2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, Range Rover Sport and Rolls-Royce Phantom: Your Weekly Brief

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Chevy Dealer Reportedly Orders Giant $100,000 Token In 2023 Corvette Z06

Many automakers, including General Motors, have admitted they have a dealer branding problem, especially in an age of chip shortages and increased demand. That didn’t stop a Chevrolet dealer from adding a $100,000 premium to the MSRP of a 2023 Corvette Z06. Would you describe that as qualifying for unethical sales practices and brokerage activities? Because that’s exactly what Steve Carlisle, GM’s president of North America, said the company would have to take action against.

2023 Range Rover Sport gets 523 hp BMW V8 option with Off-Road Cruise Control; EV coming in 2024

Much like the full-fat Range Rover launched last year, the 2023 Range Rover Sport has an evolutionary design rather than a revolutionary one. The biggest change is found on the tailgate, with the “Range Rover” badge now under a single horizontal bar, with a license plate tucked under the unadorned trunk lid. The new RR Sport will also be the company’s first all-battery electric vehicle, which will launch sometime in 2024. Meanwhile, the Sport gains a 4.4-liter V8 borrowed from BMW and a choice of two PHEVs that can take you 70 miles (113 km) with electric power.

Escalade – V 2023 is the most powerful and most expensive Cadillac production ever

Say hello to the most powerful production Cadillac ever. The 2023 Escalade-V accommodates the 6.2L V8 engine featured in the CT5-V Blackwing and adds a larger supercharger. The result is an engine with 682 hp (508 kW) and 653 lb-ft (885 Nm) of torque. All that power means this 6,217 lb (2,820 kg) SUV can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) from zero in just 4.4 seconds, and to the quarter mile in 12.74 seconds. Other improvements include Brembo brakes articulated at the front, GM’s Magnetic Ride Control system with adaptive air suspension and additional suspension hardware exclusive to the V model.

2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom updated with illuminated grille and new options

The most important updates you’ll find with the new Rolls-Royce Phantom 2023 revolve around the wheels and grille. There are two new rim designs, including some pretty cool old discs (pictured above). The Pantheon Grille is now lit, like the Ghost, and there are new headlights with laser-cut star lights. In addition, Rolls-Royce now offers dark chrome grille options, black hood, windshield surround and side frame finishes. Additionally, although Phantom owners rarely drive themselves, the steering wheel is now thicker for a greater feel.

Hertz will rent a 900-hp Mustang Shelby GT500-H for $399 a day

The new mecca for those who want to catch Mustang crash videos can be found at their local Hertz dealer. That’s because the car rental company is once again offering a custom-tuned Ford Mustang by American Shelby to customers in 11 cities across the United States. Mill cars where power has been amplified to 900 hp (671 kW / 912 hp) from the standard Shelby GT500 760 hp (567 kW / 770 hp). The Hertz cars will also get aluminum monobloc wheels, performance-spec tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H badges, side stripes and a carbon-fiber hood that cuts 30 pounds (14 kg) of vehicle weight. A less powerful option will also be available in the form of the Shelby GT-H convertible and fastback, powered by a 5.0-liter V8 producing 451 hp (336 kW / 456 hp).

Driven: 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

Behind the wheel of the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X and 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate. The first model offers more oomph over the current AT4 and is intended to be the most exclusive off-road-focused truck the brand has ever made—apart from the Hummer EV. On the other hand, the Denali Ultimate wants to be the last word in the world of luxury, with the added appeal of the SuperCruise offering. How did we like these two new contenders in the full-size pickup category? Read on to find out.

2023 Subaru Legacy hits some lipstick and gains Sport Trim Technology 2.4L Turbo

Proof that all facelifts aren’t an improvement, the new Subaru Legacy has a “bold” look with a large front grille, new LED headlights and a spacious center entry. Customers wanting to stand out can opt for the sporty revised model with red grille accents and magnetite gray metallic trim on the side mirrors and rear spoiler. The model also comes with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that are grayed out. Other updates include additional safety equipment such as reverse automatic braking and DriverFocus mitigation, as well as wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Everything we know about the Hot Sci-Fi electric hatch coming this year

We’ve had a crack at imagining what the upcoming 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will look like – a highly anticipated performance electric car that will be on-trend as the likes of BMW M and Mercedes AMG all look to tap into the market. Expect to see a bolder front graphic, front diffuser with red accents, side skirts, wider wheel moldings and a large rear spoiler. The Ioniq 5 N also sits noticeably lower, with larger wheels pumped outward for a wider stance. While numbers haven’t been confirmed yet, the Ioniq 5 N will be powered by a 77.4 kWh battery pack, and its electric motors can produce 577 horsepower (430 kW) and 546 pound-feet (740 Nm) of torque.

2023 Honda CR-V likely to appear in China Preview America and Europe sixth-generation SUV

Thanks to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, we now seem to know what the Honda CR-V 2023 will look like. While the scoop shows a car in the Chinese market, it is likely that the same design will be offered to the rest of the world as well. Chinese customers will only get the ICE version in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. We’re also expecting two hybrid variants with the e:HEV badge on them, particularly in Europe where Honda has electrified its entire range.

What else makes the news

Musk’s Twitter deal is on hold, wants to make sure that spam accounts are less than 5% of the user base

Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter is on hold, as the billionaire wants to ensure fake accounts and spambots account for less than 5 percent of users. If less than 5% of users are already ‘junk’ accounts, the transaction should proceed as planned after a short delay. However, if that number is 5% or higher, things may get confused because Musk may be paying for a lower purchase price.

Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world

The Saudi oil and gas company Aramco has regained the title of the world’s most valuable company two years later. Apple, which was previously on top, has seen its shares fall as investors sell shares and move to assets seen as less risky. Meanwhile, oil and gas prices rose, boosting the shares of energy producers.

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