Archive for February, 2021

1976 Oldsmobile Print Ad, Jim Beckwith, Coupes of 1976

1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Crown Landau

Much was made of the fact that, as of 2019, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) outsold cars equipped with manual transmissions. And, if you’re of the save-the-manuals movement, this was distressing news, no doubt.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS in Cherry Red Tintcoat (a $495 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 162

Fuel used: 9.2 gallons

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (left) and EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (left) and Bolt EV

Today Chevrolet unveiled its redesigned-for-2022 Bolt EV electric vehicle, and also took the wraps off the Bolt EV’s all-new, SUV-like sibling: the 2022 Bolt EUV.

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum

2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum in Rapid Red (a $395 option)

 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum 4X4 Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 227

Fuel used: 15.7 gallons

Kia Sorento

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

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Forgotten Concept: Chrysler Cronos

Chrysler Chronos Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This 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.

2021 Infiniti QX50

2021 Infiniti QX50 Autograph AWD in Majestic White (a $695 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Infiniti QX50 Autograph AWD

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 147

Fuel used: 7.1 gallons

Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

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The Mazda CX-30 debuted for 2020 as a “gap-filler” crossover SUV between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5 in Mazda’s crossover SUV lineup. With more and more shoppers eschewing traditional passenger cars in favor of SUVs, there’s room for more variety in automakers’ SUV lineups, and the CX-30 promised a Goldilocks-style “just right” fit for shoppers who needed something larger than the diminutive, urban-chic CX-3 but didn’t want to step up to the pricier, bigger CX-5.

2009 Hummer H2 SUT

2009 Hummer H2 SUT

And just like that, the Hummer brand is back from the dead. Due in showrooms late in 2021, the all-new 2022 Hummer EV pickup truck will be a flagship of General Motors’ latest electric-vehicle initiative. This time, however, Hummer is a sub-brand of GMC, not a stand-alone brand. And this time, Hummer will not be shunned by the buying public when gas prices again spike—the new Hummer uses no gas.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe in Sebring Orange Tintcoat (a $995 option)

2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 616

Fuel used: 26.5 gallons