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Florida man talks about owning first electric Jaguar I-PACE sold in U.S.

(October 17, 2018) Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, have just taken delivery of the very first Jaguar I-PACE in North America. Although the family has owned many Jaguar vehicles before, the I-PACE is their first electric vehicle and they couldn’t be more excited. Here, Mark talks about the family’s enthusiasm for the I-PACE and how it’s the perfect SUV for their busy family.

Gas price average declines after nearly two weeks of increases

(October 16, 2018) At $2.89, the national gas price average is two-cents cheaper than it was a week ago amid consumer gasoline demand declining for a third week. Today’s gas price average is four-cents more than a month ago and 42-cents more expensive than a year ago, according to weekly statistics by aaa.

The majority of states have seen gas prices decrease on the week with the exception of a handful of states, some of which were impacted by fuel disruptions on the west coast and in the southeast.

2018 Ford F-150 diesel channels its inner Loretta Lynn

By Casey Williams
MyCarData

(October 15, 2018) Loretta Lynn once sang, “If you’re looking at me, you’re looking at country.”  And, that she is, although her new album “Wouldn’t It Be Great” proves through crafted lyrics and expert musicianship that the 86-year-old is also a pretty sophisticated songwriter and all-around classy lady.  She’s been at this nearly 60 years and all of the other wanna-be divas have yet to master her authenticity and take her down.  If she were personified as an automobile, the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum diesel may be her match.

Transform Halloween pumpkin into a green machine Nissan Leaf

(October 12, 2018) Carve a Nissan Leaf into this year's pumpkin with a free pumpkin carving pattern from NissanPartsPlus.com. Instead of doing the same old Jack-o-Lantern, you can transform this year’s gourd into a green machine. The first generation Leaf will give the pumpkin a distinct look that'll make your front porch stand out.

Cars in song lyrics — Musicians who sing the most about cars

(October 12, 2018) Is there anything better than belting out your favorite song in the car? Whether it’s a road trip or just a solo grocery store trip, you’ve never felt so much like a rock star in the privacy of your own ride. The connection between music and cars has existed ever since they started putting radios into cars in the 1930s — and the tie didn’t end there.

Gas prices seeing resurgence around the country

(October 9, 2018) The national gas price average increased three-cents on the week to $2.91. All but seven states are paying more than last week. The national gas price average is six-cents more than a month ago and 41-cents more than a year ago, according to statistics compiled AAA.

High interest rates put pressure on September auto sales

(October 8, 2018) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — High interest rates continued to put pressure on new vehicle sales in September, according to the car shopping experts at Edmunds. The annual percentage rate (APR) on new financed vehicles averaged 5.8 percent in September, compared to an average APR of 4.8 percent in September 2017 and 4.1 percent five years ago. Interest rates have stayed above 5 percent for eight months in a row, mirroring APRs that the industry witnessed prior to the recession.

Kelley Blue Book turns cars into life-saving support for St. Jude

(October 5, 2018) IRVINE, Calif. — For car owners with an automobile they consider past its prime and interested in contributing to a charitable cause, Kelley Blue Book now allows consumers to donate any vehicle on KBB.com by teaming with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), a full-service non-profit organization.

Kelley Blue Book pledged an incremental $100 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for every model, up to 250 vehicles, donated in the weeks leading up to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, raising an additional $25,000 to support life-saving research and treatments, and expanding on its commitment to help owners gift their vehicles for a good cause.

New Honda marketing campaign asks 'Why Not?' to highlight its SUVs

(October 4, 2018) TORRENCE, Calif. — Honda is debuting a new marketing campaign highlighting how the brand's family of SUVs offer a size and capability to meet every need, boasting the "Best SUV Brand for 2018" by U.S. News & World Report. Honda's full-line SUV marketing campaign features new creative showcasing its sporty, stylish and well-equipped SUV lineup, including the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot models — as well as separate broadcast spots highlighting the refreshed HR-V and Pilot.

2018 Audi A5 Sportback — The audacity of Audi

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 3, 2018) Most fans of Audi already know they make a terrific A5 model as a two-door coupe or convertible. But for 2018, they’ve expanded the A5 moniker to include the all-new S5 Sportback and the A5 Sportback tested here, by concocting a four-door hatchback that mimics the look of its larger upmarket A7 hatchback.