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 4 Comments on Chrysler: Out With the 300,
In With the Portal?
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Chrysler: Out With the 300,
In With the Portal?

An end of an era as the Chrysler 300 finishes its final model year. Sixteen years is a long time…

 4 Comments on Isuzu, Toyota Part Ways…Sort Of
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Isuzu, Toyota Part Ways…Sort Of

Do you remember the Toyota-Isuzu partnership? Probably not, as these two Japanese automakers are at polar opposites in their involvement…

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 5 Comments on Meet VinFast, an Emerging Automaker From Vietnam
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Meet VinFast, an Emerging Automaker From Vietnam

VinFast aims to grow with Vietnam’s car market. If you consider Vietnam, automotive manufacturing is not one of its strong…

 2 Comments on President Trump’s SOTU Address Touts $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Investment
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President Trump’s SOTU Address Touts $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Investment

Union appeals to lawmakers to support Trump’s infrastructure bid. In his first State of the Union address to the American…

 1 Comment on Waymo Expands Commitment to Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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Waymo Expands Commitment to Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Waymo nears deployment of its self-driving vehicle fleet. The minivan segment continues to contract with Nissan the latest manufacturer to…

 4 Comments on Genesis to Separate From Hyundai Showrooms
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Genesis to Separate From Hyundai Showrooms

Hyundai’s Genesis luxury marque takes the next step. Launched in November 2015, the Genesis brand has quietly and steadily continued…

 1 Comment on America’s Top 10 Selling Vehicles in 2017
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America’s Top 10 Selling Vehicles in 2017

New vehicle sales dip slightly in 2017. US passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.8 percent in 2017, the first year-over-year…

 2 Comments on Greenlighted: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Microbus
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Greenlighted: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Microbus

VW’s beloved bus is coming back. One of the most iconic vans in automotive history is the Volkswagen Bus or…

 0 Comment on Pony Wars: Dodge Challenger Upends Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro
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Pony Wars: Dodge Challenger Upends Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge’s entry pulls a fast one. The Dodge Challenger is No. 1. Or at least it was in June 2017….

 0 Comment on Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing
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Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing

The IIHS tests six large sedans. Three earn the institute’s highest safety grade. The larger the vehicle the safer it…

 1 Comment on America’s 10 Best-Selling Passenger Vehicles
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America’s 10 Best-Selling Passenger Vehicles

A look at the year-to-date best-sellers through June 2017. The US auto market is slowing down and will most likely…

 0 Comment on Ford Management Overhaul: Fields Out, Hackett In
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Ford Management Overhaul: Fields Out, Hackett In

Management shakeup at the top as stock prices slide. Following a board meeting this past Friday, the Ford Motor Company…

 1 Comment on Overtaken: Toyota Camry Falls to Third
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Overtaken: Toyota Camry Falls to Third

America’s best-selling car is now a crossover. For most of the past two decades, the Toyota Camry has been America’s…

 1 Comment on Ford Raises 2017 Michigan Investment to $1.9 Billion
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Ford Raises 2017 Michigan Investment to $1.9 Billion

Money, jobs, and a presidential tweet. Watch or read the news and you may have a different take on a…

 6 Comments on Hyundai Azera: The Last Hurrah
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Hyundai Azera: The Last Hurrah

2017 marks the final year for Hyundai’s flagship sedan. American consumers continue to shift their new car purchase decisions to…

 9 Comments on Compact High Rider: 2018 Toyota C-HR
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Compact High Rider: 2018 Toyota C-HR

Previewing Toyota’s latest model. As of this writing, I’m in Austin, Texas, putting on the finishing touches to your review…

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 7 Comments on First Look:
2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h
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First Look:
2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h

Lexus’ all-new sports car tops 100K, fully loaded. I’m on location today in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai’i…

 8 Comments on Updated 2018 Ford F-150 Features New Gas and Diesel Engines
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Updated 2018 Ford F-150 Features New Gas and Diesel Engines

A robust mid-product-cycle update for Ford’s big pickup truck. For 40 consecutive years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling…

 0 Comment on Fiat Chrysler Considering New Models for Ram Brand
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Fiat Chrysler Considering New Models for Ram Brand

At least two new models are under consideration. Take a quick look at the Ram brand and you’ll see four…

 6 Comments on New 2017 Ford Super Duty Lifts the Bar
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New 2017 Ford Super Duty Lifts the Bar

Payload, towing, and engine performance levels take a hike. The Ford Super Duty is the heavy duty version of the…

 5 Comments on TriPrius: 2016 Toyota Prius
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TriPrius: 2016 Toyota Prius

This week, one of my fleet vehicles is none other than a 2016 Toyota Prius Four. Unlike the other vehicles…

 0 Comment on TransUnion: Longer Term Auto Loans Increase Odds of Default
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TransUnion: Longer Term Auto Loans Increase Odds of Default

Consumer credit reporting agency sees increased risk of default on some loans. Easy credit has hurt consumers before and the…

 2 Comments on Ford: All-New 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine Offers Significant Power Boost
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Ford: All-New 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine Offers Significant Power Boost

Best-in-class performance from Ford’s largest EcoBoost engine. The Ford Motor Company continues to provide reasons for customers to consider its…

 6 Comments on Refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Takes a Bow
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Refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Takes a Bow

Nissan’s seven-seat, midsize utility vehicle receives a significant overhaul. Nissan’s three-row Pathfinder crossover utility vehicle was fully redesigned in 2013,…

 3 Comments on US Auto Trends: First Half 2016
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US Auto Trends: First Half 2016

Is the US automotive market at its peak? The dust has settled following June’s US auto sales manufacturer reports, giving…

 1 Comment on Grim Stop Driving Warning for Select Honda Owners
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Grim Stop Driving Warning for Select Honda Owners

Approximately 8.9 million total air bags have been repaired. Millions of defective air bags have been repaired as part of…

 4 Comments on GM Seeks to Breath New Life Into the Cadillac ATS
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GM Seeks to Breath New Life Into the Cadillac ATS

Cadillac’s BMW beater has fizzled. Nearly four years have come and gone and the Cadillac ATS has failed to meet…

 0 Comment on Lincoln Brand Expands its Concierge Services
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Lincoln Brand Expands its Concierge Services

Pickup and delivery service goes brand-wide for 2017. The Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln brand is exploring new ways to win…

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 1 Comment on Low-Income Drivers Penalized by Auto Insurers
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Low-Income Drivers Penalized by Auto Insurers

Americans resoundingly reject non-driving characteristics in determining auto insurance rates. If you’re a low-income American, chances are you’re paying plenty…

 0 Comment on Jeep Patriot, Compass Gain a Temporary Reprieve
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Jeep Patriot, Compass Gain a Temporary Reprieve

Two compact Jeeps will be replaced by one new model in 2017. The Jeep brand’s two smallest models slotted above…