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Lamborghini Sián Roadster: Only 19 Will Be Made (But It’s a Perfect 10)

The Lamborghini Sián Roadster is one of those poster-worthy cars. When I was a kid, I had a big poster of a Lamborghini Countach on my wall. We used to talk about that car all the time at school and during recess. Today, I could see youngsters doing the same with the Sián Roadster, given how futuristic it looks. In the late 80s, the Countach looked like a space-age car to my friends and me. “The Sián Roadster encapsulates the spirit of Lamborghini,” says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborg...
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2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Review: Great for Playing in the Mud!

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road In Our Opinion: The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is the newest member of the automaker's TRD family. While the off-road capability is a given, we were taken back by how comfortable this RAV4 is on dry pavement. It was a pleasant surprise to discover this off-road rig was still pretty good in the city. Although we are not sold on the exterior styling, the interior is sharp and that makes up for it. Exterior Styling 74 Interior Layout 87 ...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Quick but Detailed Walk Around This Sleek SUV

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is certainly a stylish little guy. He’s the latest in what has been a busy year for Mercedes-Benz when it comes to their SUV and crossover lineup. We saw the new GLB roll into town, a compact city cruiser with a third row (it even has an AMG variant because why not). From there, Mercedes-Benz released the new midsize GLC, followed by the three-row GLE (we like the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe). After that, the larger GLS entered the fold with a whopping 500-plus lb-ft...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Audi, Amg, Mercedes Benz, GLC, Mercedes Benz GLA, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detroit Working Writers, Mercedes Benz GLA Cost, Mercedes Benz GLA Fuel Economy @media, Styling Treatments Interior Tech Mercedes Benz

Mustang Mach-E Allows for Hands-Free Driving via New Active Drive Assist System

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Ford is expanding the capabilities of Co-Pilot360 to allow for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in the United States and Canada. The feature, known as Active Drive Assist, employs a driver-facing camera that monitors head position and eye gaze.  Active Drive Assist is part of the Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package, available for the forthcoming Mustang Mac...
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Review: Near Perfect Sedan For Everyday Life

2020 Hyundai Sonata In Our Opinion: The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is completely redesigned and in a big way. If midsize sedans were having a party, the room would turn and look once the 2020 Sonata came in. Although lacking a few things, it's not enough to justify skipping outright. We anticipate many buyers (especially loyal Hyundai ones) will be pleased with the 2020 Sonata. Exterior Styling 80 Interior Layout 85 Driving Dynamics 92 Safety & Tech Features 87 ...
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek: A Quick Walk Around This New “Right-Size” SUV!

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will roll into dealers later this summer! The biggest news for the loveable right-size SUV is a new Sport trim with a cool X-MODE function. Naturally, Subaru’s Boxer engine is in the house, along with a host of tech and safety features. Here is a quick but detailed look at the new Subaru Crosstrek. Standard Features Across The Board Every 2021 Crosstrek comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with a black machine finish, roof rails, black side cladding, and a gloss ...
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2020 Land Rover Defender: First Shipments Headed to The USA

Deliveries of the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 are underway to retailers and customers in the United States. Every U.S. retailer is due to receive an initial supply of vehicles. Land Rover says dealerships will begin contacting customers who want to see the new Defender and will work with current social distancing guidelines.  “In the coming months, we will ramp up availability as global circumstances allow,” said Joe Eberhardt, Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO. “We want to t...
Tags: Usa, United States, Autos, Detroit Lions, Rover, Jaguar, Ralph Lauren, Land Rover, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Land Rover Defender, Lauren, Jaguar Land Rover North America, Eberhardt, Car News, Carl Anthony

2021 BMW 5 Series: Free Ultimate Reference Guide to This Swoon-Worthy Machine

This guide provides a complete overview of the 2021 BMW 5 Series. We go through the updates and changes, take a peek under the hood, and provide a comprehensive list of the standard and available features and packages. The 2021 BMW 5 Series has kicked down the double doors and is now standing on the tables before us. (Sorry I was listening to John Mayer earlier). Anyway, the new 5 Series is easily the belle of the ball with updated styling, enhanced aerodynamics, and a new 48-volt mil...
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2020 Honda CR-V Review: Does This Top-Seller Deserve Top Marks?

