2018 Cadillac CTS-V: A Super-Sedan with Luxury and Sports Car Power
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The 2018 Cadillac V-series promises “passion without compromise,” and the 2018 CTS-V certainly upholds the pledge with luxury, sophisticated technology and Corvette-like power for an uncompromising driving experience. The Cadillac CTS-V is the street-inspired version of the championship-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R race car, and the 2018 CTS-V is built for performance and equipped with luxury — including new smart auto-activated heated steering wheel and Apple Watch integration.
The Cadillac CTS was launched in 2002, taking the “CTS”...
2018 Dodge Charger: America Loves its Muscle
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Dodge Charger – America’s only four-door muscle car and the sales leader in the large car segment for five years running is an American muscle car icon.
Charger began its street-muscle saga in 1965, as an option package for the Dart GT, though many point to the 1966 Coronet as its first true incarnation. Charger was mothballed in 1978 and returned in 2006 as a nostalgic re-imagining of its heyday. The inaugural ’65 Charger earned...
2018 Ram 1500 Rebel: Rugged pick-up adds enhancements this year, and significant changes next year
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Dodge has been building trucks since 1917, and it introduced the Ram to the light-duty market in 1994. Formerly called the Dodge Ram, the Ram truck was launched as a stand-alone division in 2009, and has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last. Ram’s ruggedness is proven by the metric that over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road. And according...
2018 Chevrolet Malibu: Mid-Size subtly builds on award-winning rep
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Named after a Southern California beach community that derives its name from the Chumash word “humaliwo,” meaning “the surf sounds loudly,” the Chevrolet Malibu began as a Chevelle trim level in 1964, and became its own model line in 1978, when it replaced Chevelle in the Chevy line-up. Malibu made two previous runs (1978-1983 as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, and revived as a front-wheel-drive sedan from 1997-2003) before re-emerging on its third and current trip beginning...
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ: Staying the course and standing the test of time
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
For 100 years, Chevrolet has been “truckin’. Chevrolet entered the truck market in 1918, with the Model 490 on sale to the masses after using them internally for a couple of years. Considered a light delivery vehicle with a half-ton rating, the 1918 Series 490 was sold as a chassis only, meaning the truck cab and body had to be installed by the customer.
Silverado began as a trim level for Chevrolet C/K pick-ups and...
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Hotter, faster and more powerful than ever
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Camaro has been an American muscle car legend since it hit the streets for the 1967 model year. Designed to compete in the “Pony Car” wars, it went on sale on September 29, 1966, and was manufactured in four generations until production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the Fifth-Gen Camaro in 2009.
After a 2017 re-design, Camaro, now in its sixth generation, remains essentially the same for...
2018 Mazda CX-9: Niche awards in design, safety, interior, quality and performance
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Mazda’s CX-9 has been an award-winning head-turner since it debuted in 2006, as curved and sculpted midsize three-row crossover that distanced itself from the typical box-on-wheels SUVs it competed against. Now, three years into its second generation, CX-9 is still carlike in its handling and it continues to collect a long list accolades as Mazda’s flagship sports-ute.
CX-9 has been lauded as a Car and Driver “10 Best” winner in its trucks and SUVs competition; “North...
2018 Ford Escape: A new trim level and brimming with uplevel amenities
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Ford Escape is the No.2-selling vehicle in the Blue Oval arsenal, and after being significantly updated for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Escape adds a new trim level, but remains essentially the same as last year.
Six years into its third generation, Escape, a small SUV that debuted for the 2001 model year, offers a new SEL trim level that features leather-trimmed seating, power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, signature LED lighting, SYNC® 3...
2018 Ford Mustang GT: More Pony Power with exterior and tech enhancements
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
After 54 years of Pony power and nearly 9.5 million vehicles sold, the Ford Mustang continues to be the premier Pony in 2018, with choices to personalize Mustang to their owner’s preference. Mustang underwent its last complete redesign in 2015, and it has tweaked-up for 2018 with a sleek new design, more advanced tech and improved performance enhancements.
Improvements for this year include such exterior augmentations as a redesigned grille, lower hood and hood vents; a...
2018 Jaguar E-Pace: Compact luxury SUV with the look and feel of a ‘Cat
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
An all-new compact-luxury crossover with the iconic Jaguar body shape, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle with SUV practicality.
The newest member of the Jaguar family of SUVs, the E-Pace, presents a five-seat compact performance SUV imbued with the latest connectivity and practicality for busy families, with streaming for up to eight devices via the optional 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. And E-Pace...