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 […]

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 […]

11 Things You Need to Know about Ford & GM’s 10-Speed Transmission

The desire to increase efficiency out of drivetrains is hardly limited to the design and re-engineering of engine builds, with many transmissions being modified to include additional gearing. And the introduction of the long-awaited Ford/GM 10-Speed Transmission might just be the best depiction of that intent. First announced back in 2013, the partnership between Ford […]