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KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

Kia Motors America announced September sales of 55,519 units marking both the best September retail sales and best quarterly retail sales performances since Kia entered the U.S. market in 1994. September sales were led by the Telluride and Forte models with 8,829 and 7,643 units sold, respectively. Year-over-year, reta ... Continue reading

BMW of North America Reports Q3 2020 Sales Results.

BMW of North America Reports Q3 2020 Sales Results.

Consumer Demand for BMW Brand Vehicles Outpaces Projections. High-Percentage of New Vehicles Arriving Pre-Sold to Customers. ... Continue reading

Best's Review Examines the State of the Automobile Market

Best's Review Examines the State of the Automobile Market

OLDWICK, N.J.--Best’s Review explores how auto insurance distribution strategies are shifting. “Independent Streak” looks at auto insurance distribution and the renewed focus on independent agents; and “Best’s Rankings: Top Auto Writers” covers AM Best Rankings of the top 25 private passenger auto, commerci ... Continue reading

Allison Transmission Receives Innovation Award for On-board Energy Conversion in Military Tactical Vehicles

Allison Transmission Receives Innovation Award for On-board Energy Conversion in Military Tactical Vehicles

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Allison Transmission and Leonardo DRS received the top 2020 Technology Innovators Award for their transmission in the TITAN ON Board Vehicle Power system. (Photo: Business Wire) Allison Transmission and Leonardo DRS received the top 2020 Technology Innovators Award for their transmissi ... Continue reading

SoCalGas Statement on AB 3163 Becoming California Law

SoCalGas Statement on AB 3163 Becoming California Law

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Last night, Gov. ... Continue reading

ROAD TRIP: Bighorn Battlefield National Monument To Expand Educational Opportunities for all Visitors

ROAD TRIP: Bighorn Battlefield National Monument To Expand Educational Opportunities for all Visitors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020; The National Park Foundation, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the National Park Service, and Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield are announcing their collective efforts to construct a new visitor center at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana that ... Continue reading

GM Q3 Retail Share Climbs Despite Tight Inventory

GM Q3 Retail Share Climbs Despite Tight Inventory

Strengthening retail sales driving industry recovery All-new crossover and SUV deliveries continue to gain sales momentum Large pickups showing strength with heavy-duty year-over-year growth DETROIT — General Motors announced today that it delivered 665,192 vehicles in the third quarter of 2020, a decrease in total v ... Continue reading

Circle BMW Appoints Laura Fluor to General Manager

Circle BMW Appoints Laura Fluor to General Manager

Circle BMW Appoints Laura Fluor to General Manager Accomplished Leader and Skilled Sales Professional is Well-Poised to increase Sales momentum EATONTOWN, N.J. (October 1, 2020) - Circle BMW<http://www.circlebmw.com/>, one of the region's leading BMW dealerships, today announced that Laura Fluor has been promoted to Ge ... Continue reading

Energy Fuels Applauds President Trump's Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency to Address America's Overreliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries; Includes Uranium, Vanadium and Rare Earth Elements

Energy Fuels Applauds President Trump's Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency to Address America's Overreliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries; Includes Uranium, Vanadium and Rare Earth Elements

Energy Fuels is a leading U.S. producer of uranium and vanadium and expects to soon enter the rare earth elements processing business LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 1, 2020 - Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) ("Energy Fuels"), a leading producer of uranium and vanadium in the United States, is pleased to annou ... Continue reading

GM Financial Announces 2019 Auction of the Year Winners

GM Financial Announces 2019 Auction of the Year Winners

FORT WORTH, Texas--GM Financial has named five regional 2019 Auction of the Year winners and a winner of Most Valuable Auction of the Year. These prestigious awards are part of GM Financial’s annual nationwide Auction of Excellence program, recognizing the highest-performing auction locations in 2019. ... Continue reading

InventHelp Inventor Develops an All-New Way to Protect Your Car's Windshield (CTK-2353)

InventHelp Inventor Develops an All-New Way to Protect Your Car's Windshield (CTK-2353)

EL RENO, OK, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Kirby King introduces "Windshield Armor", a totally new way of protecting your car's windshield from cracks and chips.  Cracks in your windshield are more than eyesores, they decrease the value of your vehicle.  Additionally, a windshield is designed to protect passengers in case of an ac ... Continue reading

'No Limits - No Regrets' chronicles high octane, record-breaking cross-country motorcycle adventure

'No Limits - No Regrets' chronicles high octane, record-breaking cross-country motorcycle adventure

