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Seats, storage, and stuff: inside the Pacifica Hybrid

June 28, 2018 David Zatz 0

In earlier parts of this series, I pointed out that the EPA city/highway combined mileage for the Pacifica Hybrid is 32 mpg, assuming you never plug it in.  In case you’ve never owned one, that’s amazing economy for a big freakin’ vehicle. Minivans are about the biggest vehicles you can get […]

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS spy shot

2019 Camaro SS, night and day

June 22, 2018 David Zatz 0

In the American muscle-car sales race, the Camaro has placed first, second, and third; it doesn’t have the comfort of the Challenger of the retro style of the Mustang, but it can have blistering-hot performance. The 2019 version has a controversial extra-modern style, combining numerous design elements in the front, […]

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Deeper into the Renegade

June 20, 2018 David Zatz 2

Jeep released the European version of the 2019 Renegade recently, and we showed you (via Real Fast Fotography), a week or two ago, an American version being tested. But what’s under the hood? The Renegade will have the new GSE (Global Small Engine) turbo setup, with MultiAir III, versus the […]

2018 J.D. Power initial quality

Korea’s long game paying off at JD Power

June 20, 2018 David Zatz 1

South Korea’s Hyundai-Kia has been playing a long game in quality. Over a decade ago, the company decided that, rather than going for low prices alone, it would try to compete based on quality, just as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan did when they first entered the United States. Along the […]

Europe’s new Wrangler shows up in the USA

June 20, 2018 David Zatz 1

Jeep Wranglers sold in Europe differ from their American counterparts in lighting, available engines, and other ways; some countries only get four-cylinder VM diesels. Now that Jeep has a four-cylinder option, though, Europeans will be able to get the 2019 Wrangler JL with a 2-liter, 265-horsepower turbo-four or a new […]

Ford Raptor for sale in China

Chinese Raptor appears near Dearborn

June 19, 2018 David Zatz 0

China is undergoing a massive economic boom, creating millionaires and billionaires as well as millions of impoverished, suicide-prone factory workers. For the priviledged few, Ford Performance has localized the F-150 Raptor pickup, as seen in these spy shots from Real Fast Fotography. There are only a few visible differences, presumably […]

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Meet the V8-powered Maserati Levante Trofeo

June 18, 2018 David Zatz 1

Maserati has already announced its next step in crossovers — the V8-powered Levante Trofeo, designed to spark more interest in a vehicle that hasn’t gained quite as many sales as it was supposed to. The official launch was at the New York Auto Show, accompanied by thunder and lightning no […]