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

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

The Sedan is Dead:
Long Live the 2019 Nissan Altima!

Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and GM have each announced the discontinuation of several car models in recent years, including the Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200, Ford Focus, and the Buick LaCrosse. Apparently, these manufacturers have read the writing on the wall, which in no unmistakable terms indicates “crossovers.” The reason manufacturers are … 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

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

LA Auto Show Now Includes AutoMobility LA

New Technology Pavilion launches this year. The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show adds a new component, AutoMobility LA, a four-day trade show in advance of the usual 10-day consumer auto show. In effect, the LA Auto Show is combining the show’s press and trade days with its previous Connected Car … Read more

This Week: Spring 2016 Charlotte AutoFair

The biannual Charlotte AutoFair returns this week, offering four jam-packed days of action for car lovers and thrill seekers alike. The Charlotte AutoFair is back and this spring’s show has a new sponsor: Pennzoil. Indeed, this American oil company and owner of Jiffy Lube, becomes the latest sponsor of this … Read more

Made Across America at the Washington Auto Show

One of my deepest pleasures in covering the auto industry is the pervasive influence it has on the US economy. Some Americans are under the impression that the industry’s best days are behind it, but that simply is not true — manufacturers, foreign and domestic, operate assembly plants in more … Read more

Live, From the Washington Auto Show!

America’s Public Policy Show. Today, yours truly is in Washington, DC, for the annual press day at the Washington Auto Show. DC’s show is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where parking is non-existent and people are expected to get there by mass transit or on foot. Go … Read more

10 Must See Models at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Just as the Rose Bowl is the Granddaddy of all the bowl games, the North American International Auto Show has similar prestige amongst the major automotive shows across the continent. The Detroit auto show isn’t the oldest, but its proximity to the heart of America’s automotive industry makes it the … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

Highlights of the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) is a biennial event held during even-numbered years at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The 2014 show is open to the public from October 4 through 19, with press days immediately preceding its launch. More than 50 car manufacturers are on hand … Read more

Grand Cadillac to be Built in Detroit

New model will sit at the top of Cadillac’s model range. The worst kept secret in the automobile industry is this one: Cadillac plans to build a full-sized, rear-wheel drive sedan that will rival the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and the Audi A8. The top-of-the-range model has … Read more

Evade Terrorists With a BMW X5 Security Plus

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. An ordinary BMW X5 does not offer the protection of a security-enhanced model. It is a dangerous world out there. Drive-by shootings, carjackings and war zone weaponry can put you and your passengers at risk. For these reasons BMW provides a … Read more

Looking Ahead: Moscow International Automobile Salon

And the show goes on. Moscow plays host to an important automotive event this month, the biennial Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS). This auto show is held on even numbered years and is slated to begin on August 29 and run through September 7, 2014. This year’s show will take … Read more

Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet

Third Saturday meetings at the Raleigh Grande. Cars and Coffee has come back to Raleigh, NC. This past Saturday the inaugural meet up of the *new* Cars and Coffee Raleigh was held and judging by the amount of coffee consumed and the cars on hand, future gatherings may soon fill … Read more

BMW i8 Bedazzles at Frankfurt

It is both an electric vehicle and a super car, what makes the BMW i8 so unique in the emerging field of vehicle electrification. Introduced to a packed media audience at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, it represents the first production model in BMW’s new “i” sub-brand segment. … Read more

Better Than Ever: 2015 Volkswagen Golf

The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf will be larger, more spacious and lighter than the current model, coming in as a more fuel efficient one too. It will be based on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix, best known as MQB, a platform that will enable the German car manufacturer to build a … Read more

Unveiled: All-New 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan

Infiniti is in the midst of a transformation, one that has this Japanese luxury brand modifying its naming convention, by bringing clarity and renewed purpose to its vehicle range. The first model to feature the new nomenclature is its Q50, a luxury sport sedan introduced at the 2013 North American … Read more

Revealed: C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Chevrolet Corvette is a powerfully emotive vehicle, one with a loyal following of enthusiasts, representing the perfect halo model for the bow-tie brand. It is an iconic coupe in its own right, a model introduced 60 years ago just as the American auto industry was beginning to grasp the … Read more

New Tech Award Set for 2013 Washington Auto Show

The Washington Auto Show may not have the international credibility that shows in Detroit, Buenos Aires and Frankfurt enjoy, but the show has worked diligently to raise its visibility across the United States in recent years. This years show will be held from February 1 through 10, 2013, at the … Read more

Detroit Reveal: 2013 Dodge Dart GT

A new model is being added to the 2013 Dodge Dart line, the GT. Set for introduction at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, the Dart GT will slot in at the top of this compact sedans trim line followed by Limited, Aero, Rallye, SXT … Read more

2011 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

2011 Chicago Auto Show

Today is the first of two media days for the 2011 Chicago Auto Show with Friday the official start of the public segment. From February 11-20, 2011, Chicagoland residents will be able to take in what organizers say is the largest and longest-running auto show in the nation. Earlier today, we … Read more