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2017 Lexus NX Sport: Lux-Ute Crossover Looks to Excite
Thursday, November 16, 2017

The luxury-utility crossover niche was born in 1998 with the midsize Lexus RX, and Lexus built on the Lux-Cross segment in 2015 with the compact-luxury NX. Inspired by performance vehicles and corporate-sponsored racers and test drivers, the NX, which stands for “Nimble Crossover,” looks to excite with its dramatic spindle grille and L-themed LED headlights, along with its body that appears carved from a single chunk of metal. The excitement continues with its turbocharged engine...

2017 Chevrolet Cruze: Economical, athletic and filled with function and fun
Thursday, November 9, 2017

The compact Chevrolet Cruze debuted in 2008 for the 2009 model year, as a replacement for both the Chevy Cobalt and Suzuki Forenza (sold in Asia as the Daewoo Lacetti). In one short year, Cruz became Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, filling the need for a compact economy car with good looks and attention to detail. New for 2017: • The Cruze Diesel sedan is all-new, and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 52 mpg highway...

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Gains in design, infotainment, form and function
Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV debuted in 2000, and was an immediate hit with American buyers; and the more compact Santa Fe Sport arrived on the scene in 2013 with a smaller engine than its big brother while also earning top-seller status. Built in Montgomery, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia, the Santa Fe line-up has been tweaked and enhanced for 2017, as Hyundai has made improvements to exterior design and LED lighting signatures, infotainment, convenience...

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: Top-selling Roadster adds a power-folding hardtop
Thursday, October 26, 2017

According to the record-keepers at the Guinness Book of World Records, Mazda’s Miata, also known as the MX-5, is the most popular two-seat convertible sports car in the world, with more than a million vehicles sold since it was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model. For 28 years, the MX-5 Miata, built by Mazda in Japan, has offered sports car enthusiasts a pure, simple, fun-focused aggressively priced roadster, and following last year’s all-new, fourth-generation MX-5,...

2017 Cadillac XT5: Cornerstone of the New Series of Luxury Crossovers
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The all-new Cadillac XT5, short for “Crossover Touring vehicle that seats 5,” upgrades Cadillac’s line-up and serves as the cornerstone of a new series of crossovers in the brand’s ongoing expansion. Cadillac crossovers will wear the “XT” designation, a key aspect of the brand’s product-driven global growth plan. A mid-size luxury crossover, XT5 replaced the Cadillac SRX crossover, and manufactured at GM's Spring Hill, TN Manufacturing Plant for U.S. sales and in Shanghai by SAIC-GM...

2017 Buick Cascada: Upscale convertible has Euro-appeal and American components
Thursday, October 12, 2017

When Buick introduced the all-new Cascada convertible last year, it was an invitation to drivers who wanted to live life wide open with features not generally thought of in a mainstream convertible. Cascada became the first convertible in the Buick line-up since the Buick Reatta ceased production 26 years ago, and it gained a following by offering a quiet, three-layer acoustically and thermally insulated soft-top system opens in 17 seconds at up to 31 mph....

2017 Kia Optima: Smooth, stylish and confident
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When Kia Motors first brought out the Optima in 2000, both the company and the vehicle were thought of as low-frills, workmanlike economy entities. Seventeen years later, they have both come a long way. The economy factor still exists, but exhibit style, substance, quality, premier safety attributes and upscale amenities. The Kia Optima (also known in Canada and Europe as the Kia Megentis in 2002), now in its fourth generation, is sportier and sleeker than earlier...

2017 Toyota RAV4: Compact SUV gains new trim and safety features
Thursday, September 28, 2017

When Toyota launched its compact SUV, the RAV4, in 1994, the baby-ute was named for its mission as a “Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive”. Now, in the sixth year of its 4th generation, the 2017 RAV 4 adds two new trim grades, an upgraded standard safety system Toyota Safety Sense™ P and a true sense of sportiness. The former “new-concept” SUV may be sporty and fun, but it is all about safety with the new...

2017 Ford Focus: Slight enhancements stay on focus
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Remaining at its rank as the 11th top-selling sedan in America, (it was last year, and remains so for 2017), the 2017 Ford Focus stays with what has worked for it, while we anticipate a redesign for 2018. Focus is the result of Ford’s focus on compact cars, which began in 1999 for the 2000 model year, as their engineers designed the Ford Focus to replace the Escort (and Mercury Tracer) and Contour (and Mercury Mystique)...

2017 Hyundai Elantra: Family sedan evolves with new bold design and interior, power and tech enhancements
Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Hyundai Elantra, first marketed in Australia as the Lantra, was launched in 1990, and now, its evolution continues with its sixth generation, as an aggressively priced elegant family sedan with European styling, good fuel economy, an indulgent ride and a carload of standard features. Completely redesigned for 2017, the new Elantra builds on the momentum and success gained as one of Hyundai’s all time best-selling models, with a bold sophisticated design; a longer, wider and...

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