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Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

TOKYO, Aug. 4, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) signed an agreement today to enter a business and capital alliance, with the aim of further strengthening their lasting partnership. ... Continue reading

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY FOUR WRAP-UP

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY FOUR WRAP-UP

Well, just this. The auto business has always been, and will always be, cyclical. We’ve now been in the longest period of sustained growth in the industry’s history and it is just now leveling off. Does that mean we’re headed for a downswing? Probably. But so far it looks like it may be a gentle one. ... Continue reading

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY THREE

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY THREE

By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Conspicuous by his absence at the conference this year was Michigan’s governor. The tradition of the governor offering a key-note address to this large gathering of auto industry folks at MBS goes way back and had been seen as an opportunity for a bit of cheer leading, ... Continue reading

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY TWO

CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS – DAY TWO

A big topic of conversation continues to be around autonomous and self-driving vehicles, some of which we reported on yesterday with the Continental Automotive- and Magna-supported drive from Detroit to Canada to Traverse City making for the first international drive of automated cars. While most experts think level 4 ... Continue reading

2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier + VIDEO

2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier + VIDEO

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS The second-generation Chevy Volt is stylish, economical, and yes, even fun to drive The second generation of Chevrolet’s Volt debuted for 2016, and goes into 2017 unchanged. No changes needed, as it’s lighter, more powerful, and more efficient than its predecessor, offering aro ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 24-30, 2017: APEAL Scores; GM Model Cancellations?; Taurus Bye Bye?; Hello Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII; Dieselgate; Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 24-30, 2017: APEAL Scores; GM Model Cancellations?; Taurus Bye Bye?; Hello Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII; Dieselgate; Recalls Of Course

* According to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, for the 13th consecutive year Porsche topped the overall marque ratings, earning an impressive 884 APEAL score. It was followed by newcomer Genesis (869) and then BMW (855), Audi (854) and Mercedes-Benz (851). * GM has p ... Continue reading

A Shunpiker’s Journal New Web Site; Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

A Shunpiker’s Journal New Web Site; Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

And . . . this weekend is the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s where I’ll be one of the artists in the Invitational Automobile Fine Art Show. Hope you’ll all stop by and say Hello! Friday 1PM to 4Pm and Saturday 10AM to 4PM we’ll be in the “Garden Gallery” on the east side of the Inn, and that ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE FROM NYC THIS SATURDAY (July 27 2017) MORNING! 7-9 AM

AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE FROM NYC THIS SATURDAY (July 27 2017) MORNING! 7-9 AM

Auto Lab In-Studio Auto Experts Discuss: Repairs, Second Opinions, Regular Maintenance, How To's, Safety, Used and New Car Buying, Ombudsmen Suggestions ... Continue reading

NO NEW GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLES IN THE U.S. BY 2014...Can It Be Done?

NO NEW GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLES IN THE U.S. BY 2014...Can It Be Done?

By Marc J. Rauch, Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher The world seems to be in the midst of an energy crisis, fueled (if you’ll pardon the pun) by issues related to petroleum oil and gasoline. Among the consequences of these issues are soaring prices of other consumer products and services; limited freedom of pers ... Continue reading

2017 Hyundai Ioniq and Hybrid Review By Thom Cannell

2017 Hyundai Ioniq and Hybrid Review By Thom Cannell

Are you a Millennial? If so, Hyundai has three Ioniq-branded, technologically advanced electrified vehicles designed for an age category predicted to be primary buyers in 2020. That’s just two and a half years from today. ... Continue reading

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid Vehicles

PLANO, Texas, July 20, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving 671 Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Among these 671 vehicles, up to 42 are potentially equipped with a misassembled front drive shaft. The front drive shaft ass ... Continue reading

BMW i8 Plug-in Sports Car Proto-type First Drive By FIA Champion Henny Hemmes +VIDEO

BMW i8 Plug-in Sports Car Proto-type First Drive By FIA Champion Henny Hemmes +VIDEO

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel MIRAMAS, France, August 6, 2013. Just a week after the official debut of the electric i3, the first model of the BMW i brand, some prototypes of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car were ready for tests at the company’s proving ground in the south of France. BM ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW ... Continue reading

Chrysler Brand Announces Sponsorship and Support of 'Sesame Street' +VIDEO

Chrysler Brand Announces Sponsorship and Support of 'Sesame Street' +VIDEO

Partnership to Include Digital and Television Sponsorship and Online Video Series, Launching on Monday, July 17, Across Chrysler Brand’s Digital and Social Channels July 17, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler today announced that it is now a proud sponsor and supporter of ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plus Plug-in Hybrid Review By John Heilig

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plus 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: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plus ENGINE: 1.8-liter I-4 TRANSMISSION: Hybrid Synergy Drive system HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 95 hp @ 5,000 rpm/105 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm WHEELBASE: 106.3 in. ... Continue reading

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