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2018 Kia Stinger Adrenaline Pumping Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2018 Kia Stinger Adrenaline Pumping Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Lest you question Kia’s ability to complete against the European brands, Kia has topped J.D. Power’s Initial Quality nameplate rankings for the last two years. ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

From my view the CX-9 has an attractive overall exterior design and a very comfortable and refined as well as attractive interior. The Mazda name may not “wow” someone in social conversation as some of the luxury nameplates. However, seeing the various Mazda car and SUV models in person will usually bring out a “ ... Continue reading

2019 Jeep Cherokee Capable and Authentic - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Jeep Cherokee Capable and Authentic - Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

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

Go In Snow - 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Review By Larry Nutson

Go In Snow - 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Review By Larry Nutson

I had the pleasure of a week’s seat time driving a new M550i that all loaded up had a bottom line of $88,985. Standard from the M Performance division are sport brakes, 19-inch wheels and M-trim, plus the premium package, multi-contour seats with leather upholstery, rearview camera, adaptive suspension, and unique st ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Rio Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Kia Rio Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Kia Rio Sedan or Hatchback (You pays yer money you gets your cherce) Review by Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief The Auto Channel. This all-new 2018 made its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show this past spring. ... 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

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Review; Pure Fun, But Not For The City By Larry Nutson

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Review; Pure Fun, But Not For The City By Larry Nutson

The Raptor for 2018 is mostly unchanged. The tailgate design has been tweaked and taillights are redesigned. Three new colors, Lead Foot, Guard, and Race Red replace Ruby Red and Avalanche for 2018. A new 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo is now optional instead of the Sony audio system. ... 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 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

Just recently on an invite from Jeep I got a first hand look, as well as on-road and off-road driving time in the newest iteration of the legendary Wrangler in the Saguaro National Park desert outside Tucson, Arizona ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan - Fun and Smart Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan - Fun and Smart Review By Larry Nutson

Not to confuse you, but the current 5-passenger Tiguan will continue to be offered for at least a couple years. Rebadged as the Tiguan Limited, the product program for this model will be simplified in terms of features and options, and pricing will reflect a strong value position for a buyer. ... Continue reading

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 Why Not! Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 Why Not! Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 Why not! Dodge says the Durango SRT 392 is the fastest and most capable three-row SUV with a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)–certified quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds and capable of 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration in 4.4 seconds. So, you get the picture.. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

Volkswagen’s SUV line-up is now focused on three core models. This all-new, second-generation 2018 Tiguan compact SUV that’s longer, has more cargo space and has three-row seating to carry up to seven passengers; the new Atlas mid-size seven-passenger SUV; and the previous generation 5-passenger Tiguan, rebadged as ... 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

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