Debuting as a 2017 model, it’s hard to believe the G80 has been around long enough for a third-generation, but, alas, one is on the way. Genesis debuted the all-new luxury sedan digitally this week, after car shows were cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Packed with new tech and luxury features, the 2021 G80 will arrive in U.S. showrooms sometime during the second half of the year.
Exterior We’ve been fans of Genesis’ so-called “Athletic Elegance” design philosophy since the beginning when we reviewed the 2017 G80. The G80 is designed to fall right in the middle as the lineup’s core model between the sportiest G70 and more elegant range-topping G90. The front features the brand’s signature Crest Grill and double-lined quad headlamps. Read More
What happens when people are forced to stay home and off the roads due to a global health crisis that is impacting every neighborhood across the country? Gas prices drop to their lowest national average since 2016.
The national price for unleaded gas on March 31, 2020 was $1.99 a gallon, the lowest price since 2016. GasBuddy predicts the national average could dip as low as $1.49 by mid-April, which would be the lowest since 2004, with potentially hundreds of Read More
So you need a new car, but with so many choices out there the task of narrowing down your list can be daunting. Fortunately, there are some ways to help narrow down your list. For starters, listen to the Car Pro Show with Jerry Reynolds who doles out advice to radio callers each and every week. We’d also recommend checking out our new car, SUV and truck reviews.
Another way is to check out top vehicle lists. We like this one: Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2020. Twelve vehicles make the Read More
We know that being tested for COVID-19 is key in preventing its spread and for treatment, especially in those with immune compromised, pre-existing conditions. Hyundai is focused on helping children get the testing they may need, safely.
Hyundai and its Hope On Wheels program, is giving $200,000 grants each to 11 children’s hospitals around the U.S. for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers. The grants total $2.2 million.
Hyundai says the COVID-19 pandemic has created a particular threat to children with cancer, many who have compromised immune systems. The company says the drive-thru testing centers provide a safe and efficient way for children who present risk factors to get the care they need. Read More
If you’re a Volvo owner and need to have your car serviced, but don’t want to or can’t leave your home, Volvo can help. After a successful test pilot run, the automaker is launching its new service called Volvo Valet.
The idea is that a Volvo retailer will come to you, pick up your car and take it in for service. Even better, it will leave you a loaner vehicle so you’ll have transportation if you need it while maintenance on your car is being performed. Volvo employees will Read More
What a difference a few weeks makes. Less than three weeks ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., I arrived at Bentley Dallas one afternoon to drive the 2020 Bentley Continental GT and 2020 Bentayga Speed, the fastest production SUV in the world. Two exquisite vehicles that define power, luxury and expert craftsmanship.
It was as normal a day as they come. The roads were busy with traffic and the skies above were blue, a welcoming sight after a previous day of rain. As I pulled Read More
Spring brings storms and, with them, many places get hail. We had this happen this past Sunday evening in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In parts of the Metroplex, baseball-sized hail ruined thousands of cars, some so bad the windshields and rear windows were knocked out.
When driving in the rain, you need to exercise greater caution than usual because your reaction time and sight will be decreased. Read More
Sarah Archer is a marketing manager with expertise in leading content strategy, SEO and PR across diverse industries ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies and recently conducted this survey and shared the results with me.
56% of Americans Would Stop to Help Someone With Car TroublesYou might be surprised to find that the amount of people who want to help you when your car breaks down is a lot bigger than you think. Every year in the United Read More
If it’s a luxury pickup you’re after, and you live in Texas or its neighboring states, the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition could be just the pickup to meet your needs.
The Laramie Southwest Edition, originally slated to debut at the cancelled Dallas Auto Show, is aimed at luxury car buyers in the Lone Star State and its surrounding neighbors. It’s based on the award-winning Ram 1500.
“For nearly 20 years, Ram has recognized that Texas and America’s Southwest Read More
It is without a doubt a rough time for the entire country economically as more and more businesses and individual Americans face financial issues in the face of COVID-19. In some major cities and communities businesses not deemed essential are being forced to temporarily close in efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Car dealers are trying to remain among the businesses that remain open, arguing they are providing the essential service of Read More
Fiat Chrysler is stepping in to help those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks per month. The automaker says its setting up production capacity now and the company plans to start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks. They will be initially distributed across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
FCA says it will donate the protective face gear to police, EMTs and firefighters, as well as to Read More
It is eerily feeling like 2008 all over again, although I certainly hope that is not the case. Hey Mary (GM CEO) and Jim (Ford CEO), sure would be nice to have those billions back you’ve sunk into self-driving cars about now, wouldn’t it? So, what happens when you burn through these credit lines? Will we see you in Washington again? Not sure that will work this time, but I digress.
Ford Motor Company is taking a series of initiatives to Read More
General Motors is among the automakers responding to the growing COVID-19 crisis in America. Earlier this week, GM announced it would team up with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of ventilators. The effort is in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation's coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19.
“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our Read More
You have heard me say on the air often that some vehicles are better bought as used, and the opposite is also true, depending on new vehicle incentives. You also know I talk a lot about good resale value and vehicles with poor values.
The good folks at research firm iSeeCars looked at six million transactions in late 2017 and early 2018 to see what the differences were monetarily. The data is interesting and I believe the numbers still bear out today.
Talk about persistence! Lynn Pfenning spent 38 years chasing down his father’s beloved 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 fastback and four years restoring it to its original glory.
The cousin of the Volkswagen Beetle was a major touchstone of Pfenning’s childhood. His father purchased the Brunswick Blue Type 3 fastback for $2,200 in 1967 after totaling his 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. The car was no match for a cow he hit while Read More
What can you say? You may be on lockdown; your dealership may be on lockdown. However, you don’t want to miss out on the incredible deals being offered right now? No problem. Our dealers have totally transitioned to online sales and home or office delivery.
THE OUTLOOK FOR APRILIf history repeats, the incentives will take a hard drop next Wednesday. They always peak at the end of a quarter and drop immediately. Most of the Japanese-based automakers close Read More
BMW NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V146000 Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,026
SummaryBMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 F900R, F900XR, S1000RR, F750GS, F850GS, F850GS Adventure, R1250GS, R1250GS Adventure, R1250RS, R1250R, RnineT, RnineT Pure and RnineT Scrambler and 2019-2020 S1000R motorcycles. The brake light may flash instead of remain steady during emergency braking. As such, these vehicles Read More
The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is the recipient of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK rating.
Honda says the CR-V Hybrid joins the rest of the CR-V lineup, when equipped with specific headlights, Accord and three Civic models (Coupe, Sedan and Hatchback (excludes Type R) in achieving TSP ratings.
For 2020, all CR-V models provide Honda Sensing as standard equipment on all trim levels. It includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Read More
You know what they say about timing. In the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak, Asbury will not move forward with its purchase of Texas-based Park Place Dealerships. The $1 billion dollar deal was supposed to close next week, but Asbury, in an SEC filing, has terminated the deal days before it was to close.
The deal involved buying most of the dealerships under the luxury Park Place Dealerships, a moniker owned by Ken Schnitzer. Asbury, a publicly traded company, says it will pay $10 million in damages for terminating the deal. Read More
I remember with horror the details of this fatal accident when it happened. Just the thought of someone hitting a tractor trailer at almost 70 miles per hour with enough force to sheer the top off the car and continue through to the other side, is beyond terrifying. We had results on a different Tesla crash a few weeks ago here. Here is the latest report from the National Traffic Safety Board’s findings, as stated in a press release:
Highway Accident Brief 20/01 details the Read More