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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

In this case (an early fall jaunt) the winner is Newport, Rhode Island, best known for early 20th century mansions along the Atlantic shore where tourists from around the world come to bask in the opulence of the Gilded Age. ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And American's Freedom (Originally Published 11/26/2015)

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And American's Freedom (Originally Published 11/26/2015)

Big Brother Like "Birth to Grave" Autonomous Driving Mandates May Kill The Automobile Industry And Take Our Freedom Of Mobility ... Continue reading

The Detroit Concours d’Elegance - Purdy's Take

The Detroit Concours d’Elegance - Purdy's Take

The Detroit Concours d’Elegance, Formerly, the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Formerly, the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance By Steve Purdy Senior Editor The Auto Channel DIA Façade] Detroit, September 2022 - What a ride it’s been for the Concours d’Elegance presented in Southeast Michigan fo ... Continue reading

2022 MAZDA CX-9 Signature Road Trip - Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2022 MAZDA CX-9 Signature Road Trip - Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy +VIDEO

By Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel Michigan Bureau Thom: “While the average 7-seat CUV is out of touch with the road, the CX-9 is on a first name basis with it.” That’s Mazda’s opening salvo in the dystopian battle for SUV dominance. And while bold, both Steve and I share the opinion it’s not misg ... Continue reading

The North American International Auto Show - Or is it? Purdy and Cannell Duck-In On Detroit Show

The North American International Auto Show - Or is it? Purdy and Cannell Duck-In On Detroit Show

Show boss, Rod Alberts of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, slept in the temporary offices at Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Center) the night before media preview day because the new, very new, version of the “Detroit Auto Show,” still known also as the North American International Auto Show, was about to get ... Continue reading

2022 Lexus UX 250h in Scottsdale - Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2022 Lexus UX 250h in Scottsdale - Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The auctions, the desert, and a nice little UTE ... Continue reading

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Satisfaction with the auto industry is moving in reverse. Overall customer satisfaction with automobiles slides 1.3% to a score of 77 (out of 100), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) Automobile Study 2021-2022. ... Continue reading

The Drive Home to The Stampede

The Drive Home to The Stampede

America’s Automotive Trust are proud to announce that not only is our annual The Drive Home back in full force for 2022, but this time we are teaming up with Ford Motor Company as part of The Stampede event. This year, the route kicks off with a Cruise-In at ACM on Sept. ... Continue reading

The New Sloan Museum of Discovery Flint Michigan

The New Sloan Museum of Discovery Flint Michigan

The Sloan Museum of Discovery A Buick “Hellcat” gets its own room at the newly renovated museum August 16, 2022; “Hellcat” is a name most often associated with 6.2-liter V8–powered Dodge muscle cars. with over 700 horsepower. ... Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Palisade SUV - Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2022 Hyundai Palisade SUV - Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

This is our second trip to this lovely and historic strip of Maine coastline centered on Mt. Desert (pronounced de-SERT) Island where Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park draw visitors from around the world. ... Continue reading

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

The Auto Channel The Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive silo, eliminating a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine. Delivering relevant information without an advertising based search tool, because it only had to search within our single subject Focused Content Channel. This interactive on ... Continue reading

2022 Chicago Auto Show Highlights – Dead of Winter 2022

2022 Chicago Auto Show Highlights – Dead of Winter 2022

The oldest and largest auto show in North America returned in 2022, albeit in somewhat smaller scale. The amount of floor space dedicated to cars and trucks from OEMs is reduced and the total footprint of the show went from resembling a farmer’s boot to a maiden’s slipper. ... Continue reading

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

THE POLITICS OF PLUGGING-IN By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau Detroit MI October 22, 2010; I recently had an enlightening chat with veteran Congressman, John Dingle, a democrat from Ann Arbor, who has been a staunch supporter of the auto industry for his entire long career. Of course, representing a dist ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: October 10-16, 2021

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: October 10-16, 2021

Below are the past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets. ... Continue reading

Road Trip News: 2021 TOYOTA VENZA TO STINKING CREEK ROAD . . . AND BEYOND

Road Trip News: 2021 TOYOTA VENZA TO STINKING CREEK ROAD . . . AND BEYOND

Tennessee discoveries with friend and field producer Joe. Our ultimate destination is the west edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee, a lovely place in spring. ... Continue reading

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