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Jeep® Brand Introduces New 2024 Gladiator: The World’s Most Off-road Capable Midsize Truck

Most Capable and Refined Gladiator Yet Delivers New Iconic Seven-slot Grille, Available Power Seats, Standard Side-curtain Airbags and Standard 12.3-inch Uconnect Touchscreen Radio

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  • Iconic Jeep® Gladiator exterior features new seven-slot grille, windshield-integrated trail-ready stealth antenna and seven all-new wheel designs
  • Gladiator delivers Jeep brand’s open-air freedom to the truck segment with its folding windshield, three roof choices and three door choices, including available half doors and removable doors
  • Unmatched capability with unsurpassed 4×4 max towing and best-in-class payload:
    • Up to 7,700 pounds max towing
    • Up to 1,725 pounds max payload
  • Refined interior with more technology and amenities, including available 12-way power adjustable front seats and all-new instrument panel featuring Uconnect 5 system with best-in-class standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with improved speech intelligibility 
  • New 2024 Jeep Gladiator delivers standard first- and second-row side-curtain airbags, standard forward collision warning (Sport S and above) and standard advanced cruise control with stop (Sport S and above)
  • Two new models, Mojave X and Rubicon X, expand Gladiator’s portfolio with integrated off-road camera, steel bumpers and Nappa leather-trimmed 12-way power adjustable front seats 
  • Factory application of Jeep Adventure Guides featuring Trails Offroad, delivering comprehensive off-road trail guides for the 62 Jeep® Badge of Honor trails loaded right into the Uconnect 5 Nav system, with an upgradable subscription that unlocks full catalog of 3,000-plus Trails Offroad trail guides 


September 13, 2023 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand is taking the world’s most off-road capable midsize truck and making it even better. Revealed at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator adds greater capability, more refinement, new technology and more standard safety features to a midsize pickup that is both 100% truck and 100% Jeep. 

Ranked No. 1 for new vehicle quality among midsize trucks in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Initial Quality Study* (IQS), Jeep Gladiator continues to offer an unmatched combination of unsurpassed towing and best-in-class 4×4 payload, legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, open-air freedom, and clever functionality and versatility. 

Building on its identity as a lifestyle tool of freedom and adventure, the new Gladiator embodies its loyal enthusiast fan base. 

“The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator epitomizes the power of the Jeep community and how it continues to push for greater capability, advanced technology and more refinement,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “The new Gladiator makes the best even better, with a more advanced and comfortable interior with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and available power seats tested for water fording, more safety and technology, including standard side-curtain airbags, and a fresh exterior with a new seven-slot grille, seven new wheel designs and a windshield-integrated trail-ready antenna. Combine all of that with its folding windshield, three roof choices, two different door options or taking the doors off altogether, and Gladiator is the only truck in the business that can celebrate this kind of open-air freedom and still do real truck stuff.” 

The 2024 Jeep Gladiator will be available in Sport, Willys, Mojave and Rubicon models. Ordering is open now and vehicles will start to arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships at the end of this year.

Legendary Go-anywhere 4×4 Capability: Most Capable Midsize Truck Without Compromise
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator delivers 4×4 capability no other midsize truck can match, including unsurpassed towing, best-in-class 4×4 payload and, new for 2024, standard rear locking differential and Off-Road+ on the Willys model. Its ability to conquer the extreme off-road trails from Moab to the Rubicon Trail or the most extreme dessert terrain is unmatched, built on legendary Jeep 4×4 systems, including: 

  • Four advanced 4×4 systems:
    • Command-Trac part-time transfer case with 2.72:1 low range ratio
    • Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with 2.72:1 low range ratio
    • Rock-Trac part-time transfer case with 4:1 low range ratio
    • Rock-Trac full-time transfer case with 4:1 low range ratio
  • Best-in-class 84:1 crawl ratio standard on Rubicon
  • Water fording of up to 31.5 inches
  • Uncompromising approach, departure and breakover angles and ground clearance up to:
    • Approach angle: 44.7 degrees
    • Breakover angle: 20.9 degrees
    • Departure angle: 26 degrees 
    • Ground clearance: 11.6 inches 
  • Unsurpassed 4×4 max towing and best-in-class payload:
    • Up to 7,700 pounds max towing
    • Up to 1,725 pounds max payload

