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Carl Malek

Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com. Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.

Road Test Review – 2023 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus – Mazda’s Lone Sedan Still Has Charm And Performance

Mazda is in a very interesting place right now. The Japanese auto giant has always been known for offering buyers a unique blend of value and performance. However, changing sales dynamics and a surge in SUV demand have forced Mazda to alter its sales plans, with the company putting a greater emphasis on SUVs. That has come at the cost of some of their sedan entries, with the Mazda6 being axed a few years ago. The 2023 Mazda3 is now the lone sedan entry, but does the compact four-door still have the magic needed to help it retain its enviable …

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2023 Infiniti Q50 Black Opal Edition Debuts Color Changing Paint, Will Have A Limited Production Run

The 2023 Infiniti Q50 may be an aging offering in the luxury car segment, but the luxury brand still has a few tricks up its sleeve to help keep the long-running model fresh in the eyes of customers. In the case of the all-new 2023 Infiniti Q50 Opal Edition, it gets an all-new color-shifting paint scheme that allows it to draw plenty of attention to itself while also basking in the rarity that often comes with a limited production run.   Black Opal Edition Color Shifting Paint Is New Take On Familiar Gimmick With the bulk of the 2023 Infiniti …

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2024 BMW M3 CS Storms The Track With More Power, Louder Styling And Less Weight

When BMW released the first-ever M3 CS model in 2018, the German luxury car giant claimed that the CS would be the pinnacle of M3 performance, with the 2018 CS making 430 hp and blending it all with the tried and true rear-wheel drive layout. The 2024 M3 CS aims to continue the legacy, but it does so in a big way, with all-wheel drive coming to the CS for the first time ever.   CS Styling Is Ready For The Track The core styling for the 2024 BMW M3 CS is carried over from the standard M3, including the …

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2024 Polestar 2 Goes To The Gym, Gets More Power And Range For The New Model Year

When Polestar first revealed the Polestar 2 it represented a key step for the upstart EV brand. However, it was far from perfect, and it had some noticeable flaws in executing the finer details. Polestar is out to change that, and has revealed the 2024 Polestar 2 which brings more power, range, and tweaked styling to buyers.   Tweaks Outside Hide Big Polestar 2 Changes Inside At first glance, it might seem like there isn’t alot going on with the exterior styling only receiving minor tweaks including the front mounted “SmartZone” panel that houses the bulk of the Polestar 2’s …

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Volta Trucks Announces First Production Orders, Confirms First 300 Units Already Spoken For

It has been a while since we heard from Volta Trucks. The European EV, the commercial vehicle maker, has been busy preparing for the debut of its production model, the Volta Zero, with the firm kicking off a testing program for interested companies back in 2022. However, it appears that things are in the home stretch, with Volta confirming that it has accepted customer orders for the first 300 slots in the manufacturing order, with the company confirming that this will help them snag an estimated profit of €85 million.   Volta Trucks Poised To Make Its Mark In Commerical …

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Cadillac Celestiq Aims To Pivot Perceptions About Cadillac, But Is It Capable Of Shattering Perceptions?

Cadillac made waves late in 2022 when the luxury brand unveiled the 2024 Celestiq. The Celestiq catapults Cadillac back into the hyper-luxury market and also serves as the brand’s attempt to shake up the way that most customers would think about Cadillac as a whole. But does it succeed in this mission, and what does it all mean for Cadillac’s broader EV efforts? We decided to take a brief dive into how the $300,000 plus Celestiq fits into the broader sales puzzle.   Celestiq Is Showcase Halo For Brand, Helps Break The Ice With Buyers Not long ago, Cadillac would …

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2023 Maserati Grecale Makes Its Way To U.S. Dealerships, Debuts PrimaSerie Package And $64,995 Base Price

The 2023 Maserati Grecale is a soft reset for the brand as it makes its second attempt at establishing a foothold in the SUV segment. The bigger Levante was the spearhead entry in the utility segment but while the delightfully insane Trofeo model impressed us with its insane levels of performance. The Levante lineup as a whole has not been hitting the sales targets that Maserati laid out. The Grecale aims to bring some bite back into these plans, while also steering the brand into a new direction.   Grecale Is A Smaller & Crisper Package The exterior styling of …

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2024 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Is V12 Powered Swan Song To Iconic Model, Comes Loaded With Upgrades

The Aston Martin DBS was always considered the last word on performance regarding the iconic DB line of cars. The nameplate made its most recent return on the axed DB9, and it managed to solider on into the DB11 (Aston Martin skipped the ten and jumped straight to the DB11). However, the company knows that the V12’s days are numbered, and it has been celebrating its impending retirement not with a whimper but with a very loud bang. We first saw this on the V12 Vantage, and now the 2024 DBS 770 Ultimate will be the figurative last word both …

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2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Adds AWD and Electrification To Performance Icon

