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2017 Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 TDI & F-Pace S Review +VIDEO

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 TDI & F-Pace S Review +VIDEO

AUTO CENTRAL - May 14, 2016: Last year Jaguar celebrated achieving a world record with the F-Pace by driving through the worlds largest loop on the eve of the International Motor Show (IAA). Now we get to take our first look at the Jaguar F Pace S and the Jaguar F Pace Diesel. We took the new F Pace for a drive and wer ... Continue reading

2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Most Powerful Pickup with Chart-topping Capabilities Highest Available Fifth-wheel Towing and Record-Setting 930 lb.-ft. of Torque

2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Most Powerful Pickup with Chart-topping Capabilities Highest Available Fifth-wheel Towing and Record-Setting 930 lb.-ft. of Torque

Ram Heavy Duty with Cummins 6.7-liter diesel brings total torque to 930 lb.-ft., highest rating ever for a pickup 30,000-lb. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest; July 31-August 6, 2017: Concept Winners, Mazda and Toyota, More Kids Dying In Hot Cars, Auto Sales Wilting, Mustang roar, GM Recall, Driving On Drugs

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest; July 31-August 6, 2017: Concept Winners, Mazda and Toyota, More Kids Dying In Hot Cars, Auto Sales Wilting, Mustang roar, GM Recall, Driving On Drugs

If you are a car and driving fan like we all are here at The Auto Channel, you can easily "catch up" or put this week's auto stories in context by searching the past 25 year's millions of pages of original, manufacturers announcements, automotive news, automotive stories, articles, reviews, archived news, video, audio, ... 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

Diesel Vehicle Volumes are Expected to Plateau in the Early 2020s as Manufacturers Shift to More Efficient Gasoline Models

Diesel Vehicle Volumes are Expected to Plateau in the Early 2020s as Manufacturers Shift to More Efficient Gasoline Models

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for technologies that improve the energy efficiency of light duty vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs) and low voltage electrified propulsion, providing global market forecasts through 2026. Automakers and suppliers around the world are faced with the ... Continue reading

2017 Ford F-250 SRW 4X4 Crew Cab Review By John Heilig

2017 Ford F-250 SRW 4X4 Crew Cab Review By John Heilig

We called it the BAT Mobile, for Big A** Truck Mobile. There’s no question that the Ford F-250 is, as Donald Trump would say, Yuge. It’s wheelbase alone is longer than a Fiat 500. With its outside rear view mirrors fully extended, it’s only two feet shorter than the Fiat is long. ... 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

FCA Announces Certification of 2017 Model-year Diesel Vehicles

FCA Announces Certification of 2017 Model-year Diesel Vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 28, 2017 -- FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) , announced today that it has received a certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a conditional executive order from the Air Resources Board (ARB) of the State of Calif ... Continue reading

Germany Ordered Porsche To Pull Cayenne SUVs Off Their Roads

Germany Ordered Porsche To Pull Cayenne SUVs Off Their Roads

The German government has evidence that 22,000 Cayennes sold in Europe with 3.0-liter diesel engines use a defeat device to cheat on emissions testing, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters in Berlin. ... 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

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 17-23 2017: New Audi A8, Buick Regal, Yaris “GRMN"; Hall of Fame Inductees; Weedy Ford Fusions; New Yawk F1; Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 17-23 2017: New Audi A8, Buick Regal, Yaris “GRMN"; Hall of Fame Inductees; Weedy Ford Fusions; New Yawk F1; Recalls Of Course

* Washington State just implemented the most restrictive anti-distracted driving law in the country making it an offense to even hold a mobile device while driving - and not only while driving, but when stopped in traffic or at a signal as well. The first offense carries a $136 fine and subsequent tickets will cost $23 ... Continue reading

Recall: Audi Starts Free Retrofit Program For Up to 850,000 Diesel Powered Cars

Recall: Audi Starts Free Retrofit Program For Up to 850,000 Diesel Powered Cars

July 22, 2017 Audi is offering its customers in Europe and other markets* a retrofit program for cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines. A total of up to 850,000 cars worldwide with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines (V6/V8 TDI, EU5/EU6) will get new software. ... Continue reading

Daimler Board Commits To Diesel Engine Recall and Repair Plan

Daimler Board Commits To Diesel Engine Recall and Repair Plan

Daimler Board of Management decides on a comprehensive plan for diesel engines ·Substantial expansion of voluntary service actions to over three million vehicles in Europe ·No costs will be involved for customers ·Rapid market launch of the new Diesel engine family Stuttgart July 18, 2017; The Daimler Board of Manag ... Continue reading

NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit

NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18, 2017 NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and t ... Continue reading

2017 Jaguar F-PACE 20d - This Cat Can Haul; Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Jaguar F-PACE 20d - This Cat Can Haul; Review By Larry Nutson

Jaguar’s decision to enter the SUV market was met with consternation by some. My Netherlands-based colleague Henny Hemmes wrote back in April 2016, “When Jaguar announced its plans to develop an SUV, not every fan of the brand was excited, nor was I. But that mood changed somewhat when seeing the concept and later ... Continue reading

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