When the Driven crew gets together for coffee on the weekends, we talk cars (duh) and then discussion turns to how we can improve the site. First, we’re working to link the videos within each of the review posts. In the end that’s what sets this site apart, well done videos that show what life [...]
General Motors today unveiled in Shanghai, three different versions of a new two-person electric vehicle called EN-V. A new concept for urban mobility, EN-V is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle and the three examples are named to emphasize the enjoyment of driving: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh).
EN-V was designed to address concerns of traffic congestion, parking [...]
True utility for those happy to admit they have a family
By Tom Voelk
To understand that cars are as much about fashion as they are transportation, one only has to look at the minivan. Back when Chrysler unveiled Caravan and Voyager in the early 80’s they couldn’t make enough of them. Hot as blue jeans in [...]
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 [...]