The Chevrolet Corvette has always been the ultimate example of American performance. But not too long ago, it would have been blasphemy to suggest that electrification or even hybrid technology would find its way to the Vette, with GM reps in the 1990s and 2000s scoffing at such an idea despite making the occasional concept. But at long last, after a few teases, it’s finally happening with the unveiling of the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, which brings AWD, electrification, and a pinch of flair to the sports car segment.    E-Ray Is More Than Just Electrification Chevrolet has big plans …

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2024 Nissan GT-R T-Spec And Nismo Make Apperance In Japan, Bring Subtle Improvements To Long-Running Model

The Nissan GT-R has had one of the longest production runs in the sports car segment. The GT-R, in its current form, first appeared in the mid-2000s and was last updated in 2019. After vanishing from the U.S. market in 2022, Nissan brought it back as a 2023 model (skipping the 2022 model year outright) and has now used the 2024 model year to reveal the most significant updates that the GT-R has received since a similar suite of tweaks back in 2017.   New Suit Of Clothes Makes This GT-R Better Than Ever While the core shape of the …

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Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV Silences Range Anxiety With Rotary Engine, Gets 373 Miles Of Range

The Mazda MX-30 promised to preview the EV future that Mazda is aiming to achieve with its vehicle lineup. But while the small CUV was stylish and offered an impressive array of sustainability in its interior, the EV’s paltry 100 miles of range between charges was arguably its biggest weakness and limited it to the California market. But Mazda is hoping that the all-new Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV will not only silence all the critics but also finally allow the MX-30 to blossom to its full potential.   MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV IS Europe Only For Now, But U.S. Is Next …

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Cadillac V-LMDh Race Car Debuts In Several New Liveries, Also Showcases Final Design

The Cadillac V-LMDh race car is poised to make its debut at The Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 17th but the company chose to provide a sneak peek of the different liveries that will come equipped to the car while also showing us the final design elements for the race car as well.   Adding A Dash of Luxury To The Racetrack When we last saw the Cadillac Project GTP racecar at GM’s design dome, it was evident that Cadillac was taking the challenge of motorsports very seriously with the prototype combining the best of modern Cadillac design with …

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Jaguar I-Pace Gets Light Mid-Cycle Update In Europe, Is America Next?

The Jaguar I-Pace first entered the marketplace in 2018  and was supposed to be Jaguar’s first entry into the EV market. The I-Pace impressed us when we drove it a few years ago, and it appears that Jaguar is preparing to update the model with European models getting a light mid-cycle refresh that aims to remove some of the rough edges and make the I-Pace a contender again in the EV wars.   A Nip & Tuck Gives This I-Pace New Levels Of Style We weren’t kidding when we said that Jaguar gave it a light update, with observers having …

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McLaren Officially Axes 720S Supercar, Artura Lone Remaining Member Of Supercar Series

Following a small flurry of rumors, McLaren has confirmed that it has officially axed the current-generation 720S supercar as the British supercar maker seeks to add more hybrids and EVs to its lineup of world-class performance machines.   720S Leaves Big Shoes To Fill The 720S’s departure leaves some huge shoes to fill, especially in the performance department. We even had a chance to briefly experience the 720S during a weekend office visit. The 720S was always considered the most potent “mainstream” McLaren in the company’s supercar lineup and was only occasionally eclipsed by some of the wild limited production …

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Chevrolet Teases Corvette E-Ray, First Ever Production Hybrid Vette To Be Revealed January 17th

The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is poised to make its debut on January 17th, but before that happens, the bow-tie brigade has blessed us with another teaser for the green-infused performance machine which takes full advantage of Jack Frost and his snowy wares.   E-Ray Tester Promises To Debut Stealth Mode The brief teaser that Chevrolet released is a true blink or miss it affair, and while the rapid camera cuts make it difficult to see precise details, there are still a few things that will make this Vette stand out from its mainstream siblings. A major item is the addition …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Lexus IS350 F-Sport – New Technology Hides Old Bones

The Lexus IS was the classic example of age before beauty. Lexus wanted to bring the fight to the Germans, but in the end, there was no hiding the fact that the IS was too old, clunky, and unpolished for it to pose any serious form of threat to the established benchmarks (even the Cadillac CT4 managed to outshine it). This time though, Lexus went back to the drawing board for the 2022 IS, and while some of the old bones carry over from the outgoing model, there’s still plenty to talk about here.   New IS Styling Is Bolder …

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Mazda MX-30 Rotary Hybrid To Be Revealed Next Week, Will Mark Return Of Rotary Power

Rumors have been circulating about Mazda’s interest in adding the iconic rotary engine to its future green-focused models. However, the company has not revealed too much about these plans, until now, with Mazda confirming that the MX-30 PHEV will be making its debut next week at the Brussels Auto Show.   MX-30 PHEV Will Spearhead Rotary Revival Mazda, for its part, didn’t reveal too much information about the model but showed a symbol that will accompany the new model. It’s a tasteful mixture of the basic shape of the rotary engine with a small lowercase “e” in the center. This …

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Ram Seeks To Revolutionize EV Pickup Market With Ram Revolution Concept, Will Shape Brand’s EV Future

Ram promised to shake up the EV truck market when it announced plans to release an EV version of its popular Ram 1500 pickup. As time went by, rivals like the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet Silverado RST, and the Rivan R1T appeared, and it became very evident that Ram was going to be running late to the figurative party. But after many teasers as well as a fair share of rumors, Ram has finally taken the veil off of the Ram Revolution Concept, which will spearhead Ram’s efforts at bringing the fight to Ford and Chevrolet.   Ram Revolution Comes …

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ZF Unveils Heated Seatbelts, Claims Novel Technology Will Help Improve Range In EV Offerings.

