples hardware and software, offering an elite collaboration system for high levels of intelligent driving.

Toyota Corolla Cross: All-New Body Style Adds Utility, Fun

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

To make access to the roomy cargo area even more convenient, the Corolla Cross has an available power liftgate with height adjustability.

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  • To make access to the roomy cargo area even more convenient, the Corolla Cross has an available power liftgate with height adjustability.
  • The Corolla Cross is equipped with the mighty Dynamic Force four cylinder, 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) engine.
  • (enough to pull a trailer with a personal watercraft for a day of fun on the lake).
  • However, passengers choose to listen to music or connect with their worlds, the 2022 Corolla Cross is ready with the latest multimedia systems.

Genesis Reveals U.S. Pricing For Enhanced 2022 G80

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 5:35pm

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Genesis Motor America announced pricing for the 2022 Genesis G80 lineup including new 3.5T AWD Sport trims.

Key Points: 
  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Genesis Motor America announced pricing for the 2022 Genesis G80 lineup including new 3.5T AWD Sport trims.
  • Customers will be able to reserve their 2022 G80 at www.genesis.com later this month.
  • "We are pleased to be enhancing our G80 lineup for 2022," said Tedros Mengiste, Executive Director of Sales Operations at Genesis Motor America.
  • G80 3.5T AWD Sport Prestige trims also include Rear-Wheel Steering, a first in the Genesis lineup, and a Sport Tuned Electronically Controlled Suspension

BFGoodrich Tires launches Trail-Terrain T/A Tire for those ready to adventure

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:36pm

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Adventure-ready when you need it, BFGoodrich is launching the BFGoodrich Trail-Terrain T/A tire, providing an opportunity for explorers year-round.

Key Points: 
  • GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Adventure-ready when you need it, BFGoodrich is launching the BFGoodrich Trail-Terrain T/A tire, providing an opportunity for explorers year-round.
  • The BFGoodrich Trail-Terrain T/A tire fills a void in our current portfolio and is purposely built for these consumers who want on-road-focused performances with light off-pavement adventure capability."
  • Not your average daily driver, the Trail-Terrain T/A tire is designed to resist chipping and tearing in occasional gravel road usage.
  • Guarantee applies only to tires that were purchased and mounted and does not apply to exchanged tires that were provided under this guarantee.

New 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Joins Popular SUV Model Range

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 11:00am

*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

Key Points: 
  • *The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
  • Targeted/projected all electric range, MPGe, and total range based on manufacturer testing.
  • Actual all electric range, mileage, and total range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle's condition
    2 Comparison based on 2021 and 2022 Plug-in Hybrid SUVs as of August 2021.
  • UVO Link may currently be unavailable for Model Year 2022 and newer vehicles sold or purchased in Massachusetts; please see the Kia Owners Portal for updates on availability.

Means Industries Launches All-New Website, with Spotlight on Electrification Technologies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:06pm

Examples of these technologies include:

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  • Examples of these technologies include:
    A Power Shift EV shifting system for performance vehicles thatsets the benchmark for faster response times andbetter road feel.
  • Combining MEANS Selectable One-Way Clutch and Dynamic Controllable Clutch technologies to deliver new building blocks for modern multi-speed shifting systems.
  • Electro-Dynamic Driveline Disconnects, Mechatronic Clutches, Electric-Motor Housings with Thermal-Management and Integrated Electric Park-Lock Systems: These are the type of leading-edge technologies that you can expect when you partner with Means Industries.
  • Amsted Automotive was formed in 2021, bringing together Means Industries and Burgess Norton, to form a new and innovative technology team.