With production slowed, dealer inventories shrank. Now, as the chip shortage has persisted, the shortage of new vehicles has worsened, and analysts foresee no return to normal before next year.

TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AUTO LOANS. WHY? According to a recent report from the credit reporting agency Experian, the length of auto loans continues to get longer and longer. According to the data, the average loan length for new cars is now 69 months – 6 years and 9 months – and loans of […]

22-year-old Kayla Cooper has not only been attending nursing school, but also works two part-time jobs.

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Multiple current and former employees of General Motors have sued the automaking giant over accusations of a racist workplace environment that included everything from nooses to being called the N-word and even a "whites only" sign.

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DETROIT (AP) — SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit’s auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before the show starts The most popular […]

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DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including small cars, […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming Detroit auto show. But major automakers like Toyota, […]

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What’s Hot: The new Platinum trim Ford Explorer is the latest addition to the popular three-row midsize crossover. The Platinum model is to the Explorer what Denali is to the GMC brand. In other words, it’s the crème de la crème trim for the midsize Explorer. Ford’s larger 365-horsepower engine is only available in the Explorer’s two […]

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What’s Hot: The brand’s large sedan has evolved for the 2016 model year, offering updated sheet metal, although it’s unnoticeable to the untrained eye. In addition, a few interior upgrades bring it in line with many of its competitors. Since going through a major redesign a few years ago, the Passat is somewhat of a segment […]

What is new in the auto loan industry that we need to know about? Mellody: You may have already heard that the auto industry is booming. Last year, auto sales broke records. And in november, U.S. auto sales rose 3.7% compared with a year ago. Wage growth, consumer confidence, and cheap gas have all contributed […]

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What’s Hot: The Honda Pilot grows in size during the 2016 model year, while offering a more powerful engine and many of the latest high-tech safety features. The three-row Pilot goes upscale, adding on a new Elite trim. Honda has literally pushed the new Pilot outside of the box, with its current generation three-row crossover. The […]

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What’s Hot: The popular roadster, which is powered by one powertrain, continues to offer a lot of excitement with either the manual or automatic transmission.Three adjectives describe this two-seater: light, fun-to-drive and nimble. Mazda’s team of engineers has managed to enhance the spirit of this vehicle during its 26th year by reducing the overall body weight […]