When you already own 75% of a high-profit class of vehicles, there’s probably little incentive for a redesign. But that’s what GM is doing with its quartet of popular, full-size SUVs.
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Hyundai Azera Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their fully loaded test vehicle? Watch and find out.
I have long believed that a part of America’s innocence died when automakers began using photography in advertising instead of drawings.
For whatever reason, we at Consumer Guide spend a lot of time talking about ugly vehicles. Some might suggest it’s because we’re a surly group and drawn by nature to the negative side of things. I think it’s because we (car folk in general) largely agree on the best-looking vehicles. Seriously, how many car people do you know that don’t appreciate a BMW 507, a 1964 Buick Riviera, a 1963-1967 Corvette, or a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing? Nodding in group appreciation may help us bond, but it doesn’t do much to get the conversation rolling.
GENEVA — The following is excerpted from a press release issued today in conjunction with the Geneva Auto Show.
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – March 4, 2014 – Today, Jaguar confirmed details of the brand’s all-new compact sport sedan, the Jaguar XE which will launch globally in 2015 and comes to the United States in 2016. The Jaguar XE will be the first product built on the new advanced aluminum architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 concept car in 2013. This aluminum intensive structure provides the benefits of lightness and strength for exceptional handling, performance, refinement and efficiency.
GENEVA — You’ve undoubtedly already assessed the photo above, and perhaps “cute” isn’t the first word that popped to mind. But the new Renegade, due in showrooms late this year, certainly fits the Cute Ute category.
CHICAGO — Consumer Guide® sat down with Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s parts and service arm, at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show to talk about the operation’s products and prospects.
2014 Lexus LS 460 AWD
Dates tested: 1/20/2014-2/03/2014
Miles driven: 585
Fuel used: 37.1
Real-world fuel economy: 15.8 mpg
Not too long ago editor John Biel put together a collection of classic car ads that included swimming pool, airport, and golf-course imagery. Turns out a lot of carmakers saw value in the positive associations potential buyers made with said images.
With spring upon us, we’re reposting Tom’s cathartic recollection of his encounter with a bobtailed Michigan resident. The original story appeared in September of 2010.