Here’s Your $150K Cadillac Escalade-V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

Are you ready for the most expensive Cadillac model ever? The 2023 Escalade-V is just that, a $149,990 tribute to luxury, technological geekdom, and performance. Packed with a supercharged V8, this high-performance model is the most powerful SUV in its class and heralds the marque’s 120th anniversary. To the surprise … Read more

Would a Resurrected Scout Help Volkswagen?

1961 International Scout

Volkswagen is an oddity amongst foreign automakers present in the U.S. market. The German company beat nearly every other overseas manufacturer to the market when the Beetle appeared in the 1950s. Later, the automaker expanded its product line, offering the Type 2 (Bus, Microbus), the Karmann Ghia, and eventually the … Read more

GM Plots Return to Europe

Map of Europe

EVs and mobility seem right for Europe. For nine decades, the General Motors Company was a significant player in the European market. In 2017, the company sold its money-losing Opel and Vauxhall brands to Peugeot Citroen, which are now under the Stellantis umbrella. Along with winding down sales of Chevrolet, … Read more

What is GAP Insurance Coverage?

Guaranteed Asset Protection or GAP coverage involves the difference between what you owe on a vehicle and what your insurer pays out when it is a total loss. It is a type of coverage easily neglected, but something every single new vehicle owner should have. With GAP insurance in place, … Read more

Lucid Raising Prices by Up to $15,000

money tussle

Electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors is raising prices across the board, effective June 1, 2022. The increases are as much as $15,000 or approximately the cost of a base Mitsubishi Mirage. The changes follow Thursday’s earnings reports that show significant losses for the first quarter of 2022. Rising Materials Costs … Read more

Auto Trends: U.S. Sales Fall 18% in April

financial crisis

One of the significant auto trends of our time involves the continual slump in auto sales. Unlike times past when consumers held off purchasing, the drop has little to do with demand. Instead, supply chain issues are presenting a significant drain on the market, including the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. … Read more

What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?

car crash

There’s quite a bit of controversy regarding crash tests. The most recent one involved the all-new Dacia Jogger and how it earned a one-star rating in the Euro NCAP test, despite it not being tested. On other occasions, the car seemingly looks like a pile of metal and receives top … Read more

Kia Sorento Emerges From the Telluride’s Shadow

Kia Sorento

If cars could talk, the Kia Sorento would have plenty to say. Introduced in 2003, the Sorento originally occupied the white space between compact and midsize utility vehicles. As this crossover aged and was replaced by subsequent generations, the Sorento gradually grew and transformed into a bona fide three-row midsize … Read more

Saudi Backing Bolsters EV-Maker Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors

EV-Maker Lucid Motors boasts a powerful backer in the form of Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern country holds a 61-percent stake in Lucid through the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). As such, that government has a vested interest in Lucid, something it recently deepened by ordering 50,000 Lucid Air Sedans … Read more

A Hybrid Corvette Arrives in 2023

2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6

The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s sports car and our love affair with this machine remains strong after nearly seven decades. Come 2023, an electrified version of the famed two-seater arrives, launching a sea change for this iconic model. Gas models will continue, but a hybrid will precede an all-electric version … Read more

Nissan Discards Datsun Brand

Datsun GO

“Drive a Datsun, then decide,” was the marketing mantra for a certain type of Japanese vehicle sold in the United States well into the 1980s. Datsun was the marketing name for Nissan products marketed abroad for several decades, before switching to the eponymous label beginning in 1982. The Datsun moniker, … Read more

About the Tesla Robotaxi

Tesla logo

Tesla, Inc. CEO Elon Musk is famous for overpromising and underdelivering. That is the exact opposite approach businesspeople typically take when touting a new product. Has that approach hurt Tesla? Absolutely not. The company is one of the best capitalized in the world, while his legion of devotees continues to … Read more

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

What is the Peugeot 5008?

Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 is a compact crossover SUV released in its current layout in 2017. Prior to this, the 5008 was a multipurpose vehicle, but Peugeot, now part of Stellantis, figured it’s more profitable to transform it into an SUV. Moreover, the Peugeot 5008 is closely related to its smaller … 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

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

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

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

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

How to Become a Safer Driver

behind the wheel

If you’ve recently received a moving violation ticket and are accumulating points that are threatening your driver’s license, it is time to act. Indeed, as you amass points, you are one step closer to receiving additional fines, paying court costs and surcharges, perhaps even facing prison time. One more mistake … 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

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

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

What is the Renault Alaskan?

Renault Alaskan

In a brilliant display of car culture, the Renault Alaskan aimed to expand Renault’s current world-leading presence regarding light commercial vehicles. Renault wanted to introduce a pick-up truck that could sell worldwide and even partnered with Mercedes-Benz to badge engineer the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Their plan failed quite spectacularly, the Alaskan … Read more