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Hyundai's Genesis N Division Beginning Work On Potential M4 Rival???

On: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 1:41PM | By: Carl Malek

Hyundai's Genesis N Division Beginning Work On Potential M4 Rival??? test 1-1

Hyundai's new Genesis division is doubling down on its lofty goals for the luxury car market, but, if a new rumor is found to be true, the brand's performance-oriented ‘N’ division could be preparing a formidable entry that would compete head-to-head with the BMW M4 and taget the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe in its quest to become the top dog in the luxury sport coupe segment.

MINI Unveils Clubman ALL4 Model

On: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 9:06AM | By: Carl Malek

Mini Clubman test 2

MINI has high hopes rolling on its fleet of all-wheel drive models, and it has unveiled the next member of the group, the 2016 MINI Clubman ALL4, which brings the ALL4 system to a smaller platform, while also ushering in new levels of efficiency and performance.

General Motors Launches 'Maven' Car Sharing Brand, Has Uber In Its Sights

On: Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:38PM | By: Carl Malek

General Motors Launches 'Maven' Car Sharing Brand, Has Uber In Its Sights test 1-1

The rise of Uber as the nation's most popular ride sharing service has not gone unnoticed by many in the automotive industry; some auto companies planning ride sharing services of their own to counter Uber's influence on the market. General Motors has unveiled its response, partnering with Uber's chief rival Lyft, in creating its all-new 'Maven' ride sharing service in its attempt to bring ride sharing to more customers. 

Cheap Thrill: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus SHO

On: Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:49PM | By: Teddy Field

1996-1999 Ford Taurus SHO test 2

Back in 1996, the Ford Taurus was America's favorite midsize sedan. Everybody had to have one, from mothers and carpet salesmen to government agencies and rental fleets. They tried to make it look futuristic with lots of circles and swoops. Then they tried to make it fast by shoving a V8 under the hood. Now you're probably thinking, "Wait, it's FWD, won't it torque steer and understeer?", and you'd be right. But in 1996, everything was front-wheel drive, and the V8-powered Ford Taurus SHO was a rocketship...


Chevrolet Unveils 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition

On: Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 3:57PM | By: Carl Malek

Chevrolet Unveils 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition test 1-1

With many truck buyers taking their pickup trucks off the beaten path, Chevrolet has unveiled a new special edition Silverado that strives to meet the demands of these very special customers, while bringing several model-exclusive touches to the Silverado model family.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V: The Ultimate Sleeper

On: Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:42AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

2016 Cadillac ATS-V test 2

In the past, Cadillac was known simple to the ultimate expression of American luxury. They were big cars for people with big wallets, and that was about it. Slow, soft-riding, plush interior, and a floaty suspension that made them a dream to cruise down the highway in, and a nightmare to do much else with. Cadillacs were a badge of honor for an honest working man who had finally 'made it' in life, and was a testament that they had, in fact, been a bit self-indulgent, and rewarded themselves for whatever their bread-winning achievements may have been at the time. Back then, sleeper cars were made out of cars like Chevelles, Novas, or even Impalas. No one would've thought to make a sleeper out of an expensive Cadillac.

Ballin' on a Budget: 2011-2015 Kia Optima SX

On: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 10:54AM | By: Teddy Field

2011-2015 Kia Optima SX test 2

Ordinarily, if you wanted to impress people on a budget, you would need to drive a car that has an expensive brand name, and lots of trendy features that will eventually break. But with the 2011–2015 Kia Optima SX, that's just not the case. It can impress people with its looks alone, and it's filled with a ton of luxury accouterments that'll probably be cheap to fix. Plus, it's a used Kia, which means you'll be Ballin' on a Budget...

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: The Real Deal

On: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:21PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350:  The Real Deal test 1-1

Having grown up in a GM family, I found that telling my dad that the first car I wanted is a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible can be a difficult sell. It wasn't easy at all, but essentially my reasoning was that the Mustang was a car that everyone could get behind, that is was an esthetically appealing, universally loved, tried-and-true Pony Car—the original, in fact. Like I said, it wasn't easy, but once I got the keys (and my license), that was all I needed.

What the Truck?! - Review Of The Isuzu VehiCROSS

On: Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:00PM | By: Teddy Field

What the Truck?! - Review Of The Isuzu VehiCROSS test 1-1

In 1999, Americans were falling madly in love with the SUV. Small ones, big ones, bigger ones. It didn't matter as long as they looked tough, and sat up real high so mommy could feel important. Earlier in the decade, Isuzu had abandoned efforts to sell cars in the United States, opting instead to base their entire survival on selling SUVs. To bring attention to this novel idea, Isuzu created the VehiCROSS as a sort of technical showcase/halo truck. That's why they crammed it full of innovative features, made it drive like a sports car, and gave it bodywork that would make anyone say, What the Truck?!

Haunted Highways: The BMW Z8 - A Masterpiece From Munich

On: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:46AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

 BMW Z8 test 2

In 1997 BMW debuted a concept car called the Z07. It was an instant success on the show circuit, and not being a company to rest on its laurels BMW quickly got the Z07 onto the production line only two short years later and dubbed it the Z8—and the world was instantly better for it. The Z8 was built from 1999 through 2002 and was given the model code E52. It seemed that Bimmer had an idea that its newest flagship was going to be a success, as it guaranteed potential owners that it would continue to build replacement parts for it for the next 50 years. Presumptuous? Perhaps, but not as much as some may think...

Review Of The 2016 Kia Sorento: Remind You Of Something?

On: Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 10:11AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

2016 Kia Sorento test 2

It seems that life is, in fact, a circle that does keep on turning. It usually takes everyone (yours truly very much included) to realize this fact, but after a while, it's impossible not to see it. High-waist 1980s-style jeans are back in fashion, as is blue or purple hair. The same goes for skinny ties, Transformers, and even Fireballs have come full circle to become an adult treat to those of us old enough to remember what they were originally. In the past, startup car companies like Honda and Toyota were the smaller tykes trying to play on a professional field. They were faced with impossible odds, and had one or two models to start with as their entrants into the American sales landscape. But, they didn't falter, and, in fact, succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. They were the Rudy trying out for Notre Dame or the Rocky getting a shot against the Apollo. They were runty pups that came from almost nothing to become the top dog or dogs of the automotive world.