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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Original Equipment Tire Brands Finding Right Balance, J.D. Power Finds

Original Equipment Tire Brands Finding Right Balance, J.D. Power Finds

Overall customer satisfaction with original equipment tires reaches an all-time high in 2020, as tire manufacturers have found the right balance of performance characteristics—without making sacrifices that jeopardize the customer experience, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Sati ... Continue reading

Arcimoto Temporarily Suspends Electric Vehicle Production at its U.S. Factory in Effort to Boost Containment of Coronavirus

Arcimoto Temporarily Suspends Electric Vehicle Production at its U.S. Factory in Effort to Boost Containment of Coronavirus

EUGENE, Ore.--Arcimoto, Inc.® announced today that it will temporarily suspend all production of the Fun Utility Vehicle through April 17, 2020 at its U.S. factory located in Eugene, Oregon in response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic. The company will maintain a work-from-home staff to push forward critic ... Continue reading

Garrett Motion Announces Restart Of Production Facility in Wuhan, China

Garrett Motion Announces Restart Of Production Facility in Wuhan, China

Garrett Motion today announced its manufacturing plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China has restarted limited production effective March 16, 2020 in accordance with local ordinances. Garrett’s Wuhan facility is expected to gradually return to full capacity in early May. ... Continue reading

Ford Offers New-Car Customers Six-Month Payment Relief "In Lend A Hand Program"

Ford Offers New-Car Customers Six-Month Payment Relief "In Lend A Hand Program"

“Like we did in the Great Recession, Ford is managing through the coronavirus crisis in a way that safeguards our business, our workforce, our customers and our dealers during this vital period,” said Ford CEO Jim Hackett. ... Continue reading

New Drivers In UK Pass Rates for Theory Test Fall To Ten Year Low

New Drivers In UK Pass Rates for Theory Test Fall To Ten Year Low

Pass rates for learner car drivers taking theory tests have fallen to their lowest point in ten years, according to new government figures. The Department for Transport figures reveal that of the 1,470,000 learners who took the theory test during the last 12 months, just 47 percent passed. ... Continue reading

Smartphone Car Lead-Gen Satisfaction Continues to Outpace Desktop Satisfaction

Smartphone Car Lead-Gen Satisfaction Continues to Outpace Desktop Satisfaction

The study measures the usefulness of U.S. automotive third-party websites during the process of shopping for a new or used vehicle by examining four key measures (in order of importance): information/content; appearance; navigation; and speed. ... Continue reading

2020 Toyota Highlander Chicagoland Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Toyota Highlander Chicagoland Review By Larry Nutson

My drive of the redesigned-for-2020 Toyota Highlander has an interesting twist. On the invite of Toyota I participated in the line-off celebration of the new Highlander at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant were it is produced. ... Continue reading

U.S. Car U.S. Car Sales Levels Verging on Great-Recession-Level Collapse - Brother Can You Spare A Dime

U.S. Car U.S. Car Sales Levels Verging on Great-Recession-Level Collapse - Brother Can You Spare A Dime

According to The Detroit Bureau, as the nation comes to grips with the worsening coronavirus pandemic, new car sales appear to be tumbling off a cliff, with a new report by J.D. Power warning that March retail demand could slip by as much as 41%, approaching levels that haven't been seen since the depths of the Great R ... Continue reading

Debut of the New 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition

Debut of the New 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition

Ram has unveiled the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition, a new luxury trim aimed at the largest truck-buying region in the world. The Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition packages together popular appearance and luxury features. ... Continue reading

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO 4x4 DBL CAB Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO 4x4 DBL CAB Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Unlike Ford, Chevy and Ram, Toyota sells more compact pickups than full size models. In fact, with yearly sales of a quarter million Tacomas, this compact Toyota outsells the larger Tundra by more than two to one. ... Continue reading

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