Monday, April 5, 2021

Its Shop Time Mondays: Acura And Honda Are Recalling Over 628,000 Vehicles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V215000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Potential Number of Units Affected 628,124

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sister CEO: The Only Black Female Co-Founder Of A Tier One Auto Supplier Talks To 'Auto Trends'

Lisa Lunsford, the CEO and co-founder of the Detroit-based auto manufacturer, Global Strategic Supply Solutions, talks to Auto Trends with

Lunsford is one of two Black women in the manufacturing industry who heads a Tier One company, suppling parts to build cars directly to a major automaker.


However, what distinguishes this proud trailblazing HBCU graduate, is that she is the co-founder of a company that supplies parts directly to a key automaker, helping them build their cars. The HBCU graduate has been widening the road on a lane that normally hasn’t been traveled by women, more specifically Black woman. Over the years because of the success of her company, she’s been cited as one of the top women-owned businesses in Michigan, as well as being noted in Black Enterprise magazine top 100 businesses.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Its Shop Time Mondays: Ford, Hyundai, Genesis, Lincoln And Mercury Combined, Recalling Over 2.7 Million Vehicles

Driver's Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V158000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,602,668

Saturday, March 20, 2021

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge: The Brand’s Semi-Autonomous Flagship Plug-In SUV

Highlight: All of Volvo’s electrified vehicles have been renamed Recharge for 2021. By 2025, the Chinese-owned brand projects that half of the cars they sell will be all electric. And by 2030, every vehicle in its line up is expected to be pure electric.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $79,990 (Base MSRP: $64,945)

Seating Capacity: 6 to 7 passenger seating

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a blind spot information system; run off road mitigation; run off road protection; lane departure warning; lane keep aiding; headlight high pressure cleaning; automatic high beam; rearview camera; a hillstart assist system; stability control system; a radar-activated cruise control system; a drowsy/driving alert control system and front and rear park assist sensors

Thursday, March 18, 2021

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST 4WD: The Brand’s Fifth-Generation Fullsize SUV


Highlight:  The all-new Tahoe is available with a 3.0-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine, which offers 24 and 22 combined MPG for the 2WD and the 4WD configuration, respectively, according to The 2WD diesel has a driving range of 672 miles. GM offers the only diesel powertrain in the fullsize segment.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $68,135 (Base Model LS: $50,295)

Seating Capacity: 7 or 8

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; an automatic emergency braking; a following distance indicator; a forward collision alert system; a front pedestrian braking system; a rearview camera; an OnStar concierge safety system; a rear park assist system; automatic high-low headlights; a traction control system; a hill start assist system; a trailer sway assist system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Friday, March 12, 2021

'Auto Trends' Talks To A Mother-Daughter Team Who Hold The Keys To Two Of Mercedes-Benz Black-Owned Dealerships (Two Shows)

                                               Grene Baranco (l) and Juanita Baranco (r) (photo credit: G&J)

With less than 6 percent of today’s nearly 17,000 new-vehicle dealerships being minority-owned, its literally like finding a needle in a haystack to come across a mother-daughter dealership team. More specifically, a mother-daughter squad who have a financial stake (and hold key positions) in 2 out of 7 of Mercedes-Benz’s black-owned dealerships. The family owned stores are located in Atlanta, Georgia and Covington, Louisiana.

According to the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), 95 percent of today’s minority owned dealerships are first-generation dealerships. However, when it comes to minority dealers, especially Black dealers, the numbers are grave. One means of creating general wealth is through owning dealerships. They are literally cash cows, if run properly. This prominent Atlanta family has made provisions to hand the keys off to one of their daughters, when the time becomes appropriate, as opposed to allowing the business to slip outside of their hands (into other communities).

Its Shop Time Mondays: General Motors Midsize Trucks Are Being Recalled Due To Steering Concerns

Loss of Power Steering Assist A loss of power steering, particularly at lower speeds increases the risk of a crash. NHTS...