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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

Genesis Essentia Makes Appearance at Cannes Film Festival

Genesis Essentia Makes Appearance at Cannes Film Festival

Today, Genesis introduced its all-electric, high-performance Essentia Concept at the CR Fashion Book Cannes Party held during the week of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. This marked the first public appearance of Essentia since its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in March. ... Continue reading

Nissan Armada ‘Mountain Patrol’ Social Media-Built Project Vehicle Debuts at Overland Expo WEST This Weekend +VIDEO

Nissan Armada ‘Mountain Patrol’ Social Media-Built Project Vehicle Debuts at Overland Expo WEST This Weekend +VIDEO

For the second year in a row, Nissan is laying down big tire tracks at Overland Expo WEST with the debut of a special overlanding-equipped project vehicle. ... 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

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Review - The Refined Hooligan

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Review - The Refined Hooligan

Refinement is prevalent throughout. When the clutch is fully engaged at idle, the vehicle can move at a crawl versus a herky-jerky lunging threatening to stall. Activating the electronic parking brake elicits an audible response from the rear of the car, as does the selection of reverse when the backup camera is actuat ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Camry, Camry With a New Attitude Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Toyota Camry, Camry With a New Attitude Review By Larry Nutson

For 2018 the Camry had been completely redesigned. We’re now up to the eighth generation Camry that rides on an all-new platform, Toyota’s New Global Architecture. It’s longer, lower and wider. The chassis is 30-percent more rigid and there’s new suspension geometry. Light-weighting is a big part of new vehicle ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe May 2018 - Road Tests

Letter from Europe May 2018 - Road Tests

The annual Western Automotive Journalists’ function was a very pleasant affair. Lots of new and exciting cars to drive and lots of nice people to meet. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD By John Heilig

Of course, this is an Alfa Romeo, and as such it wears great Italian styling behind its distinctive grille. The Giulia is low-slung with a pronounced wedge shape. My wife felt the entry was too low, but I enjoyed it. Entry and egress are aided by four assist handles over the doors. ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

The LC 500 in its “Infrared” exterior color turned heads. The interior is a dream; a beautiful dream. The cockpit is welcoming with its Toasted Almond color Alcantara sport seats, a leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door sills, and an Alcantara headliner. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system surrounds you w ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE By John Heilig

The GTI takes the standard VW Golf, lowers the suspension by 0.6 inch, adds larger brakes and wider low profile tires, then throws in a supercharged 2.0-liter four that delivers 220 horsepower, and seems to want to go on forever when you’re accelerating. Take that high school kids, and yes, they recognized what was i ... Continue reading

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review By John Heilig

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review By John Heilig

Reviewed MODEL: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon ENGINE/TRANSMISSION: 3.6-liter V6/8-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 285 hp @ 6,400 rpm/260 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 118.4 in. ... Continue reading

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk The Most Practical and Usable 700 HP Vehicle Ever - Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk The Most Practical and Usable 700 HP Vehicle Ever - Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk The most powerful and quickest SUV ever! By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_0466) The sound of rain awakened me during the night. I was in a hotel room in Portland, Maine where the quietude allows for open-windows. ... Continue reading

2018 Nissan Kicks Priced Starting At $17,990

2018 Nissan Kicks Priced Starting At $17,990

First new Nissan nameplate launched in last eight years, Kicks joins best-selling Rogue and Rogue Sport CUVs in Nissan’s U.S. showrooms Pricing starts at $17,9902 USD for well-equipped Kicks S model NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced a $17,990 starting price for the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks, which goes on s ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Genesis G80 AWD" By John Heilig

"New Car Review: 2018 Genesis G80 AWD" By John Heilig

The Genesis G80 is conservatively styled, almost Mercedes-Benz-like. The lines of the G80 are almost boxy, yet this “box” large enough to carry five passengers in comfort. If bench front seats hadn’t gone the way of the dodo bird, there would even be room for six. There’s even a small solid panel in the middle ... Continue reading

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