Tuesday, February 13, 2024

2024 Chicago Auto Show EVs And More: 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Prologue, Kia EV9 And Acura ZDX

 

With an estimated starting price of $300,000, the all-new 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a street legal 
beast. Ford has yet to release the horsepower.

The 2024 Hyundai Sonata drops its oval headlights and egg crate grille for a more modern and stylish fascia.

Honda introduces its first all-electric vehicle, the 2024 Honda Prologue.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

2024 Chicago Auto Show EVs And More: 2025 Kia Carnival, 2024 GMC Acadia, 2025 Toyota Camry And 2025 VW ID.7

The 2025 Kia Carnival gets an update, looking less like a minivan, but more like a Ford Expedition SUV from the side profile.

 

The 2025 Kia Carnival offers an optional 242-horsepower turbo engine.



The 2024 GMC Acadia grows in size. It's now on par with its siblings from Buick and GMC.
 

2024 Chicago Auto Show EVs And More: 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2024 Tesla Cybertruck, 2024 Z NISMO And 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

 

With a retail price starting in the $55k range, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser makes its return. 

Telsa's massive looking all-new angular Cybertruck is only available in one color.
                                    
 
Tesla's massive looking Cybertruck infuses the brand's simple design theme. 

Friday, February 9, 2024

'Auto Trends' Black History Rewind: Racing Car Pioneer Willy T. Ribbs Talks Family, Race And More

 

Like baseball’s Jackie Robinson, Willy T. Ribbs found himself in the thick of it too, dealing with the intersection of race and sports. As we embark upon Black History Month, the racing pioneer joins SiriusXM’s Auto Trends with JeffCars.com for a wide-ranging, must-hear two-part conversation.

In pursuing his dream to become a race car driver, Ribbs never allowed the hue of his skin tone to hinder his ‘drive,’ no pun intended. In fact, the racing legend was known as the Jackie Robinson of the racing world.

During our riveting talk, just like in his recently released Netflix documentary entitled, ‘Uppity,’ Ribbs gives us permission to ride along with him, as he shares the bumps, road blocks and unpaved trails he encountered on his path to becoming the first black person to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

2024 Chicago Auto Show EVs And More: VW ID.Buzz, 2024 Hummer Pickup EV, 2025 Kia K5 And 2025 Toyota Crown Signa

The three-row VW ID.Buzz EV produces 282-horsepower.

The VW ID.Buzz has a 264-mile driving range.

The 2024 Hummer Pickup EV can become a house on wheel with a mobile camper, which includes a bed, sink and a shower.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

2024 Chicago Auto Show EVs And More: Cadillac Escalade IQ, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lucid Air, Mullen Five RS And Toyota Tacoma

 

2025 Caddy's Escalade IQ has an estimated 450 EV range, while rocking 24-inch wheels. 


Notice the door-to-door 55-inch diagonal display screen in the Escalade IQ.


                                                                              
Andre Hudson, Mullen Automotive v p of design, team created this 2025 Mullen Five RS. This 4-passenger crossover pumps out 1,000 horsepower.


Friday, January 26, 2024

Bloomberg's Kevin Tynan Talks Car Prices, Interest Rates, Amazon And More On SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends'

 

Bloomberg Intelligence's Senior Auto Analyst Kevin Tynan (Photo Credit: KT)

In a two-part conversation, Kevin Tynan, a Bloomberg Intelligence senior auto analyst, joins us to recap 2023 sales and forecast both the new and used car markets. For those in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, tune in. 

Part One of the conversation airs Saturday, January 27 thru Thursday, February 1. To hear the program on SiriusXM and other radio outlets, click here 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Kia's All-Electric Three-Row SUV Will Make A Debut During This Year's Super Bowl


As many automakers opt out to participate in the Super Bowl, running ads, Kia will return with a 60-second spot. Its the biggest stage in the states to get one message across. 

Last year, the cost of a Super Bowl ad per second was $233,333. We can only imagine this year's placement is close to, if not a hare more.

This year, Kia will spotlight the all-electric EV9, America's first mass-market three row EV SUV. The 2024 Kia EV9 is on sale now with limited inventory and will be available in all 50 states.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

2023 Land Rover Range Rover SE: The Brand’s Flagship Plug-In SUV


Highlight: The brand’s flagship SUV is electrified again.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $128,475 

Seating Capacity: 4 Bucket Seats (Test Model)

Standard Safety Features (Test Model): airbags; ABS; a 360-degree rearview camera; a terrain system for on/off road driving; a hill launch assist system; a traction control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a blind spot electronic system; a radar activated cruise control system; a lane keep assist system; a rear traffic monitor system; parking aids; a roll stability control system; and stability control

Friday, January 12, 2024

'Auto Trends' 5th Annual Auto Show Radio Preview: 2024 And Beyond (Two Shows)

This is the 2025 Mullen Five RS. The head-turning electric vehicle produces 1,000 horses. (Photo Credit: Mullen Automotive) 

Who: Our 5th Annual Auto Show Radio Preview (2024 Models And Beyond)

What: Co-Hosted By Michigan's Stephanie Brinley of S & P Global Mobility and California's Zach Gale of Motor Trend Magazine. 

Both Michigan and California serve as Ground Zero for the auto industry in terms of car design studios, industry research and manufacturing. Brinley and Gale co-hosted the program in 2023.

Why: It's the best way to find out what's new from each automaker brand-by-brand from well-respected industry insiders, as well as some of their personal picks. We'll talk about pricing, brand strategy, size, power, performance, style, electric vehicles and more.

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