While You Were Sleeping: Mazda Says Driving Matters, New HiLux and Ford F-150 Trailer Backup Assist Revealed

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

After being stuck in Nashville for an extra unscheduled 24 hours and spending the following 12 hours bouncing from airport to airport, I can easily say that air travel is horrible. Conversely, Mazda has a new extolling the emotional virtues of driving in a new ad campaign. Here’s what happened overnight. Mazda’s new mantra: ‘Driving […]

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Hyundai Santa Cruz, Subcompact Crossover Close To Production

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Remember the Hyundai Santa Cruz from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show? The trucklet may soon be coming to a showroom near you. Hyundai Motor North America CEO Dave Zuchowski said the Santa Cruz has a high probability of being approved by the parent company in South Korea, The Detroit Bureau reports, and would be accompanied […]

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Report: Autonomous Vehicles Displacing Traditional Models Over 25 Years

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Per a report from Barclays, U.S. new-car sales may fall as much as 40 percent over the next 25 years as shared autonomous vehicles take hold of the market. Analyst Brian Johnson said large automakers would need to dramatically slash North American production in order to survive a future where nearly half of all families […]

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Is Your Car Affected By The Takata Recall of 34 Million Vehicles?

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’re alarmed by the recent headline stories about the enormous Takata recall of some 34 million vehicles over airbag failures, you’ve got a right to be concerned. Federal safety officials just ordered Takata to conduct what is now the largest consumer recall ever, mandating that the company replace defective airbags in 33.8 million vehicles. […]

California Hit By Rising Fuel Prices Due To Supply Issues

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

While most of the United States enjoys fuel prices under $3 per gallon, the West Coast can’t say the same, especially California. The average fuel price in the U.S. is currently $2.772/gal. per the AAA, Bloomberg reports, but a combination of factors have pushed California’s average to $3.809. The first involves a series of refinery […]

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Renault Kwid Unveiled, Ready To Battle Maruti Suzuki Alto In India

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the Datsun brand stumbles in India, Renault-Nissan unveiled the Kwid Wednesday to take on the challenge of beating the best-selling Maruti Suzuki Alto. The Kwid hatchback is underpinned by the alliance’s Common Modular A Family platform, boasts a ground clearance of 7.1 inches, and has a starting price of ₹3,00,000 ($4,700 USD), Automotive News […]

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Hyundai’s Record April Sales Bring Market Share Decline, Heavy Reliance On Cars

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hyundai USA reported record April sales last month, yet by only posting modest growth figures, Hyundai didn’t match the pace of the overall auto industry. As a result, Hyundai’s market share actually decreased in this record-setting month from 4.8% in April 2014 to 4.7% in April 2015. Year-over-year, Hyundai volume increased 3% to 68,009 units […]

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