Lexus annouced that the compact premium CT 200h hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. in early in 2011 as the second dedicated hybrid model in the Lexus lineup. The compact 5-door hatchback debute in March at the Geneva Motor Show and will be the smallest model ever sold by Lexus in the U.S. [...]
This one’s simple- In light of the recent J.D. Powers Long Term Dependability study, are you more likely to look at different brands?
General Motos released details this week on its latest hydrogen fuel cell that is smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce than earlier versions. The fuel cell is 220 pounds lighter and uses about one third of the amount of platinum in the system currently being tested in Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicles as part [...]
The results are in and while those who don’t follow the industry might be surprised, those who do won’t be. J. D. Power’s Long Term Dependability Study tracks problems experienced by the original owners of three-year-old vehicles including 198 different problem areas. Rankings are determined by the number of problems per 100 vehicles. As you might [...]
With a group of non car geeks last night the conversation turned to this- Should Toyota change it’s ad slogan considering recent events? If you don’t remember it’s “Moving Forward”. Not particularly memorable but lately it’s been used by comedians and carttonists in ways you can probably imagine. So, what do think? Should the slogan be changed?
General Motor’s heavy-duty work truck, the new 2011 GMC Sierra HD adds for the first time the Denali trim. Exclusive to the 2500HD chassis, the Denali has previous been offered as the high-end luxury version of the Yukon full-size SUV and the lighter duty Sierra 1500 pickup.
The 2011 Sierra HD features increased payload and towing capacity due [...]
Part of the reason I started this site was to communicate better with Drive subscribers. I haven’t uploaded a new video recently because I’ve finally put my foot down about how poor the resolution is. FYI, the videos have always been shot on pro Sony equipment and look terrific in Hi Def. The process used to get them onto iTunes involves first [...]
It’s QOTD Weekend Edition. Are you keeping your car longer these days? Is it because of the economy? Is it just better made? Do you just really like it? Discuss!
Nissan confirmed that the Juke, an all-new small crossover revealed early in March at the Geneva Motor Show, will join the Nissan lineup for the U.S. in fall 2010. Designed as an alternative to a traditional small hatchback car, the Juke features dramatic styling inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept, but also displays a family resemblance to Nissan’s larger Murano and [...]
The latest cover of Motor Trend says “Buick is Back!” Is it? The Enclave was good, LaCrosse better, and Regal waits in the wings. So sound off. Do you think that Buick is worth a look these days? Find a link to two MT articles below.
The new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition combines the suspension and brakes from the supercharged Corvette ZR1 with the normally-aspirated Corvette Z06. A fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Corvette to race at Le Mans, only 500 will be produced, finished in either Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with [...]
A link to the Drive XC6o video review on YouTube is at the end of this review.
Selling cars these days is brutal. Put the economy aside for a moment. Style, utility and high quality don’t impress like before because everyone builds great product. Vehicles last longer. More and more brands have appeared. They’re competing for [...]