2020 Honda CR-V In Our Opinion: The 2020 Honda CR-V comes to the party with plenty of feathers in its cap. Our contemporaries in the automotive press hold the CR-V in high regard and we agree with them. That's not to say the CR-V is perfect, but it's pretty close based on our week-long test drive. Exterior Styling 82 Interior Layout 73 Driving Dynamics 96 Safety & Tech Features 93 Everyday Functionality 95 Pros Price Safety Features ...
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2020 Genesis G90 Review: More Than a “Generic Brand” Luxury Car

2020 Genesis G90 In Our Opinion: Our contemporaries in the automotive press have praised the Genesis G90, and we feel compelled to join them in that cadence. The G90 is a simple recipe: one part new technology, one part old school motorcar. Put in the oven (assembly plant) and bake. Let cool at a lower MSRP than the rest of the market. Exterior Styling 75 Interior Layout 82 Driving Dynamics 94 Safety & Tech Features 80 Everyday Functionality 77 ...
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2020 VW Tiguan Review: Not Our Cup of Tea & Here’s Why

2020 VW Tiguan In Our Opinion: Our colleagues and contemporaries in the automotive press hold the 2020 VW Tiguan in higher esteem than we do. We wouldn't say the Tiguan is a dud - it's not - but for whatever reason, it just didn't sit right with us. Granted, we had a trim level with 20-inch wheels, so maybe that was to blame for the lackluster ride? After a week-long drive, and considering the number of other choices on the market, we recommend shopping around before buying a Tiguan. ...
Tags: United States, Vw, Autos, Detroit Lions, Epa, Plymouth, Detroit, Vw Tiguan, Interior, Nissan Rogue, Small Town America, Volkswagen of America Inc, Carl Anthony, Tiguan, Plymouth Michigan, Test Drives

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Should You Put It On Your Shopping List?

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe In Our Opinion: Hyundai has upped their SUV and crossover game to say the least. They have two all-new vehicles in the smaller Venue and the larger, three-row Palisade. Now comes the Santa Fe, fresh off a fancy redesign just last year. After having occasion to drive all three, the Santa Fe is the one we would pick. It's the perfect middle ground in Hyundai's SUV lineup. Exterior Styling 82 Interior Layout 80 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Honda, Detroit, Hyundai, Santa Fe, Android Auto, Mazda, G70, Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe, Carl Anthony, SEL, Test Drives, Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

Lotus Evija Configurator: How Would You Design Your Dream Evija?

The Lotus Evija is the automaker’s first electric vehicle, and like any Lotus, it’s pretty much a technical marvel. The Evija’s power output of 2,000 PS makes it the world’s – drum roll please – most powerful production road car! Although we think somebody (and there will be somebody!) will try and top that before long (Bugatti, Pininfarina, Ultima etc.), the Evija is the king of the mountain for now. With the Lotus Evija, it’s customization that’s king. When you’re at this level, offerin...
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2020 Genesis G70 Review: How Well-Deserved Are All The Accolades?

2020 Genesis G70 In Our Opinion: The Genesis G70 has garnered a lot of attention since its arrival in 2017. The car is stylish and sporty, but buyers have plenty of options in this segment. Although the G70 lacks in at least one key area, it's still desirable and as close to perfect as any new brand could get. Our only question is if Genesis can maintain their current momentum. Right now, things look promising. What we don't want to see is a fall from grace as others have done in this ...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Michelin, Audi, Detroit, Hyundai, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, G70, Brembo, Danielle, Pontiac Trail, West Bloomfield Township, Comerica Park, MMI, Carl Anthony

2020 Hyundai Venue Review: How Does This City Slicker Stack Up?

2020 Hyundai Venue In Our Opinion: The 2020 Hyundai Venue is an affordable SUV that's easy to maneuver and drive in the city. Extra packages provide nice amenities, like navigation, heated seats, and a sunroof. We don't care for the exterior styling, but can overlook that given the Venue's other strong attributes. Exterior Styling 68 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety & Tech Features 75 Everyday Functionality 91 Pros Affordab...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Epa, Detroit, Hyundai, Mike O'brien, Woodward, Palisade, Nissan Kicks, New York International Auto Show, Cox Automotive, Carl Anthony, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation

