VinFast Rolls Out $17K Hatchback

You probably haven’t heard of VinFast, the local Vietnamese automaker. But VinFast aims to get its name out there, by producing a succession of new models, beginning with a $17,000 hatchback debuting this month. VinFast is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vingroup, one of the largest private enterprises in Vietnam. … Read more

About the Refreshed 2020 Lexus RX

Ever since its 1999 model year introduction, the Lexus RX has played a significant role in the luxury utility vehicle segment. In fact, it was a groundbreaking vehicle, as it brought the first luxury crossover SUV to the market. Since then, the RX has evolved significantly, as Lexus increased its … Read more

New Ford Super Duty F-600 Unveiled

Ford expands its Super Duty line and updates other vans and trucks. There is a fresh name coming to the Ford Super Duty family, the first new F-Series model we’re seeing in 20 years. The Ford Super Duty F-600 broke cover this week, expanding the automaker’s venerable line of full-size … Read more

Uncovered: Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair Engine Preview

The Ford Escape has been one of the best-selling small crossover utility vehicles since its 2001 debut. The earliest models shared the same architecture with the Mazda Tribute. There was also a Mercury Milan variant until Ford canceled the brand in 2011. The Fourth-Generation Ford Escape Ford rolled out the … Read more

Rivian Automotive Draws Interest From GM, Amazon

They were the darling of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric-vehicle company based in Michigan with a plant in Illinois, may soon bring a pair of electric vehicles to the market. The automaker showcased a pickup truck and an SUV in L.A. and may soon … 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

About the 2020 Toyota GR Supra

The Supra is coming! The Supra is coming! If you’re part of the Toyota Supra fandom, you’ve heard this exclamation for the better part of a decade, perhaps longer. More than two decades have passed since the last Supra was sold in North America, although it soldiered on in Japan … Read more

At a Glance: 2020 Ford Explorer

What’s old or time-honored is new again. The 2020 Ford Explorer is the latest version of Ford’s most popular SUV, an all-new model that builds on the success of the 8 million copies sold to date. This week, at Ford Field in Detroit, Ford officially unveiled its next-generation Explorer, with … Read more

Volkswagen Rabbit Reprise: Again!

VW’s bunny makes its third visit. This time as a limited-edition Rabbit trim. The Volkswagen Rabbit is set to return once again. This time, it isn’t a model name. Instead, VW has chosen to deliver a limited-run Golf GTI Rabbit edition, apparently for the 2019 model year only. 2019 Volkswagen … Read more

At a Glance: 2019 Kia K900

The Kia K900 is one of the most improbable and unlikely models from a mainstream manufacturer. Introduced in 2015, the K900 immediately gave Kia an entry in the niche full-size luxury sedan segment. That segment is occupied by the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar … Read more

About the 2019 Cadillac XT4

The XT4 is the latest crossover for the Cadillac brand. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a subcompact luxury crossover, the latest model for GM’s luxury marque. It has a bold style and delivers a quiet ride. However, its part-time all-wheel-drive system isn’t as user-friendly as some competing models. Cadillac’s XT4 … Read more

Ram Gets a Midsize Pickup Truck

A Dakota replacement is in the works. Once considered a dying segment, the midsize pickup truck market is showing fresh signs of life. Much credit is due to GM for releasing a pair of new trucks in 2015 — the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Those trucks lifted sales among … Read more

A Whole Lot of Awesome:
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

A tricked-out truck for the midsize range. Chevrolet just raised the bar in the midsize performance pickup truck category by introducing its latest model, the Colorado ZR2 Bison. The Bison builds on the off-road-ready ZR2 thanks to a collaboration Chevrolet has with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket … Read more

About the 2019 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet’s Volt maintains its place in a niche segment. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt operates in a limited, but important segment. As a compact plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Volt supplies sufficient electrification range for local drivers, then backs it up with a small generator (engine) for longer trips. The original … Read more

About the 2019 Genesis G70

Updated September 19, 2018, to include model year price information. We have fresh information about the Genesis G70. The 2019 Genesis G70 is one of three sedans sold by Hyundai’s luxury brand. It has several things we like, including standard rear-wheel drive, an available 6-speed manual gearbox and tough looks. … Read more

About the 2019 Chevrolet Impala

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala represents one of a small cohort of full-size mainstream sedans. Its bold style is just as appealing as it was when the current model rolled in 2014. The Impala has a comfortable interior and supplies a great ride. It could use more active safety tech, however. … 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

Ford Opens Order Book for 2019 Ranger

The 2019 Ranger makes an online splash. Updated Dec. 12, 2018, reflecting newly released performance details. The wait is nearly over. For the all-new Ford Ranger, that is. After an eight-year hiatus, the 2019 Ford Ranger is set to return. Indeed, this week Ford opened the online order book, which … Read more

The Chevy Blazer is Back, But in Name Only?

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

When you think of the Chevy Blazer name, an image of a burly full-size SUV may come to mind. That representation would be correct, especially if you had in mind the first model sporting the Blazer inscription. Indeed, when the Chevrolet K5 Blazer rolled out in 1969, it immediately made … Read more

First Look: 2019 Lexus ES

The seventh-generation Lexus ES arrives this summer. When Toyota launched its Lexus brand in 1989, it had two products to show for it: midsize ES and full-size LS sedans. Both models remain an important part of this luxury marque’s portfolio, although newer models such as the RX crossover are far … Read more

First Look: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

A summer arrival for the 2019 Corolla hatchback. Updated May 25, 2018, to reflect prices and fuel economy ratings. I’ve checked out new vehicles on showroom floors, at auto show exhibits and also upon various ballroom, convention center and theater stages. I’ve yet to find myself tired of the process, … Read more

First Look: 2019 Toyota Avalon

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon steps up its game. Flagship sedans are a thing of the past, right? After all, the segment continues to shrink as customers shift to crossovers. The Hyundai Azera is no more and there is talk that the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala will soon receive the … 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

Toyota: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Returns

Corolla hatchback debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. For 50 years, the Toyota Corolla has faithfully served as the budget vehicle of choice for millions of drivers the world over. Toyota has offered this compact model as a coupe, sedan, hatchback and wagon, but in recent years … Read more

Cadillac Exclusive: Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8.

Cadillac: New V8 underpins 2019 CT6 V-Sport model. Cadillac made some news this week when it announced the forthcoming 2019 CT6 V-Sport model, a performance variant of its largest sedan. But it wasn’t simply a new trim that caught everyone’s attention, rather an all-new engine, one exclusive to GM’s luxury … Read more

Unpacking the 2019 Volvo XC40

With the XC40, Volvo now boasts a trio of SUVs. Updated May 25, 2018 to include revised cargo space capacity and fuel economy ratings. You can now put Volvo Cars on your luxury SUV shopping list if it isn’t already there. This spring, the third utility vehicle from this Swedish … Read more