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2019 Civic gains sport trim, standard Honda Sensing, styling upgrades

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(September 25, 2018) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2019 Honda Civic sedan and coupe have received a number of upgrades aimed at further solidifying Civic's status as America's retail best-selling passenger car. Launching at Honda dealerships nationwide on Oct. 10, the refreshed Civic sedan and coupe will feature new design cues inside and out, standard Honda Sensing technology for all trims, and a new Display Audio system with physical buttons and a volume knob.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe



PARK CITY, Utah — There was a time not all that long ago when Hyundai’s product lineup, while generally good, was unremarkable and easily blended in with the wallpaper. To be sure, their design was on the weird side – case in point, the Santa Fe compact crossover utility vehicle that debuted in 2000 as a 2001 model.
But over the years Hyundai has evolved nicely, with significant improvements in reliability, gas mileage, and its game-changing 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

2019 Ram 1500 eTorque



LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ram has developed a unique hybrid system for its lineup of 2019 Ram 1500 V-6 and Hemi V-8 pickups designed as a seamless way to improve gas mileage while at the same time add significant torque to both engines. It has rather appropriately been dubbed eTorque. The eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system will be standard equipment on all V-6 models and comes as a $1,450 option on the V-8 models.

2019 Jeep Cherokee



MALIBU, Calif. — With 9 million sales worldwide and 2 million in the U.S. alone, the compact crossover utility vehicle is “the largest SUV segment in the world,” says Scott Tallon, director of Jeep Brand. Up against segment leader Nissan Rogue and big sellers like Honda CRV, RAV4 and Ford Escape, the Jeep Cherokee makes up just 9.5 to 10 percent market share in the segment.

Vehicle of the Week

2019 Hyundai Veloster — Affordable and fun to drive



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The quirky Hyundai Veloster entered the market as a 2012 model with a rather anemic 132-horsepower engine, but a very useable "hidden" third door on the passenger side to eliminate the pain of getting in and out of the back seat of a small two-door. The three-door configuration has become the car's signature styling element.

Here's the Thing

Pump prices trend lower for majority of motorists

(September 25, 2018) Motorists in 32 states are welcoming cheaper or stable gas prices at the start of the workweek. Today’s national gas price average is $2.85, which is the same price as last Monday, one-cent more than last month and 27-cents more expensive than this time last year, according to statistics compiled by AAA.

Study finds parents feel pressure when making child safety choices

(September 25, 2018) ROCKLEIGH, N.J. — Despite the joys of adding a new member to the family, an incredible 92 percent of parents feel overwhelmed when researching child safety products, according to a wide-ranging survey of Americans, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Car USA leading into Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 23-29).

Chevy moves Traverse into second generation with redesign for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 24, 2018) Chevrolet apparently has been busy lately in updating its fleet of crossovers and SUVs. The 2018 Traverse is the fourth SUV/crossover that the manufacturer has updated within a year, joining the Equinox, Trax, and Bolt EV in that category.

Inside the Industry

Automotive Alliance signs agreement with Google on next-gen infotainment

(September 25, 2018) Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world's leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and customer focused-applications across multiple models and brands, scheduled to start in 2021.

Mercedes-Benz to have three world premieres at Paris Motor Show

(September 24, 2018) PARIS — The focus of Mercedes-Benz Cars at this year's Paris Motor Show (Oct. 4-14) will be not only on the motor show premiere of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC, but also on the world premieres of GLE and B-Class.

Also making its first public appearance is an all-new entry-level model from the world of Driving Performance, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC. The new six-cylinder GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé rounds off the offering from Mercedes-AMG at the show. A further highlight is a show car from smart to mark the brand's 20th anniversary.

1904 Premier to make its 'premiere' at Veteran Car Run in London

(September 23, 2018) LONDON — Roll out the red carpet: this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will feature another premiere — and, appropriately, this time the magical marque making its debut on the world’s longest motoring event is a Premier! Founded in Indianapolis in 1903, the Premier Motor Manufacturing Company quickly earned itself a reputation for producing technically advanced cars.

Abandoned Car of the Week

Texas Ranchero



This 1964 second-generation (1960-1965) Ford Falcon Ranchero was discovered in Texas in what looks like restorable condition. The Ranchero was produced by Ford from 1957 through 1979 on various platforms including full-sized, compact and intermediate. The Ranchero was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. A total of 508,355 units were produced during the model's production run. The second generation trucks came with a variety of engine sizes, the smallest being a 2.4-liter inline 6 making 90 horsepower. If performance was needed, there was a 4.7-liter V-8 available.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)