Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Black Woman Whose Going Full Charge After Elon Musk’s Teslas Talks One-On-One On “Auto Trends with JeffCars.com”

Denise Gray, CEO and President of LG Chem Power

While the world is familiar with Elon Musk and his line of mass produced, all-electric Teslas that achieves just over 200 miles on a battery charge, Denise Gray, whose a much quieter player in the hybrid and electric battery field, is one of the pioneers revolutionizing the industry, too.

Gray and her team are directly responsible for designing and developing battery packs to fuel, no pun intended, such vehicles as GM's new Tesla fighter, the mass produced Chevy Bolt. Like the California built Teslas, the all-electric Bolt also has a driving range that surpasses 200 miles on a full battery charge. Conversely, unlike the pricey Teslas, the Bolt is currently the only affordable ‘green’ alternative on the market today to Musk’s luxury electric vehicles -- until their more reasonably priced Model 3 hits the road.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD: More Truck Than Its Competitors

Highlight: This is the only truck on the market with built-in tailgate speakers.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $42,410 (base model: $30,415)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; electronic stability control system; daytime running lights; a capless fuel filler door; a tire pressure monitoring system; a hill assist system; a rearview camera; a compact spare tire; and a vehicle stability assist system

Standard Equipment (RT model): 18-inch wheels; a 6-speed transmission; a dual action tailgate (swing open and up/down); a rear privacy glass; a/c; power door and tailgate locks; a manually operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; rear seat heater ducts; and 12-volt power outlets; a 5-inch LCD infotainment screen; in-bed trunk; 8 hooks for heavy duty in bed tie down; a/c; a push button starter system;and cloth manually operated front seats

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2017 Nissan Titan SL 4x4: The Brand’s New King Of The Road

Highlight: The Titan offers a 5-year or 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, the best of any truck in the industry.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $51,015 (base S gas crew cab model $35,975)

Seating Capacity: 5 or 6, depending on trim

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a removable locking tailgate; a vehicle dynamic control system; a traction control system; a hill start assist system;  brake override technology; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Geneva Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz And Honda

Mercedes-Benz steps up its sedan game with the AMG  GT Concept. This concept will be the bases for the next generation coupe-like CLS.

The GT Concept with its hybrid-gasoline-electric powertrain is slated to push out 805 horses.

Geneva Auto Show Debuts: Volvo And VW

The roomier Volvo XC60 will continue its safety dominance with an all-new Oncoming Lane Mitigation system, which help mitigate head-on collisions. 

The interior and the exterior of the XC60 mirrors that of the XC90.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2017 Audi A4 S AWD: A Sporty Compact Luxury Sedan

Highlight: This model is available in a racier S4 trim.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $54,275 (base 2.0-liter FWD $35,830)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; electronic stability control system; electronic parking brake; a rain sensing windshield wiper system; a rear parking camera; power adjustable heated outside mirrors; heated windshield washer nozzles; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (Base 2.0 Turbo FWD): 17-inch wheels; a front wheel drive system; a 7-speed automatic transmission; a 3-zone climate control system; a manually adjusted tilt and telescopic steering wheel; power sunroof; leather seats; power front seats; a 7-inch infotainment screen; a push button ignition starter system; Xenon headlights; and automatic leveling headlights

2017 Lexus IS 350: The Brand’s Compact Sports Sedan

Highlight: The IS is available with two 6-cylinder powertrains.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $50,364 (base model $42,345)

Seating Capacity: Five

Standard Safety Features: ABS; electronic brake distribution; a vehicle stability control system; a traction control system; a first aid kit; and daytime running lights

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels; an 8-speed automatic transmission; rear wheel drive; a power moonroof; LED headlamps; a keyless push button starter ignition system; cruise control; a manual tilt/telescopic steering wheel; and leather-like seats