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Toyota Alabama's Future is Electrified, Turbocharged

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 4:00pm

That represented the largest hiring need in Toyota Alabama's history, boosting the plant's total employment to 1,800.

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  • That represented the largest hiring need in Toyota Alabama's history, boosting the plant's total employment to 1,800.
  • Completion of this project originally announced in February 2019 marked the fifth expansion at Toyota Alabama.
  • These additional engines push the total capacity for Toyota Alabama engine production to up to 900,000 engines per year.
  • The hub also includes a series of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field trips and more.

2022 Honda Passport is Ready for Stage Rally Competition

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 3:00pm

MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A team of Honda engineers is taking the rugged new Honda Passport rally racing.

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  • MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A team of Honda engineers is taking the rugged new Honda Passport rally racing.
  • Honda unveiled its 2022 Passport stage rally truck specially built for competition by the Honda Performance Development (HPD) Maxxis Rally racing team, highlighting the rugged capability and durability long engineered into Honda light trucks.
  • "We're ready to go racing with the rugged 2022 Honda Passport," said Honda engineer and co-driver Gabriel Nieves.
  • 2021 LSPR is the third stage rally event in which the team has competed in a Honda Passport.

All-New Lexus LX Premieres as the 2nd Model of Lexus Next Generation Following NX

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:56am

Since its launch in 1996, the LX has been well received as Lexus' flagship SUV due to its high-quality, ride comfort, and driving performance that can withstand all kinds of roads around the world.

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  • Since its launch in 1996, the LX has been well received as Lexus' flagship SUV due to its high-quality, ride comfort, and driving performance that can withstand all kinds of roads around the world.
  • This has been achieved by refining the founding concepts of the LX: "reliability", "durability", and "rough-road driving performance".
  • The new LX is designed to provide vehicle occupants with exceptional comfort and enrich their life experiences.
  • Among other featured technologies, Lexus' first fingerprint-authentication push-start switch contributes to reducing the risk of theft.

A Flagship SUV is Born: Introducing the All-New 2022 Lexus LX 600

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:30pm

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "Good things come to those who wait," the age-old expression goes. Following three impressive generations, the wait is now over – an all-new LX has arrived. Totally redesigned from the ground up – inside and out – the all-new 2022 LX 600 stands as the ultimate sport-utility flagship in the luxury brand's growing and diversified model portfolio. The full-size luxury SUV, with its newly reengineered body-on-frame platform, avant-garde style and luxurious cabin, embodies Lexus' commitment to meeting the diversifying needs and lifestyles of customers. It is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealers in the first quarter of 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Totally redesigned from the ground up inside and out the all-new 2022 LX 600 stands as the ultimate sport-utility flagship in the luxury brand's growing and diversified model portfolio.
  • Since its launch in 1995, the LX has been a luxury SUV icon shaped by an identity distinguished by an indomitable duality.
  • New for 2022, the North American-developed Lexus Interface multimedia system allows the LX to seamlessly integrate and navigate life's twists and turns.
  • The 2022 LX comes standard with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which brings a suite of key active safety features to the vehicle.

Maserati Model Year 2022 Arrives in the United States and Canada this Month

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:24pm

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati introduces model year 2022 arriving in dealerships starting this month.

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  • AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati introduces model year 2022 arriving in dealerships starting this month.
  • Exclusive new trims are available for Ghibli , Quattroporte and Levante as part of the range's renewal for Model Year 2022 (MY22).
  • In the USA and Canada, the GT trim is equipped with the 345 hp twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
  • The model year 2022 GT, Modena and Trofeo trims for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante are available at dealers starting in October.

Multiple NEW Veeam Updates Extend Advanced Support for Cloud Adoption and Modern Data Protection

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:05pm

The most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its initial release.

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  • The most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its initial release.
  • Veeam continues to innovate and expand with the focus on furthering its ecosystem of integrations with Veeam Backup & Replication v11a.
  • According to our recent Veeam Cloud Protection Trends Report i, more than 40% of organizations have been using production services in the cloud for more than 24 months.
  • Its time saving and enables new protection dataflows such as cloud to tape and cloud to Veeam Cloud Connect, ensuring 3-2-1 backup compliance.

Hennessey Announces VelociRaptor 600 Upgrade for 2021 Ford Raptor Truck

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:23pm

SEALY, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has revealed new details of its VelociRaptor 600 package for the all-new, third-generation, Ford F-150 Raptor.

Key Points: 
  • SEALY, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has revealed new details of its VelociRaptor 600 package for the all-new, third-generation, Ford F-150 Raptor.
  • VelociRaptor owners may enhance their truck even further with a full range of optional upgrades including rugged VelociRaptor front and rear bumpers with integrated LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey wheels, up to 37-inch off-road tires, suspension levelling kit, plus Hennessey and VelociRaptor badging.
  • VelociRaptor 600 production will be limited to 250 units per year and will be individually numbered with Hennessey interior and engine bay plaques.
  • Orders may be placed immediately through authorized Ford retailers, or directly with Hennessey, by calling +1 979.885.1300 or visiting HennesseyPerformance.com .

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Announces Four-Car Team and All-New Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ for Dakar 2022

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00am

The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.

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  • The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.
  • Following TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's philosophy of "making ever-better cars", the team has continued to refine the Hilux and the latest iteration will spearhead the team's Dakar Rally campaign.
  • For 2022, the team is developing a new version of the Toyota Dakar Hilux, based on the latest rules.
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: "I am very happy to be back with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team for Dakar 2022.

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.

Sonus faber x Maserati MC20 Awarded Best In-Car OEM Premium Audio System

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

VICENZA, Italy, Sept. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonus faber is proud to announce its achievement of the 2021-2022 EISA award for the Best In-Car OEM Premium Audio System in the Maserati MC20 Super Sports car.

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  • VICENZA, Italy, Sept. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonus faber is proud to announce its achievement of the 2021-2022 EISA award for the Best In-Car OEM Premium Audio System in the Maserati MC20 Super Sports car.
  • The first Maserati model in production with the Sonus faber system, the MC20s premium audio system leverages Sonus fabers sound tuning expertise to create a 12-channel system amplified with 695 Watts of power and 12 speakers with specific characteristics of the Sonus faber philosophy of creating a sound reproduction that implies the use of natural materials.
  • The resulting sound beautifully captures the Voice of Sonus faber and gives the listener the ability to distinguish the different instruments on a track, with the emotional experience mirroring a live performance.
  • The Sonus faber team is honored to receive this prestigious award, truly affirming that this five-year passion project resulted in a world-class automotive audio system, said Sonus faber President and McIntosh Group Co-CEO Jeff Poggi.