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Just last week, we reported that Kia Motors hired NBA star LeBron James to hawk their their slow-moving Kia K900 luxury sedan. Now, they’re taking their K900 revitalization plan even further, by presenting a heavily modded factory show car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. But will a rumbling V8 performance model get people to notice?
If you’re looking for a family-friendly sedan that looks good, and gets great gas mileage, you won’t do much better than the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid. It’s got a well-sorted gas-electric powertrain that makes 188hp. The suspension is tuned for athletic handling, it looks like a baby Aston Martin, and Consumer Reports says you’ll average around 39 mpg. But what if you still play air guitar at stoplights, and your idea of ‘cutting carbs’ is drinking light beer? Is a hybrid Ford really going to satisfy your inner Ozzy? Probably not. You need a Dodge Charger SRT8.
Tags: Dodge Charger SRT8, 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid, review
The DTM Touring Car Series is like German NASCAR. Devoted fans tune in to watch a bunch of wild-haired pretty boys try to become champion as they race Mercedes, Audis, and BMWs around tracks like the Nurburgring and Hockenheim. After a 20-year absence, BMW re-entered the series in 2012, and they’ve already cleaned up with an impressive string of victories. To celebrate their success, BMW created a special edition of the 2015 BMW M4. And it’s as gaudy as you would expect.
Tags: BMW, BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, DTM Touring Car Championship
The World Series is underway, and all baseball fans have an interest in the Fall Classic to one degree or another. For fans of the Royals and the Giants, we are talking about a very big deal.
With the Ebola outbreak, rising insurance premiums due to ObamaCare, and the general threat of violence from ISIS, Russia, and the entire Middle East, we really could use another compact crossover right about now. Lucky for us, Honda’s going to give us one next month at the LA Auto Show. And while the sporty 2016 Honda HR-V won’t be able to cure infectious diseases, it does have a Magic Seat, and some other unique features...
Tags: 2016 honda hr-v, 2015 LA Auto Show, car show, compact crossover
Earlier in the year, seven automakers were forced to recall over one million vehicles that were fitted with faulty airbag inflators made by OEM supplier Takata. In a crash, these deflators could rupture and spray shrapnel inside the cabin. Six injuries have already been reported, making this a rather serious problem. To prevent further injuries, Toyota is going to re-notify owners of cars in high-humidity regions. Is your car affected? Click through to find out.
Tags: recall, toyota corolla, toyota tundra, toyota sequoia, toyota matrix
In September, 2,881 people bought a 2014 Nissan Leaf. That funky looking EV boasts best in class, range, distinctive styling, and an affordable base price of $28,800. Nissan took a huge risk bringing this all-electric hatchback to market, and buyers responded by making it the best-selling EV in America. The battery-powered 2014 Ford Focus Electric hasn’t been nearly as well received, and Ford just slashed the price by $6,000 to stir sales. But will that be enough?
Tags: 2014 Ford Focus Electric, Ford Focus EV, EV, 2014 Nissan Leaf
The 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the safest automotive choices you can make. Its styling will offend no one, yet the Camry Hybrid badge still carries plenty of street cred on the cul-de-sac. The drivetrain is reliable and efficient. And it’s got just enough pep to make most drivers think “it’s sporty”. But for the same money, you could get a V10-powered supersedan that can turn your morning commute into an adrenaline-charged video game. It might measure fuel economy in feet-per-gallon, but it’s worth every penny. If you’re still young enough to poop without pills, then you owe it to yourself to checkout the E60 BMW M5.
Tags: Review, BMW, BMW M5, E60, 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Kia’s bold move into the luxury segment hasn’t gone all that well. Their flagship Kia K900 was designed to compete with cars like the 2015 Lexus LS460, 2015 Jaguar XJ, and the 2015 Audi A8. But no one is taking them seriously. So they’ve fired Morpheus and hired LeBron. This should go well...
The compact luxury crossover market is white-hot at the moment. Everybody from BMW to Lincoln is vying to sell the newly appointed district manager’s wife a leather-trimmed Cute-UTE. Content and style is paramount to making a sale, and the uber-angular 2015 Lexus NX looks ready to claim a sizable chunk of the market. But what do you get for your husband’s hard earned money? Let’s find out…
Tags: Lexus, 2015 Lexus NX200t, 2015 Lexus NX300h, 2015 Lexus NX, CUV, hybrid