Month: May 2013

GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap

This June, General Motors will release the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, the newest generation of its large pickup…

 Leave a Comment on GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Chrysler Announces 2014 Fiat 500L Pricing

And then there were five. This June, a fifth Fiat 500 model goes on sale when the extended wheelbase 500L…

 2 Comments on Chrysler Announces 2014 Fiat 500L Pricing    Posted in New Models Tagged , , , , ,

About the Fourth Generation Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder made its US debut for the 1987 model year originally as a five-passenger SUV powered by a…

 Leave a Comment on About the Fourth Generation Nissan Pathfinder    Posted in New Models Tagged , , , , ,

GM Touts Free Summer Plant Tours

Here’s a thought on how to spend your summer vacation: pay a visit to one or more GM manufacturing plants….

 1 Comment on GM Touts Free Summer Plant Tours    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , ,

Priced to Lease: Chevrolet Spark EV

The electric vehicle market is a tiny one with most manufacturers having a stake in the game. For GM, its…

 Leave a Comment on Priced to Lease: Chevrolet Spark EV    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , , ,

Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Updated May 25, 2013, to reflect correct towing limit. Do you know your SUV history? No, not that Jeep and…

 1 Comment on Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT    Posted in New Vehicle Reviews Tagged , , , , , , ,

At The Rock With the 2014 Lexus IS

Posing with a red 2014 Lexus IS at The Rock. Once in a while an automotive event really moves the…

 4 Comments on At The Rock With the 2014 Lexus IS    Posted in New Models Tagged , , , , , ,

BrandZ: Toyota Reclaims Top Spot Amongst Automotive Brands

Millward Brown has released it latest Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ratings, with Toyota once again assuming the…

 Leave a Comment on BrandZ: Toyota Reclaims Top Spot Amongst Automotive Brands    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , ,

Capacity Constraints Has Automakers Fostering Creativity

Car manufacturers are looking at ways to make use of existing capacity, holding off on building new manufacturing plants as…

 1 Comment on Capacity Constraints Has Automakers Fostering Creativity    Posted in Special Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Acura NSX Supercar: Made In Ohio

The highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar has a new home. This week, Honda of America announced that it plans to…

 3 Comments on Acura NSX Supercar: Made In Ohio    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , ,

What Makes Today’s Internal Combustion Engines More Efficient?

Internal Combustion Engine: First Use Karl Benz registered his first car in July 1886, the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car,…

 3 Comments on What Makes Today’s Internal Combustion Engines More Efficient?    Posted in Engineering & Technology Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56

Large and luxurious sport utility vehicles are a small segment with Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln and Lexus each fielding a model….

 Leave a Comment on Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56    Posted in New Vehicle Reviews Tagged , , , , ,

Strategic Vision: Dodge Dart, Kia Soul and Volkswagen CC Among Best Models

Domestic car manufacturers score well in latest TQI study. About Strategic Vision Strategic Vision, the California consultancy group that measures…

 3 Comments on Strategic Vision: Dodge Dart, Kia Soul and Volkswagen CC Among Best Models    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

50 Years of the Porsche 911

The Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Porsche 911,…

 4 Comments on 50 Years of the Porsche 911    Posted in Special Tagged , , , , ,

About the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The automotive market is filled with compact crossover sport utility vehicles, a segment typically identified as five-passenger front- and all-wheel-drive…

 1 Comment on About the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander    Posted in Specifications Tagged , , , , ,

Ford and Hybrids Are a Winning Combination

The Ford Motor Company has long operated as an also-ran to Toyota’s dominance of the hybrid electric vehicle market. Ford…

 3 Comments on Ford and Hybrids Are a Winning Combination    Posted in Commentary Tagged , , , , , , ,

How to Make Your Wheels Sparkle

You have just finished washing and waxing your car, but there is one very important step that remains: putting some…

 1 Comment on How to Make Your Wheels Sparkle    Posted in Maintenance & Repairs Tagged , , , , ,

High Country Chevrolet Silverado Steps Out

High Country for a top seller. The next generation Chevrolet Silverado will not take a big styling redirection. Instead, the…

 1 Comment on High Country Chevrolet Silverado Steps Out    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , ,

Audi Seeks to Close the Luxury Brand Gap

In Mexico for the ground breaking of Audi’s first manufacturing plant in North America. Pictured from from left to the…

 Leave a Comment on Audi Seeks to Close the Luxury Brand Gap    Posted in Automotive News Tagged , , , , ,

Pricing, Availability and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Late last month Chevrolet announced pricing for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh generation (C7) edition of America’s only true…

 1 Comment on Pricing, Availability and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray    Posted in Commentary Tagged , , , , ,