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

March 2020

Select Another Month

Monday, March 23, 2020

Fleet Vehicle Leasing Industry Procurement Intelligence Report

Fleet Vehicle Leasing Industry Procurement Intelligence Report

MPEG-4 Video Loading media player... SpendEdge, a global procurement market intelligence firm, has announced the release of its Global Fleet Vehicle Leasing Industry - Procurement Intelligence Report SpendEdge, a global procurement market intelligence firm, has announced the release of its Global Fleet Vehicle Leasing ... Continue reading

Oshkosh Corporation addresses COVID-19 impact

Oshkosh Corporation addresses COVID-19 impact

OSHKOSH, Wis.--Oshkosh Corporation , a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and equipment, announced actions today in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Broad measures taken by governments, businesses and others across the globe to limit the spread of the virus are adversely affecting the Compan ... Continue reading

Polaris Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19

Polaris Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS--Polaris Inc. is today providing an update on its business and the actions the Company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: “As we confront the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focusing on the health and safety of our employees, de ... Continue reading

REV Group Announces Leadership Change Effective Immediately

REV Group Announces Leadership Change Effective Immediately

MILWAUKEE--REV Group, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles announced today that Timothy Sullivan is departing as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. Replacing Mr. Sullivan, the board of directors appointed Rodney N. Rushing as Chief Executive Officer effective March 23, 2020. ... Continue reading

Test Drives to Oil Changes: MN Auto Dealer Launches Home Delivery Program

Test Drives to Oil Changes: MN Auto Dealer Launches Home Delivery Program

MPEG-4 Video Loading media player... Walser To You is a home-delivery sales and service program offered by Walser Automotive Group. The new program offers remote buying, selling, and servicing for customers thanks to a one-person, one-price business model and integration of proprietary financing software and digital pa ... Continue reading

Clean Fuels Ohio Signs Letter of Intent to Drive Purchase of 500 Fully-Electric Pickup Trucks from Lordstown Motors

Clean Fuels Ohio Signs Letter of Intent to Drive Purchase of 500 Fully-Electric Pickup Trucks from Lordstown Motors

a new Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of light duty fleet vehicles, has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to help deploy 500 Lordstown Endurances, believed to be the world’s first fully-electric pickup truck, across the state. The group will partner with Lordstown Motors to fulfill th ... Continue reading

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies Introduces All-New Endurant XD Heavy-Duty Transmission

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies Introduces All-New Endurant XD Heavy-Duty Transmission

Eaton Cummins Endurant XD automated transmission lineup’s highly efficient design reduces cost of ownership through improved overall fuel economy and extended service intervals. ... Continue reading

Electric Car Rental Market 2020-2024|Increasing Demand for Rental Cars Due to Rise in International Tourism to Boost Growth | Technavio

Electric Car Rental Market 2020-2024|Increasing Demand for Rental Cars Due to Rise in International Tourism to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON--Technavio has been monitoring the electric car rental market and it is poised to grow by USD 7.14 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market enviro ... Continue reading

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Family Zone Now Open to the Public

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Family Zone Now Open to the Public

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the World's Leading Theme Park, welcomed guests today to experience its all-new Family Zone for the first time. ... Continue reading

2020 Mazda SUV is an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

2020 Mazda SUV is an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

The 2020 Mazda CX-30, a small SUV, earns a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In contrast to many vehicles that qualify for the award only when equipped with premium headlights, the CX-30 qualifies only with its base headlights. ... Continue reading

Kentucky Trailer earns IIHS award for good underride guards

Kentucky Trailer earns IIHS award for good underride guards

Arlington VA March 2020; Kentucky Trailer, a specialty trailer manufacturer, is the latest company to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOUGHGUARD award for effective rear underride prevention. Underride occurs when a passenger vehicle slides under a larger vehicle during a crash. ... Continue reading

2021 Honda Insight 55 MPG Hybrid Package Adds Driver Assist

2021 Honda Insight 55 MPG Hybrid Package Adds Driver Assist

The 2021 Honda Insight begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow featuring newly available blind spot information (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor along with a new exterior color—Radiant Red Metallic. ... Continue reading

Toyota and Hino to Jointly Develop Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota and Hino to Jointly Develop Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 23, 2020; Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means. ... Continue reading

2020 UK Tyres for Motor Cars - Drivers, Restraints & Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2020 UK Tyres for Motor Cars - Drivers, Restraints & Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "United Kingdom - Tyres for Motor Cars - Market Analysis, forecast, Size, Trends and Insights" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Product Coverage: Prodcom 22111100 - New pneumatic rubber tyres for motor cars (including for racing cars) This report provides an in-depth analysis of t ... Continue reading

