A Lincoln Star is Born

Lincoln Star

Ford’s Lincoln brand composes a lineup of utility vehicles only, a far cry from the massive sedans that once dominated this luxury brand. In keeping with the existing SUV theme, an all-electric Lincoln Star Concept was revealed in Los Angeles this week. The concept points to Lincoln’s plan to introduce … Read more

Nissan Frontier: Traditional to the Core

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

The push for electrification continues unabated. But with the way certain news sources report, it is simple to think that this is what is going on in the world of autos today. Certainly, the market is much more complex than that with a host of traditionally powered models much available. … Read more

Packard Plant Slated for Demolition

Packard

Packard is no longer a household name, but as recently as the 1950s it was. The automobile company, founded in 1899, earned a sterling reputation as a luxury carmaker and was for a time a solid competitor to Cadillac. From the second half of the 1920s until the early 1940s, … Read more

Lotus Eletre All-Electric SUV

Lotus Eletre

British cars may not carry quite the same cachet as they did following their peak years after the Second War World, but they remain relevant today. Rolls-Royce and Bentley ate the two super elite luxury brands. Jaguar, Aston Martin, Land Rover, McLaren, MG, Mini, and Lotus are among the others. … Read more

New and Improved! 2022 Subaru WRX.

2022 Subaru WRX

The 2022 Subaru WRX is a compact, performance all-wheel-drive machine. This year launches the fifth generation of the WRX, bringing with it a larger engine and an available adaptive suspension system. What is not coming back, at least not in gas-powered form, is the range-topping STI. 2022 Subaru WRX Overview … Read more

Honda Going Electric, But First Hybrids

Honda Accord Hybrid

Just as the entire auto industry is preparing a wholesale shift to full-electric vehicles, Honda is doing likewise. In the meantime, the company is planning to introduce a series of hybrid electric vehicles ahead of the transition. Specifically, Honda is building on its decades of gas-electric experience to outfit several … Read more

Grin Master: Genesis X Speedium Coupe

Genesis X Concept

Not every concept vehicle is destined for production and the Genesis X Speedium Coupe is one such model that won’t make it. Genesis introduced the alluring, all-electric vehicle off-site during the 2022 New York International Auto Show, at the company’s design house in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The beefy coupe points … Read more

Refreshed Nissan Leaf Maintains Its Price Advantage

2023 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a trendsetter, the first mass-produced electric vehicle for the masses. Yes, it followed on the heels of Tesla, but unlike its somewhat rival, it retained an initial pricing advantage until the Model 3 appeared. More recently the Leaf has battled a host of new models, including … Read more

Will Airflow Save the Chrysler Brand?

Chrysler Airflow

Like every other major auto show, the New York International Auto Show allows manufacturers to showcase concept vehicles. Concepts are just that – an idea that may or may not become a production model. Even in cases where the concept is never built, design elements and other features often do. … Read more

VinFast Announces Pricing, Subscription, and Charging Agreement

VinFast, the upstart electric vehicle manufacturer from Vietnam, made several announcements at the 2022 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan this week. The company recently declared its plans to build a factory in Chatham County, North Carolina, then followed with additional information about two of its products. A subscription-based … Read more

Hurricane, Elongation Impact Jeep Wagoneer Models

Jeep Wagoneer Carbide

One year removed from its reintroduction, the Jeep Wagoneer and upscale Jeep Grand Wagoneer are ready for important changes. Two, in fact. The first change brings in stretched wheelbase “L” variants. The second change welcomes the all-new Stellantis inline-six-cylinder engine. Combined, Jeep seeks an edge in a niche, but a … Read more

Refreshed 2023 Kia Telluride Dazzles Manhattan

Since its launch three years ago, the Kia Telluride has seen demand far outstrip supply. Add in COVID-19 restrictions and semiconductor chip shortages, and the wait for some customers has lasted for months. It has been a quick and eventful three years for Kia’s range-topping Telluride utility vehicle. Within that … Read more

New York Debut: 2023 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai’s Palisade has been a strong seller since its debut three years ago, but this Korean manufacturer is not resting upon its laurels. At the 2022 New York International Auto Show today, Hyundai took the wraps off the 2023 Palisade. The refreshed model includes changes inside and out, improvements certain … Read more

New York Auto Show Returns in Style

New York Auto Show

We all know what a trainwreck the COVID-19 pandemic had on our lives these past few years. Besides the monumental human toll, life just has not been anything like normal for about two years. New York is one of those cities emerging from a lengthy and protracted lockdown or at … Read more

Insurance Deductibles Are Not Always What They Seem

Auto insurance deductibles play an important role in protecting your vehicle. That said, they are not always what they seem. This statement does not mean that such a deduction does not work as intended. Instead, there are factors present that determine whether the deductible is used or not and whether … Read more

Tesla Cybertruck? Arriving in 2023!

