Volkswagen is bidding goodbye to the iconic Beetle.
After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the line earlier this month. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexicoís Puebla plantóa Stonewashed Blue coupeówill go on display at Volkswagenís local museum in Puebla as a lasting tribute to its rich and storied heritage. Read Find out>
In Texas, there are places where the speed limit is 85-miles per hour. Of course, that means you can go 94 in the minds of the people of the great State of Texas.
If you need proof of our need for speed, it is all a matter of public record. The Houston Chronicle previously put out a list of the top offenders in January of each year, but for some reason, stopped doing it.
Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles. The two brands say they will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe Ė positioning both companies to better serve customers while improving their competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies.
Argo AIAs part of the alliance, Volkswagen and Ford will Read Find out>
SummaryBMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2009 328i and 328xi, 2009-2011 335d, 2008-2012 M3 Coupe and M3 Convertible, and 2008-2011 M3 Sedan vehicles. The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade, resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power.
Subaru has discovered an issue with some 2019 Outbacks and Legacys so serious it will be cheaper to scrap them than fix them. The problem is faulty welds that can cause accidents and serious injuries. You may recall a year or so ago, Subaru faced a similar problem with a small number of its new Ascent large SUVs.
According to a story reported by NBC News; a supplier failed to properly clean part of its machinery, ďreducing the effectiveness of a welderĒ that put together sheet Read Find out>
The 2019 Lexus UX is Lexus' newest and smallest crossover, slotting under the NX. Learn more about the UX and Lexus' new Complete Lease Program (exclusively offered on the UX in select states) in our one-on-one video interview with Todd Blickenstaff from Lexus Product Marketing.
Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles remain a hot commodity, and car dealers fight over them. It is a typical supply and demand situation.
The editors at Autotrader have given their opinion on what the best CPO deals for July. Like new car incentives, CPO incentives change from month-to-month. Here are the details on their top picks: Volvo's certified pre-owned program offers a 5-year/unlimited-mile warranty that's upgradable to 10 years, which is awesome Read Find out>
In 18-years on the radio, I can count the number of products I have endorsed on one hand. I have had many opportunities, but after much due diligence, I usually end up saying no.
There are two products, however, that I am sold on personally and very proud to put my name on.
NuVinAirA dear friend of mine named Alan Brown worked for me for many years. He started washing cars for me when he was about 16-years old. He was the hardest working guy on the wash rack and, to be honest, I saw a Read Find out>
Although last weekís Barry was only a hurricane for a short period of time, it brought a ton of rain and flooding in a lot of states. The large amounts of rain caused flash flooding, destruction, and countless numbers of flooded cars. From previous floods and hurricanes, we know that these cars will resurface all over the country in the months and years ahead. Read Find out>
The non-profit Car Care Council is once again reminding us all about the importance of vehicle maintenance, and in this case specifically the spark plug. It may be a small engine part, but the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle's power, performance, dependability and fuel efficiency. It should be replaced periodically, according to the automotive experts at Car Care Council. Doing so can even improve fuel efficiency.
Although America has gone crazy for SUVs and crossovers, pickup trucks still take the top 3 spots in overall sales supremacy. The surprise this year has been the success of the new Ram pickups. For decades, the Chevy Silverado has been the #2 seller in America, but so far this year, the Ram has been the runner up to the Ford F-Series.
The race for #2 is not a runaway, however. Only 17,000 vehicles separate these trucks, and Chevy can close that gap of 2800 trucks per month if they decide Read Find out>
Some updates are coming to Lincolnís popular Navigator SUV that was redesigned in 2018, its first overhaul in a decade.
New Monochromatic ThemesThe 2020 Lincoln Navigator lineup will include three new monochromatic themes -- Pristine White, Ceramic Pearl and Infinite Black, available exclusively on the Reserve trim. Lincoln says the monochromatic look is designed to reflect the current minimalist color Read Find out>
Bentley Motors officially marked its 100th anniversary July 10th and is commemorating the anniversary with a year-long series of heritage events at places such as the Concours díElegance in Boca Raton; the Mille Miglia; the 24 Hours of Le Mans; and the Pebble Beach Concours díElegance.
In celebration of Bentleyís Centenary, Bentley Dallas hosted a cocktail reception featuring a new 2020 Bentley Continental GTC convertible displayed next to an exquisite 1937 Read Find out>
Lexus is introducing its first-ever Inspiration Series sedan, the LS 500 Inspiration. It will be a limited edition offered on the brandís flagship sedan and we do mean limited, as in only 300 will be available to U.S. buyers.
The LS 500 Inspiration comes in a Deep Garnet color with standard 20-inch wheels finished in Black Vapor Chrome. The cabin starts with standard white leather trim used on the seats, center console and door panels and Read Find out>
The craze continues! SUVs continue to outpace every other segment, and in fact, sales in June 2019 versus 2018 were up 44,000 SUVs despite the overall market being down slightly. RAV4 continues to widen its lead, but with GM sales reported, we now know the Chevrolet Equinox is in second place. The Nissan Rogue is in a dogfight for third as the Honda CR-V came on strong in June. Here are your sales leaders for the year through June:
In what might possibly be the worst kept secret of the year, Dodge confirms it is expanding its high-performance Charger models for 2020, adding a Widebody Package to Americaís only four-door muscle car.
2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat WidebodyPowered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody boasts a best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. With a top speed of196 mph, Dodge claims makes itís the most Read Find out>
Lexus dealers are the happiest dealers according to the latest dealer attitude survey from the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA). The organization surveys new car dealer/owners twice every year to gauge the relationship between automakers and their franchised new car dealers.
Itís the second year in a row that Lexus dealers rate their automaker as tops, after also claiming the number one spot last summer. There are a lot of factors that go into the Read Find out>
The MINI brand of vehicles could certainly use a boost if you look at the year-to-date sales numbers we posted here. MINI ranks 29ths in volume out of 34 brands available in America. Parent company BMW thinks electrifying the iconic brand might be the spark it needs. Enter the first-ever all-electric MINI for the masses.
New MINI Electric DebutThe new electric MINI SE made its official debut in the Netherlands this week with a 181-horsepower electric motor. The MINI SE has a Read Find out>
We did not get sales results in time for last weekís abbreviated newsletter, but at least we have results from every automaker since the unpopular decision by Ford and General Motors to only post quarterly results. Fiat Chrysler will join the party starting now, so we wonít see any numbers from them until the first of October.
When all was said and done, June sales were down just over 2.5% from June of 2018, but Americans still bought over a million Read Find out>
As a young man in the car business, Lee Iacocca was bigger than life. Hard charging, charismatic, cigar smoking, and no fear were among the many things he was known for.
Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca was an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and less for the Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. Lee was also the father of the Read Find out>