The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: December 2014

Throw Back, Throw In and Have Some Fun in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz is a vehicle that has a rich military history as one that was originally designed for transporting military personnel over very rough terrain in Europe. With this history and the Mercedes-Benz name, the G-Class has evolved, but not by much, […]

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Look at it. Just look at it. Study it. If there was ever a way to motivate someone to push for something material in this life, you’re looking at it.

AutoTrader Reveals the Most Popular Vehicles of 2014

2015 Ford F-150 Gray

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 2014 was once again the year of the truck for car shoppers, as the Ford F-150 retained its place as the most popular nameplate on AutoTrader.com across new, used and CPO vehicles. The F-150’s crosstown rival, the Chevrolet Silverado, was the second most popular new and CPO vehicle but it came in third behind the Jeep Wrangler on the used side. Among new cars, trucks and SUVs took seven of the top ten spots, including vehicles like the RAM 1500, GMC Sierra, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford F-250.  Trucks and SUVs were five of the top ten used cars, and four of the top ten CPO vehicles.

“The preponderance of large vehicles indicates an improving economy, as sales of pickup trucks correlate with housing starts and construction,” said Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader.com senior analyst. “Lower gas prices and many new or refreshed entries also helped boost new truck popularity, particularly in the back half of the year.”

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Ferrari F430 Tailed by an Audi R8 at the British GT Championship

Such an incredible scene to behold. Racing is always more fun when cool cars are in the mix.

The 2015 Toyota Yaris Redesign Makes Perfect Hatchback Sense

The Toyota Yaris has been a very popular choice for those who have a long commute, need a car that performs well in the city, or for those who just want a car that is great on gas and will help them be able to […]

New Ford Expedition Has Size When it’s Needed Most

2015 Ford Expedition

As many vehicle shoppers are moving toward smaller, more agile and more fuel efficient models, there is still a need for some for the larger more cumbersome SUV’s. The Ford Expedition is such an SUV and has gained a ton of great updates to continue to offer a leading edge on the competition which includes the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. Some of these leading items include replacing the large V8 engine with an EcoBoost V6 to offer much more fuel efficiency than ever before. Add some interior updates along with some very attractive body style changes and the Expedition offers plenty of great features for any owner to fully enjoy the new modernized SUV.

With a great deal of cargo space and room for up to eight passengers, the Expedition continues to be a leader in the large SUV class. For 2015 the updates include MyFord Touch, a refreshed front and rear and the change to a smaller more fuel efficient engine. Add to this the inclusion of selectable drive modes to choose from Comfort, Normal and Sport which helps the suspension provide the ride feeling the driver is looking for.

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A Brief History of Chevrolet

Chevrolet was founded by William C Durant and Louis Chevrolet on November 3, 1911 and in 1912, Louis Chevrolet’s Series C Six Class, which was a luxurious high-performance six cylinder model hit the streets of Detroit for $2150. In 1913, Louis Chevrolet exits the company, […]

Lexus ES and the Human Touch

With a new barrage of Lexus ads hitting the market, this trusted vehicle has developed a newfound following. Lexus has impressed owners for generations with their outstanding array of safety features, their sturdy design, and their superior engines. Is the hype surrounding Lexus simply the […]

Enclave: Not Your Parents’ Buick

2015 Buick Enclave Silver

For many years, Buick has made quality vehicles that certainly catered to a specific demographic. Known to last well past the 200,000 mile mark, it could be said that Buick has been the dark horse in the automotive industry. Recently releasing models that were barely recognizable as Buick vehicles; Buick is emerging with a new class of cars that aren’t your parents’ Buicks.

The 2015 Enclave is no exception. Offering both family friendly features and enough interior aspects to impress the most-discerning driver, this new generation crossover is built to impress. Handfuls of available options increase the desirability of the newest Enclave.

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