2019 chevy pickup

Making sense of the GM brands

July 10, 2018 David Zatz 0

Some people may be baffled by changes in General Motors branding, especially if they’re relying on old memories of what they used to be. That’s no surprise; brands change over time, sometimes radically, as Pontiac did when John DeLorean decided being grand-dad’s car was less profitable than selling higher-performance Chevys. […]

Lost in the Redeye glare: 2019 Challenger updates

June 29, 2018 David Zatz 0

Yesterday, Dodge launched the 2019 Challenger Hellcat Redeye, boasting the most powerful production V8 engine — 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque — and the quickest muscle-car speed, with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a 203 mph top speed. But you know that already; what of the other Challengers? […]

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Have imports lost their resale-value edge at last?

June 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Jalopnik recently ran a story on the cars with the highest depreciation, based on a site/company called “iSeeCars.” Years ago, imports would rarely show up on such a list, which would be dominated by the domestics. Now, though, there were just four domestic cars on the list, out of ten […]

2019 Jeep Renegade

Meet the new 2019 Jeep Renegade

June 11, 2018 David Zatz 0

Jeep released the European version of the 2019 Renegade recently, but what about the North American version? Here, Real Fast Fotography caught front and rear shots of a thinly camouflaged Renegade; the camo almost seems designed to shout “photography me!” Under the hood is, well, a surprise; in Europe, the […]

2020 GMC pickup

Here’s the 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty!

June 7, 2018 David Zatz 0

General Motors has been on a roll since Mary Barra took over, racking up wins in customer satisfaction, quality, and profitability. Now, the company’s most important product is being prepared to do battle with the dominant Ford F-series pickups. For the Silverado/Sierra 1500, buyers will see two V8 options, a […]

2019 chevy pickup

Big Three clobbering each others’ profits?

June 5, 2018 David Zatz 0

The American Big Three — General Motors, Ford, and, yes, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) — have already fled from sedans and coupes into pickup trucks to gain sales. There are a few reasons for that, including an apparent Japanese ineptitude at creating credible full-size pickups and odd American fuel-economy rules that […]

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Jeep’s new “hawks” for desert and city

June 1, 2018 David Zatz 0

According to a presentation to be made later today, Jeep is adding a new “Desert Hawk” version of the 2019 Cherokee, and a city-type “Hawk” will follow. There are already TrailHawks (with added off-road capability) and TrackHawks (replacing SRT for Jeep). The move is part of a longer-term plan, started […]

2018 dodge durango srt

Torque, towing, t’ree rows: Dodge Durango SRT

May 25, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Dodge Durango SRT has tons of torque and towing capacity, with three rows of seats to set it apart from the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (née SRT). With all wheel drive putting power to the ground, the big SUV allows for instant acceleration on wet concrete — from zero, from […]