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Americans Want Big Cars and Pickups... Detroit Wants to Build Big... So Let's Have Big...BUT! (Originally Published April 2009)

Americans Want Big Cars and Pickups... Detroit Wants to Build Big... So Let's Have Big...BUT! (Originally Published April 2009)

By Bob Gordon and Marc Rauch, Co-Publishers and owners of The Auto Channel. Spacious, roomy, profitable big vehicles; it’s what the people want and it’s what the American car makers want to build. According to all reports in recent years (before the depression really hit), GM, Ford and Chrysler made all t ... Continue reading

2016 World Car of the Year - Top Three Finalists In Five Categories Revealed in Geneva

2016 World Car of the Year - Top Three Finalists In Five Categories Revealed in Geneva

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel GENEVA, Switzerland. March 2, 2016. During a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, the top three finalists have been announced in five categories. The winners of the 2016 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Ca ... Continue reading

Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls - 2010-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan And F-650 in North America

Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls - 2010-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan And F-650 in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 23, 2015 Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to these conditions. Details are as follows: Ford issues safety recall for certain 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in North America for potenti ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS: OCTOBER 13, 2015 - Jaguar, Land Rover, Muitsubishi, Suzuki, Fiat, RAM, Chrysler/Dodge, Buick/Chevrolet/GMC, Honda, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Mazda

NHTSA RECALLS: OCTOBER 13, 2015 - Jaguar, Land Rover, Muitsubishi, Suzuki, Fiat, RAM, Chrysler/Dodge, Buick/Chevrolet/GMC, Honda, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Mazda

NHTSA RECALLS: OCTOBER 13, 2015 - Jaguar, Land Rover, Muitsubishi, Suzuki, Fiat, RAM, Chrysler/Dodge, Buick/Chevrolet/GMC, Honda, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Mazda ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS June 29, 2015: Mazda, Lexus, Ferrari, Lincoln, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Chrysler and Others

NHTSA RECALLS June 29, 2015: Mazda, Lexus, Ferrari, Lincoln, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Chrysler and Others

Please click on the following NHTSA Campaign ID links to view the recall information. NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 15V292 Manufacturer : New Flyer Industries Ltd. Make / Model Years : NEW FLYER / 2008-2014 Subject : Vent Tube May Detach from Engine Breather NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 15V293 Manufacturer : Blue Bird Body ... Continue reading

2014 EyesOn Design Show Preview - A Fathers Day Tradition

2014 EyesOn Design Show Preview - A Fathers Day Tradition

By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Michigan Bureau The EyesOn Design show has been a Father’s Day tradition for 27 years with all but two shows being held on the expansive lawns at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores (close-in Detroit suburb on Lake St. Clair). Eyes continues its tradition of s ... Continue reading

Most Popular Cars and Trucks USA in 2013

Most Popular Cars and Trucks USA in 2013

2013 was the year of the full-size truck, according to new car shoppers on AutoTrader.com®. Trucks made up nearly half of the top 20 most popular new vehicles on the site this year, including three of the top five. Aligning with its longstanding status as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Ford F-150 retained i ... Continue reading

Expert Vehicle Reviews 2014-1993

Expert Vehicle Reviews 2014-1993

Expert Vehicle Reviews 2014-1993 From The Auto Channel ... Continue reading

Are "Rules of the Game" Facing Pressure for Major Changes?

Are "Rules of the Game" Facing Pressure for Major Changes?

From Mac Gordon 05-01-2013 As one reflects on the future of the auto industry while recuperating in a Detroit area convalescent home on May Day, it's easy to let a mind wander across a map of big-ticket players in the decades behind. On a background note, who would have dreamed in 2003 that such mainstays and legends a ... Continue reading

Henny Hemmes The Auto Channel's Senior European Editor Appointed World Car of the Year Jurist

Henny Hemmes The Auto Channel's Senior European Editor Appointed World Car of the Year Jurist

Henny Hemmes, the Auto Channel’s senior European editor, has been installed as a juror for the World Car Awards. The WCA is a program initiated by, organized by, and conducted by automotive journalists from all over the world for the election of the World Car of the Year (WCOTY). Henny is part of the 7-member inte ... Continue reading

Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey +VIDEO

Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey +VIDEO

ONSUMER REPORTS AUTO RELIABILITY SURVEY: FORD CONTINUES FALL WHILE SEVEN JAPANESE BRANDS TOP LIST Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in rankings YONKERS, NY—A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Surve ... Continue reading

Total Quality Report - Volkswagen Has Best Total Quality, Toyota Fewest Problems, See Complete List Of Winners

Total Quality Report - Volkswagen Has Best Total Quality, Toyota Fewest Problems, See Complete List Of Winners

San Diego August 27, 2012; Strategic Vision announces results of its 2012 Total Quality Index™ (TQI) study. With the industry best of only 17% of owners reporting problems, Toyota Motor Sales corporation had the lowest reported problems, resulting in Strategic Vision's lowest “Problem Impact Measure” (PI ... Continue reading

NICB Names 10 Most-Stolen Vehicles for 2011

NICB Names 10 Most-Stolen Vehicles for 2011

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 20, 2012; The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released Hot Wheels − its list of the 10 most-stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, ... Continue reading

2012 JD Power Initial Quality Study Close-up Look

2012 JD Power Initial Quality Study Close-up Look

</p><p>By Steve Purdy <br>TheAutoChannel.com <br>Michigan Bureau </p><P>Detroit MI June 19, 2012; The U.S. auto industry posted the best improvement in performance since 2009 in this year’s important Initial Quality Survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. In the IQS’ 26 year history the average new car ... Continue reading

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