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2023 Dodge Charger Hellcat

The 2023 Dodge Charger Hellcat is the most powerful sedan you can buy. With 707+ horsepower, 20 inch wheels and 6 piston Brembo brakes, it’s ready for any challenge.  It’s available at Elmwood CDJR in East Providence

2023 Audi RS Q8

The 2023 Audi RS Q8 is a family friendly, 591 hp SUV capable of 0-60 runs of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. It’s available at Audi Westwood.

2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is Available to Order at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England, a Herb Chambers Company, in Wayland, MA

2023 Land Rover Defender

The 2023 Land Rover Defender is the rebirth of an icon.  It is Motor Trend’s SUV of the year, and is a thorough redesign of the classic Defender that’s developed a cult following.  It’s available at Jake Kaplan’s Land Rover of Warwick.

2023 Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride may be the hottest SUV on the market today.  It’s the first ever SUV to win the coveted “Triple Crown” of auto awards which includes the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Car and Driver 10 Best, and Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year.  In Massachusetts, the new Telluride is available at Kia of Attleboro.  In Connecticut you can find it at Kia of Groton and Premier Kia in Branford
2023 Mercedes GLE
The 2023 Mereceds GLE is avaiable with four, six or eight cylinders and can be purchased in either a five or seven passenger configuration.  The new GLE is available at Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton
2023 Chevrolet Corvette
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette is a mid-engine supercar with 494 Horsepower and a 0-60 time of 2.9 sec.  It’s available at Chevrolet of Attleboro in Attleboro Ma.
2023 Ford Mustang Mach E
The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric performance SUV with up to 300 miles of range (depending on configuration)  It’s available at Tasca Ford in Cranston RI.
2023 Porsche 718 Cayman
The 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman comes standard with a turbocharged boxer 4 engine with 300 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque.  The Porsche 718 Cayman is available at Porsche of Westwood.
2023 Nissan Z
The 2023 Nissan Z is one of the hottest sports cars on the market.  It’s powered by a 400 horsepower twin turbo V6.  The Nissan Z and all Nissan Cars, Trucks and SUVs are available at Anchor Nissan in North Smithfield
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Hyundai Jumps to 2nd Place for Sales in the Rhode Island and Bristol County Mass Region

Hyundai's Retail Sales Advance to Second Place in Rhode Island/Mass region in June. In a significant development in the Rhode Island and Bristol County Mass automobile retail market, Hyundai's sales have improved from 6th place at the beginning of the year to the 2nd...
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Elmwood CDJR Secures Top Spot for Auto Sales in Eight Area Zip Codes

Elmwood CDJR is the Top-Selling Dealership in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for 2023 in Eight Area Zip Codes East Providence, RI – In the just released DataScience Auto Sales Report, Elmwood CDJR has emerged as the leading CDJR dealership in Rhode Island...
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Toyota Top Brand for Auto Sales in RI and Bristol County Mass; Balise Toyota of Warwick Top Selling Dealer

Toyota's Reliability and Extensive Model Lineup Drive Success in the Region Date: June 8, 2023 Warwick, RI - Toyota emerged as the number one selling brand in the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts PMA for auto sales in May 2023. With a reputation for...

Rhode Island and Bristol County Ma Auto Sales Show Strong Performance

Toyota and Honda Lead the Pack as Regional Auto Market Thrives Date: June 8, 2023 In a promising sign of economic recovery, auto sales in the Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts market experienced robust growth over the past three months ending in May, with...
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Elmwood CDJR Top Selling Dealer for April 2023

Elmwood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Emerges as Top Dealer in April 2023 April 2023 was a highly competitive month for area Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram (CDJR) dealers in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Elmwood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram claimed the top spot for...
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Top Selling Vehicles for April in Rhode Island and Southeastern Mass.

