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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 [...]

Ford Bronco Concept

Anticipating the Resurrected 2020 Ford Bronco

Concept Image It was at last year’s Detroit Auto Show when Ford Motor Company spoke the words that frankly, we’re surprised that it took them so long to say. That announcement was in regard to the iconic Ford Bronco, and it’s impending resurrection for the 2020 model year. Needless to say, they had our attention, [...]


It would take an almost Paleolithic mindset for an automaker not to prioritize sustainability when evolving their lineup. Fortunately, there is no single path that leads to the creation of such offerings. As a result, any automaker’s efforts could reflect a blended approach consisting of any combination of powertrain enhancements, alternative fuels, and/or weight reduction. [...]

Tax Troubles

Unless you're a survivalist living off the grid (in which case you wouldn't be reading this piece online), you've likely heard about the new tax changes coming down the road. As a direct result, plenty of powerful employers, including Comcast, AT&T, Boeing, and others are promising to pass the breaks onto their workers. Not only [...]

2018 Ford Escape

The Downside to Car Rides With Pets? Fleas in Your Vehicle.

You imagined a lot of possibilities when you bought your 2018 Ford Escape, but having a compact SUV jumping with fleas wasn't one of them. Even if you faithfully treat your dogs' fur, keep them bathed, and make sure they have their regular dose of flea prevention medicine, the nasty pests can sometimes be wilier [...]

Luke Bryan Suburban Concept

Chevy and Music: An Unexpected Pairing

Chevy’s trucks are known for an array of characteristics, and fans of the nameplates probably think of a number of things whenever they hear a particular model being bought up. However, one thing that might not always come to mind is “music.” Songs usually contain a number of topics, and Chevy’s trucks are no stranger. [...]

Some cars seem to suffer from an identity crisis, unsure of what it’s supposed to be. Take the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio - Albany, NY ’s favorite solution to the age-old question of how you turn a boring crossover into a conversation piece. All jokes aside, we’re not picking on Albany (it just happens to [...]