The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: November 2016

The Softer Side of Luxury

Luxury used to mean soft rides in comfortable cars that were larger than most, giving you some exceptional features that would allow you to enjoy a great drive. Over the years it seems luxury has changed to mean sporty, planted and exciting as many luxury […]

This Car Doesn’t Want to be Left Out of the Party

When you take away the supercars of the world, dial back the luxury performance models and even reduce the number of mainstream sports cars we see there is only one other performance category that garners a great deal of attention; the hot hatch. For some […]

The Hot Wheels Collection We All Want to Have

11.22.16 - Hot Wheels Collection

When you were a kid playing with Hot Wheels cars may have been fun for you to do for a few years and now that you’re an adult sharing them with your own children is a lot of fun still. For most of us the toys we played with as kids were something we outgrew as we got older and eventually the Hot Wheels cars were sold at a yard sale or smashed up in our teenage and destructive years. Looking back, many of us would love to have a collection of cars like what Bruce Pascall has collected.

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The Nissan Titan Enters Uncharted Waters

For as long as the Nissan Titan has been on the market it’s always been offered as a Crew Cab model. The Single cab offering has not been something that was presented to us a possibility and this has been a part of the market […]

The World of Self-Driving Cars will be Weird

When we turn our keys and controls over to our cars and have to trust them to get us from one place to another safely the initial change will be extremely strange. If every car on the road were driven autonomously and used the same […]

Will There Be Two Hyundai Pickup Trucks Soon?

11.21.16 - Hyundai Creta STC

The reemergence of the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon have created massive upheaval in the industry. These two came charging back from the grave and have shown us the midsized truck segment was serious lacking any excitement or energy. About as close as you could come to a midsized truck that was performing well before these two came back was the Toyota Tacoma, but even that was stagnant. Now that we see movement among many automakers, with a new Tacoma coming, the Nissan Frontier getting better and the newly released Honda Ridgeline, the question is whether or not there will be more midsized trucks.

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The Bomb Squad can Ride in Style; Sort of

The Bomb Squad can Ride in Style; Sort of

The “nine finger clan” as the Bomb Squad is affectionately called, mostly because some have lost fingers while trying to disarm bombs, now has a new vehicle that’s built just for them. This vehicle looks and rides like an off road dune buggy and is […]

With This Adventure the Slopes are Never Closed

In Switzerland, where the mountains are high, the air is cold and skiing is nearly a year-round activity, there is a downhill ski challenge that offers the longest amateur race in the world. The Inferno Downhill Challenge, which began in 1928, spans a length of […]

2017 Genesis G90: A New Flagship has Arrived

11.14.16 - Genesis G90

Not only is the Genesis brand new to the market, but the models that have become part of the lineup are also brand new. The success of the Hyundai Genesis has sprouted a brand that we can love as a new luxury brand and the first from Korea to bring luxury to the US as a brand rather than under the mainstream name. The old Hyundai Genesis has been transformed into the new Genesis G80, but what is this new G90? Is this a car that’s made to ensure the G80 isn’t lonely on the market or will it give us the added luxury we want to enjoy?

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2017 Honda Civic: The Second Year Brings More

The Honda Civic has been one of our favorite vehicles to drive for many decades, but for some reason the ninth generation of this car would be better left forgotten. This new tenth generation of the model that began in 2016 ushers in a model […]