Archive for 2017
If you’re looking for proof that 1982 was a transitional year for the domestic auto industry, check out the dealer sales-training video for the then-new Chevrolet Cavalier below. It’s worth noting that Chevy’s cutting-edge front-drive subcompact car is being promoted with two-tone paint and white sidewall tires.
Consensus is overrated. No one walks into a nice restaurant planning to poll the establishment’s other patrons in order to determine what to eat. Likewise, no one can tell you what you think is beautiful.
Audi unveiled a redesigned fourth-generation version of its flagship large sedan in conjunction with the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2019 Audi A8 represents an evolution of the brand’s design language and debuts with a host of all-new technology features.
After unveiling its latest “King of the Hill” ZR1 Corvette at the Dubai Motor Show earlier this month, Chevrolet followed up at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show by announcing that the new-generation ZR1 will also be offered as a droptop. The ZR1 has been absent from the Corvette lineup since the C7 generation debuted for the 2014 model year.
Hyundai officially unveiled the U.S. production version of its new entry into the subcompact SUV segment at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a dynamically styled crossover that offers some unique-for-the-class features.
Nissan is bolstering its small-SUV roster with a new subcompact crossover that was unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale in mid-2018, the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be the smallest SUV in Nissan’s lineup, slotting in below the Rogue Sport and replacing the outgoing Nissan Juke.
Mazda took the wraps off a thoroughly revamped Mazda 6 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The revisions to Mazda’s midsize sedan are emblematic of the brand’s recent focus on positioning itself as an upscale automaker with “class-above” refinement levels compared to other mainstream makes.
First available to the American market for the 2006 model year, the Mercedes-Benz CLS introduced consumers to the “4-door coupe” concept. Essentially a heavily restyled E-Class, the CLS enjoyed more rakish styling than that midsize offering, as well as higher levels of equipment and technology. The redesigned-for-2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS–which debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show–carries on the tradition while boasting a new look, a new engine, and new comfort-oriented technology.
Jeep officially unveiled the long-anticipated redesign of its iconic Wrangler at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Wrangler is one of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ best-selling models, but it saw its last full redesign for the 2007 model year and was overdue for a full update.
The Lexus RX has long been a standard bearer in the premium crossover SUV market, offering a pitch-perfect mix of luxury and versatility in a tractable, sensibly sized package. But one thing the RX didn’t offer was seating capacity for more than five passengers. That changes with the introduction of the 2018 RX L.