Betty C. Morrow

What Will Automobiles Be Like In 25 Years?

Most of the changes occurring within the automotive market at present, together with tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive business and elevated authorities involvement are the most recent international challenges. In contrast to enormous 1,000-cc-plus engines on bigger journey bikes, the 790’s parallel-twin is slender and simple to regulate. And typical of KTM, there’s no unnecessary body work or equipment, which keeps weight down. That makes the 790 agile and manageable on tough roads and especially on punishing surfaces like sand and dirt. Plus, there’s excessive-finish tech like traction management and a color sprint. KTM additionally takes endurance testing for its engines to extremes: 48 testers running on dynamometers for a hundred and eighty hours nonstop, they say). We might pay the $1,000 over the usual Journey for the upgraded suspension with larger journey.

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Was Tiger Woods’ SUV safe? Genesis GV80 involved in car accident calls attention to brand

Are Genesis cars and SUVs safe?

After Tiger Woods crashed a Genesis GV80 SUV in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, causing devastating leg injuries, the safety of the little-known luxury brand made by Korean automaker Hyundai was thrust into the spotlight.

On social media, some people speculated that the SUV’s safety features may have saved the golf legend’s life, given that authorities said he was traveling at a high speed. Others questioned whether the vehicle should have done a better job of protecting Woods.

Independent assessments of Genesis vehicles have given them high marks for safety.

“Genesis vehicles, as well as other models from its parent company Hyundai Motor Group, have generally performed quite well in our safety tests, which include crashworthiness, crash avoidance and headlight evaluations,” Joseph Young, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said in an email.

More on the GV80: Golf legend rolls

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Mighty Continues Car Dealership Vertical Integration Trend with Underriner Motors

Mighty welcomes Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors as newest franchise.

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (PRWEB) February 23, 2021

Mighty Distributing System continues the trend of partnering with car dealership groups by welcoming Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors. The new Mighty Auto Parts franchise will operate as a separate vertically integrated portfolio company doing business as Mighty Underriner.

Founded in 1944 as Whitaker Buick, Underriner Motors features the Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, Buick, and Subaru brands with locations in Montana, Oregon, and Washington. William “Bill” Underriner, the principal dealer and owner, began working for the dealership in 1984 acquiring the business in 2001. Bill is a prominent member of NADA having previously served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Finance Chairman, and Convention Chairman. Today, Bill and his sons, Blake and Kyle, manage the day-to-day dealership operations.

The Mighty franchise is Underriner’s newest vertical and allows them to centrally distribute Mighty’s preventive maintenance products, shop supplies,

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I Had No Idea The Renault Fuego Was The Car With This Huge Automotive First

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Earlier today, I wrote about a fictional ’80s-era EV on a television show and how it had a remote locking system that featured, comically, a telescoping antenna. Because our commenters are composed of the world’s most elite group of painful car geeks, I was soon informed that even in our boring old reality, there were remote key fobs in the early 1980s, and they required no ridiculous antennae. And the first car to feature such an innovation was one I’d not expected, and this realization affected me so much that I’m writing about it right now.

The car was the 1983 Renault Fuego (starting in late 1982), and the innovation was remote locking.

Yes, that’s right, the often-ridiculed Fuego was the pioneer in something that is expected on pretty much all new cars today: the ability to click a button on a little oblong in your pocket

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