Ford Takes Evolutionary Apporach With 2023 Super Duty, Debuts New V8 And Higher Levels Of Technology

Ford promised that big changes were coming to the venerable Super Duty pickup for 2023. While the latest chapter in Super Duty Performance is more of an evolutionary update versus an outright revolution, Ford is not resting on its heels, especially as it tries to retain its sales crown against the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Heavy-duty variants with the 2023 Ford Super Duty lineup.   New V8 Adds Newfound Punch To Base Models An immediate change that buyers will notice is that there is an all-new 6.8-liter gasoline V8 lurking under the hood of lower-grade Super Dutys. This V8 replaces …

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2023 Ram 1500 Built To Serve EMS Edition Pays Homage To First Responders

Ram’s popular Built To Serve lineup of special edition 1500 models have done a good job honoring various branches of the armed service as well as other organizations. However, it’s now time for first responders to get their time in the spotlight and Ram has done just that with the newest member of the family, the EMS Edition.   EMS Edition Follows Same Script As The Others The entire Built To Serve family of models was built from the beginning to be a pure appearance package, and like before, the EMS Edition follows the same tire tracks, with this model also …

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2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD Gets More Tech, Off-Road Focused ZR2 Model

Not too long ago, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received a host of updates that aimed to make the truck more modern while also addressing a laundry list of consumer complaints when the current generation model first appeared. These updates have now made their way to the 2024 Silverado HD, and while the HD’s suite of updates does go in a bit of a different direction in some ways, it’s still trying to achieve the same core point while also adding goodies like an all-new ZR2 model.   Silverado Styling Is Still Controversial, But Change Is Good The exterior styling of …

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2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport Review by Ben Lewis

Is there any SUV more familiar than Toyota’s 4Runner? We’d say familiar and steadfast, too. Where other SUV’s have gone through the market swings, becoming more car like, swapping capability for comfort, living a soft life in the ‘burbs, the 4Runner has stayed true to form – a tough, capable, rugged, truck-based vehicle that’s proven to be nearly unbreakable over the years. But is this tough Toyota is behind the times? Well, a new-for-2022 TRD Sport model gives us an opportunity to get back in the saddle with one of our favorite rides. Handsome, Square-Jawed Looks On the outside, it …

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: Feeding America’s Crossover Hunger

America is hungry for crossovers and this hunger is why the 2022 Corolla Cross exists. We aren’t exactly sure why Americans love crossovers so much. Maybe it’s the higher ride height for better visibility. Maybe it’s the higher ride height for ease of entry and exit. Or maybe it’s the higher ride height for ease of loading kids or gear into. What it is The 2022 Corolla Cross is exactly what it sounds like, a Corolla crossover. Basically Toyota has taken the Corolla, made it a wagon, and lifted it a couple of inches. This makes it a little more …

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2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Pays Homage To Iconic Motor City Legend, Only 300 To Be Built

We are nearing the end of Dodge’s Last Call model series. While some have been mere style packages, others have packed some serious performance under their chiseled hoods. The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost is the latter and not only does it ay homage to a Detroit racing legend, but also ups the horsepower ante too.   Black Ghost Story Goes Back Seven Decades The story of the original Black Ghost begins back in the 1970s, long before Woodward Avenue became known for the Woodward Dream Cruise and the swarms of Royal Oak Police department officers that often accompany it. …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum – Toyota Aims For The Luxury Benchmarks, Is It Enough?

To say that the previous generation Toyota Tundra pickup was a relic from a bygone time was no understatement. With styling that dated all the way back to 2006 (when this author was in high school) and a one-size fits all V8 engine, the Tundra was an old-school model that was rapidly losing ground to many full-size rivals. That included the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, and the Ram 1500, which all have received multiple updates and smaller engines to appeal to a more fuel-conscious consumer base. The 2022 Tundra finally pushes the Tundra into the modern age, but is it …

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn Review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the all-new Acura Integra A-Spec, and we loved it.  With great looks and performance, it reminded us that the world hasn’t gone completely SUV crazy – there’s still a deserving place for a well-tuned sport sedan. (or hatch in the Acura’s case). While the Acura returns a familiar name, The VW Jetta has never gone away. And with the recent re-imagining of the sporty GLI model, it’s even more of an enthusiast’s dream come true. Significant updates for 2022 give us another chance to drive VW’s sports sedan. Fresh Face The Jetta GLI has always been handsome, …

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2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Emerges As New Range Topper, Sinister Pony Promises 500 Plus Horsepower

The 2024 Ford Mustang certainly made plenty of waves when it made its debut in the heart of the Motor City. It turns out that Ford had a surprise up its sleeve with the debut of the all-new Dark Horse model which will not only be the new range topping model in the main Mustang family, but it will also be the most powerful model too.   Three Year Dark Horse Project Produces A Performance Filled Monster Ford revealed that the Dark Horse was a three year project in the making and was designed to redefine the level of performance …

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Maserati Shows Off GranTurismo Design, Confirms Nettuno V6 Will Be On Board And Adds Nice Livery

Maserati may have not formally unveiled the all-new GranTurismo coupe just yet, but that doesn’t mean the company is willing to sit idly by and let some of its rivals command the global spotlight. The company has decided to show off the car early and not only added a nifty livery to it, but also confirmed that the Nettuno V6 will be coming along for the ride too.   GranTurismo Walks The Cat Walk With New Livery Package Maserati claims that the GranTurismo is the “true icon” of Maserati and that’s reflected in some of the styling that this coupe …

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2024 Ford Mustang Embraces New Technology And Beefier Performance In Quest For Muscle Car Supremacy

It’s not often that we get to see the debut of an all-new Ford Mustang. The last time we saw an all-new Mustang was back in 2015 when the sixth generation Mustang made its global debut (minus the heavily camouflaged one we saw at Woodward.) The model has aged well since then, but the steady march of technology and progress has begun to expose a few wrinkles in its muscle car ambitions. Ford is out to show that the Mustang still has youth and vigor and it has done so with the unveiling of the 2024 Ford Mustang, which leaps …

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Gains New Performance Edition, Enhances Power And Handling

Chevrolet’s popular Tahoe RST model is already a very expressive SUV that blends capability with plenty of street cred. But we’ll admit that we always thought the raw performance heart of the matter could be improved. Chevrolet has answered our cries for change with the 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition which improves performance and handling for Chevy’s bread and butter SUV offering.   Johnny Law Supplied Parts Make RST Performance Edition Sizzle While this particular upgrade is not meant to take on the bonkers Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the Performance Edition is supposed to be a gradual upgrade to some …

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Chrysler Reveals 2023 Chrysler 300C, Scat Pack Infused 300 To Serve As Swan Song For Model

Chrysler promised that something powerful was coming to the brand for 2023. While it’s unfortunately not a Hellcat powered creation, Chrysler instead chose to dust off an old but very potent formula with the unveiling of the 2023 Chrysler 300C which brings potent V8 power to the venerable 300 for one final time.   Familiarity Plays Big Role In 2023 300C If you feel like you have seen this script play out before you’re not wrong, and that’s because the 2023 Chrysler 300C is roughly a rebadged version of the international market 300 SRT and is also a sequel to …

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Road Test Review – 2022 BMW M340i xDrive – The Four Door Toyota Supra?

