Motor vehicles

Kia Rio Wins 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:23pm

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kia Rio 5-Door has earned a 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award, ranking number one in the Subcompact Hatchback segment.

Key Points: 
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kia Rio 5-Door has earned a 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award, ranking number one in the Subcompact Hatchback segment.
  • The Kia Rio 5-Door technology package, sporty style and exceptional value stand out from the competition.
  • "The Kia Rio had the lowest repair and depreciation costs of all Subcompact Hatchback vehicles," said David Wurster, president, Vincentric.
  • "These low costs helped the Rio outperform the competition for the 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards and prove its strong value in the consumer market."

TSD Selected By Lexus To Continue To Power The Lexus LCCS Program

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:45pm

As a trusted Lexus partner since 2004, TSD powers 240 Lexus dealerships nationwide and is well-equipped to onboard incoming Lexus locations.

Key Points: 
  • As a trusted Lexus partner since 2004, TSD powers 240 Lexus dealerships nationwide and is well-equipped to onboard incoming Lexus locations.
  • TSD has a proven record of success; they manage 17 OEM programs and thousands of car rental companies globally.
  • TSD's Executive Vice President, Shawn Concannon, remarks: "We're excited to continue to guide Lexus through these evolving times.
  • For many Lexus dealers, Lexus Direct Connect telematics has prompted new ways of thinking.

Automotive Aftermarket For Spark Plugs to Show Inferior Growth Due to the Increase in the COVID-19 Spread | Technavio

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:05pm

While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities.

Key Points: 
  • While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities.
  • COVID-19 will have a low impact on the automotive aftermarket for spark plugs.
  • The market growth in 2021 is likely to increase compared to market growth in 2019.
  • Automotive Aftermarket for Spark Plugs 2021-2025: Segmentation
    The automotive aftermarket for spark plugs is segmented as below:

Hyundai of Mankato Matches Up to $600 Down Payment For Hyundai Shoppers

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm

MANKATO, Minn., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mankato shoppers who have found themselves with a little extra money in their pockets can double their down payment when purchasing a new Hyundai vehicle at Hyundai of Mankato.

Key Points: 
  • MANKATO, Minn., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mankato shoppers who have found themselves with a little extra money in their pockets can double their down payment when purchasing a new Hyundai vehicle at Hyundai of Mankato.
  • Prospective Hyundai shoppers can double their $600 down payment on any new Hyundai vehicle in the Hyundai of Mankato showroom, excluding the Hyundai Palisade.
  • Hyundai of Mankato is offering up to a $600 down payment match per customer, giving local shoppers an extra incentive to come out and get behind the wheel of a new Hyundai vehicle.
  • At the time of publication, the Hyundai of Mankato dealership has over 60 new 2020 and 2021 Hyundai vehicles in stock.

2021 Dodge Durango Wins a Vincentric Best Value in America Award

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm

The 2021 Durango features new aggressive exterior styling, a new interior with a Challenger-inspired cockpit, best-in-class towing capacity across its lineup and more performance than ever with the new 710-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat the most powerful SUV ever

Key Points: 
  • The 2021 Durango features new aggressive exterior styling, a new interior with a Challenger-inspired cockpit, best-in-class towing capacity across its lineup and more performance than ever with the new 710-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat the most powerful SUV ever
    The new 2021 Dodge Durango is the winner of a Vincentric Best Value in America award, taking home the honors for the Large SUV/Crossover segment.
  • The Vincentric Best Value in America awards are model-specific honors that determine the best value in each segment.
  • "The Dodge Durango had a strong performance in the 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America awards," said David Wurster, Vincentric President.
  • Combined, these low costs helped the Durango outperform all competitors and earn the win for 2021."

Rhombus Energy Solutions Announces UL and CSA Certifications of Its Remote Charging Dispenser for Fleet Electric Vehicles

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5:05pm

The certifications being announced today include UL 2202 (Standard for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment) and UL 2231(Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems), as well as CSA C22.2.

Key Points: 
  • The certifications being announced today include UL 2202 (Standard for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment) and UL 2231(Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems), as well as CSA C22.2.
  • "Vehicle electrification allows fleet operators to reduce their operating expenditures by lowering energy and maintenance costs," said Rick Sander, CEO of Rhombus Energy Solutions.
  • "We designed our electric vehicle chargers to meet the specific needs of medium and heavy-duty EV fleet operators," said Joseph Gottlieb, CTO of Rhombus Energy Solutions.
  • Rhombus develops and manufactures next-generation bi-directional electric vehicle charging infrastructure, high-efficiency power conversion systems and energy management system (EMS) software for bi-directional capable electric vehicle fleet charging, energy storage and microgrid applications.

First 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Off the Production Line - VIN 001 of 702 Launch Edition Models - to be Auctioned by Barrett-Jackson for Charity on March 26

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

The Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models.

Key Points: 
  • The Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models.
  • The Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition VIN 001 auction vehicle will be on display at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 20-27, 2021.
  • VIN 001 of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition will be sold March 26, during the weeklong (March 20-27) Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at Westworld of Scottsdale.
  • The Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models.

Vertical IQ Seizes Opportunities and Charges into 2021 with Strong Momentum

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:38pm

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry Intelligence leader Vertical IQ is moving confidently into 2021 with impressive growth driven by unmatched industry insight, strong strategic partnerships, innovative sales tools, and an enhanced digital presence.

Key Points: 
  • RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry Intelligence leader Vertical IQ is moving confidently into 2021 with impressive growth driven by unmatched industry insight, strong strategic partnerships, innovative sales tools, and an enhanced digital presence.
  • While many businesses struggled in 2020, Vertical IQ increased both its customer base and product engagement.
  • In 2021, Vertical IQ will further expand its reach with even deeper industry insight, focused regional and economic coverage, and targeted resources designed specifically for sales professionals.
  • Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Vertical IQ is a nationally recognized leader in Industry Intelligence .

Discount Tire Introduces Nokian Tyres' Encompass AW01 Tire With Innovative All-weather Performance

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:09pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Tire has added the Nokian Tyres Encompass AW01 tire to its extensive lineup of leading tire brands.

Key Points: 
  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Tire has added the Nokian Tyres Encompass AW01 tire to its extensive lineup of leading tire brands.
  • Developed in partnership with Nokian Tyres, the all-season performance tire will be available exclusively at over 1,070 Discount Tire retail locations and online through Discount Tire Direct.
  • For more information about the Nokian Tyres Encompass AW01 tire, visit Discount Tire online.
  • The company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S., America's Tire in parts of California, and Discount Tire Direct in markets outside the reach of retail stores.

Global Electric Scooter and Motorcycle Market (2020 to 2027) - Decreasing Prices of Batteries Presents Opportunities

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:45am

Increased demand for efficient and eco-friendly vehicles will boost the electric scooter and motorcycle market.

Key Points: 
  • Increased demand for efficient and eco-friendly vehicles will boost the electric scooter and motorcycle market.
  • However, the lack of charging infrastructure creates a hurdle for the growth of the electric scooter and motorcycle market.
  • However, COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a slight impact on the electric scooter and motorcycle market.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to lead the lead acid segment of the electric scooter and motorcycle market during the forecast period.