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Thursday, January 20, 2022

'Auto Trends' Airs 4th Annual Auto Show Preview (Two Shows)

 

Auto Trends with JeffCars.com kicks off its fourth annual new car radio preview with two of the Motor City's  trusted automotive gurus. Stephanie Brinley, a principal auto analyst, and Richard Truett, a seasoned automotive news reporter, will guide the two shows, while sharing their industry insights. Unlike the typical new car auto show, this virtual program will allow listeners to tune in via a number of media outlets over the next two weeks in a covid-free environment. 

Show 1 of 2 will air from Saturday, January 22 thru Thursday, January 27

Show 2 of 2 will air from Saturday, January 29 thru Thursday, February 3

To access the air dates and times to listen free via one of our FM radio outlets or SiriusXM, click here.

Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE: The Brand’s Entry-Level Crossover

Highlight:  The Taos, which is pronounced like the word toss, is the least expensive crossover in VW’s portfolio.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,325 (Base model S: $24,190)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; an electronic stability control; a rearview camera; an automatic post collision braking system; an intelligent crash response system; a hill hold control feature; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Thursday, January 13, 2022

'Auto Trends' Talks To ALG Who Determines A Vehicle's Worth On The Used Car Market In 3 Years

Eric Lyman, the vice president of ALG, which was formerly known as Automotive Lease Guide, joins Auto Trends with JeffCars.com for the first time. ALG, which is literally the benchmark in terms of setting residual values for the industry, is a division of J.D. Power. 

With so much mystery behind the world of residuals, Lyman will be teaching a master class on how his company establishes for automakers, dealers and rental car companies what their vehicles will be worth in 3 years, when it's resold on the used car market. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

2022 Lexus RX 450h AWD: The Brand’s Luxurious Midsize Hybrid Crossover

 

Highlight: The hybrid is available with third-row seating.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $60,175 (Base Model: $49,095)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; pre-collision system with pedestrian detection system; a radar activated cruise control system; lane tracing assist system; lane departure with steering assist; intelligent high beam headlamps; a front collision warning system; an automatic braking system; blind spot electronic monitor with a rear traffic alert system; a daytime cyclist detection system;  rain-sensing windshield wipers; rear back up camera; side mirrors with integrated turn lamps; and a first aid kit

Monday, January 10, 2022

2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Turbo N Line: The Brand’s Peppy Compact Sedan

  

Highlight: The roomy compact is available with a manual transmission.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $26,530 (Base SE)$20,875)

Seating Capacity: 5 (a tight fit)

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection; automatic high beam assist; an electronic blind-spot collision avoidance assist with a rear cross-traffic; traction control system; a hill start assist system; a lane keep assist system; a lane following assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and compact spare tire

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL AWD: The Brand’s Premium Styled Crossover

 

Highlight: A plug-in model is coming during the second half of 2022.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $37,995 (Base model ES: $26,990)

Seating Capacity: 5 to 7 (…Really only designed for 5)

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; a forward collision mitigation system; an electronic blind spot warning system; rear automatic braking system; a rearview camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a tire repair kit

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport: The Brand’s Entry-Level Luxury Sedan

Highlights: Genesis was derived from both Hyundai and Kia. The vehicle shares a platform with Kia's Stinger.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $51,945 (Base G 70 2.5$38,570)

Seating Capacity: 5 (a tight fit)

Standard Safety Features:  airbags; ABS; a vehicle stability system; a hill-start assist control system; a forward collision assist system; a lane following assist system; a lane keep assist system; an electronic blind spot system; a rear cross traffic avoidance system; a high beam assist system; a driver warning attention system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Monday, January 3, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Tesla Is Recalling Over 475,000 Vehicles For Safety Concerns

1. Rearview Camera Image May Not Display

A rearview camera that does not function reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V00D000

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY, BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 356,309

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Coming This Month: 'Auto Trends' Airs Its 3rd Annual New Car Radio Preview (A Two-Part Show)

What: A 2022 New Car Radio Show Preview!

Where: 'Auto Trends' SiriusXM 141 & Select FM Radio Affiliates

When: The two-part radio show will begin airing on Saturday, January 22.

Why: In a covid-free environment, auto enthusiasts and gurus from Detroit's Motor City will lead us through a virtual radio show preview of what's new brand-by-brand. You'll get the inside scoop on what's coming to a dealership near you this year and beyond!

Who: You're invited and its free. You can listen for free via one of our radio outlets. You don't need to be a subscriber to tune in via one of your mobile devices.

'Auto Trends' Airs 4th Annual Auto Show Preview (Two Shows)

  Auto Trends   with JeffCars.com kicks off its fourth annual new car radio preview with two of the Motor City's  trusted automotive gu...