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2018 Nissan Altima: High Levels of Standard Equipment and Safety
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Nissan launched Altima in 1993 as a compact, and it evolved into a mid-size that steadily gained in stature in handling, fuel economy and style. That translated into solid sales and a ranking that has been as high as No.3, and is still positioned in the Top-5 sedans sold in America.
Altima completed its last redesign in 2013 (a mid-cycle styling-performance-tech augmentation), and will be an all-new next-generation vehicle in 2019, with new exterior and interior...
2018 Ford Explorer: Capable, Confident, Rugged and Powerful
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Explorer began as a trim package offered on Ford F-Series trucks from 1968 to 1986, but ever since the Ford Explorer became its own model line and replaced the Bronco II in the 1991 Blue Oval line-up, the mid-size SUV had been a top-seller and arguably was the vehicle that mainstreamed sports-utes. Through two decades and four generations, the Explorer was the No.1-selling SUV in America.
Now, in the eighth year of its fifth generation, Explorer...
2018 Toyota Corolla: Adding sportiness and safety to its reputation
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
In the seventh year of its 11th generation, the 2018 Toyota Corolla sedan continues its legacy as a top-selling sedan. Currently the ninth top-selling vehicle and third best-selling sedan in America, Corolla has gained a 52-year-reputation for being a sensible, practical and reliable car, and recent engineering has gained it a sportier demeanor.
Corolla offers minor upgrades for 2018, following last model year’s enhancements in which it received sportier exterior styling and Toyota Safety Sense-P. All...
2018 Honda Accord: All new with Enhanced Power, Chassis, Architecture and Connectivity
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Past success is translating into current sales for the all-new 2018 Honda Accord. Ranked as the No. 12 best-selling vehicle in America this year – and No.4 top-selling sedan – Accord’s first nine generations and 42 model years have seen American car buyers purchase more Accords than any other passenger car, with total U.S. sales exceeding 13 million vehicles.
The 2018 Accord is all-new from the ground up, built on a new platform with...
2018 Toyota RAV4: Adventure is the key for this compact SUV
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The No.5 best-selling vehicle in America this year is the Toyota RAV4. With an all-new RAV4 just around the corner, arriving as a 2019 model, the 2018 RAV4 remains the top compact SUV chosen by buyers to take its owners on countless urban, suburban and off-the-beaten-path adventures. And for 2018, Adventure is a buzzword.
Next year, RAV4 is expected be sportier with an entirely re-imagined design and new performance parameters, thanks to the implementation of its...
2018 Buick Regal GS: More powerful, sportier architecture and upgraded cabin
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
What began as a quiet, upscale 1973 sedan, the Buick Regal ended its initial production run in 2004 and was relaunched to North America in 2011 (production and sales have been ongoing in China since 1999), and following a sporty mid-generation tweaking in 2014, Buick has gone all-new with Regal in 2018, with a sleek, sporty design increased horsepower, an upgraded cabin and advanced infotainment.
Heralded by Buick as “a sport sedan designed for everyday driving,”...
2018 Honda Civic Coupe: Popular Compact rolls on as economical and sporty
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Honda Civic debuted as an economical subcompact for the 1973 model year as an answer to the U.S. oil and gas crisis, and has been a top-seller for 45 years to buyers in the 35-and-under market. Originally a sub-compact, Civic has employed compact proportions since 1988, It is currently the No.2-selling car in America and eighth-best-selling vehicle overall, when trucks and SUVs are figured in.
The current 10th-generation Honda Civic was introduced in 2016 and...
2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe: Enhanced driving experience, revised exterior and new Heritage Edition
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
When Nissan created the Datsun 240Z in 1969, it launched a unique automotive nickname designation, “the Z-Car.” That first “Z” was powered by a 2.4-liter engine (hence the “240” portion of the name) that offered 151hp. Over the next 49 years, the “Z” has been upgraded and upnamed to a “260Z” (with a 2.6-liter engine), “280Z” and “280ZX” (with a 2.8-liter engine), “300ZX” (with a 3.0-liter engine), the 350Z (with a 3.5-liter engine), and the...
2018 Ford Focus: Economy and style for under $20K
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Compact cars were all the rage a few years ago, and while demand for econocars is trending downward, the Ford Focus continues to be a force in the compact niche, as it continues to deliver style and economy for under $20K.
Dropping one slot to the 12th top-selling sedan in America (all sedan sizes and luxury levels included), the 2018 Ford Focus remains essentially the same for 2018 as it was last year, with massive changes...
2018 Volvo XC60: Full redesign, new safety suite for Europe’s bestselling premium mid-sized SUV
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Volvo launched its small luxury crossover, the XC60, for the 2010 model year, and in the nine years since its launch, it has become the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally. The XC60 today represents around 30 percent of Volvo’s total global sales.
Well, it’s time for a makeover, and the Volvo XC60 has been completely redesigned for 2018.
Keying in on safety, Volvo has added such new safety...