Login to your account
Not a member? Register now.
AutoShopperBlog

Subscribe To The Blog:




Follow Us



The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry



Categories: Car News

Buick Avenir Concept Makes a Splash

On: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 1:07PM | By: Gary P Garry


Buick Avenir test 2

We like to honor the past as we celebrate the present when we identify newsworthy stories within the automotive industry. With this in mind, let's look take a brief walk down memory lane before we get into a futuristic vehicle that is being developed by the Buick division of General Motors.


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future

On: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:10PM | By: Bill Wilson


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future test 1-1

Electric cars have a lot going for them. They're whisper-quiet, highly dependable, and offer freedom from the gas pump. Of course, they have drawbacks as well. For example, try driving cross-country in a battery-powered car. You'll count yourself fortunate to find enough charging stations along the way. Add to this the thorny problems of limited range and high sticker prices, and it's easy to see why electric cars make up only a tiny percentage of American vehicles.


U.S. Auto Makers Miss the Super Bowl

On: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:03AM | By: Karen Cook


U.S. Auto Makers Miss the Super Bowl test 1-1

It’s nearly Super Bowl time again which means everyone is laying in supplies for chicken wings, various dips for various chips, and mapping out the best viewing position in their living rooms. Yes, Americans across the country wait all year for this. Sure, the football is great and everyone wants their team to win, but admit it, we are also eager to see the commercials. Advertisers routinely save their best commercials to be unveiled during the Super Bowl. Personally, I prefer college football, so I wait for the half hour special of nothing but the best commercials after the game.


Pay per Honk

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 3:23PM | By: Karen Cook


Pay per Honk test 1-1

I listen to NPR in my car when I’m not listening to my own play lists. If that makes me old, so be it. It helps me keep in touch with the world, though, since I don’t watch the news. I would rather hear bad news than see it.


 

The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For?

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:55PM | By: Bill Wilson


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For? test 1-1

All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.


Great Balls of Fire: Historic Harley Panhead on the Block

On: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 3:31PM | By: Gary P Garry


'59 Harley Panhead test 2

Cars and motorcycles are more than just transportation if you look at them right. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in the United States, vehicles have always been symbols with motors. They get you from place to place, but they also allow you to make a statement about yourself.


2016 Cadillac ATS-V: America's M3

On: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 4:15PM | By: Teddy Field


2016 Cadillac ATS-V: America's M3 test 1-1

Cadillac’s return to relevance has been hard to watch at times. Blubbermobiles like the Cadillac XTS, and that Corvette-wannabe XLR, wouldn’t have even made it past the prototype stage in Europe. But the brand soldiered on, and its new boss, Johan de Nysschen, aims to beat the Germans at their own game. To do this, he needs some seriously good cars to sell. Enter the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. A 455hp ICBM, aimed right at the Fatherland.

In car circles, the letters ‘M’, ‘AMG’, and ‘RS’ are shorthand for speed. But if Cadillac has its way, a new letter will be added to the horsepower alphabet. Say hello, then, to the letter ‘V’.


Hyundai, Kia Predict Reduced Growth For First Time In More Than A Decade

On: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 3:20PM | By: Carl Malek


Hyundai, Kia Predict Reduced Growth For First Time In More Than A Decade test 1-1

Following a strong 2014 which saw the two companies post a record sales year with more than eight million units sold, Hyundai and Kia are preparing for a much chillier 2015 sales season. Increased pressure from Japanese rivals as well as a major slowdown in overall sales growth could put the squeeze on the bottom line for both Hyundai and Kia as the year marches onward.


1957 Chevy Pickup Truck Won't Quit

On: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 9:37AM | By: Gary P Garry


1957 Chevy Pickup test 2

Everyone is different, and motor vehicles are used for various different purposes. There are those who are looking for luxury, some have the need for speed, and, for others, utility is the most important thing.


Volkswagen Unveils Golf R Touch Cockpit Concept

On: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 2:52PM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Unveils Golf R Touch Cockpit Concept test 1-1

Volkswagen has taken the veil off of a new concept vehicle that showcases the company's vision of a futuristic cockpit that will add more connectivity and interactivity with drivers than ever before. In addition, it showcases the first viable touch-based concept in a real world vehicle, a system that has so far been a failure in other vehicle applications.


Shelby Rekindles the Magic With the New-old 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427

On: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:12PM | By: Teddy Field


Shelby Rekindles the Magic With the New-old 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 test 1-1

Back in 1964, an aspiring car builder named Carroll Shelby decided to shoehorn a 427ci Ford big block into a Miata-sized British roadster called the AC Ace/Shelby Cobra. His psychotically overpowered little monster then annihilated the almighty Ferrari GTO at the 12-Hours of Sebring. The Shelby Cobra was a “man’s car”, and it was ridiculously fast, even by today’s standards. And to celebrate their founder’s brilliant lack of sound judgement, Shelby American is offering a very special 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427. Make no mistake, this isn’t one of those knockoff replicars, it’s a real Shelby Cobra, straight from the Shelby factory. Enzo Ferrari is probably spinning in his grave…