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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Automotive Instrument Clusters Moving toward Cockpit Integration and 3D Displays, says Strategy Analytics

Automotive Instrument Clusters Moving toward Cockpit Integration and 3D Displays, says Strategy Analytics

BOSTON--Volume demand for solid state (or “digital”) instrument clusters will nearly quadruple from 11.6 million in 2019 to 41.4 million units by 2024. The latest report “Automotive Instrument Clusters: Moving Towards Cockpit Integration and 3D Displays,” from the Strategy Analytics Powertrain, Body, Safety & C ... Continue reading

Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Honda Civic Are America's Most Searched Cars, ValuePenguin.com Study Finds

Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Honda Civic Are America's Most Searched Cars, ValuePenguin.com Study Finds

NEW YORK, June 2, 2020 -- According to a new report published by ValuePenguin.com by LendingTree, the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Honda Civic are the most searched cars in America. And while searches for cars, especially pickup trucks like the Ford F-150, trended downward during the onset of the COVID-19 epidem ... Continue reading

Lithia Motors Reports Business Improvements With Sequential Increases Throughout April and May

Lithia Motors Reports Business Improvements With Sequential Increases Throughout April and May

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors, Inc. today reported notable improvements across all business lines from the declines experienced in March and April as states begin to relax shelter-in-place policies and enter into the various phases of reopening. For the entire month of May, total same store vehicle unit sales decreased ... Continue reading

OmniVision Unveils World’s First Automotive Wafer-Level Camera Module, Enabling Better Driver Monitoring Systems in More Vehicles

OmniVision Unveils World’s First Automotive Wafer-Level Camera Module, Enabling Better Driver Monitoring Systems in More Vehicles

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OVM9284 CameraCubeChip™ module—the world’s first automotive-grade, wafer-level camera. This 1 megapixel (MP) module has a compact size of 6.5 x 6.5mm to provide driver monitoring syst ... Continue reading

Valuation of Battery Pack for Marine Hybrid and Full Electric Propulsion Market to Reach ~USD 600 Million by 2030: TMR

Valuation of Battery Pack for Marine Hybrid and Full Electric Propulsion Market to Reach ~USD 600 Million by 2030: TMR

ALBANY, New York, June 2, 2020 -- By the year 2030, the global battery pack for marine hybrid and full electric propulsion market will reach a valuation of USD 600 million (approximately). It will be a notable increase from valuation of about USD 240 million in the year 2019. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) that ... Continue reading

Vroom Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

Vroom Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK--Vroom, Inc. (“Vroom”), the online automotive retailer, today announced that it has commenced the initial public offering of its common stock. Vroom is offering 18,750,000 shares of its common stock. ... Continue reading

PureCars Auto Sales Scoreboard May 22 - 28; Used Vehicles Dominate Top Sales

PureCars Auto Sales Scoreboard May 22 - 28; Used Vehicles Dominate Top Sales

Brand performance sales data from PureCars illustrates which brands, models and new vs. used saw the biggest sales during the period of May 22 - May 28. ... Continue reading

Toyota Announces its Line-up for the New GR Yaris in Japan

Toyota Announces its Line-up for the New GR Yaris in Japan

Toyota has announced its full line-up for the new GR Yaris models to be sold in Japan. Pre-orders for the GR Yaris*, which are currently being accepted online, have already reached approximately 6,000 units in Japan and Europe. ... Continue reading

Special Edition 2021 Toyota Corolla Close Up Look

Special Edition 2021 Toyota Corolla Close Up Look

Toyota has something special in store for sport hatchback fans who like their cars with expressive styling and bold colors. Dressed out with an exclusive body kit and striking Supersonic Red paint, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback Special Edition looks like it just rolled out of a Southern California custom shop. ... Continue reading

Hyundai May 2020 US Sales

Hyundai May 2020 US Sales

Hyundai Motor America reported total May sales of 57,619 units, a 13% decrease compared with May 2019. Retail sales grew 5% despite the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports May Sales Results

Mazda Reports May Sales Results

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total May sales of 24,933 vehicles, a decrease of 1.0 percent compared to May 2019. Year-to-date sales totaled 103,543 vehicles, a decrease of 10.5 percent. ... Continue reading

The E-Class Cabriolet with sun-reflecting leather

The E-Class Cabriolet with sun-reflecting leather

Never too hot for carefree open-air enjoyment Get in, start the engine and drive off in a relaxed manner – even after the vehicle has been sitting in the blazing sun with the top down for a long time. This is possible in the E-Class Cabriolet thanks to sun-reflecting leather, a specially coated leather that heats up ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus RC F Specs

2020 Lexus RC F Specs

RC F RC F RWD Package Includes Price Starting At $65,925 Subcompact Cars Rear Wheel Drive NA Premium Unleaded V-8 5.0 L/303 Port/Direct Injection 472 @ 7100 395 @ 4800 NA NA Automatic w/OD 8 4.60 2.72 1.86 1.46 1.23 1.00 0.82 0.69 4.06 3.13 NA NA NA 9.3 278.40 / 417.60 19 / 16 / 24 N/A / N/A / N/A 17.4 NA 107.5 185.2 7 ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus RC F 2-DR Coupe Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Lexus RC F 2-DR Coupe Review by David Colman +VIDEO

I gave it 10 Stars in a 10 Out of 10 Rating...You Can't Get More Than 10 Stars. The latest iteration of the RC-F is a race car with license plates. Its 472hp V8 is the most powerful engine Lexus has offered to date. ... Continue reading

2020 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Muscle Car Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Muscle Car Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Dodge Challenger GT America’s First All-Wheel Drive Muscle Car, By Larry Nutson Executive Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_6264) A lot of folks pray for snow. Skiers, snowboarders, the landscaper who plows snow in winter, snow removal equipment makers, and so on all like snow. ... Continue reading

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