November 2018

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.

Ford buys scooter company to provide customers 'first-last mile' solution

By Sunny Madra
Vice President, Ford X

(November 9, 2018) Everywhere you look around the U.S., people’s mobility choices are changing. In crowded and congested cities, especially, many are reconsidering their transportation options. From ride-hailing to dedicated bicycle lanes, people and cities are considering alternatives to personal vehicles, but some are also taking more novel approaches — including scooter sharing.

AAA predicts more than 54 million to travel on Thanksgiving weekend

(November 9, 2018) ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

Study: Consumers less excited about Black Friday sales at dealership

(November 7, 2018) Each year car dealerships around the country follow the rest of the retail world and offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on new and used vehicles. But a recent study by found that these efforts don’t have a significant impact on consumers.