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2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Here we go again – another gathering of the international motoring press in Detroit, still arguably the center of the universe for the U.S. auto business. While manufacturing, design, some engineering and marketing is spread out around the country and t ... Continue reading

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - Jan 9-15, 2017; NAIAS, VW, Takata, Kia Stinger Praised, Chrysler Diesel OOPS

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - Jan 9-15, 2017; NAIAS, VW, Takata, Kia Stinger Praised, Chrysler Diesel OOPS

* Media preview days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are over. Highlights include: Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz, a small electric van based on the design of the classic Microbus; a concept large sedan from Nissan; Kia’s new rear-wheel drive sedan called Stinger; the beautiful Volvo V90 station wa ... Continue reading

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 -- A bright spotlight is shining on SUVs thanks to record retail sales in 2016, yet three of every four car buyers didn't even consider buying an SUV, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Auto Avoider Study,SM released today. ... Continue reading

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Hybrid Minivan, soccer Mom car, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid First Review By Larry Nutson, smart moms car ... Continue reading

2017 Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline Named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

2017 Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline Named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2017 -- The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively, Monday. ... Continue reading

LIVE Fiat-Chrysler From 2017 Detroit Auto Show - 1PM ET +VIDEO

LIVE Fiat-Chrysler From 2017 Detroit Auto Show - 1PM ET +VIDEO

This is the second of two LIVE press conference that will be staged by FCA US today. The afternoon press conference will begin at 1PM East Coast Time, 10AM West Coast Time. ... Continue reading

LIVE Fiat-Chrysler From 2017 Detroit Auto Show - 10:15AM ET +VIDEO

LIVE Fiat-Chrysler From 2017 Detroit Auto Show - 10:15AM ET +VIDEO

This is the first of two LIVE press conference that will be staged by FCA US today. The morning press conference will begin at 10:15AM East Coast Time, 7:15AM West Coast Time. ... Continue reading

The Drive Home II - Another Journey To NAIAS in Vintage Detroit Iron

The Drive Home II - Another Journey To NAIAS in Vintage Detroit Iron

THE DRIVE HOME II Another Intrepid Journey in Vintage Detroit Iron By Steve Purdy Potos by William Hall and Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Why do you suppose this courageous group of vintage car enthusiasts would liberate 3 old cars from a west coast museum and drive them thousands of miles in often-treac ... Continue reading

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 -- The analysts at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $35,309 in December 2 ... Continue reading

2016 US FCA December and Full-Year Sales

2016 US FCA December and Full-Year Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2017 -- Ram Truck brand sales increase 10 percent compared with same month last year Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica up 18 percent compared with previous month of November; the minivan's best sales month of 2016 Four Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in December; Jeep Rene ... Continue reading

Cars.com Announces Nominees for "Best of 2017" Awards

Cars.com Announces Nominees for "Best of 2017" Awards

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2017 -- Cars.com has announced nominees for its 2017 Best Of awards, the annual awards show the company hosts in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. ... Continue reading

2017 CES: Google Uconnect System Concept Powered by Android

2017 CES: Google Uconnect System Concept Powered by Android

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 2, 2017 -- Collaboration focuses on the next generation of connected car systems, using the Android open-source platform Google and FCA will showcase the seamless integration of Android with the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch connected system Android offers automakers user interface customiza ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe - First In 2017 - 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD A 4 Door Ferrari - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Thumbs Up

Letter From Europe - First In 2017 - 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD A 4 Door Ferrari - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Thumbs Up

As Grand Prix Editor of FORZA, a magazine about Ferrari I have most definitely not been a fan of the Italian-Canadian boss of FCA. FCA which stands for Fiat-Chrysler is an awful lot more than that. ... Continue reading

Fiat-Chrysler Kicks Off the Year With First Press Conference at CES 2017

Fiat-Chrysler Kicks Off the Year With First Press Conference at CES 2017

FCA US to hold its first-ever press conference at CES 2017 CES attendees will experience the ultimate in-vehicle interactive technology advancements in FCA US vehicles FCA US exhibit to showcase all-new fourth-generation Uconnect system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Demonstrations available of the all-new, c ... Continue reading

FCA Delivers 100 Uniquely Built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for Self-driving Test Fleet +VIDEO

FCA Delivers 100 Uniquely Built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for Self-driving Test Fleet +VIDEO

Waymo and FCA reveal first look at fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan Program kickoff to full vehicle assembly completed by technical teams in six months Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) and FCA announced today that production of 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans uniquely built ... Continue reading

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