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Nutson Automotive News Wrap-up Week Ending May 18, 2019

Nutson Automotive News Wrap-up Week Ending May 18, 2019

Chinese Auto Sales 向下, Amsterdam "Smoking" ok Diesel and Gas Vehicles Not; Swedish Robot Trucks; Ride Hailing Increases Traffic In Cities; Tariffs; (Very)Hot Tesla's; ICE Smarts Buh-Bye; Volvo Battery Deal; Mercedes Formula 1 Batting 1000 ... Continue reading

2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i Road Test and Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i Road Test and Review By Larry Nutson

The Auto Channel The X-models in BMW’s overall lineup are categorized by BMW as Sport Activity Vehicles. They’re crossover SUVs, in industry terms. ... Continue reading

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

New Car Review: 2019 Subaru Forester Practical with a Purpose - By Larry Nutson

New Car Review: 2019 Subaru Forester Practical with a Purpose - By Larry Nutson

Lots of changes in the 2019 model, bigger engine, ADAS, Fuel Economy, More Leg Room, More Cargo Space ... 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

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 Kia Sorento Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

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

The heated seats and heated steering wheel were immediately put into service. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Review - Week Ending May 11, 2019

Nutson's Auto News Review - Week Ending May 11, 2019

Auto News Digest Week of May 4-11 2019: Porsche Dieselgate; GM Plant News; Dyson (Vacuum Co.) To Build EV in Singapore; Illinois EV Owners Threatened To Pay Fair Share Of Road Maintenance; US Subsidizing EV Ownership; 1966 Le Mans Movie; VW EV iD.3 Now On Sale; Gas Prices Down?; One-Lap SRTs; GM Truck Recall; Uber IPO ... Continue reading

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 35 years later By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_4779) The Pacifica plug-in Hybrid has a battery-powered all-electric range of 32 miles. When it arrived for my evaluation drive the battery charge was depleted after its 45 mile trip to ... 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 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 BMW M5 Competition Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW M5 Competition Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

Within ten minutes behind the wheel I knew I should be heading to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL or Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I was dodging potholes thinking about the 35-series tires and pricey 20-inch alloy wheels. A tromp on the accelerator had my wife voicing concerns as her knuckles whitened. Z ... Continue reading

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

If you’ve followed pickup truck news in the last couple years you know there has been lots of discussion on body materials. The new 2019 Ram has a new frame that features 98 percent high-strength steel. The body is steel, and to improve light-weighting and fuel efficiency, the new Ram has an aluminum hood and tailgat ... Continue reading

2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Review By Larry Nutson - Luxury and Innovation

2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Review By Larry Nutson - Luxury and Innovation

I say the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC is exhilarating to drive, whether in be on city streets, along an interstate or carving through some scenic back roads, a very well balanced car that can go from the sublime to the aggressive. Mercedes say the E-Class Sedan (and Wagon) are the most advanced vehicles in the Merc ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - April 28 - May 4, 2019

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - April 28 - May 4, 2019

* It is with great sadness the we report that Henny Hemmes, our friend, colleague, mentor, teacher and creative partner has passed away after a brave battle with ALS disease. For more than 25 years Henny had a successful career in motorsport with two Dutch FIA Championship titles, as well as top results in 24-hour raci ... Continue reading

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