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’21 Volkswagen Golf GTi: Estimated to be shown in the middle of 2020, the GTi promises performance upgrades and a weight reduction.

Holden Colorado Refresh: Updates will be rather minor, delivering a reworked front fascia with new upper and lower grilles, foglight housings and a front bumper cover.

’21 GMC Yukon: Up front is a grille that is different from the one seen on the Denali, while the rear does not show any visible exhaust, unlike the Denali. 

Motorsports Safety Pioneer Bill Simpson Passes Away

Bill SimpsonBill Simpson, 79, motorsports safety pioneer, died December 16, 2019, after suffering a stroke. A class of 1988 SEMA Hall of Fame member and a 2003 Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, Simpson drove dragsters and Indy cars, finishing 13th in the 1974 Indianapolis 500. After ending his career as a driver, he started Simpson Safety Products in his garage, and it grew into a business empire and helped reduce the fatality rate in all forms of racing.

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Silverado ZRX Mule: Reports have been circulating that Chevrolet was working on an off-road version of the new Silverado called the ZRX.

Nissan 370 Z: A test mule for today’s 370 Z successor was caught undergoing high-speed testing recently at the German Nürburgring. 

Subaru BRZ: The BRZ has received another makeover.

’21 Jeep Wagoneer: The Wagoneer will compete with the Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon.

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’20 Gladiator Hercules: According to the latest rumors, a so-called “Hercules” model would be a high-performance Gladiator to compete with the likes of the Ranger Raptor and Colorado ZR-2. 

’21 Cadillac Escalade: The next-gen Escalade is expected to launch for the ’21 model year and will represent a complete redesign over the current model.

’20 Wrangler Stormtrooper: Similar to other movie tie-ins, this Wrangler will consist mostly of trim and equipment bundles.

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Registration Now Open for 2020 MPMC Media Trade Conference

MPMCJournalists are invited to sign up for the 2020 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference, taking place January 21–23, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North in Santa Ana, California. During the event, journalists will sit down in up to 42 (14 each day) private, uninterrupted meetings with executives from top motorsports parts manufacturers in the industry.

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McLaren 750LT Long Tail Mule: McLaren is understood to be readying a faster, lighter Long Tail version of the 720S for launch next year.

’21 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Mule: The Wagoneer and larger Grand Wagoneer will be based off the ’19 RAM 1500 platform.

’20 C8 Corvette in Rapid Blue: The bright-blue hue is notably lighter than the Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic shared earlier.


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