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FIRST LOOK AT THE FRESHENED VW GOLF FAMILY OF SMALL CARS

FIRST LOOK AT THE FRESHENED VW GOLF FAMILY OF SMALL CARS

You’ll have to look hard to find the subtle changes in style and design on these already attractively German cars. The classic two-box design has changed little, but we now get standard LED lighting front and rear and a few changes under the skin. ... Continue reading

Go in Snow - 2017 SUV Review: 2017 Kia Sorento V6 SX-L AWD By Steve Purdy

Go in Snow - 2017 SUV Review: 2017 Kia Sorento V6 SX-L AWD By Steve Purdy

2017 SUV Reveiw : Kia Sorento SX-L AWD By Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2018 LEXUS RX 350 F-SPORT ROAD TRIP REVIEW - SNOWY BOYNE MOUNTAIN MI.

Go In Snow - 2018 LEXUS RX 350 F-SPORT ROAD TRIP REVIEW - SNOWY BOYNE MOUNTAIN MI.

While early generations of the RX were conservatively styled this new one is more bold and brash than just about anything in its class. Both Toyota and Lexus turned the page on styling a few years ago when boss Akio Toyoda announced they would no longer build boring cars. They’ve mostly been true to that goal. ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Sedan Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Sedan Review By Steve Purdy

2017 LEXUS ES 300H HYBRID SEDAN REVIEW by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau We like to begin these narratives with a review of where each vehicle fits in the market. As segments blur, though, that becomes a challenge. ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Think of the C-HR occupying the same space as the cute-ute Kia Soul, the more conventional Mazda CX3 or the new Nissan Rogue Sport. C-HR is certainly the most style-conscious of them all. With deep sculpted lines and angles going in multiple directions, deep cheek vents flowing into the lower front fascia, exaggerated ... Continue reading

2018 JAGUAR E-PACE PREVIEW By Steve Purdy

2018 JAGUAR E-PACE PREVIEW By Steve Purdy

First hints of that market segment’s strength came when upstart luxury car company, Lexus, brought out the first RX300 crossover, an SUV on a car platform, one of the first of that configuration. Within just a couple years it was the brand’s best seller. We’ve seen the same at other Asian luxury brands and, of co ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

The Tucson Night Edition made a great first impression. The large, 19-inch, black Rays wheels with red centers, vibrant blue paint scheme with black trim and eye-catching body sculpting put us on notice that this isn’t your usual tepid small crossover. When we got in and started it up I was fumbling with some control ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Without Performance Differentiation Say Goodbye To The Public's Love Affair With The Automobile By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL In his opening remarks at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, Dieter Zetsche (Mercedes-Benz CEO), prophesized: "The Mercedes of the future will drive not only ... Continue reading

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

The new 2018 Kia Niro has much to admire and should be on your shopping list. 2018 KIA NIRO The Newest Little Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Looking for a really small, efficient crossover? Well, here’s a brand new one just out of the box – the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid subcompact, fron ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Interior details have been nicely updated over recent years with swooping horizontal lines across the right side of the dash, a vertical center stack with great functionality and a driver’s environment that will offer no thrills but give you all the information and functionality you’ll need. Good quality materials ... Continue reading

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ultimate Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ultimate Review By Steve Purdy

Hyundai freshened both the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport for 2017 updating them stylistically and adding a few features and options. The updates are modest and you’d not notice the styling updates unless you had the old and new side by side. ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinium AWD Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinium AWD Review By Steve Purdy

The relatively lithe, 3,500-pound RAV4’s powertrain is a tepid but adequate 2.5-liter, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder making just 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The conventional 6-speed automatic transmission is calibrated to make it quite responsive on the low end. Acceleration is good on full thro ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Review By Steve Purdy

Inside we find much of its charm. We first notice the red stitching and red piping on the dark gray (they call it black) leather seats. At the same time, we see red metal trim around the simple, functional interior that really sets it off as something special. The multifunction screen sticks up from the low dash for go ... Continue reading

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

One of the newest in the luxury compact crossover class caught our attention recently – the Jaguar E-Pace. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Nuggets October 30-Nov 5, 2017; Auto Sales; SEMA; Tesla Loss; EV Tax Break Going; BMW Recall; RIP Joe Oldam, Peter Schutz, Ferrari F-1; Lots Of Crates

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Nuggets October 30-Nov 5, 2017; Auto Sales; SEMA; Tesla Loss; EV Tax Break Going; BMW Recall; RIP Joe Oldam, Peter Schutz, Ferrari F-1; Lots Of Crates

TACH journalist's take on this past week's automotive news in easy to "catch up news nuggets". For More search the past 25 year's millions of pages of automotive news, automotive stories, articles, reviews, video, audio, residing in The Auto Channel Automotive News Library. ... Continue reading

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