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Fathers Day, ’Death Wobbles’ and Tariffs Dodged

Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence here with all of your automotive news going into Fathers Day Weekend. But before we get to the individual headlines, a quick follow-up on last week’s threat of tariffs being placed on Mexican manufacturing - a story which all but moved forward mere minutes after we had posted the previous episode [...]

Airless UPTIS Tire, in development with GM and Michelin, adjusts to road conditions. This and more in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for the week of June 7th

Annnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all your current automotive news headlines, as we kick off the month of June. So, let’s get down to business. Ford Beginning with the ticking countdown of President Donald Trump’s ultimatum that a 5% tariff would be implemented on all shipments out of Mexico by this coming Monday, unless the [...]

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 [...]

A white 2019 Chevy Trax is driving through the city at dusk.

  Drivers who want plenty of space but don’t want to break the bank don’t have to rely on full-size sedans anymore. Many automakers are producing stylish and spacious subcompact SUVs that deliver plenty of cargo and passenger room, offer other weight transport capabilities, and provide stylish features at price-points that can work within potential [...]

A silver 2019 Chevy Traverse is parked on a gravel driveway facing hills.

2019 Chevy Traverse vs 2019 Dodge Durango: Who Wins?

  Searching for an SUV that can meet all the criteria on your list can be time-consuming. Most likely you’ve done your research and have narrowed down your choices and when you diligently research your options, you can decrease the stress involved in the vehicle buying process. During your research, you may have come down [...]

Action Shot of 2019 RAM 1500 Rebel Named "Texas Off-Road Truck of the Year" as featured in AutoInfluence's Weekly Automotive News for the week of May 24th, 2019

  Annnnd we’re…high? AutoInfluence back with all your automotive news for the week of May 24th even though work is being done in our studios, using some strong-scented chemicals. So bear with us, even if it means listening to Dan giggle indiscriminately while he works around us. Either way, we’re getting a head start on [...]

A black 2019 GMC Sierra is shown driving through a puddle from behind in the woods.

Like a Rock: GM Trucks

  If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the odds are higher than ever than you’re taking a hard look at a pick-up truck. Once thought of as tools for work and towing, trucks have gone fully mainstream. Helped by overall market shift from sedans to SUVs, trucks now occupy a solid space [...]

A red 2019 Ford Escape is parked on top of a parking garage in the city.

  If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you likely have a list of features and specific qualities in mind that will help you make your decision on which make and model to purchase. Purchasing a vehicle is an important decision which will impact your life for years to come. You want to [...]

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, [...]

A light colored 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is muddy in a field.

  The truck war for market dominance wages on between automotive manufacturing juggernauts, seemingly with no end in sight. Even the all-electric and autonomous driving future of automobiles cannot deter the consumer demand for mid to large size pickup trucks. The clear benefit of automotive companies focusing primarily on the pickup truck as their money [...]