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.
The Monterey Car Week gave us some of the most glorious vehicles that have ever been built to showcase and admire. One of the newcomers to the show that brings in an impressive history and shows off as one of the most impressive brand and vehicles on the circuit was the Aston Martin DB11. This show was the US debut of this new ultra-luxurious sports car that will be the next coming of the James Bond car that we all admire. Of course the DB11 wasn’t the only thing on display from Aston Martin during this show.
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.
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.
When it comes to any industry there’s always one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest. For some reason this one company has had a commitment to perfection in that industry and often becomes a trend setter with new technology, product development and sought after perfection. This company typically is either the largest volume producer of an item or offers such immense quality with their products that they become impossible to ignore and are able to realize massive profits from a smaller number of products that are of the highest quality the industry has to offer.
Do you know what the M3 was originally made for? It was a car that was specially designed as a homologation to be entered into a specific racing series. This car was to participate in the World European and German Touring Championship (DTM) and eventually developed into something much larger. In fact, the fact that the 3-Series was chosen over other models is significant of the balance and prestige this car had already earned, but now that the M3 has been around a while we might have something to celebrate.
Not that they actually went anywhere, but the Bonneville Salt Flats have been experiencing erosion over many years that has been attributed to mining operations in the area. The mining ins of the potash that is part of the underlying area under the actual salt crust of the flats. For years this mining has been slowly causing the flats to recede as the brine is siphoned through the underground aquifers that pump it out where needed. Unfortunately this has had a negative effect on the Salt Flats and for the past two years the Speed Week activities that are held at Bonneville have had to be cancelled.
Whenever a new movie is scheduled to release in theaters a variety of industries work to try and grab their share of the fun and enjoyment by offering their own products and services that are themed after the movie. This is especially true and fairly easy when it comes to movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel Avengers and any other movie that warrants the use of action figures. While the toy industry and related product arenas can easily capture some of the benefits from these new movie openings, one industry that may be a bit challenged to do so is the ride sharing industry.
While the Takata air bag recall has affected every automaker in one way or another Toyota is handling a different kind of airbag recall from a different manufacturer. As the largest single car company in the world it’s no surprise Toyota has to deal with recalls that reach the millions of vehicles on a regular basis. For these two recalls Toyota is having vehicles recalled for airbags and for faulty fuel emissions controls. These two recalls affect a wide variety of vehicles in many parts of the world, but so far the good news is neither one has caused an accident, injury or fatality.
Chrysler has done away with the Town & Country name and brought back the Pacifica. This used to be an SUV, but now it’s the most advanced minivan on the market and the perfect place for you to offer your family a great ride on any road. The Pacifica offers luxury styling and features that you tend to not find anywhere else in the market. This is the minivan that has the right stuff to be the partner with Google for self-driving technology, but until that becomes a reality you can certainly enjoy the wonderful driving capabilities of the Pacifica.