2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium Test Drive

“2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium” Kia’s Next Evolution in Electrification OVERVIEW The Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and appeared on the scene as a 2017 production model. The Kia Niro debuted as an all-new, compact, near midsize, urban crossover hybrid that served up a bold, athletic crossover design, combined…

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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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2019 Nissan Leaf SL Test Drive

?2019 Nissan Leaf SL? Better Range, More Power and Sportier Appearance. ? The Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. launched what they claimed to be the world?s first affordable, zero-emission car in the form of the 2011 Leaf – a 4-door, medium-size, lithium-ion battery powered, plug-in electric hatchback, capable of comfortably transporting five adults. The Nissan Leaf…

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2019 Acura NSX Test Drive

?2019 Acura NSX? The New Sports eXperience (NSX) Ever Better The first Acura NSX rolled out in 1989 as a 1990 model, and it is clearly as popular now, perhaps even more so than when it was first introduced, and it still maintains a substantial fan base. A performance enhancement came in 1997 with fitment…

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2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE Test Drive

?2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE? An Electrifying, Stealthy Luxo-Cat OVERVIEW The iconic Jaguar marque has leaped into the future with its first ever purely electric vehicle ? the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400, which comes in three grade or trim levels: the base S; upscale SE; and top grade HSE….

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium Test Drive

?Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium? Look Ma ? No tailpipe ? Zero emissions The Volkswagen e-Golf is a sporty hatchback that debuted as a 2015 model being the German automaker?s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. marketplace, joining the more than 30 million Golf models sold worldwide. The e-Golf is part of Volkswagen?s ?Think Blue?…

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2018 Lexus LS 500h

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Normally when we think of a hybrid vehicle, we think of something small and reasonably priced like the Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion or Honda Insight. However, as manufacturers work to achieve higher mandated fuel economy levels, the hybrid lineups are expanding to the larger and more luxurious models. As a…

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2018 BMW i3s with Range Extender Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Across the lineup BMW gets kudos for building some good-looking cars but one is a visual standout not because of its good looks, but because it?s — weird looking. However, it may be a perfect example of the old saying ?beauty being in the eye of the beholder.? For someone…

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