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Subaru, Porsche top brands in annual Kelley Blue Book resale value awards

(January 21, 2020) IRVINE, Calif. — Subaru was named Best Resale Value Brand and Porsche won Best Resale Luxury Brand in Kelly Blue Book's annual Best Resale Value Awards.

This year marks the fourth Best Resale Value: Brand win for Subaru, which previously won the same honors in 2011, 2015 and 2016. For 2020, Porsche celebrates its fourth consecutive win as Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand.

Europe's auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData

By David Leggett
Automotive Editor, GlobalData

(January 20, 2020) “For the industry in Europe, 2020 will be another hugely competitive year with the added complication for the carmakers of factoring in push and pull for models according to new EU CO2 fleet average rules. They will be attempting to keep exposure to potentially very hefty fines as low as possible.

Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes GLE win Kelley Best Auto Tech awards

(January 20, 2020) IRVINE, Calif. — As automotive technology advances with each passing year, a major differentiator among competing new vehicles is the breadth and user-friendliness of various digital systems. Today Kelley Blue Book named the 2020 Best Auto Tech Award winners, honoring new models with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active safety features at a great value to car buyers. This year's winners are the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE.

2020 Infiniti QX50 — Runway good looks, but not a standout

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 20,2020) Infiniti is Nissan’s upscale brand of performance and luxury vehicles whose product offerings include one sedan, one coupe, two crossovers and one large SUV. The QX50 tested here is Infiniti’s second smallest utility vehicle and was known as the EX35 until a name change for the 2016 model year. Last year, Infiniti completely redesigned the QX50, which shares nothing with the outgoing model and is expected to be its best-selling selling model.

Albuquerque tops car theft capitals of the United States

(January 18, 2020) According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, nearly 750,000 cars were stolen in the United States in 2018. Not surprisingly, car theft comes with a hefty financial cost for victims. The FBI reports that the average value of a stolen car in 2018 was $8,407, indicating that new and expensive cars are not the only vehicles at risk of theft.

Edmunds forecasts another year of historically high new vehicle sales

(January 17, 2020) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — 2020 is looking to be another year of historically high new vehicle sales for the automotive industry, according to a new report from the car shopping experts at Edmunds. As part of the Edmunds 2020 Automotive Industry Trends Report, analysts forecast that a total of 17.1 million new vehicles will be sold in 2020, matching last year's tally and marking the sixth year in a row that new auto sales will top 17 million.

Hyundai previews its new subcompact Venue SUV in south Florida

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 16, 2020) MIAMI — A Hyundai team of executives and publicists were in Miami this week to preview the latest edition to their fleet of SUVs/crossovers, the new 2020 subcompact Venue, for an audience of Southern Automotive Media Association members who gathered at a local restaurant.

Honda, Toyota cars and crossover top list of fastest selling used vehicles

By Autolist.com

(January 15, 2020) SAN FRANCISCO — Compact cars and crossovers from Honda and Toyota dominated the top 10 fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S. in 2019, according to a new study by Autolist.com, a trend that is expected to continue into 2020.

Meanwhile, the slowest-selling model on the market in 2019 was the Ford EcoSport, followed by a mix of crossovers and large sedans from just a handful of automakers: Ford/Lincoln, General Motors, Land Rover, and Porsche.

National gas price average holds steady since Jan. 1

(January 14, 2020) Despite crude oil price fluctuation and growing geopolitical concerns with Iran in the last week, the national gas price average has held steady at $2.58 since the beginning of the year. Today’s national average is two cents more than last month and 34-cents more expensive than the beginning of 2019.

Autotrader names '15 Best Cars' of the past decade

(January 13, 2020) The auto industry has seen drastic shifts in product offerings over the last decade, ranging from the rise in alternative-fuel options to updated infotainment systems, advanced safety technology standards, and all-new, innovative vehicle segments. As we look to 2020, the editors at Autotrader highlight the vehicles that made the most impact over the past 10 years