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

Spotlight: 30th Annual Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show

America and Chevrolet in 1969 Probably the most significant event of 1969 was the July 20th lunar landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The galactic mission showcased America’s tech prowess in an age when the space program’s computers had less power than the device you hold in your hands today. … Read more

Spotlight: 23rd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show

23rd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show Auto shows are held ‘year round, especially in warmer climates where cold and snow are not much of a factor. In the southeast, including the Carolinas, May begins a stretch of shows lasting into early fall. Thus, if you enjoy classic cars, then … Read more

All-New 2020 Subaru Legacy Steps Up

Three decades after rolling out the first Legacy, an all-new model launches this midsize sedan’s fourth decade. This month, the 2020 Legacy rolled out at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which is just 125 miles from where it will be built at a Lafayette, Indiana, manufacturing plant. Generation Seven: 2020 … Read more

Live! From the 2019 Chicago Auto Show!

Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show is back and it is greater than ever! Pardon the hyperbole as my analysis is based on three consecutive annual visits to what’s arguably the largest show of its kind, at least by attendance. What Chicago has … Read more

SEMA Shock Yellow Chevy Camaro Dazzles

There is yellow and then there is Shock Yellow. We’re still two weeks away from the start of the 2018 SEMA Show, which has become the definitive auto show for all things wild and crazy. Just like its host city, Las Vegas. Automotive manufacturers routinely roll out one or more … Read more

Hold Fast: VinFast Does Paris

Vietnam throws its hat into the automotive manufacturing ring. Vietnam has a homegrown car company known as VinFast and this upstart automaker is showcasing its new models at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. VinFast is not a household name and its vehicles aren’t likely to be sold in the U.S. … Read more

All-New BMW Z4 at Pebble Beach

2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition wows Pebble Beach. Finally! One of the more anticipated models not named the Toyota Supra made its debut on Thursday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance reviewing stand during Monterey Car Week. That would be none other than the 2019 BMW Z4, which is … Read more

Spotlight: American Children’s Home Show-off Show

American Children’s Home 20th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show What could be better than a gathering of cars, trucks and motorcycles? Not much, unless that function benefits a nonprofit, as it did at a recent event held in Lexington, North Carolina. Indeed, the campus of the American Children’s … Read more

Spotlight: 2018 Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show

2018 Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show As an automotive writer, most of my focus is on what’s new and upcoming, thus the “auto trends” moniker. But I also know that the industry has a rich history spanning nearly 150 years. Keeping an eye on the past while looking toward … Read more

At the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair

Updated April 9, 2018, to include Day No. 4 photos. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair is a classic car extravaganza. The twice-annual Charlotte AutoFair never disappoints, even when the weather is less than cooperative. Rainy skies and falling temperatures ruled Day No. 3 of the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair, keeping crowds … Read more

Revived Lincoln Aviator Set to Take Flight

New Aviator SUV strengthens the Lincoln marque. The Lincoln Aviator is back, an all-new SUV set to take flight next year. Notwithstanding the obvious aviation references, the 2019 Aviator may very well enable the Lincoln brand to recapture at least some of its past glory, particularly as the preeminent American … Read more

All-Wheel Drive Surprise: 2019 Nissan Altima

The Altima carries the fight forward, adds available all-wheel drive. Car manufacturers find themselves in a bit of a quandary — do they continue to build more crossover utility vehicles as customers demand or do they hedge their bets with their tried-and-true sedans? When it comes to the top manufacturers, … Read more

GMC Introduces Off-Road Sierra AT4 Line

AT4 line added to the 2019 Sierra. An all-new GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck is on its way, with this model making its debut at a special media event earlier in the month. Just ahead of the start of the New York International Auto Show this week, GMC introduced a … Read more

Live! From the 2018 Chicago Auto Show!

Revised Feb. 8, 2018, to reflect expanded auto show news. Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The 2018 Chicago Auto Show kicks off this week and yours truly will be in attendance for the media days scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The public days begin Saturday, Feb. … Read more

At a Glance: 2019 Ford Edge ST

Ford Performance serves up an Edge ST model. Ford Performance has done it again. This time, Ford’s performance division sets its eyes on the company’s midsize, two-row SUV, the Ford Edge. As they’ve done with more than a dozen models in recent years, the engineers and designers transformed a not-so-ordinary … Read more

Hyundai Veloster N: Namyang Performance

Veloster N brings Hyundai’s performance division to North America. “N” stands for Namyang, the location of Hyundai Motor’s global research and development (R&D) Center in Korea. The “N” also represents Hyundai’s performance division, the automaker’s equivalent of Ford’s ST and Volkswagen’s GTI lines. Starting this year, the first model bearing … Read more

At a Glance: 2019 Kia Forte

Kia’s Forte compact sedan is big on style. Son of a Stinger! At first glance, the 2019 Kia Forte looks a lot like the premium Kia Stinger performance sedan. Those ported design elements provide the Forte with perhaps the most handsome sheet metal amongst small cars, something certain to capture … Read more