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“German Disregard for Emissions Has Societal Ties” Claims Expert

Two beer mugs with VW on them are next to sausages and other German food.
It’s been years now that live auto news headlines have detailed the continuing plight of German automakers (the Volkswagen Group, in particular) who have been implicated in various emissions scandals. Stemming back to 2015, the VW group has been accused by U.S. officials of equipping diesel-powered Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche models with illegal software that would falsify emissions readings, in...

Buick Releasing Vehicle That Runs on YOUR Gas

A sweaty laughing man is driving past a Taco bell.
Forget standard gas, diesel, and electric vehicles. Buick engineers are looking to revolutionize the automotive industry… with a little help from Taco Bell. The brand recently announced plans for their 2020 Buick Flatus which will be hitting Buick dealers this fall. The SUV is inspired by Buick’s beloved “Envision” nameplate, but with one major difference: the vehicle will run...

Chevy Accuses RAM of Collusion

Sanders is shown frowning with Putin putting his hands on Barra's shoulders with a Bernie slogan over laid.
Moscow, Russia - As part of a public address held earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin was present to address certain accusations that had been levied at him, regarding collusion with the American automotive industry. Albeit indirectly, the accusations regarding Russians negatively impacting Chevy trucks for sale were first inspired by Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders while meeting...

MLB Introduces “Least Valuable Player” Award, Will Give Winner 2019 Ford Expedition EL

The Orioles player Chris Davis has a though bubble with the Ford Expedition EL in. The El is the LVP when comparing the 2019 GMC Yukon XL vs 2019 Ford Expedition EL.
Baltimore, Maryland – Move over, Mookie Betts… MLB is now looking to award baseball’s ‘Least Valuable Player.’ The league recently announced that they awarded Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles with MLB’s Least Valuable Player award for the 2018 season. This was the first year for the accolade, and the league intends to continue it for the 2019 campaign. While...

Mennonite Community Caught in Trump Crossfire

President Donald J. Trump threatens MI Congressman Justin Amash while Amish man looks on over live auto news.
While live auto news headlines tend to feature industry-centered headlines (be they related to project developments, financial matters, recalls or other topics) the expanding role of connective technologies in all-things automotive emphasize the pertinence of the following story. The hits keep coming in Washington D.C. after President Donald J. Trump issued a declaration of Twitter-war against Justin Amash, the Republican...

Smith & Warren Want to Fix Your Automotive Woes

Billionaire Robert F. Smith & Presidential Hopeful Elizabeth Warren: Should they start a 24/7 Helpline to help YOU in live auto news?
When it comes to reporting on live auto news, we have to admit, some days are diamonds and some days are rocks. But it’s certainly been a lot of the former this week, with all kinds of automotive tales worth telling - many of which are peripheral to even larger news stories. Thus is the case with a couple...

Musk v. Bezos: Battle for Dark Side of the Moon

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos set their sights on space travel
One might say that this past Saturday, May 18th, was written in the stars — with the seasonal occurrence of a ‘Blue Moon’ coinciding with the announcement of the Jeff Bezos-funded plans for the creation of a lunar landing module. And while, let’s be honest, we at The Lemon may have been distracted by the clever tie-in from (MillerCoors-owned)...

HBO Blamed for Global Auto Sales Freeze

Ohio Dealership GM (who bears a striking resemblance to Sanza Stark, as played by Sophie Turner) looks around her empty dealership.
Westerosi, OH - They say every time a dealership tries to sell a car on Sunday, the gods toss a coin, and the world holds its breath. Okay, maybe not the whole world but, according to an Ohio-based family of dealerships, Sunday, May 19th presented a day of both cautious trepidation and celebration - not just for themselves, but for...

MOMO: Chevy’s New Partner in Pushing the C7 Corvette

A Youtube play screen with a Chevy Corvette is shown with the Momo face in front. In live auto news, GM wants to use Momo in Corvette videos.
Whether we’re talking about the entertainment industry, mainstream media or live auto news, special interests play an immeasurable role in influencing us, how we receive information, and what we perceive to be fact. Here’s an example… Fact: the Corvette is an enduring icon, depicting the American love affair with automobiles, the freedom they provide and our overall joy of driving. Not...

Anonymous Internet Troll Rebrands Honda Ridgeline (& Honda is Pissed!)

A confused man is scratching his head with a Honda Ridgeline at a Honda dealership behind him. An Anonymous hacker in a Guy Fawkes mask is also behind him.
Just one of countless Americans doing the exact same thing, Miles Taren sat down one day, opened his laptop and began searching for side-by-side comparisons weighing the respective pros and cons of both the 2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Honda Ridgeline. And like so many others that came before him, Miles Taren was forced to swallow the bitter pill...