It’s a classic case of sibling rivalry in the world of BMW. While the M3, M5, and other formal M models continue to be the range toppers in their respective model families, the M Performance models have always been the figurative middle children. Designed to deliver M-level performance at a more approachable price point these models are the perfect balancing act, but they can sometimes fall behind the spotlight when their fire-breathing M cousins are wheeled in. That includes the 2022 BMW M340i, which aims to deliver an alternative slice of performance. But can it accomplish this goal, and is …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium – BMW DNA Creates Disitnct Performance Coupe Offering

The Toyota Supra has always been an enigma in the minds of performance enthusiasts. While the BMW-based iteration we know now is a far cry from the heyday models that defined the 1990s, it’s still a potent performance entry. This is due to the Supra managing to create a perfect blend of world-class performance hardware and distinctly Toyota design. But are these two pillars still enough to help the Supra stave off threats from traditional sports car rivals and internal competition from BMW?   Style Still Remains A Supra Strong Suit The 2022 Toyota Supra (2023 models are just now …

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2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Tech review by Ben Lewis

Many people have forgotten that before Lexus of Infiniti, there was Acura. Yep, it was Honda who first came out with a separate luxury brand, and they set the trend that’s also being followed like Hyundai’s Genesis. In fact, even Mazda was going to add the Amati line, but thought better of it, and it never happened. Especially with enthusiasts, the Integra name stands for something special. While it was from the beginning a tarted-up Civic, Acura made sure that performance goodies and special models were included. So it’s really interesting that for their latest model, the brand has ditched …

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Mullen Buys Controlling Interest In Bollinger Motors, Restarts B1 & B2 Programs

In a surprise move, Mullen Automotive has revealed that it has bought a majority stake in rival Bollinger Motors and also announced that it has big plans for Bollinger as the EV startup attempts to expand its presence rapidly amidst rapid change and legislative laws that passed.   Mullen’s Move The Ultimate Surprise When we say Mullen’s move came out of left field, we mean it, with this author out on another assignment when the news came off the wire. Mullen’s investment in Bollinger reflects the grand plans that the firm has for its new acquisition, with the company spending …

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Jeep Wagoneer S Adds Electrons To Iconic Moniker, Embraces New Shape And Compliments Wagoneer 4xe Model

The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models are the ultimate expressions of Jeep capability and luxury. We enjoyed our time with the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, but it’s no secret that, like their ancestors, fuel economy is not a strong suit. However, it would seem that Jeep is out to change all that, with the brand confirming that it has begun exploring the idea of an all-electric EV version with the all-new Grand Wagoneer S and the Grand Wagoneer 4xe.   Sleek Grand Wagoneer S Embraces Three Distinct Pillars Unlike the Recon, Jeep revealed that the Grand Wagoneer S name itself …

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Jeep Eyes The EV Wars With 2023 Recon, Small EV Promises Wrangler Capability In Tidy Compact Package

Jeep’s 4xe day has begun, and the brand not only used the occasion to elaborate on its EV plans but also show the spearhead of this offensive with three all-new Jeep EVs that aim to shake the very foundation of Jeep to its core. While the Jeep Avenger will be a Europe-only offering, the off-road brand showed us one of two U.S.-bound models, the 2023 Jeep Recon.   Recon Provides Glimpse Into Trail Slaying Strategy The 2023 Recon was the surprise unveiling of 4xe day, and while it may look like an all-electric Wrangler replacement, Jeep assures us that it …

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Pricing Revealed, Starts At $36,996 And Promises Budget Fun

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla certainly did a good job catching our attention when Toyota unveiled it earlier this year. It caught our attention so much that this author is actually planning to buy one (no joke) thanks to its all-wheel drive system, turbocharged three cylinder engine, and its potent exterior styling. But while Toyota talked a good game about the GR Corolla being budget friendly, we didn’t hear anything about formal pricing for the fire breathing compact. Until now, with the Japanese auto giant revealing that elusive figure in an announcement earlier this morning  Core Model Leads The Way …

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2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed Is Luxury Lined Rocket, Retains 626 hp W12

While the Bentley Bentayga and Bentley’s upcoming electrification strategy have undoubtedly taken the bulk of the world’s attention, it can be easy to forget that the company also has the venerable Flying Spur sedan. When we last experienced the luxury-lined borderline limousine, it was in a smaller V8 package, and it certainly delivered a solid first impression. But what if you’re a business tycoon, world leader, or enthusiast that prefers to have a pinch of speed to your limo experience? Bentley has the answer to that very question with the 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed.   More Performance And Flying …

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Bollinger Motors Announces B4 EV Commercial Trucks, Will They Be Lightning In A Bottle For Company?

Bollinger Motors is a company that has certainly seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past few years. When we last heard from Bollinger, they announced that they were ending development of the B1 pickup and B2 SUV models while also doubling down on the commercial vehicle segment. Bollinger has so far been reluctant to reveal full details of what that means for consumers, but recently, the company offered a small glimmer of what this could mean with he reveal of their all-new lineup of B4 commercial chassis cab models.   Cab Forward For An All EV …

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2022 Lexus NX 450h+ Luxury Review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the all-new Lexus NX 350 and we very impressed. OK, so we know it’s heavily based on the new Toyota RAV4, but that’s fine with us, the updated RAV4 was a major step forward for one of the best-selling small SUVs of all time. And our favorite RAV was the RAV4 Prime with over 300 horsepower and 0-60 in under 6 seconds. It’s one of the fastest vehicles in the Toyota fleet! So, while we loved the NX 350, we were really waiting for the NX 450h+ which would be using the same muscular running gear as …

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD The Ultimate Utility Vehicle

Minivans have long been looked down upon as a vehicle for mom’s to take their kids to soccer in. However, a minivan is possibly the most useful vehicle ever made, and the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD has the most utility of any vehicle on the market. What are you talking about? Hear me out! The Pacifica has stow and go seating, making it super easy to transition between passengers and cargo. Even when the seats are up there is a ton of cargo under the floor where the seats stow. It gets great fuel mileage, especially if you get …

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Honda Reveals 2023 Civic Type R Power Numbers, Also Shows Off New Surprises

When we last saw the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, the Japanese auto giant offered what equated to a small sample platter to the masses of fans and loyalists. We got to see the revamped exterior styling that made the new Type R stand out in the crowd, but the company chose not to reveal what kind of power numbers this new model is capable of. Thankfully, Honda has finally delivered the main course and detailed this missing category and some surprises too.   No Hybrid But 315 hp Turbo Four Is Still A Potent Type R Trump Card An …

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Dodge Adds An Extra Sting To Charger With Revamped Super Bee Last Call, Will Feature Drag Slicks

