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LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES NEW REFINED & VERSATILE 2020 DISCOVERY SPORT

LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES NEW REFINED & VERSATILE 2020 DISCOVERY SPORT

New Discovery Sport is more intuitive, practical and convenient than ever before The versatile and compact 5+2 SUV (6) has been updated with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines All-new 48-volt 296hp mild-hybrid (MHEV) powertrain available alongside a 246hp Ingenium four-cylinder ... Continue reading

Montana to Become 46th U.S. State to Reclassify Driving Requirements for Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Montana to Become 46th U.S. State to Reclassify Driving Requirements for Three-Wheeled Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS--Slingshot®, the three-wheeled roadster which delivers a joyride unlike anything on the road, has announced that Montana will be the latest state to reclassify its driving requirements to an “Autocycle.” Montana will become the 46th state to reclassify its driving requirements, as state residents will ... Continue reading

New Parking Technology Company, EnSight Technologies, Looks To Revolutionize Parking Guidance

New Parking Technology Company, EnSight Technologies, Looks To Revolutionize Parking Guidance

SAN DIEGO--A new parking technology company is setting out to shake up the parking industry by revolutionizing parking guidance. Chris Scheppman, president of Access Professional Systems, one of Southern California’s largest and most successful parking technology providers, today announced the launch of EnSight Techn ... Continue reading

Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is Purchased by Stig Investments; Sponsorship Continues with Dodge//SRT

Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is Purchased by Stig Investments; Sponsorship Continues with Dodge//SRT

3D Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is Purchased by Stig Investments; Sponsorship Continues with Dodge//SRT New Owners Plan for Future Enhancements and Growth CHANDLER, Ariz. – May 20, 2019 – The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Inc. ... Continue reading

Dealer-Lender Relationships Play Critical Role as Vehicle Sales in Canada Keep Sliding, J.D. Power Finds

Dealer-Lender Relationships Play Critical Role as Vehicle Sales in Canada Keep Sliding, J.D. Power Finds

TORONTO--Against a backdrop of declining auto sales in Canada, dealers are expecting their lenders to go shoulder to shoulder with them in weathering the tightening market, and are looking for lenders to foster a dealer-lender relationship focusing on ease of doing business, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Canada Deal ... Continue reading

GILLIG Battery Electric Bus Unveiled

GILLIG Battery Electric Bus Unveiled

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--GILLIG LLC and Cummins Inc. announced today that the GILLIG zero-emission battery electric bus, powered by Cummins, is now available. “As the leading provider of American-built buses, GILLIG is excited to expand our portfolio by offering the market’s most comprehensive battery electric bus solution ... Continue reading

Japanese-brand Automakers Celebrate their Enduring Partnerships across America

Japanese-brand Automakers Celebrate their Enduring Partnerships across America

WASHINGTON--Today, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2019-2020 Annual Contributions Report, “JAMA IN AMERICA: An Enduring Partnership.” The report shows that Japanese-brand automakers now directly provide over 93,000 American jobs and in 2018 built nearly 3.7 million ... Continue reading

RRDC: Statement re Niki Lauda's passing

RRDC: Statement re Niki Lauda's passing

Statement from Bobby Rahal, President of the Road Racing Drivers Club, on the death of Niki Lauda: “On behalf of all the members of the RRDC, we are truly saddened to hear of the passing of Niki Lauda. When one thinks of comebacks, no one can meet the example set by Niki - from being given Last Rites to winning t ... Continue reading

Wilson Electronics Announces Most Powerful Vehicular Cellular Signal Booster on the Market - The Drive Reach

Wilson Electronics Announces Most Powerful Vehicular Cellular Signal Booster on the Market - The Drive Reach

ST. GEORGE, Utah--Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular boosting technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Drive Reach, a powerful in-vehicle cellular signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in cars, trucks and RVs. ... Continue reading

Toyota Rolls Out New Supra

Toyota Rolls Out New Supra

Sales appointments in Japan for the Matte Storm Gray Metallic RZ for this fiscal year are now being accepted online only- Packaging in pursuit of the fundamental performance of a pure sports car- Styling that leverages sports car packaging and layout characteristics- Technology that supports outstanding driving perform ... Continue reading

Indianapolis 500 Day 1 qualifying

Indianapolis 500 Day 1 qualifying

Click HERE to view and download the official Day 1 qualifying results for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. INDIANAPOLIS - Results of qualifying Saturday for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, en ... Continue reading

New ClipperCreek Dual Charging Station Charges Two Electric Vehicles Simultaneously

New ClipperCreek Dual Charging Station Charges Two Electric Vehicles Simultaneously

ClipperCreek, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), just announced its new dual electric vehicle (EV) charging station solution, the HCS-D40. The HCS-D40 is a 32 Amp, level 2 hardwired station that installs onto a single dedicated 40A circuit and can charge ... Continue reading

RIP Racer Niki Lauda

RIP Racer Niki Lauda

The motor racing community and the entire Daimler Family are in mourning for the devastating loss of Niki Lauda. The three-time Formula One World Champion and businessman passed away peacefully on Monday evening at the age of 70 surrounded by his closest family members. ... Continue reading

Black Book: Stable Used Car Market Except for Luxury Vehicles

Black Book: Stable Used Car Market Except for Luxury Vehicles

“Prices remained stable for a second consecutive week retaining the spring season strength while luxury vehicles dropped further.” Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations Stable Market Except for Luxury Vehicles Volume-weighted, overall car segment values decreased by just 0.05% last week. In comparison, t ... Continue reading

GM Maven Closes 50% Of Locactions

GM Maven Closes 50% Of Locactions

Detroit May 20, 2019; The WSJ reported that General Motors (GM) is to shutter its Maven car-sharing service in almost half of the cities in which it operates. "We're shifting Maven's offerings to concentrate on markets in which we have the strongest current demand and growth potential," the company said in a statement ... Continue reading

GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts

GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts

all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature*. These and many other advancements are central to GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero c ... Continue reading

Ford Screws Up Lives Of 7000 Employees

Ford Screws Up Lives Of 7000 Employees

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year. Ford says workers will begin to be notified of cuts starting Tuesday, and the terminations will be completed by the end of August. ... Continue reading

How To Deal For A New Car

How To Deal For A New Car

The Auto Channel--How To Deal For A New Car by Marc Rauch ... Continue reading

SHOCKING NEWS: Existence of Parallel Universes Explain Support of Petroleum Oil Fuels

SHOCKING NEWS: Existence of Parallel Universes Explain Support of Petroleum Oil Fuels

An Explosive Review and Commentary of Meghan O'Sullivan's "WINDFALL" By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL. The theory of parallel universes, that is to say that our universe is just one of many similar universes that exist on a simultaneous time line, took a giant step forward towards ubi ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus UX-200 Review By John Heilig

2019 Lexus UX-200 Review By John Heilig

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Lexus UX200 ENGINE: 2.0-liter DIHC I-4 TRANSMISSION: 10-speed CVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 169 hp @ 6,600 rpm/151 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 103.9 in. ... Continue reading

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