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Nissan Admits To Falsifying Data

Nissan Admits To Falsifying Data

In the latest emission debacle, Nissan is in the hot seat for dishonest emission test reports. These tests were held at the company’s Japanese factories. This news comes in the form of an admission from Nissan. They claim that the inspection reports had been “based on altered measurement values.” There is now a comprehensive investigation underway regarding this matter. This announcement resulted in a bit of a public outcry and disappointment. Nissan’s stock price fell and many car owners are…

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The 10 Most American Cars of 2018

The 10 Most American Cars of 2018

Nothing says America like fireworks and muscle cars. That’s why we wanted to celebrate this 4th of July by counting down our favorite American-made cars. While there are many ways to determine a car’s “American-ness,” this specific list measures the cars that feature the most American parts and are manufactured by the highest number of American workers. Therefore, our list also includes the city of origin where the engines and transmissions were placed in the vehicle. 1. Jeep Cherokee Made…

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Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

German car manufacturer, Daimler, doesn’t expect to make nearly as much money as it used to. They claim it’s due to the newfound US vs. China trade war. This announcement called for a decrease in stock prices across most car manufacturing companies. What Does This Mean? Cars were among the top 3 products being exported into China by the US last year. The 25% tax by China on US-made cars actually hurts German manufacturers, however. They’re the ones that produce…

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$54 per Month for a BMW?

$54 per Month for a BMW?

What if you were scanning the newspaper (did I lose you yet?), and found an advertisement stating that you could lease a BMW for $54 per month? Don’t you think news like that would spread like wildfire? After all, even just typing that out makes me feel icky – like I’m telling some sort of “bait-and-hook” lie. Maybe you would think it was an evil prank. I probably would. But lo and behold… there it was. It was a two-year…

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Britain is Banning Gas Cars (Too)

Britain is Banning Gas Cars (Too)

Perhaps we missed the news when it was released, but not too long ago, Britain said that they would banish all new sales of gas cars by the year 2040. When we heard this again recently, we thought it was a worthwhile topic to unravel. What is the Future of Gas Vehicles? Britain’s plans match a similar pledge made by France and other European nations beginning to follow suit. This push is a major part of the plan to curb…

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If These Cars Could Talk

If These Cars Could Talk

Toyota has plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology. This technological and unprecedented enhancement is to be released in 2021. The feature is said to be more for safety than anything else since cars that could communicate in real-time would know to not move any closer in fear of a crash. Because of this announcement, the U.S. Transportation Department is now deciding whether or not this should become a mandatory feature…

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Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have been in merger discussions recently. Both parties are seeking to solidify their two-decade-old alliance under a single entity as an unprecedented shift toward electric and shared cars continues to transform the auto industry. Renault currently owns 43 percent of Nissan, and Nissan owns a 15 percent stake in its French counterpart. Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of both companies, is driving the negotiations and would run the combined company. The newly created entity would…

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BMW & Daimler: Merging Mobility Services

BMW & Daimler: Merging Mobility Services

Daimler and BMW are officially bringing together their mobility businesses into one single juggernaut. The merging will split the company’s ownership exactly in half. What Brands Does This Include? In no particular order: Car share services – Car2Go and DriveNow Ride-hailing services – myTaxi, Chauffeur PrivĂ© and Clever Taxi Parking products – ParkNow and Parkmobile On-demand services – Moves and ReachNow Charging solutions – ChargeNow and Digital Charging Solutions If this deal is approved, it would bring together a large…

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A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

Do you remember that time when your spouse told you that you were too tired to drive home? Of course you do. It happens all the time. Well, how would you like it if your car was able to tell you instead? According to its display at the New York International Auto Show, the new Subaru Forester will feature some unique technological advancements in the automotive industry. First of all, EyeSight will assist drivers in a way that Subaru’s safety…

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The Best and Worst Car Brands

The Best and Worst Car Brands

We’re not usually fans of lists that suggest a proportionate amount of subjectivity, but we found this recent research to be worth analyzing further. It looks like Consumer Reports has extrapolated data to try to figure out the best and worst car brands in the country. The company used data from its own testing as well as owner satisfaction reports and predicted reliability to compile a list of the good, the bad, and everything in between. B rands with generous…

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