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PREVIEW - Extremely Athletic, Extremely Versatile: The New Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

PREVIEW - Extremely Athletic, Extremely Versatile: The New Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

As the biggest and most versatile model in the MINI range featuring the brand’s most powerful engine to date, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman combines race track feeling and useful versatility on and off the road. With an output of 231 hp working with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system, the new MINI John ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL RECAP: January 16 2017: BMW, Volvo, Toyota, Maserati, Ford, MINI, Rolls-Royce,Trucks, RV's

NHTSA RECALL RECAP: January 16 2017: BMW, Volvo, Toyota, Maserati, Ford, MINI, Rolls-Royce,Trucks, RV's

Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. ... 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

Car Review - 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman All4 By John Heilig

Car Review - 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman All4 By John Heilig

Car Review - 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman All4 By John Heilig ... 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

BMW Group December 2016 and 2016 Year US Sales

BMW Group December 2016 and 2016 Year US Sales

BMW Group December 2016 and 2016 Year US Sales Sales of BMW brand vehicles in December totaled 32,835 compared to 34,625 vehicles sold in December 2016. ... Continue reading

2017 IIHS Safety Picks+ Light Up The Night +VIDEO

2017 IIHS Safety Picks+ Light Up The Night +VIDEO

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. ... Continue reading

Sport Utility Vehicles Still the Darlings of Auto Thieves

Sport Utility Vehicles Still the Darlings of Auto Thieves

IBC publishes its list of the top 10 stolen vehicles for 2016.* MONTREAL, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today unveiled its annual list of the ten vehicles most frequently stolen in Quebec. ... Continue reading

TACH EXCLUSIVE: Instantly Find 2017 Cars and Trucks That Are Still Available With A Manual Transmission

TACH EXCLUSIVE: Instantly Find 2017 Cars and Trucks That Are Still Available With A Manual Transmission

In another web first, The Auto Channel makes it easier for new vehicle researchers to pare through the thousands of vehicles by body style, trim levels, prices, hundreds of specs, dimensions, capacities and now your choice of transmission type, manual, CVT and automatic. ... Continue reading

November 2016 US Auto Sales Scorecard and Index By Make

November 2016 US Auto Sales Scorecard and Index By Make

November 2016 US Auto Sales Index By Make ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. November 2016 Sales

BMW Group U.S. November 2016 Sales

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 1, 2016… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 18.2 percent in November for a total of 26,189 compared to 32,003 vehicles sold in November, 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 10.0 percent in the U.S. on sales of 280,339 vehicles compared to 311,398 sold in the first eleven month ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

Average Age Of 284 Million Cars On U.S. Roads Rises Again in 2016 to 11.6 Years, IHS Markit Says, None Can Ever Become EV's, TACH Says

Average Age Of 284 Million Cars On U.S. Roads Rises Again in 2016 to 11.6 Years, IHS Markit Says, None Can Ever Become EV's, TACH Says

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has once again climbed slightly this year, to 11.6 years, according to industry experts at IHS Markit , a leading provider of business information and analysis for the global automotive industry. Registrations for light VIO, including ... Continue reading

Fuel-Cell Madness...SLAP!...Thanks I Needed That!

Fuel-Cell Madness...SLAP!...Thanks I Needed That!

I just slapped myself in the face, boy i need that! Auto Central January 21, 2016; I was considering The Auto Channel's long-time fervent support of ethanol as America's alt fuel solution and found that I was getting caught up in the hydrogen hysteria...so if I was, so is everybody, after my face slap I came to my sens ... Continue reading

2016 LA Auto Show: 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists Announced

2016 LA Auto Show: 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists Announced

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016 -- Finalists for 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) were announced Tuesday at Automobility L.A., the conference that precedes the Los Angeles auto show. ... Continue reading

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