Category: Top Auto Reviews

2020 Nissan Juke teaser

Share with your Friends             The highest image is a brand new teaser from Nissan.You possibly can already inform the entire thing might be fairly toned down from the present design. (backside pic)And possibly a bit extra upscale too.I additionally hear will probably be a bit bigger as nicely.Unsure but if the Juke will make a return to the US. Because the present era was discontinued after the 2017 mannequin 12 months.(Though it’s nonetheless being offered abroad.)It must be squeezed between the $18 700 Kicks and the $22 400 Rogue Sport.Which, in fact, is all the time attainable.Since any SUV from anybody sells.So why not… Share with your Friends            

2020/21 Acura Legend

Share with your Friends             Extra leaks from Acura present this all-new sedan. The one that may exchange each the TLX and “grandma” RLX. I name it “Legend” as a result of that is what it ought to be. The brand new Acura Legend. I suppose the third image kills any rumors of an RWD platform. Which is OK I suppose. Since most all the pieces upscale is AWD today anyway. Despite the fact that the mid-size luxurious sedan is market share is shrinking. It’s removed from useless. With new fashions just like the next-generation Genesis G80, Cadillac CT5 popping out very quickly. Excellent news to see Acura nonetheless making an attempt. Share with your Friends            

2020 Acura MDX

Share with your Friends             Acura has lastly been caught testing the all-new MDX. (high image)And thus far, it seems fairly near the pic I posted final yr (That was despatched to me by a reader)It is not likely arduous to guess what the subsequent MDX might appear to be. For the reason that RDX has been a success for Acura, I’m certain it is going to principally appear to be a “large RDX”. Which can be simply high-quality.By the point it comes out, the brand new MDX will face fairly stiff new competitors.The all-new Kia Tellirure and Hyundai Palisade have been getting nice critiques thus far.The GV80 from Genesis is simply across the nook. And extra.Extra footage of the next-generation Acura MDX HERE Share with your Friends            

Kia Seltos Inside

Share with your Friends             I do not keep in mind seeing good photos of the brand new Seltos inside. So listed below are a pair. It does look extra upscale than its Hyundai cousin, the Kona. Extra fashionable inside as nicely. This may very well be fairly a success for Kia… Share with your Friends            

2020 Mini Cooper SE

Share with your Friends             Lastly. The Electrical model of the Mini is popping out. Quickly. Certain, there had been a couple of hundred EVs produced primarily based on the earlier era a couple of years in the past. However Mini chooses to name this one their first full EV. I feel this could have come out a very long time in the past. It borrows quite a bit from the BMW i3. (Which is 6 years previous…) Even the vary is much like the up to date i3. Mini claims 235 to 270 Kilometers (147 to 169 miles) So that is most likely, principally, a Mini model of the i3… For Mini followers. Which is ok. I simply wished BMW had discovered the way in which to squeeze a bit extra miles out of their 6-year-old know-how.  You can’t recover from 250 miles from automobiles just like the Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai....

Chevrolet Malibu RS video.

Share with your Friends             I assumed it may be enjoyable to go drive the Chevrolet Malibu RS in Malibu.I imply why not. I often go there fairly a bit anyway.And the way typically can I really take an image of a “Malibu in Malibu”It exhibits the automobile after all. But in addition the attractive drive by means of Malibu Canyon to PCH. Share with your Friends            

Extra footage of the upcoming 2020/21 Nissan Sentra

Share with your Friends             This, in fact, is definitely the Chinese language market mannequin. Known as the Sylphy. (The Sylphy has normally been the identical automotive as our Sentra.) Nissan will quickly be promoting the all-new 2020 Versa sedan.  So this new Sentra may very nicely find yourself being a 2021 mannequin by the point it reaches the US. I believe it appears actually good. And can really spell bother for the Altima. As most sedan patrons will see it as “simply what they want” for much less cash. Simply because the Civic has develop into extra well-liked than the Accord. The present Sentra is OK. However it is among the most boring/forgettable vehicles you should purchase at any worth. This might be an enormous enchancment. With a really good inside. Good to see yet one more well-liked producer investing in sedans. Share with your Friends            

