KARMA GT DESIGNED BY PININFARINA SET FOR NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT MONTEREY CAR WEEK

Southern California-based luxury electric automaker Karma Automotive announced the North American debut of its Karma GT designed by Pininfarina will occur at the world-famous Monterey Car Week. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance guests can expect an up-close look at the one-of-a-kind Karma GT designed by Pininfarina, which will be displayed from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18 at Karma’s exhibit on Peter Hay Hill. https://testdrivenow.com/karma-gt/

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CHEVROLET INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER MID-ENGINE CORVETTE

Today, Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. The sum of everything that came before it, the 2020 Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

From front- to mid-engine, in under three seconds
“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”

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Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato Is Set For Production In 2020

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato Is Set For Production In 2020. Joining each of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato cars set to be created at Aston Martin Works this year.
An unequivocal statement of luxury, exclusivity and purity, DBS GT Zagato delivers a commanding presence whether parked or in motion. At the car’s front, a newly created and unique “dynamic” grille allows the car’s frontal area to transform its appearance. When stationary, each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces remain flush with the car’s beautiful formed exterior. However, upon start-up DBS GT Zagato will appear to flutter into life, as each piece opens to allow the car’s twin-turbo V12 to breathe.

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MID-ENGINE CHEVROLET CORVETTE REVEAL TO BE LIVESTREAMED

The livestream opens at 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT on July 18 and can be accessed through media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette, which also will be sent out on Chevrolet’s social media channels. The stream will include Corvette video footage, a hosted preshow and the reveal presentation. It will be available for viewing across the globe, in all seven continents.
Following the reveal, the Next Generation Corvette will hit the road for two national dealership tours that will include vehicle specialists and numerous interactive displays. At these events, Chevy dealers will host customers to showcase the new mid-engine supercar, display customizable parts (seats, wheels, accessories, etc.) and teach people how they can personalize their own Corvette.

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2020 HYUNDAI SONATA TO MAKE ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN NEW YORK

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata will make its North American debut at the New York International Automobile Show next month. The eighth-generation Sonata showcases a sporty four-door-coupe look that embodies Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design concept. Featuring a short overhang, sloping roofline and low deck lid to create a balanced feel, the all-new Sonata has a much sportier look than its predecessor.

Hyundai also announced the development of a ‘Digital Key’, which allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai vehicle via their smartphone. Replacing a traditional physical key, the new Digital Key can be downloaded via an app and used by up to four authorized people. As well as making it much easier for a Hyundai vehicle to be included in a car-sharing program, in the future, the Digital Key will be further enhanced to allow for features such as an alarm to be triggered when the vehicle exceeds a defined speed or travels outside a designated area.

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