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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.

Listen to this week's Auto News Minute with Laura Reynolds.

Automakers
Automakers Agree To Add Rear Seat Reminders By 2025
We’ve talked about the need for Rear Seat Reminder systems on the Car Pro Radio Show a lot, and maybe things are finally about to happen. A new automaker-led voluntary commitment to make rear seat oc... More ›
Two
Two New Special Edition 2020 Jeep Wranglers Announced
Two new Jeep Wrangler Special Editions are on the way for the 2020 model year: The Wrangler Willys and the Wrangler Black & Tan Editions. Both models are based on the Wrangler Sport S and feature uniq... More ›
2020
2020 Toyota Camry TRD Is Red Hot and Ready to Roll
Toyota Camry fans looking for a little more sportiness in their lives are about to have their prayers answered. Toyota’s developed the first-ever Camry TRD with its Toyota Racing Development team. Th... More ›
All-New
All-New 2020 Land Rover Defender Debuts Starting From $49,900
The Land Rover Defender is headed to the U.S. for the first time since 1997. The all-new 4X4 made its long-awaited world debut this month at the Frankfurt Auto Show by descending an extreme 42-degree ... More ›
First-Ever
First-Ever 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Debuts
If there were an award for one of the most-hyped vehicles of the year (or longer) I’d say the Porsche Taycan easily makes the cut. Thankfully all that is finally over because after months of teasers, ... More ›
2019
2019 Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase Preview
We’re just about two weeks away from our CarProUSA live radio broadcast from the 2019 Park Place Supercar & Luxury Showcase at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. If you’re in the ... More ›
August
August 2019 National Auto Sales Results
When all was said and done for August, sales were up 12% from August 2018, at least with those car companies that report sales. Ford, GM, and Chrysler only report quarterly, so we’ll see how those th... More ›
Top
Top 25 Models Year-To-Date
SUVs take the top three spots in sales so far this year, at least among the automakers that report sales. Obviously, this list is missing some huge sellers like F-150, Ram, and Silverado. We’ll get ... More ›
9/11
9/11 Tribute Poem
Silence To The HeavensAs I looked toward the heavens – the sky was sad last night
There were no sounds of aircraft – the stars were not as bright
I walked around my plat of land – my mind wonder... More ›
Mecum
Mecum Auctions Dallas Going On Now Through September 7
Mecum Auctions is back in Dallas this week and with it comes a number of impressive collections and memorability.

From North Texas, The Henry Lewis CollectionMost people have heard the phrase “... More ›
Study:
Study: Some Car Safety Tech Is Annoying
There’s no doubt that new driver assistance features are making cars safer. But that doesn’t mean drivers don’t find some of them annoying and overbearing at the same time. At least that’s the case a... More ›
Best
Best Vehicles For Dog Lovers
If you have a four-legged best friend, this list is for you. It’s Autotrader’s list of best vehicles for dog lovers. Its editors curated a list of the best rides for fur parents to help car shoppers f... More ›
FCA
FCA Will Phase Out Fiat 500, 500e in U.S.
Fiat Chrysler will soon bid farewell to the Fiat 500 and and 500e models in North America. They are the smallest members of the 500 lineup. The larger 500L and 500X will live on.

FCA didn’t hav... More ›
VW,
VW, Porsche, Audi, & Bentley Settlement Over Incorrect MPG Ratings
Parent company Volkwwagen has reached a deal to settle a class action lawsuit over incorrect fuel economy numbers across nearly 100,000 vehicles in its brand family. According to the law firm of Lieff... More ›
Red
Red Light Deaths Hit New Record, AAA Report Finds
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is calling attention to red light safety. In a new report, it says that more than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by drivers blowing through red lig... More ›
2020
2020 Chevrolet Bolt Boosts Range to 259-Miles
The Chevrolet Bolt EV will now take customers even farther. Starting with model year 2020, the Bolt EV will offer an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge, a 21-mile increase over previous... More ›
Order
Order Your Limited Edition Mopar 2019 Dodge Challenger
Mopar is celebrating a decade of factory-vehicle customization with the unveiling of the Mopar 2019 Dodge Challenger. It’s based on the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and offers several exterior ... More ›
Navigating
Navigating Big Holiday Weekend Car Sales
If there’s one thing that is a given, Labor Day Weekend will be a busy one at car dealerships. There’s a reason for that of course. The unofficial start to summer is one of the best times of the year ... More ›
AAA
AAA Forecasts Cheaper Gas Prices This Fall
More that leaves will be falling as the temps cool off over the coming months. So, too, will gas prices according to the American Automobile Association. Its researchers forecast that the national av... More ›
Original
Original 1968 Bullitt Mustang GT Slated To Cross Auction Block
The original 1968 Mustang GT Bullitt, the very one Steve McQueen drove in the famous movie, will soon be offered for sale. It’s slated to cross the auction block in January at the 2020 Mecum auction i... More ›

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