Month: February 2015

 7 Comments on Efficient Turbo: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Efficient Turbo: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

Hyundai continues to expand its Sonata line. For 2015, six editions are available, including an all-new Eco model. The Sonata…

 0 Comment on Volkswagen Eos Finale Set
Posted in Automotive News

Volkswagen Eos Finale Set

After a nine-year model run, Volkswagen has set an end date for its Eos hard-top convertible. Yet another convertible model…

 0 Comment on 2015 Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards
Posted in Automotive News

2015 Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards

For three years running, Consumer Reports has issued its Annual Car Brand Report Cards. This publication reviewed 28 car brands…

 2 Comments on NHTSA Recall Action Targets Rental Car Companies and Used Car Dealers
Posted in Automotive News

NHTSA Recall Action Targets Rental Car Companies and Used Car Dealers

Renting or buying a used car should mean that only safe and reliable vehicles are transacted. As the law currently…

 0 Comment on AutoPacific Forecasts Positive Auto Trends
Posted in Automotive News

AutoPacific Forecasts Positive Auto Trends

US auto sales continue to grow and have started the year off strong. Across the board, analysts have been predicting…

 1 Comment on Journalist Survey: Social Media Participation
Posted in Automotive News

Journalist Survey: Social Media Participation

The methods journalists use to share content has changed remarkably, especially since the advent of social media. No longer can…

 5 Comments on Refreshed Toyota Avalon Set for 2016
Posted in New Models

Refreshed Toyota Avalon Set for 2016

The segment for traditional, large sedans is a small one, yet important to manufacturers nonetheless. For Toyota, the Avalon has…

 2 Comments on Multimatic to Build the Ford GT
Posted in Automotive News

Multimatic to Build the Ford GT

The upcoming Ford GT super car was a closely guarded secret until its stunning reveal at an auto show in…

 1 Comment on Midlife Crisis or a Buying Opportunity?
Posted in Special

Midlife Crisis or a Buying Opportunity?

What some men and women encounter as they approach the midpoint of their lives. For some, car buying satisfies their…

 0 Comment on Kia Trail’ster Concept Teases Chicago
Posted in Concept Vehicles

Kia Trail’ster Concept Teases Chicago

The Kia Trail’ster Concept is for the hip hamster crowd and their human friends. This Kia Trail’ster is all set…

 3 Comments on Contractor Special: 2015 Ram ProMaster City
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Contractor Special: 2015 Ram ProMaster City

Over the past few years, the van market has been getting a much-needed makeover. You have seen the Mercedes-Benz (formerly…

 1 Comment on Will the New V-Series Change Perceptions About Cadillac?
Posted in Automotive News

Will the New V-Series Change Perceptions About Cadillac?

Cadillac has an incessant image problem, one that has not been resolved by introducing a bevy of new models. Indeed,…

 0 Comment on On Sale Now: 2016 Acura ILX
Posted in Automotive News

On Sale Now: 2016 Acura ILX

New 2016 model year vehicles are beginning to trickle out and the Acura ILX is among them. This entry-level premium…

 0 Comment on Chevrolet Bolt Concept to Production Reality?
Posted in Concept Vehicles

Chevrolet Bolt Concept to Production Reality?

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past Jan., General Motors took the wraps off of a…

 0 Comment on Hyundai Kia to Launch a Performance Line?
Posted in Special

Hyundai Kia to Launch a Performance Line?

High profile BMW engineer beats feet to South Korea. Imagine a performance-spec Hyundai Genesis. If you mentioned 10 years ago…

 3 Comments on Turbo CUV: 2015 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Turbo CUV: 2015 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro

Medium range crossover combines performance with efficiency. The recent arrival of an Audi Q5 TDI Quattro in my drive marked…

 2 Comments on Mitsubishi Cancels Galant Replacement Model
Posted in Automotive News

Mitsubishi Cancels Galant Replacement Model

Will FCA come to the rescue? Pity Mitsubishi. The smallest of the six remaining Japanese car manufacturers has been dealt…

 1 Comment on Buick Avenir Teasing Continues
Posted in Automotive News

Buick Avenir Teasing Continues

Avenir is French for “future,” what Buick fans hope is near. One of the stars of last month’s North American…

 2 Comments on Turbo Crossover: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Turbo Crossover: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate

Hyundai’s approach to the automotive market is an unusual one, as this Korean automaker serves a passel of mainstream and…

 0 Comment on Automotive Jobs: These Companies Are Hiring
Posted in Automotive News

Automotive Jobs: These Companies Are Hiring

One of my great pleasures as an automotive journalist is to point out the strength of the US auto industry….