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

February 2020

Select Another Month

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Kia Reveals New Platform For Sorento

Kia Reveals New Platform For Sorento

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed details of the next-generation Sorento’s new platform and powertrains today.The latest Sorento will be the first SUV to be based on Kia’s new platform when production commences later this year. With a compact engine bay structure, shorter overhangs and a longer wheelbase, the pla ... Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Automotive Tire Market Research Report - Industry Trends, Growth Prospects & Demand Forecast to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Asia-Pacific Automotive Tire Market Research Report - Industry Trends, Growth Prospects & Demand Forecast to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Asia-Pacific Automotive Tire Market Research Report: By Vehicle, Design, End - User, Regional Outlook - Industry Trends, Growth Prospect and Demand Forecast to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Growing popularity of next-generation, high-performance tires is the key trend ob ... Continue reading

DealerSocket’s DealerFire Digital Websites to Showcase Seven Exciting and Important Enhancements and New OEM Certifications at NADA

DealerSocket’s DealerFire Digital Websites to Showcase Seven Exciting and Important Enhancements and New OEM Certifications at NADA

DALLAS--DealerSocket, a leading SaaS provider for the automotive industry, will showcase new OEM certifications and seven new enhancements for its DealerFire digital websites and marketing at the NADA Show on Feb 14-17, 2020 in Las Vegas. The latest enhancements are coming after a strong year for DealerFire, as its pro ... Continue reading

OMNIBUS 2019 - New Cars: Car Owner's Opinions, 4th Wave - ResearchAndMarkets.com

OMNIBUS 2019 - New Cars: Car Owner's Opinions, 4th Wave - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "OMNIBUS 2019. New Cars: Car Owner's Opinions (Fourth wave)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Omnibus 2019 - Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences, 3rd Wave - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Omnibus 2019 - Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences, 3rd Wave - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "OMNIBUS 2019. Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences (Third Wave)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Sun Valley Film Festival and Ford Announce Ford Pitch Fest With Winner to Receive $25,000 Producers Grant

Sun Valley Film Festival and Ford Announce Ford Pitch Fest With Winner to Receive $25,000 Producers Grant

SUN VALLEY, Idaho--The Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) is excited to announce that Ford Motor Company will return once again as its presenting sponsor. In the spirit of the festival’s mission of celebrating the producer, this year the partnership takes this emphasis to the next level by establishing the Ford Pitch Fe ... Continue reading

CDK Global Teams up With Microsoft to Drive Dealer and Developer-Led Innovation in Automotive Industry

CDK Global Teams up With Microsoft to Drive Dealer and Developer-Led Innovation in Automotive Industry

Powered by the open and agnostic Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange™ platform integrated with the Microsoft Power Platform, the collaboration will focus on creating capabilities dealers and developers can use to build differentiating solutions and enhance integration within existing dealership systems. ... Continue reading

2020 Global Forecast & Outlook for Farm-Type, Power Take-Off hp & Wheel Tractors, Sold with or without Attachments - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2020 Global Forecast & Outlook for Farm-Type, Power Take-Off hp & Wheel Tractors, Sold with or without Attachments - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "2020 Global Forecast for Farm-type, power take-off hp, wheel tractors (2- and 4-wheel drive), sold with or without attachments (2021-2026 Outlook)-Manufacturing & Markets Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The 2020 Global Forecast for Farm-type, power take-off hp, wheel tra ... Continue reading

Autosoft Introduces Next-Gen All-in-One Technology Platform for Franchise Automotive Dealers

Autosoft Introduces Next-Gen All-in-One Technology Platform for Franchise Automotive Dealers

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa., Feb. 14, 2020 -- Autosoft, provider of next-generation retail solutions for automotive dealers, has announced the release of its all-new cloud-based, all-in-one technology platform built for franchise automotive dealers. ... Continue reading

DealerSocket to Unveil Seven Innovations Within Its CRM at NADA

DealerSocket to Unveil Seven Innovations Within Its CRM at NADA

DALLAS--DealerSocket, Inc., a leading software provider for the automotive industry, will be showcasing seven new enhancements within its customer relationship management (CRM) software at NADA, February 15 – 17, in Las Vegas. Some of the innovations on display at NADA include new texting capabilities, consumer priva ... Continue reading

Finland Motor Vehicles Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Piston Engines Market: Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends & Insights to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Finland Motor Vehicles Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Piston Engines Market: Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends & Insights to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Finland - Motor Vehicles Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Piston Engines - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Product Coverage: Prodcom 29101300 - Vehicle compression-ignition internal combustion piston engines (diesel o ... Continue reading

Finland Tyres for Motor Cars Market, 2019 - Analysis & Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Finland Tyres for Motor Cars Market, 2019 - Analysis & Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Finland - 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 the pass ... Continue reading

