Posts from ‘First Look’

Jul
13
2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco two-door and four-door

At last, Ford has officially unveiled the long-awaited revival of the Bronco. After more than half a decade’s worth of rumors, teasers, leaked photos, and speculation, Ford’s iconic off-road SUV is reborn as a 2021 model that is aimed squarely at the popular and profitable Jeep Wrangler.

Jul
08
First Look: 2021 Mazda 3

2021 Mazda 3

Mazda has officially announced details on the updated 2021 Mazda 3, and there’s good news and a bit of bad news—at least for enthusiast shoppers. The good news is that there are two new-to-the-Mazda-3 engines available, including Mazda’s turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The bad news is for buyers who like to shift for themselves: a manual transmission is not available on that turbocharged engine.

Jun
30
 First Look: 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5

Kia unveiled an all-new version of its mainline midsize sedan today, and with it a new model name. “Out” is the Optima nameplate, replaced by a badge that Kia uses for this car in global markets: K5. “In” is dramatic new styling, available all-wheel drive, a choice of two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, and fresh technology features.

Jun
25
2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150

When the best-selling vehicle in America gets a full redesign, it’s a big deal—even in the midst of a global pandemic. Ford officially took the wraps off the new, fourteenth-generation F-150 full-size light-duty pickup this evening via a streamed digital-reveal event.

Jun
15
2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum

Nissan revealed the third generation of its popular compact SUV today via an online presentation. The redesigned-for-2021 Nissan Rogue gets new features, a bit more horsepower, and wears fresh styling that is a bit sharper-edged than before.

May
18
2021 Toyota Venza

2021 Toyota Venza

With its new midsize crossover scheduled to arrive in showrooms in a couple months or so, and the 2020 New York Auto Show currently postponed from its original April date to the end of August, Toyota shifted plans and revealed its all-new 2021 Venza SUV via a “Spring New Product Showcase” online broadcast today.

May
31
2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

When introduced as an early 1999 model, the Lexus RX 300 became the first “premium” crossover, setting the stage for many to follow. It quickly became the company’s best-selling vehicle, something it continues to be to this day.

In its last full redesign, the 2016 edition went wild. Smooth, rounded styling was replaced by sharp creases and swooping curves, and numerous new high-tech features were added.

Apr
30
2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro, GMC Sierra CarbonPro

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition

It seems pickup-truck boxes are no longer the simple cargo-carrying addendums they used to be. In fact, they’ve become the new battleground over which pickup wars are being waged.

Apr
12
2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Nissan Versa

Nissan took the wraps off an all-new third-generation version of its subcompact sedan today at Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa is slightly lower, longer, and wider than the previous-generation model, and it gets much flashier styling and several new technology features.

Apr
02
2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape

Ford today officially unveiled an all-new, redesigned version of its popular compact SUV. The 2020 Ford Escape gets reimagined styling, a raft of new technology and convenience features, and new powertrains (including both hybrid- and plug-in-hybrid models).