Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today


The 2019 Kia Niro EV The Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia-Genesis) is serious.    Hyundai’s popular Sonata and Elantra models as well has Kia’s Optima’s and Forte has seen huge declines in sales.  Like the most of auto industry, consumers are choosing SUV’s over passenger cars.  With one exception Tesla.  If you in any major city you … More Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today

The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California


Actually Hyundai’s Kona is already here and is being sold all over the United States and Canada. However, the Kona EV (Electric Vehicle) initially will only be sold in the Golden State.   The New Hyundai’s funky looking subcompact SUV was introduced last spring.  Subcompact SUV’s are on fire and the Kona is what the struggling … More The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California

Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market


(Photo: General Motors) By: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Get ready for a flood of new vehicles unlike what you’ve seen before as automakers explore three market niches that are primed for growth. As car companies de-emphasize production of low-profit sedans, at least two new classes of SUV-type vehicles are coming — prestigious midsize and basic transportation. … More Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market

Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?


A few years ago, familiar American nameplates started to disappear, Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac victims of overcapacity.    These models share most components with other corporate models.   Plymouth shared engines, suspensions with Chrysler and Dodge. Mercury with Ford and Lincoln.   Chevrolet, Buick shared parts with Oldsmobile and Pontiac. American manufactures have long struggled building fuel … More Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?

Genesis: The Beginning


  Twenty Seven years ago a Japanese Company Toyota, entered the Luxury Car market to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz and Cadillac .   Their first model the Lexus LS400 was an instant hit and immediately established Lexus as a player.  Within months Nissan and Honda entered the market.   Today, Lexus … More Genesis: The Beginning

Younger consumers forcing changes in car design


Ralph Gilles says many of the millennial generation haven’t yet found a need for cars, but they will. / Carlos Osorio/Associated Press More than ever, designing cars people want is a tricky business. Rapidly developing technology, changing demographics, emerging global markets and stricter fuel efficiency standards have forced automakers to rethink how they design cars … More Younger consumers forcing changes in car design