Switched On: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

What 4xe means to the Jeep Wrangler. The electric vehicle revolution continues apace, with scores of new models available or planned. Most of the upcoming vehicles are based on new electric-dedicated platforms. But some are not, with the manufacturers choosing to electrify what they have. A case in point is … Read more

What is the Honda City?

Honda City

The Honda City is a subcompact sedan that was first revealed by Honda in 1981. The car was meant for Japan and other select markets like Australia and Europe, which is why it was initially produced as a hatchback. At that time, hatchbacks were popular in Europe, and Honda was … Read more

What is a Flat-Plane Crank Engine?

GM 5.5L flat plan crank engine

Engines are complex pieces of machinery that are built entirely on a “best decision for the supposed use” basis. Notably, one such choice is the design of the engine’s crankshafts, or more precisely, the crankshaft’s weights. A flat-plane crank engine is basically an engine where the crankshaft’s counterweights are alternating … Read more

Lavishly Luxurious: 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV

2022 Genesis GV70

The hits keep coming for the Genesis marque, but are we surprised? Five new models in five years and Hyundai’s luxury brand continues to provide a strong statement for itself. Soon, a sixth model will roll out, its first dedicated all-electric model. Meanwhile, the 2022 Genesis GV70 is here, a … Read more

It’s Electric: Introducing the Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60

The GV60 is the first electric-dedicated Genesis model. Five years after introducing its first model, the Genesis brand is ready to move on to its sixth. Three sedans followed by two SUVs have put Hyundai’s luxury marque on solid footing. We knew the sixth model would be electric and that’s … Read more

Riding the N Line With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra N

The N Line gives the Elantra a performance boost. The Hyundai brand has certainly taken some big strides in recent years. Early on, the Korean automaker was known for its budget cars and long warranties. Since the early 2000s, we have witnessed the brand’s tremendous growth, as it became a … Read more

What is the Kia Cerato?

Kia Cerato

Kia is a Korean automotive brand that manufactures vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One such car in their roster is the Kia Cerato that has been in production since 2003. In America, the same car is called the Kia Forte, while in Europe, it is known as the Kia … Read more

Diesel Engine Runaway: Cause and Effect

diesel engine runaway

Diesel engine runaway is rare, to say the least. These days, the chances of such an event happening are low, as most of the contributing parts are electronic. But first matters first: what exactly is “diesel engine runaway”? As defined, a diesel engine runaway, diesel runaway, or runaway diesel is … Read more

6 Tips for Mounting a Laptop in a Car

laptop in car

Many people utilize laptops in their cars for a variety of reasons. From typing up work reports to listening to music to checking commercial project progress while on the road, there are always reasons to stay connected. But this can quickly become a major problem if you do not have … Read more

Introducing the All-New, 2023 Nissan Z!

2023 Nissan Z

  The Nissan Z Series made its debut yesterday in New York, launching the seventh generation for this iconic sports car. The all-new model builds on its heritage looks with an explosive 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine and cutting-edge technology. Although a 2023 model, we will see the new Z arrive … Read more

What is the Toyota Avanza?

2016 Toyota Avenza

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Toyota Avanza isn’t a vehicle developed by Toyota. Instead, the Japanese marque Daihatsu makes it (called the Daihatsu Xenia), and both brands sell the vehicle with different names. This was made possible due … Read more

Future Cars We Are Tracking

Honda FCV

Future cars you do not want to miss. The automotive industry continues its progress to an all-electric future. Or at least model portfolios heavily skewed towards that technology. In the short term, however, we will see numerous new and updated models powered by the internal combustion engine. Further, some of … Read more

All the Things We Love About the Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate

And a few Chevrolet Silverado changes we think are due. We love our pickup trucks, a segment that continues to expand with smaller trucks now entering the market. The best sellers, though, are the full-size models from GM, Ford, and Stellantis, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Chevrolet overhauled the Silverado … Read more

What is the Suzuki Wagon R?

Suzuki Wagon R

A kei car from Suzuki in Wagon R guise. One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. Suzuki is a Japanese automotive brand that is known for its cars and motorcycles. But it is their smaller vehicles that get the most attention … Read more

How Does a CVT Work?

CVT transmission

A CVT works with an engine in sending power to the wheels. Every car out there must have a transmission, even the electric cars have a fixed transmission(1), so the first question is what even is a transmission? Basically, a transmission takes the engine’s rotation speed (RPM) and divides it … Read more

The Kia Carnival May Have You Rethink Minivans

2022 Kia Carnival

MPV life as a Kia Carnival. The modern minivan movement launched in the 1980s with the debut of the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. We say “modern” because similar-sized vans like the Volkswagen Bus (Type 2) preceded it. For the next two decades, nearly every major manufacturer gave minivans a … Read more

Farewell to the Toyota Avalon, Acura NSX

So long, farewell to two more models. The number of car models available continues to shrink, as manufacturers prioritize other body styles. Specifically, utility vehicles and trucks. We are not all that surprised when a model goes away. Although some like the previously dropped Ford Taurus and the on-again, off-again … Read more

What is the Honda BR-V?

2022 Honda BR-V

The Honda BR-V is one in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Honda BR-V is a sub-compact crossover introduced by the Japanese automotive brand in 2016. Honda took this route since it wanted to infiltrate the lower-end crossover market. So, they … Read more

What to Do in a Car Accident Involving a Police Car

police car

Here’s how to handle an accident involving a police car. Dealing with the fall out of a car accident, whether it’s your fault or not, is stressful for anyone. If you’re in a car accident involving a police car? That amps up the stress quite a bit. Fortunately, much of … Read more