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Weather, Increased Demand Drive Gas Prices Higher

Weather, Increased Demand Drive Gas Prices Higher

When it comes to gas prices at the pump, what goes down will eventually come up. Motorists are paying some of the highest gas prices seen in over a year. With the forced shutdown of Gulf Coast and some Midwest refineries due to recent winter weather, gasoline stocks have tightened and gas prices have skyrocketed, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

Having a huge contingent of female buyers, Buick hopes to capture more of them, by bookending the compact crossover segment with the new Encore GX at the low end, and the redesigned Envision on the upper end. Buick’s success in this market is critical., and a lot is riding on the redesigned Buick Envision. Get our review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Battery-Electric Vehicles Globally
Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Battery-Electric Vehicles Globally

Just days after it showed the world its all-electric Ioniq brand, Hyundai announced it’s recalling 82,000 electric vehicles around the world with batteries that have caught on fire. The South Korean automaker says about 76,000 of those vehicles are Kona EVs built between 2018 and 2020. No word yet on how many are in the U.S., TheDetroitBureau reports.

Hasta la Vista, Golf
Hasta la Vista, Golf

It’s the end of an era. There will be no more (unless Volkswagen changes its product plans again). The last VW Golf rolled off the line at the company’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. The final Golf will perform a final good deed, being auctioned for the benefit of the “Por Amor a Mexico” social responsibility program by VW, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Tesla Fremont Plant Begins Rolling Again After Chip Shortage Shutdown
Tesla Fremont Plant Begins Rolling Again After Chip Shortage Shutdown

Tesla advised workers at its U.S. assembly plant in California the facility will halt production through March 7 due to chip shortages. It’s unclear precisely how many vehicles could be impacted as Tesla does not disclose daily line rates. But, based on last year’s output, the impact would be well into the thousands of vehicles, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Land Rover Embellishing 2022 V8 Defender Portfolio
Land Rover Embellishing 2022 V8 Defender Portfolio

Starting next summer, Land Rover is bringing on new versions of the Defender V8 for the 2022 model year as part of an enhanced Defender 90 and 110 line-up. Pricing on the new Defender V8 line starts at $97,200. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Nissan Offering Two Versions of the 2021 Leaf EV
Nissan Offering Two Versions of the 2021 Leaf EV

Nissan has been a pioneer in selling battery electric vehicles and the automaker plans to expand the Leaf line-up for the 2021 model year, the company says. Nissan recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first U.S. delivery of the all-electric Leaf, the vehicle that helped pave the way for EV adoption around the globe, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Should You Buy an NVP Warranty?
Should You Buy an NVP Warranty?

NVP Warranty offers six protection plans, but it has only been in business for a few years. Click to find out if the company is a good choice for extended coverage.

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A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Traverse AWD RS
A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Traverse AWD RS

Midsized sport utility vehicles, which are designed for carrying families and their belongings everywhere, must be good these days or face being left on dealer lots. Fortunately, the 2021 Chevy Traverse is a formidable foe in the battle for midsize ute dollars these days as our review chronicles. Check out our week with it at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5
First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s ambitious electrification plans got a big boost today, the South Korean carmaker formally launching its new brand-within-a-brand with the debut of the 2022 Ioniq 5. The new EV is set to hit U.S. dealers in the second half of the year. Pricing was not revealed, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance
First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

Lexus has been working hard to reshape an image of building blandly reliable products. Now, it’s taking things to new extremes with the debut of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. Lexus claims the Performance edition “dials up the sports sedan formula to 11.” Check it out at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid
First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid

California EV company Karma returns to its roots with the launch of the GS-6, its newest plug-in hybrid. The Karma GS-6 joins the all-electric GSe-6 later this year. The successor to Karma’s original Revero model offers an alternative to those who want the ability to run errands while not worrying about range, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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A Car You’ve Never Heard of From a Company that Deserves Admiration

A Car You’ve Never Heard of From a Company that Deserves Admiration

The auto industry has seen many influential Black executives, racers, engineers and the like. However, to date, there has bee only one Black-owned automaker: C.R. Patterson & Sons, which produced the Patterson-Greenfield from 1914 to 1918. To read about this historic enterprise, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.

Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Battery-Electric Vehicles Globally

Hyundai Recalls 82,000 Battery-Electric Vehicles Globally

Just days after it showed the world its all-electric Ioniq brand, Hyundai announced it’s recalling 82,000 electric vehicles around the world with batteries that have caught on fire. The South Korean automaker says about 76,000 of those vehicles are Kona EVs built between 2018 and 2020. No word yet on how many are in the U.S., TheDetroitBureau reports.

Hasta la Vista, Golf

Hasta la Vista, Golf

It’s the end of an era. There will be no more (unless Volkswagen changes its product plans again). The last VW Golf rolled off the line at the company’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. The final Golf will perform a final good deed, being auctioned for the benefit of the “Por Amor a Mexico” social responsibility program by VW, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Tesla Fremont Plant Begins Rolling Again After Chip Shortage Shutdown

Tesla Fremont Plant Begins Rolling Again After Chip Shortage Shutdown

Tesla advised workers at its U.S. assembly plant in California the facility will halt production through March 7 due to chip shortages. It’s unclear precisely how many vehicles could be impacted as Tesla does not disclose daily line rates. But, based on last year’s output, the impact would be well into the thousands of vehicles, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Land Rover Embellishing 2022 V8 Defender Portfolio

Land Rover Embellishing 2022 V8 Defender Portfolio

Starting next summer, Land Rover is bringing on new versions of the Defender V8 for the 2022 model year as part of an enhanced Defender 90 and 110 line-up. Pricing on the new Defender V8 line starts at $97,200. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

New Vehicle Sales Off in February

New Vehicle Sales Off in February

A drop in fleet sales appears to have cut total new-vehicle sales by 3.7% in February when adjusted for selling days, analysts claim. However, retail sales are on the rise, up 3.3% for the month despite weather and production disruptions, claim analysts at J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

EV Maker Fisker Pokes Tesla During Earnings Call

EV Maker Fisker Pokes Tesla During Earnings Call

Lucid been the latest EV maker to get the title of “Tesla’s biggest challenger,” however, Henrik Fisker wants to make it battery electric Battle Royale. During the company’s first-ever quarterly earnings call, he threw some shade Tesla’s way, essentially announcing Fisker Inc.’s presence with authority, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

Having a huge contingent of female buyers, Buick hopes to capture more of them, by bookending the compact crossover segment with the new Encore GX at the low end, and the redesigned Envision on the upper end. Buick’s success in this market is critical., and a lot is riding on the redesigned Buick Envision. Get our review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Flying Taxi Company Joby Listing on NYSE

Flying Taxi Company Joby Listing on NYSE

Flying taxi makerJoby Aviation is the latest to use a SPAC to secure a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Joby gets $1.6 billion in cash, including $690 million from Reinvent and $835 million from a variety of private investors. That cash is expected to fund the business through the start of commercial operations in 2024, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford Expands Explorer Offerings with New King Ranch

Ford Expands Explorer Offerings with New King Ranch

Thanks to the introduction of the all-new Ford Explorer King Ranch edition today, one of the industry’s most competitive segments — midsize SUVs — market just got a little testier. Get a look at the new model and read about its importance to Ford at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Biden Executive Orders Demand Solution to Semiconductor, EV Battery Problems

Biden Executive Orders Demand Solution to Semiconductor, EV Battery Problems

Since his election, President Joe Biden’s explained what he wants for and from the automotive industry in the years ahead. Today he’s signing executive orders to help make some of those things happen, including finding ways to eliminate the semiconductor shortage and increase production of batteries for EVs. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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