Category: auto

Ioniq hybrid stares down rival Toyota Prius

Hyundai’s Ioniq hybrid makes it loud and clear  the company wants to wrestle the best small hybrid crown from Toyota. It just might. The Ioniq comes in a couple of forms, gas/electric hybrid and the plug-in version. My test car was a gas/electric version that had loads of bells and whistles and a good bit

Toyota’s Corolla hatchback is loads of fun

Toyota (www.toyota.com) isn’t one of those companies that buyers choose if they are looking for a hot hatchback, especially if Corolla is plastered on the car.  Nope. Corollas are sensible, reliable and comfortable, somethings  you’d say about a favorite pair of shoes.  Well, probably by the time you read this, Toyota will be selling the

GMC Canyon has heart of truck, soul of car

The Canyon is a mid-size pickup that has the good looks of General Motors’s much larger pickups. It is essentially a more upscale version of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup. Throw in its Denali package and it’s way more upscale than a Colorado. My test vehicle’s red quartz tint-coat was an exceptionally deep hue which enhanced

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport looks, acts the part of sporty car

Infiniti has always been one of my favorite luxury brands, despite the disastrous ad campaign that launched the brand. Remember the salmon swinging upstream? Never did see that Q45 did we. Ok, that was nearly 30 years ago and the brand certainly has proven itself worthy against well established luxury marks. Infiniti has added some

Audi TT RS coupe makes triumphant return

It’s been about a decade but I still remember my introduction to Audi’s TT.  It was an event in Austin, Texas, where we got to throw the TT around some surprising curves (considering Texas is fairly flat) and long strait aways that proved Audi had a winner. There are various versions of the TT now

QX50 crossover keeps Infiniti in the game, begs for update

Infiniti has tried hard to get its mojo back. Introduced the same year as Lexus, the company bolted on the scene with the Q45, a stunning piece that gave Jaguar a serious challenge. It hasn’t had a big sedan that adventurous since, probably because it’s more concerned with trucks and crossovers. That’s not a big

CTS-V Kicks Caddy In Gear

Cadillac is an amazing company. It has transformed itself from a stodgy, luxury-leaning brand into something fresh and wonderful. This 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan is something special – and I mean really special. It looks good, it drives well and it has very few things that wrong. Let me start with the good stuff. Look

Audi’s e-tron hot hatch hybrid

Despite cheeper gas prices car companies are still trying to build models that will squeeze every drop possible out a gallon of fuel. We all no gas will not be cheep forever so that is a good thing. Audi enters the fray with the e-tron, a plug in hybrid that uses the A3 hatchback as