Archive for January, 2015
Hyundai’s Santa Cruz concept would be unique in the market if produced today now that the Honda Ridgeline is out of production. A crossover-based pickup, it’s more carlike than traditional compact pickups, which by and large aren’t that “compact” any more.
Jeep displayed two concept vehicles at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, both based on the soon-to-be-released Renegade compact SUV.
For those who feel a sports car is at least partially defined by an open-air driving experience, Alfa-Romeo introduced the 4C Spider at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Based on the 4C coupe that went on sale last year, the Spider features a removable roof panel over the cockpit, which makes it what’s called a “targa” in some motoring circles.
Ford announced three new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, along with an advanced version of its Sync media-interface system. Called Sync 3, it features the ability to display app screens from your cell phone on the car’s infotainment screen.
Despite dropping gas prices and general public disinterest in electric vehicles, General Motors’ Chevrolet division is doubling down on vehicular electrification.
Unveiled on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show, the Buick Avenir Concept is a styling exercise grounded in reality.
Buick today officially revealed details of the 2016 Cascada convertible. Presented here is the unedited press release that accompanied that news.
DETROIT – Buick today introduced the 2016 Cascada – a dynamic, stylish convertible that uses innovative powertrain and chassis technologies to complement the driving experience.
Note: This article is reprinted from the December 2014 issue of Collectible Automobile
A big boost to Chrysler’s image was in the offing in 1950, an infusion of performance that would result from the arrival of the ohv “hemi” V-8 in 1951. Up to that point, though, Chrysler had carved out a good reputation for solid quality and riding comfort.
Note: This article is reprinted from the October 2014 issue of Collectible Automobile
Say this for the 1960 Ford: It was big and it certainly was bold.
Ford’s all-new “standards”—a qualifier that was especially necessary now that the division was also making the personal-luxury Thunderbird and the compact Falcon—dropped every comfortably familiar marque styling cue of recent years. Instead, Ford went to a low, wide design topped off by trendy horizontal tailfins.