If I were to tell you there was a Korean made car that was able to stand out in a market that includes the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima and Kia Optima you might be surprised and excited to learn what that car was. Once you know it’s the Hyundai Sonata you might think this car was an obvious choice to stand out in this crowd and be one of the cars in this class that offers you more for the money than anything else, because that’s what Hyundai has done for years.
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.
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.
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.
One of the cars that has come from Toyota in the history of the company that we talk about and long for its return is the Supra. This car was the sports car that everyone wanted to drive, tuners wanted to get their hands on and was able to win tons of awards when it was on the market. Unfortunately Toyota cancelled the Supra for several years and has only recently revealed that a successor to the Supra is what we will have on the market again in the near future.
With every generation vehicles receive upgrades and redesigns to give them a modern look and feel. Only a few vehicles on the road today look similar to what they did when they were first put on the market, the Jeep Wrangler and Porsche 911 come to mind, and these redesigns have worked out well for some manufacturers and not as well for others. Thankfully even when a redesign doesn’t work out the company can go back and try again when the new generation is over, here are some of the most dramatic redesigns we’ve seen recently.
The beauty of the way BMW puts a vehicle together and markets it is simply poetic in nature. Not only do they make some of the most active and enjoyable driving machines in the world, they also have a way of making each vehicle feel special. The 6 Series is a great example of this. There are three models for this car for 2017 and all three are uniquely different, but similar in many ways. As you know the 6 Series is a large coupe that makes it easy for you to enjoy the drive on any road and with such a large coupe you can cruise around in style and comfort.
Ford brings us back the Raptor for 2017 and it’s time for those of us who love to take a great Ford truck off road to celebrate. This truck took a hiatus for a couple years but comes back to us as a truck that we can love with a lighter build and more athletic performance than before. This new Raptor will be powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V8 engine to give you over 411 horsepower and make full use of the new ten-speed automatic transmission. This isn’t even the most interesting part of the truck though; it will have six different drive modes for you to choose from.
Now that we have a settlement filed its time for VW owners to learn how they can go about having their vehicles taken care of and made right for driving on the roads. The VW models which are equipped with either the 2.0-liter TDI engine or the 3.0-liter version are known to emit up to as much as forty times the allowable emissions when driving. These vehicles are equipped with a defeat device that only turns on the emissions control system when the vehicle is being tested as learned last fall and now Volkswagen is ready to pay up; at least for some of the vehicles.
Volvo has been a company that has turned into a successful reinvention project over the past several years. First of all the company has always been known as one of the safest car companies in the world and has led the way when it comes to safety. The old school of thought about buying a Volvo was an admiration for the safety offered even if the actual look and feel of the vehicle left a lot more to be desired that you would want. The secure feeling has had more of us looking to Volvo for the care of our families than for exciting driving and style.