• 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider

    by Frank S. Washington CARLSBAD, Calif., -- The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was a two seat convertible or in the proper automotive lexicon it was a roadster. It was small, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight, and it had a turbocharged four cylinder engine. That 1.4-liter engine made 160 horsepower or 164 horsepower, depending on the trim line, and it made 184 pound-feet of torque. The Spider 124 could be … [Read More...]

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    2017 Lincoln Continental, Quiet Luxury

    By Ken Chester Jr., --  Motor News Media The Lincoln Motor Company heralds the return of its flagship – the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental – an elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury to the industry’s most discerning customers. The full-size sedan is designed to appeal to culturally progressive clients who define luxury on their own terms – craving … [Read More...]

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It is hard to look at the new 2016 Camaro SS, the sixth generation of the 2+2 coupe and not go by the numbers. Although the design is evolutionary, only two parts were carried over from the old model. The rear bowtie emblem and the SS badge. It was powered by the 6.2-liter direct injected small block V8 with variable valve timing that debuted in the … [Read More...]

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    2016 Lexus RX

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT -- It’s about time. Lexus has long been a benchmark in quality products and top-notch treatment of customers. However, from a style standpoint, most of the brand’s vehicles were, well, boring. But there are hints that much stronger styling is on the drawing board. It started with the spindle grille. It is big, bodacious and it has worked its way through Lexus’ … [Read More...]

  • 2016 Elantra GT

    2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT may be one of the better steals in all of autodom. The GT differs from its cousin, the Elantra sedan, in that it is a four door hatchback and comfortably seats four people. The difference starts under the hood. The Elantra GT had a 2.0-liter direct injected four cylinder engine that made 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. … [Read More...]

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    2015 BMW i3 with range extender

    By Mary Chapman When you’re driving a ride this green, and with Bavarian cache to boot, the potential for smugness is real. It’s hard to be humble when a gas station “fill up” takes all of 30 seconds, for instance. You know, on the off chance I’ll need something as pedestrian – no pun – as gasoline. And there’s other good stuff too, like ease of parking -- owing to its small size -- and just … [Read More...]

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt

    2016 Chevrolet Volt

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be first. That and a couple other missteps kept the Chevrolet Volt from tearing up the market in a good way. The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid but Chevrolet does call it that. Being first in the market, there was no model to follow. Because hybrids have such a lackluster reputation in terms of performance, Chevy opted to … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Kia Sportage SX  SX Turbo 2WD

    2017 Kia Sportage

    by Frank S. Washington SAN DIEGO – The new Kia Sportage is a little bit longer and the wheels are now pushed to the corners. The tiger nose grille was lowered, the headlights were longer and they were pulled back into the fenders. There were also wrap around taillights. And in what is a becoming a brand signature, the ice cube LED fog lights on the turbo powered Sportage seemed bigger, thus, … [Read More...]

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    2017 Volvo S90 sedan

    By Ken Chester, Jr.,  Motor News Media Volvo Cars recently introduced the highly-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan on the heels of the company’s award-winning Volvo XC90 SUV. The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 sedan is a bold entry into the luxury sedan market and sets a new standard with superior materials, technology, comfort and class-leading semi-autonomous features. The Volvo S90 will combine … [Read More...]

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    2016 North American International Auto Show

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It’s auto show time. The North American International Auto Show kicked off 2016 in Detroit. And the Chicago Auto Show followed by the New York Auto Show will be upon us in the coming months. This year’s Detroit auto show was a bit more subdued with less theatrics, fewer new car debuts and fewer automakers in attendance. Nonetheless, it was significant and the … [Read More...]

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    2017 Fiat 124 Spider

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington CARLSBAD, Calif., — The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was a two seat convertible or in the proper automotive lexicon it was a roadster. It was small, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight, and it had a turbocharged four cylinder engine. That 1.4-liter engine made 160 horsepower or 164 horsepower, depending on the trim line,…
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    19

    2017 Audi A4 sedan

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr. —  Motor News Media As the bestselling model in Audi history, the all-new 2017 A4, with innovative design and advanced technologies, sets a new benchmark for the luxury sedan segment. Boasting class-leading horsepower, confidence inspiring driving dynamics, as well as available driver assistance and infotainment systems, the A4 represents the…
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    2016 Toyota Prius

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The 2016 Toyota Prius is scary; the hybrid is just that good. Hybrids are all about fuel savings. With an EPA rating of 54 mpg in the city, 52 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg combined, to say the 2016 Toyota Prius is a gas sipper is…
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    12

    2016 BMW 330e iPerformance, Highly Innovative

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media The all-new BMW 330e iPerformance adds another highly innovative variant to the BMW 3 Series line-up with its advanced plug-in hybrid drive system. For the first time, cutting-edge BMW i technologies have been integrated into the BMW 3 Series Sedan. Key ingredients are its intelligent lightweight…
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