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 1, 2020 -- When Axe DeKruif crossed the Florida state line, his body started to shake. ... Continue reading

Polaris RZR Factory Racing Takes on Dakar for the First Time

Polaris RZR Factory Racing Takes on Dakar for the First Time

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail 2021 Dakar RZR Factory Team: Drivers Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock and Craig Scanlon make history as the first Polaris RZR Factory Racing team to compete in the world-renowned Dakar Rally. (Photo: Business Wire) MINNEAPOLIS--Polaris RZR, the winningest brand in UTV racing, today annou ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Drivers: Apply for $800 Clean Fuel Rebate Before End of Year

Electric Vehicle Drivers: Apply for $800 Clean Fuel Rebate Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO--During National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 26-Oct. ... Continue reading

Next-Generation Acura MDX Prototype Set to Debut Oct. 14

Next-Generation Acura MDX Prototype Set to Debut Oct. 14

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 -- After more than two decades and one million units sold since MDX first debuted, Acura is set to unveil the most ambitious redesign of America's all-time best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of yet. ... Continue reading

Genesis Reports September And 2020 YTD Sales

Genesis Reports September And 2020 YTD Sales

Genesis Motor America today reported sales of 1,128 units in September 2020, a 27.6 percent decrease compared with the prior year. ... Continue reading

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record September Sales and Best Sales Month of 2020

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record September Sales and Best Sales Month of 2020

Record September – monthly sales increase 16 percent over September 2019 Best-ever September for Outback and Forester Best month of 2020 for Crosstrek First month of 60,000+ vehicle sales in 2020 Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record September Sales and Best Sales Month of 2020. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi September 2020 North America Sales

Mitsubishi September 2020 North America Sales

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported third-quarter 2020 sales of 24,857 vehicles, an increase of 1.5% over the same period in 2019, and up a significant 49% over the previous quarter of 2020. ... Continue reading

NHTSA 2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths

NHTSA 2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths

Examination of the Traffic Safety Environment During the Second Quarter of 2020 and Drug and Alcohol Prevalence in Seriously and Fatally Injured Road Users Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Traffic deaths decreased nationwide during 2019 as compared to 2018. ... Continue reading

Allstate and Lyft Partner to Protect Drivers in Eight States

Allstate and Lyft Partner to Protect Drivers in Eight States

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 1, 2020 -- Allstate Insurance Company has been selected to provide commercial auto coverage to Lyft in California, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia, effective today, October 1. ... Continue reading

Garage Gurus® Offers Updated E-Learning Platform for Technician Training

Garage Gurus® Offers Updated E-Learning Platform for Technician Training

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 1, 2020 -- Garage Gurus®, an industry-leading training and support platform from Tenneco Inc.'s global aftermarket and OE ride performance division, DRiV, has recently relaunched its e-learning platform for technical training. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Drivers "Unlock Better" With All-New 2021 Elantra

Hyundai Drivers "Unlock Better" With All-New 2021 Elantra

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 -- Hyundai is letting drivers "Unlock Better" in the national marketing campaign for the all-new, redesigned 2021 Elantra. ... Continue reading

Off-road Vehicle Market - Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Development of Electric Drivetrains for Off-road Vehicles to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Off-road Vehicle Market - Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Development of Electric Drivetrains for Off-road Vehicles to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Off-road Vehicle Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Off-road Vehicle Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview ... Continue reading

Truck Bedliners Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Growing Sales of Pickup Trucks to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Truck Bedliners Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Growing Sales of Pickup Trucks to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Truck Bedliners Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Truck Bedliners Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Th ... Continue reading

Jeep Detroit4Fest: The perfect formula for adventure during a pandemic

Jeep Detroit4Fest: The perfect formula for adventure during a pandemic

Take fresh air, challenging terrain, a legion of Jeep enthusiasts and shake well. ... Continue reading

Hyundai America September 2020 Sales Report

Hyundai America September 2020 Sales Report

Hyundai Motor America reported total September sales of 54,790 units, a 5% increase compared with September 2019. ... Continue reading

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

NEDRE VATS, Norway, Oct. 1, 2020 -- AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc. ... Continue reading

Fuel Cycle Adds Course5 Intelligence as an FCX Partner

Fuel Cycle Adds Course5 Intelligence as an FCX Partner

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 -- Fuel Cycle, Inc. the leading market research cloud for Fortune 500 companies, has added Course5 Intelligence to their exchange ecosystem as a partner. ... Continue reading

Hprobe Announces First Automated Test Equipment Dedicated to 3D Magnetic Sensors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Hprobe Announces First Automated Test Equipment Dedicated to 3D Magnetic Sensors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

