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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 [...]

2019 Chevy Camaro SS Prior to Changes Being Made for 2020 as Reported in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News from April 27th to May 3rd

    Annnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence kicking down the door to the month of May with all your automotive news. But don’t worry. We promise we’ll rehang the door once we’re done here (it’s the least we could do, since we forget to say hi to your mom in last week’s episode…) Ford / Lincoln This [...]

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 [...]

The future 2020 Cadillac XT6 is shown in a grey-brown color at night.

What We Know About the 2020 Cadillac XT6

  It’s been just over a decade since a glaring gap in Cadillac’s lineup had first become evident. On one side of the perceived split sat the XT5, Cadillac’s successor to their SRX crossover. And across the way: their pioneering three-row luxury SUV, the iconic Escalade. And while both proved eminently popular (in spite of [...]

The image shows people looking at vehicles featured at the CAS, which is the main part of this weekly automotive news segment.

Weekly Auto News (Week of 3/29) S01E06

  Annnnnnd we are back. February’s been a busy month for our weekly automotive news and, being a short month, we’ve slowed down the frequency of our podcasts a bit. Why? Because news stories move at a slower rate when subjected to cold temperatures. I mean, that’s just science. So let’s get down to some [...]

A green 2019 Ford Fiesta is parked next to a grey one facing the opposite direction. The Fiesta is included in Ford's new strategy in this weekly automotive news segment.

Weekly Auto News (Week of 3/22) S01E05

    Welcome to Auto Influence Weekly Automotive News. This week, we look back at the week of January 28th, leading up to (and including) Super Bowl 53 and the automotive influences that helped to make it what it was. But first, a quick reminder that the Chicago Auto Show will be taking place at [...]

Dark blue 2019 Chevy Impala rear end, closeup of name/logo, garage door in back

Chevy Wipes the Slate Clean

    Today on AutoInfluence, we explore Chevy’s decision to wipe their slate, at least partially clean… At this point, where we find ourselves edging towards 2019, few people remain unaware of Ford’s announcement, from earlier this year, confirming that they’d be phasing out their line of sedans to refine their focus on crossovers. Now…we [...]

Silver 2019 Genesis G70 in garage

Genesis G70 is the 2019 MotorTrend Car of the Year

    Today on AutoInfluence, we take a look at MotorTrends’s 2019 Car of the Year, the Genesis G70. Unbiased, it’s hard not to give Hyundai the credit that they deserve in terms of refining their image over the past three decades. For those of us old enough to remember the puzzling automotive landscape of [...]

Ford Sedan Lineup

While sensibilities have certainly changed over the past quarter-of-a-century (let alone the last decade) there are a number of us who remember a time when roads, streets and highways were primarily ruled by the classic sedan. The staple of any automaker’s lineup, sedans were as appealing to executives as they were accommodating to families. A time [...]