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Vanquish Vision Concept: Aston Martin Goes Mid-Engine!

Vanquish Vision Concept is a preview of Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engine supercar. The decision takes Aston Martin into a mid-engine sector previously defined by other key competitors.  Aston Martin has been cranking out the concept cars, er, renderings lately. In this instance, we’re talking about the Vanquish Vision Concept. In a lot of ways, it’s both remarkable and unremarkable. Low, sleek, dripping with performance and desirability; it’s everything a concept show car is e...
Tags: Autos, Concept Cars, Lotus, Aston Martin, David Brown, Aston, DBS, Car Design, Aston Martins, Car News, Tony Borroz, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 488, Miles Nurnberger Aston Martin, Szwaj, Andy Palmer Aston Martin Lagonda


Jeep Electrifies Renegade & Compass With Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

The Jeep Renegade and Compass are going green in 2020.  However, Jeep isn’t exactly jumping on the typical EV bandwagon.  Both plug-in hybrids feature a revolutionary electric all-wheel drive system. Jeep found a better way to make a lasting impression at the Geneva International Motor Show recently. The brand unveiled two new plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Compass for all the world to see. Yes, you read that right. After dominating last year’s headlines with the all-new Glad...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Jeep, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, FCA US LLC, Geneva International Motor Show, Car News, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, North America, Car Tech, Louisville, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Dearborn, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miko, Wayne State University, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Kentucky Truck Plant


2019 Toyota Camry Receives Updates Across The Board

The Camry, one of Toyota’s best-selling cars, soldiers on with new updates for 2019. Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite provides a number of advanced driver-assistance systems.  Three powertrain choices are available, including a hybrid with an updated Power Control Unit. If you’re looking for a car that is the automotive equivalent of a manila envelope stapled to a beige wall, then the new 2019 Toyota Camry is for you. Oh sure, Toyota seems to be serious when they say the Camry has an “Exciting St...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Japan, Steve Jobs, Porsche, Autos, Hud, Toyota, Epa, Toyota Camry, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Amazon Alexa, Car News, Tony Borroz, Entune, Clari Fi


Lagonda All-Terrain Concept: The EV With The Floating Key

Aston Martin Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero-emission luxury brand. The company will leverage electrification and autonomous driving technologies. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is set for production in 2022 and includes a floating key. It’s called the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, and its name is the most uncreative thing about it. Basically, it’s an uber-luxo SUV crossover thingo from Lagonda (i.e. Aston Martin), powered by equal parts electricity and style, and the owners smug sen...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Autos, Concept Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Athan, Aston Martin DBX, Lagonda, Gaydon, Car News, Aston Martin Lagonda, St Athan, Tony Borroz


2020 Jaguar XE: Proper, Precise & Sporty In All Ways British

The 2020 Jaguar XE debuts with two engines; one comes standard with all-wheel drive.  18-inch wheels, electric leather seats, LED headlights, and signature graphics are also standard. Jag is still at it with their XE sports sedan. Aimed squarely at those who might want a BMW or an Audi, the refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE aims to hit all the right spots. And, more or less, they do. The real question here is will anyone actually buy a Jaguar over something German? And look, I can’t really answer that ...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Bmw, Coventry, InControl, Car News, Tony Borroz, Jaguar XE SV Project, Sporty Character Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover Hold The Brandy The interior, Jaguar XE the interior, JaguarDrive Control


Mercedes-AMG GLE 53: Looks Sharp, Smells Fresh

The Mercedes-Benz GLE receives a special treatment courtesy of Affalterbach. An AMG-tuned six-cylinder produces over 400 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. of torque. Interior highlights include red accent stitching and a special fragrance named “AMG#63.”  Did you know there are still straight six engines out there? There are, and not only that, but there’s an in-line six that AMG has monkeyed with. And the Germans saw fit to drop it into their new SUV, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53. Yes, it works, but also ...
Tags: Lewis Hamilton, Autos, Mercedes-benz, Amg, Interior, Merc, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz GLE, Car News, Dinamica, Tony Borroz, Mercedes Benz GLE Transmission Drivetrain Tech


BMW Group & Daimler AG Partner For Autonomous Driving Technology

The partnership will focus on next-generation autonomous technology.  BMW and Daimler say they may partner with other companies along the way. The BMW Group and Daimler AG are partnering for a number of autonomous driving initiatives. The companies say they are looking to advance the development of next-generation driver assistance systems and autonomous driving, including up to SAE Level 4. Both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop this and other new technologies relat...
Tags: Germany, Munich, Autos, Bmw, Autonomous Cars, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, BMW Group, BMW AG, Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Kallenius, Harald Krüger, Car News, Board of Management, Källenius


