Toyota’s new Grand Highlander, the Acura Integra Type S, VinFast’s First Vehicles Arrive Stateside
Exciting news from Toyota: a new, bigger Highlander is on the way.
The Grand Highlander will launch as a stretched three-row crossover, “designed for family adventures.” The lone teaser image shows a “HybridMAX” badge, indicating an electrified powertrain. The Grand Highlander debuts on February 8th.
Also new from Japan: the Acura Integra Type S. This high-performance variant is expected to deliver over 300 horsepower from a turbocharged four-cylinder, paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
The off-road adventure lifestyle continues to flourish.
With that, Ford will offer a Black Diamond Off-Road Package for the 2023 Bronco Sport. It comes with steel bash plates underneath and rides on all-terrain tires.
And would you believe a Lamborghini for when the pavement ends? It’s the 601 horsepower Huracan Sterrato. It’s outfitted with off-road tires, lifted suspension, extra body protection and more.
For all-roads, Kia is showing a refreshed Seltos compact utility.
Aside from the exterior changes, the optional 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder will be stronger, paired with an 8-speed automatic. A new X-Line trim with special appearance upgrades will also be available.
In other news, Vietnamese startup VinFast has officially exported their first batch of VF 8 electric SUVs to the United States. All 999 units are expected to reach customers by the end of the year. Future exports to Canada and Europe are slated for early 2023.
And that does it for this week’s Motor News!