Wednesday, July 21, 2021

2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury: A Segment Leader In Terms Of Quality

Highlight: The CT5 is based off a rear wheel drive configuration.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $52,510 (Base Model: $38,190)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; an automatic emergency braking; rear camera; a forward collision alert system; automatic braking system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a teen driver safety feature; and an OnStar

Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Black Woman Behind One Of The Most Successful Deodorant Taglines Talk To 'Auto Trends' (Two-Part Show)


Auto Trends with goes one-on-one with the woman who was responsible for one of most successful deodorant ad campaigns from the seventies that still resonates today. Arguably some would claim its one of the most famous advertising taglines of all time. It ranks in the same league, as Nike’s "Just do it” or Wendy's "Where's the beef?" taglines.

As those in the advertising world realizes, a great tagline can drive culture. It can cause one to dream. It can motivate one to move mountains. It can even lead one to be a part of change, joining a movement. Williams’ creative gifts has led her to embody the aforementioned attributes, with every campaign she touches.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Sister CEO: The Only Black Female Co-Founder Of A Tier One Auto Supplier Talks To 'Auto Trends'

Lisa Lunsford, the CEO and co-founder of the Detroit-based auto manufacturer, Global Strategic Supply Solutions, talks to Auto Trends with

Lunsford is one of two Black women in the manufacturing industry who heads a Tier One company, suppling parts to build cars directly to a major automaker.


However, what distinguishes this proud trailblazing HBCU graduate, is that she is the co-founder of a company that supplies parts directly to a key automaker, helping them build their cars. The HBCU graduate has been widening the road on a lane that normally hasn’t been traveled by women, more specifically Black woman. Over the years because of the success of her company, she’s been cited as one of the top women-owned businesses in Michigan, as well as being noted in Black Enterprise magazine top 100 businesses.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport AWD: The Luxury Brand’s Entry-Level Performance Compact Crossover


Highlight: The NX is based off of the hot-selling Toyota RAV4.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $51,785 (Base NX Model$38,635)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a tire pressure monitoring system; lane tracing assist system; a road sign assist; pre-collision system with pedestrian detection; a back up camera; automatic high beam headlights; traction control system; and an electronic blind spot monitor; first aid kit; and vehicle stability control

Standard Equipment (NX): 17-inch wheels; front wheel drive; a 6-speed automatic transmission; three driving modes; an all-speed radar cruise control system; a smart access entry system; push button ignition system; power folding outside mirrors; automatic headlights; keyless entry access; roof rails; carpeted floor mats; power front seats; rear center armrest with dual cupholders; tonneau cover; a dual zone ventilation system; Siri eyes free mode; and Amazon Alexa compatibility 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

2021 Toyota Venza XLE: Revived As An AWD Hybrid Crossover


Highlight: The five-seater crossover is only available in a hybrid powertrain.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $39,735 (Base Model$33,745)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; back up camera; electric parking brake with brake hold feature; collision system with pedestrian system; a lane departure alert system with steering assist; a lane tracing assist system; automatic high beams; a full speed radar activated cruise control system; a road sign assist system; traction control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a blind spot electronic monitoring system

Saturday, July 3, 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43: The Brand's Luxury Performance Crossover


Highlight: The GLC is available is a traditional SUV type design or curvaceous hatchback-like design.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $71,685 (Base Model GLC: $44,250)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; an electronic blind spot system; an electronic stability system; a rear view camera; and a tire pressure monitor system