Archive | June 2016

What’s Next from Genesis?

06.30.16 - 2017 Genesis G80 - 2

While this may seem like an odd question to ask since the luxury brand from Hyundai has just launched and won’t have its first official model until next year, but there is already been a reveal that will let us have a look at a new model from the newly born luxury brand. What we already know we will see from Genesis is the G80, which will be simply the old Hyundai Genesis with a few upgrades. Recently a sport version of the G80 was shown as well to give us two great models to enjoy, but what’s next from this recently created brand?

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Is the Automotive World Following Fashion Trends

06.26.16 - 2016 Buick Regal

In the world of clothing fashion we hear often enough that if you hang onto an item it will come back in style. That seems to be the case often enough as we have already seen a wide variety of styles that were popular in the 1970s come back to be the trendy and hip looks that younger generations are enjoying. This includes the bell bottom pants, colorful t-shirts, skinny jeans and much more, but as far as I know, there has never been a similar trend in the automotive world.

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Is History Going to Repeat Itself?

06.22.16 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk

The technology of today has advanced the automotive industry beyond what some of us have ever thought possible, but one company stands out ahead of the rest when it comes to the overall use of advanced technology. This company is Tesla which is a startup in the automotive industry that has put all the technology into their cars they can and is venturing on an extremely risky path. Recent announcements have us to understand Tesla plans to produce nearly 500,000 vehicles per year in less than two years, even though they have never even reached 100,000.

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News from Tesla; Preparing for the Model 3

06.18.16 - Tesla Model 3

Would it surprise you to see aggressive actions from Tesla? It shouldn’t surprise you at all as this is the company that was so bold as to bring us the Model S which has no gasoline powered engine at all. They have continually stated they will develop the new technologies and be the first to the market with some and offer us the example of their semi-autonomous driving system on the Model S as a great example. Their latest venture, the Model X seems to be fraught with issues and defects, but still the have a huge following.

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When They Didn’t Hit the Mark

06.14.16 - 2012 Aston Martin Cygnet

If you polish a turd what do you get? You get a polished turd. That is unfortunately how some cars have been perceived that have been on the market at some time. What makes it more interesting to understand is the fact that there have been some awesome manufacturers that simply haven’t hit the mark in the past. This does happen, every industry has to try some things and see what happens and the reception can be poor, but what’s amazing is the amount of work and showing that goes into a vehicle before it is released to the public. You would have thought someone would have stopped these manufacturers from making these colossal mistakes.

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Compact Sports Cars to Consider

06.10.16 - 2016 BMW M2

When you spend your time shopping for a luxury sports car you might not select a luxury nameplate. If performance is the most important part of driving to you there are two you might consider that are typically not direct competitors, but they can be when it comes to your attention and the desire to have a sports car that will handle everything you want to give it to offer yourself the drive you want to enjoy. The two we are looking at today might just surprise you when it comes to comparison testing, but they do offer several similarities in their overall performance.

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Fun at a Reasonable Price

06.06.16 - 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Often when we think of a fun car we picture a top end Corvette, a Challenger Hellcat, a Porsche 911 or an exotic luxury sports car. While all these cars would be a lot of fun to drive and certainly awesome to own what makes them difficult to obtain is the price. Most of us just don’t have the money to afford a vehicle of the price these offer us. Don’t fret you can have lots of fun in cars that don’t cost quite as much. With that in mind here are ten cars under $50,000 that can be lots of fun for you to drive which allows you to stay within your budget and still have a car that’s a great drive.

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When You have Something Great What Do You Do?

06.02.16 - 2016 Bentley Continental GT

When you have something great what you do is try and make it even better. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaners, the various ways the Prius offers hybridization and the changes in industry to allow for mass production. Many companies are looking for ways to cut costs by streamlining process or creating products that are better than the ones they already have to offer. This is certainly the nature of the industry, if it wasn’t we would all still be walking around with an old cell phone that looks like a giant shoe with an antennae sticking out.

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