It wasn’t long ago that heated seats were once considered novelties, with the technology first making its debut in the 1960s on a Cadillac model. Since then, the art of the tush warmer has been perfected, and the gift of heat has been extended to the steering wheel and even the armrest. However, ZF Automotive is prepared to take things in an exciting direction, heated seat belts.   Seatbelts Embrace The Heat While Still Focusing On Safety At first glance, these heated seatbelts look like typical belts down to the tried and true fabric construction. However, these units have small …

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Chrysler Debuts Synthesis Demonstrator At CES 2023, Promises It Will Be Glimpse Into Brand’s Future

Unlike sister brand Ram, Chrysler is not debuting a formal vehicle at CES 2023, but is instead using the opportunity to show what the interior of its future EV offerings will look like when they eventually make their way into production over the next few years with the Synthesis Demonstrator.   Synthesis Demonstrator Doubles Down On Screens At first glance, the Synthesis Demonstrator looks like a cross between a jet ski and a modern sitting lounge. However, look past some of the awkward angles, and it’s clear that this demonstrator is hinting at big things for Chrysler. A prominent one …

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First VinFast VF 8 Models Reach U.S Shores, Boasts 180 Mile Driving Range

VinFast promised it would turn the EV segment upside down when it announced plans to bring the VF 8 and VF 9 SUVs to the U.S. market. The young upstart company appears to have succeeded in some of its early goals and recently announced that its first shipment of VF 8 models has arrived in the U.S.   VF 8 Serves As Spearhead, But Sacrifices Range When VinFast execs announced their plans last year, the company hinted that the VF 8 would have a range of 260 miles between charges. However, the first batch of SUVs appears to have sacrificed …

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Dodge To Unveil Final “Last Call” Challenger Model In Las Vegas March 20th, Promises To Rewrite The Performance Landscape

While most of us are entering the new year with a fresh start and a proverbial clean slate, Dodge still has one final piece of unfinished business to attend to unveiling the final “Last Call” Challenger model. The mysterious Challenger was initially supposed to debut at this week’s SEMA show and was even teased during the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise. But supply problems forced Dodge to cancel its SEMA appearance, with different rumors suggesting that the performance brand’s engineers were running into unforeseen challenges creating it. It appears that Dodge has finally overcome these hurdles and confirmed that it would …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Jaguar F-Type Roadster – Aging Cat Is Losing Ground To Rivals

When the Jaguar F-Type appeared in dealer lots, it was supposed to bring the iconic British luxury car maker back into the mix in the two seat sports car market. The F-Type was the spiritual successor to the E-type and proved so popular it managed to upstage the Jaguar XK. But Jaguar is navigating rough waters as it prepares to morph into an all-electric luxury brand. Can the aging 2023 F-Type still be a top feline in the sports car ranks, or is its age finally beginning to catch up with it?   F-Type’s Added Lipstick Can’t Hide Wrinkles The …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Acura RDX – Light Updates Add New Vigor To SUV

The 2023 Acura RDX is a rare breed of SUV. Unlike others in the segment that prefer to focus on hauling people and leave any notion of fun to be served as a lingering flashback in the memory of the dad that had to sacrifice his bright red Camaro for the family life, the RDX is a rare combination of fun and functionality. Oh and did we mention that it looks good too? Acura made some light tweaks to the RDX for 2023 that aim to make this luxury lined bruiser a more composed SUV but have they also diluted …

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Hyundai Unveils 2024 Kona, Will Be Global Offering With Radical Redesign

It’s no secret that Hyundai has been hard at work on the next generation Kona thanks to various prototypes that we have spotted running around select parts of Metro Detroit. However, the Korean car giant has chosen (surprisingly) to not only unveil the 2024 Kona lineup, but also share some new information about some of the features that will be coming to the model for 2024.   Radical Redesign Adds Sci-Fi Style To Kona The current generation Kona had styling that was already unique to say the least, but the 2024 model doubles down on things and embarks in an …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R – There’s A New Sheriff In The Off-Road Wars

The 2023 Ford Raptor was already a very capable truck in its own right thanks in part to its capable platform, suspension, and the 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that lurked under the hood. However, what would happen if Ford decided to add a V8 back into the Raptor? The answer is one of the most exciting off-road trucks we have ever experienced, the 2023 Ford Raptor R and it could be the TRX rival that we have all been waiting for.   Minimal Changes Hide The Beast Lurking Within Raptor R At a glance, the 2023 Raptor R might look …

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Ford Releases Mustang Performance Numbers, Confirms Dark Horse Model Will Make 500 Horsepower

