Archive for February, 2019

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.

Feb
11
2019 Volvo XC90 Inscription

2019 Volvo XC90 Inscription in Denim Blue Metallic (a $645 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 386

Fuel Used: 20.7 gallons

Feb
08
2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

Chicago Auto ShowTwo famous American makes founded in 1903 have once again collaborated on a special pickup truck that was introduced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson models were sold in various forms from 2000 to 2012. The newest edition is built by Tuscany Motor Company, which has assembled several other “special edition” trucks based on the Ford F-Series.

Feb
07
2020 Rogue Sport

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Chicago Auto Show Nissan provided a preview of the 2020 Rogue Sport due this fall at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Though not radically changed, the company’s subcompact crossover features new front and rear styling that is hoped will further differentiate it from its larger Rogue sibling.

Feb
07
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Chicago Auto Show Toyota’s lineup of TRD Off-Road SUVs is about to get a smaller sibling. The RAV4 compact SUV, which was just redesigned for 2019, is set to add a TRD Off-Road model outfitted with an array of Toyota Racing Development engineering and design features aimed at enhancing trail-driving capability.