Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Kia Forte, 2019 Jeep Cherokee And 2019 Honda Insight Concept

The 2019 Kia Forte takes styling cues from the performance-oriented Stinger. The Forte has an estimated 35 combined MPG. 

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee drops its slanted grille for a more traditional, yet, contemporary design.

The 2019 Honda Insight Concept, which arrives later this year, takes styling cues from the all-new Accord. The estimated fuel economy in this five passenger hybrid should exceed 50 mpg.

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Acura RDX Concept And 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon

The 2019 Acura RDX Concept will be available later this year.. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter, which is matted to a
10-speed transmission. 

Inside the vehicle, a new touchpad, Nappa leather seats and 16-way power seats will be available.

The highly modified 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class arrives later this year. While the exterior dimensions are slightly different than its predecessor, the big news is inside the vehicle.

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 VW Jetta And 2019 Toyota Avalon

The 2019 VW Jetta will be available in the second quarter powered by gasoline engines only. While its priced $100 lower than the outgoing model, it offers a longer wheelbase and more exterior space.

New for this year ventilated front seats, a new canter storage console, which holds an iPad, and an oversized sunroof will be available. 

The vehicle will be available by the second quarter. Two new powertains are available: a 6-cylinder gasoline and  a 4-cylinder hybrid are available,  enhancing both the horsepower and mpg.

Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Ford Ranger Makes Its Return

The Ranger is powered by a 2.3-liter engine, with a 10-speed transmission.

A new FX4 Off-Road package features a terrain system similar to the F-150 Raptor.

AppleCarPlay, Android and Wi-Fi access will be available in the new Ranger.

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Ram 1500

A new 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder and 5.7-liter, 8-cylinder will have a mild hybrid system.

A new heater exchange system will include the industry first thermal axle to quickly warm rear axle gear oil, maximizing axle during warm up.

The interior includes a new Tesla-like 12-inch infotainment screen. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label: Setting A New Standard For Luxury SUVs

Highlights: The Lincoln Navigator includes a rearview camera, with a washer system, to keep it clean. The exterior designer, Earl Lucas, was also responsible for reviving the 2010 Ford Taurus.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $98,320 (Base Model: $73,250)

Seating Capacity: 7

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; an automatic brake hold feature; a perimeter alarm system; a rearview camera with a washer; a Blindspot system with cross traffic alert and trailer tow monitoring; a forward sensing system; rain sensing front wipers; a variety of drive modes (slippery, deep conditions, slow climb); a tire pressure monitoring system; and an automatic dimming rearview mirror

Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 Lexus LC 500: The Car We Always Knew Lexus Could Build

Highlight: The two-door coupe is the successor to the discontinued and more conservatively styled SC.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $100,805 (Base model $92,995)

Seating Capacity: 2 (2 small kids in the rear)

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a back up camera; heated dimming exterior mirrors; a tire pressure monitoring system; aprec-collision system with pedestrian protection; an all speed radar activated cruise control system; automatic high beam headlights; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure alert system with steering assist; a traction control system; a vehicle stability system; an automatic locking retractor; and an emergency locking rectractor

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium AWD: The Brand’s New Flagship Vehicle

Highlight: For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen offers its customers the best bumper-to-bumper warranty in the industry. And unlike some other brands, the warranty is transferable, when it is retailed as a used vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $49,415 (base model $31,425)

Seating Capacity: 7

Standard Safety Features: air bags; a rearview camera; a post collision automatic braking system; an electric parking brake; and a tire pressure monitoring system