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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Letter From Europe - In California With Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Subaru And Lots Of Snow, And Sun Of Course

Letter From Europe - In California With Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Subaru And Lots Of Snow, And Sun Of Course

Funny lot these automotive journalists. There are some manufacturers who cannot put a foot wrong such as BMW and then there are car companies who cannot do a thing right. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor's IONIQ 5 and STARIA Win GOOD DESIGN Awards

Hyundai Motor's IONIQ 5 and STARIA Win GOOD DESIGN Awards

January 10 2022 Hyundai sweeps awards in five different categories, with its newly introduced dedicated BEV and MPV models to be honored in the transportation category Awards reflect competitiveness of Hyundai’s design identity in the global market SEOUL, January 10, 2022 — Hyundai Motor Company announced it has re ... Continue reading

Ford First Car Maker To Be Pissed Enough To Launch Used Car Platform So Dealers Can Regain Sales Leadership

Ford First Car Maker To Be Pissed Enough To Launch Used Car Platform So Dealers Can Regain Sales Leadership

Ford Motor Co.is the first auto maker to launch a competitive online used-vehicle platform to get its dealers a larger slice of the used-vehicle Multi billion dollar used car sales pie. ... Continue reading

Another Nail In The Coffin Of Wall Street Funded 3rd Party Used Car Sellers; GM Joining Used Car Direct Sales Fray This Spring - Going Head To Head With Digital Used Car Lots Carvana, CarMax, Vroom, Cars.com, Edmunds, TrueCar, CarGuru and Others

Another Nail In The Coffin Of Wall Street Funded 3rd Party Used Car Sellers; GM Joining Used Car Direct Sales Fray This Spring - Going Head To Head With Digital Used Car Lots Carvana, CarMax, Vroom, Cars.com, Edmunds, TrueCar, CarGuru and Others

General Motors introduced today CarBravo, a new way to shop for used vehicles. CarBravo will elevate the shopping, buying and ownership experience by offering used-vehicle customers access to an expansive inventory, an omnichannel shopping experience and exclusive ownership benefits. ... Continue reading

Ford Bronco and Maverick Earn North American Utility and Truck of the Year Honors

Ford Bronco and Maverick Earn North American Utility and Truck of the Year Honors

The all-new 2022 Ford Bronco has taken home the 2022 North American Utility of the Year award and the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick received the 2022 North American Truck of the Year award today. ... Continue reading

2022 Honda Civic Named 2022 North American Car of the Year

2022 Honda Civic Named 2022 North American Car of the Year

January 11, 2022 — DETROIT Civic wins North American Car of the Year for 3rd time—previously taking top honors in 2006 & 2016 All-new 11th-generation Civic honored for simple and sporty design, class-leading safety performance, excellent driving dynamics and fun-to-drive personality Civic is America’s most popula ... Continue reading

NACTOY Reveals 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ Award Winners +VIDEO

NACTOY Reveals 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ Award Winners +VIDEO

After three rounds of independently verified voting stemming from hundreds of hours of test driving, research and evaluation, the winners are:North American Car of the Year™: Honda Civic North American Truck of the Year™: Ford Maverick North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™: Ford Bronco ... Continue reading

Is the World Shifting to Electric Cars? Does It Make Sense to Do it Now?

Is the World Shifting to Electric Cars? Does It Make Sense to Do it Now?

Governments and prognosticators alike have been making strident calls for moving from a reliance on fossil fuels to using electric vehicles. The spanner in the works has always been the cost of doing so. ... Continue reading

Allison Transmission Delivers 2 Millionth 1000/2000 Series Transmission

Allison Transmission Delivers 2 Millionth 1000/2000 Series Transmission

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail David Graziosi - Allison Transmission CEO, Art Vallely - Penske Truck Leasing COO, Paul Rosa - Penske SVP of Procurement, John Coll - Allison SVP Marketing Sales & Service and Fred Bohley - Allison CFO, celebrate the delivery of Allison Transmission's 2 millionth 1k/2k fully automatic ... Continue reading

