Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of July 26th. This includes the all-electric F-150, the Silverado 1500 Diesel, and California Emissions standards taking home a big win thanks to a few automakers in particular. In fact, let’s get that last one out of the way […]
Tesla on Fire (Literally), the American Made Index & Electrified Porsche.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s Your Weekly Auto News, Featuring ‘Space Orange”!
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, […]
Tesla Killers & Name Games…it’s This Week’s Automotive News Headlines!
Annnnd we’re back, AutoInfluence on Mothers Day Weekend with all your automotive news headlines since…well, since seven days ago. Why? Because we want to be just as dependable as your mom is, except you can damn well bet that we’re not gonna clean up after you. Ford / Lincoln While an official unveiling of the […]
It’s ‘HEMI DAY’! (and there’s a Hellephant in the Room…)
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 […]
Start Spreading the News…We’re Talking About the New York & Shanghai Auto Shows!
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 […]
Auto Shanghai? NYIAS? Sure. But First, the Automotive News Headlines for April 8th
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 […]
Are We Looking Too Far Forward?
Audi recently unveiled its concept of the ‘Pop.up.Next’, a fusion of self-driving electric car and passenger drone which they expect to have on the market within the next decade. Partnering with Airbus, this next wave of on-demand metropolitan taxi is being tests in Europe and South America, confirming that its a viable avenue […]
We’re Digging the 2018 Audi RS5. Here’s Why…
While it certainly feels like an organic continuation of the 2010-2015 run of RS5s, this most recent entry into Audi’s A5 family sports a dramatically updated aesthetic which might be best described as falling somewhere between “risky” and “brave”. Personally, we embrace the uncharacteristically aggressive vibe of the RS5, feeling that it addresses an almost […]
A Look at the Maserati Ghibli vs Audi A6
Like many ‘lines in the sand’, the division between coupe and sedan styling has become somewhat ‘dusted over’, as evidenced by many current offerings. One segment visibly influenced by this trend are midsize luxury sedans, with many upmarket automakers serving up a more progressive blend of sport and refinement. Two such examples can be found […]
Silvia’s Search for the Sweetest Sport Sedan
With everyone busy back to school shopping, I think it’s time to do a little browsing myself. I’ve got my sights set on finding the sweetest sport sedan on the market, and have narrowed my contenders down to five, each one from a seriously competitive automaker, including: Audi, Acura, BMW, Lexus, and Nissan. Since I […]
Battle of the Luxury Brands: Who’s Looking the Best for 2016?
2016 is still quite a ways away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start previewing some of the top brand’s new vehicles for the model year. If we’re going to start previewing 2016 vehicles, why not start with everyone’s dream vehicle: the luxury sedan. Many of the 2016 vehicles haven’t been released yet, but we’ve […]
Most Expensive New Car Insurance Policies of 2015
Every now and then it happens. You’re leisurely flipping through channels on your tv and catch a car race scene and you think, “Wow, that does look like fun. I really belong driving a fast car”. It cannot be avoided. They do make it look like a lot of fun and really because it is. […]