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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Fast & Comfortable But Is It Worth The Price? ... Continue reading

2021 Kia K5 - Review by Larry Nutson

2021 Kia K5 - Review by Larry Nutson

Kia pulled out all the stops for this replacement for its long-running Optima midsize sedan, adding performance and optional all-wheel drive. The Optima was a bellwether of Kia’s steady march from econo-brand to a design and value leader. The K5 continues that, generating interest in the sedan as SUVs surged to 65% o ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Back in the Spring in this year of the pandemic I drove Toyota’s 2020 RAV4. In closing out my review I wrote “a bit more excitement is coming in the form of the 302-horspeower Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021 model that will arrive in summer 2020. ... Continue reading

2021 Cadillac XT4 Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2021 Cadillac XT4 Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

The 2021 XT4 Sport can be recognized by its gloss black mesh grille with bright metallic accent, satin aluminum window moldings and satin chrome-accented door handles. The door handles are also illuminated. ... Continue reading

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman +VIDEO Sometimes you want all the bells and whistles By David Colman Special Correspondent to THE AUTO CHANNEL You can become a CX-9 owner for just $35,750. That amount will put you in a Touring version powered by the same 2.5 liter turbo engine found in our tested $ ... Continue reading

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Trail Rated Electric Vehicle - Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Trail Rated Electric Vehicle - Review By Larry Nutson

Born in 1941, the Jeep brand is celebrating 80 years of 4x4 open-air freedom and adventure. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors to Launch the All-New Outlander PHEV Model with a New-Generation PHEV System

Mitsubishi Motors to Launch the All-New Outlander PHEV Model with a New-Generation PHEV System

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander1, a crossover SUV, fully evolved with a new-generation PHEV system. ... Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Um What Can I Say? By Bruce Hotchkiss Special Correspondent West Coast Bureau The Auto Channel Sometimes I wonder if there really is a need to review new vehicles anymore. Let’s face it, there are no bad vehicles. ... Continue reading

2021 Genesis GV80 Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Genesis GV80 Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The 2021 GV80 is the first utility vehicle (UV) from Genesis, the luxury vehicle brand from Hyundai Motor Group. ... Continue reading

Toyoda Gosei Develops Driver-side Airbag With New Structure That Improves Driver Safety

Toyoda Gosei Develops Driver-side Airbag With New Structure That Improves Driver Safety

-Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7282) has developed a driver-side airbag with a new structure that can more safely protect the occupant. ... Continue reading

2021 Lexus IS Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Lexus IS Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Not to be hampered by the pandemic that has gripped the world in 2020, Lexus continues to roll out new and updated models. For 2021 the compact IS sport sedan gets a freshened exterior styling, a reimagined interior, returned driving dynamics, more advanced driver-assistance safety features and an updated infotainment ... Continue reading

2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Black Line - Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Black Line - Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Black Line Review by Mark Fulmer An Enhanced Edition of the Sporty ES by Mark Fulmer TheAuto Channel This version of the 2021 Lexus ES 350 includes both the dynamics of the F SPORT system and the styling of the Black Line Special Edition. It surprises none of the numerous ES owners and fans th ... Continue reading

2021 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Survives a Storm

2021 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Survives a Storm

Bookends for Chairman Larry Moss By Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions [Larry Moss deserves a medal of valor for keeping a cool head in the face of adversity saving this important Concours d’Elegance - perhaps the third most prestigious show of its kind in the country - from natural disaster . . . twice. [Larry Moss] ... Continue reading

2019 Maserati Levante GTS Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Maserati Levante GTS Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Maserati Levante GTS The SUV that can make your heart pound and give you goosebumps when accelerating. My, how the automotive landscape has changed. As I look back in time I would never have thought that brands renowned for ultra luxury or boutique sports car makers would foray into the SUV market. ... Continue reading

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited S Appearance Package Review By Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited S Appearance Package Review By Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

I wonder what the "S" stands for? By Bruce Hotchkiss Special Correspondent West Coast Bureau The Auto Channel I'll never understand car model names. Take the Chrysler Pacifica. ... Continue reading

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