AUTOMOTIVE DIGITAL MARKETING COMPANY SINCRO CHOSEN AS A JAGUAR LAND ROVER DIGITAL PREFERRED WEBSITE AND ADVERTISING PROVIDER

AUTOMOTIVE DIGITAL MARKETING COMPANY SINCRO CHOSEN AS A JAGUAR LAND ROVER DIGITAL PREFERRED WEBSITE AND ADVERTISING PROVIDER

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2022 -- Sincro, a leader in automotive digital marketing and pioneer of providing personalized experiences for in-market shoppers, has been added by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as an approved website provider for the JLR Digital Certified Program. Sincro's third-generation twin AI improves dealer perform ... Continue reading

Car Capital Secures $150M from Fortress Investment Group

Car Capital Secures $150M from Fortress Investment Group

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 11, 2022 -- Automotive FinTech company, Car Capital, has closed a $150 million three-year secured credit facility and a $6.125 million equity investment from funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group. ... Continue reading

“Grow & Drive” Helps Consumers Build a Path to Car Ownership After Getting Declined for Auto Loans

“Grow & Drive” Helps Consumers Build a Path to Car Ownership After Getting Declined for Auto Loans

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Grow Credit, a financial inclusion platform committed to building credit and improving credit scores, has developed a new and first-of-its-kind approach to help Americans fulfill their dreams of car ownership while building credit. Grow Credit’s new "Grow & Drive" initiative provides consumers w ... Continue reading

Heavy Commercial Vehicle HVAC Market to Reach $2.40 Billion, Globally, by 2027 at 6.6% CAGR: Allied Market Research

Heavy Commercial Vehicle HVAC Market to Reach $2.40 Billion, Globally, by 2027 at 6.6% CAGR: Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11, 2022 -- Allied Market Research recently published a report, titled, "Heavy Commercial Vehicle HVAC Market by Type (Automatic, and Manual), Vehicle Type (Intercity Buses (9m, 10m, and 12m), Coach Buses (9m, 10m, and 12m), School Buses (9m, 10m, and 12m), Transit Buses (9m, 10m, and 12m), and Tru ... Continue reading

High 5 Plumbing Unveils New Freedom Truck

High 5 Plumbing Unveils New Freedom Truck

DENVER, Jan. 11, 2022 -- High 5 Plumbing, a family-owned and operated plumbing company serving residents in the greater Denver metropolitan area, is continuing to show its strong support for its community with the recent unveiling of the new Freedom Truck. ... Continue reading

Marine Connection Acquires Majority Interest in Boaters Exchange

Marine Connection Acquires Majority Interest in Boaters Exchange

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 11, 2022 -- Marine Connection, named the Boating Industry #1 Ranked Marine Dealership for 2021, has acquired the majority interest in Boaters Exchange, a highly successful 20-year retail dealership with two Central Florida locations including Rockledge and New Smyrna Beach. ... Continue reading

Neo Lithium Receives Catamarca Government Approval of its Environmental Impact Assessment for the Construction and Operation of its 3Q Project

Neo Lithium Receives Catamarca Government Approval of its Environmental Impact Assessment for the Construction and Operation of its 3Q Project

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2022 - Neo Lithium Corp. ("Neo Lithium" or the "Company") (TSXV: NLC) (OTCQX: NTTHF) (FSE: NE2) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, LIEX S.A. ("LIEX"), has received a "Declaracion de Impacto Ambiental" (the "DIA") from the Environmental and Mining Authority in Catamarca Province, ... Continue reading

RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. Acquires Quattuor Construction, Inc.

RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. Acquires Quattuor Construction, Inc.

