For 2017 Hyundai has taken the bold plunge and put its luxury models into their own brand, named after the most popular luxury car in its segment, the Genesis. This new Genesis brand brings us two great models for 2017, the G80 and the G90. The G80 has been built of the previous Hyundai Genesis lineup and the G90 is the new derivative of the Equus luxury sedan. These two do make a formidable place to start a brand that has plans to move into the SUV segment in the near future, but we have already been presented with a new addition to the lineup.
The goal of automakers today is to create mobility solutions for us, not just produce vehicles that we want to drive. This means creating vehicles, the shopping experience, the test drive and the overall ownership of a vehicle that is as ingrained in our lives as smartphones have become n the past few years. For Hyundai, this challenge will be met with the IONIQ which is coming to the US market in the near future for us to enjoy. This car is meant to answer every one of our mobility solutions that come up on a daily basis.
The C-HR is a compact crossover SUV that has been in the plans for nearly a decade but has finally made its way to the market to be a new model from Toyota. This model was originally going to be part of the now deleted Scion brand, which is possibly why it has been delayed until now. Strangely enough, the Japanese press was the last, or at least it felt that way, in the world to know this little SUV was on its way to the market, even though there are already 29,000 preorders for this little SUV in Japan.
Unfortunately when a big rig, especially one that’s been loaded down with product, is in a wreck it can be fatal for everyone involved. How many of us have driven past an eighteen-wheeler that’s been turned over and hoped the driver was ok? Imagine these large trucks involved in a wreck with other, smaller vehicles and the image is gruesome and alarming. How can we make it so these massive product movers are able to be safer and avoid being in a collision as often as they are? This is question posed to the NHTSA and the DOT which together came up with a possible solution.
There have been shows and movies made that feature a variety of drug trials, some in a humorous way and other a bit tragic. These trials are a way some people have used to make money when they feel desperate and want to participate in trying something new. The companies that offer these drug trials can have a goal and using humans as an experiment is typically the last action that happens before a drug is approved for the public to purchase and doctors to be able to write prescriptions for their patients to help them improve their health.
We love our movies, we love our cars and if we have kids we typically love animation as well. You don’t have to be a parent to love animation, and what Pixar has done on the silver screen with the movies they have put out over the years has given us some impressive entertainment to enjoy in theaters. This gives us a reason to prepare for a new movie next summer which will be a continuation of a story we’ve enjoyed in two previous movies already. Cars 3 will be in theaters on June 16, 2017 and awe already have a sneak peek trailer to share.
Most mornings of our lives we have to be woken up with an alarm clock of some sort. These devices cut into our slumber and interrupt or dreams only to tell us it’s time to get ready for the new day and what that day has to offer us. We need these devices so that we don’t miss out on events or schedules that we try to keep which can even mean our kids are counting on us to be able to get them up as we’re their alarm clocks, at least when they are young and need our help.
There’s no way Toyota was going to allow Scion to be no more and not take on some of the models that have performed well for the brand and put them under the Toyota name. One of the favorites for many years from Scion was the FR-S and now it is rebadged to be the Toyota 86. This name comes from the Corolla GT-S from the mid-1980s that used the designation of AE86 and now that it’s part of the Toyota lineup we get to enjoy this model as part of the parent brand for 2017.
It wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve never heard of the Nissan Micra because this car has never been sold in the US. This is a car that fits in the subcompact segment of the world and is sold in Europe and in Canada, but this car just might make its way to our Nissan dealers in the US with the next generation model. What makes this a special car and why should you know about it? Let’s take a look and see just what makes this a car that you should want to drive.
When it comes to the luxury SUV market there’s a premium on the sport part of the equation. Many of the luxury automakers have chosen to focus on great driving manner and powerful engines to give us the precision and effective driving we want to have on the road. The Infiniti QX70 is the sport model in the Infiniti lineup to give the brand a great SUV for us to admire and drive. This SUV competes with the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6 to be a vehicle that shows more for the ride than these two, but at a price that’s a lot easier to afford.