September 2021 New Cars on the Block

Some late Summer 2021 releases provide a glimpse into the future of personal transportation! 

2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 

Let’s start this month off with a bang!  Commemorating 50 years of the original Countach design, Lamborghini has resurrected the name and given it to its new limited production supercar!  Just like the original, every angle is intentional and made to be noticed.  802 combined horsepower from a V12 with electric supplementation are big numbers, as is the $2.64m price.  If you are reading this and want one, you are too late…all 112 to be produced are pre-sold. 

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline 

To kick off a refresh for the 2022 model year, Ford is releasing a more off-road-centric version of its full-size people/gear hauler.  The Timberline trim gets 10.6 inches of ground clearance, an extra inch of track for stability, and a two-speed transfer case underneath for maximum capability where the pavement ends.  Behind the revised front end and above the added body armor, the Timberline has squeezed a bit more power from its 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, now up to 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. 

2022 Ford Expedition Stealth 

To complement its more rural stablemate, the Stealth will speak to the more urban crowd with black accents and matching 22” wheels.  Featuring the same high-performance EcoBoost V6 as the Timberline, this slightly more sinister people-mover will have the muscle to match its looks. 

2022 Genesis GV60 

To follow-up the wildly popular and in-demand GV70 and GV80, Genesis has committed to offering an even more affordable electric crossover in their line-up.  Expect more details to follow and let’s hope they keep those cool side-view cameras! 

Honda Civic Hatchback 

Honda cannot afford to miss on the Civic, and 2022 will be the first year of the new Civic Hatchback.  Following a year after the sedan, the hatch follows suit on the liftback trend while allowing a bit more versatility and load capacity.  In a surprising move, Honda has committed to a few more years of manual transmission availability, with two of the four trims available with row-your-own fun.  The OneRequest staff is very excited about that. 

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport 

Only slightly late to the party of unibody off-roaders, Honda is adding a TrailSport version of its Passport to cater to buyers who have trail-going ambitions.  A bit taller, a bit more rugged, and a bit more capable sums up the added equipment. 

2023 Mercedes-AMG GT63S E Performance 

Mercedes-AMG has revised their top dog GT four-door coupe for 2022.  By adding a 204 horsepower electric motor, this performance flagship now brings 843 total horsepower and over 1,000 torque to the table.  It is the most powerful car Mercedes has produced to-date, and will be able to drive seven miles on pure EV range. 

2022 Subaru WRX 

Subaru’s tried-and-true compact sedan is entering its second non-Impreza-based generation and bringing the heat!  With nearly as much power as STIs of only a few years past, expect the all-new WRX to debut with a host of standard features, new tech, and the classic Subaru rally-derived AWD system. 

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness 

Slotting above the Base, Premium, and Sport trims, the Forester Wilderness fills the increasingly popular off-road-ready niche that many buyers are looking for.  At almost an inch and a half taller, the Forester Wilderness includes increased approach/departure/breakover angles and suspension travel via revised suspension dampers.  Finally, the roof has a higher weight rating for rooftop tents and available skid plates complement the trim-specific exterior badging. 

2022 Toyota Tundra 

After a 15 (repeat: FIFTEEN) year lifespan, the current Tundra’s production will end in the next few months as Toyota launches its all-new, better-in-every-way 2022 Tundra.  Bigger, more capable, and tougher…the new Tundra will give up its existing V8 for a twin-turbo V6, available with and without electrification.  Expect double and crew cabs (so long, regular cab!) and trim levels from work truck rugged to living room sophisticated, as well as the return of the TRD Pro with enhanced off-road capability.  Half-ton pickup trucks in America are a segment that manufacturers cannot afford to cut corners on, with perennial 100,000+ sales volumes and exceptionally brand loyal followings.  For that reason, we are excited to see how this truck stacks up in real world testing! 

In other news…..

Acura will offer another PMC Edition for the 2022 model year!  Replacing last year’s awesome Thermal Orange, next year’s hot rod RDX will offer Long Beach Blue and only 200 are scheduled to be made.  They will once again be built alongside the NSX supercar. 

Proving that not all pickups need to be serious all the time, the Ranger Splash is a playful throwback to the 90s Splash appearance package and a nice addition to the seemingly endless combination of available build specifications.  We can appreciate a little fun! 

You can officially buy a Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing!  It may very well be the last V8, rear-wheel-drive sedan with a manual transmission offered.  Ever.  If this is what you’ve been waiting for, now is the time.  If you don’t have $83,995, you might consider…………. 

……..the equally hooligan, but slightly less powerful, CT4-V Blackwing!  With a twin-turbo V6 and a starting price under $60,000, this is a more financially friendly venture into three-pedal bliss.  This car is also for sale now; get one while you can! 

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