Author Archives: Ken Zino

Toyota Motor North America June US Sales Down -17.9%

“Despite the ongoing inventory challenges, so far this year, we launched a number of highly anticipated new products, including the Toyota battery electric bZ4X, Tundra and hybrid Tundra, and the Lexus LX, while continuing to closely focus on taking care of our customers,” said Jack Hollis, executive vice president, Sales, TMNA. Continue reading

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More Stellantis Startup Ventures Coming

Stellantis, the mega-merger of  FCA and PSA,  claims it will be “the industry champion in the fight against climate change, reaching carbon net zero emissions by 2038.” The revised and sweeping and difficult plan as presented is aspirational and similar to other global automaker’s plans as the deadly effects of climate change continue to worsen. Carlos Tavares, Chief Executive Officer, will share the Company’s latest strategic moves.  Continue reading

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2022 Ioniq 5 standard front crash prevention system earns superior ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. The SEL and Limited trims come equipped with good-rated LED projector headlights, while the SE trim comes with LED reflectors that earn an acceptable rating. The award applies to vehicles built after December 2021, when Hyundai made changes to the front seats that could affect the head restraint evaluation. Continue reading

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GM Expands EV First Responder Training in US, Canada

This program is focused on responders but potentially also benefits drivers involved in incidents. This is a continuation of GM-led education efforts that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt. With plans to have the capacity to build more than 1 million EVs by 2025, GM continues to increase investments in areas that will enable mass adoption and support those who play a role in the deployment of electrified technology. Continue reading

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Marco Fioravanti is New Nissan Americas VP Product Planning

Fioravanti has been with Nissan for more than nine years in a variety of positions, including Product Strategy & Planning in Switzerland and France, as well as Product Marketing at global headquarters in Japan. Continue reading

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Tickets On Sale for 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

Event tickets allow access to all the Festival events, including the Concours d’Elegance and the awards ceremony on Sunday, the Mecum Auctions on Friday and Saturday at the Convention Center, racing at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, and other events in West Village and nearby locations. Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor IONIQ 6 EV Partly Revealed

The interior was developed simultaneously with the exterior. “Efforts were made to maximize and optimize the interior space, stretching it at the front and rear, resulting in a unique streamliner silhouette and spacious interior,” said Hyundai. To AutoInformed, it is strikingly similar to the Mercedes-Benz EQS Continue reading

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Vehicle Quality Flaws at 36-Year Record High

Initial vehicle quality drastically declined setting a record, according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS)*. The disruptions caused by the pandemic: supply chain issues, record-high vehicle prices and personnel dislocations, contributed to quality woes. Compared with … Continue reading

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