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Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 24, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 24, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* As the largest consumer auto show in the country we pay attention to what happens at the just-completed Chicago Auto Show. Attendees vote on their “Best of Show” picks in a number of categories. ... Continue reading

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FROM STEVE PURDY AND THOM CANNELL

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FROM STEVE PURDY AND THOM CANNELL

The largest—and some claim the oldest, this being the 111th—auto show broke with tradition to begin press preview days with a bit of high-end entertainment. Until now the breakfast event hosted by the Midwest Auto Media Association and a chosen automaker always featured an auto exec touting products and financial p ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest Week Ending February 16, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* A new report from Navigant Research gives projections on the size of regional markets for consumer and commercial vehicles with Level 4 highly automated (HAV) driving capability. Waymo and General Motors are preparing for the commercial launch of geofenced automated mobility services. ... Continue reading

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week, Ending February 2, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week, Ending February 2, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week NASCAR HofF; * January light vehicle sales; EV Sales; Shanghai Auto Design Paradise; VW Still Number 1 in Worldwide Sales; Honda Number 1 in US Retail Car Sales; RAM Recall; GM Layoffs; Tesla Talk; Corvette HofF; Motorsports News ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 26, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 26, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Top Automotive Stories This Past Week: Barrett-Jackson Auction For Charity; Ford F-150 EV; Dodge Mopar Electrifying; $110,000 Lincoln 80th Anniversary Continental Coach Door Edition Sells Out; Car Love Survey; Ghosn Gone; Motorcycle Riding Really Good For You; Greenies Love EV's; Apple Autonomous Lays Off 200; Courtney ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 19, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 19, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Detroit; NACTOY; EYE ON; Ford VW; AHOF Inductees; Chevrolet Commercial Pulled; Autobahn Slow-up; Tesla Layoff; Colorado Emissions; Hyundai and Kia Recall; Dakar; Glen Wood RIP ... Continue reading

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show - Opinion From Tom Cannell and Steve Purdy

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show - Opinion From Tom Cannell and Steve Purdy

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will never be the same. On that everyone agrees, including Rod Alberts, the show’s long-time director. ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 12, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 12, 2019 - Compiled By Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending January 12, 2019: CES, If No EV's, Then Back To TV's, Refrigerators And Toaster Ovens; H2 Toyota; E Harley Motor Scooter; Muscle Cars Still Have Sales Muscle; Smart Buyers, Wagon Sales Re-energizing; Detroit Events; Ford VW?; Cadillac To Become GM EV Poster Child (Buh Bye Cadillac); ... Continue reading

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews; 2015 Truck reviews, When They Were New Prices ... Continue reading

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending December 23, 2018; Executive Producer Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest; Week Ending December 23, 2018; Executive Producer Larry Nutson

* Respected forecasters at J.D. Power/LMC Automotive, Cox Automotive and Edmunds predict that 2018 auto sales will exceed 17 million units for the fourth consecutive year, exceeding expectations. Credited are: higher fleet deliveries; U.S. tax reform; and Tesla’s rapid ramp-up in production. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The Avalon’s design, in my view, could contend for “most improved” honors over its original in terms of just about every measure of styling, functionality, mechanical sophistication and user friendliness. ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Think of the C-HR occupying the same space as the cute-ute Kia Soul, the more conventional Mazda CX3 or the new Nissan Rogue Sport. C-HR is certainly the most style-conscious of them all. With deep sculpted lines and angles going in multiple directions, deep cheek vents flowing into the lower front fascia, exaggerated ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

The Tucson Night Edition made a great first impression. The large, 19-inch, black Rays wheels with red centers, vibrant blue paint scheme with black trim and eye-catching body sculpting put us on notice that this isn’t your usual tepid small crossover. When we got in and started it up I was fumbling with some control ... Continue reading

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