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The best place to hide holiday gifts? Buick says your vehicle

(November 19, 2018) DETROIT — Nothing ruins a holiday surprise like a compromised hiding spot. In a new survey from Buick, 60 percent of the U.S. parents polled had a holiday surprise ruined because a child or significant other discovered where they’d hid the gift. And many of those parents would consider using their cars to help avoid future gift-giving disappointment.

Honda R&D engineer reflects on the power of mobility

(November 19, 2018) RAYMOND, Ohio — Lara Harrington learned the transformative power of mobility at a young age. Growing up outside of Dayton, Ohio, the chief engineer at Honda R&D Americas learned from her parents how the simple ability to move safely from one point to another could have a profound impact on someone's life.

Honda leads 2019 Edmunds' 'Buyers Most Wanted' awards

(November 19, 2018) SANTA MONICA, Calif — Edmunds, the car shopping experts, today announced the 2019 Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted Awards, its annual list of shoppers' favorite vehicles. The awards recognize the most in-demand vehicles in 17 segments, based on sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest data on Edmunds.

2019 Mercedes Benz S 560 4Matic — Benchmark of automotive excellence

By Jim Prueter

(November 18, 2018) The S-Class sedan, a benchmark of automotive excellence, is not only the flagship of Mercedes-Benz, it arguably makes a strong case for the “best car in the world.”  The S-Class dates back to 1972, with the most recent generation introduced for 2014 with a mid-cycle refreshing completed for 2018.  At first glance, it appeared little was changed.

All-new Ram with eTorque named 'Green Truck of the Year'

(November 17, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Green Car Journal has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2019 Green Truck of the Year. The announcement was made Friday at the 50th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

Ford explains where it is today in building a self-driving business

By Sherif Marakby
CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles

(November 16, 2018) When discussing self-driving cars, the question that most often comes up is about when they will take to the streets. While that is important, there’s so much required for wide-scale deployment beyond just having the self-driving vehicle itself.

Volvo XC40 named best new model in Kelley 2019 Best Buy Awards

(November 13, 2018) IRVINE, Calif. — Following head-to-head testing and evaluation of 2019 model-year vehicles, the experts at Kelley Blue Book have announced the 2019 Best Buy Award winners. Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy Awards honor the top new model-year vehicles available in the U.S. market in 14 major categories, along with a brand-new category for 2019 — Best New Model — with the Volvo XC40 taking home this top honor.

Autotrader lists top certified pre-owned deals for November

(November 12, 2018) ATLANTA — The holiday shopping season has arrived and automakers are getting into the spirit by offering their own markdowns this season, making November a month when car buyers can find some good deals. Consumers can add to these savings by considering certified pre-owned vehicles.

Average used vehicle prices hit new record, Edmunds reports

(November 12, 2018) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Budget-conscious car shoppers seeking an escape from record-high new vehicle prices might not find much relief in the used market, according to the latest Used Car Report released by Edmunds. In the third quarter, the average used-vehicle price reached $20,084, the highest since 2005 and a 3.5 percent increase year over year.

Jaguar brings its electrifying experience to Miami

By Paul Borden

(November 10, 2018) MIAMI — To help familiarize consumers who may have some qualms about the future of these vehicles (range angst, anyone?), the company is staging a nationwide tour billed as “Jaguar Electrifies Experience” that showcases its electric products with an emphasis on its first electric-power vehicle, the I-Pace SUV.