Hyundai dealers unfazed by executive changes at U.S. unit

Hyundai’s U.S. dealers, excited about fresh product, aren’t losing sleep about the changing faces at the top of the company. Hyundai dealer Scott Fink remembers encountering Yong-woo “William” Lee at a dealer council meeting and noticing there was something different about him. “I’ve been on the dealer council for 15 years,” said Fink, who has […]

admin 5 November, 2018 0

Most parents don’t enforce teen driver safety laws

A new survey shows almost a quarter of parents don’t enforce teen driver safety laws, better known as Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) restrictions. Insure.com produced the results of its 2018 study last month, which showed 17 percent of parents said they sometimes don’t enforce the laws.  Five percent of parents acknowledged they never enforce the GDL […]

admin 4 November, 2018 0

Caresoft’s virtual teardown software saves millions and mess

Since offering a virtual teardown of a Tesla Model X crossover, Caresoft Global has scanned other high-profile electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt, right, and the Tesla Model 3. DETROIT — Tearing down vehicles part by part has long been a way for automakers to glean insights about their rivals’ latest models. But engineering […]

Lyft to provide half-off rides to the polls this Election Day

On Nov. 6, Lyft will make it easier for individuals to hitch a ride to their local voting precinct. The ride-sharing service will offer half-off rides for any individual across the U.S. as part of its “Ride to Vote” campaign. Lyft announced the initiative in August, but the campaign will kick off this coming Tuesday […]

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GM to launch ebike brand in 2019

DETROIT — General Motors plans to launch a new brand and lineup of electrified bicycles beginning in 2019. The initiative, according to officials, is part of the automaker’s mission to provide additional zero-emission modes of transportation for consumers — particularly city dwellers. Jennifer Cathcart, eBike marketing manager, said the first two products of a planned […]

2019 Lexus LX Inspiration bundles black-out looks, exclusive luxury touches

The 2019 Lexus LX Inspiration special edition SUV announced Wednesday bundles black-out exterior trim with a stark white and black interior. The LX shares its underpinnings with the Toyota Land Cruiser, which makes the LX a cushier off-road alternative. The Inspiration special edition rounds up a host of creature comforts and packages them inside an […]

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Audi’s nearly 9-year streak ends; VW up 4.6% in October on crossover gains

Audi’s industry-best sales streak ended in October as the German premium brand posted its first monthly decline exactly nine years after its last one, in October 2009. Audi’s sales fell 17 percent in October to 16,056. Meanwhile, Volkswagen brand sales rose 4.6 percent in October to 29,000 on higher demand for its crossover lineup, while […]

Hyundai Ioniq recalled over electrical fault

An electrical component that many not have been installed properly and could lead to the risk of a fire prompted Hyundai on Tuesday to recall about 10,600 hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The recall covers 2017 and 2018 Hyundai Ioniq hybrids and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. MORE: Read our 2019 Hyundai Ioniq review At fault […]

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VW, Ford in talks on autonomous, electric vehicles, report says

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are in “exploratory talks” to jointly develop self-driving and electric vehicles in a far-reaching strategic alliance meant to save the companies billions of dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter. The German and U.S. automakers are expected to provide an update on the progress of […]

active safety tech increases collision repair costs

A new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) last week found that vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems such as automatic emergency braking can cost twice as much to repair following a collision than those without the technologies. Even minor accidents that damage the sensors and cameras in the front, windshield, mirrors, and […]

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