Archive for December, 2022

Dec
30
2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV in Show White Pearl with Gray “Aeroblade” (a $590 color option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2023 Kia Niro EV

Class: Compact Crossover

Color: Snow White Pearl

Miles driven: 259

Dec
29
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, Rough Year for the Car Business

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ

Citing high (and still increasing) interest rates, continued supply chain issues, and the looming fear of recession, CNBC recently reported that the car business will likely continue to face headwinds going into 2023. This is despite predictions by some analysts that new-vehicle sales in the US may increase as inventories have improved since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec
28
2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

If your idea of a Sport Utility Vehicle is something quiet, posh, and comfortable, I can tell you straightaway that the new Ford Bronco is not for you. But if you want something that will actually take you places you never thought a 4-wheel vehicle could go—then get your name on the waiting list; Ford has built something really special for those who enjoy going off-road and getting away from it all.

Dec
27
1958 Studebaker Scotsman Ad

1958 Studebaker Scotsman 2-dr Sedan

Referred to by Catholics as sins of omission, they are wrongful acts committed–not by doing something wrong–but by failing to do something at all. For example, failing to act with generosity in the presence of human need might be considered a sin of omission. In the case of automotive advertising, failing to list equipment removed from a car in order to reach a tempting base price might also count as such a sin. In the case of this print ad from 1958, some folks at Studebaker probably needed to spend some time in a confessional. Here’s the deal:

Dec
23
2022 kia Forte GT

2022 Kia Forte GT in Steel Gray

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 kia Forte GT Automatic

Class: Compact Car

Color: Steel Gray

Dec
22
2024 Acura ZDX

2024 Acura ZDX Prototype

Future Car The high-performance version of Acura’s first fully electric vehicle recently entered development testing. Shod in a unique camouflage wrap, the 2024 ZDX Type-S will, according to a press release, “continue to put the driver experience first and will exemplify Acura’s unyielding commitment to delivering on the Precision Crafted Performance brand promise.”

Dec
21
F-150 Lightning Platinum, Ford Raises F-150 Lightning Prices

F-150 Lightning Platinum

For the third time since August, Ford is increasing the price of its popular all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. The 2023 version of the entry-level Pro trim will see its base price inflate to $55,974. Volume XLT models see their MSRPs rise to $63,474 and $80,974 for the standard- and extended-range batteries, respectively. These represent increases of $4,000-$5,000 since October. The 2022 F-150 Lightning originally debuted at $41,769.

Dec
20
1964 Rambler Tarpon Concept

Rambler Tarpon 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.

Dec
19
2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label in Chroma Caviar Dark Gray

2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label in Chroma Caviar Dark Gray Metallic (a $1750 color option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

Class: Premium Large SUV

Color: Chroma Caviar Dark Gray Metallic

Miles driven: 200.6

Dec
16
Google Built-in apps

Google Built-in apps

When it goes on sale in January, the 2023 Honda Accord will become the newest vehicle to offer embedded Google applications. “Built-in” takes many Android Auto functions, including Google Assistant, Maps, and even the Play Store and allows drivers to access them without needing a connected smartphone.