Hyundai Elantra GT N Line: Sporty Looks, Tight Handling & Low Cost

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line boasts sportier looks and performance upgrades. The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is retained for the Elantra GT N Line. Prices start at $23,300 for the manual and $24,400 for the DCT seven speed automatic. Things are shaking up at Hyundai. After successfully dethroning the competition as the best-driving small luxury sedan with the Genesis G70, the South Korean car maker is sending us the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line. My primary aim is to put an ...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, AVN, DCT, Volkswagen Golf GTI, VW Golf GTI, Car News, Car Talk, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Hyundai North America Related, Golf Turbocharged Power Transmission Tech, Supra Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra N Line


Tesla Finally Enters “Affordable EV” Arena With Base Model 3

The base Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000 and has a range of over 200 miles. Tesla is looking to challenge Nissan, Kia, and Hyundai – each have “affordable EV” options.  The base Model 3 follows difficult news for employees as the automaker shutters its retail locations. In what seemed like an eternity, Elon Musk is finally making good on his promise of an affordable version of the Tesla Model 3. Folks, you can now order your very own $35,000 Tesla Model 3 online. Very few business leaders are ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, James Bond, Autos, Epa, Audi, Hyundai, Black, Tesla Motors, Musk, Tesla Model, Nissan Kia, Car News, Kia Niro EV, Alvin Reyes


2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC: All Good Things Come To An End

After its launch in 1996, the SLK marked the start of a new era for the traditional Mercedes-Benz brand. Next year, fans of the roadster are getting one last run with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition. “Mercedes-Benz SLK: 1996 – 2020.” That’s what it’ll read on the little guy’s tombstone. In the roadster/sports car segment, that’s a pretty good run. All good things must come to an end. And so it is with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC (aka the SLK) which just showed its last hand with the SL...
Tags: Paris, Autos, Geneva, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Pacific Northwest, Turin, Amg, Mercedes AMG, Miata, Mercedes Benz SLC, Car News, Tony Borroz, Mercedes Benz SLC Final Edition Mercedes Benz, Black Silver Pearl, MBUSA Mercedes AMG


Did The Polestar 2 Just Challenge The Tesla Model 3?

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Polestar 2 will compete with other high performance EVs, including the Tesla Model 3.  BOOM! That sound you heard was a huge warning shot right across the bow of Elon Musk’s yacht. To quote directly from Polestar: “Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.” You best get your ducks in a row Elon. First Audi...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, China, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Google Maps, Audi, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Merc, Brembo, Europe North America, Ohlins


2020 GMC Acadia: New Nips & Tucks For This SUV

The 2020 GMC Acadia receives new styling and propulsion updates.  A nine-speed transmission replaces the Acadia’s older six speed automatic. GMC says the connectivity and infotainment systems are more user-friendly. GMC just rolled out the 2020 Acadia and it’s everything you’d expect. Big, boxy, practical, well thought-out, dripping in tech and, most importantly, right in the middle of every Venn diagram of what marketing wants, engineering can do, and the customer can afford. In other words, ...
Tags: Italy, Gm, Autos, Gmc, Acadia, GMC Acadia, Denali, GMC Acadia Denali, Car News, Spring Hill Tennessee, Tony Borroz, GMC Acadia Cause


Bentley Bentayga Speed: Meet The World’s Fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has a powerful 6.0-liter engine. Luxury appointments include a unique Alcantara interior trim. The carbon ceramic braking system is nothing short of impressive.  The new Bentley Bentayga Speed is now the fastest production SUV in the world. Yes, I know, that’s kind of like setting a record for steam trains or something, but there you are. Just how fast, anyway? The top speed is 190 mph, and it can hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. Which is impressive in its own right, and e...
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Are You Affected By The BMW Comfort Class Settlement? Know The Facts

The BMW Comfort Class Settlement seeks to permit Class Representatives to obtain reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs incurred due to spontaneous or unintended locking of the Comfort Access System.  In a class action, one or more people, called Class Representatives (in this case, plaintiff Kieva Myers), sue on behalf of all people who have similar claims and have suffered similar damages. In August of 2015, Kieva Meyers purchased a pre-owned 2013 BMW X5 in San Francisco. Like many, she neede...
Tags: United States, Autos, Bmw, Starr, HARRIS, Woodland Hills, Meyers, APC, Calabasas California, San Francisco Like, Car News, Kieva Myers, Kieva Meyers, interior Meyers Contacted BMW, Stephen M Harris, Robert L Starr


2020 Subaru Legacy: New Platform, New Tech, New Everything

The 2020 Subaru Legacy ushers in the sedan’s seventh generation. A new Touring trim will feature genuine Nappa leather, a first for Subaru. The 2020 Legacy has a stronger, more rigid platform versus the 2019 model.  You can say this for Subaru: their timing is perfect. America just suffered through another polar vortex. The Midwest was turned into a beef locker and the Pacific Northwest got hit with the worst snowstorm in 70 years. But Subaru knew all this when they rolled out a new model at ...
Tags: Boston, America, Jimi Hendrix, Arizona, Autos, Voice, Pacific Northwest, Subaru, TomTom, Boxer, Midwest, Chicago Auto Show, MacPherson, Harman Kardon, Subaru of America Inc, Bellingham Washington


