Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Volvo's New Performance Group Goes All-Electric

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. Polestar has confirmed the company’s first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a new, customer-focussed route to market with all-inclusive subscription-based services that will set a new industry benchmark for performance car buyers.

Monday, October 16, 2017

2018 Lincoln Navigator Designer Earl Lucas Talks One-On-One with SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends'

Chief Lincoln Exterior Designer Earl Lucas 
Jeff is with car designer Earl Lucas.

Earl Lucas, who is the highest ranking Black designer at Ford Motor Company, shares how he went from designing airplane interiors for one of the richest men in the world to creating breakout car designs.

Lucas, unlike most car designers, has found himself driving in a lane, no pun intended, which only a few in this niche field have. This gifted designer has had the honor and privilege of infusing life into two of the automaker’s iconic flagship vehicles, the athletically-infused 2010 Ford Taurus and the upcoming bold, but elegantly styled 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

Friday, October 6, 2017

'Auto Trends:' October's Guests And Conversations

Friday, October 6 

Topics:  Four-Cylinder Engines Replacing Six-Cylinder Engines; A New Gas And Diesel Combined Engine; Hybrid Fullsize Trucks/SUVS And More

Guest: The Center For Automotive Research with engineer and researcher Brett Smith

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AAA Study: Navigation System And Other Features Distracting Drivers

To read the study and see a listing of vehicles which causes drivers to be the most distracted, click here.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

VW Extends New-Vehicle Warranty For 2018

As a measure to win the confidence of American car buyers, as a result of their diesel scandal, they are extending the warranties on all of their 2018 models. Automakers usually offer such measures, when the question of quality arises.

Friday, September 22, 2017

2019 Volvo XC40: The Brand's New Compact Crossover

Base MSRP: $33,200 (T4 FWD); $35,200 (T5 AWD)

What's New: This is the brand's first foray into the premium compact crossover segment.

Standard Features: Volvo's City Safety, which includes pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and deer/moose detection with emergency autobrakes; Wireless mobile phone charging; a 9-inch scrolling infotainment touchscreen; and a dedicated cell phone

Available Features: a panoramic sunroof and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration