???Boring.??? That is how my spouse described the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid I tested recently. ???The interior is boring, the ride is boring ??? it???s just boring.??? It is also based on one of the best-selling cars in America for more than a decade. I guess … Continue reading 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid boring, and boring is a good thing
???I never quite thought of the Regal as a sports sedan myself, but the GNX from 1987 (Regal was a coupe back then) did get close and the new car will offer a turbo motor once more to tempt eager drivers.??? That is what I wrote last summer after my f… Continue reading 2011 Buick Regal: Part Deux
When Toyota first launched its Scion division of vehicles aimed at younger, hipper consumers the buying public threw them for a loop. The funky new box on wheels (dubbed ???xB???) was actually being snatched up by boomers hand over fist. Since that ti… Continue reading 2011 Scion xB: Which Way Funkytown?
The king is dead ??? long live the king! Chrysler announced last week that its ???luxury??? minivan, the Town & Country, has once again taken the top spot in segment sales leadership and this week came the ???better-late-than-never??? launch of an all-new v… Continue reading 2011 Chrysler Town & Country: Long Live the King
Winding down this very long day of media introductions inside the Cobo Arena in Detroit, MINI, Jeep, Kia and Chevrolet put a wrap on the day???s events, and Jeep and Chevy each have anniversary parties this year. The MINI Paceman Concept retains the… Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, Let’s Call It a Wrap!
Honda showed off a new Civic that they are stilling saying is in concept form and Hyundai rolls out its new Veloster three-door coupe and teased the crowds with the Curb concept. The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan are making … Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, early afternoon
Approaching the middle of day one (and only) we get offerings from Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi and Toyota. Mercedes Benz entertained the media with singer Colby Caillat as they highlighted the new F-Cell, SLS AMG Gullwing E-Cell and new S- and C-Clas… Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, midday madness
Mid-morning of Day One and Only for automakers at the 2011 NAIAS saw intros from Chrysler, Buick, Ford and GMC. Through a thick French accent, Chrysler???s introduction of an all-new 300 sedan looked the same but we are promised it is all-new from t… Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, mid-morning
Day one of the 2011 North American International Auto Show is going to be a very busy one, mainly because it is the only day that automakers will host press conferences. Given the congested nature of the day???s schedule I will break it down into se… Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, Dawn of a new Detroit Auto Show
The 2011 Ford Explorer has been named North American Truck of the Year at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning. As a finalist it beat out the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango for top honors. In the North… Continue reading NAIAS 2011: Day One and Only, Car and Truck of the Year
Day Four of CES is all about the Ford Focus Electric. The all-new Focus Electric is Ford???s first-ever all-electric passenger car. (OK, maybe its first-ever mass-produced electric car as Mrs. Henry Ford was reported to spin around the Dearborn co… Continue reading CES Garage, Day Four
Day Three at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and things have begun to wind down a bit, at least where the flurry of press releases is concerned. Down on the show floor it is a completely different story as doors have opened and the… Continue reading CES Garage, Day Three