Archive for April, 2015
As compact crossovers have grown in popularity, they’ve also grown in size. That has resulted in a dimensional gap that is being filled—in rapidly increasing numbers—by what are becoming known as “subcompact SUVs,” or sometimes, “mini SUVs.”
Presented here is an unedited press release from Chevrolet issued today.
DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today it will sell a special edition blacked-out package for the Chevrolet Impala based on a concept shown at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
A funny thing happened on the way to Eighties: Cars got shorter. The “shortening” of the American automobile didn’t happen all at once—it came in staggered bursts, as individual manufacturers downsized the platforms that underpinned their largest cars.
2016 Kia Sorento AWD SX-L Limited
Class: Midsize Crossover SUV
Miles Driven: 654
Fuel Used: 29.5 gallons
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Miles Driven: 343
Fuel Used: 21.9
A rare chance to view the work of participants in the historic Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild (FBCG) model-making program is coming up in Salt Lake City, Utah. A number of advanced-design scale models made for the national competition, which was sponsored by General Motors from 1930 to 1968, will be on display during the GSL-XXV International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention.
I was a terrible car salesman. Part of my problem in plying said trade was my disdain for confrontation. In the early Nineties, when I was peddling the metal, the new-car buying process was still very much an “us versus them” proposition. Giving a shopper a decent deal within 20 minutes of beginning negotiations was not only unacceptable in the eyes of my managers–it was grounds for dismissal. Salespeople were expected to wear customers down, and “leave no money on the table.” It was a brutal business, and one I wasn’t cut out for.