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Kia Stinger Named Canada’s 2019 Car of the Year - It's E15 Approved

Kia Stinger Named Canada’s 2019 Car of the Year - It's E15 Approved

Yesterday, at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto, the Kia Stinger has been named AJAC's 2019 Canadian Car of the Year, after being named Best Large Car earlier this year. A grand touring sedan loaded with safety and convenience technologies, the Kia Stinger has found a special place in the heart and ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* A new report from Navigant Research gives projections on the size of regional markets for consumer and commercial vehicles with Level 4 highly automated (HAV) driving capability. Waymo and General Motors are preparing for the commercial launch of geofenced automated mobility services. ... Continue reading

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The compact crossover SUV segment is a very lucrative playing ground for an auto maker and one of the hottest segments in the marketplace. Volvo, not to be left on the sidelines. ... Continue reading

THE ETHANOL PAPERS - Massive 600-Page Book Provides "The Whole Story On Ethanol Fuel" Read it FREE

THE ETHANOL PAPERS - Massive 600-Page Book Provides "The Whole Story On Ethanol Fuel" Read it FREE

THE ETHANOL PAPERS is a rough-and-tumble, no holds-barred examination of the ethanol vs. gasoline issue. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota RAV4 Review; The Best Gets Better - Expert Opinion By Thom Cannell - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota RAV4 Review; The Best Gets Better - Expert Opinion By Thom Cannell - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota RAV4 Review. The first thing we noticed about the all-new model was its truck-like front end, complete with hints of Toyota’s Tacoma and Tundra. The look is far bolder and adroitly chiseled. The new platform also has rear multi-link suspension, and we were interested in how that would affect its ride and ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

New Car Review: 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

That’s a really big, long model name for this MINI. Actually, the Countryman is MINI’s biggest model with seating for five. ... Continue reading

2019 Nissan Altima Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Nissan Altima Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Nissan Altima 25 Years Later - You might be scratching your head as to why a car maker would invest a lot of money to bring out a new sedan considering the current significant interest in SUVs by new vehicle buyers. First off, a very good reason is sales volume, or opportunity. ... Continue reading

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

If you’ve followed pickup truck news in the last couple years you know there has been lots of discussion on body materials. The new 2019 Ram has a new frame that features 98 percent high-strength steel. The body is steel, and to improve light-weighting and fuel efficiency, the new Ram has an aluminum hood and tailgat ... Continue reading

Watch PUMP the Movie Uncut and FREE Right Here +VIDEO

Watch PUMP the Movie Uncut and FREE Right Here +VIDEO

The Movie That Will Change Your Attitude About Fuel Forever, Narrated By Jason Bateman. PUMP, the inspiring and eye-opening feature length documentary conveys the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it. ... Continue reading

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

Acura's design language has reformulated its grammar for 2019. Thankfully gone is the battleship prow that has characterized all Acuras of the recent past. ... Continue reading

Prohibition-themed Signature Event at America's Car Museum will Drive the Blues Away on Feb. 22

Prohibition-themed Signature Event at America's Car Museum will Drive the Blues Away on Feb. 22

America's Automotive Trust is kicking off its Signature Event season next Friday at America's Car Museum with a Prohibition-themed night of vintage vehicles, music and food in Tacoma. Please see the press release below for more information. If you'd like to attend the event, please email me at epylvanainen@pacificcommu ... Continue reading

Hyundai Delivers First 2019 Kona Electric in Baltimore, Maryland

Hyundai Delivers First 2019 Kona Electric in Baltimore, Maryland

Antwerpen Hyundai Columbia in Baltimore sold the first Kona Electric in the U.S. Donald Small, Director of Pediatric Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is the first U.S. customer for the 2019 Kona Electric Named 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year ... Continue reading

Amazon Invests In An 11 Year Old Rich Buyer Electric Vehicle "Startup" - Hey Jeff You Are Allowing Your Company To Support Chinese EV Bull

Amazon Invests In An 11 Year Old Rich Buyer Electric Vehicle "Startup" - Hey Jeff You Are Allowing Your Company To Support Chinese EV Bull

Atlanta February 15, 2019; As widely rumored, Amazon announced a sizeable investment in the EV-startup Rivian. General Motors had also been rumored to announce an investment but was not part of today’s announcement. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Icon '60's Icon Rides Again +VIDEO

Volkswagen Icon '60's Icon Rides Again +VIDEO

After more than 50 years, the iconic ‘Light’ bus—a Volkswagen Type 2 van made world famous after its appearance at the legendary 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair—will ride again, thanks to help from Volkswagen of America and the greater Volkswagen community. ... Continue reading