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2018.5 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Thom Cannell

2018.5 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Thom Cannell

Volkswagen has listened to customers, particularly those who wanted a smaller, do-everything crossover with more space for family, gear, or both. Tiguan, once an even more-compact crossover, is now longer, and offers third-row seating, which is a North American exclusive. ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Veloster Review By Thom Cannell - GTI Competitor?

2019 Hyundai Veloster Review By Thom Cannell - GTI Competitor?

2019 Hyundai Veloster Review Is the Second Generation Veloster a GTI competitor? That’s the question we found ourselves asking as we hustled around interesting curves near Detroit last week. The stick-to-the-road was there and this was a relatively plush 2019 Veloster Ultimate It had no Michelin Pilot Sport summer-on ... Continue reading

Batteries or Bicycles, China Has No Choice Other Then To Push EV's; China’s Ambition to Power World's Electric Vehicles Took A Giant Leap Forward This Week

Batteries or Bicycles, China Has No Choice Other Then To Push EV's; China’s Ambition to Power World's Electric Vehicles Took A Giant Leap Forward This Week

CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants. by James Temple MIT Technology Review Boston June 13, 2018; China’s grand designs to dominate the future of clean energy paid off spectacularly this week. ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Wagon Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

2018 Kia Niro Hybrid Wagon Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

The Niro, which was introduced in the 2017 model year, earns good ratings across the board in IIHS crashworthiness tests, including the newest evaluation, the passenger-side small overlap front test. The good crashworthiness ratings also apply to the Niro Plug-In Hybrid. ... Continue reading

AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Amer ... Continue reading

Toyota Tacoma (2005-2010), Toyota Tundra (2007-2008) or Toyota Sequoia (2005-2008) Class Action Settlement

Toyota Tacoma (2005-2010), Toyota Tundra (2007-2008) or Toyota Sequoia (2005-2008) Class Action Settlement

Frame Inspection and Replacement Program: The proposed settlement provides a free Frame Inspection and Replacement Program through which Toyota dealers will, upon a class member's request, inspect the frame, free of charge, on the class member's Subject Vehicle to determine whether the frame should be replaced. This de ... Continue reading

Pilot Flying J Reveals Surprising Popular Food and Beverage Items by State

Pilot Flying J Reveals Surprising Popular Food and Beverage Items by State

Millions of Americans hit the road over the summer, but before they can enjoy beaches and bonfires, parents are bracing themselves for the No. 1 source of stress on family road trips:* where to stop to eat. ... Continue reading

Free Valet Parking At Tampa Area Publix

Free Valet Parking At Tampa Area Publix

​Publix, the Lakeland, Florida-based grocery chain, is introducing complementary valet service at stores throughout Tampa Bay, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB - Auto Talk Radio LIVE from New York This Saturday June 23, 2018 7-9 AM

AUTO LAB - Auto Talk Radio LIVE from New York This Saturday June 23, 2018 7-9 AM

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people and the rest of the world via The Auto Channel. Auto Lab prov ... Continue reading

Volvo Launches New S60 Sports Sedan - First Volvo Car Made in America +VIDEO

Volvo Launches New S60 Sports Sedan - First Volvo Car Made in America +VIDEO

Volvo Cars revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan yesterday at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina during the plant's official inauguration. ... Continue reading

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Review and Road-test By John Heilig

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Review and Road-test By John Heilig

The only disadvantage to a softer ride came up in our hillclimb test. In this, the roads wind and some of the turns are tight. The Pacifica exhibited a tendency to lean in most corners and showed boat-like qualities. On most roads this isn’t a problem, but you should be aware of it if you normally encounter winding r ... Continue reading

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Review and Drive Report By Larry Nutson

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Review and Drive Report By Larry Nutson

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has models for everyone with L, LS, LT (in either cloth or leather trims), Premier and new-for-2018 RS and High Country as choices. The Traverse is front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive available on all models except the L and RS. ... Continue reading

New-Vehicle Initial Quality Improves Again, J.D. Power Finds

New-Vehicle Initial Quality Improves Again, J.D. Power Finds

COSTA MESA, Calif.: 20 June 2018 — New-vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year—by 4% from 2017—and has reached its best level ever, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).SM Initial quality is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) d ... Continue reading

Volvo Cars Reviews 1994-2019 From The Auto Channel Experts +VIDEO

Volvo Cars Reviews 1994-2019 From The Auto Channel Experts +VIDEO

Volvo Reviews, index to 20+ years of expert Volvo Reviews from The Auto Channel veteran journalists; 1994-2019 ... Continue reading

Watch LIVE Volvo Inauguration of First U.S. Plant and Reveal of the New S60 at 11AM ET +VIDEO

Watch LIVE Volvo Inauguration of First U.S. Plant and Reveal of the New S60 at 11AM ET +VIDEO

On Wednesday June 20 at 11AM New York time, 8AM Los Angeles time, Volvo will inaugurate its first ever American car manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina and reveal the new Volvo S60 premium mid-size sports sedan that will be built there. ... Continue reading