For many automakers the challenge of entering the subcompact crossover SUV market is a movement toward creating smaller vehicles that can fit into this category. For most of them this means packing the features offered on larger models into a smaller and more cramped area. The opposite challenge presented itself to Fiat when it chose to make the 500X. As the largest Fiat personal vehicle on the road, the Fiat 500X offers you more space and room for the equipment that has been added on, which can’t be found on any other Fiat model you’ve seen. This is certainly a different direction than the other automakers and it seems to have worked out extremely well.
Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.
Whether you think a copycat of something else is annoying or want to find out if the new version is actually better than the previous one the curiosity might get the better of you. Think about it, how many Spider-Man movies have we had, how many times can they remake Batman and do we really need more Star Wars? Movies aren’t the only place where we see things copied in an effort to have more technology than before. Even the more powerful versions of the cars we love have been repeated and copied over time.
The news from GM is more than a bit exciting as the confirmation of the new Buick Regal TourX wagon is more than just confirmed. The CARB documents that confirm the approval of the powertrain offered for this new vehicle make it all but a realty. We’ll get a look at this new Regal in Michigan on April 4th, but until then there’s still something interesting going on with regards to the transmissions being used and the engine choices. While the main engine has been approved we’re not sure what else will be offered.
When you own a newer model vehicle you want to be able to enjoy newer features and know that you can have the right way to get the job done even if that job is only as simple as opening the door and starting the engine. The use of items that are called proximity keys has made it possible to leave the keys in your pocket or your purse and get going on the road without ever taking the key out and putting it in the door to open, pushing a button on the fob or turning the key inside.
The purpose of building the Project Portal concept trucks is to allow Toyota to show off a fuel cell powered big rig that could replace the diesel powered models on the road in the future. This big truck has been tested and is offered with impressive power that can outperform most of the Class 8 trucks on the road. While this might not have been the first thought from Toyota when they introduced this truck and have started the feasibility study in California, but this is easily one of the most impressive factors offered with this new big rig.
While the dependence upon electronics to drive us down the road and be able to read all of the lane and road markings is still a few years off, too often we discuss a driver that’s chosen to rely solely on the automation offered inside a vehicle to make sure they can stay safe on the roadways. Even though we are our own worst enemies on the road with our coffee, driver through lunches, makeup applications and even cell phone usage from behind the wheel, there is a responsibility we still have on the road when it comes to driving.
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a great luxury SUV that offers you the style and performance you want? If you’ve admired the old Lincoln style and want an SUV that comes with the proportions that you remember, the Lincoln MKT is the SUV you want to drive. This is a terrified three-row SUV that fits the entire family and a few friends to enjoy the ride on the road. You can choose form two different V6 engines for you to have the drive you want in an SUV that can handle the off road challenges when it’s equipped with AWD.
While the original Hummer H1 was an awesome machine with tons of power and the military build to take on nearly everything in its path, the follow up to this big beast wasn’t what you would have hoped. Many may love their Hummer H2 because of the look it gives them on the road, but for the most part, this is an embarrassing and ridiculous vehicle to drive, as Doug DeMuro describes in this video. The H2 wasn’t made to actually do what you want a Hummer to do and in some cases this follow up vehicle even offered you items that caused you to have less of what you want or need.
As the story goes there are times when some cars offer us the performance we want and other cars let us down. If you start the tale with “once upon a time” but replace it with “there once was a car” you see how this could sound very much like a fairy tale. The reality is, there once was a car that was built so perfect it set top speed records that destroyed the competition by several mph and became one of the best performing cars on the road or track that we’ve ever seen.