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This is How a Car is Painted: 84 Robots and 5,000 Liters of Paint +VIDEO

This is How a Car is Painted: 84 Robots and 5,000 Liters of Paint +VIDEO

Three years of research and enough sensitivity to appreciate market trends: “Creating a color is an inside job”, says Jordi Font from SEAT’s Color&Trim department. Its journey begins with a market study and ends when the paint is applied on the vehicle. ... Continue reading

Eliminate the Chaos of Search Engine Mis-Information Glare By Searching A Single Subject Focused Content Channel

Eliminate the Chaos of Search Engine Mis-Information Glare By Searching A Single Subject Focused Content Channel

With more than 25 years of automotive content production and distribution experience, The Auto Channel ownership believes that now, with a partner's participation is the exact moment in time to break from the pack and establish The Auto Channel as the multi-platform destination channel for everything automotive. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW

The 2018 Toyota Camry is rated by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a Top Safety Pick with ratings of “Good” in all areas of testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2018 Toyota Camry a 5-Star Safety Rating. Safety equipment includes Toyota Safety Sense P (pre ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

The LC 500 in its “Infrared” exterior color turned heads. The interior is a dream; a beautiful dream. The cockpit is welcoming with its Toasted Almond color Alcantara sport seats, a leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door sills, and an Alcantara headliner. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system surrounds you w ... Continue reading

STEVE PURDY AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW 2018

STEVE PURDY AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW 2018

The center of the auto industry is still Detroit, many will argue. Just about all major automakers and suppliers from around the globe have a presence, if not a headquarters, here. In fact, we’re told by Michigan Economic Development officials that 75% of all U.S. automotive research and development still happens wit ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Optima PHEV Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Kia Optima PHEV Review By Steve Purdy

Of course, the big story here is the super-efficient powertrain based on a smallish 2.0-liter four-cylinder with direct injection, good for just 154 horsepower, and a 67-horsepower electric motor (replacing the fly-wheel) fed by a 9.8 kWh lithium-polymer battery. The systems are remarkably well integrated with a sophis ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM January 20, 2018

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM January 20, 2018

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

NEXO: The Next-Generation Fuel Cell Vehicle From Hyundai

NEXO: The Next-Generation Fuel Cell Vehicle From Hyundai

Hyundai names technological flagship fuel cell vehicle NEXO New ADAS technologies revealed including self-parking and Lane following features LAS VEGAS, NEXO will be the name of its all-new, dedicated Fuel Cell EV during a press conference at CES 2018, and disclosed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that expand ... Continue reading

2018 Detroit Auto Show: WXYZ-TV Hits the Red Carpet with Live Broadcast

2018 Detroit Auto Show: WXYZ-TV Hits the Red Carpet with Live Broadcast

The show will feature the latest in automotive technology and style trends and interviews with top automotive executives. An encore presentation of “Red Carpet Charity Preview,” will air on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. ... Continue reading

2018 Detroit Auto Show Press Preview Wrap-up - Horsepower, Technology and Safety

2018 Detroit Auto Show Press Preview Wrap-up - Horsepower, Technology and Safety

Products, power and politics all took center stage as Press Preview wrapped up three days of industry-defining announcements and global debuts. With new product and technology reveals from automakers, an active supplier community, and autonomous vehicle start-ups and innovators, Press Preview provided the global media ... Continue reading

Modern Tulip Frenzy - Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion?

Modern Tulip Frenzy - Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

Mazda Leads Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy in EPA Report for Fifth Consecutive Year

Mazda Leads Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy in EPA Report for Fifth Consecutive Year

Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report,1 released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 12, 2018, lists the company as having the highest overall Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy for the 2016 model year. ... Continue reading

INFINITI To Go Electric Beginning 2021

INFINITI To Go Electric Beginning 2021

INFINITI Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, said Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa at the Automotive News World Congress today. Customers can expect beautifully designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept shown in Detroit, with a whole new level of electri ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Rocky Mountain Review

2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Rocky Mountain Review

With so many choices available in the tightly-packed compact-to-midsize crossover market, a manufacturer really has to be good; it’s not an easy segment in which to stand out. Mazda always brings their “A” game and we had high hopes for their 2018 CX-5 crossover. And while it’s great in a number of areas, bring ... Continue reading

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