TheDetroitBureau.com is all over the big news within the auto industry in our latest podcast, Headlight News. The weekly roundup includes news, features, reviews and more.
The episode for the week of Aug. 22 features a recap of stories by TheDetroitBureau’s Publisher Paul A. Eisenstein. This includes a couple of late-breaking stories from General Motors: the expanded Chevrolet Bolt recall of 73,000 more vehicles from the 2020-22 model years as well as Oct. 26 being the date Chevy’s new Corvette Z06 variant will be revealed. Other stories in the podcast include:
- Nissan bringing out the long-awaited production version of the new Z car.
- Hyundai adding another model, the Elantra, to its sport N line-up.
- Ford leaving plenty of show, but a little less go with its new offering, the Explorer ST-Line.
- Toyota’s announcement it will be engaged in massive shut down of its plants globally due to the ongoing chip shortage, losing more than 350K vehicles.
- Genesis becoming the latest brand to expand its BEV offerings with the debut of the GV60 EV.
Executive editor Joe Szczesny follows with our top story: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation into 11 crashes of Tesla’s, while reportedly using Autopilot, into emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.
Contributing Editor Larry Printz offers up his insights about the 2021 Kia Sorento hybrid, which he seems pretty fond of. Find out why he thinks buying it is a “no-brainer.”
Looking at the week ahead, Managing Editor Michael Strong reveals GM’s plans to temporarily idle its Orion Assembly Plant, where it produces the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV 40 miles north of Detroit, may be an ominous sign for future EV launches. The website will also be watching for possible talks between trade representatives from Mexico and the U.S. about a disagreement regarding the interpretation of content levels.
Larry returns to bring automotive history to life, including the end of the Packard in 1958, followed by the first drawing of the new Mini in 1959, the end an “iconic” American television show, the Dukes of Hazard and more.
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