Thursday, November 18, 2021

'Auto Trends' Talks To The President Of IIHS On The Infrastructure Bill, Car Safety And More

Dr. David Harkey (Photo Credit: IIHS)

Dr. David Harkey, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), joins Auto Trends with for the first time. 

During our discussion, we will cover everything related to the latest teen and young driver safety studies to IIHS role with car safety and the signing of the historic Infrastructure Bill to the results of the new crash study for small crossovers/SUVs. 

Monday, November 15, 2021

GDOL And Kia Georgia Will Host A Virtual Recruitment On November 18th

The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Kia Georgia, Inc. (West Point/Lagrange) to host a virtual recruitment (general information sessions or scheduled interviews) to fill approximately 550 Production Team Member positions on November 18, 2021 from 10 am until 12 pm and again from 2 pm until 4 pm. Applicants must be 18 years of age. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants. Entry salary starts at $16.27 and will incrementally increase to $25.15 over a three-year period. Apply in advance to be considered for a scheduled virtual interview.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

'Auto Trends' Talks To Trevor Pawl About The Electrification Pact Formed By 5 Midwestern States

Trevor Pawl, Michigan's first chief mobility officer (Photo Credit: SOM)

In order to get ahead of the trend of the car industry slow shift toward electrification, five Midwestern states formed an automotive pact this past October. With electric vehicle sales still hoovering under 3 percent of total U.S. retail sales, Trevor Pawl, the state of Michigan's first chief mobility officer, joins Auto Trends with to discuss the vision for this group and how it will move the country forward toward being prepared for the future of electric vehicles. Pawl will also define his role, as the first chief mobility officer in the country and this agreement will benefit consumers. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport: The Brand’s All-New Entry-Level Luxury Crossover

Highlight: The GV70 borrows Hyundai’s remote park assist feature, which guides the vehicle in and out of perpendicular parking spaces without the driver being behind the wheel.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $64,045 (Base GV70 2.5$42,045)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a compact spare tire; automatic high beam headlights; distance pacing with stop-and-go; an electronic stability control system; an electronic blind spot system; a forward collision avoidance system; a lane following assist system; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure warning system; a rear collision mitigation system; and a tire pressure monitor system

Monday, November 8, 2021

2021 Lexus LS 500 AWD: The Brand’s Flagship Executive Sedan


Highlight: The Lexus LS 500 is available in a hybrid configuration.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $105,015 (Base LS Non AWD$77,075)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rear camera; a pre collision safety system; low light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection; a lane departure warning system with steering assist; an automatic high beam system; a radar activated cruise control system; road sign assist; a lane tracing assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a SOS safety concierge system

Thursday, October 28, 2021

SiriusXM’s ‘Auto Trends’ Talks To The Attorney And Client Whom Were Awarded A $137 Million Discrimination Judgement Against Tesla (Two Shows)


While Tesla is winning the electric luxury car race in terms of sales and record setting stock prices, making it the most valuable automotive company in the world, they’re bringing up the rear with regard to race relations with the Black community.

According to the latest industry data, Black car buyers account for 4 percent of Tesla’s annual new vehicle sales. Black workers and managers, account for 10 percent and 4 percent, respectively, of the company’s workforce. Moreover, up until 2019, Linda Johnson Rice, whose father founded Ebony Magazine, was the first and only African American to serve on the automaker’s board, until she and two others opted not to stay on as directors.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New Car Preview: 2023 Kia Sportage


What: 2023 Kia Sportage!

When Available: End of first quarter 2022!

Target: Kia has created an off-road version of the popular Sportage known as the Sportage X- Pro, which is aimed squarely at Ford's Bronco and . The new Sportage is designed to appeal to two different markets.

Pricing: TBA

What's New: Its an all-new design theme for the Korean brand. The vehicle takes a new direction. It does not mirror the brand's three row Telluride or Sorento. Is this the new design direction for the other Kia's? We're not sure. This vehicle looks like it has more of a Japanese influence like the Mitsubishis.

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