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Monday, April 9, 2018

Automotive News PACE Awards

Automotive News PACE Awards

Awards went to France's Valeo for a high-resolution laser scanner that detects road obstacles for the Audi A8, and to Magna Electronics for an artificial intelligence-based angle detection technology that lets Ford F-150 drivers back up a trailer without jackknifing. ... Continue reading

2018 Chinese Grand Prix - Preview

2018 Chinese Grand Prix - Preview

Battle resumes this weekend with Round 3 of the 2018 Formula One season at the Shanghai International Circuit. Toto Talks China Stat Attack: China and Beyond Toto Talks China This is not the start to the 2018 season we had hoped for. ... Continue reading

Top Stories NADA Automotive News Snippets

Top Stories NADA Automotive News Snippets

U.S. Sales Observations for the First Quarter So much for the slump: U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 2 percent in the quarter following the first full-year decline in seven years in 2017. By the way, first-quarter sales of 4,117,766 not only topped 2017, it beat the first three months of 2016, which turned out to be the ... Continue reading

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Named Crossover of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Named Crossover of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) association’s 2018 Crossover of the Year, an honor announced at the Charity Preview Party before the Denver Auto Show on April 3, 2018. ... Continue reading

Chevrolet Introduces 2019 Camaro

Chevrolet Introduces 2019 Camaro

Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE. “Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and cho ... Continue reading

Polaris Names Craig Scanlon as New Transamerican Auto Parts President

Polaris Names Craig Scanlon as New Transamerican Auto Parts President

MINNEAPOLIS--Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that Craig Scanlon has been named president of Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP), effective immediately. Scanlon will succeed Greg Adler, who is assuming a new role as executive vice chairman for TAP. ... Continue reading

Honduras Automotive Parts and Service Equipment Market Forecast 2018-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Honduras Automotive Parts and Service Equipment Market Forecast 2018-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "The Future of Honduras Automotive Parts and Service Equipment Markets to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Honduras Automotive Parts and Service Equipment market is expected to witness a strong growth rate in the medium to long term future. ... Continue reading

Nigeria Trucks Market Trends, Analysis & Forecast Until 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Nigeria Trucks Market Trends, Analysis & Forecast Until 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "The Future of Nigeria Trucks Markets to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Nigeria Trucks market is expected to witness a strong growth rate in the medium to long term future. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Debuts New Brand Campaign

Mercedes-Benz USA Debuts New Brand Campaign

Comprised of six highly stylized 30-second television ads, the campaign underscores integral qualities of the brand as demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles and lyrical narration by Jon Hamm. ... Continue reading

"NEW CAR REVIEW: 2018 BUICK ENCORE PREMIUM FWD" BY STEVE PURDY

"NEW CAR REVIEW: 2018 BUICK ENCORE PREMIUM FWD" BY STEVE PURDY

You can get the base Encore for just under 23-grand without any extras. Our top-of-the-line Premium model shows a starting price of $31,000. With a nice list of options, the bottom line on the sticker shows $35,630. That includes: leather, navigation with real-time traffic, power sunroof, all the driver assistance stuf ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire Announces Planned Retirement of CFO

Cooper Tire Announces Planned Retirement of CFO

FINDLAY, Ohio--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced today that Ginger Jones, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, has informed the company she will retire as a full-time executive later this year, and will focus on serving on public company boards of directors. Jones, who joined Cooper in 2014, will remai ... Continue reading

Dealer Registration Now Open For 2018 NATDA Trade Show

Dealer Registration Now Open For 2018 NATDA Trade Show

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., April 9, 2018 -- The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is pleased to announce the opening of dealer registration for the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention, being held September 6-8, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center. The show is a "don't-miss" event for any dealer that sel ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Retractable Door Handle System Market (2017-2021) Forecast to Grow at an Astounding Rate of 84.46% CAGR - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Retractable Door Handle System Market (2017-2021) Forecast to Grow at an Astounding Rate of 84.46% CAGR - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Retractable Door Handle System Market 2017-2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global automotive retractable door handle system market to grow at a CAGR of 84.46% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

North America: Tires for Heavy-Duty Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks Market Report (2017-2022) - Profiles Major Suppliers of Truck Tires - ResearchAndMarkets.com

North America: Tires for Heavy-Duty Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks Market Report (2017-2022) - Profiles Major Suppliers of Truck Tires - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Tires for Heavy-Duty Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks North America Markets, Technologies, and Competitors. 2017 - 2022 Analysis and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Seegrid Announces 1 Million Miles by Self-Driving Vehicles Without A Single Safety Incident

Seegrid Announces 1 Million Miles by Self-Driving Vehicles Without A Single Safety Incident

-Seegrid, the leader in connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, today announced that its self-driving vehicles have reached 1 million production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. Having now traveled the equivalent of 40 times around the earth, Seegrid vision guided vehi ... Continue reading

2018 Volvo XC60 Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2018 Volvo XC60 Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

All totaled the bottom line hit $63,290, which is a pretty decent chunk of change. If I were buying, some of these options I would want and some maybe not. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

Volkswagen’s SUV line-up is now focused on three core models. This all-new, second-generation 2018 Tiguan compact SUV that’s longer, has more cargo space and has three-row seating to carry up to seven passengers; the new Atlas mid-size seven-passenger SUV; and the previous generation 5-passenger Tiguan, rebadged as ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review" By John Heilig

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review" By John Heilig

Okay, let’s be honest. The C-HR is not a performance sedan by any means. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four pumping out 144 horsepower. Acceleration is casual, but with a couple of miles under our belts we learned to work with it. Still, it had more power than my old MGA. The engine is connected to a CVT transmission ... Continue reading

Ethanol Group Comes Clean on E15 Problems and Complaints +VIDEO

Ethanol Group Comes Clean on E15 Problems and Complaints +VIDEO

Sometimes you just have to suck it up and acknowledge the truth. Well, the other shoe has finally dropped. ... Continue reading

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