True Grit: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra checks all the important boxes in the full-size truck category. The pickup truck landscape is changing as electric trucks and compact variants emerge in a popular segment. Change is good, provided it yields a product that customers want. But for shoppers of full-size trucks, only models as … Read more

About the Electric Cadillac Celestiq

2022 Cadillac Lyriq grill

The Celestiq in one of several all-electric models planned for Cadillac. GM, much as nearly every other major vehicle manufacturer has planned, promises to embrace electrification in a big way. This comes from a company that built the all-electric EV-1 in the 1990s, effectively launching the modern electric car era. … Read more

The All-New and Rugged Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder launches its fifth generation with a more rugged look. The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the earliest sport utility vehicles, with the nameplate launching in 1985. Based on a Nissan truck architecture through its first three generations, the Pathfinder transitioned to a car-based platform beginning in … Read more

What is the Kia Picanto?

Kia Picanto

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Kia Picanto is a small hatchback that was introduced in 2004. The Korean brand brought it to the market as a viable and practical city car that would appeal to buyers looking for … Read more

About the 2022 Subaru BRZ

2022 Subaru BRZ

Subaru’s BRZ performer launches a new generation. And we are smitten. The 2022 Subaru BRZ is all-new, a compact touring car with few direct competitors. Sister to the Toyota 86 and soon perhaps to yield a Lexus variant, the BRZ remains one of the few affordable sport coupes of our … Read more

Longer is Better With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A three-row Grand Cherokee L for the Jeep line. The Jeep Grand Cherokee launched for the 1993 model year and ever since it has proven its place in the brand lineup. This five-passenger, midsize sport utility vehicle is technically a crossover. However, despite its unibody construction, it has been designed … Read more

2022 Infiniti QX55 Hearkens to the FX

2022 Infiniti QX55

The Infiniti QX55 is all-new for 2022. Do you remember the Infiniti FX? If you don’t, then that’s a shame. The FX debuted in 2003, was renamed the QX70 in 2013, then was retired in 2017. It shared the same bones as the 370Z sports car and drove like a … Read more

What is the Toyota Fortuner?

2021 Toyota Fortuner

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size SUV built by this Japanese brand since 2004. The Fortuner came to replace the highly successful 4Runner, as it was discontinued in most global markets (but not in … Read more

Unfinished Ford Vehicles: Heading to Dealerships?

Ford F-150 Hybrid

Ford considers a way to move unfinished models closer to customers. The auto industry is in a world of hurt due to the global semiconductor chip shortage. In the U.S., some manufacturers are suffering more than others, with the shortage reducing the output of certain models by half or more. … Read more

The Jeep Brand Will Keep the Pedal to the Metal

1949 Jeep Willys

The Jeep brand continues to capture market share. One of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the world is Jeep, an all-SUV marque that is now available in most countries. From its humble Post World War II thrust into the passenger vehicle segment to today, Jeep has emerged as one of … Read more

What is Hercules Electric Vehicles?

Hercules Electric Vehicles

So many electric vehicle startups, so little time. Aptera, Baker, Coda, Detroit Electric, Dyson, and Fisker, are among the names that sought to challenge Tesla and failed. Or, in the case of Dyson, some never got beyond the conceptual phase. More recently, we have seen a host of new players … Read more

What is the Suzuki Alto?

Suzuki Alto

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Suzuki Alto is a microcar, better known as a Kei car in the Japanese market. The term ‘kei’ stands for light automobile, which is certainly true for the Alto since it is extremely … Read more

Stellantis Unveils Roadmap to Electrification

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Ram, Dodge, Fiat, and other Stellatis brands will field all-electric models starting in 2024. Nearly every major manufacturer has revealed their plans to electrify their fleets. With governments pushing for the end of or the severe restriction of the internal combustion engine, that transition is underway. In the U.S., the … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Using Electric Vehicles in Your Fleet

Daimler electric trucks

Fleet management and planning for electric vehicle deployment. The time has finally arrived – with the continual shift toward electrification picking up serious traction, the transition to electric vehicle (EV) fleets is underway. With the right implementation strategy, electric vehicles have the power to optimize your fleet’s productivity and take … Read more

At a Glance: Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The Jeep marque continues its ascent, as it introduces new and updated models. This Stellantis brand is finding a foothold in new markets, while solidifying its position domestically. For 2021, an all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L model expands the product line, bringing a three-row version of the popular Grand Cherokee … Read more

Last Gas Hurrah: Lotus Emira

Lotus Emira headlamp

We’re gobsmacked by all things Emira. Say “farewell” to the Elise and the Exige and let’s bid a warm welcome to the all-new Emira. On July 6, Lotus introduced the Emira, the replacement for the Elisa and Exige, and a satisfyingly delicious one at that. The Emira is the final … Read more

Will We See a Lexus UC Version of the Toyota 86?

Lexus LC

Rumor: A plug-in hybrid Lexus UC may be under development The rumors first surfaced in late June and only became stronger through the extended Independence Day weekend. When we learned that Lexus might develop a version of the Toyota 86, which itself is derived from the Subaru BRZ, that caught … Read more

NIO: A New Player Has Entered the EV Game

NIO

The European electric car market is becoming all the more diverse as one of the world’s newest automotive startups enters the fray. Chinese multinational automobile manufacturer, NIO, is getting ready to start shipping units to Norway, which will be the first market the EV startup explores outside of China. But … Read more

Volvo Cars Issues Updated Electrification Manifesto

Volvo Concept Recharge

Volvo Cars will eliminate the internal combustion engine earlier than most. Volvo Cars held a leadership position on efficient and electrified vehicles until recently. But with manufacturers such as Ford and GM investing billions to bring dozens of new products to the market, the company has had to respond with … Read more