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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 [...]

An orange 2019 Ford Escape is driving down a highway with a city in the background.

2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5

Compact crossovers are just so darn cute. They must be, because they are everywhere. And pretty much every automaker on the planet has rolled at least one of them out over the past several years. These diminutive vehicles may not have the physical pull of one of their larger brethren, but they have the appeal [...]

A white 2019 Ford Ranger, which wins when comapring the 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Nissan Frontier, is shown in the mud.

Road Warriors: Ford Ranger vs Nissan Frontier

  Once more the field of battle stands ready, a hush descends as the world holds its breath and two gladiators of vehicular carnage step forward to clash and fray. Today we’re talking pickups – mid-size pickups to be precise, so don’t expect any heavy-duty destruction in this battle. And yet, mid-size trucks are becoming [...]

  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 [...]

A black 2019 GMC Acadia is parked in front of tall trees in the forest.

The 2019 GMC Acadia and 2019 Ford Explorer

  Drivers who are interested in space, style, and functionality have many options to choose from. When looking at the different vehicles on the market, GMC and Ford models often catch drivers’ eyes. If comparing the 2019 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Ford Explorer, potential buyers will notice that each of these SUVs have some similarities, [...]

A blue 2019 Chevy Trax is shown from an above angle.

  Each year it seems more and more drivers are choosing vehicles from the subcompact SUV class, and for good reason. These SUVs offer excellent handling and fill the void between sedans and larger SUVs. But, which subcompact SUV is the right choice for you? Two vehicles in this class that are commonly compared are [...]

a 2019 blue Ford Explorer is parked outside a beach house while the family is on the deck.

  If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, the prices can be a bit overwhelming. This particular market segment offers lots of makes and models with a dizzying array of features and options. All of these details must be weighed carefully to determine which SUV is going to be right for you. [...]

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 woman is charging a red 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in. In current auto news, Ford plans to have more electric vehicles.

Ford’s $850M Electric Buy-in

  Back in March, current auto news headlines seemed all-too-eager to report Ford’s decision to invest $850M in the restructuring of their Flat Rock, MI assembly plant. Amidst the steady string of negative news stories to befall the automotive industry (especially domestic automakers) it never fails to feel refreshing when there’s something positive to report [...]