As mentioned in our prior Woodward Dream Cruise coverage, Dodge is ending production of the current generation Charger and Challenger but before they leave, the brand is releasing seven special edition “Last Call” models to celebrate their exit as part of the broader Buzz series of special editions. The first of these was the Challenger Shakedown Edtion which was largely an appearance package that paid homage to an old SEMA concept from 2016. That said, the notion of “you can do better than that” must’ve struck a nerve with some Dodge reps because they not only chose to revive the …

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Rivian’s New Camp Mode Aims To Add Comfort To Your Camp Site Experience

Rivian knows that buyers use trucks for all kinds of things and that includes the art of camping. Exploring the outdoors helped play a role in Rivian’s next OTA (Over The Air Update) with company CEO RJ Scaringe taking to social media to show off some of what the upcoming Camp Mode has to offer.   Rivian Dials In Comfort For The Long Haul Had help beta testing Camp Mode. Can’t wait for you to try it! Rolling out very soon in next OTA update… pic.twitter.com/JNoOAjWupr — RJ Scaringe (@RJScaringe) August 27, 2022 Scaringe’s brief video on Twitter doesn’t go …

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Play It Again Mustang, Ford Teases Exhaust Sound Ahead Of September Debut

We last saw the 2023 Ford Mustang at Ford’s display booth at the Woodward Dream Cruise; the company chose to generate some buzz by bringing a heavily wrapped-up prototype to the event. While we still have to wait a bit longer to see it in the flesh, Ford is choosing to take a piecemeal approach to the Mustang’s debut and has now revealed what the new Mustang sounds like ahead of the #MustangStampede in Detroit on September 14th.   Mustang Sounds Muscular In New Teaser Video Get ready to feel. 9.14.2022.#MustangStampede #FordMustanghttps://t.co/xvQVq7rAEE pic.twitter.com/Btfvr1Fnnk — Ford Mustang (@FordMustang) August 29, 2022 …

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2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible Review by Ben Lewis

We’re in the dog days of August, and while the days are starting to get shorter (booooo) the weather has been staying hot and humid. What better time for a convertible – especially one as fun as the MINI Cooper S! Even better, for 2022 the MINI has gotten a new look inside and out that promises even more enjoyment. Put on your sunblock, we’re going for a cruise! Undeniably Stylish, Undeniably MINI Well, you might worry that a new look for the MINI could mess things up, but MINI has always been such a design icon, we know that …

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Could The World Be In For A Longer Wait For Full Auto Autonomy? Toyota Pumps The Brakes On Rumors

The prospect of a world where automobiles drive themselves may seem like science fiction, and in the minds of some in politicians and the industry as a whole, it’s a logical goal to strive for. However is the world truly ready for fully autonomous vehicles? If statements from Toyota reps are to be believed, then the answer is hazier then perhaps many expected. Toyota Sheds New Light On AV Plans, Clarifies Details Toyota’s remarks came during a day of presentations both at the Toyota Research and Development Center outside Ann Arbor and the nearby American Center for Mobility (ACM.) While …

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Road Test Review-2022 Subaru WRX Limited – Is It Still The Budget Rally King?

It wasn’t too long ago when the world of rally cars had a significant influence in the automotive world. Subaru and Mitsubishi were the two titans in this war with the two Japanese firms always traying to outdo one another with the Impreza and the Lancer. However, these times have long since faded away, and with the Lancer gone and the WRX STI also pushed to the proverbial dustbin. Can the 2022 Impreza WRX still deliver fun to drivers while also complying with the changing times?   Half Baked WRX Styling A Far Cry From The Old Days @carlmalek #highschool …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo – Ferrari Power In A Maserati Badged Designer Suit

A Maserati is a rare treat, an Italian-themed slice of perfection that’s supposed to show that you made it in the high-paced society that we all live in. That said, it’s no secret that the marque has had a turbulent history recently, especially in the decades before it ended up in the fold of the juggernaut now known as Stellantis. Maserati has greatly benefitted from this arraignment and even used it to help prepare its first-ever SUV model, the Levante. While lesser Levantes are known for coddling occupants in world-class comfort, the Trofeo model serves to satiate buyers looking for …

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2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 Review by Ben Lewis

It’s pretty clear that EV’s are here to stay. And it’s been interesting to see how carmakers are responding to the trend. Some like Tesla 3 and the Kia EV6 have a bespoke take on what an EV should be, while others models like the Kia Niro EV  or Hyundai Kona Electric take an existing vehicle and offer an electrified version of the existing vehicle. BMW Is an interesting case, since their first EV vehicles, the small i3 and the supercar i8, were definitely on the “unique” end of the spectrum. But the smart money says if you want people …

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GMC Uses Woodward To Tease Hummer EV SUV, Tries To Troll Ford In The Process

The 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise was filled with plenty of highlight moments, but one that might have flown under the radar for some was the surprise appearance of the GMC Hummer EV SUV, which slinked its way down Woodward during the early evening hours and provided us a good look at the EV in a more urban-focused setting.   Hummer EV SUV Takes The Top Off For Maximum Fun While GMC was a few minutes late in its attempt to steal the spotlight from Ford and the seventh-generation Mustang, the SUV’s appearance still managed to turn some heads on the …

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Ford Teams Up With Jay Leno And Walmart To Recreate Sam Walton’s F Series Truck In Lightning Form

The 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise might’ve had a soggy end to the festivities due to rain squalls in the area, but before the heavens unleashed buckets of rain, the sun and blue skies held out long enough for celebrity and everyone’s favorite car enthusiast Jay Leno to unveil a brand new Ford F-150 Lightning project truck that not only pays homage to Sam Walton’s original F-150 pickup but also celebrates a collaboration between the star and Walmart.   F-150 Lightning Paying Homage To Frugality Of A Classic   Walmart is a robust shopping juggernaut these days, but it can be …

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Ford “Unveils” Seventh Generation Mustang, Confirms Formal Debut On September 14th

It’s no secret that the seventh generation Mustang is coming, and with time ticking away until its unveiling at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, Ford is just now beginning to reveal how it plans to celebrate the occasion with the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise serving as the perfect backdrop for the start of these festivities.   Seventh Generation Mustang Teases The Public At Dream Cruise Before we get into the meat of Ford’s plans, we might as well compliment them on their boldness with the company bringing a seventh-generation Mustang to the media event with Woodward serving as the backdrop. …

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Aston Martin Drops The Top On V12 Fun With Vantage Roadster, Will Be Even Rarer Than Coupe Version

Aston Martin is saying goodbye to its long-running V12 engine. But while the coupe was a welcome surprise and it certainly gets the job done well. One piece was always missing in the puzzle: the ability to drop the top and soak in the sun. Aston Martin has found this proverbial square hole’s square peg and unveiled the all-new V12-powered Vantage Roadster. Vantage Roadster Takes Open Air Motoring To Next Level When you take your first glance at the Vantage Roadster, it might seem as if you’re staring at a mirror, with the rVantage Roadster sharing the bulk of its …

