TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on Ford Road in Canton, Mich. This is the second new grocery store to open within the city in the last two weeks. Fresh Thyme features an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen and health supplement products. The store donated all of its Boar’s Head hot dog proceeds to The University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. FreshRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In this video, watch for some of this year’s biggest reveals from the auto show. You’ll learn more about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Nissan Titan XD King Cab, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition, and the 2017 Ram 1500 Night Edition. We’ll also have an excerpt from GM President Dan Ammann’s speech to the Economic Club of Chicago. He discussed his ride in an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV on the streets ofRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In this video, watch for an interview with Frank Wiesmann, Product Spokesperson for Porsche Cars North America. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid delivers a system power of 462 hp thanks to the combination of a 2.9-liter V6 gasoline engine with an output of 330 hp and a 100-kW electric motor. The maximum torque of the vehicle is 516 lb.-ft. with an electric range of up to 31 miles. Executive models feature a 5.9 inch (150 millimeter) longer wheelbaseRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In this video, watch for an interview with Dominick Infante, National Manager, Product Communications at Subaru of America. The new Legacy features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and multimedia capability. The 2018 Legacy, the roomiest sedan in the midsize segment, is available in a 2.5i model with an efficient and responsive 175-hp 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder BOXER engine, or, as the Legacy 3.6R with a 256-hp 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder BOXER engine. The top-level system includes TomTom navigationRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this video, watch for highlights of the 98 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition. This year’s finalists in the junior division were: Shyan Sweeney of Otisville, Danielle Harper of Sebewaing, Sarah Faladeau of Clio and Madi Brock of Davison. As for the adult division, the finalists were: Codi Follen of Grand Blanc, Carson Robertson of Birch Run, Seth Ruddock of Flint, Julie Moore of Clio and Aubrey Brannon. Stay tuned for the winning announcement at the end with JimRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this video, watch for highlights of the festival along with interviews with snow carvers and attendees. Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 25 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. We’ll also bring youRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center for the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with Alfonso Albaisa, Executive Design Director for Infiniti. The QX50 Concept shows how Infiniti could develop its future presence in the world’s fastest-growing vehicle segment. A ‘cabin-forward’ silhouette combines with muscular lines and flowing surfaces to telegraph its purpose as a dynamic and practical crossover. With a downsized capacity and high power and torque, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine boasts an impressive specific power output – higher thanRead More
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Gem Theatre for the 30th Annual SAA Automotive Outlook Conference. It featured a three-hour deep dive into key trends for the upcoming year. In this video, watch for remarks from Mr. Jim Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer of the new Karma Automotive. You’ll hear about Karma Automotive’s go-to-market strategies and much more. He talked about the company’s upbringings and what they have planned for the future. The all-new Karma Revero electric car is on display inside Cobo Center for the 2017 NAIAS’ Automobili-D technology symposium.
TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was given an exclusive tour of Cobo Center as workers are building the displays for the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch and listen as workers are pounding, sawing and painting. Construction crews are working around the clock to get the automaker and supplier displays ready. Most of the exhibit stands will be in their nomal spots. However, a few have been redesigned for 2017. The NAIAS opens to the media with Automobili-D on Jan. 8 and continues all week long with theRead More
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.