The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

News By Topic: Smart

Shortcutting New Car Research - Perfect New Car Match

Shortcutting New Car Research - Perfect New Car Match

Auto Central March 26, 2017; Congratulations. By being here you have taken the first step towards finding a TRUE LOVE relationship with your next vehicle, a car or truck you can fall and stay in love with. ... Continue reading

Consumer Reports - 10 Automotive Must Read Articles

Consumer Reports - 10 Automotive Must Read Articles

Auto Central, March 1, 2017; Consumer reports is well respected by The Auto Channel staff, with lots of good information to make your car owning, buying and operating easier and safer. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz February 2017 US Sales

Mercedes-Benz February 2017 US Sales

Mercedes-Benz today reported the highest US February sales in its history with 24,522 units up 6.9% from the 22,941 vehicles sold in February 2016. Adding 2,513 units for Vans and 348 units for smart, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) achieved its highest February to date with a grand total of 27,383 vehicles, up 6.8% from a y ... Continue reading

2017 J.D. Power (2014 Model Year) Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)

2017 J.D. Power (2014 Model Year) Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)

COSTA MESA, Calif.: 22 Feb. 2017 — While Lexus and Porsche nameplates lead the industry in vehicle dependability, owners of many high-volume vehicles are also rewarded with excellent long-term quality, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), released today.The study, now in its 28th year ... Continue reading

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - February 13-19, 2017: 52 66 50th 6%, Recalls, smart EV Only, RIP Bill

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - February 13-19, 2017: 52 66 50th 6%, Recalls, smart EV Only, RIP Bill

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - February 13-19, 2017: 52MPG Route 66 50th Anniversary Fatalities 6%, Recalls, smart EV Only, RIP Bill Baker ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Record January 2017 Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA Record January 2017 Sales

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record January sales of 25,527, topping last January's record volume of 24,664 units sold. ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL RECAP January 23, 2017; Infiniti, Fisker, McClaren, Lexus, Scion, Pontiac, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Land Rover, Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW, Mitsubshi, Tesla, Ford, Nissan, Jaguar, Honda Acura, Volkswagen

NHTSA RECALL RECAP January 23, 2017; Infiniti, Fisker, McClaren, Lexus, Scion, Pontiac, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Land Rover, Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW, Mitsubshi, Tesla, Ford, Nissan, Jaguar, Honda Acura, Volkswagen

NHTSA RECALL RECAP January 23, 2017; Infiniti, Fisker, McClaren, Lexus, Scion, Pontiac, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Land Rover, Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW, Mitsubshi, Tesla, Ford, Nissan, Jaguar, Honda Acura, Volkswagen ... 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

Mercedes-Benz USA 2016 Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA 2016 Sales

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) closed out 2016 with its highest annual volume in the U.S. market, topping 2015's best ever record. ... 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

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

Mercedes-Benz November 2016 US Sales

Mercedes-Benz November 2016 US Sales

ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2016 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 30,363 vehicles, increasing 1.1% from the 30,043 vehicles sold during the same month last year. ... 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

Search The Auto Channel

The Auto Channel content library (since 1996) has grown to become the world’s most extensive and complete interactive archive of automotive centric news, articles, reviews and intense event coverage, presented to viewers as Text, Video and Images.

The Auto Channel Content by Topic

Vehicle manufacturers and alt fuels.

Search The Auto Channel Content by Date Published

March 2017

Select Another Month