By now you probably know the drill; We give you an abstract portion of a brochure cover, and you have to guess the vehicle featured. For this quiz we’re featuring cars that were available to Canadians, but NOT Americans.
One of the early promises of modern electric vehicles was that range would go up and prices would come down as volume and technology improved. And that is exactly what’s been happening – and somewhat sooner than many expected.
Ford today revealed the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang. Presented here is the unedited press release that accompanied the new Mustang’s introduction.
Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance
Despite the country’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse, China largely remains a mystery to most Americans. We know about Chinese food (well, our interpretation of Chinese food), and we know something about affordable Chinese-assembled flat-screen televisions, but not much else.
It may come as a surprise then, that we probably know more about the cars buzzing around the world’s most populous country than we thought we did. Presented here are the five best-selling Chinese-market vehicles as of October, 2013. As it turns out, these cars are all more familiar than you likely imagined.
American car shoppers are something of a dull lot. We like our cars with four doors, we prefer traditional sedans, and when it comes to color, well, it’s snooze time.
According to DuPont, one of the globe’s leading producers of automotive paints and coatings, the top four colors chosen by American new-car shoppers for their vehicles are variations on black and white. Here’s the 2012 list of most popular car colors, as provided by DuPont:
2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0T Performance
Dates tested: 11/22/2013-11/27/2013
Miles Driven: 160
Fuel Used: 8.5 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 18.8 mpg
Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway
2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Platinum
Dates tested: 11/18/2013-11/25/2013
Miles Driven: 251
Fuel Used: 13.1 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 19.2 mpg
Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway
Triggered by an explosion in popularity during the 1990s, every mainstream manufacturer had an entry in the compact-SUV class by the mid-2000s … every major manufacturer, that is, except Nissan. Oddly, that situation wasn’t rectified until Nissan brought out the Rogue for 2008.
Happy holidays! If you’re like most Americans you’ll soon be packing up the family people-mover and heading off to Gramma Mary’s or Uncle Vito’s house for family fun and a serious bout of good-cheer gluttony. But, how will you fill the time during the long drive there?
Luckily, we’ve prepared a special holiday edition of the Car Spotter Challenge. With the youngsters in mind, the Holiday Car Spotter Challenge is comprised of oddly shaped vehicles that are easy to spot from a distance.
Be sure to print a copy of the Challenge for each youngster you’ll be transporting. We’re sure your kids would much rather look for strange vehicles than watch Despicable Me 2 for the seventh time.
You can make the game even more fun by awarding the tikes a bonus point for each Alfa Romeo, Daihatsu, and Isuzu they call out. In fact, nothing says holiday drive fun like having the kids scream “ISUZU” as loud as possible every time they spot one. Enjoy!
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show rolled into Rosemont, Illinois, over the past weekend, bringing out hundreds of high-performance collector cars. All the big names were there in abundance: GTO. 4-4-2. Mustang. Camaro Z28. Road Runner. Cyclone. Javelin. Challenger R/T—and so many more from the heyday of street and strip muscle.