Ford promised that big things were in store for the 2024 Ford Mustang when it unveiled the model in the heart of Detroit earlier this year. However, Ford didn’t reveal performance numbers for either the 5.0 liter V8 or the 2.3 liter EcoBoost four cylinder. Ford has finally chosen to add the missing piece to the puzzle by unveiling the full performance numbers for the 2024 Mustang lineup and it seems that the wait will indeed be worth it.   Dark Horse Thunders Past Competition With 500 Horsepower Leading the charge is the all-new Dark Horse model which is the …

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Ford Says Goodbye To GT With Wild 2023 Ford GT Mk IV, 67 To Be Built, Costs $1.7 Million Dollars

The Ford GT was an enigma deep in the halls of the Ford Motor Company. When Ford announced that it was reviving the GT at a conference during the North American International Auto Show inside the now-demolished Joe Louis Arena, it was arguably one of the best-kept secrets in the industry, with the futuristic two-door grabbing the world’s attention. We had a chance to experience it both on the track and on the street where it proved to be a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sadly, the GT is going away after 2023, but Ford has prepared a final send-off model (for …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country B6 – Adding Green To Established Estate Form

Volvo’s commitment to electrification is unquestioned especially when you look at the wild EX90 flagship EV SUV that the brand recently revealed in Sweden. However, the company also knows that for now, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will play a key role in laying down the foundations for this EV future. The 2022 Volvo V90 B6 Cross Country is one of these models and it aims to prove that green technology and a proper station wagon can indeed co-exist. But has Volvo indeed succeeded in this pursuit?   V90 Styling Carries Over, Hides Changes Underneath At first glance, you would …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Mazda CX-5 – Carryover Model Shares The Spotlight With CX-50, Can It Still Blur The Segment?

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 continues to be one of the strongest-selling models in the brand’s growing pool of SUV entries, thanks to its ability to blend style with segment-blurring luxury. However, it’s facing traditional competition from rivals and an internal threat from the recently launched Mazda CX-50. Can the 2023 Mazda CX-5 still make a name for itself in this hotly contested segment or has its age finally caught up with it?   CX-5 Styling Hides The Wrinkles Well While it’s no secret that the CX-5 is starting to age, you would be hard-pressed to find any obvious signs of …

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2023 GMC Sierra Prices Inch Upward, Will Start At $38,995 And See Incremental Increases Across Entire Lineup

The 2023 GMC Sierra is shaping up to be a pivotal model for the iconic moniker. The AT4X and its beefier AEV cousin are designed to be trail warriors, and the rest of the lineup benefits from new equipment and a modest workover. However, prices will be going up accordingly for the new model year, with GM revealing that prices across the board will be going up for the 2023 model year, with the entry-level price going up to $38,995.   Increased Pricing Reflects Strong Popularity For Pickups The increased pricing comes as the pickup segment as a whole is …

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Acura Confirms 2024 Integra Type S, Luxury And Polish Hides Type R Underpinnings

Persistent rumors have pointed to the possibility of Acura making a Type S version of the Integra. Acura preferred to stay silent on the matter but also chose to neither confirm nor deny the rumors. The standard Integra is already a sporty offering, but if this latest round of teaser images is to be believed, the 2024 Integra Type S is shaping up to be a potent offering for Acura when it arrives this summer.   More Power And Style For Acura’s Smallest Model The car featured has extensive amounts of camouflage, but the black and white wrap can’t hide …

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Honda Confirms Work On Level 3 Automated Driving Technology, WIll Appear In the U.S. In 2030

Honda has always been very vocal about its efforts to eliminate traffic deaths involving Honda vehicles. While we have seen the company roll out several features and initiatives over the past few years, the Japanese car giant confirmed a key step for these efforts revealing that it is preparing a Level 3 Self-Driving system that will eventually make its way to production vehicles in the next decade.   Honda Is Building On Established Progress Honda became the first automaker in the world to sell a production automobile with Level 3 capability in March of 2021 when it introduced the technology …

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2024 Lucid Gravity Promises To Shakeup The EV SUV Segment, What Can We Expect?

Lucid recently made waves when the company confirmed that it will be producing the Gravity EV SUV. The Gravity will be the first SUV offered by the upstart EV maker, but what can buyers expect and will the 2024 Lucid Gravity help pull customers into Lucid showrooms? Here’s a few key things that you can expect when it hits showrooms.   Gravity: A Project For Now, But Will Play Key Role In Sales Later For now, Lucid is calling the SUV “Project Gravity” but look for the Project portion of that moniker to be canned after the production version eventually …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek – Is This Overlander Special A Better Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder was once known for being one of the most rugged and trail-ready SUVs in the market, with various models in the 1980s and 1990s were known for their body-on-frame construction and billy goat character. But in recent years, the Pathfinder transitioned to a uni-body frame, and focused more on providing on-pavement comfort. Nissan is aiming to resolve that with the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek. But does the Rock Creek treatment make this a better Pathfinder while also restoring some of its past off-road luster?   Second Attempt At Rock Creek Makes Pathfinder More Rugged When we …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Audi Q3 S-Line – Audi’s Smallest CUV Offering Soldiers On For Another Year

