This week’s news sees lots of truck-related news, the return of a 90s icon, and Volkswagen has added more features to three of its vehicles for 2022. A new teaser for the upcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra has been getting a lot of news this week because it showed off the truck’s suspension. It appears Toyota has added leaf springs, which could result in improved performance on and … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 8 to 14
This week's news revolves around new trims that give you rugged looks and updates to venerable models that have been in the market for a while. Hyundai has announced the 2022 Santa Fe XRT. This is the rugged-looking trim based on the SEL trim equipped with the convenience package. You get 18-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers and side moldings, side steps, a … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 1 to August 7
This week’s latest news mainly comes from Europe where several automakers have revealed their electrification plans and latest products. Porsche has revealed the 2022 Macan, which is the last refresh before the all-electric second generation arrives. Every model gets a power boost except for the Turbo, which has been discontinued. Like the outgoing model, Porsche’s smallest … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 18 to July 24
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the first all-electric model on the brand’s MEB platform, which was developed specifically for EVs. Volkswagen also wants you to look at this model as an alternative to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. As a result, it looks like your typical compact crossover. It’s got an upright greenhouse to maximize interior space. However, you won’t mistake the … [Read more...] about 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: Is This the New Age Beetle?
This week's news saw a lot of updates to popular models but most importantly we got more commitments to electrification from several OEMs. Leading the charge is Lincoln announcing that it will electrify its entire lineup by 2030. To coincide with its 100th anniversary, it will debut its first dedicated battery-electric model. In total, Lincoln is releasing four EVs on a … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Top News from June 13 to June 19
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the latest entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment. However, it's larger than you think because the Taos is sized more like Subaru Crosstrek rather than a Hyundai Kona. Think of it as a miniaturized Tiguan because it's shorter in length but has a similar width to crossovers a size above it. The family resemblance to the rest of the … [Read more...] about 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Drive: Is This a Mini Tiguan?!
This week saw several important news items but we've also got some forbidden fruit for you wagon lovers out there. News from Germany kicks off with the reveal of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. The brand's most popular model gets a significant refresh sporting a heavily revised front fascia complete with a new grille and reshaped headlights. Volkswagen's IQ Drive suite of driver … [Read more...] about Week in Review: May 9 to 15 News Highlights
This week's news isn't as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar's announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2's infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth to function and requires you to … [Read more...] about Week in Review: May 2 to May 8
This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available in four trims, the … [Read more...] about Week in Review: April 26 to May 2
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI once played second fiddle to the much more beloved Golf GTI. Before, you’d notice the differences between the two because it was so obvious that the one with the trunk wasn’t as fully fleshed out as its legendary hot hatch sibling. That changes for this generation because the Jetta GLI is essentially a sedan version of the (soon to be replaced) Golf … [Read more...] about 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review: Affordable All-Around Sport Sedan