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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...
2017 Dodge Challenger: ‘Strongest Muscle in America’
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Dodge entered the American “Muscle Car” Wars with the 1970 Challenger, debuting in fall 1969 with a Chrysler “E-body” short-deck, long-hood platform it shared with the Plymouth Barracuda. With powertrain choices that ranged from a 145-hp 225-cubic-inch I-6, to a 426-ci HEMI V-8 that thundered out 425 horses (there was also a larger 440-ci V-8 that produced 390 horsepower), Challenger’s first run ended in 1974.
Back as a retro-luxury-musclecar in 2008, Challenger recreated its...
2017 Toyota Camry: No.1-selling mid-size builds on its rep for comfort and quality
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Toyota Camry, first launched 35 years ago as a narrow-body successor to the Carina, has been the best-selling passenger car in America for the past 14 years. The seventh-generation mid-size remains essentially the same as last year, but builds on its rep as the top purveyor of roominess, comfort, quality, safety and performance in the segment.
For 2017, Camry adds value as standard amenities now include the Entune™ Audio Plus multimedia system with a...
2017 Cadillac CTS-V: Following a sold-out year with more luxury, performance and power
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Cadillac CTS began life in 2002, taking the “CTS” name from the vehicle it replaced in the line-up, -- the Catera -- CTS meant: “Catera Touring Sedan”. The CTS-V derivative was launched in 2009 as a 4-door luxury mid-size sports sedan with real power. What the “V” stands for is a matter of conjecture. Cadillac owners group lore has it that the V stands for: victory, velocity, voracious, or Vette-derivative, and some swear it...
2017 Corvette Grand Sport: Legacy fulfilled -- track ready and street refined
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The term “street-legal race car” may be overused today, but it certainly is accurate when describing the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, which builds on the legacy established in 1963, when five Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette’s first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.
The historic Corvette Grand Sport was conceived as a light-weight, factory-built speed machine built to compete on domestic and foreign race tracks. Only five hand-assembled cars were...
2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe: Continuing ‘Z-Car’ excitement
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Nissan created a unique automotive nickname, designation, “the Z-Car,” when it became a member of the street sports car fraternity in 1969 by launching the Datsun 240Z. Originally called the Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan, after Nissan/Datsun executives became enamored with the Broadway play, “My Fair Lady,” the vehicle that is currently known in Japan as the “Fairlady Z34,” was given an alpha-numeric name (240Z) in North America for better marketability.
That first “Z” was powered...
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ: Trailering and safety upgrades added to a refined, yet tough truck
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Perennially, the No.2-selling vehicle line in the United States is the Chevrolet Silverado family of trucks. General Motors introduced its first pickup truck in 1930, adding to Chevrolet’s truck line, which began as a line of work vehicles. Since then, GM and Chevrolet have met demand for luxury upgrades and environmentally conscious offerings without sacrificing its tough-task roots.
In that vein, Silverado began as a trim level for Chevrolet C/K pick-ups and Suburbans from 1975 through...
2017 Ford F-150: 100 years of toughness and success for ‘America’s Truck’
Thursday, July 27, 2017
In 1900, Henry Ford built his third vehicle – a truck, but it wasn’t until 1917 that Ford Motor Co. launched its first truck line, with the 1917 Ford Model TT, based on the Model T car, but with a reinforced chassis and rear axle. This early pick-up was rated at one ton.
When Ford premiered its F-150 truck line in 1948, it is doubtful that they envisioned creating a pick-up that would become “America’s Truck”...
2017 Toyota Tundra: Brawny, Thoughtful and Comfortable
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Marketed to be big, bold and strong for work, adaptable for play and elegant for entertainment, Toyota’s Tundra continues in its third generation that began in 2014, and with a minor styling revamp already unveiled for 2018, the 2017 edition sees only quiet additions. 2018 Tundras will see a freshened front end that features new grille designs and headlamps, a new mesh look complemented by halogen headlights with a black bezel on the base SR...
2017 Chrysler 200: Style meets performance in mid-size sedan
Thursday, July 13, 2017
With the marketing slogan “Design that Excites,” Chrysler has positioned its 2017 200 as an elegant vehicle that exceeds expectations for a mid-size car. Delivering a thoughtful, well-crafted interior and highway fuel economy of 36 miles per gallon for its smaller engine, this American-built icon is marketed at under $30,000.
Launched in 2011 to replace the Sebring, Chrysler upscaled the vehicle with added power, numerous cosmetic changes, stiffer body mounts for a more gentle driving experience,...