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Share with your Friends             I suppose that is the very first time we get to see any a part of the all-new Corvette uncovered.And, I’m afraid, it’s at the least as dangerous as I believed it could be.This goes past the already cartoony wanting rear finish of the present mannequin.Scoops, spoilers. Every thing seems actually busy and cheesy.I suppose that is the present pattern for sports activities automobiles.  Every thing is over-designed.That is actually too dangerous…(Because of a reader for the image and the Twitter hyperlink @dsgolson) Share with your Friends            

Chevrolet Malibu RS check drive

Share with your Friends              The present era  Malibu is now about four years previous already. And it nonetheless is an excellent trying sedan.An enormous enchancment over the earlier era…The “sporty” RS package deal advertisements nice trying 18-inch wheels. A moderately properly built-in rear spoiler. And a blacked out grille.The entire thing appears to be like fairly good and moderately upscale. That previous style Chevrolet emblem additionally appears to be like 100 instances higher in black. However even with the RS package deal, the steering wheel emblem looking at you the entire time continues to be the identical previous cheezy gold… Which is basically too unhealthy.  In any other case, the inside may be very good. Every little thing feels stable and properly put collectively.(Too unhealthy the one colour alternative on the RS is black.)However it’s refreshing to see material and never leather-based.The seats are very snug. I like the material end....

Extra 2020 Honda Match illustrations.

Share with your Friends             I feel these look fairly horrible.However sadly, they appear to be fairly near the prototypes now we have seen driving round.Though the prototypes don’t present these bizarre bulging fender shapes across the wheels.And the C-pillar remains to be a thriller.I do have excessive hopes for the brand new Match.Abroad, it will likely be provided as a daily hatchback, or a raised model comparable to what Subaru and have been doing.Which could possibly be cute on the small Honda.However particularly, Europe can be getting a Hybrid model. Which ought to actually be provided within the US.As current Hybrids from Honda have been fairly unbelievable vehicles.I actually assume a 55/60MPG Match would work right here very nicely… Share with your Friends            

One other Honda EV Idea developing...

Share with your Friends             Honda appears to be catching up on EVs. Not less than, they’ve proven a couple of actually cool Electrical automobile ideas. And certainly one of them, the Honda E, is definitely heading for manufacturing very quickly. These ideas have additionally proven a model new design route. A less complicated one which blends futuristic parts with actually cool retro touches. It does resemble the earlier Sport EV Idea we noticed final 12 months. However trying extra like a mid-engine automobile.  It could be so good is a few of these design parts find yourself within the subsequent Civic or CR-V… Share with your Friends            

Honda Civic Coupe take a look at drive.

Share with your Friends              After virtually four years, the present Civic continues to be probably the greatest wanting compact vehicles round.And it’s actually good to see that Honda has not deserted the two door coupe model.For 2019, Honda has redesigned the entrance and rear bumpers, largely. Issues are cleaner and less complicated than earlier than, which is sweet.  My loaded Touring model got here with LED headlights and these actually good wanting 18-inch wheels. The lengthy coupe doorways really feel actually stable. They’re virtually outdated style lately since it’s actually uncommon to see a brand new 2 door automotive round.The console has loads of storage and plugs for every little thing.The “premium Audio with 10 audio system” sounds tremendous. However inferior to I anticipated from “10 audio system”. Issues haven’t modified a lot inside. Which is okay. The trim on the sprint is barely totally different. And it nonetheless appears a bit confused. Not....

Arnold pranking folks at a automotive dealership

Share with your Friends             That is clearly accomplished in partnership with the non-profit Veloz.It’s a cool thought. And it would not look too arrange.(Though they will need to have shot a lot unusable stuff the place folks acknowledge him)Some components are literally fairly humorous…Additionally it is bizarre to see this man mainly making enjoyable of who he was within the ’80s and ’90s. And what he was seen driving at the moment. Share with your Friends            

Honda Civic Coupe Drive

Share with your Friends             Here’s a quick video I manufactured from the Honda Civic Coupe I used to be driving for per week.That is shot from Paramount ranch to Neptune’s Internet on PCH.(2 of my favourite locations…)I’ll publish my evaluate quickly. Share with your Friends            

