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First Drive: 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

First Drive: 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The iconic Mercedes-Benz tri-star badge today graces a wide range of products, from the little CLA sedan to the flagship GLS crossover. It’s also found on one of the world’s most popular vans, the big Sprinter. And, as the German automaker accelerates its switch to zero-emissions propulsion, the latest model to go all-electric is the 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Headlight.News spent a day in Southern California testing it out and discovered it was surprisingly fun to drive while delivering plenty of range. It also maintains the flexibility of the classic Sprinter and could even wind up with an RV option.

Q&A: SEMA Marketing Chief RJ de Vera and the Changing Auto Aftermarket

Q&A: SEMA Marketing Chief RJ de Vera and the Changing Auto Aftermarket

It’s one of the biggest events in Las Vegas, and the annual SEMA Show will put the spotlight on the automotive aftermarket when it opens this week. Headlight.News spoke to SEMA’s marketing chief RJ DeVera to get a sense of how this traditionally performance-focused extravaganza is rapidly evolving along with the auto industry, adapting to the era of EVs, finding a new, more diverse audience and even adding a new consumer follow-up, the SEMA Fest, featuring Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons.

Unstoppable? With its 40-Inch Off-Road Tires, That May Describe the GMC/AEV Sierra Grande Concept

Unstoppable? With its 40-Inch Off-Road Tires, That May Describe the GMC/AEV Sierra Grande Concept

Serious off-roaders have gotten plenty of new options lately, like the GMC Sierra AT4X. General Motors’ “professional grade” truck brand has been upgrading things with the of American Expedition Vehicles and, together, GMC and AEV are showing off what could be the “ultimate” package, the Sierra Grande Concept that will make its official debut at the SEMA Show next week.