Archive for February, 2019

Feb
22
2011 Lincoln Town Car

2011 Lincoln Town Car

Dealing with legacy product is probably one of the most challenging parts of an automaker product planner’s job. What does a brand do with aging, unhip product that still sells relatively well, but compromises a marque’s image with the younger buyers that marketers so desperately want to attract?

Feb
21
2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali in Onyx Black

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD2015 Audi Q5

Class: Large SUV

Miles Driven: 264

Fuel Used: 18.6 gallons

Feb
20
Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Check out our gallery of eye-catching colors seen at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Chicago Auto ShowTraditional auto shows are facing plenty of challenges these days, as manufacturer priorities shift and the new-vehicle marketplace evolves. One thing has stayed the same, though: an auto show offers an unparalleled opportunity to compare competitive cars back-to-back, and to “tire-kick” a broad range of vehicles in a short amount of time. For an auto journalist, these shows are also a great way to spot industry trends large and small.

Feb
19
2019 Subaru Forester Limited, Sepia Bronze

2019 Subaru Forester Limited in Sepia Bronze

2019 Subaru Forester Limited2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 547

Fuel Used: 22.6 gallons

Feb
19
2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Although Harley-Davidson’s traditional bikes shared a number of key characteristics, including V-twin engines featuring a 45-degree-angle V, air cooling, and two-valve cylinder heads, none of that mattered when the V-Twin Racing Street Custom (VRSC), or just V-Rod, was rolled out for the 2002 model  year.

Feb
18
Briggs & Stratton Hybrid

Briggs & Stratton Hybrid

Forgotten ConceptsThis is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Feb
15
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SL AWD

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SL AWD in Gun Metallic

Quick Spin

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SL AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 312

Fuel Used: 11.6 gallons

Feb
14
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited in Opulent Amber

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 333

Fuel Used: 8.2 gallons

Feb
13
2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar

2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered in Black Stone

2015 Audi Q52019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 698

Fuel Used: 23.3 gallons

Feb
12
Million Mile Civic, Million-Mile Civic

Darrell “Doc” Gould and his (almost) million-mile 2008 Honda Civic

One of the best perks of my job is visiting on-air with WGN radio host Nick Digilio as a guest of The Nick Digilio Show. A fixture of Chicago overnight radio, Nick’s show is a late-night entertainment oasis in a sea of repetitive news, pre-recorded political blather, and infomercials.

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