Every Gladiator model’s Trail Rated or Desert Rated badge reflects an unmatched spec list that includes Dana 44 heavy-duty front and rear axles, two-speed transfer case, traction control, tow hooks (two front, up to two rear), four-wheel disc brakes, three skid plates and a minimum tire size of 32 inches. 

Legendary capability for Gladiator Rubicon comes from a full list of off-road features, including:

  • Rock-Trac part-time transfer case with 4:1 4LO ratio
  • Electronic front sway-bar disconnect
  • Tru-Lok front- and rear-axle lockers 
  • Dana 44 heavy-duty solid front and rear axles with 4.10 axle ratio
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires
  • Red accents and tow hooks
  • Steel rock rails for the cab and bed corners

Gladiator Mojave, proven high-speed desert runner, features:

  • Command-Trac part-time transfer case with 2.72:1 4LO ratio
  • FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks with reservoirs
  • FOX front hydro jounce bumpers
  • 1-inch front suspension lift
  • Tru-Lok rear-axle locker
  • Dana 44 heavy-duty solid front and rear axles with 4.10 axle ratio
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires 
  • Orange accents and tow hooks
  • Steel rock rails for the cab 
  • Performance hood with center scoop
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Sport seats with performance bolsters
  • Off Road+ with high-speed mode for rear locker

New for 2024, Gladiator Mojave X and Gladiator Rubicon X add even more off-road features standard: 

  • Full-time transfer case
  • Integrated off-road camera
  • Front and rear steel bumpers  

New for 2024, upgraded Gladiator Willys raises the bar with added capability standard:

  • Tru-Lok rear-axle locker
  • Off-road+ mode adjusts throttle, transmission shift points and traction control for peak performance on higher speed passes on sand terrain, as well as during low-speed rock crawling. It also enables the rear axle to be locked in 4HI
  • Trailer tow with programmable auxiliary switches 

Mojave = King of the Desert
To earn its Desert Rated badge, the Gladiator Mojave features specially tuned high-performance FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks to optimize handling, ride comfort and bottom-out resistance on high-speed sand runs. The FOX shocks contain internal passages that allow fluid to bypass the piston through regulated ports as it moves through the suspension travel. The result is a predictable ride over normal off-road driving conditions, with the ability to ramp up damping force in extreme use.  

Front and rear external shock reservoirs keep shock fluid cool, preventing shock fade during long runs through the hot desert at high speed. Military-grade suspension fluid maintains performance at extreme temperatures and is the same fluid used in off-road racing shocks. 

FOX front hydraulic jounce bumpers act as a secondary pair of shocks, providing additional damping force as the suspension reaches maximum compression, to soften impacts and prevent bottoming out in off-road situations at speed. They combine race-proven technology with cutting-edge features to deliver increased damping performance and bottom-out control in the last few inches of suspension travel. 

An Off-Road+ button allows drivers to take Gladiator Mojave to the next level of tractive capabilities. With a push of a button, drivers can adjust throttle, transmission shift points and traction control for peak performance on higher speed passes on sand terrain, as well as during low-speed rock crawling. The Off-Road+ drive mode on Mojave also allows drivers to lock the rear axle at high speeds while in 4HI.

The Mojave’s Desert Rated badge is a natural extension of the brand’s legendary Trail Rated designation and represents the ultimate in high-speed, off-road capability and performance in grueling desert and sand environments.  

The Desert Rated Gladiator Mojave has been developed against a series of strenuous tests in five categories: ride control and stability, traction, ground clearance, maneuverability and desert prowess. 

