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2022 Volvo S90 R-Design - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Volvo S90 R-Design - Review by Mark Fulmer

The 2022 Volvo S90 is a luxury sedan that excels in comfort, style, and competitive sticker and this year the B6 powertrain (formerly the T6) includes a mild hybrid setup. Upgrades are a new front bumper, a revised fog light, an updated wheel design, and reshaping the rear spoiler, a Harmon Karden sound system, smartph ... Continue reading

Lucid to Open Latest Studio Location in Newport Beach, CA

Lucid to Open Latest Studio Location in Newport Beach, CA

NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 27, 2022 -- Lucid Group , which is setting new standards for its advanced luxury electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the official opening of its newest Studio location at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA. ... Continue reading

2023 Mazda CX-50; Production Starts In Alabama

2023 Mazda CX-50; Production Starts In Alabama

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2022 -- Today, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) President and CEO Jeff Guyton drives in the first 2023 Mazda CX-50 to roll off the Discovery Line at Mazda's new Huntsville, Alabama plant. ... Continue reading

EVgo and CBL Properties Partner to Expand Public Fast Charging at Retail Locations, Bringing Convenient Charging Amenities to Shoppers

EVgo and CBL Properties Partner to Expand Public Fast Charging at Retail Locations, Bringing Convenient Charging Amenities to Shoppers

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail New EVgo station at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. (Photo: Business Wire) New EVgo station at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. ... Continue reading

Making Electric Vehicle Leap of Faith is Highly Satisfactory to New Owners, J.D. Power Finds

Making Electric Vehicle Leap of Faith is Highly Satisfactory to New Owners, J.D. Power Finds

As automakers continue to build excitement with new electric vehicle (EV)1 launches, first-time owners who have made the switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are discovering that it is a positive experience. Satisfaction among owners who are new to BEVs averages 754 (on a 1,000-point scale), which is comparable t ... Continue reading

2022 Lexus UX 250h Luxury – Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2022 Lexus UX 250h Luxury – Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The most affordable Lexus of the entire model line is the UX mini-SUV. transmissions. Bump up to the more fuel-efficient hybrid range and you have your choice of 3 UX 250h variants. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Venza - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Venza - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The Venza nameplate is back in the Toyota model mix for 2021. In case you missed it, the Venza went away in 2015 after a 7-year run. ... Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Insider's Expert Tutorial Video By Thom Cannell

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Insider's Expert Tutorial Video By Thom Cannell

In the fall of 2020, Hyundai introduced its latest Tucson SUV, designed in California at the Hyundai Design Center and which has since been awarded many accolades. Based on that platform, Hyundai designed a small pickup truck – it calls it a Sport Adventure Vehicle – and for once, the label is correct. ... Continue reading

2022 Kia EV6 Prices

2022 Kia EV6 Prices

Kia America today announced pricing for the 2022 EV6, the brand’s first dedicated all-electric model, starting at just $33,400 after the $7,500 federal vehicle tax credit. At the heart of the EV6 is an energy-dense battery pack available in two sizes: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The EV6 with the 58.0 kWh battery pack has ... Continue reading

2022 Volvo S90 B6 AWD R-Design – Review by David Colman

2022 Volvo S90 B6 AWD R-Design – Review by David Colman

Strong on aesthetics but a bit light on the bite ... Continue reading

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

When you think Mitsubishi what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me it's the Pajero (a Montero to most of us) that was known as the 'King of the Desert' for winning the Paris-Dakar Rally twelve times. Then there was the Eclipse, GT3000 VR4, and who can forget the Evolution? But Mitsubishi also built some 4-doo ... Continue reading

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts as Most Powerful Street-Legal Bronco Ever +VIDEO

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts as Most Powerful Street-Legal Bronco Ever +VIDEO

Two icons that have tackled off-road terrain for years are coming together to take on even more: Bronco® and Raptor™. Built for desert running and boulder crawling, the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor gives off-roaders next-level performance. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: January 16-22, 2022

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: January 16-22, 2022

Below are the past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy-to-understand automotive universe news nuggets. ... Continue reading

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line – Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line – Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Vehicles have become so over-automated, so complex to operate, that finding one like this VW which the driver still controls - instead of the other way round - becomes something of a triumph. ... Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review By Larry Nutson

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review By Larry Nutson

As things would have it my expected drive of the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz went awry. On the invite of Hyundai I was to travel to San Francisco and then on to Palo Alto. ... Continue reading

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