2020 Ram 2500 spy shot

Meet the next Ram 2500

November 9, 2018 David Zatz 0

It’s the only heavy duty pickup with an independent rear suspension, giving it the best ride and handling in its class. It has an optional Cummins turbodiesel that many pickup buyers would get no matter what body is wrapped around it. And it’s trying hard to burst out of its […]

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Escape to 2020: Ford spy shots

October 24, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Ford Escape has been around for quite a long time, an early crossover that has stayed quite popular — with over 300,000 sales in both 2016 and 2017, it’s an important vehicle for Ford, which has been relying more and more on its pickups. Indeed, the Explorer was the […]

2020 lincoln aviator spy shot

Here’s the Lincoln Aviator, a big SUV for a small brand

October 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Lincoln sells a lot of cars — well, they sell a lot of car models, anyway. Sales for any particular Lincoln have been minuscule since Ford stopped making Crown Vics, which was the death knell for the closely related Lincoln Town Car. Now, “black car” companies are buying Toyota Avalons, […]

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Chevy keeps putting two fading designs together

July 23, 2018 David Zatz 0

Compact and midsize sedans sales are falling fast. So are diesel sedan sales. Why not combine the two and do a compact diesel sedan? Chevrolet must have a good market for the diesel Cruze, since it’s been making them for quite some time. The 2019s get a 1.6 liter version, […]

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2019 Ford Edge ST AWD: price leak

July 18, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Ford Edge ST, a new and well-tuned version of their ordinary “SUV” (medium-sized hatchback), is Ford’s first performance crossover, coming long after many competitors. Ford claims a hefty 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque from their turbo V6. With that much power, all wheel drive is practically a requirement, […]

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2019 Malibu freshened for abandoned sedan buyers

July 17, 2018 Robert S. Miller 1

Midsize sedan sales are down — but there are still buyers out there, and not all Ford, Chrysler, and Dodge owners are willing to move to crossovers. Chevy is taking advantage of that by updating the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which will have restyled fronts and rears along with three good […]

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The 2019 Camaro for the rest of us

July 10, 2018 David Zatz 0

What’s that you say? You want a sports car, but you don’t want to pay crazy-high insurance or fill the tank with high-octane every day or two? Chevy heard you (okay, so did Dodge, Mazda, Ford, Fiat, and almost everyone else) and, as always, there’s a Camaro that handles well, […]

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, […]

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 […]