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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 [...]

An assembly line for sedans at a plant is shown. manufacturing plants are frequently in current auto news.

    Around here, we spend a lot of time reporting on current auto news headlines. But would we really be making a divisive statement if we came out and called out 2019 for what it is? And by that we mean that 2019, in terms of the automotive industry, has been a bit of [...]

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 [...]

A black offroading SUV, a black sporty SUV and an orange super car from JLR Special Vehicle Operations are pictured driving.

Are Days Numbered for JLR?

    Today on AutoInfluence, we look at Jaguar Land Rover, their last decade of ownership under Tata Motors and the questionable nature of their longterm viability. Just over ten years have passed since the June 2, 2008 acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover by Tata Motors for a cool $2.3 billion dollar ‘all-cash’ transaction. At [...]

The image shows people looking at vehicles featured at the CAS, which is the main part of this weekly automotive news segment.

Weekly Auto News (Week of 3/29) S01E06

  Annnnnnd we are back. February’s been a busy month for our weekly automotive news and, being a short month, we’ve slowed down the frequency of our podcasts a bit. Why? Because news stories move at a slower rate when subjected to cold temperatures. I mean, that’s just science. So let’s get down to some [...]

A green 2019 Ford Fiesta is parked next to a grey one facing the opposite direction. The Fiesta is included in Ford's new strategy in this weekly automotive news segment.

Weekly Auto News (Week of 3/22) S01E05

    Welcome to Auto Influence Weekly Automotive News. This week, we look back at the week of January 28th, leading up to (and including) Super Bowl 53 and the automotive influences that helped to make it what it was. But first, a quick reminder that the Chicago Auto Show will be taking place at [...]

A silver Audi Pop.up.Next concept car and drone with NYC in the back at night

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 [...]

Dark blue 2019 Chevy Impala rear end, closeup of name/logo, garage door in back

Chevy Wipes the Slate Clean

    Today on AutoInfluence, we explore Chevy’s decision to wipe their slate, at least partially clean… At this point, where we find ourselves edging towards 2019, few people remain unaware of Ford’s announcement, from earlier this year, confirming that they’d be phasing out their line of sedans to refine their focus on crossovers. Now…we [...]

Silver 2019 Genesis G70 in garage

Genesis G70 is the 2019 MotorTrend Car of the Year

    Today on AutoInfluence, we take a look at MotorTrends’s 2019 Car of the Year, the Genesis G70. Unbiased, it’s hard not to give Hyundai the credit that they deserve in terms of refining their image over the past three decades. For those of us old enough to remember the puzzling automotive landscape of [...]