Top Ten Best-Selling Cars for April 2023 in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts New data on the best selling vehicles for the month of April in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts has been released by DataScience research. The top spot is taken by...
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McGovern Auto Group Makes Automotive News Top 150 Dealers List

The Automotive News Top 150 New Car Dealers for 2023 report has just been released, and there's a new New England dealer. McGovern Auto Group, based in Newton, MA, has made its debut on the list at number 65. This is an impressive achievement for the dealership, which...
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Many New Vehicles Still Selling Over MSRP

In many areas of the country, new car prices continue to be far above the MSRP. According to data from iSeeCars, the average new car is priced 8.8% above the MSRP, and the ten most expensive models are priced between 20% and 27.5% above MSRP. The Genesis GV70, Jeep...

The Auto Show on ABC Becoming a Top Dealer Marketing Tool in RI-MA-CT Region

The Auto Show, a one-hour long monthly special on ABC that provides information on the latest vehicles in the market, has become one of the top resources for auto dealers in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut region. Many of the platform's links now rank...
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Three Herb Connolly Dealerships in Massachusetts Sold to Florida Based LLC

Herb Connolly Dealerships History Started in 1918 A Florida-based company has acquired three auto dealerships in Framingham, Massachusetts. The dealerships, which were part of the Connolly Auto Group, include Metrowest Hyundai, Metrowest Acura, and Genesis of...

National Auto Industry News

Average Vehicle Transaction Prices by Manufacturer-April 2023

Industry Average is now at $45,251. The automotive industry is constantly changing, with new models and technologies being introduced every year. One key metric that automakers use to measure their success is the average selling price of new vehicles. This metric...

Current Average Markups or Discounts from MSRP by Brand

According to recent data from Edmunds, new car buyers are paying significantly more than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for some popular brands. Land Rover was the carmaker with the highest average markup above MSRP in April, with an average...
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2023 Ram 1500 Rated Top Full-Size Pickup by Car and Driver Magazine

2023 Ram 1500 beats F150, Silverado, Sierra. Car and Driver magazine has released its list of the best full-size pickup trucks for 2023, with the Ram 1500 taking the top spot. The magazine evaluated the vehicles based on their towing and hauling capabilities,...
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Jaguar Land Rover Rebranding to Four Sub Brands.

Sub Brands will be Range Rover, Discovery, Defender and Jaguar Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has undergone a rebrand and will now be known as JLR, with a new strategy that focuses on four subbrands: Range Rover, Discovery, Defender and Jaguar. The rebranding is part of...
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Why Are New Cars So Expensive? CNN Auto Expert Gets It All Wrong.

Consumer Choice is not the issue. A recent news story on CNN suggested that car buyers are to blame for the surge in vehicle prices because they are ordering more options, ultimately driving up the cost of automobiles. CNN's auto expert Peter Valdes-Dapena was...
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Kia Tops All Brands in Best Cars for Families Competition

Kia Outshines Competitors with Three Awards in U.S. News & World Report's Best Cars for Families Kia Motors has emerged as the top automaker in the 13th annual U.S. News & World Report's Best Cars for Families, securing three of the nine awards in various...

Kia introduces the all-new 2024 EV9 Electric 3-Row SUV

The 2024 Kia EV9 SUV Is Shaping Up to be Another Big Hit for the Korean Automaker. Kia has introduced their new 2024 EV9 SUV, which is expected to be a significant addition to its all-new electric lineup. With the EV6 making a big splash in the market, the EV9...
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2024 Subaru Impreza Pricing Released, Available Summer 2023

The 2024 Impreza has a price increase but comes with updates plus standard with automatic transmission. Subaru has recently announced the pricing for their highly anticipated 2024 Impreza, and there are quite a few changes to note. The base price for the new model is...
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Tesla Beater: The New Hyundai Ioniq 6 Aimed Squarely at Tesla Model 3.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 bets the Tesla Model 3 in both range and price Hyundai has announced updated information of its first all-electric sedan, the Ioniq 6. This electric vehicle (EV) is the second model in the Ioniq line-up following the 2022 Ioniq 5. The Ioniq 6 is a...
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2024 Dodge Hornet Price Released

Dodge has released the 2024 Dodge Hornet price, its latest subcompact crossover. The 2024 Dodge Hornet price has been released along with some other details.  The 2024 Hornet comes in four trims, each equipped with all-wheel drive, and has a starting price of $31,590...

