2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat

The 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat is the most powerful sedan you can buy. With 700 horsepower, 20 inch wheels and 6 piston Brembo brakes, it’s ready for any challenge.  It’s available at Elmwood CDJR in East Providence 

2021 Audi RS Q8

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 is a family friendly, 591 hp SUV capable of 0-60 runs of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. It’s available at Mattie Audi in Fall River. 

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is Available to Order at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England, a Herb Chambers Company, in Wayland, MA

2021 Land Rover Defender

The 2021 Land Rover Defender is the rebirth of an icon.  It is Motor Trend’s SUV of the year, and is a thorough redesign of the classic Defender that’s developed a cult following.  It’s available at Jake Kaplan’s Land Rover Warwick. 

2021 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride may be the hottest SUV on the market today.  It’s the first ever SUV to win the coveted “Triple Crown” of auto awards which includes the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Car and Driver 10 Best, and Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year.  The new Telluride is available at Kia of Attleboro.

2021 Mercedes GLE

The 2021 Mereceds GLE is avaiable with four, six or eight cylinders and can be purchased in either a five or seven passenger configuration.  The new GLE is available at Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is a mid-engine supercar with 494 Horsepower and a 0-60 time of 2.9 sec.  It’s available at Cerrone GM in Attleboro Ma.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach E

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric performance SUV with up to 300 miles of range (depending on configuration)  It’s available at Tasca Ford in Cranston RI.

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman comes standard with a turbocharged boxer 4 engine with 300 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque.  The Porsche 718 Cayman is available at Porsche of Westwood.

2023 Nissan Z

The 2023 Nissan Z will be powered by a 400 horsepower twin turbo V6.  It will be  available at Anchor Nissan in North Smithfield

Nissan Introduces the All New Z

Nissan officially unveiled the latest in their long line of Z cars.  Below is the official press release: NEW YORK – Nissan revealed the all-new 2023 Z sports car in a global broadcast from Brooklyn’s Duggal Greenhouse, about five miles from where the original 1970...

First Acura NSX Type-S Sells for over $1m

The first of Acura's just announced limited run NSX Type S was auctioned off for charity and was sold to the winning bidder for over a million dollars.  Details from Acura's press release below:   August 14, 2021 — MONTEREY, CALIF. Acura donating all proceeds...

Kia Number One in Vehicle Reliability For Mass Market Brands

Kia Awarded Top Spot for Highest Dependability Rating in JD Power Latest Vehicle Dependability Study for Mass Market Brands. JD Power has just released their annual Dependability awards that measure vehicle reliability. This study is based on 3-year-old vehicles, and...

Tiger Woods was driving a Genesis, and that’s a very good thing. 

When we heard the news of Mr. Woods horrific crash, our deepest sympathies go out to him and his family. And as devastating as it is, we’re so glad to hear that his injuries aren’t life threatening, and he should make a full recovery. Accidents are terrible thing, and...

Official Release of the 2021 Automobiles Specials Catalogs.

The January Issue of the 2021 Automobiles Specials Catalog for the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts area was published on January 19th. Normally it will be out a few days earlier, but most manufacturers didn't officially start their January until a week or...

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 Information and Images Released

Mercedes Benz has released images and information about the upcoming EQA250 electric Luxury CUV. The EQA is the third planned electric model announced for Mercedes-Benz, following its larger electric sibling, the EQC, and the upcoming EQS sedan. The looks of the EQA...

Hyundai Teases Ioniq 5, Set for February Release

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled the first teaser image of the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 midsize CUV, the first model in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand. IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular...

Kia K5 and Telluride Top Rated Sedan and SUV

Edmunds announced their "Top Rated" Awards for the 2021 model year and the upstart brand Kia walked away with two winners of the eight different categories. In the "Top Rated Sedan" category, the all-new Kia K5 took the award and in the "Top Rated SUV" category, the...

Hyundai Tops All Automakers for Top Safety Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of top safety pick and Top Safety Pick Plus winners for the 2021 model year, and Hyundai leads the industry with 11. Hyundai's Chief Safety Officer Brian Latouf said that by performing well in the IIHS...

Review: 2021 Honda Pilot

From the most basic features available as part of the base model, such as its high powered V6 engine and Honda Sensing technology, to the more advanced additions of the Honda Pilot Touring and the new Special Edition trim, the brand new 2021 Honda Pilot...Read more

rhode island and southeastern ma region

Auto Industry All-Stars is a nationwide endeavor to highlight the best and brightest in the automobile industry in different regions around the country. Below we’re highlight some of the current nominees for the RI and Southeastern MA region.  You can submit a nomination here.

Brian Benoit-General Manager

Brian Benoit is the General Manager of the Anchor Auto Group in North Smithfield, which includes Anchor Subaru and Anchor Nissan.  He’s been part of the family dealership for more than 40 years, and has worked in the sales department and finance department.

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Jim Verdoia-Service Manager

Jim Verdoia is the Service Manager at Elmwood CCJR in East Providence. He’s been at the dealership for nearly 37 years, and his son, nephew and niece all work at the dealership. His granddaughter even comes to help when not in school or playing sports.

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Michael Bernardo-Sales Manager

Mike Bernardo is the Sales Manager at Steingold Volvo where he also wears the Marketing Manager hat.  Mike is in charge of the fantastic redesign of the Steingold Volvo website along with heading up the Volvo VIP Extended Warranty department.

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Dave Brock-Salesperson

Dave Brock is a salesperson at Hyundai of Newport in Middletown Rhode Island.  Hyundai of Newport is a division of the Priority Automotive Group which includes Cerrone GM in South Attleboro and Kia of Attleboro, along with Prioirty Premium which is their high line pre-owned division.

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Lee Arouth-Sales Manager

Lee Arouth is the Sales Manager at Flood Ford-Lincoln in Narragansett.  Flood Ford is part of the Flood Auto Group which includes Flood Ford in East Greenwich and Flood Mazda in Wakefield.

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Brian Stone-Body Shop Manager

Brian Stone is the Body Shop Manager at Balise Collision, with locations in Rhode Island in Warwick and West Warwick, and in Massachusetts in Springfield, West Springfield and Hyannis.

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Information on highlighted area dealers with direct links to current specials and inventory.

Cerrone Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Cerrone Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Paul Masse Chevrolet
Bald Hill Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Elmwood Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Bald Hill Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Elmwood Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Tasca Ford
Cerrone Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk
Hyundai of Newport
Jake Kaplan’s Jaguar
Bald Hill Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Elmwood Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Jake Kaplan's Land Rover
Tasca Lincoln
Tasca Mazda
Courtesy Mitsubishi
Anchor Nissan
Bald Hill Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Elmwood Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram
Anchor Subaru
Steingold Volvo
Tasca Volvo
Steingold Volvo
Tasca Volvo

(*) Some dealers of multiple brands group specials together. Those brands are usually Buick/Chevrolet/GMC, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, and Ford/Lincoln and are noted where applicable.

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