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Detroit-based auto show talent agency follows Toyota to Plano

Plano residents may not have heard of Productions Plus, but if they’ve been to the State Fair of Texas, they’ve likely seen the talent agency’s spokespeople working the auto show. This year, an estimated 150 brand ambassadors will interact with fairgoers as they represent automotive brands such as Toyota, Lexus, Nissan and Volkswagen, among others. The staffing agency, which specializes in supplying ... Read More »

Used-Car ‘Time Bomb’ Expected to Drag on U.S. Auto Sales

It’s going to be tough to beat last year’s record U.S. sales of 17.55 million cars and trucks, according to a new study released Wednesday by AlixPartners. The consultancy expects a total of more than 1 million vehicles to come off lease last year and this year, creating a “used-car time bomb” that drags on demand for new autos. For the ... Read More »

The top 5 features to look for in your future connected car

Shopping for a car is exciting, but understanding all the options can be intimidating. Finding the right type of car for your needs is just the beginning. Then come the decisions about paint and interior colors, wheels, etc. And now that cars are becoming computers on wheels — the “ultimate mobile devices” — technological options will soon mean even more ... Read More »

Accelerator on AI, cars set to vroom into the future

Collaboration between carmakers, automobile OEMs and tech companies critical as market will be driven by shared mobility, connectivity services and feature upgrades. Key highlights Increased collaboration between Apple and Google in over 200 car models. Bosch and Continental can work with various cloud providers and device manufacturers for car services. Future is in data and the car is a device. ... Read More »

Future Volkswagen cars will ‘talk’ to other vehicles

HIGHLIGHTS The technology is based on the IEEE 802.11p (pWLAN) standard The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 Volkswagen cars with the tech will be able to communicate with cars made by different manufacturers and the transport infrastructure as well The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 In order to improve road ... Read More »

Volo Auto Museum to end car shows, plans expansion

The fifth annual VooDoo A-Go-Go car show will be the last show held on the grounds of the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road. Museum officials’ expansion plans are behind the decision to end car shows, although twice annual car corrals are expected to continue. Courtesy of Richard Coyne Schultz The last car show on the grounds of the Volo ... Read More »

Carvana notches wins on Wall Street Online used-vehicle retailer sees a path to growth and profitability

Carvana, known for its vehicle vending machines, here and below, never has made a profit. But the Phoenix company has been expanding rapidly with a targeted strategy. Carvana Co. might still be bleeding money, but that has not stopped Wall Street analysts from liking what they see from the online used-vehicle retailer. Carvana this month reported a $38.4 million loss ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Waiting Period Goes Up To 3 Months

  It was just last month that Maruti Suzuki launched the new, third generation of the Dzire in India. In fact we’ve told you everything about the car, right from the design of the exterior, interior and even the extensive feature list that the car gets. While we thought it ticked all the right boxes when we drove it, we ... Read More »

Jones giving his 1925 Model T to Ga. Tech Auto Show

Fred Jones poses for a photo with his 1925 Model T Monday in his garage. Below, Jones sits in the driver’s seat of the car, which he’s donating to the Georgia Tech Auto Show. –Daniel Evans In 2008, Fred Jones’ 1925 Model T Speedster helped him live out a longtime dream. Now, he’s giving it away, in hopes that it ... Read More »

Looking for a used car? A new used car retailer is coming to the Grand Strand

CarMax, a used car retailer, is coming to Myrtle Beach, located at 4649 Factory Stores Blvd, acting as the fourth location in South Carolina along with Charleston, Greenville and Columbia. According to CarMax public relations representative Dietta Slayton, the Myrtle Beach location will have around 200 vehicles in stock, and will operate with other CarMax stores to transfer vehicles across ... Read More »