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Letter from Europe - Hot Jaguar Hot, Hot Mercedes Not So Much

Letter from Europe - Hot Jaguar Hot, Hot Mercedes Not So Much

Jaguar and I go back to 1968. No, this is not a misprint. ... Continue reading

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

In this case (an early fall jaunt) the winner is Newport, Rhode Island, best known for early 20th century mansions along the Atlantic shore where tourists from around the world come to bask in the opulence of the Gilded Age. ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe - September 2022

Letter from Europe - September 2022

by Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief The Auto Channel Sad month for us Brits but the show must go on. I have to start with an apology. ... Continue reading

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Satisfaction with the auto industry is moving in reverse. Overall customer satisfaction with automobiles slides 1.3% to a score of 77 (out of 100), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) Automobile Study 2021-2022. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe: Mazda CX-50; Toyota Tundra (Yeehah); Lexus NX; Volvo C40 EV !

Letter From Europe: Mazda CX-50; Toyota Tundra (Yeehah); Lexus NX; Volvo C40 EV !

Letter from Europe by Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief The Auto Channel San Francisco California August 14, 2022; Since returning from Europe and my adventures with Ferrari’s new 296 things have slowed down just a little bit. Not a great deal as in quick succession I’ve had four different products from four diff ... Continue reading

Ferrari 296, Chevrolet Blazer ICE and Electrified, In Passing Kia Stinger In This Month's Letter From Europe

Ferrari 296, Chevrolet Blazer ICE and Electrified, In Passing Kia Stinger In This Month's Letter From Europe

Seems like a century ago that I had tested Chevrolet’s excellent Blazer. The stylists had a go in Detroit consequently the Blazer looks really sharp and fresh. ... Continue reading

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

The Auto Channel The Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive silo, eliminating a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine. Delivering relevant information without an advertising based search tool, because it only had to search within our single subject Focused Content Channel. This interactive on ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe From California - 29th annual media days of the Western Automotive Journalists Group

Letter From Europe From California - 29th annual media days of the Western Automotive Journalists Group

By Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief Senior Editor-at-large The Auto Channel Half Moon Bay CA May 12, 2022; There is an old saying along the lines of “The right crowd and no crowding“ which neatly sums up the tests of 22 vehicles in California’s Half Moon Bay. For me there two stars of the show-the astonishing ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe.

Letter from Europe.

Dear Letter from Europe. Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief I have been having quite an adventurous time in Mini’s new EV version. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe; Toyota, Volvo, Audi, Lexus, Kia, MINI and Jaguar, Whew.

Letter From Europe; Toyota, Volvo, Audi, Lexus, Kia, MINI and Jaguar, Whew.

Letter from Europe Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief The Auto Channel Back in California this month. With I-80 to the Sierras closed and San Francisco pretty well saturated my transport for the week could not have been more perfect. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe - In California With Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Subaru And Lots Of Snow, And Sun Of Course

Letter From Europe - In California With Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Subaru And Lots Of Snow, And Sun Of Course

Funny lot these automotive journalists. There are some manufacturers who cannot put a foot wrong such as BMW and then there are car companies who cannot do a thing right. ... Continue reading

Kevin Kalkhoven Racer, Passes

Kevin Kalkhoven Racer, Passes

Remembrance From Andrew Franl; In Kevin Kalkhoven, motor racing lost one of its giants, family Frankl lost a great personal friend. Only a couple of years ago we were skiing together with his lovely wife Kimm in California’s Northstar resort where his family lived. ... Continue reading

This Months Letter From Europe - Real Super Cars In Monaco, In Smoky CA: Super Cadillac CT5-V, Super Subaru Wilderness and Super Kia Carnival

This Months Letter From Europe - Real Super Cars In Monaco, In Smoky CA: Super Cadillac CT5-V, Super Subaru Wilderness and Super Kia Carnival

There might be floods, there might be revolutions there might be fires in the Sierras but there is one place in the World where you would know never know there is anything wrong with the World. Ever. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe Via California - Mazda Miata, Lexus RC-F and Toyota Camry TRD

Letter From Europe Via California - Mazda Miata, Lexus RC-F and Toyota Camry TRD

In Belvedere (CA Not Italy) until the CDC says its ok to return to Auto Central across the pond. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe - Chevy Tahoe, Subaru Forrester, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW 3 Series

Letter From Europe - Chevy Tahoe, Subaru Forrester, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW 3 Series

After driving a number of exotic sports cars such as the Lexus LC500 and Ferrari’s F8 spider who would have thought that I would love Chevy’s new Tahoe? It is huge said one neighbor, you will never get that into the car port said another. Well, I’ve managed to prove both of them wrong. ... Continue reading

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