This Week in Auto News

May 7th, 2015 by trushine

We’re self-proclaimed auto geeks here at TruShine, no mistake about it. We have to be, to ensure that we know the in’s and the out’s of every vehicle that comes through, as well as what will make our customers leave with smiles on their faces. This means that it’s very important to us to stay up to date on industry news and trends. Over the coming months, we’ll strive to bring you the most important nuggets of auto trends. Here’s what’s going on right now in the auto industry-

The Shelby GT350- Most extreme track Mustang to date?

The All-new Shelby GT350 MustangWe’re talking major power here. Almost every part that makes up this vehicle’s suspension was built with a purpose. That purpose- is major speed and power. It has Ford’s most powerful brakes ever fitted to one of its vehicles. It also has the lightest wheels and the most aggressive tires, only beat by the V8 Supercar. Ford execs shared their pride and let us know that their engineers provided six-piston calipers, two-piece rotors, adjustable dampers, super-sticky tires and carbon fiber wheels. One of their favorite additions? Both the light and right springs are wound in opposite directions of each other for the perfect wheel motion.

Air Powered Car Wins $5 Million Dollars on US Entrepreneur Competition Show

We all know how much car companies are continuing to try to evolve ideas to save on auto fuel. Two Americans think they might be on to something– the AIRPod. It’s an interesting looking car. Their plan is to manufacture their vehicles in “turnkey micro-production factories”. They’ll retail for around $10,000. They brought their patent to million dollar investments on ABC’s Shark Tank Show with great success. The massively successful investor Robert Herjavec offered a $5 million dollar investment. The catch? The company must successfully procure the rights to manufacture AND sell the air-powered car throughout the United States. The AIRPod runs on cold air compressed in tanks with up to 300 times regular atmosphere pressure.

2016 Mazda CX-3, the next best ride?

Autoweek Magazine was pleasantly surprised to learn that Mazda’s newest addition to the crossover utility vehicle market was a slam dunk. Crossover utility vehicles are practical and affordable, a huge market for the family who are trying to push up the minivan a few extra years. This is becoming a specific market, so it’s been broken down into several segments. Mazda refers to this vehicle as the “non-premium subcompact CUV”. That’s a mouthful. It compares this ride with the HR-V, Juke, 500X and Jeep Renegade. Mazda’s stylish crossover will first see showrooms this fall.

It rides on the Mazda 2 B-Segment Platform. It will have both front wheel and all-wheel drive. The exterior keeps in line with Mazda’s Kodo design language, so lots of flowing shapes and very subtle edges. This is Mazda’s big win in the market. It’s much more stylish than it’s closest competitors.

There’s a small dose of your auto news for the day. Check back in regularly as we keep you up to date on the biggest trends in the auto detailing and auto industries.

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