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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Kia Kia KIa In This Month's Letter From Europe

Kia Kia KIa In This Month's Letter From Europe

The GT Line has a superb steering wheel the sort of thing you notice after lesser examples in other brands. All in all I was very impressed first of all with the highly competitive price-under 30 thousand dollars-and the way Kia are taking the fight to Toyota and Honda. ... Continue reading

CPSC and Luyuan Warn Consumers to Stop Using Luyuan Youth ATVs Due to Crash Hazard and Violation of Mandatory Safety Standard

CPSC and Luyuan Warn Consumers to Stop Using Luyuan Youth ATVs Due to Crash Hazard and Violation of Mandatory Safety Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Luyuan Inc. are warning consumers to immediately stop using all Luyuan youth ATV models to avoid serious injury or death. ... Continue reading

Midwest Automotive Media Association Elects 2021 Board of Directors, Celebrates 30 Years

Midwest Automotive Media Association Elects 2021 Board of Directors, Celebrates 30 Years

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), an organization comprised of automotive journalists and related industry professionals, elected its 2021 board of directors during its annual January business meeting, which was held virtually via Zoom. Founded in 1991, MAMA celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. ... Continue reading

Groupe Renault Presents Its ‘Renaulution’ Strategic Plan

Groupe Renault Presents Its ‘Renaulution’ Strategic Plan

a new strategic plan, which aims to shift the group’s strategy from volume to value. This strategic plan involves pivoting the business model to tech, energy and mobility; making Groupe Renault a frontrunner in the value chain of new mobility.The plan aims to ensure the company’s ’s sustainable profitability whil ... Continue reading

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Although using a third-party lead-gen service like Consumer Reports, TruCar, Edmunds, KBB, Auto-by-Tel, Cars.com, AutoTrader, Edmunds and all of the others is easy, don't for a second believe that they are really free... ... Continue reading

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th birthday in June. By coincidence, my drive of a 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia couldn’t have been better timed to reacquaint me with the heritage of this storied brand. ... Continue reading

2020 Nissan Altima Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Nissan Altima Review by Larry Nutson

2020 is the second year for the Nissan Altima after its complete redesign for 2019. Changes for 2020 are minimal so I went back and reviewed my notes on the 2019. ... Continue reading

2020 Jeep Compass Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Jeep Compass Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

With so many new models coming to market each year it’s tough for me to get to drive them all. My last Jeep Compass drive was in the newly revamped 2017 model. ... Continue reading

Range Rover's Luxo-Muscle SUV - the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition Review by Rob Eckaus

Range Rover's Luxo-Muscle SUV - the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition Review by Rob Eckaus

The complete package when it comes to SUVs By Rob Eckaus SF Bureau THE AUTO CHANNEL Never having much exposure to Land Rover except for a fun test ride last year when I was exposed to their thoughtful luxury, I was still pleasantly surprised with the snarling 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. More ... Continue reading

2020 Ford Ranger Supercrew 4X4 Lariat Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Ford Ranger Supercrew 4X4 Lariat Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Ford Ranger Supercrew 4X4 Lariat Review By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_6610) There’s no vehicle that says America more than a pickup truck. Okay, I’m talking four-wheeled vehicles, since Harley-Davidson motorcycles might come to mind. ... Continue reading

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