Ford Executive Jim Farley to Speak at Wolfe Research Global Auto, Auto Tech, and Mobility Conference 2020

Ford Executive Jim Farley to Speak at Wolfe Research Global Auto, Auto Tech, and Mobility Conference 2020

DEARBORN, Mich.--Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company president, new businesses, technology and strategy, and recently elected chief operating officer of Ford, will speak at the Wolfe Research Global Auto, Auto Tech, and Mobility Conference in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 26. ... Continue reading

General Dynamics Announces Gulfstream G700 First Flight

General Dynamics Announces Gulfstream G700 First Flight

RESTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2020 -- General Dynamics announced today that the Gulfstream G700 has completed its first flight, demonstrating the program's maturity and officially launching its official flight-test program. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Halogen Bulbs Global Market to Reach a Value of $11.3 Billion by 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Halogen Bulbs Global Market to Reach a Value of $11.3 Billion by 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Halogen Bulbs Global Market Report 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global automotive halogen bulbs market was worth $8.6 billion in 2019. ... Continue reading

Global Forecast for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2013 to 2026) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Forecast for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2013 to 2026) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "2020 Global Forecast for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2021-2026 Outlook)-High Tech & Emerging Markets Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report contains timely and accurate market statistics and forecasts on the market for over 140 countries. ... Continue reading

Global In-Silico Drug Discovery Industry Forecasts to 2029 - Integration of Blockchain Technology in Interoperability Presents Massive Opportunities

Global In-Silico Drug Discovery Industry Forecasts to 2029 - Integration of Blockchain Technology in Interoperability Presents Massive Opportunities

DUBLIN, Feb. 14, 2020 -- The "Global In-Silico Drug Discovery Market: Focus on Products, Technologies, Workflow, End Users, Country Data (17 Countries), and Competitive Landscape - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2029" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Las Vegas Convention Center Celebrates Major Milestone in Elon Musk's Innovative Underground Transportation System; Excavation of First Tunnel Complete

Las Vegas Convention Center Celebrates Major Milestone in Elon Musk's Innovative Underground Transportation System; Excavation of First Tunnel Complete

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2020 -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today announced that excavation is complete in the first of two vehicular tunnels that will comprise TBC - The Boring Company d/b/a Vegas Loop underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center campus. ... Continue reading

Subaru Unveils All-New Marketing Campaign To Reveal The Most Advanced And Reliable Outback Ever

Subaru Unveils All-New Marketing Campaign To Reveal The Most Advanced And Reliable Outback Ever

CAMDEN, N.J., Feb. 14, 2020 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today debuted a series of new advertising spots centered around the launch of the all-new 2020 Outback. ... Continue reading

theTUNDRA Enthusiast Network Spotlights New Technology at World Ag Expo 2020

theTUNDRA Enthusiast Network Spotlights New Technology at World Ag Expo 2020

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2020 -- L.A.-based special interest enthusiast network theTUNDRA explored the latest and greatest in agriculture manufacturing and technology on display at the 2020 World Ag Expo, hosted this past week for the 53rd consecutive year in Tulare, California. ... Continue reading

Cox Automotive Presents Leader in Sustainability Award to Planet Subaru

Cox Automotive Presents Leader in Sustainability Award to Planet Subaru

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2020 -- Cox Automotive presented its annual Leader in Sustainability Award to Planet Subaru, a retailer south of Boston that offers itself as the "undealership." Cox Automotive Presents Leader in Sustainability Award to Planet Subaru The Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award recognizes a deale ... Continue reading

Experian announces exclusive alliance with CarZing to make AutoCheck vehicle history reports available on their website

Experian announces exclusive alliance with CarZing to make AutoCheck vehicle history reports available on their website

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2020 -- There has been a cultural shift for consumers to research and shop for vehicles online, which means dealers are continually searching for cost effective ways to showcase their inventory. ... Continue reading

General Motors USA Welcomes Gubagoo to the GM Dealer Digital Solution Program

General Motors USA Welcomes Gubagoo to the GM Dealer Digital Solution Program

Gubagoo's Chat and Facebook Marketplace products are now officially backed by General Motors. BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. ... Continue reading

Know Before You Buy: CARFAX Has The Most Accident and Damage Information

Know Before You Buy: CARFAX Has The Most Accident and Damage Information

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2020 -- Accident history is the number one thing used car shoppers look for in a vehicle's history, and with good reason: CARFAX estimates that as many as 40% of vehicles on the road have been in an accident or sustained damage. ... Continue reading

Louisiana Auto Dealer Named TIME Dealer of the Year

Louisiana Auto Dealer Named TIME Dealer of the Year

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2020 -- Susan Moffitt of Porsche in Shreveport, La. today was named the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year by TIME and Ally Financial at the 103rd National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas. ... Continue reading

