June 25, 2024
Industry News

Hidden Treasure: 1993 Ford Escort LX Wagon in the Junkyard

The original North American Ford Escort was inspired by its European counterpart and was sold from the 1981 through 1990 model years. The platform of the Escort was later based on Mazda, continuing until the final ZX2 Escort coupes were sold in 2003. The U.S.-market Escort was available in wagon form from 1981 through 1999.

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NAMA Auction Group Names New Chairman

Quegan will succeed Andrew Walker. Credit: Bilanol/Shutterstock. Liam Quegan has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA). This appointment was confirmed at NAMA’s annual general meeting. Liam Quegan currently serves as the managing director of Cox Automotive UK’s Wholesale Group. He will take over the position from Andrew

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SUVs & Crossovers

Chevy Blazer EV: Testing Luggage Capacity in the Trunk

Following a challenging beginning, the Chevy Blazer EV has successfully made a comeback and is once again available at dealerships. It has proven itself to be a well-executed and versatile electric vehicle and family SUV. Today, we will be focusing on the cargo capacity of the Blazer EV compared to its EV counterparts and similarly

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Matching with Honda’s Two Folding Commuter Scooters

Image: Bring A Trailer The type of individual who purchases a Honda Motocompacto or a classic Motocompo is seeking convenience. These small collapsible scooters provide the ease of city transportation and can easily fit in your car trunk for convenient last-mile travel. If convenience is a priority for you, check out this Bring A Trailer

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Electric & Hybrid Cars

New Kia Carnival hybrid minivan introduced with a starting price just over $40,000

The versatile Carnival MPV from Kia is getting an update this month, with enhancements to both its appearance and technology. The new addition to the lineup is the Carnival Hybrid, which features a turbo hybrid engine and various exclusive features. Prices for the hybrid models start at $41,895 and go up to $53,995, including the

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Podcast Recap: CDK Attacks and Powersports News – The ‘Weekly Wrap’

Car dealerships are relying on manual processes after consecutive cyberattacks on software provider CDK Global last week. Dealers are finding workarounds to complete financing operations and other processes due to the cyberattacks that have caused service interruptions. CDK has indicated that it may take days to resolve the issues. In the meantime, some companies are

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Motorsports

A Year of Strong Performance for Automakers as Ford SuperTruck Triumphs at Pikes Peak

The SuperTruck race ended up being slower than the SuperVan’s though, which completed the course last year in 8:47.682. Ford reported that there was a technical issue during the race that caused Dumas and the SuperTruck to come to a halt on the course for a few moments. Ford estimated that it cost them about

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What is it That You Would Like to Learn?

Photo: Maserati I’m getting ready to test drive Maserati’s latest convertible models — the GranCabrio Trofeo and GranCabrio Folgore electric convertible — here in Northern Italy. Despite their similar appearances, these two cars offer distinct approaches to high-speed grand touring. Before I hit the road in these beautifully designed Italian vehicles, I’d like to hear

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Improving Twelve-Volt Battery Technology Needed

Twelve volt battery technology needs to improve. Source: Shutterstock.com Improvements needed in twelve volt battery technology, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP), as issues of “bricking” continue to hinder the adoption of electric vans. Chairman of AFP, Paul Hollick, emphasized that despite the widespread awareness, many fleets are still facing situations where their

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Industry News

Important Information about the Recent Car Dealer Software Hack

  Struggling to purchase a car from a dealership or get your car serviced recently? A cyberattack on CDK Global, a software provider used by thousands of dealers and service centers, is likely the reason for your troubles. The attack on June 19 has left dealerships in a state of chaos as they battle with

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