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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...
2018 Kia Niro: Award-winning sporty hybrid SUV adds safety and tech packages
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Last year, Kia introduced the Niro to its line-up – a hybrid SUV that didn’t look like a hybrid and more resembled a sporty hatchback than a crossover. With a real feel for “green,” Niro was marketed as an HUV, or Hybrid Utility Vehicle, that was EPA rated at 51mpg. Backing that up, Niro officially received a Guinness World Records title for the lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle, as it traveled from Los...
2018 Acura TLX: New Grille, Stance, Infotainment and Safety Upgrades
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The 2018 Acura TLX performance luxury mid-size sedan has been refreshed with a sporty and angular architecture that plays off the manufacturer’s aggressive new design direction, and its AcuraWatch™ technology is now standard equipment on all grades, as TLX moves to the forefront of its niche in the application of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.
Considered a compact executive/entry-level luxury sedan at birth, TLX was launched in 2014 for model year 2015, replacing the TL (initialese...
2018 Cadillac Escalade: Powerful, Luxurious and a Status Target
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Cadillac Escalade is the hip buying choice for the rich and famous as well as the affluent and trendy who are not so famous. The full-size luxury SUV has been a status vehicle since its inception. Introduced in 1999, the original Escalade was nearly identical to the 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 model year to make its appearance fall more in line with Cadillac's “art and science” design theme....
2018 Corvette Grand Sport: Blazing Hot and Super Cool for the Track and the Highway
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This year Corvette marks 65 years of production, and 55 years ago, Corvette gave birth to the historic Corvette Grand Sport (GS), a light-weight, factory-built speed machine built to compete on domestic and foreign race tracks. Only five hand-assembled cars were built, and they were all driven by racing Hall of Famers including A.J. Foyt, Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand and Dick Thompson.
The originals raced with various engines, but the most common...
2018 Toyota Tundra: Coming at you with Updated Front Styling
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Trucking forward with new front-end freshening, Toyota’s Texas-assembled Tundra full-size pickup continues in its third generation that began in 2014, with several tweaks that attend to safety and looks.
The most hyped change for the 2018 Tundra is the addition of a new TRD Sport package. TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development, so the package includes an upgraded Tundra TRD Sports chassis, TRD anti-sway bars and sport-tuned TRD Bilstein shocks. A TRD shift knob and floormats...