  • Ride Control and Stability: With a groundbreaking desert-tuned suspension, Gladiator Mojave tackles undulating desert terrain with uncompromising control and comfort
  • Traction: By strategically managing and delivering power, Gladiator Mojave conquers unpredictable surfaces, such as sand, gravel and loose dirt, with confidence
  • Ground Clearance: Maximized running clearances with an optimized suspension allow Gladiator Mojave to crest dunes, blast through whoops and anything else the desert can throw at it
  • Maneuverability: Nimble and responsive handling allows Gladiator Mojave to become an extension of the driver when swiftly navigating desert terrain and climbing extreme angles
  • Desert Prowess: Tested and proven to withstand the intense heat, coarse sand, loose gravel and intrusive dust that accompany unforgiving desert environments

Built for the Rubicon
The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon delivers legendary off-road capability designed and built to conquer the Rubicon Trail. A Rock-Trac 4×4 system features heavy-duty third-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok front- and rear-locking differentials. 

Gladiator Rubicon offers improved articulation with help from an electronic front sway-bar disconnect for additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it. With the standard six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic transmission, Gladiator Rubicon offers impressive crawl ratios of 84:1 and 77:1, respectively – both of which make short work of scaling tough obstacles. The Rock-Trac systems delivers full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions via the 33-inch all-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch aluminum wheels.

To protect critical vehicle components while on the trail, including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan, all Gladiators use three skid plates, with Mojave and Rubicon models benefitting from rugged steel rock rails for the cab to curtail potential body damage inflicted while out on the trail. Rubicon and Mojave X models also boast steel rock rails for the bed corners. 

Proven Body-on-frame Design Is the Foundation for Legendary Jeep Capability
Using a body-on-frame design and featuring a finely engineered five-link suspension system, the new 2024 Gladiator delivers unrivaled capability, refined on-road dynamics and advanced safety features. 

The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum closures, including the doors, door hinges, hood, fender flares, windshield frame and tailgate, help reduce weight and boost fuel economy. 

A steel bed uses four steel cross-members to reinforce the load floor while the aluminum tailgate is damped for safe and secure action. Utility and versatility are maximized with strong integrated tie-downs, under-rail bed lighting and an optional covered external power source.

For 2024, Gladiator continues to use the proven five-link coil suspension setup. Gladiator’s front suspension features two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal control and a cross-car track bar for lateral axle control. 

The five-link rear suspension features a similar layout to the front suspension, with two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal axle control and a track bar for lateral axle control. 

The front and rear full-width high-strength steel track bars are positioned to control lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel.

The shocks are tuned for optimum balance between on-road handling and legendary off-road capability, delivering ideal ride comfort, body-roll control and dynamic handling. 

Robust Powertrain
The Jeep Gladiator’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and features engine stop-start (ESS) as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque, essential for off-roading, hauling heavy loads or towing a trailer. For off-road enthusiasts who love a manual transmission, a six-speed manual transmission is standard and an eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.

With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Gladiator boasts an impressive best-in-class crawl ratio of up to 84:1. With the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, Gladiator offers a crawl ratio of up to 77:1. 

More Than 85 Available Advanced Safety and Security Features
Safety and security were paramount in the development of the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator, which offers more than 85 available active and passive safety and security features. Newly standard on all models for 2024 are first- and second-row side curtain airbags, which complement standard driver and passenger front airbags and front seat-mounted driver and passenger side airbags. 

For the 2024 model year, Gladiator features second-row outboard seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, as well as structural improvements for side-impact performance.

Forward collision warning and advanced cruise control with stop now come standard on Sport S and above. Blind-spot and cross-path detection and ParkSense rear park-assist system come standard on Mojave X and Rubicon X, and are available on Sport S, Willys, Mojave and Rubicon. A ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, traction control and electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation are standard on all models.

