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The Last Detroit Auto Show in Winter - By Larry Nutson

The Last Detroit Auto Show in Winter - By Larry Nutson

The Last Detroit Auto Show in Winter By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC-4404) Yes, there will be no more sloshing through blizzards or single digit temperatures after this year. Beginning in 2020 the Detroit Auto Show, the North American International Auto Show (NAI ... Continue reading

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Best EV in Canada for 2019

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Best EV in Canada for 2019

FCA Canada announced today that the Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named Best EV in Canada for 2019 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) in its annual Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards program. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first and only electrifi ... Continue reading

2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi Plug In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi Plug In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi ENGINE: 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 Plug-in TRANSMISSION: ECVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 188 combined hp/129 lb.-ft. gasoline engine torque WHEELBASE: 112.2 in. ... Continue reading

Continental Technology Powers Jeep® Wrangler’s New eTorque Mild-Hybrid System

Continental Technology Powers Jeep® Wrangler’s New eTorque Mild-Hybrid System

Continental's industry-first, liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive delivers eTorque, contributing to the Wrangler's legendary performance, while simultaneously improving fuel efficiency.LLC eTorque mild-hybrid technology to the all-new Jeep® Wrangler. ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The Lexus LS was made longer, lower and wider with the 2018 re-do. It now rides on 123-inch wheelbase and stretches out at 206.1 inches in overall length. The LS covers up a good bit of real estate but on the plus side there’s plenty of room in the cabin to travel in comfort. ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles; A Legitimate Alt-Fuel Solution? Anti-American Diversion? Or China Manipulated Tulip-like Mania?

Electric Vehicles; A Legitimate Alt-Fuel Solution? Anti-American Diversion? Or China Manipulated Tulip-like Mania?

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

Winners Of 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Announced: Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV, and Ram 1500 Announced At Detroit Auto Show

Winners Of 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Announced: Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV, and Ram 1500 Announced At Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT, January 14, 2019 – After hundreds of hours of test drives, research and evaluation by independent jurors, the Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Ram 1500 were revealed as the winners of the 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards presented today at the North American Interna ... Continue reading

Lexus UX National marketing campaign titled “The New Frontier”

Lexus UX National marketing campaign titled “The New Frontier”

PLANO, Texas — Lexus unveiled a new marketing campaign to launch the first-ever 2019 UX, a luxury compact crossover. ... Continue reading

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid Review By Senior Editor John Heilig

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid Review By Senior Editor John Heilig

Under gas power, this is pure BMW. Performance is quiet, almost leading you to believe that it’s on electric drive all the time. Almost no road noise intrudes into the cabin. This is what you expect from a 5 ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium by David Colman +VIDEO

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium by David Colman +VIDEO

A delightfully well equipped, good handling economy miser By David Colman Special Correspondent to The Auto Channel It's easy to confuse the Niro with what it isn't. Is it a crossover? Not really, since Niro is a stand-alone design, and not based on a car platform. It's only immediate relative is the Hyundai Ioniq, sin ... Continue reading

Future of the lithium-ion battery

Future of the lithium-ion battery

Special to The Auto Channel From LMC-Auto January 2, 2019; For the foreseeable future, the success of battery electric vehicles (BEV) heavily relies on improvements being made to lithium-ion technology. Consumers are demanding longer driving range and lower costs if they are to make the switch to electric driving. ... Continue reading

Used Car Research | Automotive Buyers Guides | Compare Specs, Prices, Options | 2019-1997 Cars, Trucks and RV's Sold In North America

Used Car Research | Automotive Buyers Guides | Compare Specs, Prices, Options | 2019-1997 Cars, Trucks and RV's Sold In North America

Used Car Research | Branded Automotive Buyers Guides (2019-1997) Used and New Cars, Used and New Trucks, RV's Sold In North America; Acura Buyers Guide; Alfa Romeo Buyers Guide; Audi Buyers Guide; BMW Buyers Guide; Bentley Buyers Guide; Buick Buyers Guide; Cadillac Buyers Guide; Chevrolet Buyers Guide; Chevrolet Truck ... Continue reading

Used Car Research - 2014 Automotive Reviews, 2014 Truck Reviews

Used Car Research - 2014 Automotive Reviews, 2014 Truck Reviews

2014 New Car Reviews, 2014 Car Reviews By Expert Journalists From The Auto Channel. Every Brand Sold In North America ... Continue reading

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Americas Minivan Hybrid and Not +VIDEO Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Americas Minivan Hybrid and Not +VIDEO Review By Larry Nutson

Many SUV buyers once drove a van, also a vehicle that provides great convenience. Today, the van/minivan segment is now about 500,000 sales per year. A far cry from years ago. GM doesn’t even offer a minivan. Chrysler, recognized as the originator of the minivan segment more than 30 years ago, is by far the leader. B ... Continue reading

Web Site Names The Best Cars They Drove In 2018 - Road Show

Web Site Names The Best Cars They Drove In 2018 - Road Show

Auto Central December 28, 2018; In a published article Road/Show a web site belonging to technology publisher C-net named the ... Continue reading

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