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A blue 2020 Jeep Renegade is driving over a bridge with kayaks loaded on the roof racks.

Larger crossover SUVs have picked up in popularity in recent years. This is why many auto manufacturers have started to turn away from sedans and compact SUVs and have instead decided to bulk up the size of their midsize crossover SUV lineup. Mazda is doing exactly that with the 2020 Mazda CX-30. The CX-30 is, [...]

Concept image of the all-electric Ford F-150, currently in development, as included in AutoInfluence's Weekly Auto News

  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 [...]

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 [...]

  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 Buick Encore is shown in front of a bay.

The 2019 Buick Encore or 2019 Mazda CX-3?

Trying to decide between the 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Mazda CX-3? Both the Encore and CX-3 are excellent vehicles in the subcompact SUV class. They are stylish, advanced, easy to maneuver and offer plenty of onboard technology. However, there are some major differences between these two SUVs. Each vehicle features varying standard features, performance [...]

Lexus RC F as featured in Men in Black International and this week's current auto news.

Fathers Day, ’Death Wobbles’ and Tariffs Dodged

Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence here with all of your automotive news going into Fathers Day Weekend. But before we get to the individual headlines, a quick follow-up on last week’s threat of tariffs being placed on Mexican manufacturing - a story which all but moved forward mere minutes after we had posted the previous episode [...]

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 [...]

A white 2019 Chevy Trax is driving through the city at dusk.

  Drivers who want plenty of space but don’t want to break the bank don’t have to rely on full-size sedans anymore. Many automakers are producing stylish and spacious subcompact SUVs that deliver plenty of cargo and passenger room, offer other weight transport capabilities, and provide stylish features at price-points that can work within potential [...]

Lexus LC 500h prototype in Space Orange, as featured in this week's Automotive News headlines for the week of May 17th

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, [...]