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  • Cadenza? We Hardly Knew Ya!
    by Tim Healey on January 27, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Say so long to the Kia Cadenza and K900 sedans. Cause of death: Poor sales secondary to the crossover craze and the existence of the Genesis luxury brand. The K900 luxury flagship and Cadenza large sedan will be no more following the 2021 model year, but fret not Kia sedan fans — the K5, Forte, […]

  • Mini Has Minor Updates in Store for 2022
    by Tim Healey on January 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Sorry folks, that headline isn’t some coded reference to the return of a Morris Minor. No, Mini has unveiled updates from 2022 that the brand calls “significant” but in actuality fall under what we cynical scribes would categorize as a minor refresh. To wit – the exterior changes that go […]

  • Rare Rides: The Very Rare 1972 Intermeccanica Indra Spider
    by Corey Lewis on January 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    The Intermeccanica marque is a new one to Rare Rides, and even in scouring the obscure vehicles of the internet one does not come across the name often. Intermeccanica has dabbled in a number of different automotive enterprises since its inception, and the Indra seen here is one of its more […]

  • NBC Planning Sitcom About Car Company, We Have Questions [UPDATED]
    by Tim Healey on January 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    You may have seen reports over the past few days about the planned sitcom from NBC dubbed American Auto. Set for launch for the 2021-2022 season, the show is going to star Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, and Tye White. It will focus on a struggling […]

  • 2022 BMW M5 CS – Quickest and Most Powerful Ever?
    by Jason R. Sakurai on January 27, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    BMW has proclaimed the 2022 M5 CS Sedan, with 627 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, to be the quickest and most powerful BMW production vehicle ever produced, with a claimed 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 190 MPH. It will arrive in the U.S. in the second half of 2021. The post 2022 […]

  • Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles
    by Corey Lewis on January 26, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    BMW published a four-minute and change ad a couple weeks ago for the start of the virtual CES 2021 show. Though this would not normally be a subject worth covering, this particular ad seems to indicate BMW believes their own E65 7-Series is for ridiculous out of touch Boomers. Marketing […]

  • Rare Rides: The 1992 Lotus Excel, End of an Era
    by Corey Lewis on January 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today’s Lotus Excel hails from the end of a period of transition at the famed British brand. Built for 11 years, by the end of Excel’s run the company had chosen a new direction for its cars. Most would say the change was for the better. The Excel entered production in 1982 in the form The […]

  • Biden Wants American-Built, All-EV Federal Fleet
    by Tim Healey on January 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    We asked you a bit ago what the Biden administration might mean for the automotive industry. We now have a partial answer. President Biden plans to use an executive order to replace the federal fleet of about 645,000 vehicles with fully electric vehicles. This will be done over time. Oh, and he […]

  • Ford Design Exits and Entrances
    by Jason R. Sakurai on January 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Ford design leader Moray Callum is taking his pen and going home. Callum will call it a day after 38 years as one of the auto industry’s preeminent designers. With more than half his career at Ford, Callum vacates his post as vice president, design, for Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles […]

  • 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Review – Routine Competence
    by Tim Healey on January 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Kia’s little Seltos urban runabout has been getting plaudits from pundits since the first drives took place last year, right before the world shut down. Those plaudits are well earned. The Seltos isn’t spectacular, but it does what its asked of it. And while we review plenty of cars/utility […]

  • Novitec Presents Over-The-Top Ferrari F8 Tributo
    by Jason R. Sakurai on January 25, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Ferrari F8 Tributos are a rather exclusive ride already, and at $277,000 or thereabouts, it stands to reason. German tuning specialist Novitec ups the ante on the F8 Tributo, both in performance and appearance.   What does Novitec do to the F8 Tributo to make it more desirable? For one, Novitec […]

  • Opinion: It’s a Bleak Future for Mitsubishi Cars in North America
    by Corey Lewis on January 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Mitsubishi has an important product debut coming up: the all-new 2022 Outlander three-row crossover. In what will be the fourth-generation Outlander since 2001, the 2022 model ditches Mitsubishi’s ancient GS platform the Outlander has used since 2007 and sees a migration over to the same platform […]

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 Coupe Review – A $96K Bargain
    by Tim Healey on January 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    For most folks, a $96K price tag is just too much. It is indeed a steep price to pay for any automobile. But spend enough time behind the wheel of the sublime Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 coupe, and that amount of cash outlay suddenly seems like a bargain. A car this good typically fetches well over The […]

  • Buy/Drive/Burn: Affordable American Subcompact Crossovers in 2021
    by Corey Lewis on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    They’re small and space efficient because they’re hatchbacks, and they sell well because they’re called crossovers. Which small American CUV is worth buying with real money if you’ve got a $25,000 budget? Chevrolet Trax The Trax is the oldest of today’s trio. On sale elsewhere since 2013, […]

  • Junkyard Find: 2011 Mercury Mariner, Last Gasp of the Mercury Brand Edition
    by Murilee Martin on January 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Ever since I found one of the very last Oldsmobiles in a Denver car graveyard, I’ve been keeping my junkyard eye open for other final-year-of-marque Detroit machinery. We’ve got the 1998 Eagle, the 2001 Plymouth, and the 2010 Pontiac, and now it’s time for one of the very last vehicles to […]

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