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Lincoln Adds Clarity To EV Plans With Lincoln Model L100 Concept, Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Lincoln may be looking towards a future where electrification and technology will define automobiles, but that doesn’t mean that it has decided to completely ignore its past. On that front, the brand has formally unveiled its newest concept, the Model L100   Model L100 Lives Large The Model L100 is a 2+2 Coupe but don’t let Lincoln’s press photography fool you; this concept is a large expression of design, with Lincoln designers being allowed to throw everything they could at it to make it special. With the concept being longer than a Navigator, they had plenty of canvas to work …

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Cadillac Announces First Road Test For Celestiq EV, Debuts Spacey Camo Wrap

The 2023 Cadillac Celestiq made waves several months ago when the luxury brand unveiled the Celestiq near-production concept. It looked like it leaped off the pages of a designer magazine and had luxury trappings that firmly put it in the crosshairs of Rolls Royce and Bentley. The one key problem, though, was that the Celestiq was a concept at the time, and it didn’t offer a good look at what a full production version would look like. Cadillac revealed that it has now begun the road testing phase for the elegant four-door.    Intergalactic Camouflage Hides Key Celestiq Details Cadillac …

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Acura Precision EV Is Stylish Preview Of Brand’s SUV Future, Shines At Monterey

Monterey Car Week is kicking into full gear and per usual multiple automakers are preparing wild concept vehicles to display on these hallowed grounds. One of these firms is Acura which used the occasion to formally reveal the Precision EV concept in what could be the eventual shape of things to come for the luxury brand.   Precision EV Provides Slightly Hazy Preview Of SUV Styling Acura was quick to point out that the Precision EV is not meant to be a formal preview of an upcoming model, but is instead a styling exercise that shows what Acura designers are …

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Dodge Charger SRT Daytona Concept Previews EV Future, Electrifies Charger Nameplate

It has been a rollercoaster week for Dodge and its legion of fans known as the “Brotherhood of Muscle.” The brand first confirmed that the current generation Charger and Challenger were being retired after 2023 while also revealing that the Hornet SUV would play a role in Dodge’s assault on the compact SUV segment. However, the brand is ultimately going to be a pure EV powerhouse, and Doge reps were keen to prove that they didn’t lose the meaning of fun as a result. While we get to wait a bit longer to see what a full-production Dodge EV would …

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Dodge Announces Challenger Drag Pak Bodies, Confirms Carbon Fiber Charger Bodies Too

Dodge had plenty to talk about the past few days; from the Challenger Droptop to the recently unveiled Dodge Hornet, it’s clear that Dodge is trying to boldly transition to a new era. But what if you’re a drag racer looking to build the track-slaying monster of your dreams but want to go about things your own way? Dodge has the answer with a new wave of rolling bodies that will allow you to do just that.    A Pair Of Options For Any Budget Modifying and creating a drag racer can be a very pricey and intensive headache, but …

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2022 BMW M240i xDrive: A SuperCar In Disguise

BMW has a long history of impressive inline 6 cylinder engines. Of course this continues with the B58 turbo inline 6 used in the Toyota Supra and 2022 BMW M240i xDrive. Exterior With a design that is reminiscent of the Z4, the 2022 M240i is low and wide with a long hood. The aggressive stance and aero kit make it very attractive. While it has grown over the years, it still remains a very compact coupe.  The front features a large kidney grill, but much smaller than on other BMW vehicles. The active shutters close to help with aerodynamics and …

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Dodge Calls Upon The Swarm With 2023 Dodge Hornet, Will Shape Dodge’s Next Chapter

As mentioned yesterday, Dodge is killing off the bulk of its V8s after 2023, but what will serve as the next chapter in Dodge’s performance ambitions? The performance brand has given us a glimpse of this future with the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, which is supposed to shake up the way we think about SUVs and Dodge as a whole.   Tonale Underpinnings With Unique Hornet DNA As we suspected, the Hornet is a reskinned version of the Alfa Romeo Tonale. But unlike other reskin jobs we have seen, the Hornet’s is more than a mere copy and paste job …

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2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison Ups The Ante In The Off-Road Wars

When Chevrolet first collaborated with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) we got to see the Colorado ZR2 Bison which had the Tacoma TRD Pro firmly in its crosshairs. But while that model was a nice treat, we always wondered what would happen if AEV were allowed to apply their craft to the bigger Silverado? We finally got the answer with Chevrolet unveiling the 2023 ZR2 Bison.   ZR2 Bison, Bigger And More Capable Than Ever Chevrolet and AEV used a stock Silverado ZR2 as the base for their creation and while the changes here are not quite as radical as those …

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Dodge Reverses Course On Durango Hellcat, Confirms That World’s Most Powerful SUV To Return In 2023

The clouds of electrification may be on the horizon, but that’s not stopping Dodge from retiring its current lineup of Hemi/Hellcat V8s with a bang instead of a somber whimper. Dodge had plenty of announcements today, and while some of them will be covered here in the next few days, fans of the Durango Hellcat (especially those that missed the boat the first time around) will have one final opportunity to get the world’s most powerful SUV for their driveway with the brand confirming that it will be returning for 2023.   Durango Hellcat Demand And High Sales Swayed Dodge’s …

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Dodge Confirms Droptop Challenger, Simplifies The Order Process Too

As long as we can remember, Dodge loyalists have clamored for the brand to produce a droptop version of the firebreathing Challenger coupe, and for roughly the same amount of time, Dodge said no, and other than releasing a concept or two, the brand didn’t send any signals about a production version that emulated classics from the 1970s. That forced buyers to go to the aftermarket and torpedo their warranty. Dodge is out to change that by unveiling the all-new Challenger Droptop.   Dropping The Top On Fun In The Sun Is Challenger Droptop’s Forte Dodge was quick to reveal …

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2022 Toyota GR 86 Review by Ben Lewis

You hate long lines? Try being an auto journalist getting a Toyota GR 86 to test! But sometimes it’s worth the wait, because you know it will be worth it. So now we have the Toyota sibling to the Subaru BRZ we tested and loved. So how does it stack up? Let’s take a look! Fresh Interpretation of the Modern Sports Car There’s a strong family resemblance between the GR 86 and previous 86/FR-S. While the overall dimensions are very close, the new model looks beefed up and more aggressive. Most buyers will we be weighing the GR 86 against …

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Ford Adds 60’s Inspired Heritage Editions To Bronco, Bronco Sport For 2023,

The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have proven to be a popular duet of SUVs for buyers. Both models have seen strong sales and while the bigger Bronco had a rough launch, the smaller Sport picked up the slack and helped lay out the foundation for success. With Bronco Day 2022 upon us, Ford chose to celebrate the occasion by unveiling special Heritage Edition versions of the Bronco and the Bronco Sport.   Bronco Heritage Editions Exude 1960s Spirit At first glance, the two SUVs might seem to be trying to reignite the retro fad that once burned brightly in …

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2023 GMC Canyon Is Bigger And Brawnier Than Ever, AT4X Aims To Find Nowhere

