Day: June 25, 2021

New First-Half Predictions from J.D. Power Show Strong Global Demand For Autos Continuing

Despite dwindling inventories on dealer lots, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive are predicting 12.4 percent global year-over-year new vehicle retail sales growth in June. The numbers are good news for automakers and dealerships who are feeling the effects of superconductor chip shortages and supply chain parts production issues.

“The recovery in global light-vehicle sales continued in May, with sales up 35 percent from May 2020,” said Jeff Schuster, president of Americas operations and global vehicle forecasts at LMC Automotive. “But the combination of various COVID-19-related restrictions and the semiconductor crisis is holding back the level of recovery.”

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predict that retailers will sell 1,133,900 units in June, a 0.3 percent increase over June 2019 when adjusted for selling days. June 2021 and 2020 have the same number of selling days, which is one fewer than June 2019. Without adjusting for the number of sales days, volume

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Window Shop with Car and Driver

Photo credit: Car and Driver

Photo credit: Car and Driver

Radwood is a car show for those who are so nostalgic for the ’80s and ’90s, they have parachute pants and Reebok Pumps in their closets. Open to cars and trucks built from 1980 through 1999, the show celebrates see-through headrests, graphic equalizers, crown air fresheners, and teal paint. It continues to grow in popularity and locations. So if you haven’t been to one yet, a Radwood might be coming to you.

Like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Radwood has various awards and a best-in-show trophy. Since Window Shopping is all about competition, the crew went in search of cars under $30,000 that could win at Radwood. To judge our picks, we invited Radwood co-founder and automotive writer Bradley Brownell, who shows little mercy.

Up first this week is Road & Track senior editor John Pearley Huffman. Riding high on his recent win,

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Great Cars Of The Past

Transport infrastructure consists of the mounted installations, including roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals comparable to airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations ) and seaports Terminals may be used each for interchange of passengers and cargo and for upkeep. For the past century, most individuals have driven inside combustion engine (ICE) cars, making them really feel frequent, familiar, and low threat. 238 Though EV know-how has been around for over a century and modern EVs have been in the marketplace for decades, multiple studies show that numerous psychological elements impair EV adoption.

The auto trade sells many of the cars, gentle vehicles, and vans that operate on the road immediately. Vehicle sales in the automotive trade are catered to shopper demand and the recognition of particular fashions. Car sellers … Read More