Iconic Jeep Design: New Grille, Wheel Designs and Multiple Open-air Freedom Options
The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable as a Jeep 4×4 with its traditional Jeep design cues. The 2024 Jeep Gladiator’s iconic seven-slot grille wears an updated look with black textured slots, neutral gray metallic bezels and body-color surround (gloss black slots and bezels on Willys). Slimmer both visually and literally, the new grille’s black textured vertical slots improve cooling.  

A new trail-ready stealth antenna integrated into the front windshield replaces the previous steel mast antenna, streamlining Gladiator’s appearance and eliminating brush or tree limb snags on the trail. 

New for 2024, Jeep Gladiator features seven new standard and optional wheel designs, with tire sizes ranging from 32 to 33 inches.  

Multiple open-air freedom options, including a new standard premium soft-top, two available hardtops (black and body color), Sunrider for Hardtop and dual-door group with half doors, mean there are dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations, so Gladiator customers can customize their off-road adventure to their specific needs. 

Gladiator is available in nine standout exterior colors, including: Anvil (new), Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Zynith, High Velocity, Hydro Blue, Sarge, Bright White and black.

Authentic Interior Design Refined for 2024, Boasting Premium Features and the Newest Technology
The new Jeep Gladiator’s refined interior is loaded with premium features and technology along with Jeep 4×4 functionality and versatility. With a new-for-2024 12.3-inch touchscreen at its core, the heritage-inspired center stack features a clean, sculpted form that complements the horizontal dashboard design. A wrapped instrument panel features new soft-touch surfaces, in fabric or polyurethane, with contrast accent stitching. New AMPS bracket provisions are now featured on top of the dash for mounting accessory electronics.

An all-new 12.3-inch touchscreen – the most advanced and largest display ever offered on Gladiator – houses the fifth-generation award-winning Uconnect 5 system and sits prominently atop the center stack, right above the new slim rectangular inboard air vent. Using full-array local dimming (FALD) backlight technology, the 12.3-inch screen delivers improved visibility, especially during open air conditions with the top and doors off. The outboard air vents retain their signature circular shape. Standard on all models is improved hands-free voice recognition, which uses new seven-microphone array technology. 

Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that will allow the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features and services.

The new Gladiator’s Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for unmatched ease of use. The suite of system highlights includes:

  • 12.3-inch digital touchscreen (new)
  • Jeep Adventure Guides featuring Trails Offroad (new)
  • Five user profiles plus a valet mode – customizable music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles and climate comfort levels (new)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation (new)
  • Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones (new)
  • Alexa Home to Car functionality to include in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability and Car to Home features
  • Uconnect mobile app
  • SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora (new)
  • TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speak and live traffic updates
  • Maps OTA updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system (new)
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices

The new Gladiator is well-equipped to keep vehicle occupants connected while on the go. Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. The Gladiator delivers a total of up to seven USB Type A and Type C ports for both rows. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the new Gladiator and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select three-pronged home electronics. 

Trail Rated & Trail Ready 
The Jeep brand is the first automotive brand to feature built-in off-road adventure trail guides with the introduction of Jeep Adventure Guides featuring Trails Offroad, a leader in off-road trail guides and maps. 

Downloaded right into the Jeep Gladiator’s Uconnect 5 Nav system and displayed on the new 12.3-inch high-resolution screen, the available Jeep Adventure Guides deliver detailed guides and maps for the 62 Jeep Badge of Honor trails, which include the Rubicon Trail in California, Hell’s Revenge in Utah and Jericho Mountain in New Hampshire. For even more adventures, owners can upgrade to a premium subscription that unlocks Trails Offroad’s full catalog of 3,000-plus trail guides. 

