Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Buying Used, 2017 J. D. Power Dependability Study Dominated By Toyota, Chevy And Lexus

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, now in its 28th year, examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles. The study determines overall dependability by examining the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The 2017 study examines cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs from the 2014 model year and covers 177 specific problems grouped into eight major vehicle categories:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Chrysler, Dodge And Mazda Are In The Hot Seat

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V082000
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 173,859

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Our New Multicultural Automotive Radio Show Joins SiriusXM

(February 2, 2017) After hitting the airwaves in July 2015, with a monthly automotive show, "Auto Trends with" expands to SiriusXM with a weekly 30-minute multicultural show, which premieres during Black History Month. The weekly show kicks into gear on SiriusXM Channel 141 on Friday, February 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Encore broadcasts will occur every Sunday and Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET and 1:30 p.m. ET, respectively. To continue reading, click here.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Audi Is The Hot Seat

1. Automaker:  VW And Audi
Potential Number of Units Affected 234,054
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles. The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. This corrosion can weaken the canister and, during deployment of the side head air bag, the inflator may fracture and propel fragments into the passenger compartment.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Detroit Auto Show Debuts: Genesis, Lincoln And Kia

Erwin Raphael, the general manager for the new Genesis luxury line, is taking a gentleman pose in front of the 2018 G80 Sport, with its matted Bentley-like grille.

Earl Lucas is back, after making noise with reviving the current generation Taurus a few years ago. Lucas, a chief exterior designer for Lincoln, poses in front of his latest project, the 2018 Navigator Concept.  Unlike the show model, the production version will not offer gullwing doors.

Brian Peterson, a global interior designer for the Kia, has his first big project with the 2017 Niro. Kia's first, all-dedicated hybrid interior has Peterson's handprints all over the vehicle.