- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
Welcome to episode 6 of The AutoGuide Show brought to you by eBay Motors. We take a look at Chrysler's new crazy concept car. We drive a small Italian SUV, and drive on the side of a mountain to test out some winter tires. We look at the choices for Canadian Car of the Year and ponder if a BMW M5 Wagon could ever arrive on our shores.
As dealership lots are evaluated, certain models stand out for their swift sales, showing a trend of rapid turnover and high consumer demand. Data provided by CarEdge, which aggregates listings from approximately 90% of dealership websites, gives us a closer look at these sought-after vehicles:
For most of us, packing up the car for a camping or long road trip means packing the cooler last. Why last? Because from the moment you take stuff out of the fridge, or freezer, it is a race against time to have it still be cold and usable by the time you need it. Even the best coolers have limits on how long they can retain ice. But what if you could take your fridge with you? BLUETTI has you covered with the SwapSolar, a complete portable power and refrigeration system comprised of the AC180T portable power station, and the BLUETTI MultiCooler. Both can be used separately, but when paired make for the ultimate road trip solution to many issues.
A study by AutoPacific has provided valuable insights into what current and future electric vehicle (EV) owners seek in public charging facilities. It has been revealed that a majority, about 90%, of these consumers highly value having easy access to details about charging speeds and costs. This demand closely mirrors the expectations from conventional gas stations, emphasizing the need for transparent and convenient information at EV charging points.
In the name of “streamlining and standardizing its model names for fully electric cars,” Volvo has changed a bunch of its model names. For example, the XC40 and C40 Recharge models see new names: the EX40 and EC40, respectively. The changes only apply to electrified models, as gas ones will keep their names. Volvo has also decided to ditch the “Recharge” name from its plug-in hybrid lineup. Now, these will be denoted as T6 or T8 indicating their respective power output levels. Volvo says the move in nomenclature is supposed to make it easier for customers to figure out which models are electric and which are hybrids, as the “E” prefix implies.
Dealerships across America are experiencing an oversupply of certain vehicle models, particularly from the Stellantis brand. Data from CarEdge, which monitors around 90% of dealership websites, highlights that models such as the Dodge Hornet, Charger, and Challenger, along with the Chrysler 300 and some Ram trucks, are in abundant supply. Here is the full list of vehicles:
This week, Lucid announced yet more price cuts to its Air sedan. The air has seen sweeping cuts over the last year as the company struggles to claw back ground lost to competitors like the Tesla Model S and Mercedes EQS. With this most recent round of cuts, Lucid has seen the price of its Air Pure model fall $12,500 since last year, with the Air Touring falling a staggering $17,100 from its previous MSRP.
The 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power presents a concerning trend in the automotive industry. Marking its 35th year, the study shows an increase in the number of problems experienced by vehicle owners over three years of ownership. This trend signifies a shift from previous years, impacting nearly two-thirds of the brands evaluated. The study's findings are critical for both consumers and manufacturers, highlighting the need for improved vehicle reliability.
The 2024 automotive market is uniquely positioned for buyers, marked by an oversupply of vehicles and slower sales. Data obtained from CarEdge reveals that this situation is most pronounced in certain 2024 models, which are remaining on dealership lots for extended periods, some for over 200 days. This surplus offers potential buyers a chance to secure significant discounts and appealing financing options.