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Night Vision For The Masses: NightRide Helps Keep Drivers Safe

Sometimes even with the best of headlights, it’s impossible to see everything at night.  A new product called NightRide uses advanced infrared technology to help drivers see after dark.   The NightRide unit comes with two different displays, including a “fighter pilot” style heads-up display.  There’s no doubt about it. Driving at night is risky business. Throw in visually-impaired drivers, fatigue from the long work day, and rush hour traffic and the odds are further against you. In fact, the...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Car Tech, Products, Cadillac, National Safety Council, Groce, Car Talk, BMW Mercedes Benz Audi, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Shawn Groce Founder of Wesa, Wesa Inc


Imagine By Kia: New Concept Electric Aims To Please The Senses

This car/SUV/crossover is the first pure-electric vehicle from Kia.  The familiar Kia “tiger nose” makes way for the “tiger mask” front design.  Kia unveiled the “Imagine by Kia” concept at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ah yes, another concept EV. The Imagine by Kia is the South Korean car maker’s first-ever, pure-electric four-door car. It fuses the design attributes of a muscular SUV, athletic family saloon, and a versatile crossover. I have no idea how Kia did it, but the initial res...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Car Tech, Peugeot, Guillaume, Kia Motors, Car News, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Kia Motors Europe, De Tomaso Mangusta, Gregory Guillaume, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


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


Majority of Americans Think Electric Vehicles Are The Future

A recent study examines public opinion and thought with regard to electric vehicles.  The results are largely positive, with respondents saying EVs are viable for the future.  Would you consider owning an EV as your next car? Why or why not? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems Americans are truly warming up to the thought of owning an electric car. This is evidenced in the latest study published in Volvo Reports: The State of Electric Vehicles in America conducted by Volvo Cars and Harris Poll. ...
Tags: California, America, Magazine, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Epa, Oklahoma, Nissan, Car Tech, Volvo, Vermont, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Nissan Leaf


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 ...
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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


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


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


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


2020 Kia Telluride: The South Korean Range Rover

2020 Kia Telluride debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The Telluride is a luxurious and rugged family SUV with seating for eight. The 3.8-liter GDI V6 motor can tow 5,000 lbs. All-wheel drive is available. Well, look what we have here. The 2020 Kia Telluride. I and the rest of the guys here at Automoblog got our first glimpse of the Telluride during the 2018 New York Fashion Week. It graced Brandon Maxwell’s Texas-inspired fashion collection, so it naturally came with rugged ...
Tags: Texas, Power, United States, Autos, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Telluride, Irvine California, Kia Telluride, Palisade, Kia Motors America, Car News, Brandon Maxwell


Supra Vs. Z4: The Fine Line Between Toyota & BMW Sports Cars

The 2020 Toyota Supra is destined for greatness. But there’s a problem. The BMW Z4 M40i is basically the same car albeit with a more powerful motor. Which begs the question: when is a Toyota sports car not a BMW? Where does one end and the other begin? The much anticipated hype is over. In the immortal words of my colleague Tony Borroz, it’s time to stop frothing at the mouth since the 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here. And boy, what a journey it has been, huh? I’m pretty sure Toyota did ev...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Fiat, Toyota, Bmw, North America, Subaru, Mazda, Supra, GTE, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, BMW of North America LLC


Virtual Showdown: Tesla Model S Versus Audi e-tron GT Concept

The Audi e-tron GT concept is Audi’s vision for a fast EV. However, the Tesla Model S lords over many in the EV universe. Is this sleek Audi strong enough to dethrone the mighty Tesla Model S? The Audi e-tron GT concept and Tesla Model S go head-to-head in this virtual showdown. It’s no secret the Audi e-tron GT was a hit during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. And why not? Based on the exterior proportions, it is basically a stretched version of the Audi R8, which is not a bad car to begin ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Australia, San Francisco, Tesla, Ferrari, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Gran Turismo, Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi, Comparisons, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Nema, Elon, Audi of America Inc


2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan: Still A Corolla, But Better

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan represents the 12th-generation of Toyota’s small car namesake. Overall performance and efficiency increases with Toyota’s optional Dynamic Force engine.   Since its introduction in 1966, over 46 million Toyota Corollas have been sold globally. The Toyota Corolla is the Coca-Cola of the automotive industry; it is easily recognizable around the globe. The Corolla was able to achieve all this not by being fast or sporty, but by being practical, solidly reliable, and ...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Coca Cola, Hoover, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Overview, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, CVT, Toyota Safety Sense, Entune, Dynamic Force, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Toyota Corolla Sedan


5 Reasons Why The Rivian R1T Should Make Tesla Nervous

The Rivian R1T is an all-electric truck from the Illinois-based manufacturer.  One powertrain option cranks out 700 horsepower and over 800 lb-ft. of torque. At the moment, Rivian is unchallenged in this venture. Other automakers should take note.   The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show saw the unveiling of the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck. The U.S.-based automotive startup also showcased the R1S all-electric SUV. The company says both are the world’s first electric adventure vehicles. And wh...
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Los Angeles Auto Show, Illinois, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Ford GM, Car News, Car Talk, Mark Vinnels, Normal Illinois, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Rivian