The Trails Offroad catalog spans a wide variety of difficulty levels and terrains and boasts an unmatched level of information and quality, including: 

  • All trails rated by experts based on real-world evaluation
  • Consistent difficulty rating based on 14 inputs 
  • Route description 
  • Key waypoints for turns, obstacles and points of interest 

This new partnership gives Jeep customers detailed information about the best off-road adventures across the United States and parts of Canada, with over-the-air updates available to further enhance the experience. Customers will also be able to navigate directly to the trailhead of their chosen off-road adventure and to keep track of their progress by following integrated trail route maps. The unrivaled in-vehicle integration further cements the Jeep brand’s off-road leadership. 

Since debuting on the 2024 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Adventure Guides are being enhanced with a new “Follow Mode” that provides the right information at the right time by displaying popups for waypoints, such as intersection directions, obstacles or point of interests, as the driver approaches the waypoint on the trail. Also, for trails that can be traversed both directions, customers will be able to navigate to the end of the trail in addition to the start of the trail.

The New Standard = More Standard Equipment
For 2024, the Gladiator lineup boasts more standard equipment across the model lineup, including:

Sport:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen radio 
  • Premium soft-top 
  • Gray Soul fabric IP mid bolster

Sport S (Sport+):

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Gorilla glass windshield
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Power windows and door locks 

Willys (Sport S+):

  • 32-inch mud-terrain tires
  • Steel rock rails
  • Rear-locking differential
  • Off-Road+ mode
  • Trailer tow and programmable auxiliary switches
  • LED lamps (front, fog)

Mojave (Sport S+):

  • LED lamps (front, rear, fog)
  • 33-inch all-terrain tires
  • Steel rock rails
  • Selectable high-speed rear-locking differential
  • High-clearance black fender flares
  • Off-road Dana 44 axles
  • Performance hood with center scoop
  • Sport steering wheel 
  • 7-inch TFT cluster
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks with reservoirs
  • FOX front hydro jounce bumpers
  • 1-inch front suspension lift
  • Off-Road+ mode
  • Trailer tow and programmable auxiliary switches

Mojave X (Mojave+):

  • 12-way power adjustable front seats
  • 12.3-inch digital touchscreen with navigation
  • Nine-speaker premium Alpine audio system
  • Nappa leather seats
  • Heated seats and steering wheel 
  • ParkSense rear park-assist system
  • Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
  • Steel front and rear bumpers
  • Integrated front off-road camera
  • Body-color fender flares and hardtop with headliner
  • Integrated Bluetooth speaker
  • Selec-Trac full-time transfer case

Rubicon (Sport S+):

  • LED lamps (front, rear, fog)
  • Trailer tow and programmable auxiliary switches
  • Off-road Dana 44 axles
  • Rock-Trac part-time transfer case
  • Electronic front sway-bar disconnect
  • 33-inch all-terrain tires
  • Steel rock rails (cab, box)
  • Steel rear bumper
  • Selectable front- and rear-locking differentials
  • Dual vented hood
  • High-clearance black fender flares
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • 7-inch TFT cluster
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Off-Road+ mode

Rubicon X (Rubicon+):

  • 12-way power adjustable front seats
  • 12.3-inch digital touchscreen with navigation
  • Nine-speaker premium Alpine audio system
  • Nappa leather seats
  • Heated seats and steering wheel 
  • ParkSense rear park-assist system
  • Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
  • Steel front bumper
  • Integrated front off-road camera
  • Body-color fender flares and hardtop with headliner
  • Integrated Bluetooth speaker
  • Rock-Trac full-time transfer case

*Jeep Gladiator received the lowest rate of reported problems in a tie among midsize pickups in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Initial Quality Study of new vehicle owners’ experiences after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information.

Jeep Brand
Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep® is the authentic SUV brand that delivers legendary off-road capability, interior refinement, high-tech features and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep 4×4 lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into the new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom and added 4×4 capability. All Jeep brand vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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Hyundai Santa Fe and Kona Named to Autotrader’s Best New Cars For 2024 List

Hyundai Santa Fe & Kona honored by Autotrader for Best New Cars 2024, setting new standards in style, performance, and practicality.

