Future Roads Lead to CES In Las Vegas

During January, all roads once led to Detroit for the annual North American International Auto Show.  With that glittering display downsized and relocated to June this year, all roads instead led to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where…

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Like Liza, The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Is One Brash Italian

Like Liza Minelli’s father, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is Italian.  It quite literally wears that fact on its fenders with the four-leaf clover, or Quadrifoglio, from the brand’s racing team.  Look beneath the skin for a track-tuned  barnstormer with Ferrari-derived…

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2019 Genesis G80 Weds Its Sexy Wheels To California

I despise winter:  The icy roads, chilly mornings, and especially, the long dark nights.  It all just leaves me California dreaming of cranking the Beach Boys and watching the sun set over the Pacific from a surfboard.  When my niece…

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2020 Toyota Corolla Goes From Matronly To Macho

I’ve said many times the Toyota Corolla is a great car for grandmothers.  Before you give me grief, hear me out.  It’s actually a complement to grandmothers.  The Corolla is durable, affordable, efficient, roomy, well equipped, and with a footprint…

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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Bucks Crossover Trend

One of my good friends, who owns a Mercedes C-Class wagon with nearly 200,000 miles, recently asked what vehicle she should buy next.  She really wants a new C-Class wagon, but alas, they are no longer imported to the U.S. …

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2020 Kia Telluride Revels In Its Refined Britishness

I wish I could buy a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the most bombastically British SUV dump trucks of money can buy.  It invigorates like a Miami Beach nightclub, rides like an all-terrain cloud, luxuriates with scar-free leather, and stages grand exits from…

Ford Mustang Begins Second Chapter With 2021 Mach-E Crossover

Lee Iacocca introduced the Ford Mustang on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.  In its first full year of production, it sold 559,451 units as it was propelled up the sales charts by Baby Boomers seeking their…

RIVIAN PREVIEWS ITS ELECTRIC TRUCKS NEAR NORMAL, IL FACTORY

What can travel 400 miles without gasoline, runs 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, and can grille dinner for a week? It can also ford three feet of water, tow 11,000 pounds, and haul 1,764 lbs. of payload. It’s the all-electric…

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2019 M2 Competition Sets BMW Straight

When BMW began using the tagline “The Ultimate Driving Machine” decades ago, it was not referring to over-wrought luxury models like the X5 and 7-Series that have become the brand’s recent hallmarks. No, it was referring to spirited little coupes…

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2019 Mazda3 Is Simply Beautiful

Photos really do not do this car justice. It’s a designer’s car. It’s an engineer’s car. And, most importantly, it is a driver’s car. And, if you’re just a happy grandma looking for an efficient way to get your groceries…