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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Fast and Also Efficient - Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Fast and Also Efficient - Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

Back in the world of everyday car usage, I recently had my second opportunity behind the wheel of the new Jetta. The Habanero Orange 2019 Jetta R-Line turned heads just like the Bonneville Jetta did. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Nuggets Week Ending March 16, 2019:

Nutson's Automotive News Nuggets Week Ending March 16, 2019:

Amelia Island; Arizona Sued; Buh-Bye EV Tax Credit(Buh-Bye EV's?); Corvette c8; Toyota Ups USA Investments; GM Cruze Parked At Henry Ford; Y Tesla?; SEC Vs VW: FCA Recalls; NASCAR HOF; RIP F-1's Charlie Whiting ... Continue reading

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 A crossover for the sporty set. The usual approach for the introduction of a new vehicle to the automotive media is for an automaker to find a location with good driving roads, descent weather, reasonable access to an airport, and a suitable hotel as well as food. The launch program for the new 2019 BMW X4 ... Continue reading

2019 Kia Forte Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 Kia Forte Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

For 2019 the Forte is entirely new. This next-gen Forte is longer and wider while at the same time a bit taller. Styling cues from Kia’s Stinger fastback sport sedan have found there way onto the Forte. There’s a longer hood and shorter rear deck. It gets its own version of the tiger nose grille from the Stinger al ... Continue reading

2019 Lincoln Navigator Luxury At Its Best | Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lincoln Navigator Luxury At Its Best | Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

Gone is a V8 engine. All Navigators are powered by a 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. Also gone is the former 6-speed automatic and now a 10-speed automatic is standard. EPA test-cycle ratings for the Reserve 4X4 are 18 mpg combined with 16 city mpg and 21 highway mpg. Other models, which I’ll mention i ... Continue reading

2019 Genesis G70 Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 Genesis G70 Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

Genesis, the premium brand of Hyundai, came on the scene about three years ago. The compact luxury 5-passenger G70 has three larger siblings, the G80, G80 Sport and G90. Looking to the future, Genesis has shared information about its GV80 Concept luxury crossover, its coupe-design Essential concept, as well as the New ... Continue reading

2019 Jeep Cherokee Capable and Authentic - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved!

2019 Jeep Cherokee Capable and Authentic - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved!

Everything is new from the A-pillar forward. The hood is now lightweight aluminum, with its leading edge a bit higher flowing into the 7-slot Jeep grille. Flanking the grille are new Bi-LED projector headlamps and daytime running lights (DRL) that are both brighter and nicely styled. ... Continue reading

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Fifty Years Later - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved!

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Fifty Years Later - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved!

I was in the audience on that day back in January when the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in the award-winning movie “Bullitt” drove onto Ford stage at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Molly McQueen, a third-generation member of the McQueen family, ... Continue reading

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The compact crossover SUV segment is a very lucrative playing ground for an auto maker and one of the hottest segments in the marketplace. Volvo, not to be left on the sidelines. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Avalon Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota Avalon Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota Avalon Flagship with more excitement By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel The restaurant parking valet handed me the keys to a Toyota. “I’m driving a Lexus” said I. He looked at me in puzzlement. ... Continue reading

New Car Review 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF; More Power = More Fun Review By Larry Nutson

New Car Review 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF; More Power = More Fun Review By Larry Nutson

The Mazda MX-5 is, well, pure fun. With it’s new found power, light weight, balanced steering and nicely tuned and compliant suspension you really can’t ask for much more. Plus, it’s really affordable. At Autobahn Country Club I tossed it into corners and the car just eats it. Step into the throttle on exit, zoom ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Infiniti QX80 Luxury Flagship SUV, Review By Larry Nutson

New Car Review: 2019 Infiniti QX80 Luxury Flagship SUV, Review By Larry Nutson

SUVs are hot. Big SUVs too. Low gasoline prices help that. And, if you need lots of space for people and stuff as many younger families do these days, why not go big? My older daughter drives a large SUV. When she visits us in Chicago the rear cargo area is loaded to the gills with all the things she needs for two todd ... Continue reading

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review By Larry Nutson; Premium Without The Price

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review By Larry Nutson; Premium Without The Price

For the last couple years Mazda has been upping its game. The introduction of a new top-line Signature trim first on the CX-9 3-row midsize SUV and then on the Mazda6 sedan set the stage. ... Continue reading

2019 GMC Terrain, Bold Refinement - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 GMC Terrain, Bold Refinement - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 GMC Terrain Bold Refinement By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel The very stealthy Terrain SLT Black Edition was, to me, really good looking. Admittedly I favor black cars. ... Continue reading

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