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WATCH: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice Study results announced

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this video, watch for remarks from Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.Read More


PHOTOS: Automotive Press Association’s December meeting @ Detroit Athletic Club

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Detroit Athletic Club on Tuesday afternoon for the Automotive Press Association’s December meeting. Former GM Design Chief Ed Welburn unveiled a new trophy that he designed for the North American Car of the Year award. The APA made a $50,000 donation to Wayne State University to create the continuing automobile journalism scholarship. It was in memory of longtime auto journalist and APA member Al Vinikour who passed away in 2016. In addition, longtime APA members Ken Zino and Mona Richard were honored forRead More


Consumer Reports: Lexus, Toyota and Buick are most reliable auto brands

TweetDETROIT — Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the top three reliable automotive brands, according to a new Consumer Reports survey. The announcement was made at an Automotive Press Association luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on Monday afternoon. Asian brands are continuing the dominate the reliability survey by taking seven of the top 10 spots. Lexus and Toyota are on top for the fourth straight year. All nine Lexus models received better-than-average reliability. The redesigned 2016 Tacoma pickup was the only Toyota vehicle that earned a below average score. “TheRead More


WATCH: Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Consumer Reports magazine announced its findings from its 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. In this video, watch for remarks from Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the top three reliable automotive brands, according to the C.R. survey. Meanwhile, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram ended up dead last.    


Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic and Mazda MX-5 Miata named finalists for 2016 North American Car of the Year Award

Tweet DETROIT — The 2016 North American International Auto Show is just a month away.  That means it’s time to find out which vehicles are finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. The top three in each category were revealed during an Automotive Press Association luncheon on Tuesday afternoon at the Detroit Athletic Club. Denny Moyer, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, announced that there are 49 launches in 2015, 76 expected launches in 2016 and there will be 74 in 2017, according toRead More