2020 Hyundai Palisade Review: How Hyundai’s New SUV Stacks Up

2020 Hyundai Palisade In Our Opinion: The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a tough one for us. There was a lot we liked, from the quiet interior to the engine response on the open road. However, we noticed a few things that make it hard for us to justify owning one. Does that mean you should cross it off your list? No! Not by any stretch of the imagination! By all means, take one for a test drive. You may find the things we have a concern with are not deal breakers for you. And if you are a Hyu...
Tags: Apple, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Toyota, Honda, Plymouth, Detroit, Hyundai, AAA, Mazda, Zeppelin, Canton, Danielle, Hyundai Motor Co

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review: The King of The Mountain

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon In Our Opinion: In some ways, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is hard to quantify in terms of a normal car review. Some will call it a dream machine of the highest order, others an impractical and expensive box on wheels. A vehicle of this caliber is purely an emotional decision, but if this is your unicorn, it will be worth every penny. Exterior Styling 89 Interior Layout 82 Driving Dynamics 91 Safety & Tech Features 80 ...
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What Counts as a Collector Car? Gen Xers & Millennials Have Some Ideas

“When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?” ~ Bowling for Soup, 1985; from A Hangover You Don’t Deserve; 2004. During junior high, my classmates and I often dreamed about the cars we wanted when we “grew up.” It filled many of our lunch time chats during the ’90s. Sloppy Joes, green beans, and chocolate milk were premium fuel as we tried, in earnest, to convince each other of the superiority of our favorite cars. The lunchroom table was evenly split in my rural Iowa community; Ford g...
Tags: America, Indianapolis, Magazine, Porsche, Ducati, Ford, Iowa, Autos, Detroit Lions, Chevy, Volkswagen, Dodge, Honda, Detroit, Durango, Motley Crue

Hyundai Prophecy Concept EV: Inspired By Water; Looks Like Fire!

The Hyundai Prophecy employs a design language called Optimistic Futurism.Design elements throughout the vehicle were inspired by water in nature. Instead of a steering wheel, the Hyundai Prophecy uses joysticks to move. Every automaker has a “design language,” which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a series of identifying characteristics, specific to that brand, woven into their styling and design. You might notice how vehicles of a given automaker look a “certain way.” That’s on purpo...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Detroit Lions, Hyundai, Lee, Hyundai Motor Company, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Le Fil Rouge, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detroit Working Writers, Hyundai Prophecy, SangYup Lee Head, Hyundai Global Design Center, Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai

2020 Kia Cadenza: An Overlooked & Slightly Unconventional Crown Jewel

The 2020 Kia Cadenza receives a number of interior design updates.Technology and safety features are numerous, although not overdone. Buyers may find the Cadenza a nice change of pace versus other sedans. The Kia Cadenza is sleek but not over the top; it’s stylish but not obnoxious; and has more going for it than some might realize. Car buyers looking for something beyond the “typical luxury sedan” may be pleasantly surprised by the Cadenza, especially for 2020. The refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza...
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Rock Me Amadeus: Will The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Have The Chops?

As the 2021 Cadillac Escalade prepares to enter the market, the shoes to fill are big.For over 20 years, the Cadillac SUV has served as a status symbol and cultural icon.Engineers and designers were specific in their approach, especially with the interior.Super Cruise, an OLED display, and a Night Vision system are among the tech features. One of the biggest curve balls: a Duramax turbo-diesel engine will be available for 2021. did you know Escalade is a reference to...
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No Dad Bods! 2020 Dodge Durango SRT Gets New Appearance Package

2020 Dodge Durango SRT adds more customization options with new Black package.A sleek Redline stripe can be added to the SRT which runs the length of the Durango. The Durango is not your average SUV, with the SRT trim approaching 500 horsepower. Sometimes, SUVs and crossovers get classified (this also happened to minivans) as the “dad bod” of vehicles. There is that sad story of a guy; the one who trades his hot convertible, boss off-road truck, sports and/or muscle car for something with th...
Tags: US, Autos, Detroit Lions, Dodge, North America, Durango, Chicago Auto Show, Brembo, FCA US LLC, Bill Burr, National Hot Rod Association, Sterling Silver, Car News, Carl Anthony, Gloss Black, Satin Black

