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API Announces Improved Engine Oil Standards

API Announces Improved Engine Oil Standards

PPI-API-Header.jpg 202.682.8114 | press@api.org (mailto:press@api.org) API Announces Improved Engine Oil Standards First Licensing for GF-6A, GF-6B and API SP set for May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – June 5, 2019 – Today, API announced the approval of improved performance standards for engine oils that will provi ... Continue reading

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jeep® Compass and Fiat 500L Earn Top Honors From Automotive Science Group

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jeep® Compass and Fiat 500L Earn Top Honors From Automotive Science Group

FCA US vehicles earned four awards from the Automotive Science Group (ASG) in their 2019 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) study. 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wins Best All-around Performance Award from Automotive Science Group for the third consecutive year, continuing to lead the minivan segment Pacifica Hybrid ... Continue reading

Looking Back - The Federal-Aid Highway Act Signed: June 29, 1956

Looking Back - The Federal-Aid Highway Act Signed: June 29, 1956

Special to The Auto Channel By Jenny Ashcraft Courtesy of Ancestry.com and Newspapers.com On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, also known as the National Interstate Defense Highways Act, creating a 41,000-mile system of interstate highways that would forever change travel ... Continue reading

LMC Asks: Are We Still Keeping Up With The Premium Car Joneses?

LMC Asks: Are We Still Keeping Up With The Premium Car Joneses?

Special to The Auto Channel LMC Automotive Sammy Chan, Analyst Premium Car market share in Europe has, generally, been on a steady incline over the last couple of decades. In the 2000-2010 period, Premium market share of European Passenger Cars grew from 15% to 18%. By the end of 2018, this stood at 22%. A closer look, ... Continue reading

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 1.6 Turbo Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 1.6 Turbo Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Soul! That's right, Kia's favorite, indefinable, indefatigable Car/Truck/SUV is back for another run in 2020 with its third generation Soul. This time they've gussied up the quasi- toaster with a new "GT-Line" sports version which promises even further identity confusion. ... Continue reading

Introducing the 2020 Yamaha Star Venture Transcontinental Tourer +VIDEO

Introducing the 2020 Yamaha Star Venture Transcontinental Tourer +VIDEO

Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2020 Star Venture, a luxurious, technologically advanced transcontinental touring motorcycle that offers riders the opportunity to journey further than ever before. The Star Venture incorporates convenient features like Sure-Park forward and reverse parking assist, dual-zone ... 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

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