Consumer Interest Trends

Three 2018 Sedans to Watch

1_ 2018 Lexus LS 500_ dtr

Bucking the tide of compact crossover sport utility vehicles, three 2018 cars from Japan’s Toyota and South Korea’s Kia are sparking renewed consumer interest in four-door sedans. These sedans are being unveiled at a time when crossover utility vehicles, especially … Continue reading

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America Makes Tons of Steel: Big on Automotive

1_ dtr_ FCA_Chrysler Brampton Assembly Plant

Let’s assume that you’ve never thought about what materials make up your vehicle. Fair enough: We’re looking for convenience, style, and connectivity when we shop for a car. Most drivers don’t investigate how they are being protected. Engineering is left … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars: Fear Not the New Frontier

2_ dtr_ BMW iNext interior

There are two schools of thought about driverless cars: 1.) it’s terrifying, and 2.) it’s an exciting frontier. Regardless of which school you belong to, get ready, because the autonomous vehicle beehive is buzzing. We hear about how big auto … Continue reading

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Kia: hamster sensation leads to celebrity endorsements

PIERCE BROSNAN MAKES THE ?PERFECT GETAWAY? IN THE ALL-NEW  2016 SORENTO DURING KIA MOTORS? SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL - HI-RES

Kia ranks in the top 10 of all automakers on the J. D. Power quality rating scale, ahead of Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. That’s just one of the recent awards for Kia, which also has been rated as the best value … Continue reading

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Smartphones, Car Connectivity: Consumers Want It

OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App.

Automotive companies saw the need for smartphone-to-car connectivity way before most of us mere car mortals even thought about it. After years of trial and error they’re getting it right. In-car connectivity has become more user-friendly, seamless to use, and … Continue reading

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Coming to Consumers Soon: 2015 and Beyond

1_ Volvo Estate_ concept

  Planning next year’s family vacation is long-range thinking, but it’s nothing compared to long term plans of automakers. It takes as many as five years to get a new car model from concept, engineering, and design into production and … Continue reading

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Roger That: Ford Speeds in New Police Pursuit Cars

  I remember when the late actor Paul Newman made headlines for putting a 351-cubic-inch, 300-horsepower Ford engine into a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, turning it into a super Bug. Ford isn’t putting quite such a powerful engine into the new … Continue reading

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