What you need to know to decide if going electric is right for you
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly common, with many manufacturers currently offering models that plug in. There are dozens more models expected to hit the market over the next few years.And there's been increasing interest from car shoppers. In 2010, just 1,919 EVs were sold in the U.S. In 2018, sales hit 233,411.A 2019 survey, conducted by... ↪ read more...
Off-Road Prowess: GMC Sierra AT4
GMC is GM’s “professional grade” brand, a tagline which suggests that carpenters, home builders, and landscapers are among its chief buyers. Although all three invest in pickup trucks and SUVs, GMC is much more than that: it is brand prized by families and outdoorsmen as well.Very recently, GM began seeking to offer some distinction between GMC and... ↪ read more...
Chevrolet Colorado: Why I’d Buy It
If you're reading this, you probably should know that I am not your typical pickup truck buyer. I'm Middle-Aged Suburban Guy. I have a spouse, a house, a part-time dog (don't ask), and a terraced, clay-soil back-40 that swallows mulch and Amend as fast as a bulldozer could dump it. Don't take care of the yard, and the shrubs and fruit trees whither. And I... ↪ read more...
How to insure multiple vehicles
Adding a car to your insurance policyIf you buy a car and want to add it to your policy, notify your insurance company. Typically, you can have up to three or four vehicles on the same policy. Have this information ready when you contact your insurer:Your name and your policy numberMake, model, and year of the vehicle you’re adding to your insuranceVehicle... ↪ read more...
Carmakers establish blockchain consortium
BMW, GM, Renault, and Ford have struck an agreement to form the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a consortium that will explore the use of blockchain technologies in the automotive and mobility industries, CoinDesk reports.These carmakers also brought on board professional services giant Accenture, technology vendor IBM, auto suppliers Bosch and... ↪ read more...
2018 Acura TLX - comfort and capability
This subdued sedan offers both comfort and capability.The mild-mannered TLX deserves recognition for its composed driving dynamics and comfortable interior. While its gaping grille and bejeweled headlights are undeniably distinct, the rest of its exterior design borders on the ho-hum. Under the hood is a standard 206-hp inline-four with an eight-speed... ↪ read more...
All You Need To Know About Car Loans
Car loans have become a popular way of finance to purchase of a car. So, many of the world's car manufacturers have been maintained and grown over the past fifty years by providing car loan.Companies such as Ford and General Motors, as well as Toyota, Mercedes Benz, and BMW all have developed their financial companies 'in-house', which provide consumers... ↪ read more...
Jaguar XF Premium Luxury
If you want luxury, that is exactly what you get â€“ inside and out. Weâ€™re
talking about fancy interior: leather seats with heating, touch-screen
indicators to help you park the car easily (hey, you donâ€™t want to
scratch this one!), auto-dimming mirrors to help you at night,
turbocharged engine, eight-speed smart stop-start... ↪ read more...
Honda (Acura) NSX 2015
This beauty is not here yet, but we are looking forward to meeting her.
It is planned for 2015. The previous models came with an impressive
aluminum V6 VTEC engine that Honda is famous for, and we expect the 2015
NSX to be even more impressive. Honda stopped making NSX in 2005, and
after a long break, the production will start again with an amazing new... ↪ read more...
Chevrolet Corvette C7
Beside its looks, the most impressive thing about this car is probably
its engine: 6.2-litre V8 LT1 â€“ a small block engine with three great
innovations: active fuel management, variable valve timing, and direct
injection. It comes either with a six-speed automatic transmisssion or
seven-speed manual. Compared to the previous generation, there is... ↪ read more...
For a car that only weighs 1.5 tonnes, Lamborghini Aventador is
incredibly powerful. With a 6.5-liter V12, reaching 60 mph in 2.9
seconds, and top speed of 217 km/h, â€˜the fighting bullâ€™ will leave you
breathless. And so will its price â€“ $400,000 â€“ $440,000. As for the LP
700-4 model, they announced they would produce only four... ↪ read more...
They said this one would replace the 430 model, but they made it
completely different. Better. Much better. Pretty powerful, with
4.5-liter V8, reaches 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. Driving this lightweight
car (1.4 tonnes) will make you feel like youâ€™re flying. Any attempt to
describe the exterior would be just a waste of time, so we are giving
you a... ↪ read more...
The 5.9 V12 engine is just one great thing about this four-door
hatchback. With 470 horsepower and capable of reaching 60 mph in 5
seconds, it is powerful enough, no matter how crazy you are. It comes
with a six-speed touchtronic automatic transmission. Its interior is as
impressive as its exterior: memory seats with heating and cooling,
walnut trim,... ↪ read more...
With its twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8, this machine is truly impressive. It
is actually the only Bently model with such engine and rear wheel drive.
Despite its weight (2.6 tonnes), it feels light, fast and powerful and
reaches 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Quite good for a â€žheavyweightâ€œ car. For
years, Bently has been a symbol of status and class. If... ↪ read more...
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 â€“ The Blue Devil
This amazing coupe comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, supercharger, the
strenght of 638 horsepower at 6500 RPM, top speed of 205 mph, and
magnetic selective ride control with 2 modes: sport and tour. This car
is fairly lightweight (1.5 tonnes). It does look like a sports car, but
at the same time it is elegant and classy. If you want it, you can get
it... ↪ read more...
Porsche 918 Spyder
This hybrid has a 135 kg 4.6-liter V-8 engine, and 2 electric motors. It
develops 887 horsepower (608 coming from the engine and 279 coming from
the two electric motors). The Spyder is capable of developing 62 mph in
just 2.5 seconds. The battery power lasts about 12 miles. Another
innovation was brought in: 4 wheel steering. The starting price is... ↪ read more...
Maserati GranTurismo S
The beautiful Maserati GranTurismo coupe was launched in 2007, and in
2010 they made an even more attractive (and more expensive) version â€“ a
cabriolet. They announced they would stop making it in 2014. Maserati
GranTurismo S was introduced in 2008. This beast has a 4.7-liter V8 and
434 horsepower, reaches 62 mph in 4.9 seconds. Its top speed is... ↪ read more...
Oslo just declared that it will become the first major city to ban cars
Cars are no longer welcome in downtown Oslo.Oslo plans to ban all cars from its city center by 2019, Reuters reports.It will also build more than 35 miles of bike lanes by 2019 and invest heavily in public transport. The permanent ban will affect the 350,000 or so car owners in the Norwegian capital.Oslo's car ban is the largest of its kind, says Paul Steely... ↪ read more...
Volkswagen Jetta - Popular European Cars in the U.S.
In 1979, German manufacturer Volkswagen produced another great family
car: Jetta. It was made to replace the Golf sedan. As of 2005, almost 7
million cars have been sold worldwide, over one-third of sales have
been in the United States. Since the original version in 1980, the car
has continued to improve with better safety features and making... ↪ read more...
BMW 3-Series - Popular European Cars in the U.S.
Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in six different
generations and in five different body styles. It is BMWâ€™s best-selling
model, accounting for around 30 percent of the BMW brandâ€™s annual total
sales. The BMW 3 Series has won numerous awards throughout its history:
The 3 Series has been on Car and Driver... ↪ read more...