The 2019 Audi e-tron Will Make You Change Your Mind About EVs

The 2019 Audi e-tron boasts a maximum range of over 300 miles. Special drive modes give the e-tron an advantage over rough terrain. Interestingly, the more conventional styling is what makes it stand out.    The 2019 Audi e-tron made its debut in San Francisco in September. It’s a conventional-looking SUV with none of the styling quirks associated with electric cars. The Audi e-tron is sure to give the Tesla Model X and Jaguar E-PACE/I-PACE a serious run for the money, and I say that with no h...
Tags: Europe, San Francisco, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi, Newton, Musk, Mercedes Benz, Audi of America Inc, Paris Motor Show, MMI, Car News, Alvin Reyes


2019 BMW 3 Series: Luxury Car, Sports Sedan Or Both?

The complete redesign of the 2019 BMW 3 Series looks promising. New engine technologies and suspension designs increase overall performance.  The 2019 3 Series faces stiff competition from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Genesis.  The BMW 3 Series began its life in the United States in 1976 as a successor to the 2002. As with all things in life, change is inevitable. It wasn’t too long ago that a certain Elon Musk had the idea of mass-producing an electric car. It was nothing short of ludicrous, but...
Tags: Elon Musk, Usa, Tesla, United States, Editorials, Paris, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Honda, North America, Car News, Dynamic Stability Control, BMW of North America LLC, Tesla Mercedes Benz, Alvin Reyes


This Fiat 500 Throws It Back To 1957

The Fiat 500 1957 Edition is back by “popular demand” according to the automaker.  The small cruiser pays homage to the 1957 Nuova Cinquecento, originally designed by Dante Giacosa. As if the quirky size and demeanor of the Fiat 500 was not enough, the Italian carmaker is bringing back the 1957 Edition. The design cues pay homage to the original 1957 Fiat Nuova 500. But unlike the 1957 model (which came with a dinky two-cylinder motor with 13 horsepower), the 2018 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is moti...
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These Chevy Silverado Concepts Are Headed To SEMA

The SEMA Chevy Silverado Concepts will showcase the various customization options available. Equipment upgrades include soft tonneau covers, lift kits, cold air intakes, and Brembo braking systems. After getting a delicious taste of the new Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, it seems they are not done yet. Not by a long shot. Chevrolet will introduce four new concepts of the 2019 Silverado 1500 at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chevy says these trucks will show off the brand’s full line o...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Ford, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Baja, Chevrolet, Brembo, Milne, SEMA, Doc Martens, Silverado, Chevy Silverado, Car News, Chevrolet Chevy


Infiniti Project Black S: Godzilla Slayer?

The Infiniti Project Black S Prototype debuts at the Paris Motor Show, starting on October 4th. Infiniti worked the Renault Sport Formula One Team for the Project Black S Prototype.  The car serves as a “springboard” for high-performance engineering, according to the two companies.   Will Infiniti actually produce it? That’s not entirely clear . . .  For all intents and purposes, the Infiniti Project Black S Prototype reminds me of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and its sleek profile. And similar t...
Tags: Paris, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, Renault, Monza, Krueger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Car News, Roland krueger, Renault Sport Formula One Team, Red Sport, Project Black S, Infiniti Project Black S, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Alvin Reyes


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Innovative To The Core

Last time I checked, Mercedes-Benz had seven SUVs in their American lineup. Need a small luxury SUV? The GLA-Class is not bad for the sub-$34,000 base price. Want an alternative to the BMW X6? The Mercedes GLE Coupe will fulfill your fantasies. But if you want a Mercedes that can shame the BMW X5, both on and off-road, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is your top choice. “The GLE exhibits iconic Mercedes-Benz design while remaining true to its character as an off-roader,” said Gorden Wagener, Ch...
Tags: Paris, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, MBUSA, Daimler AG, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz GLE, ISG, Mercedes Benz Cars, Mercedes GLE Coupe, Ola Kallenius, Car News, Gorden Wagener, Sindelfingen Germany


2019 Subaru BRZ: Still Lacking Power, But Still Good Enough

Nice as it would be, the 2019 Subaru BRZ does not see a horsepower increase. But maybe that’s okay? There are lots of other things to love about this new Subaru.    Subaru is upping the ante with the introduction of the 2019 BRZ. More power right?! No, just kidding. Instead of tooling around with the 2.0-liter Boxer engine, Subaru decided a limited edition trim was enough. The new “Series.Gray” includes wheel upgrades, a new paint color, and blacked-out exterior badges. 2019 Subaru BRZ Breakd...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Toyota, Subaru, Boxer, Don, Mazda, Alcantara, Brembo, Subaru BRZ, Subaru of America Inc, Car News, Torsen, Subaru STARLINK, Subaru Subaru, SKYACTIV


