Lexus Adds F SPORT To New ES

Lexus Adds F SPORT To New ES

While the all-new 2019 Lexus ES was debuting at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, MotorWeek’s Stephanie Hart actually had a chance to check out the car in person at the posh Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. In a move that mirrors efforts with other Lexus vehicles, for the first time this redesigned ES will be available as an F SPORT performance model.  As… Read More

BMW All Electric SUV Headed For U.S.

BMW All Electric SUV Headed For U.S.

At the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, BMW unveiled a near production ready concept for a battery electric crossover utility dubbed the iX3. The compact BMW iX3 will be assembled, at least initially, in China and exported around the world, including to the U.S. Look for the iX3 to arrive sometime in 2020. At Auto China 2018 BMW confirmed a 250 mile range for their new EV.

New Ford Focus Stars at Auto China

New Ford Focus Stars at Auto China

Ford is using the 2018 Beijing Auto Show as a high profile launching pad for the all-new 2019 Ford Focus, the company’s latest global compact car series. First announced last week, the new Focus will be made in China and exported to the U.S., replacing the current Focus which is imported from Mexico. But, the significance of the new Focus goes well beyond one… Read More

Mercedes-Maybach Concept

Mercedes-Maybach Concept

Mercedes-Benz revealed its Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Crossover at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The concept CUV is an electric vehicle with four motors, allowing for fully variable all-wheel drive. According to Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, the concept “combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a sedan to produce an ultra-modern… Read More

Five F-150 Diesel Facts

Five F-150 Diesel Facts

Five facts about the new Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel        Engine: all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel Horsepower: 250 Torque: 440 lb.-ft. Towing: 11,400 pounds Payload: 2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet applications, 1,940 pounds for retail applications.   The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel will be at dealers in May.

Buick EV

Buick EV

China is the scene for the global debut of the Buick Enspire. The company says the all-electric concept SUV generates 410 kW and can travel up to 370 miles on a single charge. The Buick Enspire will be on display at Auto China 2018 in Beijing later this month.  

Racing Mustangs

Racing Mustangs

We know the Ford Mustang can go fast.  The sports coupe will be racing for the finish line.  Ford has announced the Mustang will succeed the Fusion in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series in 2019.  It will be the first time a Mustang will compete in professional stock car racing’s top league.  Ford started exporting the Mustang to global markets in 2015.  Since then,… Read More

Global Focus

Global Focus

Ford has its eye on global markets unveiling the all-new Focus. Depending on the market, the Focus will appear as a 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon or 5-door hatchback.   Ford says this is part of their global strategy to use common architectures and modules while tailoring body styles, models and engines to specific markets.  The Chinese market will get a 1.0-liter… Read More

More Camaro Choices

More Camaro Choices

Camaro fans there are more reasons to want one.  Chevrolet has revealed the 2019 Camaro, and for the first time a Turbo 1LE good for 275 hp will be part of the line-up.  To make things even more interesting, Camaro SS will be offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock.  Technology improves as well… Read More

VW EV & Limited Lotus

VW EV & Limited Lotus

A touch of Tesla is coming to Volkswagen.  Matthew Renna will become the new Vice President for Volkswagen’s North American Region.  Renna will oversee Volkswagen’s modular system for manufacturing electric vehicles.  He was at Tesla Motors, where he served as program manager for the Model S and Model X.  Renna will begin his duties at VW April 16, 2018. How… Read More