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A couple is loading kayaks on the roof of a blue 2020 Buick Encore GX next to a lake.

  Compact crossovers are everywhere these days. As the perfect solution for active folks and small families, it’s no wonder why these petite SUVs have taken over the streets. They offer the space of an SUV with the fuel efficiency of a sedan. This blend creates the ideal fusion vehicle in a former whitespace of [...]

A white 2020 BMW 840i Gran Coupe is angled forward and left in a dirt parking lot.

  Sedans, in general, are a dying breed here in the United States, but that hasn’t kept some automakers from developing newer and better versions every year. Recently, those improvements have taken us down the path of renaming classic shapes to make them more appealing and modern. The best example of this is luxury carmakers’ [...]

A side view of a beige 2021 BMW i4 is shown in front of windows, which will have a long wait before it is a used car for sale.

Looking Ahead to the 2021 BMW i4

Although BMW is still keeping pretty tight-lipped about the upcoming i4 that they’re working on, some details have slipped out from behind their walls. We’ve had a few teasing glimpses of what it will look like, and some specs that have been released. Beyond that, there’s a lot of conjecture floating around out there about [...]

A blue 2020 Cadillac XT4, which wins when comparing the 2020 Cadillac XT4 vs 2020 BMW X1, is driving over water while on a bridge.

  If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, then you should compare the 2020 Cadillac XT4 vs 2020 BMW X1. Both of these elegant models can carry five passengers, and they each deliver optimal performance on the roads. Loaded with state-of-the-art features and advanced technology, you can’t go wrong with either vehicle. [...]

Concept image of the all-electric Ford F-150, currently in development, as included in AutoInfluence's Weekly Auto News

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of July 26th. This includes the all-electric F-150, the Silverado 1500 Diesel, and California Emissions standards taking home a big win thanks to a few automakers in particular. In fact, let’s get that last one out of the way [...]

Interior of the 2020 Audi S8 as featured in AutoInfluence Current Auto News for the week of July 12th.

  Did you miss us? We missed you. That’s right, AutoInfluence is back after a two week break and there’s plenty of current auto news to cover - from everyday industry headlines to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Q2 Truck Sale shootout to the impactful death of two industry giants, there’s plenty [...]

Black 1967 Ford Mustang reboot for June 2019

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of June 28th. And FINALLY. What a week it was! We have rumors of one iconic muscle cars’s retirement, FCA change-ups, Tesla firefighting, results of this year’s American Made Index, Porsche electrification and the rumor of one model’s death [...]

Rendering of 992 Porsche 911 GT3 as featured in this week's edition of AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News

FCA & Nissan Merger (plus Ford & GM Merger?)

    Annnnnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence easing the month of May right out the door with this week’s current automotive news headlines. But first, let’s address the elephant in the room, the rumored merger of Ford and General Motors. Unless you’re living under a rock, those of you who follow our weekly headlines in real-time are [...]

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, [...]

Blue BMW Series 3 driving offroad

What’s to Come for the BMW 3 Series in 2019?

The BMW 3 Series has always been presented as one of the most universal examples of a driver-centric vehicle. As beloved for its accessibility as it is for its engineering prowess, the 3 Series promises some exciting advances for 2019, courtesy of its ‘G20’ series. We may not find out everything we want to know [...]