2019 VW Jetta GLI: A Brief Walk Around This Sporty Jetta

The 2019 VW Jetta GLI is a sportier, more athletic version of the Jetta sedan. Styling upgrades include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust Performance upgrades include a limited-slip differential and multi-link rear suspension. The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s Jetta GLI just rolled off the show stand in Chicago, and if you’ve got a thing for sporty sedans that won’t break your bank account, then this one is worth paying attention to. No, it’s not a BMW or an Alfa Giulia,...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Custom, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Alfa Giulia, Tony Borroz, VW Jetta GLI, Digital Cockpit, VW Jetta Interior Treatments The interior


Infiniti QX Inspiration: The Potential of Empty Spaces & The Art of Origami

The QX Inspiration is Infiniti’s foray into the EV market. It has a pair of electric motors and an electric all-wheel drive system. The coach doors, cab-forward design, and other styling elements are inspired by Japanese culture. It’s hard to describe the Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept. After all, we’re talking about a concept car here. From the looks of it, the QX is a small and compact SUV on steroids. However, it does give the Lamborghini Urus and Maserati Levante a serious run for cash in...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Infiniti, Audi, Car Tech, Mercedes Benz GLC, Habib, Nissan Motor Company, Car News, Maserati Levante, Albaisa, Karim Habib, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Bianco Carrara, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


Put A Sock In It! New Tech Makes The 2020 Ford Explorer More Quiet

How do you keep a modern SUV as quiet as a church mouse?  Easy: a state-of-the-art laboratory, a few microphones, and a librarian’s touch.   Ford says the 2020 Explorer is the quietest one yet, calling it “Librarian-Approved.” That’s funny, clever, and probably true. It also shows just how far away from their truck-based ancestors modern SUVs are. It also points out what a modern SUV is expected to be: Civilized and Refined. Ford goes so far as to say that today’s SUV buyers are “seeking peace...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Tech, Ford Motor Company, Lewis, Car News, Tony Borroz, Refined Ford, Ford Motor Company Pin Drop Ford, Parker Lewis Ford, Ford Explorer Mission Control Ford, Chicago Assembly Plant Expect


2020 BMW 7 Series: The Big Boss Gets The Flagship Overhaul

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is the epitome of flagship styling and comfort. An extensive offering of new technology includes a night vision system.  Expect more powerful engines and a plug-in hybrid option.  I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the new 8 Series the BMW flagship? Not a chance. The 2020 BMW 7 Series is coming to town, and it’s here to show other BMWs who the real boss is. The new 7 Series is a far cry from being a just another traditional luxury-sport sedan. Although previous models wer...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Dakota, Car News, Car Talk, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Heated Front Seat Armrests, Alcantara Headliner, Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, Executive Lounge Rear Center Console


Mazda Celebrates Miata Heritage With 30th Anniversary Edition Model

The Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary edition pays homage to the car’s legacy. Unique and exclusive features include Racing Orange paint and special serial number badging. Mazda dropped the 30th Anniversary edition Miata at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show recently. It was, after all, at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show when the Miata first graced the world. Despite all the expected amazement that these little guys have been around since the USSR was a thing, the Miata is still the best bang for your buck...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Ussr, Rays, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Alcantara, Miata, Car News, Mazda Miatas, Tony Borroz, Miata RF Mazda, Chicago Auto Show Orange, 30th Anniversary Miata


2020 Kia Sportage: Refreshed & Ready To Mingle

On the heels of an emotional Super Bowl ad for the Telluride, Kia is staying on the gas in 2019. While the Telluride is the largest member of Kia’s house, the Sportage is no couch potato. Refreshed and recharged for another round, the 2020 Kia Sportage comes with a handful of tech and safety upgrades. Those not looking for the space (or cost) of a larger SUV may find the new Sportage does the trick. We would opt for the new S trim personally, which has a more athletic exterior look. Yet, regardl...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Kia, Telluride, Chicago Auto Show, Kia Sportage, Wayne State University, Car News, Carl Anthony, Sportage, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Telluride Kia, Kia Motors America Lightly Enhanced Interior, Kia Motors America Pricing Availability Trim, Kia Sportage Gallery Photos


Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition: Nissan Stacks On The Goodies