When the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado was unveiled, we were curious to see how what the folks at GMC had up their sleeve with the 2023 GMC Canyon. The previous generation Canyon was a capable truck but one that was hobbled by tamer exterior design, and lower sales when compared to its counterpart the Chevrolet Colorado. GMC is out to change all that with the unveiling of the 2023 GMC Canyon which takes things in a wilder yet more refined direction with the all-new AT4X model.   Canyon AT4X Brings New Firepower To The Off-Road Pickup Wars It’s no secret that …

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Bentley Mulliner Teases Batur Grand Tourer, Previews Bentley’s EV Future

Bentley has talked a big game about how it plans to revamp its future with a fleet of all electric BEV offerings. However, we have not seen too much about what kind of offerings they will be and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and Bentley has finally delivered the goods with the first images of the Batur.   Batur, A Crystal Ball Into The Future The two teaser images don’t reveal too much detail about the Batur, but it’s clear that this successor to the Bacalar will go in a unique direction. The front chrome …

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2023 GMC Canyon – 3 Things You Can Expect From GMC’s Revamped Mid-Size Truck

The 2023 GMC Canyon will be making its debut in only a couple days, but what can buyers expect from the revamped Canyon especially as it aims to add new depth to GMC’s sales charts. Here’s three things that you can expect from the 2023 GMC Canyon   Canyon Will Have A Stronger Resemblance To Big Brother Sierra With the price of full-size trucks like its corporate cousin the Sierra going up considerably over the past few years, the Canyon’s role in GMC’s sales machine will be more important than ever. As such, look for this Canyon to embrace more …

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Honda Teases 2023 Pilot TrailSport, Promises Big Things Are Coming

Honda’s TrailSport lineup is out to show that the Japanese automaker can blaze a trail off the beaten path when called to do so. The new trim level has proven to be popular with customers with the Ridgeline and Passport TrailSport models all boasting strong sales from buyers looking for an edgier Honda for their driveways. However, there’s one final missing link in the family, and Honda has chosen to rectify this with the newly updated 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport.   Pilot Brings Family Commuting To The Harshest Of Trails Honda’s lone teaser image is about as vague as it …

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Lucid Embraces Its Dark Side With All-New Stealth Package, Will Debut At Monterey

The recent trend of adding blacked out special editions to all sorts of models have certainly not been overlooked with a wide plethora of automakers adding the sinister treatment to models big and small. The folks at Lucid Motors have taken notice, and have revealed an all-new Stealth Package for the Air sedan which aims to transform this sleek EV sedan into a elegantly sinister four door.   Blacking Out The Bright Bits Like other stealth packages we have seen over the past few years, this one largely follows the same core script when it comes to upgrades with Lucid …

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2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Review by Ben Lewis

Let’s play a game. If we say name an outdoorsy off-road manufacturer, what would you say? Jeep? Land Rover? Toyota? How about Honda? Probably not. But that’s no fault of the vehicles, but one of perception. Honda has been making some tough, capable all-terrain vehicles for some time, but they haven’t been making a lot of noise about them. Well, that’s about to change with the all-new 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport. Ready to get some mud on your boots? Let’s go! Toughed-up Looks We were already fans of the current Passport, a big and comfy, capable 5-spassenger SUV. For 2022, …

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2023 GMC Canyon Teased Again, Burly AT4X Trim Showcases Trail Styling, Confirms August 11th Debut

The dust is still settling from the debut of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, but it can be easy to forget that GMC is also preparing to debut the 2023 GMC Canyon. The Canyon is often considered to be the more upscale version of its Chevrolet sibling, but a new teaser the brand released appears to show that the trail ready AT4X model will also be ramping up its efforts to differentiate itself from the ZR2 out on the trail.   Canyon Exterior Styling Looks The Part The two teaser images GMC released show the front fo the truck with the …

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2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition Hits The Order Books, Highlights Broader Price Increase

The Mazda CX-50 is perhaps one of the most interesting SUV entries that we have seen in recent years. It’s a rugged trail runner but it still has enough sporty style and west coast substance to look good on any designers sketchpad. It’s driving manners certainly impressed us both in California as well as our home turf. However, the one flavor of CX-50 that has proven to be elusive is the Meridian Edition. This version promised to turn the volume up a notch in many regards and was promoted as an upgrade over lesser models. Mazda has ended it’s radio …

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2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Review: The King of Reliability

Last time Toyota did a major update to the 4Runner was in 2010. Despite the Tacoma getting a new engine in 2016, the 4Runner keeps the venerable 4.0-liter V6. There is a reason for this that we will cover later. Overview Outside the 2022 4Runner TRD Pro Rather than focus on the over a decade old design, let’s talk about the unique features of the TRD Pro. For starters the 2022 4Runner TRD Pro comes with all the features that are on the TRD Off-Road Trim. In addition, the TRD Pro adds a TRD roof rack up top, ¼” thick …

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2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Brings Trail Ready Fun To Ford’s Value Friendly Urban Truck

When we reviewed the Ford Maverick recently, we highlighted all the things that it had going for it, including its impressive fuel economy as well as some of the ingenious features Ford engineered into the truck (like the tailgate-mounted bottle opener.) However, the one significant flaw is that the Maverick wasn’t able to flex its muscles out on the open trail, with the hybrid model being limited to front-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive model not having enough rugged bits to make it a good trail runner. Ford has changed that with the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, which takes things …

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2022 Audi A3 Review by Ben Lewis

We get to test an interesting range of vehicles here at Car_Revs_Daily, from the entry level Hyundai Accentup to the plush Mercedes E450 convertible. What is unusual for us is to test the entry-level model of a premium maker. But with an all-new Audi A3 for 2022, it gave us a great reason to try the carmaker’s most affordable vehicle. So, is it a bargain Bahnstormer, or inexpensive imitation of greatness? Let’s find out! Strong Family Looks From the outside, this is one handsome sedan, if not a large one. The new model is more evolutionary than revolutionary – it’s …

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Road Test Review – 2022 F-150 Lightning – Electrcity Adds New Angle To Ford’s Best Seller

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is arguably one of the most highly anticipated EVs in recent memory. While it was beaten to production by the Rivian R1T, Ford is still in a position to make a splash in the EV pickup wars, especially since the Tesla Cybertruck has still not entered production despite repeated promises by Elon Musk and Tesla representatives. But does the Lightning give the F-150 the perfect opportunity to dominate another pickup market niche, or is it an evolutionary dead end for an icon?   F-150 Lightning Styling Combines Familiarity With Slick Touches When you first lay …

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Rolls Royce Spectre Testing Moves To France, Company Confirms It Will Retain Core Character

Rolls Royce made waves a short while ago when it revealed that it was producing the Spectre EV. The Spectre will be the first EV to move beyond concepts and limited production exercises with the model showing the world what a production Rolls Royce EV will look like. Rolls confirmed that testing has now moved to the coastal scenery of France, and they even revealed some new things about the Spectre, including the suspension.   Ghostly Spectre Will Be A Different Kind Of EV The Spectre may be taking Rolls on the fast track to electrification but that doesn’t mean …

