The J.D. Power 2016 Auto Avoider Study℠ has recently been released, and it reveals that trust is a huge factor in how consumers select which cars to buy and which models to avoid. And this is the first time in a decade that buyers have shown strong concerns regarding vehicle reliability.
On Wednesday, April 27, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hosted a “Drive Away” event to kick off the arrival of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in dealerships. More than 200 of the all-new highly anticipated minivans were driven off by Michigan-area car dealers in what was the largest Drive Away event ever hosted by FCA.
Sure, a lot of dads find themselves in a position where they have to accept minivan ownership, but will dads start to look at these highly practical vehicles in a more favorable light? With the right kind of marketing spin, could the minivan turn into a necessity that dads actually look forward to driving?
Toyota has long held the title for offering the most successfully selling hybrid, the Toyota Prius. However, Hyundai-Kia aims to become a major contender in the market by promising to have 26 electric and hybrid models on the market by 2020.
There is no doubt about the fact that Mazda is having a great year. Recently, four Mazda vehicles have been named by the editors of Kelley Blue Book as standouts in their segments.
The Kia Optima has recently become the first Kia to receive a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Optima must be equipped with optional front crash prevention to claim this status, and the rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness tests.