Marcus Amick

Marcus Amick

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Marcus Amick has been writing about the world of cars for more than ten years and has covered everything from new automobiles to celebrity wheels. The longtime Detroiter, who now splits his time between Los Angeles and the “Motor City,” has penned works for a number of national publications including Automotive News, Rides magazine and Automobile magazine. Amick also works as a freelance consultant providing insight on automotive and related lifestyle trends.
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How Chevy pulled out the stops (and piled in the tech) for the new Corvette Stingray

Top Chevy exec says the new 2014 Corvette will exceed everything in the segment. But it's his scope of potential new buyers that's most intriguing.
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Nissan: High demand for compacts could result in more ‘premium’ tech features in smaller cars

The availability of an around view monitor on the new Nissan Versa Note could help usher in a new era of premium technology in small cars, which Nissan seems well positioned to capitalize on.
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Will we ever see an electric R8? Audi’s product guru talks 2014 and beyond

Following my test drive of the new Audi R8 in Malibu, we had the opportunity to talk more with Mark Fruechtnicht, Audi’s product manager for the R8, about changes found in the 2014 model.
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Tesla sales expected to double number of electric vehicles on the road in Hong Kong

With projections that Tesla will double the number of electric vehicles on the road in Hong Kong when the Model S goes on sale there later this year, the Tesla brand continues to build on its global appeal.
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Cadillac’s move to scrap the Ciel concept makes sense despite the cool car’s appeal

Cadillac decision to axe an ultra-luxury car based on the Ciel concept will likely be perceived as a step back by some. But it could be one of the smartest moves the luxury brand has made in years.
Cars

BUSTED? Atlanta Police Union memo seems to confirm cops face ticket quotas

Atlanta Police Union President Ken Allen disputes claims that a memo he issued is suggesting that officers need to start issuing more tickets for pay increases. But the letter definitely warrants some concern.
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VIDEO: All-electric Cadillac ELR will ride on a lot of innovative suspension technology

If the Cadillac ELR lives up to all the hype around the technology that’s going into the car, the Tesla Model S might have a serious rival on its hand. Too early to call? Maybe, but if you consider the strides Cadillac has been making in…
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78mpg! VW sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy with clean (non-hybrid) diesel technology

Volkswagen has set a new Guinness World Records for fuel economy with its Passat TDI Clean Diesel, providing a few tips in the process that other drivers might find useful in saving fuel.
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Tesla scores big win in North Carolina in battle over car sales, business practices

Legislators in North Carolina have killed a measure that took direct aim at Tesla’s business model to sell cars, following test drives of the all-electric sedan by key N.C. political figures. But could the same strategy prove effective…
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GM’s in-car technology experience should get a major boost with exec’s new global role

The announcement that GM’s Alicia Boler-Davis’ role will be expanding to a global one signals a new level of commitment to quality for the carmaker. But it’s the possibilities of what it all means when it comes to the company’s…
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LISTEN UP: Do you know who’s controlling your car radio?

Despite earlier predictions that the traditional car radio would one day quickly become a thing of the past, Pandora is proving many people wrong and gaining a whole lot more fans in the process.
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BMW’s i-series mobility innovations, car sharing, ParkNow program earn carmaker top global recognition

BMW continues to build on its aggressive strategy to be a leader driving the future of urban mobility, most recently earning the Global Company of the Year Award from the worldwide research company, Frost & Sullivan.