Chevrolet Blazer Returns For 2019

Chevrolet Blazer Returns For 2019

Chevrolet has expanded their repertoire of SUVs and appealed to the nostalgia of their fanbase with yesterday’s reveal of the 2019 Blazer midsize SUV. President of GM North America, Alan Batey says the all-new Blazer “strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.”  Filling the gap between the compact Equinox and full-size… Read More

Genesis Tops Quality Poll For First Time

Genesis Tops Quality Poll For First Time

Hyundai’s upscale Genesis brand topped the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey for the first time. The poll reflects the number of problems per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. Genesis secured the top spot with only 68 reported problems. But, the Genesis rise to the top should be no surprise. Sister brand Kia has ranked first for two… Read More

All-New S60 Revealed as First Volvo Built in U.S.

All-New S60 Revealed as First Volvo Built in U.S.

As Volvo reveals the redesigned S60 at the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg, Sweden, MotorWeek’s Stephanie Hart is in Charleston, South Carolina touring the brand’s first U.S. factory. The state-of-the-art facility complements the brand’s plants in Europe, China, India and Malaysia. Sitting on 1,600 acres, the plant can produce 150,000 cars per year at full… Read More

Ford Invests in Downtown Detroit Real Estate

Ford Invests in Downtown Detroit Real Estate

Ford’s future will be anchored in some of the key historic real estate in Detroit.  The Blue Oval brand bought the Michigan Central Station.  The former train station will be transformed into the centerpiece of a new campus in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.  This is where innovation will take place for future transportation.  Ford also bought the former Detroit… Read More

Sedans Not Dead Yet

Sedans Not Dead Yet

Just when you thought that sedans were an endangered species, Automotive News reports that Cadillac will invest $175 million in Michigan assembly plant upgrades to manufacturer two new generation four-door sedans. GM apparently has already begun installing tooling for the new cars at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant which now builds the compact ATS and… Read More

All-New BMW 8 Series Reveal

All-New BMW 8 Series Reveal

We knew it was coming… and like you couldn’t wait… now we finally get to see it… the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe.  If you’ve been keeping track, it’s been 20 years since Americans have had a chance to slip into a new one of these luxury sports coupes.  And the numbers make it worth the wait.  Horsepower: 523 Torque: 553 lb-ft  0-60 mph: 3.6 seconds  Looking at… Read More

New McLaren Teaser

New McLaren Teaser

Patience super car fans…. the new McLaren is coming. The new model will be unveiled online on June 28. Right now we just get to see another teaser image.  It’s safe to say the mystery machine will have more power, less weight, end even more enhanced aerodynamics.  After the unveiling, McLaren’s latest addition will be driven up the famous Goodwood Hill Climb for… Read More

Tesla Announces 9% Company Layoff

Tesla Announces 9% Company Layoff

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted out an email he sent to employees yesterday announcing layoffs as a part of an “organizational restructuring.”  In his message, Musk wrote “we have made the difficult decision to let go of approximately 9% of our colleagues across the company.” He went on to say that the layoffs will not affect Model 3 production, which currently sits… Read More

A New Humvee

A New Humvee

AM General, the makers of the iconic High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) aka the “Humvee,” have debuted their next generation light tactical vehicle, the NXT 360 at the Eurosatory 2018 Defence & Security International Exhibition in Paris. Their press release states that the NXT 360 “was developed based on customer feedback for more power, higher… Read More

Explorer, Grand Cherokee Earn “Poor” Overlap Crash Ratings

Explorer, Grand Cherokee Earn “Poor” Overlap Crash Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the results for their passenger-side small overlap crash tests on eight midsize SUVs revealing “poor” ratings for both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. The small overlap test, in which the front corner of the vehicle strikes a stationary barrier, began in 2012 and has forced automakers to… Read More