A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

Having a huge contingent of female buyers, Buick hopes to capture more of them by bookending the compact crossover segment with the newly introduced Buick Encore GX at the low end, and the redesigned Buick Envision on the upper end, according to Robert Peterson, Buick...
Ford Expands Explorer Offerings with New King Ranch

Ford Expands Explorer Offerings with New King Ranch

Thanks to the introduction of the all-new Ford Explorer King Ranch edition today, one of the industry’s most competitive segments — midsize SUVs — market just got a little testier. Ford basically created the segment with the introduction of the Explorer nearly three...
Ford Explores Post-COVID Changes to Transportation

Ford Explores Post-COVID Changes to Transportation

Feeling stressed out by the pandemic? You’re certainly not alone. New research by Ford Motor Co. finds 64% of Americans under more stress than a year ago. “We found that adapting to the pandemic isn’t easy,” said Ford’s in-house “futurist,” Sheryl Connelly,...
First Look: 2022 Kia Carnival

First Look: 2022 Kia Carnival

Farewell Sedona. Kia officially unveiled the replacement for its familiar minivan today, festively dubbing it the Kia Carnival. The decision to drop the Sedona nameplate for the 2022 model year has been rumored for many months and reflects the South Korean carmaker’s...
First Look: 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

First Look: 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

It’s coming up on four decades since the original “Baby Benz” made its debut. Not everyone inside what was then Daimler-Benz AG was pleased with the results. Skeptics feared the little sedan would tarnish the image of a brand best represented by the classic S-Class....
First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5

First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s ambitious electrification plans got a big boost today, the South Korean carmaker formally launching its new brand-within-a-brand with the debut of the 2022 Ioniq 5. The first of what will be an assortment of all-electric models is largely based on the...
First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

Lexus has been working hard to reshape an image of building blandly reliable products. Now, it’s taking things to new extremes with the debut of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. Lexus claims the Performance edition “dials up the sports sedan formula to 11,”...
First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid

First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid

California EV company Karma is returning to its roots with the launch of the GS-6, its newest plug-in hybrid. The sleek PHEV, the successor to Karma’s original Revero model, will offer an alternative to those who want the ability to run errands or commute in...
Honda Pulls Trigger for New CEO

Honda Pulls Trigger for New CEO

Despite saying it wouldn’t happen just 24 hours ago, it happened: Honda Motor Co. named Toshihiro Mibe, head of its research and development operations, as its new CEO starting April 1. Mibe, who’s been with the company for more than three decades, takes over for...
First Look: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and PHEV

First Look: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and PHEV

While late to the party with electrified vehicles, Hyundai is racing to catch up with an assortment of new, battery-based  products. For 2021, that includes both a hybrid version of its mainstay SUV but also a first-ever PHEV, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid. The...

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