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The Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2024 list has recognized the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2024 Kona SUVs for their exceptional qualities, which include stylish designs, impressive performance, advanced safety features, and practicality. These two models stood out among numerous vehicles in the market and were among the 11 cars, trucks, and SUVs to receive this prestigious acknowledgment. This recognition highlights the outstanding features of both models and reaffirms their position as among the best vehicles in the market.

The Autotrader team evaluated various factors in order to curate their Best New Cars list, including interior comfort, safety and cabin technology, attainability, and driving experience. This comprehensive evaluation process ensures that the chosen vehicles truly excel in all aspects, making them standout choices for consumers. Both the Santa Fe and Kona have proven to exceed expectations in these areas, securing their spots on this coveted list.

Olabisi Boyle, senior vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, expressed the company’s pride in receiving this recognition. She stated, “At Hyundai, we are dedicated to listening to customers to craft stylish, well-rounded vehicles tailored to meet the diverse needs of modern drivers with a smart array of ICE and electrified powertrains. This recognition by Autotrader reaffirms Hyundai’s commitment to exceeding customer expectations and enriching their automotive journeys.”

The lineup of Best New Cars for 2024 showcases only the most impressive and innovative vehicles available in the market. Autotrader’s expert editors tested and scored each vehicle to ensure that they go above and beyond to resonate with buyers in their respective segments. Attributes such as interior comfort, build quality, technology, and driving experience were carefully considered in the selection process. As many vehicles are either new or redesigned for 2024, only models that are available for purchase within the next nine months were included in the evaluation.

When it comes to the 2024 Kona, Matt Degen, senior editor at Cox Automotive, shared his impression on the vehicle. He praised its futuristic design and mentioned that it felt familiar, approachable, and even fun when experiencing it from the inside. The Kona has revitalized the subcompact SUV segment with its forward-thinking approach and exceptional value.

Hyundai continues to innovate and cater to the ever-evolving needs of modern drivers. With its range of ICE and electrified powertrains, the company ensures that customers have a variety of choices to suit their preferences and requirements. This commitment to versatility and customer satisfaction has solidified Hyundai’s position as a leader in the automotive industry.

In conclusion, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kona SUVs have rightfully earned their spots on Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2024 list. Their outstanding features, performance, and practicality have set them apart from the competition. Whether you’re seeking a spacious and advanced SUV like the Santa Fe or a futuristic and value-packed option like the Kona, Hyundai has proven once again that they deliver exceptional vehicles that enhance the automotive journey for modern drivers.

Autotrader
Autotrader is the most recognized third-party car listings brand, with the most engaged audience of in-market car shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today’s empowered car shopper looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or Certified Pre-Owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader’s comprehensive marketing and retailing solutions allow consumers to build their deal online, and guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com.

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Hyundai Motor America offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs, and electrified vehicles, while supporting Hyundai Motor Company’s Progress for Humanity vision. Hyundai has significant operations in the U.S., including its North American headquarters in California, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant, the all-new Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (in development in Georgia), and several cutting-edge R&D facilities. These operations, combined with those of Hyundai’s 835 independent dealers, contribute $20.1 billion annually and 190,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, according to a recent economic impact report. For more information, visit www.hyundainews.com.

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Introducing the All-New 2025 Nissan Kicks: Redefining Compact Crossovers

Introducing the all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks: a compact crossover with innovative technology, sleek design, and unmatched versatility.

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"2025 Nissan Kicks: Redefining Compact Crossovers"

Are you ready to up your crossover game? The all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks is here to raise the bar in the compact crossover segment. With its unexpected levels of available technology, sleek design inspired by high-end sneakers, exceptional versatility, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the new Kicks is set to make a lasting impression. Let’s dive into the exciting features of this stunning vehicle.

