News Releases Of Note This Week (June 16-22, 2024)

This is a quick roundup of what's happened in automotive for the week of June 16-22, 2024.

This is a quick roundup of what’s happened in automotive for the week of June 16-22, 2024.

Nissan Closes Out R35 Generation GT-R Limited Editions
The legendary Godzilla in its R35 generation will finish out with two limited edition models, the T-Spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition. After more than 17 years of sales, GT-R production for the North American market will end in October.

Nissan Celebrates 55 Years of Z With New Heritage Edition Model
The 2024 model year Nissan Z includes a Heritage Edition limited model that features exclusive design elements from the S30-generation Datsun 240Z from 1969.

Polestar Expanding To 7 New Markets In 2025
Polestar is expanding its retail operations across existing markets and adding seven new markets for 2025. The company plans to launch in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, and Brazil.

Honda Powersports Makes New Model Announcement for ATV
American Honda has announced the return of two of its popular four-wheel powersports products. The Rubicon 4×4 Automatic (formerly the Rincon) all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is making a comeback. As is the Pioneer 520 side-by-side.

BMW Announces 4th-Generation X3 Model
BMW has announced an all-new, fourth-generation X3 sport utility featuring a new grille design and new exterior look for the brand. New four- and six-cylinder engines with mild hybrid technology are also coming with the new X3.

Ryvid, Sosa Metalworks Partner for Custom Electric Motorcycle
Ryvid and custom motorcycle builder Cristian Sosa (Sosa Metalworks) have partnered for a uniquely-designed Ryvid Anthem Electric motorcycle. The two California companies are offering models of the collaborative e-bike for sale.

BMW Opens First Press Shop in North America
Celebrating 30 years of making BMWs in North America, BMW Manufacturing opened a state-of-the-art press shop at its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. The stamping shop will begin making sheet metal parts for the new BMW X3.

Toyota Texas Expands, Adding More Than 400 New Jobs
Toyota has expanded its footprint in Texas with a $531 million investment to its San Antonio facility. This expansion brings a 500,000 square foot facility for drivetrain parts production and adds over 400 new jobs to the area.

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