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NADA CEO Issues Challenge

NADA CEO Issues Challenge

What do you think? — Are the new rules too much, need adjustment, just right, not enough, etc.? We want to hear from you. 🎤

Nissan Is Discontinuing The Titan

Nissan Is Discontinuing The Titan

History Lessons: 1. Don't invade Russia in the winter. 🥶 2. Don't try to beat Ford at trucks. 🛻

VW And Audi In Brazil

VW And Audi In Brazil

Brazil is the world’s 6th largest auto market and possesses many of the resources to source, manufacture, and sell vehicles for any OEM interested.

New Vehicle Quality Takes A Hit

New Vehicle Quality Takes A Hit

Before we all panic. Let’s make sure Mary Barra didn’t fill out eighty thousand surveys voicing concerns about a metaphorical Tesla.

VidCon 2022

VidCon 2022

Yo, MrBeast — Whatchu up to in September?

Cox Automotive Cuts New Vehicles Sales Forecast

Cox Automotive Cuts New Vehicles Sales Forecast

Louder for the people in the back - The best insulation against new car noise is a solid used car business.

Autonomous Driving Cruises Along

Autonomous Driving Cruises Along

TL;DR — Chinese Robo Taxis are wearing their learner’s permit OUT, Tesla is using fewer people to offer more Autopilot options, and Waymo took away the reason we pump our arms at semi-trucks.

China Sees Jump In Auto Sales

China Sees Jump In Auto Sales

A locked-down economy seems to share some interesting qualities with the rubber part of a slingshot…

The Rise of Gru Expects "Booming" Release Weekend

The Rise of Gru Expects "Booming" Release Weekend

Just when you thought it was safe to wear yellow in public again…

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