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2023 Chevrolet Colorado Doubles Down On Four Cylinders, Debuts New Trail Boss Trim

It has been eight years since we last got an updated Chevrolet Colorado model, and while the current generation is still a strong seller for Chevy, it’s no secret that it’s also aging, especially in the face of updated rivals like the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. Chevrolet has sought to change that in a big way with the unveiling of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, which aims to be a more potent offering for the new model year.   Colorado’s Crisper Styling Preps It For The Young Buyers  As mentioned, the Colorado’s styling was starting to noticeably age, and …

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Honda Teases Prologue EV SUV, Confirms 2024 Production Target

GM has made waves with the recent unveilings of EV products like the Equinox EV, Blazer EV, and even the ultra-luxurious Celestiq EV. However, Honda’s efforts have long remained in the shadows despite inking a recent partnership with GM to co-develop EV models. That’s now changed, with the Japanese auto giant releasing the first teaser of its upcoming Prologue EV SUV.   Prologue Shaping Up To Be Important SUV Unlike some of Honda’s recent teaser efforts which had details about as sparse and wafer thin as a saltine cracker, this one is the equivalent of eating a hearty Fig Newton. …

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2022 Nissan Titan XD Review: The In-Betweener

Modern Nissan vehicles are overcoming past issues. The updated Armada, new Frontier, and the Z are great examples of this push for change. At the beginning of this changes was the Titan XD. Two years ago it was updated with a more premium interior and some exterior design features. Since then not much has changed. It is still powered by the excellent 5.6-liter V8 with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. That power runs through a well tuned 9-speed automatic. Where does the 2022 Titan XD fit into the truck market? How the XD is Different When compared to …

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2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance Review by Ben Lewis

Acura has been doing some great stuff lately. And one of the things that has really gotten our attention was the return of the Type S trim – Acura’s serious performance models for serious performance drivers. We recently tested the TLX Type S sedan and found it an impressive step up over the TLX A-Spec that we had lots of love for. Well, we’ve been in the 3-row MDX A-Spec SUV, so when Acura announced an MDX Type S, we jumped at the opportunity to test. Does Acura bring the same magic to their flagship SUV? Let’s take a look! …

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Cadillac Unveils Celestiq Concept, Retro Ideas Fuse With Modern Tech To Create Electrified Art

Evolution and art typically go hand in hand, especially in the automotive world. That’s especially true when it comes to Cadillac, which has seen its fair share of evolution over its 120-year history. Design and luxury served as the key pillars that defined Cadillac in its early years, with technology becoming a prominent theme as the decades rolled on. It’s these pillars that inspired Cadillac to embark on perhaps its most ambitious gamble yet, with the brand finally taking the veil off of the long-awaited Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan.   A Package Embodying The Past And The Present The Celestiq …

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Cadillac Celestiq Shines In One Final Teaser Video, Will Make Its Debut July 22nd

It has been a long and perhaps celestial journey to get to this point in the Cadillac Celestiq’s road to production. Initially teased as a car that would bring Cadillac back to prominence in the luxury car market, subsequent teasers since then have revealed that the Celestiq will not only be targeting established players in the ultra luxury market, but that it also intends to try and replicate the magic that once defined Cadillac in the 1920s and 1930s. The reveal is less than 24 hrs away, but Cadillac has decided to drop one final teaser video ahead of its …

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2023 Honda Civic Type R Refines The Art Of Brawn, Comes Packed With New Technology

It’s not often that we get the chance to see a new chapter in the history of the Type R. While the model is technically in its sixth generation, here in the U.S. it’s serving as a sequel to the last iteration of the Type R which introduced the R model to U.S. buyers and finally brought an enviable slice of forbidden fruit to our shores. But the outgoing model was too brash and too crude in some regards for its won good. Honda is out to change that with the 2023 Civic Type R which aims to be a …

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2023 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus Review by Ben Lewis

An all-new Mazda model is always a point of celebration for us. Whether it’s the 2-passenger MX-5 sports car or the three-row CX-9 crossover, the brand always manages to make the vehicle stylish and great fun to drive. So, we sort of set the bar high for the all-new CX-50 crossover. Is Mazda up to the task? Let’s find out! The Outdoorsy One The first look at the CX-50 is interesting, because, well, it doesn’t look like other Mazdas. But not in a bad way. When the manufacturer decided to design it – and this is for the US – …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge – Stylish CUV Trades Practicality For Good Looks

There was a time when square and boxy styling defined many SUV and other utility offerings. Volvo was once considered a prominent player in this cube-themed world, thanks mainly to its lineup of estates. But as tastes have changed, the brutish slab-sided entries of yesteryear are rapidly being replaced by curvy rounded offerings aiming to achieve maximum fuel economy. Volvo is aware of the times and has been working on adding some curves to its lineup. That includes the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge but does this EV have what it takes to be a good gateway into Volvo’s electrified future? …

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2024 Chevrolet Blazer Adds Electrified Tech To Iconic Nameplate, Will Join Equinox EV

When Chevrolet announced that they would electrify the Blazer, we were curious to see how the brand would tackle this challenge head-on. Subsequent teaser images of the Blazer revealed that a very futuristic overhaul was in store but not much else about what lurked underneath the skin. That changes today with the unveiling of the 2024 Blazer EV. Blazer EV Reboots Sporty Intentions The ICE-powered Blazer was clearly inspired by the Chevrolet Camaro but this time around, the EV version goes off in a clearly different direction. The front fascia is bolder than it’s ICE counterpart and it comes adorned …

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2023 Ford Raptor R Brings The V8 Back To Off-Roaders, Why Ford Pulled The Trigger?

Prior to today’s unveiling of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, the current Raptor model family was defined by its use of twin-turbocharged V6 engines with the 3.5 liter for the F-150 and the smaller 3.0 liter for the Bronco version. However, it can be easy to forget that a V8 once lurked under the hood of older Raptor models before the Blue Oval axed it for better fuel economy and less weight. So why did Ford reverse course and bring an eight-cylinder back into the fold? Read on to find out.   The Return Of The V8 Was Demanded …

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Ford Finally Brings The Fight To Ram TRX With 2023 Raptor R, 700 hp Monster Rewrites The Battle Lines

For over a decade, the Ford F-150 Raptor has been one of the main players in the off-road segment, and for several years it was the undisputed leader before the Ram TRX, and its Hellcat V8-powered muscle ripped the performance benchmark away from the Raptor. But the folks at Dearborn weren’t keen on letting Ram be the king of the jungle for long and have unveiled the 2023 Ford Raptor R, which ups the ante for Raptor performance in a number of key areas. Raptor R Supercharges Trailbusting The bulk of the changes here on the Raptor are found under …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Mercedes E450 4MATIC Cabriolet – Coast To Coast Droptop Fun

Do cars have personalities? We think so. Some are your buddy, that say “Hey let’s play”. Others are reliable workhorses. Trusted friends. Some even feel like movie characters. So, what to make of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet? How about Batman’s loyal companion and butler, Alfred? Bold and Sophisticated Design Ok, this is one beautiful convertible. Mercedes design language is an interesting one, and we applaud the fact that you don’t think you’re looking at a BMW or Audi. Mercedes has its own brand of curvaceous, and we think it works better on some models than others. The …

