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Sep/27 - Toyota and General Motors Lead in 2017 Motorist Choice Awards Toyota and General Motors Lead in 2017 Motorist Choice Awards
Automotive industry research firms IntelliChoice and AutoPacific today announced the winners of the 2017 Motorist Choice Awards. Toyota and General Motors lead; Subaru scores big wins in the important mid-size car and crossover SUV segments. MCA's recognize vehicles that deliver the compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs.

Sep/12 - AutoPacific Study Finds More Than Half of Vehicle Owners Think Self-Driving Cars a a "Good Idea" AutoPacific Study Finds More Than Half of Vehicle Owners Think Self-Driving Cars a a "Good Idea"
A recently released study by AutoPaciific found 54% of vehicle owners think self-driving vehicles are a "good idea" and 23% are interested in owning one. According to the study, consumers who reject autonomous vehicles do so mainly because they are uncomfortable not being in control of the vehicle and have concerns over reliability.

Aug/22 - AutoPacific Announces 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards AutoPacific Announces 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards
Porsche Top Brand and Top Vehicle Overall; Ford Motor Has Most Segment Winners “Even the most satisfied owner would change something about their vehicle if given the opportunity,” says George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “AutoPacific’s IVAs identify vehicles whose owners want the least amount of change – those that are truly hitting the mark with owners.”

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.