Confidence on Any Terrain

The 2025 Nissan Kicks is the first-ever Kicks model to offer Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD), providing you with additional confidence and control in various weather conditions and road surfaces. Whether it’s rain, snow, or rough roads, the AWD system ensures that you can navigate through them with ease. Plus, the “Snow” driving mode specifically tunes the all-wheel-drive and vehicle dynamic control systems to optimize performance on slippery surfaces, keeping you safe and secure.

Bold and Expressive Design

When it comes to design, the 2025 Nissan Kicks stands out from the crowd. With its bold and expressive exterior, this compact crossover makes a big impact. The wide stance, fenders, and rounded, protected cabin create an eye-catching silhouette. The lower half of the vehicle features strong fenders and a distinctive boxiness, while the upper body maintains a clean and sleek look.

But the design details don’t stop there. Inspired by athletic sneaker soles, the rocker panels of the Kicks feature an intricate, three-dimensional shape that adds texture and visual interest. Even the rear of the vehicle catches your attention, with a subtle roof spoiler and full-width LED taillights that wrap around into combination lights on the flared rear fenders. The 2025 Nissan Kicks was designed to turn heads on the road.

Modern and Airy Interior

Step inside the 2025 Nissan Kicks, and you’ll be greeted by a modern and airy interior. The dual-screen setup on the dashboard, one for the instrument meter and one for the infotainment system, provides a sleek and futuristic look. The standard 7-inch meter can be upgraded to a striking 12.3-inch unit on the SR grade, offering two display modes for a more traditional or enhanced view.

In terms of comfort and convenience, the Kicks has you covered. The seats feature Nissan’s Zero Gravity™ seating design, providing a more comfortable seating position and reducing fatigue during long journeys. The center console offers plenty of storage space, including two cupholders designed to fit a 30-ounce coffee tumbler and an enclosed storage compartment. The doors also have bottle holders large enough for a 32-ounce tumbler.

Adventure-Ready Spaciousness

The 2025 Nissan Kicks was designed to optimize interior room for both passengers and cargo. Compared to its predecessor, the front and rear of the Kicks offer increased shoulder room and knee room, making road trips more comfortable for everyone. But it’s the cargo space that truly impresses. With up to 30 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats raised (and up to 60 cubic feet with the seats lowered), the Kicks leads the class in cargo capacity. It’s perfect for those who need extra room for luggage, sports equipment, or any other adventures you have planned.

Driver Assistance for Maximum Confidence

Safety is a top priority in the 2025 Nissan Kicks. Every model comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, which includes features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist. Additionally, the Kicks SR grade offers the class-exclusive Intelligent Around View Monitor, providing a virtual 360-degree, bird’s-eye camera view to simplify parking and low-speed maneuvers.

Effortless Infotainment

Staying connected on the go is essential, and the 2025 Nissan Kicks makes it effortless. With intuitive infotainment features and available wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you can seamlessly connect your devices without the need for cables. Plus, the Kicks offers up to four USB Type-C ports and a wireless charging pad, ensuring that your devices stay powered up on any journey.

Power and Efficiency

Under the hood, the 2025 Nissan Kicks boasts a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 141 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. Paired with Nissan’s latest generation Xtronic transmission, this powertrain ensures confident acceleration and efficient performance.

Choose Your Adventure

The 2025 Nissan Kicks is available in three compelling grade levels: S, SV, and SR. With two available Premium packages, you can customize your Kicks to fit your lifestyle and preferences. Whether you want a stylish commuter vehicle or a versatile crossover for your next adventure, there’s a Kicks model for you.

Get ready to elevate your driving experience with the all-new 2025 Nissan Kicks. With its innovative features, sleek design, and reliable performance, this compact crossover has everything you need for an unforgettable journey. Keep an eye out for the Kicks when it arrives at Nissan dealerships later this summer. Pricing details will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

For more information and updates, visit the Nissan USA website or follow Nissan on social media. Buckle up and get ready for the future of compact crossovers with the 2025 Nissan Kicks!

