2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali review update: Gracefully aging

Dig deep into the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali and you’ll find parts designed to fit trucks from decades past—some from more than 30 years ago.  What’s incredible is that the Yukon remains relevant and worth serious consideration.   GMC has upgraded the Yukon throughout the years with the latest powertrains, safety technology, and even managed […]

admin 13 November, 2018 0

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 airbag deployment fix rolls out

In September, owners of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 began to voice concerns over side-curtain airbags that would deploy suddenly while he or she tackled light off-road trails. The brand said last week it finally has a fix for the airbag deployment issue. Chevrolet said last week that it will fix all Colorado ZR2s for free with […]

admin 12 November, 2018 0

Kia Stinger recalled over wiring harness fire risk

Kia Stinger owners should watch their mailboxes next month for a recall notice. The Korean brand’s sport sedan has been recalled over the potential for a wiring harness to short circuit, which increases the risk of a fire. The recall potentially affects 16,011 2018 Stinger models, according to paperwork the brand filed with the NHTSA […]

admin 11 November, 2018 0

Dealers want sales and data skills in used-car managers

One of Ken Garff Automotive Group’s latest hires is an MBA with a background in data science and statistics. But the new staffer will not be in accounting or corporate strategy. Instead, he is working as a dedicated used-vehicle buyer for the Salt Lake City dealership group. The dealership group is “transitioning more toward the […]

What’s New for 2019: Acura

Honda’s luxury division is starting to learn what buyers want: luxurious crossover SUVs. A long-overdue update to the brand’s compact RDX arrives for 2019, ushering in a new infotainment system that’s likely to spread to other Acura models. The RDX isn’t the only new thing in Acura dealers this year. The automaker’s ILX sedan has […]

admin 10 November, 2018 0

Adient suspends cash dividend after $1.35B loss in fiscal Q4

Auto seat maker Adient, which has struggled to maintain consistent profitability since its spinoff from Johnson Controls in 2016, suspended its dividend as it reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $1.35 billion. The suburban Detroit company on Friday said it is focusing on debt reduction and “financial flexibility,” and that its latest quarterly […]

Brazil approves tax breaks for Ford, Fiat, other automakers

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday signed into law hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for automakers such as General Motors Co and Volkswagen to produce locally and continue developing engines that run on both gasoline and ethanol. The plan, known as Rota 2030, replaces a previous package of tax exemptions known […]

Jeep Renegade and Cherokee recalled for fuel pressure, transmission problems

Jeep last week issued two separate recalls for a pair of its crossover SUVs, the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee. The Renegade’s recall covers a potential loss of fuel pressure, while the Cherokee’s transmission calibration could cause its engine to stall. The Renegade recall affects 21,104 vehicles from the 2017 and 2018 model years. According […]

admin 8 November, 2018 0

Dealerships owned by ex-NFL stars lose Nissan, Kia franchises

A once-prospering dealership group facing lawsuits by two captive finance arms over allegations of selling nearly 500 vehicles but not repaying floorplan loans has lost franchises at two of its dealerships in Pennsylvania, while two Michigan dealerships have closed. Former NFL linebackers Antonio Pierce and Jessie Armstead and auto industry veteran Michael Saporito own the […]