At first glance, the 2022 Audi Q3 may seem like it’s nothing more than a shrunken-down version of its bigger Q SUV siblings, especially the elegantly bespoke Q8. But the little 3 has managed to carve out a unique niche for itself over the past few years thanks to the family resemblance as well as its compact dimensions. But its spot in the compact luxury CUV pecking order is being threatened by rivals like the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Can the Q3 still be the compelling value darling for Audi?   Handsome Styling Allows Q3 To Make Full …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport – This NX Is Finally Ready For CUV Spotlight

The luxury CUV market has exploded in popularity over the past few decades. But while many luxury CUVs used the opportunity to grow and expand their profile, Lexus, it seemed, preferred to sit in the nosebleed seats. Minus the RX, the UX and the slightly bigger NX had potential but could never seem to match some of the pre-game hype. The 2022 Lexus NX aims to be the superstar that Lexus has always wanted it to be. But have all the changes really succeeded in making the 2022 NX a true segment benchmark?   Sleeker NX Styling Sheds Some Of …

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VinFast VF6, & VF7 To Spearhead U.S. Launch, Company Also Hints At Sports Car Offering

VinFast used the 2022 L.A. Auto Show to reveal the all-new VF6 and VF7 CUVs. The duo aim to be the mass-market focused spearheads that will help propel VinFast into the U.S. market while also perhaps laying the foundation for an all-new sports car offering.   New VinFast Models Flesh Out Lineup, Join VF8, VF9 In Showrooms When we last checked in with VinFast, we got the chance to see the VF8 and VF9 at the New York Auto Show and even went for a brief lap inside one at the EV test track they had. While illness kept us …

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Is Next Step In Hyundai’s Electrification Plans, U.S. Spec Details Revealed

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been on sale in Korea for a while now, but we still wondered what an Americanized version of the sleek EV sedan would look like and what it would bring to U.S. buyers. Hyundai used the 2022 L.A. Auto Show to glimpse what such a future would look like when the Ioniq 6 makes it to our shores.   Minimal Changes Define Sleek Ioniq 6 Design At first glance, the Ioniq 6’s design changes look largely identical to its Korean market sibling. However, the U.S. government is still not receptive to advanced camera mirror …

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Fiat Confirms 500e Is Coming To The U.S. Debuts Trio Of One-Off Models

When we last saw the Fiat 500e, it was way before Stellantis as we knew it existed with then FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne giving approval for it to be a pure compliance offerings with the brash CEO admitting that the company was losing money on each one it built. The 500e was also limited to the California market though some slipped through the cracks and ended up in other parts of the U.S. (usually through mass auto auctions). But times have changed and while Fiat is only selling the 500X CUV these days (it shipped the 500 hatchback back to …

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2023 Porsche 911 Dakar Brings Safari Spirit In A Factory Ready Package, Will Be Limited To 2,500 Examples

While a Porsche 911 may be the last thing that you would expect when someone asked you to name an off-road-ready performance vehicle? They do exist, especially in the coveted Safari guise. However, these conversions were largely done by aftermarket firms, with Porsche not offering a factory-ready version for customers that crave desert-ready capability but with a factory warranty backing them up. Porsche has finally answered the call and has unveiled the 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar.   Porsche 911 Dakar Raises The Temperature On Off-Roading The Porsche 911 Dakar might have styling that largely sticks to the 911 family tree, …

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Toyota Confirms U.S. 2023 Prius Lineup, Also Sheds Light On Trim Levels For U.S. Models

When we last saw the 2023 Toyota Prius, the newly revamped Prius was making its global debut. The 2023 version swung for the fences when it came to embracing its fun side and has exterior styling that makes the Prius (dare we say it) look sporty. However, the lone fly in this initial bowl of oatmeal was that we were left in the dark about how well the Prius does when measured according to U.S. standards for range and performance (Toyota used European WTLP figures for the international unveiling) as well as overall mileage. The Japanese auto giant thankfully didn’t …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Toyota GR86 Premium (Manual) – Track Focused Coupe Provides Budget Friendly Fun

The Toyota Supra is easily one of the most seductive performance cars on the market today. Its show car styling blends with German underpinnings to create a potent track weapon. However, not everyone can afford the high price tag, so what if you’re an enthusiast who wants a good two-door coupe but has a decidedly smaller wallet to work with? Toyota thinks it has the answer with the updated 2022 GR86, but have the revisions Toyota made helped it become the perfect bargain track day toy?   GR86 Makes Revisions In All The Right Places The GR86’s architecture is largely …

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Fiat Teases New EV, Could Possibly Be 500e Variant For U.S. Market

It has been a long time since we heard anything from Fiat. The brand has had a rough go of it in the U.S., and when it last tried to sell an all-electric 500 in the U.S., it was only in specific regions of the country, but a few examples slipped through the cracks at auctions (we saw one at a Michigan vehicle auction several years ago) and then CEO Sergio Marchionne flat out admitted that the company was losing money on every one sold. Times have changed, though, and with the U.S. embracing EVs, Fiat appears ready to try …

