October 2017

It’s Time to Figure Out What’s Going on at Tesla Motors

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lately, we’ve been guilty of the same behavior as a lot of other well-rounded and objective automotive publications — bashing Tesla Motors. It hasn’t been done maliciously, but we’d be lying if we said the divisive hype and hate surrounding the company didn’t bother us. However, since the summer launch of the Model 3, a slew of […]

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Is Human Involvement a Liability When It Comes to Autonomous Driving?

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Commuting is awful. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have spartanly populated backroads between you and the office, that drive to work can be excruciatingly dull — with the only excitement coming from near misses and whatever terrible jokes drive-time radio offers up during that hour. When you get right down to it, most daily commutes are […]

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The New Thriftpower? EPA Says Less-thirsty 2018 Ford Expedition Tops Its Class

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There’s nothing quite as uncertain as that little number staring at you from the window sticker of a new vehicle. It’s two digits long (unless you’re fabulously rich), followed by the word “combined.” We’re talking, of course, about the Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy rating, which just as often turns out to be an impossible-to-reach […]

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Hyundai Absconds With Another BMW Employee

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Hyundai has snagged itself another high-profile BMW veteran. Last time it was Albert Biermann, dynamics wizard and former head of BMW’s M line. This time it’s Fayez Abdul Rahman, BMW’s former head of M Equipment, M sport packages, and M performance vehicles. Whereas Biermann is currently serving as Hyundai Group’s vice president in charge of performance and high-performance vehicle […]

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Ask Jack: R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

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Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Some of you will immediately recognize that as Acts 10:34-35. Th…

2017 Lincoln MKX AWD Reserve – Still the Brand’s Best Hope

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Utility vehicles are nothing new at Lincoln, but where there was once a single heritage-diminishing (but lucrative) oddity built to give Cadillac’s Escalade a run for its money, there now sits three models with rear liftgates. A fourth looms. Now back from a near-death experience, Lincoln isn’t alone in requiring a lineup stocked with high-riding vehicles. […]

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Hope for Hyundai? China Agrees to Ignore South Korea’s Missiles

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When it comes to the positively frosty relationship between China and South Korea, this is the part of the movie where the two countries bump into each other at the bookstore and realize they should work out their troubles instead of giving each other the silent treatment. You know, for the kids. For South Korea, […]

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I Want to Believe: Nissan May Find a Way to Bring Back the Xterra

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Do you miss the Nissan Xterra? Me, too. Appropriately blocky and truck-like in all the right ways, Nissan’s midsized off-road SUV was a great blend of tough looks and actual, y’know, functionality. The old Xterra vanished from showrooms in 2015. Reading between the lines of a statement made by the head of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s light commercial […]

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In With the Old: FCA Plans to Ram Its Way Through 2018

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Ram will drop a new half-ton pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. It’s a big gamble redesigning a cash cow, lest the truck faithful turn up their noses at the new styling. In the past, manufacturers have hedged their bets […]

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