TrueSpot Brings Trio of Innovative IoT Technology Firsts to NADA; Live Demos - Booth 1325C, Hall C

TrueSpot Brings Trio of Innovative IoT Technology Firsts to NADA; Live Demos - Booth 1325C, Hall C

LAS VEGAS--TrueSpot, a new Internet of Things (IOT) asset location platform developer will be showcasing the automotive industry’s first Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) platform at NADA 2020. Their trio of new technologies enable real-time mapping of vehicles, keys and other assets, enhanced digitized reconditioni ... Continue reading

GM Accelerates Transformation of International Markets

GM Accelerates Transformation of International Markets

DETROIT, Feb. 16, 2020 -- GM to cease Holden sales, design and engineering operations by 2021, plans to focus on growth opportunities in specialty vehicle business GM and Great Wall Motors sign binding term sheet for sale of Thailand manufacturing plant Chevrolet to cease domestic sales in Thailand by end of 2020  Gen ... Continue reading

Recall Search Tool Flags Millions of Open Safety Recalls, Including Takata Airbags

Recall Search Tool Flags Millions of Open Safety Recalls, Including Takata Airbags

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 16, 2020 -- More than 257 million vehicles have now been processed through a search tool aimed at creating greater consumer awareness of auto recalls. The Vehicle Recall Search Service (VRSS) has identified over 8 million vehicles on the road with an open recall, of which 1.7 million of them had an op ... Continue reading

Allison Transmission’s 3414 Regional Haul Series™ Fully Automatic Transmission Earns Key Industry Award From Heavy Duty Trucking

Allison Transmission’s 3414 Regional Haul Series™ Fully Automatic Transmission Earns Key Industry Award From Heavy Duty Trucking

INDIANAPOLIS--Allison Transmission’s 3414 RHS is the perfect example of how customer and market needs drive the innovation of Allison products. Designed in response to customer demand, the 3414 RHS is now winning accolades from industry professionals. ... Continue reading

Breakthrough Technologies Advancing The Future Of Alternative Fuels Production - 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Breakthrough Technologies Advancing The Future Of Alternative Fuels Production - 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Breakthrough Technologies Advancing The Future Of Alternative Fuels Production" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Abstract: There is an increasing need for a substitute for fossil fuels to create a cleaner and more sustainable energy system. ... Continue reading

City of Minneapolis Chooses Iteris for Smart Transportation Initiative

City of Minneapolis Chooses Iteris for Smart Transportation Initiative

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail City of Minneapolis Chooses Iteris for Smart Transportation Initiative (Photo: Business Wire) City of Minneapolis Chooses Iteris for Smart Transportation Initiative (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SANTA ANA, Calif.--Iteris, Inc ... Continue reading

DealerSocket’s PrecisePrice Debuted Key Enhancements at NADA 2020

DealerSocket’s PrecisePrice Debuted Key Enhancements at NADA 2020

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail DealerSocket's PrecisePrice (Graphic: Business Wire) DALLAS--DealerSocket debuted significant and important innovations for its PrecisePrice digital retail solution at the 2020 NADA Show. Innovations include a new kiosk experience, text label editing capabilities, new lead verification ... Continue reading

Electric Truck and Bus Charging Infrastructure Market Forecast to 2030 - DC Fast Charging Technology will be the Widely Adopted Technology for CVs - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Electric Truck and Bus Charging Infrastructure Market Forecast to 2030 - DC Fast Charging Technology will be the Widely Adopted Technology for CVs - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Electric Truck and Bus Charging Infrastructure Market Opportunity Analysis, Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Electrification in Commercial Vehicles (CV) will increase globally with the framing of strict emission regulations. ... Continue reading

Majority of Car Buyers Expect to Abandon Traditional Gas-Powered Cars as Early as 2025

Majority of Car Buyers Expect to Abandon Traditional Gas-Powered Cars as Early as 2025

LIVONIA, Mich.--Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm, published a report outlining consumer expectations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and their viability as replacements for traditional gasoline-powered cars, or internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, among buyers in the United States and Europe. ... Continue reading

PPG Appoints Tom Maziarz Vice President, Automotive Refinish, Americas

PPG Appoints Tom Maziarz Vice President, Automotive Refinish, Americas

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Tom Maziarz has been named PPG vice president, automotive refinish, Americas, effective March 1. (Photo: Business Wire) Tom Maziarz has been named PPG vice president, automotive refinish, Americas, effective March 1. ... Continue reading

Strategic Analysis of Electric Vehicle Ecosystem in the United Kingdom, 2018-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Strategic Analysis of Electric Vehicle Ecosystem in the United Kingdom, 2018-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Strategic Analysis of Electric Vehicle (EV) Ecosystem in the United Kingdom, 2018 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The automotive industry is rapidly evolving in terms of technology, as well as tackling environmental issues. ... Continue reading

