The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: January 2017

Limited Model Continue the Excitement for the Ram 1500

Limited Model Continue the Excitement for the Ram 1500

When you have a vehicle or platform that continues on the market long after other brands have completely changed you have to offer something that will continue to garner excitement from the public. This is the situation FCA is in, but they seem to have […]

Jeep is Ready to Take on Bigger Competition

Most of us love the Jeep brand and the amazing lineup of SUVs it brings to the market. The Wrangler has been buoyed as one of the most beloved and actively used vehicles on the market in history and the Grand Cherokee is the nearly […]

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

01.25.17 - Ram ProMaster City

When you have a van in your stable of vehicles and have the imagination to figure out what can be done with that vehicle, the possibilities are endless. Once many of us pull our minds out of the gutter and forget about putting a bed and the 1970s crushed velvet and beads all around the van, we can often think of great ideas and ways to make a van work in a ways that you might not have ever thought of. In case you missed it or just overlooked them because they were vans, the two offerings from FCA at the SEMA show that came in van form were pretty cool this past year.

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Toyota is Embracing Autonomous Driving in a Different Way

Toyota is Embracing Autonomous Driving in a Different Way

The biggest subject on the table, when it comes to research and development in any automotive company, is the development of the autonomous driving tech that will become part of our world over the next several years. Toyota may have the most advanced approach to […]

What is the Future for Faraday Future?

As a bold electric car company that’s building a brand new facility in the Nevada desert Faraday Future has successfully brought a super racing car concept to our view, but only teased at what the next car would be. Until recently all we had seen […]

No More Limos for Putin

01.10.17 - Vladimir Putin

The leader of what used to be the Soviet Union has been riding around in a limousine from a Russian company for many years. ZiL has produced the limo for the Russian president for many years but now the company has gone under and is no more. ZiL is an acronym for Zavod imeni Likhachova which means Plant named for Likhochov. This is a manufacturer you know but you don’t know you know them. They have been building vehicles for over 100 years and you’ve seen their trucks in many of the movies that depict cold war Russia.

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What is Lugging Your Engine and Why You Shouldn’t do it

What is Lugging Your Engine and Why You Shouldn’t do it

The term “Lugging Your Engine” is meant to imply you’re making your engine work harder than it should to get up to speed. This means you’re in a gear that’s higher than you should be when you’re driving a manual transmission vehicle. This is extremely […]

Tips for Selling Your Car

There’s no doubt the best deal you can get on your car is the one you can make. When you trade your car in at a dealership you’re likely to get an offer which is much lower than the Blue Book value of your vehicle […]

You’ll Love this Race

01.09.17 - Lamborghini Huracan

While we mostly want to see you race your car at the track if you’re going to race it, the way this video was set up seems to be a fairly safe way to race as well, minus the added safety benefits that are required at a track. The scene is somewhere in Mexico where you won’t get in as much trouble for racing and where there are more empty and open roads to perform a race of this nature. Now that the safety and caution message has mostly been covered, let’s get down to it.

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Another Way to Use Ride Sharing

Ride sharing is becoming a cloudy term that means different things to different people. Some feel like the cars they hire from Uber and Lyft are ride sharing but in this definition all you are doing is sharing the ride. This is akin to splitting […]