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Toyota Debuts 2023 Prius, Sleeker Prius Is More Efficent And Powerful Than Ever

The Toyota Prius was one of the pioneers that helped plant the seeds for the EV revolution that has now swept the U.S. Auto market. But while the Prius impressed the masses with its high fuel economy and advanced green tech, looking stylish was on the back burner, and the first few generations of the Prius looked like rolling doorstops or bland slabs of concrete. Toyota is changing all that with the 2023 Prius, which finally brings eye-catching styling to the fuel-sipping icon.   Sleeker Styling Makes This Prius A Rolling Fashion Statement Toyota claims that the 2023 Prius will …

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Genesis X Convertible Soaks Up The Sun In L.A. Sharpens Brand’s Focus On Electrification

Genesis promised something special for the third concept in its “X” series of show cars, and the upstart luxury brand has managed to deliver the goods in spades with the L.A. reveal of the Genesis X Convertible concept.   X Convertible Is The Droptop Version Of The Speedium We Never Knew We Wanted At first glance, the X convertible looks like the Speedium concept, but unlike the coupe, chopping off the roof allowed designers to go further with the design. The front fascia still features a grille less panel with the lighting elements wrapping from fender to fender while also …

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Ford Extends Black Diamond Treatment To Bronco Sport, Bronco Roadeo Covers All Bronco Sport Models

The Ford Bronco Sport has managed to do what many thought was impossible. Originally envisioned as the second wave of a 1-2 punch of Bronco models, quality issues with the more significant standard Bronco forced the Sport to emerge as an improvised spearhead model. Ford’s gamble paid off, with the Sport posting impressive sales numbers and forming the glue that holds the Bronco family together. This glue is about to get stronger with the company unveiling the 2023 Bronco Sport Black Diamond.     More Capability And More Style Add Luster To Black Diamond   Up until now, the most …

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2023 Honda Accord Brings New Style, Technology, and Green Tech To Iconic Sedan

Updating an iconic vehicle like the Honda Accord is a task that many folks would be glad to not undertake. The challenge of updating an icon without altering the fundamental DNA that makes it a sales success is a formidable task for any design team. But Honda thinks it has the right formula in place for the 2023 Honda Accord which brings more technology, style, and better hybrid technology to the long-running four door.   Accord Styling Comes With Higher Civic Content Honda designers gave the Accord new styling for 2023 with the front fascia featuring new headlights and a …

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Volvo’s 2024 EX90 SUV Previews All-Electric Future, Signals Shift In Strategy

Volvo has taken the veil of secrecy off of the 2024 Volvo EX90, which will shine a light on Volvo’s three pillars for its all-electric lineup, technology-driven design, safety, and sustainability which have rapidly become key selling points for other EVs in the rapidly growing green vehicle segment.   EX90, A Flagship For A New Age Of Motoring The EX90 is supposed to be the new flagship for Volvo’s EV lineup, and it has the size to back up this claim, with all EX90s being built on a 117.5-inch wheelbase with the SUV itself having a length of 198.3 inches …

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2023 Honda Pilot Brings More Rugged DNA and Poise To SUV Wars

The Honda Pilot has always served as the ultimate example of what bad timing can do to a model. While the first generation model was one of the pioneering models responsible for ushering in the current SUV sales race, fate would not be kind to it for its second generation. Honda decided to go for a boxier look, but an increase in fuel prices and pedestrian exterior styling helped blunt demand. The third generation tried to return to its roots, but the same styling woes didn’t help. Honda is hoping that the 2023 Pilot will be the one that helps …

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Dodge Claims Inline-Six Can Fit In EV Charger, Could It Hint At Hybrid Model?

When we last saw the next-generation Dodge Charger, it was during the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise that the brand used it to headline its celebration of horsepower and the end of the road for the current generation Charger and Challenger models. Dodge reps claim that the Charger (and we assume the Challenger) will be all-electric for now, but a new comment from brand boss Tim Kuniskis appears to perhaps leave open the possibility of a gasoline-powered version of the model in the near future.   Inline-Six Can Fit In Sleek Muscle Car The comment came during an interview that Kuniskis …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Genesis G80 – Latest G80 Moves Even Closer To German Rivals

The Genesis G80 has always been our favorite whenever it visits the office. It was already an exceptional value lay in the luxury segment when it was known as the Hyundai Genesis. The second generation G80 pivoted closer to the brand’s core mission, but there was no denying that it was still a Hyundai underneath. Genesis has listened to these complaints and has launched the revamped 2022 G80. But is this radical refresh finally enough to make the G80 a true threat to German mainstay models?   Elegant Styling Makes G80 Look Like Jewelry As mentioned, a prominent complaint of …

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Barbie Gets New Wheels With Maserati Grecale Barbie Edition, Only Two Will Be Built

