The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: August 2015

Gasoline or Diesel; How About a Combination

For the past century or more, since we have used the internal combustion engine to operate vehicles we have heard of a variety of engineers and companies working to try and make these engines more efficient and in the past few decades at least offer […]

How About Some More 2016 Models

When you want to know about the 2016 model lineup you want all the information, or at least to know what all the models will be.  Even though not every single model will be covered, I’ve already given you fifty in the past five installments […]

The Dodge Durango has Filled an Important Void for Years

2015 Black Dodge Durango

When the Dodge Durango first came out it filled a space in the SUV community that was left void and still continues to be an area many others don’t make their way into.  With the movement toward crossover SUVs and compact-crossover SUVs the supposed offroad vehicles have gotten smaller and smaller.  SUV used to mean a vehicle that was built on a truck platform that made its way to being a large vehicle that could haul more people and stuff than a truck could.  These vehicles were also made for the off road adventures while pickup trucks were meant for the work day. (more…)

Force Friday and Uber Team Up

With the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie on the near horizon, nearly every company that can is working to gain something from the marketing of this movie.  Uber and Hot Wheels teamed up on Friday September 4th to offer a small fleet of […]

Ford Ranger To Be Assembled In Nigeria

Ford Ranger has been a staple and icon of the Ford lineup for generations. The tough, rugged truck was introduced in the United States in 1983 to compete against Japanese small trucks and has done well against the competition. In the first half of 2015, […]

Diesel Duties Abound

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

For the half-ton pickup market when you want diesel power there is only one choice to make.  For whatever reason the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is still the only one in this class to give you as a weekend warrior the light-duty full-size pickup you need to get some work done in the yard on your off days and be a reasonable daily driver with plenty of low end power from the torque and the efficiency to make it a possibility for driving to and from the office every day.  There will be other pickups that will compete with this truck soon, but those will be in the midsized truck segment, not the full size where the Ram will continue to reign. (more…)

The Compact Dodge Dart Continues to Impress

The Dodge Dart may not be first on your radar as a great compact sedan that will carry you on your commute on a regular basis, but the Dart certainly should be.   This has become one of the best looking small sedans on the market […]

Making Sense of Data for Better Decisions

Dealers have more data available to them than ever before. In fact, dealers are often deluged with reports from various marketing sources, OEM data, and data from their own internal software such as their CRM and DMS.