The SUV that helped invent the segment gets reinvented.
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The CUV with an emphasis on U
The winds of change blowing through the automotive world are hardly gentle breezes these days. Very few manufacturers have been spared the hurricane force impact of the last few years. Especially hard hit? Chrysler. A perfect storm of conditions brought the company to its knees forcing intervention by Uncle Sam and [...]
The world is not fair. Talented people don’t always get the attention they deserve. Great TV shows languish in obscurity. In Japan, Outlander is one of the country’s best selling crossovers. In America? Not so much.
If this is it, it’s the best look yet at Ford’s next generation family SUV.
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Bias. You may not suffer from this human foible but I do. That’s a tough admission. My job is to leave preconceived notions on the curb. Still, when the big Lincoln MKT rolled up for its 7 day stay with me, all my brain could muster up was “Hmmm, my parents are visiting. They’ll like [...]
Humans like to put things in categories. The food pyramid has your proteins, grains, fruits and veggies all neatly divided. Houses come in craftsman, modern, tudor, or McMansion. Just about everything in our society is organized and categorized. Except maybe Pee Wee Herman.
Common automobile tags are sedan, coupe, luxury rides, convertible, SUV, and pony car. [...]
For many Americans the brand Suzuki means motorcycles, boat motors or, if you’re into classical music, a method of learning the violin. Cars? Not as much. Unless you’re a gearhead, it’s easy to believe Aerio, Esteem and Equator are hip clothing stores. Surprising then that worldwide, Suzuki sell more cars than [...]
Symbols are powerful shorthand for communicating. The stop sign. Bono. A Coke bottle. The Nike swoosh. Those Darwin fish. Iconic symbols all. Add the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed star to the list. No, put it near the top. It instantly says three things- luxury car, German engineering, and the [...]
For those who think all cars look the same these days I offer up exhibit A- The new Honda Accord Crosstour. While the rest of the industry steadfastly applies the “box on wheels” formula to crossovers, Honda just says no to the same old same old. Marketed as a crossover, Accord Crosstour is essentially a [...]
Who’d have thought 5 years ago that the hot luxury category would be crossovers? Sure there were rumblings. The Lexus RX350 has been the brand’s top seller for years. But really, it could be argued that they’re simply tall station wagons. Into the fray comes the versatile Audi Q5. Audi has always made great looking [...]