Vince Bond Jr.

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Recent articles

Tech puzzle: Just what features do drivers want?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15
Infotainment presents a delicate balancing act for automakers. They want to stand out from the pack with pioneering features without overly complicating things for motori ...

Dealership ad agencies find creative ways into NFL advertising game

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
While Hyundai's big-ticket league sponsorship commands the biggest stage, dealers are creatively using the National Football League as a springboard for campaigns at the ...

Dealerships jump on the Bond-wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6
The universal appeal of the Bond franchise - and the starring role afforded to the Jaguar C-X75 concept and modified versions of the Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover ...

Acura, Cadillac fall the most in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

UPDATED: 10/20/15 5:20 pm ET - adds Cadillac statement
New transmission systems designed to boost fuel economy and infotainment proved troublesome for the auto industry this year, with Acura and Cadillac taking the biggest fa ...

Chevy's ad agency names new head of strategy, research

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Commonwealth//McCann, Chevrolet's ad agency, appointed a new executive vice president who will lead global strategy for the Chevy account. ...

New Acura ad campaign gets personal about safety

10:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
In a new safety-themed commercial, Acura wants to show that crash tests aren't emotionless tasks. ...

Store's success grows from Yark's culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
Yark Automotive Group has a simple philosophy that extends to its seven stores, including Yark Alfa Romeo Fiat: hire the best people you can, treat them well and give the ...

Scandal undermines VW's heritage of straight-talk ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Unless VW comes through with a fix that pleases everyone -- one that deletes the software designed to cheat on emissions tests without compromising fuel economy or perfor ...

Scion frees ad agency to go for the weird

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
The latest TV campaign for Scion's new iM hatchback and iA compact sedan uses a mix of familiar ingredients: cars driving through beautiful landscapes, close-ups of the i ...

Chevy Traverse stars in parenting-themed comedy series on Yahoo

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Chevrolet launched a digital comedy series with Yahoo this week to pitch the 2016 Traverse to busy parents. ...

Fisker Automotive changes name to Karma Automotive

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30
Fisker Automotive, once the maker of the luxury Karma plug-in hybrid, has changed its name to Karma Automotive and will don a new logo. ...

Volvo: S.C. plant is 'the ultimate signal' to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
As Volvo prepares to build the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., it hopes that its first U.S. plant persuades its dealers to reinvest in the franchis ...

Volvo to build next-gen S60 at S.C. plant starting in 2018

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25
Volvo Cars will produce the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., when the company's new plant becomes operational there in 2018. ...

Select buyers got sneak peek at BMW 7 series

6:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23
BMW made sure to let potential buyers see its latest, glitzy flagship sedan in person, through special, closed-room events this year before its press and public introduct ...

Volkswagen TDI owners sound off on Twitter

6:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Jilted owners of Volkswagen TDI vehicles are voicing their displeasure on Twitter after news broke that the automaker used special software to manipulate emissions result ...

Jaguar aims to use movie to bond with millennial buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Jaguar will use James Bond-like cinematic flair to help pitch its aluminum-based XE sedan beginning this fall, and place drivers in the middle of the virtual action. ...

Buick shapes ad message to break down walls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Tony DiSalle, U.S. ...

Buick positions Cascada droptop as brand halo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
With a clear target audience in its sights, Buick is ready to position the Cascada as a brand halo that could draw attention in “smile states” such as Califor ...

'Star Wars'-inspired Chargers back in Dodge's garage … for now

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11
A crew of Stormtrooper-inspired Dodge Chargers have been returned to their home base. ...

Ford GT stars in 'Forza Motorsport 6' video game ad

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5
The Ford GT zooms through the pixelated history of racing video games in a new commercial for the upcoming “Forza Motorsport 6” on the Xbox One. ...

Dodge joins the Star Wars promotional blitz with Stormtrooper Chargers

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4
Dodge provided eight Chargers, including a Hellcat, for a Hot Wheels promotion with Uber on Friday in New York that coincided with the toy car maker's release of Star War ...