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MOPAR 426 Hemi Hellephant Crate Engine (as first introduced under the hood of a 1968 Dodge Super Charger) featured in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive New for April 19-26

  Annnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence on Friday, April 26th with all the automotive news headlines you could ask for, while celebrating a holiday that (we think) deserves to be made into a three-day weekend. But we’ll get back to that in a few minutes…let’s get down to the news! Ford As we’ve reported time and [...]

A closeup of the front end of a gray 2019 Buick Encore

  According to a 2017 study done by JATO Dynamics, the overall popularity of SUVs is on a steady rise. Between 2014 and 2017, global SUV sales increased dramatically, raising their market share from 22.4% to 34% within those three short years. Now with more options than ever in this booming market, the innovation and [...]

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 [...]

AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for Week of Apri 8-12 including Porsche Reduction in Carbon Emissions

Annnnnd we’re back! AutoInfluence here on Friday, April 12th making our way through automotive news headlines for the second week of April - leading up to the highly anticipated one-two punch of Auto Shanghai and the New York International Auto Show. That said, grab a drink and a snack, get comfortable, go to the bathroom [...]

AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News for April 1-7 including Buick's teaser image of the 2020 Buick Encore to be unveiled this month at Auto Shanghai.

    Annnnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence here with the latest automotive news headlines from the first week of April 2019. So let’s drop the hammer and get down to it. Despite a 1.6% decrease in overall sales for the first quarter of 2019, Ford continues to increase the scope of their near-unchallenged leadership of the [...]


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Is Feature-Focused

The sport utility vehicle, or SUV, cemented its mark in the automobile industry in the 1990s. By that time, the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4-Runner, Jeep Cherokee, and Nissan Pathfinder were household names in the United States. In 2001, Hyundai added its name to that list. That year, the automaker unveiled the Hyundai Santa Fe. The [...]

2018 Hyundai Sonata Interior

As it edges nearer to the three-decade mark (in terms of its North American existence) the 2018 Hyundai Sonata carries very few reminders of the incarnation which first hit U.S. roads for the 1989 model year. But that’s not a bad thing, especially in light of the significant redesigns being enjoyed by both this year’s [...]

2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

One of the most repeated, but accurate statements about today’s vehicle offerings is the mention of the Crossover / SUV vehicle class, and the extent to which it is over-saturated. Every manufacturer on the planet has something to offer, which lessens the likelihood of any one car standing out in comparison to another. Having grown [...]

Online Car Buying and Space

Writer's Note: for the better part of 15 years, I've been developing an idea for an epic, car-buying movie. Unfortunately, Westworld has seemingly stolen all of my ideas. Still, I decided to pass along the script treatment to you.   A rainy and dark Saturday morning. The foreboding sky implies that everything might not be [...]

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Debuting

Hyundai Debuting New Vehicle; Fresh Elantra GT, Perhaps?

In February, the Chicago Auto Show will be home to hundreds of vehicle debuts. Wanting to get some attention from the bustling auto show, the VP of Corporate Product Planning, Mike O’Brien, has revealed that Hyundai will be launching a new vehicle in Chicago. Of course, many of you are wondering what the hell this [...]