2020 Kia Xceed

Share with your Friends             These are the primary official photos of the all-new Kia Xceed.  Trying nice. Up to now, this might be principally a  European mannequin. Based mostly on the Ceed hatchback. (A model of the brand new Ceed is coming at lest to Canada as the brand new Forte5. However no official plans for the US but) As a lot as I wish to see the Xceed within the US, I believe Kia may need different plans.  I’m not positive there may be sufficient room between the brand new Seltos and the Soul. however however, additionally they supply the Stonic in Europe, which appears to be very related in measurement to this new Xceed. Why not… Share with your Friends            

Extra on the brand new 2020 Ford Puma

Share with your Friends             As we noticed earlier, the Puma borrows most of its inside to the 2019 Fiesta. Whereas the outside is exclusive. It’s about an inch longer than the Hyundai Kona. Or about three inches shorter than the Honda HR-V. An ideal dimension for the US as properly. In Europe, will probably be out there as an ST sporty trim (pictured right here) in addition to a luxurious Titanium model. Let’s hope the brand new Puma involves the US as properly.  Share with your Friends            

2020 Ford Puma

Share with your Friends             The brand new Puma appears fairly cute. It looks like a excessive driving chunkier model of the present 2019 Ford Fiesta. (The one we do not get within the US) Which it most likely is… Not less than in Europe, it will likely be out there with a selection of two engines, each Hybrid. And each utilizing the Three cylinder Turbo engine. Inside it shares its dashboard with the 2019 Fiesta (The Fiesta inside is the underside image)This is identical factor Ford did with the brand new Escape. Which shares its dashboard with the brand new 2019 Focus. The one not bought within the US.A value-saving measure we won’t see within the US since we’re not getting new variations of the Fiesta and  Focus anymore.Extra on the all-new Puma very quickly.However to date, this appears to be fairly engaging.I suppose it will go in opposition to the HR-V, CX-Three,....

2020 Audi Q7

Share with your Friends             I’d name this a really profitable mid-cycle refresh. Whereas not all new, the 2020 Q7 lastly appears to be like good. (The present mannequin is the white automobile) I used to be by no means a fan of the tremendous boring present era Q7. However for 2020, the adjustments are fairly necessary. Even inside, the place all-new dashboard and console convey the Q7 consistent with Audi’s more moderen fashions just like the A6/7 and Q2/three and 5. (I’m wondering whay they did not revise the 2020 A4 inside in any respect. Making the A4 wthe solely Audi with the outdated era inside…) Fairly a drastic change with out redesigning the entire thing. Share with your Friends            

2020 Land Rover Defender

Share with your Friends             We lastly get to see what the all-new Land Rover Defender will really seem like. And I believe it appears simply high quality. To this point it appears a pleasant fashionable rendition of the basic design. However you recognize the puriss will hate it. Similar to they hated the DC100 idea again in 2011. Again then, Land Rover answered the issues by saying it was not a preview of the brand new Defender. I believe it was really fairly shut… Right here is the DC100. An Eight-year-old idea.It appears to have rather more persona than the true factor above.The manufacturing design appears rather more generic.And, in any case, not such an enchancment, contemplating it took them Eight years!Undecided what’s going on with Land Rover/Vary Rover/Jaguar today.Plainly each week there’s a new rumor of the corporate being on the market.Promptly adopted by a press launch saying the alternative.There....

Hyundai Kona Electrical video

Share with your Friends             Here’s a brief video I shot final week whereas driving the Hyundai Kona Electrical.Exhibiting the automobile, and my drive to Malibu and Ojai.Let’s hope somebody enjoys it… Share with your Friends            

2020 Audi A3

Share with your Friends             The subsequent technology, and all new, Audi A3 appears to be simply across the nook. And it does look fairly good. Despite the fact that it nonetheless seems like an Audi, that is way more fashionable than the present one. The mannequin pictured right here will likely be a brand new raised up model. Like VW does with nearly all its fashions in Europe. However it’s going to solely be obtainable with FWD. No Quattro. (And no Allroad title both) I suppose AWD would deliver it too near the Q3 worth. The present A3 hatchback was solely obtainable as a plug-in Hybrid within the US. Since Audi determined to focus on the sedan for our market. (After which dropped the hatchback from our market all collectively anyway…) However who is aware of, if they will idiot folks into pondering that is really a Crossover, it might....