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bp unveils first US bp pulse EV charging Gigahub™ at Houston headquarters

A ribbon cutting for the Gigahub™ located at the bp Westlake campus with bp executives and local elected officials will be held on March 20, 2024

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HOUSTON, March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — bp (NYSE: BP) will celebrate the opening of its new electric-vehicle charging site at its bp America headquarters in Houston, Texas, expanding its network of EV chargers in the US. The new bp pulse station is the first bp pulse branded Gigahub™ in the US and will be open to the public on April 2.

bp unveils first US bp pulse EV charging Gigahub™ at Houston headquarters

bp pulse Gigahub™ (EV charging station) is open to the general public
bp pulse Gigahub™ Westlake campus

Emma Delaney, bp Executive Vice President for Customers & Products, said: “As we expand our global footprint, I am thrilled to unveil our first EV charging Gigahub in the US. With leading fast charging positions already in key markets in the UK, China, and Germany, we’re learning about customer charging preferences on the go.”

The Gigahub™, expected to open on March 20, 2024, will offer 24 high-speed EV charge points with Tritium 150kW DC fast chargers. The chargers will be integrated with the bp pulse app, allowing users to locate the site, access real-time charging availability, and connect to WiFi.

“We’re excited to bring bp pulse to America’s energy corridor and expand our presence in the US public EV-charging market,” said Sujay Sharma, CEO of bp pulse Americas. “This project will bring fast, reliable charging to EV drivers when and where they need it, helping support faster electric-vehicle adoption in the US. We look forward to welcoming new and existing EV drivers to our growing network.”

bp pulse aims to continue deploying additional charging points at high-demand locations, such as airports, major metropolitan areas, and bp-owned properties across the US. bp has also been awarded grant funds through programs, including National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and California Energy Commission (CEC) to provide charging infrastructure at sites in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky.

In February 2023, bp announced plans to invest $1 billion in America’s EV charging infrastructure by 2030, with $500 million invested in by the end of 2025. bp pulse also shared commitments to deliver 3,000 charge points by 2025. EV charging is one of bp’s five strategic transition growth engines in which the company expects to significantly grow investment through this decade. The other transition growth engines include bioenergy, hydrogen, convenience and renewables & power.

Today bp has 29,000 EV charge points worldwide and aims for more than 100,000 globally by 2030 – around 90% rapid or ultra-fast.

About bp

bp’s ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. We’re transforming bp from an international oil and gas company to an integrated energy company – and America is core to the strategy. bp has a larger economic footprint in the United States than anywhere else in the world, investing more than $145 billion since 2005 and supporting more than 275,000 jobs. For more information on bp in the US, visit www.bpamerica.com.

About bp pulse

bp pulse is bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging business. Focused on fast and reliable charging, bp pulse deploys charging points for EV drivers and commercial fleets on the go; at destination hubs, at the depot and bp retail sites. Around the world bp pulse is partnering with some of the world’s biggest businesses, while developing the Gigahub™ network, a series of large EV high-speed charging hubs in high-demand locations. For more information, visit bppulsefleet.com

Further information: bp US press office, USPRESS@bp.com

Cautionary statement: In order to utilize the ‘safe harbor’ provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the ‘PSLRA’), bp is providing the following cautionary statement. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements – that is, statements related to future, not past events and circumstances – which may relate to one or more of the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of bp and certain of the plans and objectives of bp with respect to these items. These statements are generally, but not always, identified by the use of words such as ‘will’, ‘expects’, ‘is expected to’, ‘aims’, ‘should’, ‘may’, ‘objective’, ‘is likely to’, ‘intends’, ‘believes’, ‘anticipates’, ‘plans’, ‘we see’ or similar expressions. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on a variety of factors including the risk factors set forth in our most recent Annual Report and Form 20-F under “Risk factors” and in any of our more recent public reports. Our most recent Annual Report and Form 20-F and other period filings are available on our website at www.bp.com,or can be obtained from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330 or on its website at www.sec.gov.

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