CHICAGO--RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. (“RoadSafe”), the nation’s largest provider of traffic control and pavement marking services, announced today the acquisition of Quattuor Construction, Inc. (“QCI”). Based in Sutter, California, QCI provides traffic control and underground construction services to utili ... Continue reading

Strong Luxury Vehicle Sales in December 2021 Drive Average New-Vehicle Prices Further into Record Territory, According to Kelley Blue Book

Strong Luxury Vehicle Sales in December 2021 Drive Average New-Vehicle Prices Further into Record Territory, According to Kelley Blue Book

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2022 -- New-vehicle average transaction prices (ATPs) increased further into record territory in December 2021 to reach $47,077, according to new data released today by Kelley Blue Book. ... Continue reading

UK Automotive Products and J.W. Speaker Partner to Provide Customers with LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

UK Automotive Products and J.W. Speaker Partner to Provide Customers with LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

GERMANTOWN, Wis.--UK Automotive Products (UKAP), a leading automotive LED lighting supplier for commercial vehicles, has added J.W. Speaker as its newest LED lighting partner. This new partnership will provide UKAP customers with access to J.W. Speaker’s wide range of LED lighting solutions, specifically, signal, com ... Continue reading

Vehicle Lighting Leaders Myotek, Sea Link Are Now LUXIT Group

Vehicle Lighting Leaders Myotek, Sea Link Are Now LUXIT Group

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2022 -- Myotek and Sea Link, leading Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, along with their affiliates Amptech and Hicks Plastics, announced today the launch of LUXIT Group, a leading technology expert in vehicle small lamp design, with a mission to inspire and guide the evolution of ... Continue reading

XPEL Selected As Exclusive Paint Protection Film and Window Film Sponsor of Audi Club North America

XPEL Selected As Exclusive Paint Protection Film and Window Film Sponsor of Audi Club North America

SAN ANTONIO--XPEL, Inc. a global provider of protective films, and coatings today announced a multi-year designation as the exclusive Paint Protection Film and Window Film sponsor of Audi Club North America. This new sponsorship will highlight the XPEL brand to Audi Club North America members to drive top of mind aware ... Continue reading

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review By Larry Nutson

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review By Larry Nutson

The Jeep brand is celebrating 80 years of technological innovation and 4x4 leadership and last summer introduced the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – a premium utility vehicle, which for the first time in the vehicle’s history, now offers three rows of seats. Consider this. ... Continue reading

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Grade Preview

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Grade Preview

Loaded Capstone Grade Offers Host of Standard Premium Features Standard i-FORCE MAX Powertrain Produces 437 hp, 583 lb.-ft. Stylish 22-inch Chrome Wheels Come Standard Semi-Aniline Leather-Trimmed Seats Accent Plush Interior Standard Power Running Boards and BedStep®, 10-inch Color Head-Up Display, and Towing Technolo ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicle OEM Supplier's Forecasts Differ

Electric Vehicle OEM Supplier's Forecasts Differ

Washington DC January 11, 2022; The AIADA newsletter reported that as established automakers and industry newcomers talked up new electric models at CES last week, major suppliers for many of those vehicles have significantly different forecasts for how quickly consumers will buy them. Take ZF Group and Magna Internati ... Continue reading

Big Car Dealer Groups Buying Up More Franchised New Car Dealerships

Big Car Dealer Groups Buying Up More Franchised New Car Dealerships

The AIADA newsletter reported that some of the nation’s biggest auto dealer chains are betting in the most direct way that some of the changes in auto retailing since the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay. As a result many big auto dealer chains are buying up other dealerships at a record pace, according to firms th ... Continue reading

2021 Nissan Kicks - Review by Larry Nutson

2021 Nissan Kicks - Review by Larry Nutson

Through three-quarters of 2021 Nissan overall sales are up 23 percent. Although, the last quarter has seen some declines due to the ongoing microchip shortage and the impact on vehicle production. ... Continue reading

Five Essential Tips When Negotiating With Used Car Dealers

Five Essential Tips When Negotiating With Used Car Dealers

With a quick search on the internet, it is possible to find all types of strategies and advice when it comes to negotiating with a car dealer. Some of it is good, solid advice while other information will cause issues with any type of deal that you want to make. ... Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

Under the hood of the 2021 Sonata Hybrid sits a 2.0-liter inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic, a 51-hp motor, and a 1.62-kwh lithium-ion battery for a combined system output of 192 horsepower. Power is pushed to a 6-speed automatic and a front-wheel drive. ... Continue reading

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