Infiniti Naming Convention: Charting the Changes

From time to time a car manufacturer will abandon a model name, going with a fresh moniker that better reflects what the vehicle is all about. Or something like that. One recent example was the name change for the Ford Five Hundred, renamed the Ford Taurus after a few years … Read more

Global Debut: BMW i3 EV

BMW has rethrown its hat into the electric vehicle ring, by introducing to the world its all-new i3 model. On Monday, the German car manufacturer simultaneously introduced the car at events in Beijing, London and New York, representing three important markets where the car will be sold. Its North American … Read more

Countdown to the Acura NSX Reveal

Not too many Honda and Acura products spark widespread anticipation, but the return of the Acura NSX super car has certainly sent tongues wagging. American Honda has played no small part in all this by announcing that the Acura NSX will be revealed at an Ohio race track in early … Read more

About the 2013 Infiniti M56S

2013 Infiniti M56S

There are two things of note about the 2013 Infiniti M Line that have little to do with the sedan itself. First, the M56S designation signals that this model is the ultimate vehicle in the Infiniti pack. The “S” stands for sport, a model that employs special tuning that sets … Read more

Ford F-150: Phil Collareno, Vehicle Line Director, Weighs In

The full-size pickup truck market has been rebounding since sinking to historic lows in 2009. The market is led by the Ford F-150 with models from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, Toyota and Nissan rounding out the segment. The Ford Motor Company will debut the next generation F-150 next year, a model … Read more

Ford Serves Up a Hybrid Mileage Fix

The Ford Motor Company has five hybrid models on the market, four for the Ford brand and one for its Lincoln make. As a result of its recently expanded product offerings, its share of the hybrid segment has quadrupled within the past year, with the automaker managing to snatch shares … Read more

Nissan Introduces the Datsun GO

Its a “GO” with the first revived Datsun model.   It is aimed at a demographic that Nissan calls “early risers” or individuals from emerging countries that are shopping for their first new car. That product is the Datsun GO, a model that will retail for about 400,000 Indian rupees … Read more

BMW i3 Concept is Now a Reality

Introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe will soon become a reality. BMW has committed to producing the i3, with the intent to offer both electric and hybrid variants of this small rear-wheel drive car. Its official debut comes later this month, thus the … Read more

30 MPG With The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray shoppers are probably not very concerned about fuel mileage. After all, the Chevrolet Corvette is all about performance and how to reach top speeds in the quickest time. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray GM, however, understands that squeezing every drop of fuel out of a tankful of gas is important, … Read more

Thief Target: Ford F-250 Crew 4WD HLDI Says

The Cadillac Escalade is a distinctive SUV that recently lost one of its more unwelcome attributes: the most stolen vehicle. Indeed, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the Escalade that is one feature Cadillac can cross off of the Escalade’s list. The distinction now belongs to the Ford … Read more

NHTSA: Summer is the Season for Car Heists

It is summer and the living is easy. Easy for car thieves, that is. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a reminder to consumers that when it comes to summer, thieves do not take a holiday. In fact, thieves are more likely to steal a car during … Read more

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T – The Man Van?

2013 Dodge Caravan R/T

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the antithesis of a sports car, a wholly practical vehicle that has dutifully served as a family hauler for the past three decades. When the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan were introduced in 1983, a new vehicle segment, minivans, was introduced. The Grand Caravan, a … Read more

IHS: Head-Up Display Demand Set to Surge

Head-up display, sometimes referred as heads-up display (HUD), has been rolling out across the auto industry: first with luxury vehicles and now to family cars. IHS, the automotive research firm, expects a seven-fold increase in HUD-equipped cars worldwide, bringing 2012’s 1.2 million units to 9.1 million units in 2020. A … Read more

2013 BMW M6 Coupe: Sweet!

It is true that if you buy most any BMW product, you will enjoy the driving experience. It is also true that if you opt for one of several M-designated models, you will find yourself taking that experience to a whole ‘nuther level. And that is the experience this writer … Read more

A Small-Displacement Diesel for the 2014 Ram 1500

It has been more than a decade since light-duty pickup truck buyers have had access to diesel engines. GM, Ford and Chrysler offer diesel engines for their respective heavy-duty lines, but not for the standard full-size pickup trucks that most people buy. But, that is about to change as the … Read more