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The Essence of Z-ness #2 From NIZZAN

The Essence of Z-ness #2 From NIZZAN

Shinichiro Irie, the Program Design Director of the Z Proto, to ask him what he thought were the qualities that defined the Z Proto, what to look forward to with the next Z and to give insight into what exactly went into the thought process of the Z styling, from pen and paper to reality. ... Continue reading

Auto Dealers More Than A Vending Machine

Auto Dealers More Than A Vending Machine

Steve Gates 2021 AIADA Chairman For most of my career as a dealer, I’ve been endangered. I’m essentially a woolly mammoth on the plains: big, slow, and irresistible to spear-tossing cavemen. ... Continue reading

"My Test Drives" Smart Phone, iPad and Web App Because Test Drives Are Serious Business

"My Test Drives" Smart Phone, iPad and Web App Because Test Drives Are Serious Business

How to conduct a meaningful test drive, Why MY TEST DRIVES on The Auto Channel iPhone app? My Test Drives can help buyers enhance and improve the most important step in the car buying process by making test drive evaluations more accurate and effective. The Auto Channel's iPhone app includes My Test Drives (pat pending ... Continue reading

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

About four months ago I spent time with the all-electric battery powered 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door Hardtop. This is the automaker’s first BEV, an all-electric model. ... Continue reading

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

Everyone knows how loyal Subaru owners are about their vehicles, and so I asked a number of them why. Reliability, safety, all wheel drive, and comfort were the universal responses. ... Continue reading

2021 Kia Sorento Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Kia Sorento Review By Larry Nutson

The first quarter of 2021 is behind us as we all continue to move slowly through the pandemic tunnel with us now seeing some light at its end. Auto industry sales have been slowed a bunch over the last year but things are now opening up. ... Continue reading

CarMax and Dunkin’ are “Doin’ Donuts” for New 24-Hour Test Drive Experience

CarMax and Dunkin’ are “Doin’ Donuts” for New 24-Hour Test Drive Experience

Starting today through May 16, CarMax customers who participate in the 24-Hour Test Drive will receive a $10 Dunkin’ gift card to keep their daily routine running during their test drive — and that, of course, means a trip to the Dunkin’ drive-thru for their favorite coffee and donut order. ... Continue reading

Mobileye and Udelv Ink Deal for Autonomous Delivery

Mobileye and Udelv Ink Deal for Autonomous Delivery

Udelv and Mobileye plan to produce more than 35,000 Mobileye-driven Transporters by 2028, with commercial operations beginning in 2023. ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary April 12, 2021 (Official)

NHTSA Recall Summary April 12, 2021 (Official)

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

I took one look at the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer that I would be driving and thought I might have time-traveled back to the mid-1950s. The two-tone Oasis Blue—think turquoise, and Black was quite striking. This is not a bad thing. ... Continue reading

VANTAS Brand- Coming Soon To A New VANTAS Dealer Near You, Premium SUV's With No Haggle Prix Fixe, Built By And For North Americans +VIDEO

VANTAS Brand- Coming Soon To A New VANTAS Dealer Near You, Premium SUV's With No Haggle Prix Fixe, Built By And For North Americans +VIDEO

A new automotive operation in North America has been formed by HAAH Automotive Holdings to distribute, sell and service vehicles under the brand name VANTAS. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Roundup - Week Ending April 10, 2021

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Roundup - Week Ending April 10, 2021

The Auto Channel Automotive News Library</a> can be found by just copying and then inserting the main headline into the News Library Search Box. ... Continue reading

2021 Kia Seltos Review | Value Plus by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Kia Seltos Review | Value Plus by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Kia Seltos Review - Automakers keep loading the market with new SUV models. 2021 Kia Seltos Review ... 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

UPDATE - NASA's Mars Helicopter First Flight Attempt Postponed

UPDATE - NASA's Mars Helicopter First Flight Attempt Postponed

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 -- Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Je ... Continue reading

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