2019 Hyundai NEXO Limited FCEV Test Drive

“2019 Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell Limited” The Next-Generation Fuel Cell SUV is Here Now Late last year, Hyundai introduced its technologically advanced 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV to U.S. media in Hollywood, California. NEXO is the new technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and marks Hyundai’s continued momentum with the industry’s most diverse SUV…

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A Luxury Car for Any Budget

Luxury for All The concept of a luxury car means different things to different people, and often it depends not only on the features or price point, but also on personal perspective and perception. The driver of a 15-year-old econobox might think any new car is a luxury, while someone used to piloting a $100,000…

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Most Popular American Cars (and Trucks)

Buy American During the 1960s and ‘70s vehicle imports rose in America, and due to the 1973 OPEC oil embargo sales of small, fuel-efficient imported cars began to flourish while Detroit-based automakers were still producing large, inefficient sedans and wagons. In the wake of that market shift, the sentiment to “Buy American” became an important…

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2019 Lexus LS 500 4-Door Sedan RWD Test Drive

“2019 Lexus LS 500 Sedan RWD” Elite Flagship Sedan content enhanced Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division has upped their game of late to a level that’s on a par with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, and some might even be inclined to include Genesis. The top of the Lexus luxury line is represented by the 500 series….

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McLaren GT: First Look

All New Introducing brand-new models on a fairly regular basis is not a common characteristic among boutique makers of exclusive, exotic automobiles; however, McLaren Automotive seems to be the uncommon exception to this rule. After hinting at an impending new vehicle during press preview days at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in early March, today…

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007’s Aston Martin DB5 Returns

Bond Car Returns If you’re a fan of James Bond films, you know the cars that British super-spy 007 drives are often the centerpieces of the best scenes in the movies. The most famous James Bond car is undoubtedly the legendary Aston Martin DB5, first driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger.” In…

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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 AWD Test Drive

“2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 AWD” La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit. BACKGROUND Alfa Romeo, returned to the U.S. marketplace following a nearly 20 year hiatus, having long been the heart and soul of the European auto industry. The first model to return to the North American marketplace was the 2015…

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Entry-Level Luxury Vehicles

First Lap of Luxury When car shoppers move upmarket for a new luxury vehicle, often the brand carries as much significance as the car itself. And as buyers seek the amenities and refinements required of a luxurious ride, many subconsciously evaluate and appreciate the status of owning a prestigious marque. With any car purchase, eventually…

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Most Popular SUVs in America

2019 Sales Dip The popularity of sport-utility vehicles and crossovers continues in the U.S., but even these hot sellers are not immune to an initial downturn in 2019 auto sales. While total vehicle sales for the first quarter of 2019 were down about 3 percent compared to 2018, the top-selling SUVs experienced a bigger dip,…

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2019 Ferrari Portofino Test Drive

“The 2019 Ferrari Portofino Rises Above Entry Status” The Portofino Retractable Hardtop Steps up a Notch Prior to 2008, Ferrari had never before featured a forward mounted eight-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection ahead of the driver, or a dual-clutch automatic transaxle at the rear, or for that matter, a power-folding hardtop. Each of those…

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