2019 Ford Edge: Now Powered By A.I. Technology

The 2019 Ford Edge uses artificial intelligence to improve performance and traction.  The system is complex and works faster than the human brain, according to Ford.  The biggest news about the 2019 Ford Edge is, surprisingly, not related to the hardcore ST variant. Even though the Edge ST rightfully deserves a place in the news, the base price of $42,355 is an issue for some buyers. After ticking the option box for the chassis upgrades, bigger brakes, and larger alloys, the price balloons to ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Epa, Honda, Car Tech, Ford Motor Company, Mazda, Dodge Durango, Ford Edge, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Scott Beiring, Beiring


2019 VW Beetle: All Dressed Up For The Last Time

The VW Beetle has stood the test of time but all good things must come to an end.  The 2019 VW Beetle receives a few tweaks before the entire model line heads for retirement.    Is this really the end? VW says yes . . . but also maybe not.  The original Volkswagen Beetle needs no introduction. It became a symbol of peace, love, and hope. Designed by no less than Ferdinand Porsche, the Beetle was literally bulletproof. It was cheap, reliable, and easy to fix. It had all the makings of a mass-pr...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Woebcken, Hinrich J Woebcken, Ferdinand Porsche, Volkswagen Group of America Inc, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Beetle, Car News, SEL, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


2019 Acura ILX: A Budget-Friendly & Sporty Luxury Sedan

The 2019 Acura ILX stands out when compared to prior model years.  Although the engine could use a bit more power, the tech and safety features are solid.  Out with the old, in with the new. The refreshed 2019 Acura ILX is more than a posh Civic. It is a budget-oriented choice in the niche of small, premium sedans. I’ve noticed two types of buyers during my many years writing about cars: those that truly know their stuff and those who simply want a nice car. If you belong to the latter, take a...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Acura, Mercedes Benz CLA, VTEC, ILX, Acura ILX, DOHC, Car News, Mercedes CLS, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Sporty Luxury Sedan, AcuraWatch Enhanced Styling Those, Diamond Pentagon, Acura Sporty Luxurious Interior


2019 Cadillac XT4: Baby Escalade? Or Something Else Entirely?

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 has strong competition but will enter the market with promising technology.  There are only two SUVs in Cadillac’s lineup. The full-size Escalade is still the default choice for rap artists, movie stars, or large families. The midsize XT5 is just right for the daily commute. But if you were hankering for a more affordable compact SUV with Cadillac-levels of luxury, the XT4 is the answer. Depending on your perception, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 is either a scaled-down version o...
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2019 Audi Q8: Oozing With Performance & Technology

The 2019 Audi Q8 takes on Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, and others.  New features include a mild hybrid system and an adaptive chassis package.  Will Ingolstadt’s offering answer the call for consumers who want a functional SUV?  The SUV category is currently the biggest and best-selling segment in the global automotive industry. The market is overflowing with choices from crossover-based compact SUVs to body-on frame juggernauts. But in the realm of luxury SUVs, only a fool overlooks the 2019 Audi...
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New Study Shows Most Common Seasonal Car Repairs

Do seasonal car repairs exist?   A new study examines the most common repairs by season.  Are certain parts in your car more prone to breaking down depending on the season? Are there such things as seasonal car repairs? Mobile car repair company YourMechanic came up with a study that covers the most common car repair issues by season. They analyzed the most frequent service requests and revealed some interesting yet unexpected results. “While some of the results of our analysis are to be expec...
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2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Takes The Fight To Ford’s Ranger Raptor

Where in the world did this truck come from!? The new ZR2 Bison is a Chevy Colorado on steroids. While the Ford Ranger Raptor waits in the wings, rival brand Chevrolet has something in store for pickup fans: the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. This is Chevrolet’s first ever collaboration with AEV or American Expedition Vehicles. The result is a rough and ready off-road machine that looks perfectly at home in the boondocks. “More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for of...
Tags: Feature, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Chevrolet, Car Tech, Chevy Colorado, Diesel, Tacoma, Boron, AEV, Car News, Sandor Piszar, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac


The 5 Most Expensive Cars Sold During The 2018 Monterey Car Week

The 2018 Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ended on a high note. There were two record sales that dominated this year’s event. It commemorated the most expensive American car ever sold at an auction. Total sales amounted to a staggering $368 million. This is a 12 percent increase over 2017, which managed a cumulative total of $323 million by comparison. Here are the five most expensive cars sold during the 2018 Monterey Car Week. 1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – $48.4M The 1962 F...
Tags: Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Aston Martin, Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Chiron, Pininfarina, Colombo, Mercedes Benz, Gooding Company, Sotheby, Hagerty, Phil Hill, Ferrari LaFerrari, Shelby CSX, Blue Chip


New Survey: People Still Love Driving Despite Onset of Autonomous Tech

I love to drive. You could say petrol and diesel runs in my veins. Whenever I need to clear my head or gather inspiration, I grab the keys and go for a spin. It’s not just about mobility, freedom, and independence; driving, at least for me, is simply a way of life. Traffic, potholes, and speed cameras be damned! Imagine my surprise when I perused over the Why Driving Matters survey commissioned by Hagerty. The survey revealed that millennials, once thought to be less interested in vehicle owners...
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