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Vehicle Sales Rise for Second Consecutive Month; Incentives Fall Below 9% of MSRP for First Time Since 2016

Vehicle Sales Rise for Second Consecutive Month; Incentives Fall Below 9% of MSRP for First Time Since 2016

TROY, Mich.--J.D. Power: The Retail Sales Forecast New-vehicle retail sales for the month of October are expected to be up from October 2019, according to a joint forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail sales for new vehicles are projected to reach 1,187,800 units, a 3.0% increase compared with October 2019 ... Continue reading

Ford Motor Company Issues Two Safety Recalls in North America and One Safety Compliance Recall in Canada

Ford Motor Company Issues Two Safety Recalls in North America and One Safety Compliance Recall in Canada

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America and one safety compliance recall in Canada. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Auto Stories Week Of October 18-24, 2020

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Auto Stories Week Of October 18-24, 2020

*The past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and Bull Busting. ... Continue reading

ADAS Becoming Standard On New Nissan Models - Have THAT Talk With Your Teen Driver

ADAS Becoming Standard On New Nissan Models - Have THAT Talk With Your Teen Driver

Advanced driver assistance systems can significantly reduce crashes according to leading safety advocates, and inexperienced teen drivers face added crash risks. ... Continue reading

Motorists warned to lookout for new lockdown car-related scams

Motorists warned to lookout for new lockdown car-related scams

New lockdown rules coupled with economic uncertainty, create perfect conditions for fraudulent activity. Motorists urged to guard against fake vehicle sales, insurance broker fraud, DVLA scams and staged car accident fraud. ... Continue reading

'Why Driving Matters' Survey Shows Strong Interest Owning Classic Cars From Gen Z and Millennial's

'Why Driving Matters' Survey Shows Strong Interest Owning Classic Cars From Gen Z and Millennial's

Despite Great Recession axe-to-grind predictions that the American love affair with cars and driving was waning, millennials and Gen Zers now report they are more likely – not less - to want to own a classic or collectible car than their parents and grandparents, according to the 2020 ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Stories Week Of October 11-17 2020

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Stories Week Of October 11-17 2020

The past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy to digest news nuggets ... Continue reading

Most e-scooter rider injuries happen on sidewalk, IIHS study finds

Most e-scooter rider injuries happen on sidewalk, IIHS study finds

City planners and many pedestrians have wondered how to get electric scooters off the sidewalk, but two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raise a different question: Just where should e-scooters be ridden? “We didn’t see many e-scooter crashes with motor vehicles, and that may be a result ... Continue reading

NHTSA Names 2021 Auto Models To Be Crash Tested

NHTSA Names 2021 Auto Models To Be Crash Tested

These vehicles represent approximately 89% of the new vehicle fleet. NHTSA will also evaluate advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in 19 additional vehicles. The technologies that will be evaluated are lane departure warning, forward collision warning, crash imminent braking, and dynamic brake support. NCAP tests ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary - October 5, 2020

NHTSA Recall Summary - October 5, 2020

NHTSA Recall ID Number below Volkswagen, Ford, Land Rover, Nissan, RV's, Trailers, Trucks, Other ... Continue reading

NHTSA 2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths

NHTSA 2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths

Examination of the Traffic Safety Environment During the Second Quarter of 2020 and Drug and Alcohol Prevalence in Seriously and Fatally Injured Road Users Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Traffic deaths decreased nationwide during 2019 as compared to 2018. ... Continue reading

2020 Honda Odyssey Earns First 2020 IIHS Safety Award For Minivans

2020 Honda Odyssey Earns First 2020 IIHS Safety Award For Minivans

With superior-rated front crash prevention and standard acceptable-rated headlights, the 2021 Honda Odyssey becomes the first minivan to earn a 2020 award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Odyssey qualifies for the Institute's highest accolade — Top Safety Pick+ — and also earns the highest ratin ... Continue reading

Open Letter to Chevron Lubricants - Common Fuel Related Problems for Boat Engines

Open Letter to Chevron Lubricants - Common Fuel Related Problems for Boat Engines

Hi Joe - I just finished reading the story you wrote on August 21st for the Chevron Lubricants website regarding common fuel problems for boat engines. ("Common fuel-related problems for boat engines And how to avoid them." My finding and reading of your story came at a surprisingly coincidental time: I just finished r ... Continue reading

2020 Ford Explorer earns TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to improved crash protection

2020 Ford Explorer earns TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to improved crash protection

The 2020 Ford Explorer, a midsize SUV, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to improved performance in the driver-side small overlap front crash test. Crashworthiness ratings for the Explorer also apply to the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which earns a Top Safety Pick ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Arteon Earns IIHS Top Safety Award

2020 Volkswagen Arteon Earns IIHS Top Safety Award

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon, a large car, earns a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to improved headlights. To qualify for a 2020 Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenge ... Continue reading

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