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(PHOTOS) Automotive Minute: 2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 is horribly proficient

It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz makes some great vehicles and the 2019 E-Class is certainly one. The E-Class was redesigned in 2016 and has continually evolved to meet customer expectations. For 2019, the German automaker, whose North American he.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 9th, 2018

(Photos) Automotive Minute: Meet the U.S.-made, redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz’s most popular SUV, the GLE, has been redesigned for 2020, getting a beefy makeover that follows the latest design and tech trends. The company, which has its North American headquarters in Atlanta, has announced that the model will be.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 14th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Creepin’ and crawlin’ in the desert proves 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is equipped to impress (PHOTOS)

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 proved its on- and off-road prowess a year ago when it debuted as a new take on the midsize truck. This winter its new, flashier variant, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison was put to the test ahead of its arrival on deal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 31st, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Fiat 500X gets a midcycle refresh adding power, new standard tech (Photos)

The Fiat 500X routinely gets dinged in reviews for its underpowered engine and unrefined interior filled with outdated tech. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE: FCAU) has given the 500X, which debuted in 2014, a midcycle refresh aimed squarely at addr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 1st, 2018

Automotive Minute: American-made Nissan Maxima and Murano get safety, tech, and appearance upgrades for 2019 (Photos)

Production is already underway at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. plant on the 2019 Nissan Maxima and in Canton, Miss. on the 2019 Nissan Murano, which are receiving safety and appearance upgrades for the new model year as part of a midcycle refresh.  The.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 30th, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Acura ILX looks better, has a lower price (PHOTOS)

It’s easy to see how the Acura ILX gets lost in the luxury small-car shuffle. It competes against the much flashier Kia Stinger and Tesla Model 3 as well as the athletic Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series. The ILX is also in big need of a redesign with ag.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 19th, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Genesis G70 outperforms its sister Stinger at every turn (Photos)

Since it emerged as its own brand under the Hyundai Motor Company umbrella, Genesis Motors has been producing outstanding vehicles that compete with their luxury rivals head on. With the G90 luxury large sedan and G80 luxury midsize sedan already .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Lexus UX is your mom’s new grocery getter (Photos)

Lexus has a plan. Their marketing team is focusing the ad buys and messaging surrounding its new 2019 Lexus UX on xennials, the attractive microgeneration born between 1977 and 1983. They’re career-driven professionals who have put off families as .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 29th, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Subaru Forester is company’s most high-tech family hauler yet (Photos)

Subaru owners know what they like, and the company is giving them more to be enthusiastic about with the introduction of the fifth generation Subaru Forester. The 2019 Forester is bigger, bolder, and more tech-heavy than previous models. The revisio.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Meet the US-made, redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz’s most popular SUV, the GLE, has been redesigned for 2020, getting a beefy makeover that follows the latest design and tech trends. The company, which has its North American headquarters in Atlanta, has announced the model will be bu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 19th, 2018

(PHOTOS) Automotive Minute: 2019 GMC Sierra stands strong, falls flat inside

Standing tall, nose forward with a confident stance, the 2019 GMC Sierra is finally reaching the echelons of true luxury that it has been trying to convince buyers it is for years- at least on the outside. Even in its highest Denali grade, the Sierra’s .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Maserati adds two new performance-centric grades to best-selling Levante for 2019 (Photos)

Maserati sells more SUVs than it does cars, which is astounding considering that they only offer one SUV model for sale, the Levante. It’s only been available for sale in North America since late 2016, quickly delivering a high-end luxury experien.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Demon who? Dodge reveals 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye (Photos)

The last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been produced and sold, but not forgotten. Dodge, a division of FCA North American (NYSE: FCAU) has rolled the lessons learned from it and some of its equipment into the just-revealed 2019 Dodge Challenge.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 29th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Volvo opens new South Carolina plant, debuts redesigned 2019 S60 (Photos)

Volvo’s first U.S. manufacturing plant is now open for business. The Charleston, S.C., facility joins two manufacturing plants and an engine plant in Europe, three car factories and an engine plant in China, and assembly plants in India and Malay.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2018

Automotive Minute: 2019 Subaru Ascent delivers the larger SUV experience Subie enthusiasts have been craving (Photos)

Subaru owners know what they want in their next car. They want a Subaru. Passionate throngs of buyers have given the company 77 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth, including 50 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 28th, 2018

(PHOTOS) Automotive Minute: Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer finally breaks cover

The unibody sport utility vehicle loved by millions of Americans has been redesigned from the ground up and introduced as the 2020 Ford Explorer after months of teaser photos. The new design is all about giving the buyer more of what they’re look.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2019

Mercedes claims luxury car crown as analysts eye challenger Tesla

Mercedes-Benz sold 2.31 million passenger cars last year, likely enough to make it the top-selling premium automotive brand in 2018, although some analysts are questioning how much longer German manufacturers can dominate the luxury car industry......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 8th, 2019

Automotive Minute: New 2020 Lamborghini Huraćan EVO unveiled (Photos)

They’ve taken the supercar even further. Italian auto manufacturer Lamborghini, a subsidiary of German carmaker Audi, has debuted the new Huraćan EVO, featuring a V10 engine and fresh vehicle dynamic control housed in next-generation aerodynamic de.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 7th, 2019

Automotive Minute: Creepin’ and crawlin’ in the desert proves 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is equipped to impress

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 proved its on- and off-road prowess a year ago when it debuted as a new take on the midsize truck. This winter its new, flashier variant, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison was put to the test ahead of its arrival on deal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 12th, 2018

Mercedes Benz to hire 600 contractors in Brazil as economy recovers

Mercedes Benz's Brazil operation will hire some 600 contractors in 2019 on year-long contracts to work on commercial vehicles, adding to a workforce of 10,000, the company said on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 4th, 2018

Automotive Minute: Honda revives the Passport for 2019

Automakers are continually looking to plug holes in their lineup. Like Chevrolet did with the Blazer, Honda Motor Comp. (NYSE: HMC) is bringing back the Passport nameplate for a new five-seater SUV. But, unlike the Blazer, this one is geared toward bu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 29th, 2018