Changan Automobile's UNI-T model leads the way in going intelligent across China's auto industry

Changan Automobile's UNI-T model leads the way in going intelligent across China's auto industry

CHONGQING, China, March 18, 2020 -- Recently, China-based automaker Changan Automobile's new model UNI-T made its formal worldwide debut. Changan UNI-T, the automaker's first vehicle as part of a new product series, leverages several futuristic technologies in tandem with a unique, avant-garde look. ... Continue reading

Global Vehicles for Disabled Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forcast to 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Vehicles for Disabled Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forcast to 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Vehicles for Disabled Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forcast to 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Vehicles for Disabled Market is poised to grow by 2028. ... Continue reading

Detailed Insights on the Passenger Car Market in Russia - Results of 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Detailed Insights on the Passenger Car Market in Russia - Results of 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Passenger Car Market in Russia. Results of 2019, Trends and Prospects autostat" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Global Autonomous Vehicle Market (2020 to 2025) - Players Analysed Include Almotive, Audi, Cognata & Deep Vision Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Autonomous Vehicle Market (2020 to 2025) - Players Analysed Include Almotive, Audi, Cognata & Deep Vision Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Autonomous Vehicle Market by Autonomy Level (Semi-autonomous [Level 1 to 4] and Fully Autonomous [Level 5], Vehicle Powertrain, Components, and Supporting Tech (5G, AI, Edge Computing), and by Region 2020 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report assesses the autonomou ... Continue reading

Cash Toll Collection Suspended at Bay Area Bridges

Cash Toll Collection Suspended at Bay Area Bridges

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2020 -- At the request of Gov. Newsom, Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today announced the temporary suspension of cash toll collection at the region's seven state-owned toll bridges in order to minimize toll collectors' and toll-paying customers' risk of exposure to Covid-19 d ... Continue reading

Joint Statement on Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

Joint Statement on Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

DETROIT, March 20, 2020 -- GM and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation's coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19, are collaborating to enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ventec ... Continue reading

Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Canada - Forecast to 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Canada - Forecast to 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Canada, Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Company cars are usually provided as tool-of-work vehicles in Canada. ... Continue reading

Outlook on the Global Automotive Chassis Sensors Market to 2024 - CAGR of 8% Expected During the Forecast Period - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Outlook on the Global Automotive Chassis Sensors Market to 2024 - CAGR of 8% Expected During the Forecast Period - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Chassis Sensors Market 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher has been monitoring the global automotive chassis sensors market 2020-2024 and it is poised to grow by USD 2.3 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 8% during the forec ... Continue reading

Tirescanner announces new contactless concierge service

Tirescanner announces new contactless concierge service

Yesterday, the brand launched their "Ship-To-You" and "Install Later" concierge service. ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in the Americas

Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in the Americas

FINDLAY, Ohio--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced it will temporarily shut down its tire manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico to protect the health and safety of employees and respond to market demand that has been impacted by coronavirus. The process of phasing down production at the plan ... Continue reading

GEICO Reminds You to Pick the Proper Bike Size for Safe Riding

GEICO Reminds You to Pick the Proper Bike Size for Safe Riding

CHEVY CHASE, Md.--GEICO wants to help you build confidence in your riding ability so that you can make motorcycling a lifelong hobby. Don’t just jump on any bike, especially if you are a new rider. ... Continue reading

United Steelworkers Ratify New Labor Agreement at Cooper Tire Findlay

United Steelworkers Ratify New Labor Agreement at Cooper Tire Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company confirmed today that members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 207L in Findlay, Ohio have ratified a new four-year labor agreement, which covers approximately 800 USW members. According to Brian Brubaker, President of USW Local 207L, “We were able to reach a favorable agre ... Continue reading

Parking Management Services of America (PMSA) is 1st of Few Valet Parking Companies in Los Angeles Taking Preventive Measures for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Parking Management Services of America (PMSA) is 1st of Few Valet Parking Companies in Los Angeles Taking Preventive Measures for COVID-19 Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2020 -- Parking Management Services of America (PMSA) is following the guidance of U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. PMSA is taking preventive measures by reminding its employees about frequent hand washing, while regularly cleaning and ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in Europe

Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in Europe

FINDLAY, Ohio--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced that its tire manufacturing facilities in Europe will temporarily shut down to protect the health and safety of employees and respond to market demand that has been impacted by coronavirus. The process of phasing down production at the two plants, which are lo ... Continue reading

Embraer S.A. - Notice to the Market

Embraer S.A. - Notice to the Market

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, March 22, 2020 -- Embraer S.A. ("Company" or "Embraer") informs the market that it has decided to place its employees that cannot perform their job activities remotely on temporary paid leave until March 31, 2020. This measure is being taken to ensure the health and well-being of its empl ... Continue reading

