Thursday, March 26, 2020

How A Broken Marriage And Her Two Cancer Diagnoses Led Marion Brem To Become A Pioneering Hispanic Dealer

Entrepreneur and Cancer Survivor Marion Luna Bream (photo credit: MLB)

As we wrap up Women's History Month, trailblazer Marion Luna Brem joins Auto Trends with to share how she took control of her life after a series of life events literally through a wrench in her life, causing her to lose her self esteem. Brem, who has authored two motivational books, found herself breaking barriers in a field that has not been welcoming to women, more specifically women of color. She is one of a few Hispanic women who has managed to shatter the dealership ceiling -- becoming an automobile dealer. In fact, she owns two dealerships in South Texas and has been one of a handful of women to be recognized by the Automotive Hall of Fame, the highest honor one can receive in the car industry.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Volvo Is Recalling Over One Hundred And Twenty Thousand New Vehicles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V144000
Manufacturer Volvo Car USA LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 121,605
Summary: Volvo Cars USA LLC (Volvo Cars) is recalling certain 2019-2020 S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90 vehicles. Due to a software/hardware incompatibility, the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) system may not detect obstacles and engage as intended.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will update the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R29998.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB300: The Brand's Newest Entry


Highlight: This vehicle is also available as a 7-seater.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $57,600 (Base Model: $37,595)

Seating Capacity: 5 to 7 seater

Safety Features: ABS; air bags; rearview camera; auto dimming mirrors; an active braking system; a hill start assist system; a brake hold feature; a crosswind assist system; electronic stability control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and 3 years of Mercedes me connect service 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

2020 Subaru Outback Limited XT AWD: The Brand's Lone Ranger Upscale Wagon

Highlight: This is the only midsize non premium wagon available on the market in the U.S.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $38,755 (Base Model: $27,655)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: all-wheel drive; airbags; ABS; a rearview camera with a washer; a brake assist system; a brake override system; daytime running lights; automatic headlights with windshield wipers; a hill hold assist feature; an incline assist feature; an automatic on/off headlights with windshield wiper system; an electronic brake distribution system; an EyeSight Assist Monitor system; a radar-activated cruise control system with lane centering system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends' Talks About Hammerin' Hank Aaron And The Bumpy Road He Navigated As BMW's First Black Dealer

Sidney Barron and Hank Aaron (Photo Credit: SB)

As Auto Trends with continues our Black History Month themed shows, focusing on the intersection of race and sports, we are honored to share the story of how Hammerin’ Henry Louis Aaron became BMW’s first black dealer.

When Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record on April 8, 1974, hitting the career-winning 715-home run, one might have assumed that he would no longer be facing opposition -- still needing to prove himself nearly a quarter of a century later. 

However, the world class athlete and successful businessman was about to embark upon a brand new venture, where he found himself in the crossfire again. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe: The Brand’s 2-Seater Flagship Coupe


Highlight: There is now a four door version of this vehicle.

E53 AMG Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $127,515 (Base Model: $116,895)

Seating Capacity: 2

Safety Features: ABS; air bags; active brake assist; radar activated high beam assist system; front and rearview cameras; parking assist aids; adaptive brake technology; electronic stability control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD: The Brand’s New 8-Passenger SUV/Crossover

Highlight: The Palisade shares a platform with its Korean twin, the Kia Telluride.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $47,495 (Base model: $32,645)

Seating Capacity: 7 to 8