Month: January 2015

0 89  0 Comment on Volkswagen Phaeton to Live On
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Volkswagen Phaeton to Live On

Cost-cutting Volkswagen may allocate scant resources to keep the Phaeton. Volkswagen has plans to update this Phaeton luxury sedan. Do…

0 242  3 Comments on Achievable Indulgence: 2015 Lexus ES 350
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Achievable Indulgence: 2015 Lexus ES 350

Your pathway to luxury in a Lexus ES 350. Like other premium brands, Lexus has been working diligently to attract…

0 89  0 Comment on Mercedes-Benz Shifts R-Class Production to Indiana
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Mercedes-Benz Shifts R-Class Production to Indiana

AM General to build the R-Class for Mercedes-Benz. An earlier Mercedes-Benz R-Class model. Mercedes-Benz has just one assembly plant in…

0 332  9 Comments on Sport Sedan: 2015 Dodge Charger SE
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Sport Sedan: 2015 Dodge Charger SE

Dodge’s brawny sedan also has a more subdued side. I am an enthusiast of traditional rear-wheel drive sedans. Large ones…

0 78  1 Comment on MTV Says: Millennials Love Their Cars!
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MTV Says: Millennials Love Their Cars!

Immediately following the Washington Auto Show — where some policy makers insist that young people are getting their licenses later…

0 142  2 Comments on Made Across America at the Washington Auto Show
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Made Across America at the Washington Auto Show

One of my deepest pleasures in covering the auto industry is the pervasive influence it has on the US economy….

0 73  1 Comment on Live, From the Washington Auto Show!
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Live, From the Washington Auto Show!

America’s Public Policy Show. Today, yours truly is in Washington, DC, for the annual press day at the Washington Auto…

0 88  0 Comment on Maybach Returns in the Guise of a Mercedes S-Class
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Maybach Returns in the Guise of a Mercedes S-Class

This April, Maybach makes its return…as a Mercedes. Maybach is the quintessential Mercedes-Benz brand, a Daimler marque founded in 1909….

0 231  13 Comments on Midsize Beast: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4×4
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Midsize Beast: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4×4

A new generation Colorado dispels an old way of building small trucks. A red hot 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab,…

0 157  1 Comment on What’s Next for Alfa Romeo?
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What’s Next for Alfa Romeo?

The Alfa Romeo brand has been around for more than a century, but it remains a niche player amongst the…

0 260  3 Comments on Ford Transit: Work Van, Family Wagon or Fleet King
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Ford Transit: Work Van, Family Wagon or Fleet King

The Ford Transit is available as a commercial van or a passenger wagon. Until a Ford Transit arrived in my…

0 97  0 Comment on IHS Automotive and Customer Loyalty, 2014 Edition
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IHS Automotive and Customer Loyalty, 2014 Edition

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray finished tops in the luxury sport car segment. Behind the scenes at the North American International…

0 190  2 Comments on Quiet Diesel: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan TDI
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Quiet Diesel: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan TDI

A diesel for Audi’s smallest range. A quiet diesel powers this A3 sedan. With gas prices falling below $2 per…

0 187  3 Comments on Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 2, Part 1
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Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 2, Part 1

0 91  2 Comments on Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 2, Part 2
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Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 2, Part 2

The size and scope of the North American International Auto Show is often lost upon ordinary visitors. For media folk,…

0 107  3 Comments on Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 1, Part 1
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Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 1, Part 1

Detroit is a happening city right now, thanks in large part to the 2015 edition of the North American International…

0 153  3 Comments on Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 1, Part 2
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Highlights of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Media Day 1, Part 2

Ford serves up a sketch of the next generation Ford GT supercar. If it is eye candy you want, the…

0 146  7 Comments on Compact Luxury Crossover: 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
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Compact Luxury Crossover: 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

No surprise: a hybrid joins the NX line too. An aggressive face marks the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus made the…

0 92  1 Comment on Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends
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Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends

4×4 fun in a Toyota 4Runner. Sixty models came and went in 2014. Those 60 represented my weekly drivers, an…

0 86  0 Comment on 5 Models That Made a Mark in 2014
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5 Models That Made a Mark in 2014

With just over 16.5 million new vehicles sold in 2014, the US auto industry has returned to its pre-recession strength….

0 240  2 Comments on Sportwagon: 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design
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Sportwagon: 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

A new Volvo V60 from Sweden with love. Following a dearth of models from Volvo, three models appeared as weekly…

0 95  1 Comment on 2014 US Auto Sales Magnify Industry’s Strength
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2014 US Auto Sales Magnify Industry’s Strength

Sales rise by 5.9 percent and top 16.5 million units. Merely five years ago, the US auto industry recorded one…

0 399  2 Comments on Coupe or Convertible: Lexus IS 350 C F Sport
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Coupe or Convertible: Lexus IS 350 C F Sport

Up and down fun with a Lexus IS350 C. Is it a coupe or a convertible? Well, both if you…

0 82  0 Comment on IIHS: A Surge in Top Safety Pick Awards For 2015
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IIHS: A Surge in Top Safety Pick Awards For 2015

The number of vehicles that have received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) two top safety awards has surged…