The Chevrolet Malibu has been a staple on the North American market since its return to the market in the late 1990s; however, rumors began flying in recent years that the model would soon be discontinued. GM’s decision to retire sedans from Buick and phase out the Impala in 2020 sparked speculation that the ninth […]
Constantly Looking Forward: The Secret to Honda Innovation
It’s easy to look at younger automakers like Tesla and notice their ingenuity and impact on the industry. Tesla’s bravado is well known, with the company defying tradition by sidestepping dealerships and relying on a direct-to-consumer business model. Moreover, the company doesn’t believe in outsourcing, keeping everything in-house and often facing criticism for slow production […]
Honda Concept Cars We Wish Were in Production
Every automotive brand has a branch that conceptualizes what the future of the industry could look like. Researchers and designers adopt the challenge of conceiving new and interesting vehicles that will hopefully align with the next generation’s values and goals. Often, these concept cars are shown at specialized shows and are then hidden away—the best […]
These Three Unique Honda Vehicles Are Coming to a Dealership Near You
Honda’s slated arrivals for 2023 and 2024 will continue the tradition of upholding Honda’s reputation for developing reliable, high-performance vehicles, but they’ll also be bringing a bit of spice to the lineup with new or updated designs, alternate powertrain offerings, and a slew of sought-after features sure to please even the pickiest driver. It’s always […]
Soybeans, Farmers, and Ford: Innovation at its Finest
Ford is looking to the future and making it easy for every Ford dealer across the country to usher its customers into a new era of innovation and ingenuity. For many, this future is electrified and starts with SUVs like the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, which bears the nameplate of a sports car legend. It continues […]
Mazda Prepares for the Shift to Electric
Mazda is a company that arose from humble beginnings in the early part of the 20th century and recently was named one of the Best Car Brands for 2021 by Consumer Reports. A history of innovation, starting with a small motorbike and branching out to the technology that created the SKYACTIV engine, is part of […]
Bumps in the Road to an EV Future
At this point, there’s no denying that many of the major auto manufacturers believe that electric vehicles are the future of the industry. It seems like you can barely go a week without seeing Tesla in the headlines (for better or worse), and other brands are making serious commitments to an EV future. GM, for […]
Goodwood Festival of Speed & This Week’s Current Auto News
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 […]
Trump…Tariffs…& Tires That are Reinventing the Wheel.
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 […]
Nissan Ramps Up Autonomous Testing as Uber’s Self-Driving Woes Worsen
Ahhhh, the race to the self-driving car finish line. While it’s not exactly in sight, that fact certainly hasn’t stopped every major automaker from trying to be the first to reach it. Now that electric and hybrid car technology have been mastered, the auto industry has hitched their wagon to a star – no doubt […]
Is Your Connected Car Part of a Government Conspiracy?
Toyota and Ford both recently assumed a very public stance against using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies in their vehicles. Instead, the automakers are dabbling in the field of connected technology by creating their own smartphone to vehicle interface. Their bold and unpopular position on this hot topic is causing quite a stir in […]
Is There a Future Where the Naturally Aspirated Engine Doesn’t Exist?
Whether it’s because of a more environmentally-conscious approach, advancement in technologies, the need for better fuel economy in vehicles, or simply a different generation of automakers with a different way of thinking — the future of the naturally aspirated engine is looking rather bleak. It’s downfall began when turbocharging technology first came on the automotive […]