Texas Motorplex AAA Texas FallNationals Tickets on Sale Now After Record Renewal Period

Texas Motorplex AAA Texas FallNationals Tickets on Sale Now After Record Renewal Period

ENNIS, TX (February 18, 2020) --- The world renowned Texas Motorplex will be celebrating its 35th year of showcasing the fastest sport in the world, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and the upcoming International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction of track founder and owner Billy Meyer with a season long Hall o ... Continue reading

VIA Rail Service to Resume in Southwestern Ontario

VIA Rail Service to Resume in Southwestern Ontario

MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2020 - VIA Rail received a notification from CN allowing a resumption of service in Southwestern Ontario. ... Continue reading

Hennessey Unveils 700 HP GOLIATH Sierra Denali

Hennessey Unveils 700 HP GOLIATH Sierra Denali

The Team from Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) brought serious power and luxury to the NADA Show in Las Vegas this weekend when they unveiled their latest colossal creation, the Hennessey GOLIATH 700 GMC Sierra Denali. ... Continue reading

2020 Global Forecast for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - Based on Over 140 Countries Including Brazil, China & the US - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2020 Global Forecast for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - Based on Over 140 Countries Including Brazil, China & the US - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "2020 Global Forecast for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Adas) (2021-2026 Outlook)-High Tech & Emerging Markets Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The 2020 Global Forecast for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Adas) (2021-2026 Outlook)-High Tech & Emerging Markets Rep ... Continue reading

Digital Motors Partners with Autotech Ventures to Accelerate Online Retail Innovation

Digital Motors Partners with Autotech Ventures to Accelerate Online Retail Innovation

IRVINE, Calif.--Digital Motors®, an innovation leader in automotive retail and financial technology (FinTech), has partnered with Autotech Ventures to accelerate its growth strategy. The company’s configurable online store technology can be integrated with the websites, systems, and processes of any dealership, manu ... Continue reading

Lithia Motors Welcomes Lexus Stores in Sacramento and Roseville

Lithia Motors Welcomes Lexus Stores in Sacramento and Roseville

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors Inc. announced today the acquisition of two Lexus stores in Sacramento and Roseville, California. “We are excited to finally enter the Sacramento market and further expand our network with a dominant luxury vehicle presence,” said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia Motors President and CEO. ... Continue reading

Renesas Electronics and Hitachi Develop High-Speed, High-Precision Automotive A/D Converter Circuit With Stable Operation Under Harsh Conditions

Renesas Electronics and Hitachi Develop High-Speed, High-Precision Automotive A/D Converter Circuit With Stable Operation Under Harsh Conditions

TOKYO--Renesas Electronics Corporation , a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Hitachi, Ltd. today announced a technology collaboration to enable continuous-time digital calibration of a delta-sigma (ΔΣ) modulator and an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter circuit. ... Continue reading

Robotic Research Helps Olli Shuttle Bring Autonomous Vehicle Programs to Campuses in Italy and Saudi Arabia

Robotic Research Helps Olli Shuttle Bring Autonomous Vehicle Programs to Campuses in Italy and Saudi Arabia

CLARKSBURG, Md.--Robotic Research LLC, a leading provider of autonomy and robotic technologies to government and commercial customers, announced today its team has recently supported the launch of two new international deployments of Olli, the autonomous shuttle manufactured by Local Motors. The deployments both suppor ... Continue reading

Sonic Automotive Reports All-Time Record Fourth Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year 2019

Sonic Automotive Reports All-Time Record Fourth Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) , one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. Fourth Quarter Highlights All-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share from continuing o ... Continue reading

Tyres for Motor Cars Market in France - Analysis, forecast, Size, Trends & Insights to 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tyres for Motor Cars Market in France - Analysis, forecast, Size, Trends & Insights to 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "France - 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 the passe ... Continue reading

Nissan Offers Switch Subscription Service In Houston...A (Different) A Car A Day Keeps The Dr. Away

Nissan Offers Switch Subscription Service In Houston...A (Different) A Car A Day Keeps The Dr. Away

Nissan testing vehicle subscription service in the Greater Houston area Called 'Nissan Switch,' the program offers two-tier pricing, one with the Nissan GT-R Customers can enroll at www.nissanswitch.com through August 2020 ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus LC 500h Coupe Review by David Colman

2020 Lexus LC 500h Coupe Review by David Colman

If you're an introvert who just wants to blend in with the crowd, do not buy this car. The LC500, in either V8 or Hybrid form, is the most startling projectile Lexus has unleashed on public roads since their $375,000 LF-A ceased production (500 units) back in 2012. ... 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.