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Jun/07 - AutoPacific Announces 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards AutoPacific Announces 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
AutoPacific announces its 21st annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Lincoln is the most satisfying premium brand, regaining leadership from Tesla and nosing out domestic luxury competitor Cadillac. The newcomer Genesis brand from Hyundai ranks third - close behind Lincoln and Cadillac. GMC is the top ranked popular brand, retaking the lead from 2016’s top popular brand, Kia.

May/22 - Ford to fire CEO Mark Fields Ford to fire CEO Mark Fields
Ford CEO Mark Fields is out and Jim Hackett, who used to lead company’s self-driving car unit, is in. The company’s stock price and U.S. market share have been falling, last week it announced plans to lay off 1,400 people, and investors said Fields wasn’t paying enough attention to Ford’s core business in the present: selling trucks and SUVs. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan shares his thoughts.

May/15 - Nvidia, Intel battle to supply autonomous cars Nvidia, Intel battle to supply autonomous cars
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang recently announced that their autonomous driving platform would be in the self-driving vehicles of one of the largest automakers in the world — Toyota, positioning them as the dominant supplier of the brains of self-driving vehicles. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan explained that "because self-driving vehicles are still in development and not turning profits, automakers are limited to how much money they can spend on suppliers...companies are choosing one chipmaker to power their autonomous operations. Nvidia's platform allows automakers to competitively bid for other parts of the car."

May/10 - America's Diesel Car Market Gets Even Smaller America's Diesel Car Market Gets Even Smaller
Mercedes-Benz pauses its U.S. diesel plans. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan shares his thoughts on the challenges automakers will face trying to meet increasingly stringent regulations, as well as the future of the U.S. diesel market. "Diesel’s future has been relegated back to what it was about 20 years ago -- an engine choice for pickup trucks."

Apr/10 - Lincoln focused on ‘experience’ as brand sales grow Lincoln focused on ‘experience’ as brand sales grow
The Lincoln brand has been changing its image, and it's working. With sales up 10% in 2016 and up 7.5% through March 2017, it seems the brand's strategy is paying off. Regarding the new Continental, AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan says, "The Continental is the first Lincoln in a very long time that doesn’t look like the Ford interior designer was loaned out to the Lincoln team."