While the minivans from Honda, Toyota and Nissan seem to continue to be highly advertised and produced to sell with good comfort and style, the Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country are about the only family minivans still made by any of the “Detroit Big 3”. While you can still buy a new minivan for a good price, and if you want a new one that offers great features that you can load it up with to keep the passengers entertained there are some considerations you should make before you buy a minivan new.
We keep getting bombarded with the latest in automotive technology. Apple has introduced CarPlay, Android has Android Auto, AT&T has announced the connected car, Google has built an autonomous prototype car, and simpler things like infotainment centers, and other car gadgets keep evolving at epic proportions. So is gesture based software in our automobiles the next big thing to hit the automotive market? Read more
Everyday, it seems, we hear of another technology company that has typically focused on computers, mobile, and other electronics, entering the automotive space. Samsung, Google, Apple, Android, and AT&T, just to name a few, have claimed their stake in the auto industry. Now tech giant Intel, headquartered in Oregon, has made the announcement that they will widen their stance in the automotive sector. Read more
Infotainment systems are becoming the norm in vehicles today. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are invading cars near you everyday. Soon, they will be available in many models as either standard features or upgradable options. So what is the difference between the two systems, and what can you expect from either an Android or iPhone when you connect them to the infotainment systems in your car, truck, or SUV? Read more
The Chevrolet Spark “sparked” an electric vehicle revolution when it first hit the streets and dealership lots. The compact mini car has consistently sold around 100 vehicles per month since its inception in June of 2013, but for the month of April 2015, the Chevrolet Spark sold 920 units. That is a huge increase from previous months. Some think the reason behind the jump in numbers is that Chevrolet and GM recently cut the price of the Spark to $25,999 in the 3 states that it is sold: Oregon, California, and Maryland. Read more
We hear it pretty much every day now in the automotive industry and on the news; Google car this, Google car that. There have been many who question the safety of the Google self driving vehicle, and those who are intrigued with its inner workings. Google has been putting the little robots to the test to see if they will be able to perform as they are designed to operate, and to of course, perfect the little autonomous cars to be road ready. Read more
Everyone wants the best of the best. This is true when it comes to their cars, trucks, and SUV’s as well. Not everyone, however, can afford the exorbitant price tags that come with some of the luxury items they seek. What many don’t know is that if they look hard enough, they can enjoy some of life’s little luxuries in a lower model vehicle. There are some great cars available on the market for under $30,000. Here are some of them. Read more
Dealerships have been hearing the do’s and don’ts of not only social media, but best practices when it comes to their websites as well as external pages. It has conventionally been stated that landing pages are a necessity, but are they truly still needed in today’s online marketing strategy? The answer? Of course you do, but are your dealership’s landing pages effective? This is the real question. The goal of these landing pages are obviously get a consumer to buy instantly, but more likely your pages will convert traffic into leads by convincing them to “share” their information with you, but is your dealership doing a good job? Read more
International Automotive Shows around the country have inspired and intrigued consumers for the past few months. From crazy concept cars and latest technology to the new vehicle models you can expect to see on the road in a neighborhood near you soon, audiences have been delighted by what they have seen so far. So what can we expect in 2015 for “green” or environmentally friendly technology in our cars and trucks?
BMW is offering their i8 Hybrid Plug-in Powertrain. This sports car has two separate powertrains and can be driven one at a time, or simultaneously. The front wheels are powered by a 96-kilowatt electric motor, while the rear tires are fueled by a turbocharged 231 horsepower gas engine. BMW is also debuting their i3 Rex Range Extender which is a 2 cylinder gas engine that powers a generator to add 80 plus miles to the cars 90 miles of electric range.
The NFL, NBA, NHL, Professional Tennis, WWE, MLB, Professional Soccer, or Professional Skateboarding. These are the goals of the school yard boys. Shooting hoops on recess, kicking the ball around in the field, a little league baseball game, or tossing the pigskin are common scenes for the average boy. Wrestling, Tennis, and Skateboarding are the ambitions of some boys as well. Some of these boys will reach the pros, and when they do, they will surely buy toys such as the Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin is the first name in high end luxury vehicles. They are a statement to the general population letting them know that they have reached their goals. Celebrities drive them, CEO’s drive them, and of course that little boy that has achieved their professional sports dream has to drive them. You can see evidence of this from Canada to Mexico.