Automobile Industry

In 2020, We Are All This Woman Trying To Find Her Fuel Filler Door

With our routines cut to bare essentials, it’s hard not to sympathize with this lady.

The coronavirus pandemic has evidently taken its toll on a lot of things – the global automotive industry, economic stability, and of course, on health. However, with varying degrees of restrictions and quarantines in place in several parts of the world, one of the most important hurdles that we have to face is the psychological adversity that this pandemic is hurling at us.

Being holed up inside our houses – with activities stripped down to just bare essentials – it isn’t a surprise that some things we usually do on a daily basis before may feel a little odd once when we get back on track.

These activities can range from hard chores like driving for hours, to simple ones like filling a car’s fuel tank.

 

Case in point: this woman who’s trying (and failing)

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Toyota Remains World’s Most Valuable Car Brand, Study Finds

Tesla was the only car brand to increase its value.

Just three automakers made it to the top 100 brands in market researcher Kantar’s latest 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands study. Toyota, ranked 48th overall, still remains the world’s most valuable car brand despite losing approximately 3 percent of its value compared to 2019.

Mercedes-Benz is the second most valuable brand in the automotive industry according to the study, placing 56th overall, followed by BMW at 61st position, losing 9 and 12 percent respectively. Ford and Honda dropped off the top 100 list after losing 10 and 15 percent of their values compared to 2019.

The Results From 2018 And 2019:

“Since 2008, the car sector has declined in value and has never recovered,” Global BrandZ Strategy Director, Graham Staplehurst, told Automotive News. “It’s very different from other sectors. For example, the luxury sector

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Motorious Readers Could Win Big In Our New Online Car Show

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All you have to do is enter your car now!

With current events wreaking havoc and cancelling events left and right, we at Motorious decided to bring the car show to you in virtual fashion, and give you the chance to win some amazing prizes! You don’t have to own a million dollar build or magazine cover car to win the grand prize of $1,000, bragging rights, and a front-and-center feature spot on Motorious.com.

Motorious Digital Concours is a virtual car show, so submit your car and go head-to-head against other enthusiasts. At the end of the judging period (once we’ve reached 500 submissions), a guest judge will pick a Grand Prize winner! As mentioned above and because it is worth repeating, the Grand Prize consists of $1,000, bragging rights, and a front-and-center feature spot on Motorious.com.

Six additional winners will

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Silver Trends Above $18 on Pickup in Industrial Activity

Silver futures for September delivery closed at $18.637 an ounce on Jun 30, up 3.17% in a day. The white metal has notched a gain of 31% in the second quarter — a dramatic comeback from a decline of 21% in the first quarter. Given that industrial applications account for 60% of the global silver consumption, the slowdown in industrial activity amid the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted demand. The turnaround can be attributed to optimism over financial stimulus and pickup in industrial activity as economies are gradually opening or easing restrictions.

Industrial Demand to Buoy Silver
 
Per the Institute for Supply Management, the U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 52.6% in June after a reading of 43.1% in May. After remaining below 50 (which indicates contraction) for three consecutive months due to the damage inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic, the PMI has finally crossed the 50 mark. The

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