Mattel and its lineup of Barbie dolls have had a long and very storied career of global success. But when Barbie is not moonlighting as the ultimate freelance worker for hire (remember when she was an astronaut?) She also has the toy car market covered, with numerous Jeeps, RVs, and even a few Corvettes adorned with the Barbie logo over the years. However, the iconic doll is about to get her most exotic ride yet, thanks to a new partnership between Maserati and Mattel that involves the all-new Grecale Barbie Edition.   Grecale Barbie Edition Looks Pretty In Pink, Moves …

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2023 Honda Accord Teased, New Styling And A Reworked Interior Are In The Pipe For Family Sedan

The Honda Accord is still one of the Japanese auto giant’s strongest sellers, and the current generation model has received rave reviews for its interior as well as the potent 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder lurking under the hood. However, its Acura-esque lines make it blend into traffic a bit too well, but Honda appears to have a solution to that first-world problem, with the first teaser images of the 2023 Accord pointing to a much more potent package that’s in the works.   Accord Takes Civic Inspiration And Adds Its Own DNA To It Honda claims that the 2023 Accord …

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2023 Escape Debuts With New Styling, ST-Line Model, And SYNC 4, Promises More Value Too

The Ford Escape has been the perfect foot soldier for Ford ever since it first appeared in the early 2000s. Strong sales have been a hallmark of the popular CUV, and the 2019 version brought welcome changes to the model for CUV buyers. It’s now time for its first major mid-cycle update, and Ford is dialing in a few pages from Lincoln’s playbook while also adding some polish to the exterior and interior for the 2023 Ford Escape.   Buttoned-Down Styling Helps Escape Embrace Luxury Side Of Life The 2019 model’s exterior styling had a look that was an interesting …

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GMC Canyon AT4X Spawning AEV Edition? New Round Of Rumors Suggests It’s Possible

GMC promised big things when they debuted the 2023 GMC Canyon family. Boasting in-your-face styling and renewed vigor, the Canyon is shaping up to be a proverbial gut punch in the segment, especially when paired with the equally revamped Chevrolet Colorado. The AT4X is the range-topping off-road model in the lineup, but a new batch of rumors suggests that its place on top of the totem pole is temporary and that a new AEV edition is waiting in the wings.   A Smaller More Accessible Bison The report comes from the folks at Muscle Cars & Trucks, who claim that …

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Maserati’s F Tributo Models Pay Homage To First Woman In Formula 1, Will Be Ghibli and Levante Exclusive

Maserati may be focusing the bulk of its efforts on electrifying its growing pool of models, but the company is still taking time to pay homage to key moments in its history. Case in point is the new lineup of F Tributo models that are helping to highlight the legacy of the first female driver in Formula 1, Maria Teresa de Fillipis.   F Tributo Duo Will Be Ghibli and Levante Exclusive Fillipis is one of a small handful of female drivers that have competed in the largely male dominated sport and is from Maserati’s home country of Italy. Fillipis …

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2024 GMC Sierra Denali Edition 1 EV Plugs In For More Capability And Performance, Other Trims To Follow

The GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado have always followed a pendulum-like motion regarding major updates or new models. What one gets is ultimately shared with the other, and that includes the electrification side of the coin. With the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV serving as the opening salvo, GM has unveiled the other piece of the puzzle, the 2024 GMC Sierra Denali Edition 1 EV, which mixes similar traits with a distinctly different approach to electrification to bring the fight to Ford and other rivals.   Sierra EV And Silverado Similarities Are Only Skin Deep At first glance, the Sierra …

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Rolls Royce Debuts All-Electric Spectre, Bespoke EV Boasts 260 Miles Of Range

When Rolls Royce first announced plans for the Spectre it appeared to go against everything that Rolls Royce stood for. For countless decades, Rolls Royce was proud to promote its twelve-cylinder powered heritage and dismissed any notion of electrification in its lineup (except for the occasional experimental concept.) But the gloves are now off, and Rolls Royce has finally unveiled its entry into the EV wars, the 2023 Rolls Royce Spectre.   The Spectre Is A Prelude To A New Era While the 2023 Rolls Royce SPectre continues the long-running tradition of being named after various aspects of the paranormal, …

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2025 Cadillac Celestiq Rewrites The Rules of EV Luxury, Will Be Most Important Cadillac Yet

Cadillac has made it clear that they intend to take the EV market very seriously as the luxury brand continues its transformation into an all-electric brand. We got a small slice of this impending future when we had the chance to get behind the wheel of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV. However, Cadillac is now about to embark in a rather ambitious direction with its second EV offering, the 2025 Cadillac Celestiq.   Sleek Celestiq Bodywork Hides State Of The Art Structure   The exterior styling of the Celestiq has changed little from when we last saw it as …

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Road Test Review – 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR – This Cat Still Has Claws

The auto industry is rapidly changing, and no brand serves as a better example of this fact of life than Jaguar. It wasn’t too long ago that Jaguar was once a brand defined by car-based offerings (SUVs were left to corporate sibling Land Rover.) In recent years, sluggish sales and the strong surge in SUV demand forced Jaguar to change its core identity and embrace the utility vehicle with the debut of the F-Pace and the smaller E-Pace. The standard F-Pace is already an impressive luxury SUV that delivers luxury and spirited performance in a balanced package. But what if …

