Nissan Outlines Electrification Pivot

Nissan Electric

Automotive manufacturers are busy making plans to switch to electrification, with investments in the tens of billions of dollars expected. Manufacturers such as GM, Volkswagen, Ford, and Hyundai announced their plans in recent weeks, but curiously absent was Nissan. That’s all changed as Nissan revealed near the end of the … Read more

Euro Car Quintet: So Much Want

Europe

Europeans have a certain knack for designing either the most refined cars or the most obnoxious automobiles the world has ever seen. There’s quite a bit of history in proving this. Think of the Citroën DS for refined and the Lancia Delta S4 for craziness. But what’s in the past … Read more

Ford Europe Gets a V6 Ranger Diesel, But You Can’t Have One

2023 Ford Ranger

A new midsize Ford Ranger drops cover. We now know what the next-generation Ford Ranger will look like and this one seems like a winner. Introduced by Ford Europe, the fifth-generation Ranger features improved exterior styling, a fresh interior, and a wide-ranging assortment of engine choices. But the new V6 … Read more

The Hyundai Veloster N Pocket Rocket

Hyundai Veloster N

A hot little hatch from Hyundai. Small cars with a performance edge represent a dwindling niche. One model, the Hyundai Veloster N, brings the most performance we’ve seen in a small package from this Korean brand. Moreover, it has a quirky style with three doors and a liftgate, but with … Read more

Sumptuous SUV: GMC Yukon Denali

GMC Yukon Denali

If you’re aspiring for an Escalade, don’t overlook the Denali. Large SUV shoppers with luxury in mind, may consider the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator. But they’re not the only luxurious SUVs available, at least not amongst the domestics. The GMC Yukon and Yukon XL in Denali trim make a … Read more

5 Turkey Cars We Would Rather Forget

turkey

Countless cars have come to the market that also have made history. But for some, they have done so in the wrong way. On the other hand, some manufacturers developed an interesting feature that paved the way to a new era, such as the Volkswagen Beetle, while others created an … Read more

About the Toyota Mirai

The second-generation Mirai may be the most luxurious Toyota ever. The Toyota Mirai is a fuel-cell vehicle, an outlier in the electric vehicle field. Introduced in 2015, the Mirai utilizes hydrogen to replenish its fuel cells to make electricity. Thus, its availability is limited to places that can support it, … Read more

Taking the N Line With the Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line

The available dual-clutch transmission is a hard pass. Hyundai is well represented in the tiny crossover utility vehicle market by a pair of subcompacts: the Venue and Kona. Where the Venue seems more like a tall hatchback than a crossover SUV, the Kona is more muscular and with better features. … Read more

5 Best European Motorsport Races

24 Hours of Le Mans

Motorsport is highly ingrained into European culture. Indeed, from brands such as Lancia and Peugeot which have an impressive rally pedigree, Britain’s ever-so-popular Rallycross competitions, up to brutal endurance races such as the 24 hours of Le Mans. Notably, most if not all the brands compete in races across Europe … Read more

Out and About With the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer

The smallest of all crossovers covers the subcompact range, one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry. That’s not too surprising as these models offer value and a place for first-time shoppers to jump in. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one such model, a five-passenger SUV with available off-road chops. Chevrolet … Read more

Introducing Driven Autos, Our Latest Venture

Driven Autos

Stumpwater Media Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has acquired DrivenAutos.com and added the website to its portfolio. Stumpwater, owned by Matthew C. Keegan, was launched in May 2021. The company represents a media communication and public relations enterprise based in Raleigh, North Carolina. DrivenAutos.com and Auto Trends … Read more

Walmart, Gatik Team Up for Autonomous Drive

Gatik AV

The world’s largest retailer launches its first self-driving vehicles. The future is now with autonomous driving. Well, at least for Walmart it is. The Arkansas-headquartered company has teamed with autonomous developer Gatik to deploy a pair of autonomous vehicles in its delivery system. The vehicles travel seven miles between a … Read more

Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?

Cadillac Lyriq

GM prepares for an EV future. But will they overtake Tesla? GM has bold plans in its quest to become the top producer of electric vehicles as soon as 2025. That’s the year when the automaker says it will have 30 pure electric vehicles available, including through its Cadillac, Buick, … Read more

All About the Dalton Highway

There are various ways that one could describe the Dalton Highway, an Alaskan haul road constructed in 1974. Some people find almost untouched wilderness, while others raise their eyebrows with inquisitive curiosity. I, for one, consider the James Dalton Highway, Alaska Route 11, a no-ropes attached endurance race, and you’re … Read more

4 Tips for Saving on Your Next Vehicle

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The automobile industry has experienced plenty of changes in the past decade. One of the critical ones is how much money car buyers are spending on their new vehicles. The traditional 4-year, 48-month auto loan is essentially gone. Instead, many people purchase cars with 5-year or even 7- or 8-year … Read more

How to Improve Your Truck From Inside Out

lift kit

If your truck has been with you a while, it might be time to give it a bit of a makeover. Everyone wants to own the coolest truck on the block. However, spare parts cost plenty and maintenance can be tricky. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to begin … Read more

Transmission Light On: How to Fix It?

transmission light

Having an illuminated transmission light is bad news! There could be several reasons for the transmission light staying on. We’re going to guide you on the different issues you could be facing. But whatever the problem is, resolving it should be a priority. Let’s explore some of the common problems … Read more

4 Questions Every Driver Should Ask

If you are the owner of a car, there is much to consider before, during, and after the drive. While behind the wheel, “defensive driving” is the operative phrase, a mindset that’s designed to keep you and others safe. But in the grand scheme of driving, there are some questions … Read more

Luxury Unleashed: Infiniti QX80 SUV

Infiniti QX80

The ground is changing in the automotive world with electrification gaining as never before. Nearly every manufacturer or brand is heavily invested in all things electric, with new models rolling out at a stepped-up pace. Infiniti has experimented with hybrids, but will soon offer several full-electric models. Meanwhile, its full-size … Read more

Kia Introduces the Fifth-Generation 2023 Sportage

2023 Kia Sportage

The Sportage is Kia’s longest-running nameplate, a compact crossover sport utility vehicle. It is also one of the brand’s most popular models, arriving stateside for the 1995 model year. This small vehicle seats five, comes with standard front-wheel drive, and offers available all-wheel drive. It is also one of the … Read more