GMC Hummer EV: Not Exactly The Hummer We Used To Know

The GMC Hummer EV will go on sale in late 2021.A Super Bowl ad for the vehicle will air this Sunday. GMC says the Hummer EV will have 1,000 horsepower. The rumor mills were buzzing recently about Hummer possibly making a resurgence. Turns out, those whispers were onto something as GMC has now confirmed the Hummer EV. While it won’t be officially revealed until this spring, we will see our first glimpses of it Sunday during Super Bowl LIV. The 30-second TV commercial, entitled “Quiet Revoluti...
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2020 Hyundai Venue: Practical & Efficient; Did Hyundai Hit a Homer?

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a critical part of the automaker’s SUV strategy.It’s affordable and efficient, and ideal for buyers shopping on a budget.A new engine and generous tech options make the Venue attractive. According to a recent Bank of America study, as reported on by the Wall Street Journal, there are 96 different SUVs and crossovers on the market today, up from 70 in 2014. That same study finds we can expect nearly 150 models by 2023. Like many automakers are doing, Hyundai is expan...
Tags: Google, Bank Of America, Autos, Epa, Hyundai, Wall Street Journal, Amazon Echo, Mike O'brien, Local Motors, Detroit Michigan, Peter Venkman, Palisade, Amazon Alexa, Society of Automotive Engineers, Hyundai Motor America, Car News

2020 Fiat 500X: Fiat’s Only Silver Lining; Can It Save The Brand?

The 2020 Fiat 500X is a strong offering despite Fiat being on the ropes in the USA.Although the news doesn’t seem good for Fiat, the 500X could be their ticket back.We take an in-depth look at the 500X and why it’s a good choice for buyers today.We also examine what Fiat can do, in our opinion, to get on track with consumers. When Fiat came back to the United States in 2011, they did so on the strength of the 500. The Fiat 500, the original Mini, and other “bubble cars” helped European nation...
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An Era Ends: Final Porsche 911 From The 991 Generation Assembled

English poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer is credited with the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” Chaucer’s words from Troilus and Criseyde ring especially true today for Porsche fans, some 640 years later. The 991 series, the most commercially successful generation of the Porsche 911, is ending. The final variant, a 911 Speedster bound for the United States, rolled off the assembly line recently in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. At The Drawing Board Before its 2011 debut, the...
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Turkey’s Automobile: An In-Depth Look At TOGG’s New C-SUV

TOGG, a mobility company in Turkey, is a collection of industry powerhouses.“Turkey’s Automobile” is a new C-SUV with an all-electric and connected platform. The company says they want to develop a cleaner ecosystem for future generations. TOGG Chief Executive Officer Mehmet Gürcan Karakas explained during a forum in Istanbul earlier this year why he felt compelled to help Turkey establish its first mobility brand. “Everything begins with a dream,” Karakas said. “Once I was the General Direc...
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5 Best Car Books For That Car Guy On Your Xmas List

The car guy on your list will enjoy opening these books on Christmas morning.Below is a detailed overview of each book along with where to purchase on Amazon.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library. There are a number of options, from the super practical to the super cool, for the car guy on your Christmas list. This holiday season, consider getting them one of the five books below for their library. The books here are some of our personal favorites...
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2019 Ram Rebel Review: Both Beauty & Beast

In This Review: Ram won a number of awards in 2019, and the Rebel is arguably their coolest truck. However, the specialty off-road nature will likely only appeal to a specific buyer, and it won't come cheap. Exterior Styling 90 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety & Tech Features 85 Everyday Functionality 75 Pros Smooth Ride Off-Road Treatments Won Numerous Awards Cons Price Steering Feel Fuel Economy 85 {"@co...
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2019 Honda Accord Review: How Does The Popular Sedan Stack Up?

In This Review: The Honda Accord is one of the most popular cars in the United States, with an almost intrinsic reputation for reliability. However, as the automaker works to overcome quality concerns, how does the 2019 Accord stack up? Exterior Styling 70 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynammics 85 Safety & Tech Features 90 Everyday Functionality 96 Reader Rating 1 Vote 69 Pros Affordable Fuel Economy ACE Body Structure Cons ...
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