Tesla has an enormous target on itself and it seems as though every single automaker that develops an EV with reasonable range has Tesla in its sights. We’ve seen the new model from Chevrolet, the Bolt that will be able to give us a 200 mile range on a single charge which will compete directly with the Tesla Model 3 when it arrives, but so far we haven’t seen anything brought the market that’s able to compete with the Model S and what Tesla has to offer with this luxury car that’s built to be able to be upgraded.
There’s no way an American company can build a luxury car as well as a European one, right? Of course not, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been the class of the luxury market for generations and don’t seem to be ready to move over. Besides, isn’t Cadillac the brand for older generations to give them a vehicle that’s similar in size and drive to the hearse they will be shuffled off in once they pass on? If that’s your impression of Cadillac, it’s time to wake up and take a look at a brand that has redefined itself and has taken over the market.
It seems like we have a new celebration of an event in the automotive industry each and every week. Since there have been so many different and highly successful automotive brands through the years it’s easy to see how some would want to celebrate, especially if they’ve had continued longevity in the business. Most recently a boutique automaker has announced they will celebrate an important occasion in their history with a car that will give us something impressive to admire and enjoy. This brand is Saleen and the S7 is making a return but in a different way than we’re used to.
For years the only name you wanted to think about after Jeep when it comes to off road capability has been Subaru. Today that has changed and it changes with a brand and model we’re familiar with, but with a new built that will make a huge difference. This new build and model are the new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack which is a wagon shaped small SUV that’s built off the Golf platform and is shoved into the Golf lineup. While this vehicle may not appear to fit in with the off road capable SUVs, it will give you a huge surprise and let you head off the beaten path whenever you want.
It’s been a while, but many of us have heard some people joke about “E” on the fuel gauge representing “Enough” when it comes to the fuel that’s remaining in the tank. While this certainly isn’t the case and you should keep a proper amount of fuel in the tank to make sure you can drive at least to the next station, chances are the manufacturer of your vehicle already thought of this and took the time to do it for you.
Subaru has an odd reputation in the US automotive market. This is a brand that has a cult following for the Outback, an admiration of followers for the Forester and even some who think the Legacy is still a niche car. This used to be the car you bought when you needed AWD, but it’s become more mainstream than ever before and now the Legacy is equipped with the technology and features you want to have while still giving you the AWD that made it the popular choice in the world of midsize sedans where there seems to be nearly too much competition.
Fisker Automotive was mired with the thought of not being able to produce the Fisker Karma in a way that would make the company profitable and sustainable. Henrik Fisker has been around and down this road many times and the Fisker name does carry a specific amount of weight in the automotive industry, unfortunately whenever he tries to build a car on his own it seems to be a losing case. Hopefully his new venture won’t be quite the same result for him, but his recent announcements don’t give us any reason to believe otherwise.
Standing on the side of the road because your vehicle broke down isn’t so bad when it’s just you or just you and your spouse, but when you have a whole family that becomes stranded this can be a serious challenge to keep everyone happy during this time of crisis. In order to avoid this problem you need to have a vehicle that carries a stellar reliability record, which makes the Toyota Sienna a fantastic choice when you need a new minivan for the family to fit in and love the ride.
If you want to be an actor you go to Hollywood, if you want to be on Broadway you head to New York, if you want to be country music singer is Nashville for you and if you want to be part of NASCAR you head to the fastest county in the country; Cabarrus County. This is where you’ll find the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the original home of nine if the 28 different NASCAR champions including “The Intimidator” himself, Dale Earnhardt who hailed from Kannapolis. Dubbed Carburetor County, this is where many of the famous NASCAR members learned their craft, no matter which part they played.
We’ve seen many automakers working to have some outstanding performance come from their smaller vehicles and that makes perfect sense. While the drive of a 707 horsepower Hellcat sounds like a lot of fun, it’s not very practical at all. Instead, you can choose a hot hatch that will be perfect for your driving needs and give you the ability to know it’s a practical choice to drive on any road and make into your daily driver. Two of the most admired models on the market today are the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R which both offer some amazing performance and the drive you want to enjoy on the road, but which one will be right for you.