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Born Again - 2014 Chevy Impala & 2014 Jeep Cherokee

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50AM | By: Teddy Field


Born Again - 2014 Chevy Impala & 2014 Jeep Cherokee test 1-1

A decade ago, the ‘Retro Craze’ brought us some funk-tastic cars like the New Beetle, the PT Cruiser, and the Chevy SSR. They were hot at the time, but their popularity lasted about as long as Chumbawamba’s. Fortunately, reintroducing an iconic model is now approached with a lot more care, and the 2014 Chevy Impala and 2014 Jeep Cherokee have been reimagined with an eye on future. So let’s look into the disco ball, and see what the future holds for these two iconic rides.


What's Hot at the 2013 New York Auto Show

On: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:46AM | By: Clay Ritchings


What's Hot at the 2013 New York Auto Show test 1-1

The New York International Automobile show was first held in 1900— for over hundred years, through good times and bad, it has continued its pioneering own tradition of delivering new as well as innovative ideas to locals and the world.

The year 2013 is truly making out to be a very exciting one for the automobile industry. So far, the auto shows around the world have truly delivered a grand variety of things on four wheels to really be excited about. As one of the most impactful and trend setting automotive markets globally, combined with the city’s energy, and the fact that New York is a popular city, this show is the most important automotive event in the world.


Dig It: 2014 Buick LaCrosse

On: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:10AM | By: Teddy Field


2014 Buick LaCrosse test 2

Buick’s new corporate image is all about Good Vibes. They’re trying to shed their image of freaky reliability, and bogus build quality. ‘The Sensible Man’s Cadillac’ is what they want people to see. And their new crop of properly luxurious rides definitely fits the groovy new image.


Chevy Flashes a Glimpse of 2014 Camaro SS

On: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:14AM | By: Chris Weiss


2014 Chevy Camaro SS test 2

The New York International Auto Show is less than a week away and automakers are preparing by getting the press and public excited about what's in store. Chevy will debut the redesigned 2014 Camaro SS at the show and has released a quick teaser of the Camaro model.


 

The Diesels Are Coming!

On: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:10AM | By: Teddy Field


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel test 2

Paul Revere made his Midnight Ride through the Massachusetts countryside in 1775, to warn American colonists of the approaching British army, but we bring much better news from the other side of the pond. Instead of a herd of Red Coats, intent on burning your farm to the ground, we’re heralding the arrival of that European institution called ‘Diesel’.


Diesels by the Numbers

On: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:25AM | By: Eric Sharp


Diesels by the Numbers test 2

If you wonder why diesel-powered cars are more popular in Europe than in the United States the answer is simple economics: diesel fuel in Europe costs less than gasoline, and diesel-powered vehicles get 30-40 percent better mileage.


Top Safety Picks for 2013

On: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:19PM | By: Chris Weiss


2013 Subaru Outback test 2

Last year, the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety introduced the new Top Safety Pick + award, which encompasses the new small overlap frontal test. It announced the first wave of awardees in late 2012, beginning with the mid-size luxury and mid-size moderately priced categories. 

"To qualify for the 2013 Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations and no less than acceptable in the fifth test," explains the IIHS. In addition to the small overlap test, those evaluation categories are the moderate overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover test, and evaluation of seat/head restraints in rear impacts.


McLaren Releases Performance Specs For Its New P1 Hypercar

On: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 11:05AM | By: Teddy Field


McLaren P1 test 2

Supercars are all about imagination. Impossibilities made possible, then wrapped in bodywork that was designed by a 12-year-old on the back of a math book. They don’t have to make sense; they have to make us excited. Hopeful that one day, we’ll be able to buy one for ourselves. And if we win the lottery any time soon, the McLaren P1 will be at the top of our shopping list.

Unveiled a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, the McLaren P1 has slashes and swoops, butterfly doors, and the coolest orange paintjob that you’ll ever see. This car defies logic, and challenges everything that you normally associate with supercars. It’s a gas-electric hybrid (yep - just like a Prius), but it has a top speed of 218 mph. You can drive it for 6-12 mi (at reasonable speeds) on electricity alone, then the twin-turbo 3.8L V8 will spool up to charge the battery pack (it even comes with a plug-in charger for some extra ‘green-ness’).


New Brabus 800 Roadster To Debut At Geneva

On: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 9:01AM | By: Teddy Field


New Brabus 800 Roadster To Debut At Geneva test 2

Mercedes AMG cars aren’t exactly slow. When Daimler acquired the tuning company in 1999, they had been turning Mercedes street cars into Hedge Fund Fun Machines since the late-1960’s. Now with the full backing of Daimler-Benz, AMG has the financial and engineering ability to create some properly mind-blowing automobiles. Their new SL65 AMG for example, spits out 621-hp / 738 lb-ft from a twin-turbo V12. And that’s enough magic to propel this hedonistic hell raiser to a top speed of 186 mph. Ferraris were barely capable of that 20 years ago, so who could possibly top Mercedes’ own tuning company? Why Brabus of course.


Hyundai Is Recalling 6,000 More Velosters Over Shattering Glass Roof

On: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 3:25PM | By: Teddy Field


Hyundai Is Recalling 6,000 More Velosters Over Shattering Glass Roof test 2

Hyundai’s hot little hatchback is being recalled over a problem with the optional panoramic glass roof. It seems that an unloading station robot at the factory had a malfunction that caused ‘forced contact’ between the robot’s mechanism, and the glass panel. This apparently caused a weakness in the glass, allowing it to shatter unexpectedly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 26 complaints, 15 of them alleged that the sunroof shattered while the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was being driven. In some instances, minor cuts and abrasions were attributed to the falling glass.


Bentley Unveils New 2014 Continental Flying Spur

On: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 5:01PM | By: Teddy Field


Bentley Unveils New 2014 Continental Flying Spur test 2

Forged on Mount Olympus, and trimmed in the finest calfskins, and exotic woods from faraway lands. Behold Bentley’s latest creation: the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur!

The gods are truly pleased with their new chariot. From inside its decadent chamber, they can feast upon ambrosia from the heated and cooled thrones, whilst their divine nectar is chilled to perfection in the rear bottle cooler. Entertainment is provided by cherubs strumming harp music across the 1,100 watt Naim audio system, and video can be enjoyed on the optional 10-inch rear screens.