Truck News, UAW Strike & the Countdown to Tokyo

  Annnnd we’re back.  AutoInfluence checking in with current auto news headlines for the past couple of weeks. Sure, we’re playing some catch-up, but thanks for joining us…so, let’s get down to it. Ford / Lincoln It was announced that the 2020 Super Duty is continuing Ford’s inarguable reign over the truck segment, delivering some […]

Ford’s $850M Electric Buy-in

  Back in March, current auto news headlines seemed all-too-eager to report Ford’s decision to invest $850M in the restructuring of their Flat Rock, MI assembly plant. Amidst the steady string of negative news stories to befall the automotive industry (especially domestic automakers) it never fails to feel refreshing when there’s something positive to report […]

Toyota’s Hydrogen-Fueled Agenda

  As we approach the end of 2019’s first quarter, we’re seeing an endless onslaught of headlines related to automakers’ restructuring of their lineups around a more timely selection of models. Of course, this means the elimination of slow-moving sedan styles in favor of more popular crossover SUVs, a tech-centric focus on autonomous vehicles and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]