The Rock Creek Edition jazzes up Nissan’s evergreen SUV. Many of the exterior treatments are blacked-out or darkened.  The special-edition Pathfinder has a V6 engine with direct injection.  Nissan just keeps cranking out the Pathfinder, and why shouldn’t they? I see these things all over the place – yes, I live in a rural area – but the interesting thing is that I still see the original versions from 1987 out there. That’s a testament to durability and longevity that any car maker would love t...
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Chicago Auto Show, Nissan Pathfinder, Car News, Tony Borroz, Nissan North America Power Performance, Navigation and Services SiriusXM Traffic


VW Dune Buggy Concept: Where EVs & The 1960s Meet

VW’s concept is inspired by the American buggies from the 1960s and ‘70s. This modern Dune Buggy showcases the flexibility of VW’s latest EV platform. It doesn’t look like a production version is comming but we won’t give up hope. When I first saw the pictures of the VW Dune Buggy, I thought it was a prop for some upcoming sci-fi movie. Tron II – Electric Tron-a-Loo or something. But no, VW is serious. Or as serious as you can be with a show car. Which is what the Dune Buggy is. You’ll be able...
Tags: Chicago, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Iowa, Autos, Geneva, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Joliet, Hermosa Beach, Rincon, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, Bruce Meyer


Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition: The Tradition Continues

The Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition will receive a limited-production run. Design elements include the original “baseball stitch” and commemorative badging. Available as either a coupe or roadster with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. I must be getting old. Has the Audi TT really been around for 20 years? Maybe I’d remember that if it had kept some of its original pizzazz instead of slowly fading into “just another sports coupe” territory. Or maybe it would have made more of an ...
Tags: Apple, France, United States, Italy, Autos, Tokyo, Audi, Android Auto, Bahn, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, MMI, Car News, Tony Borroz, Moccasin, Tradition Audi


Jaguar F-TYPE Checkered Flag: A Limited-Edition F-TYPE For 2020

Jaguar, the most successful of British sports car companies, just announced a new model – variant actually – to their 2020 lineup, the F-TYPE Checkered Flag. The limited-edition model will be available as both a coupe and convertible and, like all Jags, will be as gorgeous as it is fast. Based off of the Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe and Convertible, the Checkered Flag is offered with either a four or six-cylinder engine. Obviously, I’d go with the six, but theoretically the four-banger could be...
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2019 Nissan Maxima: Athletic. Luxurious. But Too Expensive?

The 2019 Nissan Maxima gets a styling refresh for the new year.  It retains its powerful V6 motor but the transmission is a gray area. The new Maxima is luxurious but the price point may scare buyers off.  Ah yes, the Maxima. This is purportedly Nissan’s four-door sports car. That’s a bold claim if you ask me. However, even past models of the Nissan Maxima came equipped with strong and bulletproof motors. It also came with sporty handling and a taut ride, which is a Maxima trademark. It’s good...
Tags: Autos, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Alcantara, KODO, Máxima, CVT, Jeff Bartlett, Nissan Maxima, Mitsubishi Mirage, Car News, Car Talk, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, Jatco, Alvin Reyes


2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE & The Power of Ten

Just when you thought the Detroit Auto Show was over, Chevy drops a rather nice surprise on us. Say hello to the 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever.” You pretty much had me at “fastest,” but then you had to add “most track-capable Camaro ever.” Track capable you say? And wait, what’s this about a new transmission? Now you tell us!? Money Pits & Stop Watches Look, I’m not much of a track guy. I like going to tracks – love going to tracks, actually – but gett...
Tags: Gm, Autos, Chevy, Car Tech, Detroit Auto Show, Mario Andretti, Brembo, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Goodyear Eagle, Car News, Car Talk, Mark Dickens, Tony Borroz, Chevrolet Black Magic, Milford Road Course, Chevrolet Imagine


McLaren 600LT Spider: One Very Impressive Hair Dryer

In terms of performance, the McLaren 600LT Spider is on par with the 600LT Coupé. Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires increase on-track dynamics and driver engagement. The 600LT Spider is the fifth car to carry the Longtail (LT) namesake. McLaren thought it was a good idea if they’d cut the top off their impressive Longtail and turn it into a Spider. Who am I to argue? I love convertibles. Besides, this is no boulevard showboat. With nearly 600 ponies on tap and a 200 plus mph top speed, think of th...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, Car News, Tony Borroz, McLaren Production Centre, Woking Surrey England, McLaren Automotive Pricing


2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Review: Ideal For Work or Pleasure

92 SOLID 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Overall Impression Luxurious interior.Good car for working professionals.However, it doesn't always like snowy weather. Pros Fuel Economy Ride & Handling Quiet & Comfortable Cons Lacks AWD Option Not Compatible With Android Auto The 2019 Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan with lots of room inside, a large trunk for cargo, and standard features galore. The Avalon Hybrid bumps up the fuel efficiency to a level not seen in trad...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denver, Car News, Denis Flierl, Avalon Hybrid, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited



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