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2024 Rolls Royce Spectre Preview

The Rolls-Royce Spectre, the automaker's debut in the EV market, has been a long-anticipated event. The historical interest in electric power held by founders Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, dating back before their automotive...
Jeep Wranglers

Review: 2024 Jeep Wrangler

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler is substantial upgrade of the JL In the 38-year lifespan of the famed Wrangler nameplate, Jeep has given birth to four distinct generations, each with its own unique appeal. Starting with the inaugural YJ generation characterized by square...
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Preview: The 2024 Chevrolet Trax

The 2024 Chevrolet Trax makes substantial improvements from the previous model. The 2024 Chevrolet Trax is a vastly improved version of its previous iteration, which was not known for its particularly satisfying driving experience and mediocre value proposition....
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2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been redesigned inside and out. Mercedes-Benz has a storied legacy of creating luxury vehicles, and the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the latest iteration of their successful mid-size sedan. The E-Class has been an important model...
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2024 Buick Encore GX Preview

 2024 Buick Encore GX Preview The 2024 Buick Encore GX is a compact crossover SUV that offers a premium driving experience at an affordable price point. For the new model year, the Encore GX has undergone a refresh that has given it a new family face and updated...
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2023 Jeep Compass is an Excellent Small SUV

The 2023 Jeep Compass is a standout option for buyers who live in areas with harsh winter weather, such as Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. With all-wheel drive standard on every trim level, it is a capable performer in snow, sleet, and rain. The...
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2023 Toyota Highlander Review

The 2023 Toyota Highlander has received a major update with a new engine, a new infotainment system, and a suite of standard safety features. The V6 engine has been replaced by a new 265-hp, 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder, similar to the one found in the Lexus NX. We...
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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is Bigger and Better. Toyota introduces the The 2024 Grand Highlander at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2023.  It is the latest addition to the SUV lineup at Toyota. It is designed as a 3-row midsize-SUV that prioritizes interior...
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2023 Hyundai Kona N

The 2023 Hyundai Kona N is a budget-friendly performance SUV The 2023 Hyundai Kona N is a performance SUV that offers a unique driving experience. With a starting price of $36,285, it is one of the few non-luxury performance options in the market. The Kona N serves as...

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Used Hyundai Sonata

Used Hyundai Sonata Models-Review, Generations and Local Availability

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that has been a mainstay in the Hyundai lineup since its introduction in 1985. It has evolved over the years to become one of the most reliable and popular sedans on the market. As a mid-size sedan, it offers a comfortable ride...
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Used Nissan NV200 Models

Used Nissan NV200 Models Are Available in S and SV Trim Levels. The Nissan NV200 was designed to offer a practical and efficient solution for commercial customers who need to move cargo around the city, while also providing a comfortable and spacious cabin for the...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Review and Availability

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 is a luxury roadster that offers a perfect blend of style, performance, and comfort. The sleek and sophisticated Mercedes-Benz SL 550 was first introduced in the 1990s and has since become one of the most recognizable and highly sought after...

Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz C Class Models

Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz C Class Models Come in Sedan, Coupe and Wagon Trim The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact luxury car that has been a popular choice among car enthusiasts since its introduction in the early 1990s. Over the years, the C-Class has undergone...
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Pre-Owned Hyundai Santa Fe Models

Pre-Owned Hyundai Santa Fe Models Offer Value, Style, Features The Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size SUV that has been a popular option for American consumers since its introduction to the US market in 2001. The Santa Fe has undergone several redesigns and updates over...
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Pre-Owned Nissan Rogue

Pre-Owned Nissan Rogues are popular compact crossover SUVs that started sales in the US in 2007. The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that was first introduced to the market in 2007. Since then, it has become one of Nissan's most popular and best-selling...
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Pre-Owned Toyota RAV4s

Five Generations of Pre-Owned Toyota RAV4 models sold in the US The Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV that was first introduced in Japan in 1994. It quickly gained popularity and was introduced in the US market in 1996. Over the years, the RAV4 has gone through several...
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Pre-Owned Kia Sportages

Pre-Owned Kia Sportage compact SUV models have been a popular choice among US consumers. With a sleek design, advanced technology, and a reputation for reliability, the Sportage has become a staple in the Kia lineup. Over the years, the Sportage has evolved, with each...
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Pre-Owned Jeep Grand Cherokee

Pre-Owned Jeep Grand Cherokee Offers Great Value and Capability The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) that has been sold by the Jeep brand of Stellantis FCA US LLC (formerly FCA and Chrysler Group LLC) in the US since 1993. If you're...

