From the monthly archives: June, 2016

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2017 Porsche Panamera Blends Sports Car and Luxury Sedan

The Panamera has always been a good theory.  Blend the style and performance of a 911, with the space and comfort of a luxury sedan. Porsche got most of the exercise right,  but the first-generation sport sedan’s biggest flaw has always been its styling. The German automaker can now put all that behind them as they revealed the  2017 Panamera earlier this week. 

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Ford Mustang Will Get 10-Speed Transmission

On the heels of an announcement from Chevrolet that the 2018 ZL1 Camaro would receive an all-new 10-speed automatic, the Blue Oval has followed suit. Reports from Motor Authority indicate the decade-geared transmission is the result of an almost inconceivable partnership between GM and Ford, which was originally intended for Ford’s pickup trucks.

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3D Printing Adds Unique Touch to Automotive Industry

Printing in 3D is a relatively new technology but is becoming available to the masses. The technology utilizes a printer that extrudes molten plastic and builds a design that was created by a computer. Mostly a homebrew concept until this point, Autoblog reports that Daihatsu will be the first automaker to offer factory 3D printed parts.

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The Fiat 500e Exemplifies FCA CEO’s Disdain for EVs

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed how little he believes in the potential of electric vehicles, and portrayed driverless vehicles as “a mandatory future option and not even expensive.” After failing multiple times to court other automakers — many of whom have spent far more on EV technologies and alternative powertrains — into a merger with his troubled company, Marchionne’s positive remarks about autonomous vehicles are not only convenient, but a bit self-serving (Google already works with FCA on self-driving minivans). That being said, despite the automotive titan’s disregard for electric vehicles, his company does offer one electric car for sale in California and Oregon. So how has it performed in the marketplace?

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Driven: Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

With off-road ability, around town smarts, and best-in-class value retention, the Renegade Trailhawk offers a compelling "buy" statement.

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2016 Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic

Land Rover's small CUV offers a sporty driving setup that caters to performance-minded buyers in need of cargo capacity.

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Infographic: Which Vehicles Are Depreciation Disasters?

"What part of owning a vehicle  do you suppose costs the most? Fuel? Taxes and fees? Maintenance? Actually, what costs the most is selling your car, when you take the depreciation hit," states Car and Driver magazine.

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Report: Dodge Charger Downsizing

Reintroduced in 2005, the Dodge Charger has remained on the same platform for nearly 10 years. The LX generation has been through two refreshes and FCA has one more planned for 2019. The big changes are reserved for the next generation, and as Autoblog reports, a diet is one of them. 

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Are Used Car Prices Suffering a Decline?

Jonathan Banks explains to Car Biz Today what his team of analysts are currently seeing in the used vehicle market and the implications for dealer profitability.


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