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Toyota Polishes Iconic Nameplate For 2023 Crown, Will Form New Family Of Offerings

When Toyota axed the Avalon sedan a short while back, we were curious to see what the company had in store to fill the void that the aging four-door sedan left behind. The Japanese auto giant answered that question with the 2023 Crown, which not only aims to fill the shoes left by the Avalon but also create a new model sub-family within Toyota’s vehicle lineup too.   Toyota Pulls Automotive Swerve, Confirms Full Crown Family If you managed to stay up and catch Toyota of Japan’s late-night live stream reveal of the Crown (we sure did), you would’ve seen …

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Hyundai’s N Day Celebration Reveals EV Future With RN22e, N Vison 74 Takes Hydrogen To The Track

We thought that Hyundai couldn’t possibly find a way to outdo themselves after yesterday’s unveiling of the Ioniq 6 EV concept, but the Korean car giant has managed to prove that we were once again wrong for underestimating their capabilities because N Day revealed some very interesting things about where things are headed for Hyundai’s wildest sub-brand.   Hyundai RN22e   On the surface, the RN22e might appear to b an Ioniq 6 at first glance, but look at some of its revisions and it’s obvious that this is a completely different breed of Hyundai. While it has retained the …

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Hyundai Sheds New Details On Ioniq 6 EV, Promises Over 300 Mile WTLP Range

When Hyundai first revealed that the Ioniq 6 was coming, some of the early appetizers of information were delectable, but they also made us eagerly await the main course. Hyundai has finally delivered the goods (kind of). While the Korean auto giant is still keeping key details to itself, we finally have enough information about the Ioniq 6 to build at least a preliminary picture of what buyers can expect.    Ioniq 6, A Proverbial Streamliner The Ioniq 6 was purpose-built for maximizing green efficiency, but while it may look like a four-door sedan, don’t call it that in front …

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Celestiq Teasers Enhance Art Theme, Cadillac Confirms July Debut

The Cadillac Celestiq is rapidly shaping up to be an iconic model for the brand and could perhaps be the most significant Cadillac in recent memory. But while we have seen prior glimpses of the model (as well as spent time behind the wheel of its EV partner in crime, the 2023 Lyriq,) this latest round of teasers gives us our best view yet of the interior while also confirming that the model will make its global debut on July 22nd.   Prominent Colors Highlight Timeless Celestiq Luxury Colors and lighting will be very prominent in the EV lineup moving …

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2023 Honda CR-V Arrives Bigger And Better Than Ever, Sport Trim Goes Hybrid

The Honda CR-V has always been the proverbial bread and butter model for Honda, with the current generation being in service since 2016. You would be hard-pressed to remember just how different a globe it was back then, especially with the notion of a pandemic being a borderline fantasy. Alot has changed in those six years, but the CR-V’s need to innovate hasn’t, which is why Honda chose to finally unveil the 2023 Honda CR-V as it seeks to gain the attention of more younger buyers in this hotly contested segment.   CR-V No Longer The Butt Of Jokes In …

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2023 GMC Sierra AT4X Raises The Off-Road Stakes, Beefier Than Ever

GMC made waves when it launched the 2023 GMC Sierra. The revamped truck aimed to fix all of its interior woes while still updating other aspects of the Sierra formula that have made it a sales success for decades (this author grew up with a 1991 Bahama Blue-hued example.) The one question that remained unanswered was how the truck would fare in the rugged backwoods? GMC and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) have finally delivered the answer with the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition.   AT4X AEV Edition, Rugged And Ready For Work The moniker is a mouthful to say …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Better Performance But Where’s The Magic?

When Volkswagen embarked on its crusade to become an SUV-centric company, many feared the move would spell the end of the entire Golf range. These fears were accelerated when Volkswagen revealed that the standard Golf family would leave the U.S. and be a Europe-only exclusive moving forward. Thankfully, the 2022 Volkswagen GTI and its hotter cousin, the Golf R, escaped the ax and were allowed to bring their performance magic to their eighth-generation iterations. But have they lost the magic that made them unique in the first place?   Wild Color Adds Spice To GTI While we get to wait …

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Road Test Followup – 2023 Mazda CX-50 Premium Plus Turbo – A Bargain For All Of America?

When we last met the 2023 Mazda CX-50 in the sun-kissed state of California, we put the SUV through its paces on mountain roads, trails, and even the coastal freeways that dotted our route. However, we were curious to see how the CX-50 could measure up on the opposite side of the country, especially in Michigan.   CX-50 Does A Color Reversal In our first outing, we traveled through California in an example that was slathered in Polymetal Grey Paint. This time, we got to see the Zircon Sand Metallic hue in person and when viewed in the sunny weather that …

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2022 Toyota Camry TRD V6 Review by Ben Lewis

If we say high-performance, 4-door sport sedan with a powerful 6-cylinder engine, what comes to mind? BMW? Mercedes? Acura TLX? How about Toyota Camry? That’s right, the Camry. Toyota’s faithful if not soul-stirring family transportation. Have we lost our minds? Nope, we just found the 2022 Camry TRD V6. TRD standing for Toyota’s Racing Development, it has the bona fides. But should it be on your shopping list? One Bad Camry Redone in 2018, the current generation of Camry has always been a nice design. Aggressive, muscular, and wide, it was the beginning of the brand’s commitment to entice buyers …

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2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition Embraces NSX Traits, Gets New Paint Color

Acura’s TLX is a very interesting outlier in the broader sense of the market. It’s a compact four-door sedan (albeit with performance intentions) in a world increasingly dominated by utility offerings. But Acura designers didn’t let that stop them from having some fun with the company formally unveiling the all-new 2023 TLX Type S PMC Edition.   NSX DNA Makes TLX Type S PMC Edition Stand Out As the long and rather elaborate name implies the TLX Type S is the latest member of the Acura family to receive the PMC treatment with the model being hand-built at Acura’s Performance …

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Cadillac Teases Track Themed CT4-V Blackwing Track Editon, Will Make Debut In July

Cadillac’s success in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship series has elevated the brand’s racing reputation and to help celebrate, it appears that Cadillac will be unveiling a special track-focused version of the CT4-V Blackwing but what will the Track Edition bring to the table when it debuts in July?   Track-Focused CT4-V Blackwing Styling Raises Eyebrows View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cadillac Performance (@cadillacvseries) On the surface, it would appear that this model will be mainly a styling exercise designed to try and bring customers closer to the track-oriented atmosphere that the Blackwing is promoting. Cadillac’s …

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Hyundai Unveils 2023 Ioniq 6 Concept, Previews Sequel To Ioniq 5 SUV