Tesla Cybertruck

The long-awaited, much-ballyhooed, and arguably ugly Tesla Cybertruck may finally arrive in 2023. At least that is the pronouncement of Elon Musk, CEO of the world’s largest electric vehicle company. This month, Tesla officially launched its new Giga Texas factory, using a livestream to unveil the company’s latest production plans. … Read more

Mazda CX-30 is Your Secret Luxury SUV

Mazda CX-30

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you have a utility in mind — SUV, truck, or van. Americans have overwhelmingly shown their preference for models that go beyond the standard four doors and a trunk. Mazda has the segment well covered, as it offers … Read more

What is Full Coverage Car Insurance?

Full coverage car insurance suggests a combination of auto insurance coverage for your vehicle. Although typically not marketed as such, “full coverage” suggests a full level of protection that is appropriate for a new vehicle. At a minimum, it is insurance that covers you and your vehicle. With full or … Read more

Will Ram Expand its Pickup Truck Line?

The Ram brand is in transition, even if it does not seem that way. Ever since the parent Fiat Chrysler merged with Peugeot Citroen to form Stellantis, it was identified as one of the most important and profitable of the 14 brands. But Ram’s identity has been skewed since its … Read more

Hot Hatch! Toyota GR Corolla.

Toyota GR Corolla

Grrrr! With the GR Corolla! The rumor mill suggested it, but it wasn’t until March came to an end that Toyota confirmed that the GR Corolla is, in fact, REAL. No, this is not some April Fool’s Day prank. The Corolla line is indeed expanding to accommodate a performance variant … Read more

N.C. Gov. Cooper Outlines VinFast Deal

Chatham County, NC

VinFast set to establish a presence in central North Carolina. We reported earlier this week that VinFast, a Vietnamese automotive manufacturer, was planning to build a manufacturing plant in Chatham County, North Carolina. On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper along with Vingroup Vice-Chair and VinFast Global CEO Le Thi … Read more

Does the New Toyota Tundra Earn Its Place?

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Until the late 1960s and early 1970s, Japanese vehicles were not much of a threat in the U.S. market. At that time, the Big Three domestic manufacturers dominated, with General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler Corporation battling it out. Sure, Volkswagen had a place at the table … Read more

Renault’s Russian Lada Quandary

Lada

Lada is not an automotive brand most people are familiar with. But if you are a Russophile, particularly one for when the country was part of the former Soviet Union, then you are quite familiar with the Lada name. That moniker is now controlled by French automaker Renault who finds … Read more

On the Road With a 2022 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue

Finding any new vehicle for under $20,000 is almost impossible these days. Higher prices and expanded tech and safety equipment are among the reasons why. That the Hyundai Venue can still be had for far less than the average cost of a vehicle is one thing. That it is a … Read more

Tire Ratings and Why They’re so Odd

tire code

Tire ratings are downright weird and you may not have known that. Notably, tires are rated for maximum speed with those ratings listed in the form of a variety of letters and numbers on a tire’s sidewall. This “nomenclature” outlines nearly everything about them. Including tire size, construction, and the … Read more

How the Car Accident Claim Process Works

car accident

If you get in a car accident, injury or shock may follow. Your priority is to ensure that everyone you are with is safe and receives adequate treatment. The next step is to collect driver’s license information and insurance details from all parties involved. Once you have the required material, … Read more

GM Begins Production of Cadillac Lyriq EV

Cadillac Lyriq

Updated May 16, 2022, to reflect EPA-estimated range, pricing, and incentives. The Cadillac marque has gallantly served as GM’s luxury label for decades, known best for its big V8 engines powering humongous sedans and SUVs. Although only one V8 models survives, the Cadillac Escalade, this brand’s cachet still harnesses performance … Read more

Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more