The Detroit Auto Show is securely behind us by a few weeks now and the events and unveilings of this show gave us some new and interesting cars to look at. None garnered as much attention or brought to life as much imagination as the Lego Batmobile that Chevrolet rolled out and surprised the crowd with. This car showed up in Detroit as an impressive vehicle that is modeled after the Batman Speedwagon from “The Lego Batman Movie” and it certainly captured the attention of adults and kids that were present in Detroit for this amazing reveal.
Typically a vehicle that’s been upgraded only three years prior won’t receive across the board upgrades in the middle of the generational run. BMW decided to dispel these “normalities” and make the changes that we would enjoy anyway. This means the BMW 4 Series receive new engines across the lineup that are lighter and more powerful than before. Along with these new engines the 4 Series adds new names to the lineup to give us the right way to see how these new models perform and at what level, making this a sport luxury car that we’ll continue to love and admire.
We have our SEMA Show each year and Japan has the Tokyo Auto Salon. This is the show where the best of the tuning scene get to show off the work they’ve put in over the course of a year to allow us to see just how creative they can be with the various vehicles they’ve tuned up. Similar to the SEMA show, OEMs are getting in on the action with their own version of the tuned cars they have to offer to show us exactly what they have to offer as added features to some models.
Just because an SUV shows up in the midsized category doesn’t mean it’s actually built with both sport and utility in mind. One of the main qualities of being able to give us the utility we want is a vehicle that can perform well not only on the road, but out in the wilderness as well. In the class that the Toyota 4Runner competes there aren’t very many SUVs that are capable on the trails as much as they are on the road. The 4Runner is one that certainly can handle the job of being both, great on and off the road so that you have the ride you want.
It’s no secret that Jay Leno is one of the most famous car guys in the world. He has been collecting, restoring and now featuring cars on his show and in his life for a long time. He’s shown off everything you can think of but one of his favorite cars is one that doesn’t seem like it would be a favorite of someone who knows cars the way he does. The fact that Jay loves this car shows how much he knows about cars and what they have to offer to those who can love what they drive.