Tuesday, January 15, 2019

All-New Detroit Auto Show Debuts: Ram Heavy Duty Trucks, Kia Telluride & Ford Explorer

Ram introduced new heavy duty trucks. Ram claims this is the most capable truck in its class, with the ability to tow up to 35,100 lbs. The Ram also outhauls every pickup available -- with a 1,000 lb ft of torque. The trucks should mirror the light duty truck in terms of ride and handling capabilities.

The Kia Telluride, with its three rows, becomes the brand's largest SUV/crossover. The big body vehicle will built in the U.S. and be available in early spring.

Ford has repositioned its Explorer to ride on a rear-wheel drive platform. This adds to the styling and  the added towing capabilities that escapes most of today's front wheel drive crossovers. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Buick Encore Essence AWD: The Brand’s Entry Level Luxury Subcompact Crossover/SUV

Highlight: The Encore shares a platform with the Chevy Trax.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $34,875 (Base Model: $24,195)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; traction control system; a back up camera; and a tire pressure monitor system

Standard Equipment (Encore): 18-inch wheels; a 6-speed automatic transmission; a single zone a/c; a push button ignition starter system; in-vehicle Wi-Fi; heated front seats; power front driver’s seat; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a leather wrapped steering wheel; and front seat passenger under seat storage; and a luggage rack

Friday, January 4, 2019

Latest Study: Safest 2019 Vehicles On The Road

If safety is one of your top concerns, when shopping for a new vehicle, nearly five dozen 2019 models meet stricter criteria to qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 30 first-tier "plus" award winners earn the highest rating for passenger-side protection in a small overlap front crash and have good-rated

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Elon Musk's Answer To Today's Traffic Woes

Here's pioneer Elon Musk's answer to today's traffic woes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Limited: The Brand's First Dedicated Hybrid Vehicle

Highlight: The Ioniq is available in three variations: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $ 31,560 (Base Model: $23,085)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; traction control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; vehicle stability management system; an electronic stability control system; traction control; a driver’s blind spot outside mirror; and a hill start assist system

Monday, December 17, 2018

Best Of Auto Show - Tune In On SiriusXM Throughout The Holidays

The Lt. Gov. of Virginia and Dr. Gladys West

In this day and time, where self-promotion is the name of the game, social media outlets and reality TV shows provide the perfect platform for those, with and without talent, yearning to be discovered.

However, every blue moon those not obsessed in living in this selfie generation manages to surface above the noise, even when they are not seeking attention. After years of quietly enjoying retirement, the world is just now discovering another ‘Hidden Figure.’

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor 4WD SuperCab: America’s Ultimate Play Toy Fullsize Truck

Highlight: The first generation Raptor retained approximately 88 percent of its value.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $64,100 (F-Series Base Model: $34,590)

Seating Capacity: 2 to 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a hill start assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; automatic headlights; a rearview camera with a dynamic hitch; a curve control system; and a daytime running light