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2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2023 Subaru Outback

In this video, we look at the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2023 Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek are both popular models from Subaru's lineup, but they do have some differences in terms of size, performance, and features. Similarities: Both the...
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2023 Hyundai Tucson vs 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

We compare the 2023 Hyundai Tucson with the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe.  Both models are available from the Hyundai Experts, Hyundai of Newport in Middletown RI


Top 10 Cars for Millennials

Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, are known for their unique tastes and preferences when it comes to purchasing cars. Here are the top ten cars for millennials based on factors such as affordability, practicality, style, and technology: Honda...
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Top Ten Things to Look For When Buying a New Car in New England

If you're buying a new car in New England, you know that most years (with the possible exception of 2023), our winters can be challenging.  We asked CarsGPT to give us the top ten things to look for, and here's what we got. All-wheel drive or four-wheel drive: Cars...
Nissan Altima

If the Nissan Altima Were a Celebrity, it Would Be Emma Watson

We ask ChatGPT:If a Nissan Altima were a celebrity, who would it be and why? If a Nissan Altima were a celebrity, it would likely be Emma Watson. The Nissan Altima is known for being a stylish, practical, and dependable sedan, much like Watson, who is known for being...
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Top 10 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Car

Buying a new car is a major investment, and there are a lot of factors to consider to make sure you get the right car for your needs and budget. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 factors to consider when buying a new car, so you can make an informed decision....
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Best Used Cars for Rhode Island

When it comes to buying a used car in Rhode Island, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the car's condition, age, and mileage. It's also important to choose a car that's suitable for Rhode Island's climate and terrain. To help you choose the best used car,...
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Top Ten Family Cars Available Right Now

The Top Ten Family Cars Available Right Now When it comes to finding the perfect car for your family, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as safety, reliability, interior space, and family-friendly features. With so many cars on the market, it can be...

We ask ChatGPT to give us answers to car questions and here’s what it came up with. is recognized as the leading source for automobile information in the CT-RI-MA region.  We have specials on new automobiles from authorized area dealers on nearly every brand, plus links to dealers current inventories.  We also have directories for insurance agencies who provide coverage for automobiles and auto body shops.  We provide reviews, advice and news on what’s going on in the auto industry.  We hope you find this to be an informative resource.   

The Importance of the US Auto Industry

The US Auto industry which produces, sells and services automobiles has played a significant role in the country’s economy and the development of the American way of life. The industry began in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with pioneers like Henry Ford and Ransom E. Olds introducing mass-production techniques and affordable cars to the market. In the decades that followed, the industry of automobiles boomed, becoming a major source of employment and driving economic growth.

During the 20th century, the US auto industry became known for its production of iconic automobiles like the Ford Model T, the Chevrolet Impala, and the Chrysler Imperial. These and other cars were not only symbols of American ingenuity and industrial might, but also symbols of personal freedom and mobility. The rise of the auto industry also led to the development of a network of roads, highways, and service stations, which helped to further drive economic growth and connect people and communities across the country.

Today, the US auto industry continues to be a major player in the economy, with the largest automakers in the world, including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, all based in the United States. The industry is a major source of employment, with hundreds of thousands of Americans working in manufacturing, engineering, and design automobiles. The industry also supports a vast network of suppliers and other businesses that are essential to the production of cars and trucks.

Despite challenges and setbacks, the US auto industry remains an important part of the American economy and continues to innovate and evolve. As the demand for electric and self-driving automobiles grows, the industry is working to develop new technologies and adapt to changing consumer preferences. The future of the US automobiles remains a vital part of the American economy and a symbol of the country’s ingenuity and industrial prowess.