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Each week on-air we bring you the latest happenings in the auto industry. You'll find our experts' take on news of note from new models to manufacturer announcements to, well, things that we just think are interesting. Check back each week for the latest news.

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2021
2021 Subaru Legacy And Outback Add New Standard Features, Slight Price Bump
The 2021 Subaru Legacy and Outback will arrive in CarProUSA dealerships this October with some notable new standard features. Pricing doesnít change much either with the extra goodies, with just a $15... More ›
Active
Active Driving Assist Does Not Assist, AAA Study Finds
We think all the new driver assist features are helping us, but are they? While they are designed to, they donít always, according to new research from the American Automobile Association.

I... More ›
All-Electric
All-Electric Cadillac LYRIQ Is A Head-Turner
Well, Cadillac, let us just say WOW! Cadillac recently debuted the new LYRIQ, the brandís first all-electric vehicle, and it is simply stunning in our book. Elegant and modern with a low sloping roof... More ›
Hyundai
Hyundai Announces New Spinoff: Ioniq EV Brand
One thing I love about Hyundai: They never rest on their laurels. Case in point, Hyundai Motor Company is launching its newest brand, IONIQ, dedicated solely to all-electric vehicles. We can expect ... More ›
Shelby
Shelby American Unleashes GT500, GT350 Signature Editions
Itís an exciting day when you hear that Shelby American is going to release new models. Such is the case with the newly announced Carroll Shelby Signature Edition post-title packages for the 2020 Shel... More ›
Toyota
Toyota Refuses to Give Up On Sedans
I talked about this on the Car Pro Show last Saturday when analyzing Fordís new CEO, who came from Toyota. I suggested it was not wise to abandon the sedan market. Itís no secret the auto industry co... More ›
Feedback
Feedback On True Story #28: Sports
Here are some of my favorite comments from readers from True Story #28: Sports, which was about my memories of working with sports personalities. By the way, if you have missed any of the previous st... More ›
2021
2021 Toyota 4Runner New Features, Trail Edition, And Pricing
The 2021 Toyota 4Runner lineup will roll out with some TRD Pro updates and a new Trail Special Edition. It adds a new hue, new LED lights and new equipment.

New for 2020Lunar Rock joins the TR... More ›
July
July National Auto Sales Results
It is almost impossible to know how the auto industry actually did for July 2020 given that the majority of carmakers no longer report sales on a monthly basis. To make it even harder to gauge, some ... More ›
Lexus
Lexus Debuts First Convertible In Five Years
The wait is almost over and we canít wait. Lexus will soon roll out its first drop top in almost five years -- the 2021 LC 500 Convertible. And judging from the pics, wow is it a beauty, too. To prep... More ›
Looking
Looking for a Pickup? Beware of Extremely Low Inventory
If youíve been on the hunt for a pickup lately, youíve likely noticed a low inventory of trucks on dealer lots. Thatís because there is a short supply of many pickups, and other vehicles, due to recen... More ›
New
New Vehicle Incentive Spending By Brand
As I watched the incentives during July, I was surprised by how high the incentives were, and I saw them escalate up during the month. This was counterintuitive to me, given the very real inventory s... More ›
Report:
Report: Average Age Of Cars In U.S. Is Almost 12 Years
If you like to keep your car awhile youíre not alone. The average age of U.S. light trucks and cars is approaching 12 years. New research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of light vehicles i... More ›
Top-Selling
Top-Selling Minivans and Commercial Vans
Minivan sales continue to slide in the United States, with every offering being way down in sales in the second quarter. Honda Odyssey, as usual, is the perennial winner. While the Toyota Sienna num... More ›
WardsAuto
WardsAuto Top 10 Best User Experience Winners
WardsAuto has unveiled the annual Wards 10 Best User Experience (UX) list for 2020, a list focused on vehicles that provide a great user experience and wide range of user-friendly technology. As a sid... More ›
Ford
Ford Debuts Bring Back Bronco Podcast Series
If you canít get enough of the new Ford Bronco, then youíll want to tune into a new podcast on August 10. Thatís when Ford will debut Bring Back Bronco, an eight-episode podcast series about the histo... More ›
Ford
Ford Rolls Out New Visa Card With FordPass
Ford is expanding its customer loyalty program by introducing a new FordPass Rewards Visa Card. The new FordPass Card, in collaboration with First National Bank of Omaha and Visa, offers everyday spe... More ›
Kia
Kia Pulls Off Cool Stunt To Show Off New K5 Sedan
Kia is trying to change the perception that midsize sedans can be, well, boring. Itís recent stunt involving the new 2021 K5 sedan certainly hits the mark. Kia hired professional stunt drivers to pil... More ›
Ford
Ford CEO Jim Hackett To Retire, COO Jim Farley Named As Successor
Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring this fall, the company announced Tuesday. Hackett, who has led the companyís transformation since 2017, will step down in October. Jim Farley has been named the compa... More ›
2020
2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Wins Pure Power Award
The Dodge Challenger Redeye is celebrating a recent award from the New England Motor Press Association. Itís received the organizationís Pure Power Award at its annual Ragtop Awards.

The 2020... More ›

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