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2017 Ford Fusion Energi 610 MiIe Range - Larry Nutson Review

2017 Ford Fusion Energi 610 MiIe Range - Larry Nutson Review

I spent a mid-October long weekend in Florida’s Tampa/St. Pete area to help celebrate the marriage of close friend’s daughter. ... Continue reading

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

2018 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Interior details have been nicely updated over recent years with swooping horizontal lines across the right side of the dash, a vertical center stack with great functionality and a driver’s environment that will offer no thrills but give you all the information and functionality you’ll need. Good quality materials ... Continue reading

2018 JAGUAR E-PACE PREVIEW By Steve Purdy

2018 JAGUAR E-PACE PREVIEW By Steve Purdy

First hints of that market segment’s strength came when upstart luxury car company, Lexus, brought out the first RX300 crossover, an SUV on a car platform, one of the first of that configuration. Within just a couple years it was the brand’s best seller. We’ve seen the same at other Asian luxury brands and, of co ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM November 18, 2017

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM November 18, 2017

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

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Version Price Starts at $33,400

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Version Price Starts at $33,400

For longer trips, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can utilize its hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to generate electricity and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. The Clarity Plug-in received an overall EPA driving range rating of 340 miles. The vehicle's electromotive power ... Continue reading

Ipsos RDA Study Finds U.S. Dealerships Not Prepared for the EV Invasion

Ipsos RDA Study Finds U.S. Dealerships Not Prepared for the EV Invasion

The inaugural Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales Experience and Best Practice Study is a syndicated partnered project between Ipsos RDA Automotive and the Ipsos Loyalty’s mystery shopping practice — the largest such practice in the world. The study was conducted in September and October of 2017. This mystery shop project ... Continue reading

Romeo Power Technology Inaugurates the West Coast’s First Dedicated Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Manufacturing Facility

Romeo Power Technology Inaugurates the West Coast’s First Dedicated Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Manufacturing Facility

The inauguration of the West Coast’s first dedicated battery pack manufacturing facility was marked with a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony by Romeo’s executive team for employees, local public officials and community guests. ... Continue reading

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named 2018 Green Car Reports Best Car to Buy

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named 2018 Green Car Reports Best Car to Buy

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 -- Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid chosen by Green Car Reports editors as the most significant new green car during the 2018 model year Pacifica Hybrid also named 2018 Best Hybrid Vehicle to Buy by Green Car Reports sister site The Car Connection Chrysler Pacifica named 2018 Best Minivan to ... Continue reading

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA TO RELEASE EIGHT NEW CROSSOVER UTILITY VEHICLES BY THE YEAR 2020 VIEW ONLINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA TO RELEASE EIGHT NEW CROSSOVER UTILITY VEHICLES BY THE YEAR 2020 VIEW ONLINE

Vehicles will be powered by Gasoline, Diesel, Hydrogen and Electricity SUPERIOR TWP., Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 – Hyundai Motor America today announced its commitment to debut eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the United States by the year 2020 during a press conference at the Hyundai America ... Continue reading

New Study Offers Interesting Take on "The Future of Cars 2040"

New Study Offers Interesting Take on "The Future of Cars 2040"

The automotive future will be different—though with some noticeable similarities—as the convergence of disruptive technologies, government policies and new business models usher in a new era of multidimensional competition, says a new major research initiative by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, ... Continue reading

Shopping For New Or Certified Or Used Cars? Here Is Help! Buyers Research Guides For Every Car, Light Truck and RV Brand Sold In North America (2018-1997)

Shopping For New Or Certified Or Used Cars? Here Is Help! Buyers Research Guides For Every Car, Light Truck and RV Brand Sold In North America (2018-1997)

Buyers Guides, Car Research Destination, Acura Buyers Guide , Audi Buyers Guide , BMW Buyers Guide , Buick Buyers Guide , Cadillac Buyers Guide , Chevrolet Buyers Guide , Chrysler Buyers Guide , Dodge Buyers Guide , Ford Buyers Guide , GMC Buyers Guide , Honda Buyers Guide , Hyundai Buyers Guide , Infiniti Buyers Guide ... Continue reading

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Closes on a Successful Note

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Closes on a Successful Note

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 (organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.), which was held for ten days from October 27 (Friday) through November 5 (Sunday) at Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku, closed November 5 at 18:00 on a successful note. We would like to thank everyone who joined us this ... 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

Toyota 60 Years In USA

Toyota 60 Years In USA

When Toyota launched its North American headquarters in a Hollywood, Calif., dealership on October 31, 1957, it was, no doubt, a frightening affair. ... Continue reading

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