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  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 woman is charging a red 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in. In current auto news, Ford plans to have more electric vehicles.

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 [...]

A red and a blue 2019 Toyota Mirai are parked out of a brick building.

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 [...]

2019 Chevy Camaro SS Prior to Changes Being Made for 2020 as Reported in AutoInfluence Weekly Automotive News from April 27th to May 3rd

    Annnnd we’re back…AutoInfluence kicking down the door to the month of May with all your automotive news. But don’t worry. We promise we’ll rehang the door once we’re done here (it’s the least we could do, since we forget to say hi to your mom in last week’s episode…) Ford / Lincoln This [...]

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 [...]