Category: Industry News

Kia Telluride Super Bowl Commercial

This year during the Super Bowl, Kia presented the following commercial featuring the all new Full Size SUV, the 2020 Telluride.

 

 

“This year, we’re honoring the great unknowns. People who work hard and make incredible things. People who Give It Everything.

We’re beginning in West Point, Georgia. A town that’s come to mean everything to us. Because West Point is where every Telluride is assembled.

Also, this year we’ve set aside money for The Great Unknowns Scholarship. A program to help exceptional young people get a well-deserved foothold in higher education.”

The Telluride will be available at VanDevere Kia in the Spring of 2019. To learn more about this awesome new vehicle from Kia, visit:

https://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/telluride/2020

2020 Buick Encore Spy Shots

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1120716_2020-buick-encore-spy-shots

By: Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Buick’s pint-sized crossover, the Encore, is about to get a redesign and we’ve just spotted a prototype.

The prototype reveals that the redesigned Encore, just like the current generation, will be twinned with an Opel Mokka X to be sold overseas.

Opel’s redesigned Mokka X has already been spotted and is confirmed to go on sale in markets where the German brand operates in 2020. The redesigned Encore is expected in Buick showrooms late this year as a 2020 model.

With the popularity of the current Encore, which racked up 88,000 sales in the United States in 2017 and expected to have sold even better last year, Buick’s design team was always going to go with an evolutionary look for the new model, and that’s just what our spy shots suggest.

What isn’t so clear is what platform resides underneath. Opel is thought to be using the CMP small car platform of parent company PSA Group for the new Mokka X. It’s possible Buick will also use this platform under license or stick with a platform from the General Motors portfolio. A redesigned Chevrolet Trax related to the new Encore is also due for 2020.

The current Encore’s 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 is likely to carry over, and buyers should once again be able to choose between front- and all-wheel drive. We could see the current model’s 6-speed auto swapped out for a 9-speed unit in the new model, though.

Also look for the new Encore to build on the current model’s abilities with new connectivity options and electronic driver aids. We’ll also likely see Buick launch an upmarket Avenir version this time around. Like Buick’s other Avenir models, the Encore Avenir should boast extra chrome detailing on the outside and better materials and seats inside.

Rival subcompact crossovers include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, and the aforementioned Chevy Trax.

Additional 2019 Blazer Information

From: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/12/2019-blazer-specs-dimensions-finally-released/

After months of anticipation, we have gotten our hands on the complete specifications for the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer. First and foremost, we must note that the “leaked” figures we reported on earlier this week were off a bit. But we can attest that the 2019 Blazer specs published below are correct, as they come directly from sales material shared with us by our Chevy dealer connections.

We should also note that we already had the majority of the 2019 Blazer specs prior to this. The only figures that were actually missing include exterior and interior dimensions, as well as capacities figures.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Exterior Dimensions
Metric Inches Millimeters
Wheelbase: 112.7 2863
Length: 191.4 4862
Width (without mirrors): 76.7 1948
Height: 67 1702
Front track: 66.4 1687
Rear track: 66.2 1681
Front overhang: 40.3 1024
Rear overhang: 38.3 973
Ground clearance: 7.4 188
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Interior Dimensions
Metric Inches Millimeters
Front Headroom (with sunroof / without sunroof): 39.8 / 38 1011 / 965
Rear Headroom (with sunroof / without sunroof): 38.6 / 36.8 980 / 935
Front shoulder room: 59.1 1501
Rear shoulder room: 58.6 1488
Front hip room: 55.6 1412
Rear hip room: 54.2 1377
Front legroom: 41 1041
Rear legroom: 39.6 1006
Front step-in height: 18.5 470
Rear step-in height: 19.4 493
Ground to top of rear load floor: 30.4 772
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Capacities
Seating Capacity (front / rear): 2/3
Passenger volume EPA (cu. ft. / L): 107.8 / 3052.9
Cargo Volume behind 1st row seat (cu. ft. / L)*: 64.2 / 1818.1
Cargo Volume behind 2nd row seat (cu. ft. / L)*: 30.5 / 863.8
Fuel capacity FWD model (gallon / liters): 19.4 / 73.4
Fuel capacity AWD model (gallon / liters): 21.7 / 82.1