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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

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro AWD in Sedona - Travel Review From A Shunpiker’s Journal

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro AWD in Sedona - Travel Review From A Shunpiker’s Journal

2018 AUDI A4 TURBO QUATTRO with S TRONIC in SEDONA Travel Review from A Shunpiker’s Journal By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau [Audi Front ¾] We’re still hanging out in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert surround by saguaro, cholla and javelina. Oh, and we’re also surrounded by some mighty u ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Steve Purdy

SUV Buyers have plenty of great choices in compact crossovers, think Equinox, Escape, CR-V, Rogue, RAV4, Sportage and plenty more. The Tiguan, in this reviewer’s opinion, is fully in the hunt for your consideration, particularly now that is has a bit more length, 7-passenger capability, a great warranty and an update ... Continue reading

2018 Chicago Auto Show Highlights From Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell

2018 Chicago Auto Show Highlights From Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell

2018 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW Highlights by Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell Photos by Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Ah, Chicago, the “windy city,” where winter presides with authority this time of year and early February can be her wildest time. We arrived at the Chicago Auto Show, the largest consumer auto s ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest Feb 5-11 2018; Superbowl TV Spots; New Volkswagen Model; Chicago Auto Show; New Ford Diesel; FCA Dieselgate; Mercedes To Skip 2019 NAIAS; Tesla Tardy; $Million Bike; CCOTY; Waymo Caves in to Uber; Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest Feb 5-11 2018; Superbowl TV Spots; New Volkswagen Model; Chicago Auto Show; New Ford Diesel; FCA Dieselgate; Mercedes To Skip 2019 NAIAS; Tesla Tardy; $Million Bike; CCOTY; Waymo Caves in to Uber; Recalls Of Course

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

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

Kudos to Mazda for continuing to offer manual transmissions in these little cars. The low-end powertrain (2.0-liter, 155-hp) would feel quite adequate if you could manage your own rpm ranges. The more powerful, direct-injected, 2.3-liter in our Grand Touring test car makes 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. ... 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The Avalon’s design, in my view, could contend for “most improved” honors over its original in terms of just about every measure of styling, functionality, mechanical sophistication and user friendliness. ... 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

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

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 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

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