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Thursday, April 5, 2018

BFGoodrich Tires Opens 2018 Outstanding Trails Grant Program

BFGoodrich Tires Opens 2018 Outstanding Trails Grant Program

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2018 -- BFGoodrich® Tires, a leader in off-road racing and recreation, has opened the 2018 Outstanding Trails program. Now in its 13th year, the program will award $5,000 grants to four trails nominated from off-road clubs in the United States and Canada. ... Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To Hold Polaris Responsible For Dangerous Design

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To Hold Polaris Responsible For Dangerous Design

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 5, 2018 -- A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of named Plaintiffs James Bruner, Michael Zeeck and Ed Beattie, individually and on behalf of the other members of the class, against off-road vehicle manufacturer and distributors Polaris Industries, Inc. and Polaris Sales I ... Continue reading

Daimler AG Annual Shareholders' Meeting approves dividend of €3.65 per share

Daimler AG Annual Shareholders' Meeting approves dividend of €3.65 per share

BERLIN, April 5, 2018 -- At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin on Thursday, the shareholders approved a dividend of €3.65 per share for financial year 2017. The dividend distribution amounts to €3.9 billion. ... Continue reading

GM Marketplace Currently Adds No Value to In-car Experience, Finds Strategy Analytics

GM Marketplace Currently Adds No Value to In-car Experience, Finds Strategy Analytics

BOSTON--Automakers have a long history of attempting to monetize the on-board infotainment system, via upsells for features such as map updates, on-board internet or connected apps. Last December, GM announced a new and more novel venture called Marketplace, an on-board commerce platform which lets a user conduct a wid ... Continue reading

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 45 Additional Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 45 Additional Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

HARTFORD, Conn., April 5, 2018 -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , today announces that JetBlue Airways has selected the Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power an additional 45 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. With the airline's previous order of 40 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, JetBlu ... Continue reading

Karma Automotive Debuts New TV Spot During CBS Coverage Of The 2018 Masters Golf Tournament®

Karma Automotive Debuts New TV Spot During CBS Coverage Of The 2018 Masters Golf Tournament®

Titled "Born in California," the New Spot Celebrates the Connection Between California and the Karma Revero IRVINE, California, April 6, 2018 -- Karma Automotive announced today that it has released its second network television commercial during CBS' pre-coverage of the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament®. Titled "Born in ... Continue reading

Michigan Solar Car Team Gives Thanks to R Systems NA, Inc.

Michigan Solar Car Team Gives Thanks to R Systems NA, Inc.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 5, 2018 -- Thank You, R Systems! R Systems played a key role in helping the University of Michigan Solar Car Team design its successful solar car, Novum, giving our engineers the capability and flexibility to run crucial aerodynamics simulations. The aerodynamics simulations, Computational Flui ... Continue reading

News: How AI Improves Auto Sales

News: How AI Improves Auto Sales

Hi Carey, There's new data about how automotive dealerships are using AI to improve service department results. This is important now because service is the key for auto dealers getting more sales. ... Continue reading

The La Jolla Concours Starts TOMORROW! Get Ready for a World Class Weekend of Extravagant Celebrations!

The La Jolla Concours Starts TOMORROW! Get Ready for a World Class Weekend of Extravagant Celebrations!

Get Your Tickets Today for THIS WEEKEND'S La Jolla Concours d'Elegance! McFarlane Promotions, Inc. | 656 5th Avenue, Ste. ... Continue reading

Toyota and Porsche Take Home Brand-Level Honors in the Edmunds 2018 Best Retained Value Awards®

Toyota and Porsche Take Home Brand-Level Honors in the Edmunds 2018 Best Retained Value Awards®

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 5, 2018 -- Edmunds, the car shopping experts, today announced the 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards®, recognizing the new 2018 vehicles and brands with the highest projected residual values after five years. Toyota and Porsche took home brand-level honors in the standard and luxury ca ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT A Fun Hatch Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT A Fun Hatch Review By Larry Nutson

The front-drive GT is powered by a 162-HP 2.0-L four cylinder mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The GT Sport’s power comes from a 201-HP turbocharged 1.6-L four cylinder mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. ... Continue reading

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

Just recently on an invite from Jeep I got a first hand look, as well as on-road and off-road driving time in the newest iteration of the legendary Wrangler in the Saguaro National Park desert outside Tucson, Arizona ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Rio Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Kia Rio Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Kia Rio Sedan or Hatchback (You pays yer money you gets your cherce) Review by Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief The Auto Channel. This all-new 2018 made its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show this past spring. ... Continue reading

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