GRENOBLE, France--Hprobe, a provider of semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced the first industry turnkey testing equipment dedicated to 3D magnetic sensors used in both automotive and industrial applications. The equipment is based on Hprobe’ s unique 3D magnetic field gen ... Continue reading

IAA Loan Payoff™ Enhanced with Dealertrack Payoff Quote™ Feature

IAA Loan Payoff™ Enhanced with Dealertrack Payoff Quote™ Feature

WESTCHESTER, Ill.--IAA, Inc. , a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces the enhancement of its Loan Payoff product with Dealertrack Payoff Quote. The new feature provides immediate payoff amounts from top lenders across the country, which may decrease the total loss claims c ... Continue reading

More Families Predicted to Road Trip for the Holidays

More Families Predicted to Road Trip for the Holidays

AUSTIN, Texas and AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2020 -- RVshare, the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, predicts more people will be road tripping to visit relatives for the holidays this year. ... Continue reading

Pitstop Announces Series A for Automotive Predictive Maintenance Platform

Pitstop Announces Series A for Automotive Predictive Maintenance Platform

TORONTO--Pitstop, an automotive predictive maintenance platform, today announced a Series A round of funding led by Sensata Technologies, a global industrial technology company and leading provider of sensor-rich solutions that create insights for customers, with participation from existing investors Ripple Ventures an ... Continue reading

Sage Automotive Interiors Completes Acquisition of Adient’s Automotive Fabric Business

Sage Automotive Interiors Completes Acquisition of Adient’s Automotive Fabric Business

GREENVILLE, S.C.--Sage Automotive Interiors (an Asahi Kasei company) has now completed its agreement to acquire the automotive fabric business of Adient . Sage Automotive Interiors has paid $175M and received regulatory approvals under the agreement announced on March 5, 2020. “Strengthening our position in Europe wi ... Continue reading

'St. Jude Flashpoint' podcast Season 1 features young patient's harrowing journey from diagnosis to destiny after seeking treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

'St. Jude Flashpoint' podcast Season 1 features young patient's harrowing journey from diagnosis to destiny after seeking treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2020 -- The inspirational and emotional journey of how a young girl, diagnosed with cancer at nine years old, becomes a woman destined to help others, is featured in Season 1 of St. ... Continue reading

Subaru Selects Veoneer to Manufacture New Generation Eyesight

Subaru Selects Veoneer to Manufacture New Generation Eyesight

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 1, 2020 -- The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. , has partnered with Subaru to introduce the new generation EyeSight on the all-new Subaru Levorg.  Veoneer will begin producing systems for the Japan market starting later this year. ... Continue reading

ZIPS Car Wash and Susan G. Komen® Partner Again to Wash for a Cure

ZIPS Car Wash and Susan G. Komen® Partner Again to Wash for a Cure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 1, 2020 -- ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the renewal of their partnership with Susan G. Komen®, the world's leading nonprofit breast cancer organization. ... Continue reading

Auto Service Finance (ASF) integrates payment solution with Real Time Communications (RTC) aftersales technology

Auto Service Finance (ASF) integrates payment solution with Real Time Communications (RTC) aftersales technology

Hi, I hope you're well. I have a news story that may be of interest to The Auto Channel. ... Continue reading

Carvana Revs up Car Buying in the Motor City with Country’s Newest Car Vending Machine

Carvana Revs up Car Buying in the Motor City with Country’s Newest Car Vending Machine

The brick and glass structure stands eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car buyers in Motor City an entirely New Way To Buy A Car®. (Photo: Business Wire) Carvana has launched its newest Car Vending Machine in Detroit. ... Continue reading

Ford Leadership Changes To Speed Transformation

Ford Leadership Changes To Speed Transformation

Ford is continuing to streamline and transform its global business, making changes in how the company is organized and operates to deliver executional excellence that benefits customers and delivers sustained profitable growth. Jim Farley, who today succeeds Jim Hackett as Ford’s president and CEO, outlined key goals ... Continue reading

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Review By Larry Nutson

Yes, this is not about another new SUV arriving in the market. It’s about a station wagon, can you believe. ... Continue reading

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive A six-cylinder returns By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel I’m reminded almost daily about the iconic BMW 2002 that I never owned. I was on the hunt for a 2002 way back lots of years ago when a job change took me down a new road. ... Continue reading

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review by Larry Nutson

In spite of predictions of declining new vehicle sales, automakers continue to introduce new models. This is especially true when it comes to SUVs. ... Continue reading

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