Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve: The Brand’s Midsize Luxury Crossover

Highlight: The MKX is one of Lincoln’s top three sales leaders. Sales have outpaced the model it replaced.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $63,535 (Base Model: $39,185)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; electronic stability control system camera; a vehicle stability assist system; an electronic parking brake; a hill start assist system; a rear camera; perimeter alarm; an automatic rearview dimming mirror; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Monday, October 24, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Hyundai And Jeep Are In The Hot Seat


Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016. In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Commentary: One Automaker Courted The LBGT Community, Before It Became The New Black

Before it became acceptable, one automaker discreetly courted the Lesbian community. According to marketing gurus, this literally help the ailing automaker carve out a niche. Ironically, a few decades later, when the

Monday, October 17, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Honda Is In The Hot Seat


Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Honda Civic two door and four door 1.5L turbo and 2.0L vehicles. The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

An All-New 2017 BMW Is Coming To A Dealership Near You

An all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series hit the scene in February 2017. The exterior dimensions of the new car are only slightly larger than those of its predecessor. The car's design is more evolutionary, as opposed to revolutionary. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Toyota Hiring 1,000 At New Dallas Corporate Headquarters

A rendering of Toyota's new U.S. corporate headquarters

Actual construction of Toyota's new Plano, Texas headquarters.

Toyota is making the big move next year to relocate its employees from its current California U.S. headquarters to the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. With over 4,000 positions that will be housed at the new facility, Toyota is hiring more than 1,000 new team members across numerous functions to complete its family.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Airing This Saturday: Global Car Designer Brian Peterson Talks Faith, Cars And How He Personally Validates The Homeless

Brian Peterson is at his desk, working on a design project.

While most Millennials are still discovering their purpose for being, Brian Peterson, the 29-year old rising star and global designer for Kia, seems to be hitting his stride. Peterson, a Miami native, who has a heart of gold, goes one-on-one with “Auto Trends with JeffCars.com” this Saturday.

Peterson, as you’ll find, from tuning into our riveting conversation, thrives on challenges. This is what propelled him into a career where only a few are chosen. In fact, Peterson will tell you in a very unassuming manner that one has a better chance of being drafted into the NBA, as opposed to becoming a car designer. And, unlike the NBA, there are only a small number of Blacks, whose creative talents allow them to squeeze into the highly competitive field of automotive design.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Ford And Mazda Are In The Hot Seat

MANUFACTURER: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 vehicles equipped with gasoline engines. The fuel cap flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Former Detroit Piston Company Buys A Division Of The Embattled Takata Corporation

Takata Corp., facing billions of dollars in liabilities related to its defective air-bag systems, sold an interiors unit to Vinnie Johnson, the former pro-basketball star who runs a handful of auto-parts companies under his Piston Group. Takata sold its Irvin Automotive Inc. unit to closely held Piston Group, the Michigan company said Wednesday in a statement. Terms weren’t disclosed, but the Nikkei reported Tuesday that the price was to be about 17 billion yen ($170

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Lexus GS-F: The Brand’s First Competitive BMW M5-Series Fighter

Highlight: This is the first time the midsize vehicle has added close to 500 horses. Its reported that the vehicle goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $86,770 (base model $85,390)

Seating Capacity: Five

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; electric parking brakes; LED daytime running lights; hill launch assist; electronic brake force distribution; a stability control system; Bembro brakes; and a tire pressure monitoring system; blind spot; a rear traffic cross alert system; a lane departure warning system; a pedestrian detection system; a radar-activated cruise control system; and automatic rain sensing wipers