According to Nissan, consumers who search for new vehicles by price category on the Internet are not easily finding Nissan models, and so the company is slicing the prices on seven of its nameplates in order to more favorably position its vehicles in Internet searches conducted by consumers.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec, now available, is a new version of the compact luxury SUV equipped with a fuel-efficient turbo-diesel engine. According to Mercedes, the EPA rates the new 2013 GLK250 BlueTec to return 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, and the SUV offers 515 miles of highway driving range.
With the recent launch of the Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan, Honda has 7 alternative powertrain models in its lineup. The least expensive of the bunch is the 2013 Insight, which arrives unchanged after undergoing several updates for the 2012 model year.
According to new crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 is a "Top Safety Pick" in the compact crossover SUV class.
The Dodge Challenger is a 2-door coupe with styling inspired by the 1970 Challenger. It's based on Chrysler Group's full-size LX platform but it's considered a pony car, which has traditionally been a smaller coupe or convertible with a large engine.
The Lexus GS 350 is the luxury division's "executive car," a mid-luxe vehicle with performance features. It's available with a conventional V-6 engine; the hybrid model is called the GS 450h.
Mainstream adoption of technology is having a major impact on the way auto insurance customers in Canada interact with their insurance provider, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Canadian Auto Insurance Satisfaction StudySM released today.
Detroit's three automakers led the charge in April by selling more new vehicles--especially large pickup trucks--in the U.S. market than in the same month of 2012.
Prices for the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS have been announced, and the new 2014 IS 250 with rear-wheel drive will cost $36,845 including the $895 destination charge.
The box is back for another year, as the 2013 Nissan Cube returns with its combination of polarizing style and commendable versatility. Labeled a small station wagon by the EPA, the quirky Cube offers seating for 5 occupants, spacious cargo area, and high crash-test scores.
Introduced in 1990 as a body-on-frame midsize SUV, the Explorer underwent a generational change for the 2011 model year, being reincarnated as a unibody crossover vehicle. The result is a lighter and more spacious product that's ordinarily used as a family hauler.
The Audi Q7 is a large luxury SUV with seating for seven. The diesel engine has gained a little more power for the 2013 model year, and a few options have been added; otherwise the Q7 is little changed from 2012.
After decades of stagnation, competition in the full-size van segment is heating up. Mercedes-Benz is responding to an onslaught of fresh competitors with an updated version of its 2014 Sprinter, which offers new styling in combination with cleaner engines, added safety technology, and modifications designed to make the van easier to use.
The NADA/J.D. Power & Associates Western Automotive Conference is a half-day event of exceptional keynote presentations and compelling executive OEM panel discussions focusing on the California/L.A. area automotive marketplace. Last year's inaugural conference attracted over 300 attendees. The WAC audience consists of manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, and advertising and marketing professionals who seek to acquire a unique macro perspective on the U.S. economy and the auto industry, and gain insight on the latest trends automotive market.
Customer satisfaction with auto insurance companies is generally high and climbing, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates auto insurance customer satisfaction research, which indicates that fewer customers are shopping for new auto insurers, but those who are shopping are serious about switching insurers.