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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

U.S. Diesel Car Market Regains Momentum in Second Half of 2016

U.S. Diesel Car Market Regains Momentum in Second Half of 2016

On the eve of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement regarding the status of diesel passenger vehicle sales in the U.S.: "Much has been said and predicted about the viability of diesel in passenge ... Continue reading

2016 CES - Don't Be Fooled By Robot Car Hype At CES Gadget Show, Consumer Watchdog Warns

2016 CES - Don't Be Fooled By Robot Car Hype At CES Gadget Show, Consumer Watchdog Warns

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2016-- Consumers and regulators should not be fooled by the autonomous vehicle hype coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Consumer Watchdog warned today. "Robot car advocates are putting a glitzy spin on their 'autonomous' technologies," said John M. Simpson, Consumer W ... 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

Next Green Car Awards 2016 Winners Revealed

Next Green Car Awards 2016 Winners Revealed

The winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2016 have been announced, with the UK’s best green cars recognised. Winning models have been carefully selected across 10 awards categories, made up of nine vehicle sectors and a Next Generation award. ... Continue reading

How Prophetic Were Top Auto Executives? - VIDEO FEATURE

How Prophetic Were Top Auto Executives? - VIDEO FEATURE

Review of past key speeches reveals interesting mix of accurate and inaccurate predictions By Marc J. Rauch Co-Publisher December 8, 2011: A couple of times a day we choose a video to feature in our main video window on TheAutoChannel.com front page. This morning I was looking for something a little different. I wanted ... Continue reading

Black (Car) Friday Is Almost Here!

Black (Car) Friday Is Almost Here!

Black Friday is generally the busiest day of the year for online retailers, and one of the fastest-growing used car marketplaces is encouraging sellers of black cars to get in on the act, offering significant discounts to anyone putting a black car up for sale between now and Christmas Eve. It was motoring pioneer Henr ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Without Performance Differentiation Say Goodbye To The Public's Love Affair With The Automobile By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL In his opening remarks at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, Dieter Zetsche (Mercedes-Benz CEO), prophesized: "The Mercedes of the future will drive not only ... 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

2016 LA Auto Show Changes Its Image and Atmosphere

2016 LA Auto Show Changes Its Image and Atmosphere

After 109 years, the Los Angeles Auto Show made a major change in order to stay alive in the future. After moving the show from early January to mid-November in 2006, the organizers proved to be on top of the changing trends within the automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Honda and FCA Co-host Second Automotive Safety Recall Best Practices Summit

Honda and FCA Co-host Second Automotive Safety Recall Best Practices Summit

American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. and FCA US LLC co-hosted the second installment of the "Automotive Safety Recall Best Practices Summit" on the Torrance, Calif. ... 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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