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Chevrolet Proves That Size Is Indeed Better With 2024 Chevrolet Trax, Bigger Than Trailblazer

We might not be betting men here at Car-Revs-Daily , but if you told us that the Chevrolet Trax was coming back for 2024, we would’ve scoffed at the notion. When we last saw it in the market, the Trax was being upstaged by the Chevrolet Trailblazer, a bigger model that packed more interior technology into its compact frame. As a result, the Trax was axed, but the surprise appearance of the 2024 Trax not only helps the proverbial underdog bettor cash in on their bet but also expands GM’s sales pie to include another CUV-sub-segment.   Bigger Trax Offers More …

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2024 GMC Sierra Family Makes Global Debut, Denali Ultimate And AT4X Highlight Revisions

GMC has been rapidly moving towards solidifying its position in the premium pickup market while also preparing for an all-EV future with the Hummer family and the all-electric Sierra 1500, which will debut soon. In the meantime, the brand also understands that the bulk of its customers use their trucks for extreme amounts of work and has followed Chevrolet’s lead by unveiling the revamped 2024 Sierra HD lineup, which introduces new technologies and two new models to the HD ranks.   Refreshed Styling And Identity Define Sierra HD Styling Tweaks Like the 2024 Silverado HD, GMC designers gave the Sierra …

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Honda Shows Off 2024 Prologue EV SUV, Promises Mixture Of Retro And Modern Cues

In literature (as well as movies), a prologue is used to set up the scene for the broader story and helps lay down the groundwork for the events of the title in question. In Honda’s case, it hopes that the 2024 Honda Prologue will help lay down the foundation for an all-electric future for the Japanese auto giant in the U.S.   Honda Prologue Has GM DNA But Goes In Unique Direction The Honda Prologue shares its platform and electrification technology with GM’s lineup of Ultium vehicles, but while the hardware originates in Detroit, the Prologue’s design is all Honda. …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Volkswagen Jetta SEL – The Jetta For The Masses?

Volkswagen may be rapidly expanding its presence in the utility vehicle market, but it also understands that the compact sedan segment is still hotly contested in the broader sales sphere. The Jetta has certainly gone through its ups and downs, but while the GLI we recently reviewed provides budget enthusiasts with a pinch of GTI-inspired performance flavor, we wanted to see how the Jetta does as a vehicle of the masses and we decided to spend some time with a 2022 Jetta SEL to see how it fares in this role.   Jetta’s Exterior Styling Blends In With The Masses, …

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Audi Says Adios To V10 With 2022 R8 GT Model, Most Potent R8 Variant Yet

Audi’s 5.2 liter V10 has been a long running staple in the R8 supercar especially after it punted the V8 out of the engine lineup several years back. But the mighty ten cylinder is also a dinosaur from an era where fuel economy was placed in the backseat and displacement and horsepower reigned supreme in the performance car scene. That means it’s now unable to comply with pending fuel economy regulations but Audi is sending it out now with a whimper, but a bang with the all-new 2022 Audi R8 GT   Familiar Name Signifies Beefier Performance While the=is version …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Hyundai Palisade – A Nip And A Tuck Make This SUV A Better Companion

It’s tough to build on something that’s already proven to be a sales winner, and that was certainly the case when Hyundai made the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. The hot-selling three-row SUV is a very popular choice with consumers. Still, while we were impressed with the interior and some of the design choices Hyundai made, it was balanced out by some odd omissions as well as a range-topping model that did little to tell you that you were at the top of the range. The Korean car giant set out to fix all that with the 2023 Palisade, but have they …

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Maserati GranTurismo Sharpens Its Image, Folgore EV Marks Milestone

The Maserati GranTurismo was once known for being one of the oldest models in Maserati’s lineup. Combining the classic sports car layout with a Ferrari sourced V8, the coupe was a stylish throwback to an era where cylinders, luxury, and style defined the GT segment. However, it’s interior technology was aging rapidly and electrification has become a must have item for well heeled buyers. After a short break, the revived GranTurismo returns, and it’s aiming to reclaim its status as a class-leading GT offering.   Sleek GranTurismo Styling Combines Traits From The Past And Present At first glance, you might …

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Road Test Review – 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge – The Perfect Balance Of Usability And Electrification?

Electrification is rapidly becoming a production inevitability with more automakers pledging to have all-electric lineups in the next few years. However, it’s also well known that not everyone is willing to embrace the cord just yet. As such a middle ground is needed, and Volvo thinks its Recharge lineup of plug-in hybrid models strike the perfect balance, but does it really serve as the perfect entry point for green customers? We went for a spin in the 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge to see if it succeeds in doing just that.   XC60 Recharge Strives To Create Perfect Balance When …

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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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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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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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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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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 Scaringe’s brief video on Twitter doesn’t go into extensive detail about the full capabilities of “Camp Mode” but the preview that we do get does appear to show that this particular mode will deliver the goods …

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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     Ford’s latest teaser came courtesy of an Instagram video, but if the …

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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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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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