When we last saw the Hyundai Prophecy concept it served as a preview of what customers could expect from the second member of the Ioniq brand. Unlike the smaller 5, the 6 would be a large four-door sedan that had the Tesla Model S and others firmly in its sights. The Nostradamus-inspired moniker was supposed to make its debut Wednesday, but an ill-timed leak disrupted the timeline and forced Hyundai to unveil the sleek four-door earlier than planned. That said, the 2023 Ioniq 6 still brings a number of cool things to the table that should please consumers.   Purposeful …

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Buick Nabs Top Spot In J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Previous Winner Ram Falls 17 Spots

The J.D Power Initial Quality Study has emerged as a very important barometer of quality in the automotive industry and has become a potent bragging point for automakers lucky enough to win first place in the study. This year’s winner is Buick who dethroned Ram for the number one spot in this year’s study.   Buick’s Win Comes Amid Increasing Problems Overall Buick’s appearance in the top spot came as the study revealed that there was an 11 percent increase in the problems industry-wide per 100 vehicles. It’s important to note that in this study, a lower score often reflects …

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First Drive Review – 2023 Cadillac Lyriq RWD – The Harbringer Of Cadillac’s EV Future

Remember back when Cadillac was once one of the pillars in the U.S. luxury car market? Back in the 1920s and 1930s owning a Cadillac was a sign that you made it in life and that you had the wallet needed to put one in your garage. Since then, Cadillac’s star has gone through its fair share of ups and downs as it strived to stand out from established German contenders, as well as upstart Japanese brands like Lexus and Acura. The brand is looking to change that with the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq which elevates Cadillac into a new realm …

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Hyundai Teases Ioniq 6 Once Again, Could Production Be Already Underway?

It has been a very busy day for Hyundai, in addition to breaking ground on the state of the art STIL facility that will be built in Michigan, the company also released more teasers of the upcoming Ioniq 6 a bigger EV that aims to form a potent combination when it eventually joins the Ioniq 5 in dealer showrooms.   Ioniq 6, A Constant Stream Of Teasers Unlike some of their rivals, Hyundai has made keeping track of the Ioniq 6’s progress easy thanks to a devoted website that promises new teaser images daily though it stops far short of …

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Hyundai Investing $50 Million In New STIL Facility, Aims To Study All Stages Of Safety

Hyundai like other automotive companies is preparing for an electrified future where mobility and other innovative technologies will rewrite the way we view automobiles. However, the one fundamental constant factor is safety and Hyundai is prepared to great enhance that side of the business breaking ground on a $50 million STIL building that will add a noteworthy expansion to its HATCI facility in Superior Township, MI, and benefit Hyundai buyers for generations to come.    STIL Aims To Improve Safety From All Angles The new STIL building (Safety Testing & Investigation Lab) represents Hyundai’s enhanced focus on vehicle safety and …

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2022 Lexus UX 250h Review by Ben Lewis

Have you looked at the price of gas lately? We have. And when we got our latest tester the Lexus UX 250h hybrid might just be the perfect answer for those who want luxury with a green (cash or environment) friendly ride. Is it worth your green? Let’s take a look. Lexus Looks While the UX is an “urban” vehicle, and the brand’s smallest crossover, it doesn’t come up short on design. From the front, you’ll get the familiar Lexus spindle grille. And like other models, it’s huge. Maybe we’re getting used to it, but the proportions don’t bother us …

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Brawny Chevrolet SIlverado ZR2 Bison Teased, Latest Fruit Of GM & AEV Partnership

With the Ram TRX and the Ford F-150 Raptor duking it out in the high-performance off-road segment, Chevrolet’s Silverado ZR2 has contently preferred to go about business in its own unique way. Trading raw speed for backwoods prowess, the folks at Chevrolet have already seen strong demand for its bow tie badged bruiser. However, more power and more capability are the defining hallmarks of the segment, and Chevrolet has begun teasing the latest addition to the family, the Silverado ZR2 Bison.   Bigger ZR2 Bison Aiming For Bigger Prey For now, the only view of the truck that we get …

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2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Perfect in its Element!

The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro is getting old. While the Tacoma hasn’t received a complete new sheet design since 2005, it did receive a major update in 2016 including a 3.5-liter V6 and 6-speed auto. It’s certainly aging, however it remains the top seller in the mid-size class. Outside the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro For some reason Off-Road trimmed vehicles often come with bold and aggressive styling and decals. The Tacoma TRD Pro has a few of those features, but it isn’t quite as bold as many competitors. Some TRD Pro distinctions are; Headlights specific to the trim with illuminated …

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2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD Review by Ben Lewis

If we say Nissan Pathfinder, what do you think of? If you’ve been around for a long time, you might remember the original – a tough, truck-like vehicle (much like the original Toyota 4Runner) that won owners over with its rugged, go-anywhere ability and square-jawed looks. If you’re not of that vintage, you might have a less than rosy view of Nissan’s SUV. The most recent model when towards the family SUV, and while it was pleasant, it had some issues, and was generally viewed as somewhere between meh and OK. Well, there’s great news for Pathfinder fans, for 2022 …

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Cadillac Celestiq Interior Images Tease Vibrant Elegance, Bentley Like Luxury

Cadillac’s mysterious Celestiq hyper flagship sedan has not only spawned its own rumor mill but also raised questions about what Cadillac is up to in regards to the mysterious flagship offering. The car has also eluded the lenses of cameras and has so far not been documented out in the wild. In the meantime, Cadillac has been releasing teaser images of the car via GM’s Design Instagram page, and several new ones today give us glimpses of the interior.   Red Celestiq Interior Reminds Us Of A Ruby, Teases Evolution Of Luxury The images in question show an interior that’s …

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VW I.D. Aero Sedan Reveals Shape In New Design Sketches

Volkswagen’s line of I.D. badged offerings has long focused on blocky designs that are catered towards utility offerings as well as vans in the case of the I.D. Buzz. However, things are about to get much sleeker, with the German car giant confirming that it will be adding an I.D. Aero sedan to the roster with the help of a new set of design sketches that confirmed the basic shape of the four-door.   I.D. Aero Sedan To Have Common DNA With CUVs While the sedan shape will be a noticeable departure from other I.D. models, the Aero will share …

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Honda Teases 2023 CR-V Interior, Confirms Big Changes Are Coming

Honda has been on a roll lately in the way that it is updating core members of its model lineup. The recently unveiled HR-V compact SUV showed that the company was willing to use some of the core building blocks of the recently launched Civic sedan to add more commonality to their lineup while also injecting youthful vigor into the lines too. This has now extended to the CR-V with Honda confirming that the 2023 Honda CR-V is coming this summer.   CR-V Interior Promises To Be A Game Changer Honda’s wafer-thin press release didn’t reveal too many details about …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 – Insanity In A Fine Leather Suit

The 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 is the answer to a question that few asked. What would happen if you took the trail-ready Defender and infused a pinch of SVR magic into its off-road DNA? The very notion of such a thing may seem outright insane at first glance, but as we discovered, there’s more here than the sum of its parts.   Handsome Looks On A Short Wheelbase Add Depth To Defender The exterior styling of the Defender V8 will certainly draw plenty of stares though it won’t be because of any bright work or shouty exterior styling. Instead, …

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