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Lexus LC 500h prototype in Space Orange, as featured in this week's Automotive News headlines for the week of May 17th

Annnnd we’re back… AutoInfluence with all of your automotive news headlines for this week of May 17th. Starting with… Ford Much to the chagrin of stateside enthusiasts, Ford unveiled the wagon-styled variant of the Focus ST, an offering that isn’t available in the U.S. Offering a welcome 58 cubic feet of passenger / cargo space, [...]

The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 as featured in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for May 10th

Annnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence on Mothers Day Weekend with all your automotive news headlines since…well, since seven days ago. Why? Because we want to be just as dependable as your mom is, except you can damn well bet that we’re not gonna clean up after you. Ford / Lincoln While an official unveiling of the [...]

MOPAR 426 Hemi Hellephant Crate Engine (as first introduced under the hood of a 1968 Dodge Super Charger) featured in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive New for April 19-26

  Annnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence on Friday, April 26th with all the automotive news headlines you could ask for, while celebrating a holiday that (we think) deserves to be made into a three-day weekend. But we’ll get back to that in a few minutes…let’s get down to the news! Ford As we’ve reported time and [...]

Toyota Rhombus EV Concept in Blue as Featured in AutoInfluence Weekly Auto News for April 13 - 18

  Annnnnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence with another round of automotive news headlines - this time for the third week of April. Of course this means highlights from both the refined presentations of the tech-centric Shanghai Auto Show as well as the New York International Auto show, and it’s American-sized portions of everything covered with a [...]

AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for Week of Apri 8-12 including Porsche Reduction in Carbon Emissions

Annnnnd we’re back! AutoInfluence here on Friday, April 12th making our way through automotive news headlines for the second week of April - leading up to the highly anticipated one-two punch of Auto Shanghai and the New York International Auto Show. That said, grab a drink and a snack, get comfortable, go to the bathroom [...]

A silver Audi Pop.up.Next concept car and drone with NYC in the back at night

Are We Looking Too Far Forward?

    Audi recently unveiled its concept of the ‘Pop.up.Next’, a fusion of self-driving electric car and passenger drone which they expect to have on the market within the next decade. Partnering with Airbus, this next wave of on-demand metropolitan taxi is being tests in Europe and South America, confirming that its a viable avenue [...]

Audi Blog

While it certainly feels like an organic continuation of the 2010-2015 run of RS5s, this most recent entry into Audi’s A5 family sports a dramatically updated aesthetic which might be best described as falling somewhere between “risky” and “brave”. Personally, we embrace the uncharacteristically aggressive vibe of the RS5, feeling that it addresses an almost [...]

A Look at the Maserati Ghibli vs Audi A6

Like many ‘lines in the sand’, the division between coupe and sedan styling has become somewhat ‘dusted over’, as evidenced by many current offerings. One segment visibly influenced by this trend are midsize luxury sedans, with many upmarket automakers serving up a more progressive blend of sport and refinement. Two such examples can be found [...]

Silvia’s Search for the Sweetest Sport Sedan

With everyone busy back to school shopping, I think it's time to do a little browsing myself. I've got my sights set on finding the sweetest sport sedan on the market, and have narrowed my contenders down to five, each one from a seriously competitive automaker, including: Audi, Acura, BMW, Lexus, and Nissan. Since I [...]

2016 is still quite a ways away, but that doesn't mean we can't start previewing some of the top brand's new vehicles for the model year. If we're going to start previewing 2016 vehicles, why not start with everyone's dream vehicle: the luxury sedan. Many of the 2016 vehicles haven't been released yet, but we've [...]