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2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

The new 2018 Kia Niro has much to admire and should be on your shopping list. 2018 KIA NIRO The Newest Little Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Looking for a really small, efficient crossover? Well, here’s a brand new one just out of the box – the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid subcompact, fron ... Continue reading

Enjoy The Drive: AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE Saturday September 8, 2018 7-9 AM

Enjoy The Drive: AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE Saturday September 8, 2018 7-9 AM

Auto Lab Talk Radio on New York City's WNYM Radio AM 970 and Streamed Worldwide On TheAutoChannel.Com Car Question or Concern? Automotive Career Opportunity, Call Toll Free 888-692-7234 To Speak With An Expert. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Prius c Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Toyota Prius c Review By Larry Nutson

The Prius c I drove for this review is just a tad over 162 inches long which makes for easy maneuvering into tight parking spaces. Plus, under the rear hatch you get a decent 17 cu.ft. of cargo space, which gets larger when you fold the rear seats. And, there’s seating for five, although perhaps only four average siz ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Induced Tulip-like Frenzy?

Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Induced Tulip-like Frenzy?

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

2018 Toyota Camry, Camry With a New Attitude Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Toyota Camry, Camry With a New Attitude Review By Larry Nutson

For 2018 the Camry had been completely redesigned. We’re now up to the eighth generation Camry that rides on an all-new platform, Toyota’s New Global Architecture. It’s longer, lower and wider. The chassis is 30-percent more rigid and there’s new suspension geometry. Light-weighting is a big part of new vehicle ... Continue reading

Vehicle Buyers Guides (2019..1997) For Cars and Trucks Sold In North America

Vehicle Buyers Guides (2019..1997) For Cars and Trucks Sold In North America

Vehicle Buyers Guides For Cars and Trucks Sold In North America, Individual Make Vehicle Research and Buyers Guides ... Continue reading

Toyota Prius Safety Recall, 192,000 2016-2018 For Wire Harness Problem

Toyota Prius Safety Recall, 192,000 2016-2018 For Wire Harness Problem

The subject vehicles have an engine wire harness which is connected to the hybrid vehicle Power Control Unit. A portion of the wire harness could contact the cover at this connection and wear over time, causing an electrical short circuit, which can generate heat. If sufficient heat is generated, there is an increased ... 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

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

One of the newest in the luxury compact crossover class caught our attention recently – the Jaguar E-Pace. ... Continue reading

Toledo Machining Plant to Build Key Component for First Plug-in Hybrid Jeep®

Toledo Machining Plant to Build Key Component for First Plug-in Hybrid Jeep®

Ohio plant will build critical Power Electronics module for Jeep® Wrangler PHEV Company will bring in new work, advanced technology to 54-year-old plant Wrangler PHEV to launch in 2020; one of more than 30 nameplates with electrified solutions by 2022 ... Continue reading

Coming Soon: "THE ETHANOL PAPERS" - Massive 600 Page Book Presents the Whole Story On Ethanol Fuel

Coming Soon: "THE ETHANOL PAPERS" - Massive 600 Page Book Presents the Whole Story On Ethanol Fuel

The Auto Channel is just days away from releasing "THE ETHANOL PAPERS," a 600-page book by Marc J. Rauch, TACH's executive vice president and co-publisher. The book is a compilation of some of Marc's previously published essays and reports, along with new commentary and updated insight. ... 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

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The Avalon’s design, in my view, could contend for “most improved” honors over its original in terms of just about every measure of styling, functionality, mechanical sophistication and user friendliness. ... Continue reading

Today We're Spotlighting Big Oil's Favorite Alternative Fuel - Electricity +VIDEO

Today We're Spotlighting Big Oil's Favorite Alternative Fuel - Electricity +VIDEO

Clean, efficient, cheap; what's there not to love? No wonder the oil industry and their star spokespeople support electric-powered cars...There's one other thing that makes electric the favorite alternative non-fossil fuel: There's no chance that it will ever replace gasoline and diesel for decades and decades (if ever ... Continue reading

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