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Torque News has a first drive review of the redesigned @Toyota #Supra (unveiled at this year's #NAIAS): "Between the Brembo brakes, the Michelin tires and the adaptive suspension, the Supra takes every turn in stride, confidently scooting through sweeping turns and effortlessly angling through tight turns. Toyota had set up a series of cones showing us where to brake, apex and track-out, but I found that those braking cones left plenty of room for error, but even when I drove in much further than the cones, the Supra had no problem getting down to a speed that allowed me to easily carve through the corner." Read more at torquenews.com
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) hosted its annual Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration on Wednesday, May 1 at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, MI, where over $25,000 in scholarships and awards were granted to high school students. These courageous students took a stand to raise awareness amongst their peers on the dangers of underage drinking, drinking and driving and texting while driving. Now in its 19th year, Courageous Persuaders is a competition where high school students create 30-second television commercials warning middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking, drinking and driving, and texting while driving. The contest drew 706 entries from 281 high schools, and has involved over 900 students from 38 states across the U.S. and from Ontario. Over 1,000 middle school students viewed and evaluated the videos as part of the judging process. Courageous Persuaders continues to grow in scope and reach each year as it connects with more students and partners across the nation.
"@Waymo, @Google's self-driving car company, will build a new factory in Detroit. Waymo announced in January that the company was looking to build a factory to build autonomous vehicles in Southeast Michigan. On Tuesday, the company announced they have picked Detroit as the location. 'We will partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to repurpose an existing facility, bringing a workforce back to an area where jobs in the automotive industry were recently lost,' Waymo said in a blog post. 'We’re thrilled to join Detroit’s vibrant community, helping to play a role in the future of the automotive industry in the city that started it all.'" (via @Local4News)
"A limited-run version of the @Jeep® brand’s return to the pickup truck market – the 2020 #Jeep #Gladiator Launch Edition – has sold out in the limited pre-order opportunity. The unique Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition was offered for pre-order to the general public on Jeep 4x4 Day, April 4." (via @WTOL11Toledo)
@MotorTrend recently tested the 2020 @LexusUSA #RCF Track Edition: "Naturally aspirated eight-cylinders are becoming a rare treat these days, and the one in the RC doesn't disappoint. The 5.0-liter V-8 carries over essentially unchanged from the 2019 model, but now it makes 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, which is 5 horsepower and 6 lb-ft more than before. The Track Edition's exclusive new titanium exhaust muffler adds a racy note and sounds fantastic. And not only does the fancy exhaust save 15 pounds, but it also echoes inside the cabin naturally, without any of the normal RC F's cabin speaker enhancements (and removing those speakers cuts weight by another 1.1 pounds)."
@ConsumerReports has a look at the new #Kia Telluride (which debuted at #NAIAS): "It seems clear that @KiaMotorsUSA took family traveling needs as a focus when it came to designing the #Telluride. Let’s take the second row as a prime example: - There’s a USB port on one side of each of the two front-row seats, making charging phones easy for second-row passengers. - The rear climate controls are located on the ceiling above the second row; that’s an easy reach for adults, but it also keeps the controls away from immature hands that might want to play with them. Second-row passengers can set their own temperatures and fan speed, and can decide whether the vents blow from the ceiling or near the floor. - If the kids need to get back to the third row, a one-button solution is on each side of the Telluride. It lowers the seatback halfway, then pushes the seat itself forward, making a path to the rear. It’s pretty slick."
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) wrapped up a 16-day peek behind the curtain of the latest mobility innovations, including industry-shaping announcements and global reveals, all while welcoming hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to experience what the new product and technology buzz was all about. The show wrapped up tonight with a strong finish of 100,757 attendees, bringing total ticketed attendance for 2019 NAIAS to 774,179. David Sowerby, CFA, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Ancora, reports the 2019 show has an estimated economic impact of $430 million to the regional economy. Sowerby notes that the impact of the entire show is equivalent to holding nearly two NFL Super Bowls a year in Detroit. “Detroit displayed every facet of the mobility industry over the past two weeks, welcoming visitors from across the globe,” said 2019 NAIAS Chairman Bill Golling. “From startups showcasing their innovative technologies to executive discussions on a driverless future to industry giants standing on the world stage revealing brand-defining products and technologies, NAIAS was an incredible platform for one of the most exciting times in the history of our industry.”