Ford Temporarily Suspends Production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in Response to Coronavirus

Ford Temporarily Suspends Production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in Response to Coronavirus

DEARBORN, Mich.--Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus. The IMG production suspensions began Saturday, March 21, and will continue for several weeks depending on the pan ... Continue reading

Global All Wheel Drive Motorcycles Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global All Wheel Drive Motorcycles Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "All Wheel Drive Motorcycles Market Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2019-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The All Wheel Drive Motorcycles strategic analysis research is a comprehensive market analysis of the All Wheel Drive Motorcycles industry. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Adhesive Tapes Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Adhesive Tapes Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Adhesive Tapes Market Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2019-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Automotive Adhesive Tapes strategic analysis research is a comprehensive market analysis of the Automotive Adhesive Tapes industry. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Wiper Motors Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Wiper Motors Market (2019 to 2025) - Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Wiper Motors Market Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2019-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Automotive Wiper Motors strategic analysis research is a comprehensive market analysis of the Automotive Wiper Motors industry. ... Continue reading

Global E-bike Market Study, 2020-2024: Size & Forecast, Trends, Growth Drivers, Challenges, Vendor Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global E-bike Market Study, 2020-2024: Size & Forecast, Trends, Growth Drivers, Challenges, Vendor Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global E-bike Market 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global e-bike market and it is poised to grow by 8118.92 thousand units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period. ... Continue reading

Honeywell Expands Face Mask Production With New Manufacturing Operations In Smithfield, Rhode Island

Honeywell Expands Face Mask Production With New Manufacturing Operations In Smithfield, Rhode Island

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2020 -- Honeywell today announced that it will immediately expand its manufacturing operations in Smithfield, Rhode Island, to produce N95 face masks in support of the U.S. government's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Honeywell is ramping up operations to produce millions of N9 ... Continue reading

Insights into the European EV Powertrain Market to 2027 - Technological Advancements in Conventional Engines is Expected to Drive Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Insights into the European EV Powertrain Market to 2027 - Technological Advancements in Conventional Engines is Expected to Drive Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Europe EV Powertrain Market to 2027 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts by Product Type; Application" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. EV powertrain market in Europe is expected to grow from US$ 5.27 Bn in 2018 to US$ 13.37 Bn by the year 2027. ... Continue reading

North America Automotive Lighting Market to 2027 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

North America Automotive Lighting Market to 2027 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "North America Automotive Lighting Market to 2027 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts by Technology; Application; Vehicle Type" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Automotive lighting market in North America is expected to grow from US$ 5.53 Bn in 2018 to US$ 6.84 Bn by the year 2027. ... Continue reading

Statement on Faraday Future Founder Yueting Jia’s Individual Bankruptcy Restructuring Entering Into Plan Voting Process

Statement on Faraday Future Founder Yueting Jia’s Individual Bankruptcy Restructuring Entering Into Plan Voting Process

LOS ANGELES--Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global intelligent mobility company, today announced that Yueting Jia (YT), the Founder and CPUO of Faraday Future (FF), has achieved very positive results at the hearing held by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on Thursday, M ... 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

Welcome to The Auto Channel

Welcome to The Auto Channel

The Auto Channel, U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 3,443,738. ARE YOU AN IN-MARKET SHOPPER? ARE YOU YOUR FAMILY'S CAR GURU? (About 75% Of Our Audience) link will surely be of help to you; But we dont expect to see you back here for about six years or until the next time you need our automotive information to help you to narrow ... Continue reading

Car Makers Offer Their Dealers Financial Help

Car Makers Offer Their Dealers Financial Help

Automakers Offer No-Interest, Deferred Payments as Dealerships Struggle The Detroit News reports that as auto dealers across the United States are bracing for what the outbreak has in store for their dealerships as the government expands measures to reduce the spread of the virus, foreign and domestic automakers for wh ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - March 23, 2020

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - March 23, 2020

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

History of the Wankel Engine +VIDEO

History of the Wankel Engine +VIDEO

Given Mazda's success with it, you might think that the rotary-piston engine was a Mazda invention. Not true - rotary-piston engines have been proposed since before the age of internal combustion. But all except one were merely historical footnotes. That one is the Wankel, and its only current automotive proponent is M ... Continue reading

History Of The Toyota Land Cruiser

History Of The Toyota Land Cruiser

Look at the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser and you see echoes of the classic and much-loved Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. The FJ Cruiser not only pays homage to the FJ40, it also looks back to the beginnings of Toyota, and to the beginnings of Toyota in the USA. ... Continue reading

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review by Larry Nutson

In spite of predictions of declining new vehicle sales, automakers continue to introduce new models. This is especially true when it comes to SUVs. ... 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.