BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles
BMW published a four-minute and changeÂ ad a couple weeks ago for the start of the virtual CES 2021 show. Though this would not normally be a subject worth covering, this particular ad seems to indicate BMW believes their own E65 7-Series is for ridiculous out of touch Boomers. Marketing departments always know what theyâ€™re doing, […]
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2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Review â€“ Routine Competence
2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Fast Facts 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (175 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 195 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,500 rpm) Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, all-wheel drive 25 city / 30 highway / 27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.4 city, 7.9 highway, 8.7 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $25,490 (U.S) / N/A (Canada) As Tested: […]
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Tesla’s Mesmerizing Video Features Frunk-stamping Robots
Whoever knew that watching a robot stamp frunks could be so satisfying? Tesla has just posted a couple of short videos (below) shot at its factory in Fremont, California, showing robots stamping metal sheets into parts for its Model 3 and Model Y electric cars. The cyclical sound and motion make for a mesmerizing display […]
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U.S. to Replace All Federal Vehicles With Electric Fleet
Americaâ€™s entire federal vehicle fleet will be replaced by U.S.-made electric models, President Joe Biden announced on Monday. The move is part of a broader â€œMade in Americaâ€� initiative designed to boost U.S. manufacturing by increasing federal spending on American firms, the newly minted president said in a speech on Monday, January 25. â€œThe federal […]
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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge First Drive Review: It’s Electric
Volvo has said it plans to move away from internal combustion, but right now it only sells one car without a gasoline engine: The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. The Recharge is an all-electric version of the Volvo XC40 crossover, which launched for the 2019 model year. While the gasoline XC40 competes with pint-sized utility vehicles […]
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2021 Toyota Sienna Review: It’s the Prius Of Minivans
2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum review: The Prius of minivans â€œWith a standard hybrid powertrain and smart interior design, the redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna is the perfect family hauler.â€� Hybrid powertrain Functional “bridge” console Lots of available gadgets Ride quality Underwhelming infotainment Gets pricey with options Minivans were once a popular choice for families, but theyâ€™ve […]
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Tesla Cuts Price Of Media Control Unit Upgrade By $1,000
A massive 17-inch touchscreen is one of the signature features of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X electric cars. Known as the media control unit (MCU), itâ€™s been pushed to its limits by the various new features Tesla has added over the years, so Tesla started offering an upgrade for older cars last […]
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It’s a Bleak Future for Mitsubishi Cars in North America
Mitsubishi has an important product debut coming up: the all-new 2022 Outlander three-row crossover. In what will be the fourth-generation Outlander since 2001, the 2022 model ditches Mitsubishiâ€™s ancient GS platform the Outlander has used since 2007 and sees a migration over to the same platform as the Nissan Rogue. I think this is the […]
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Affordable American Subcompact Crossovers in 2021
Theyâ€™re small and space efficient because theyâ€™re hatchbacks, and they sell well because theyâ€™re called crossovers. Which small American CUV is worth buying with real money if youâ€™ve got a $25,000 budget? Chevrolet Trax The Trax is the oldest of todayâ€™s trio. On sale elsewhere since 2013, it arrived in North America in 2015 after […]
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