Extra Fisker SUV teasers

Share with your Friends             These all look nice. However in addition they look lots like an idea automobile, not a manufacturing mannequin. As there aren’t any cuts for entrance or rear bumpres in any respect. (Until they photoshop them out for the images?) These are additionally fairly early. As they declare the automobile shall be proven in December. That is about 6 months away they usually have already proven plenty of it… As a reminder, the principle claims about this automobile are: – A beginning value of underneath $40 000 – An electrical vary of as much as 300 miles – Manufacturing in 2021 Share with your Friends            

2020 Kia Seltos

Share with your Friends              The all new Kia Seltos has been unveiled in India.Though these footage present the mannequin for the native market, the US model will not be anticipated to be a lot differnt.Besides in fact, we cannot be getting the diesel engine…It does look superb. Unusually, the official footage aren’t actually the very best.The entrance finish is sort of busy. And there’s a lot of added trim in every single place…I believe it seems to be higher with the 2 tone. No official footage of the inside. However to this point, the display would not look as cool as within the teaser illustration Kia had launched some time in the past.It seems to be just like the sccreen from the Hyundai Kona. With a bizarre black plstic trim half added to make the entire thing appear to be one large tremendous vast display. However it’s not…I assume we’ll....

2020 Cadillac CT4

Share with your Friends             Up to now we now have solely seen the “V” model of the “all new” Cadillac CT4.The highest image provides us a take a look at the common mannequin.Which, as anticipated, is mainly the identical factor with extra chrome bits and barely smaller wheels.And no spoiler.Once more, discover how comparable the CT4 is to the “discontinued for poor gross sales” ATS.The glass components are precisely the identical. Positive, the metallic is new in addition to the inside.However it’s not an all new automobile.It’s much like what Nissan did with the present Leaf.I do just like the design.  But when the ATS was a failure, I am unable to think about the CT4 doing significantly better…Why??? Share with your Friends            

Honda Civic Coupe check drive developing...

Share with your Friends             For the following few days, I shall be driving a Honda Civic Coupe.I’ve by no means pushed the present technology Civic. So that is new for me. And I used to be actually curious, as they appear to be in every single place round right here.It’s a highly regarded automobile for Honda. With over 325 000 of them offered final 12 months.And has offered greater than the CR-V previously three months!And good to see a coupe model nonetheless alive!One other proof that the sedan market is much from lifeless.It could, in actual fact, be very wholesome you probably have the precise mannequin.I’ve solely pushed it slightly bit, however up to now so good.The engine is amazingly easy and quiet.However my high of the road Touring mannequin nonetheless has handbook seats…(it ought to be powered, no less than on the Touring model)As regular, be at liberty to....

Hyundai Kona EV check drive

Share with your Friends              As you’ll be able to see, the electrical model of the Hyundai Kona seems just about the identical because the fuel mannequin.Besides in fact, for the entrance finish. Which does not have a correct grille.I really just like the look of the EV a lot better. Since I’m by no means a fan of massive chrome grilles. Particularly in small vehicles.I believe that is far more fashionable and cleaner design.  It additionally largely makes use of the identical inside. Aside from the console and the display. the console is far more fashionable.And just like the futuristic Hyundai Exo. The bigger display now matches the width of the air vents beneath it. And the entire thing seems higher built-in than the common model.the display additionally seems a lot nicer and extra upscale. The piano black end is a lot better than the darkish grey semi/matte plastic of the opposite variations.The EV....

2020 Renault Captur

Share with your Friends                       Unsure if that is all new or not, however the 2020 Renault Captur seems to be lots like the present mannequin. I assume it’s completely different sufficient to be known as “new”. The aspect home windows do appear a bit smaller. Which is a pattern in SUVs today: much less visibility.   The present Captur remains to be fairly cute. I drove one for just a few days after I was in Europe just a few years in the past. It was wonderful round city however felt a bit gentle on freeways. It’s mainly only a cute cheap raised hatchback.     Which is OK…   Share with your Friends            

New Kia Seltos video teaser.

Share with your Friends             Here’s a new video teaser of the upcoming Kia Seltos.We have now seen photos of the entire thing (HERE) taken throughout a photograph shoot.We even have teaser illustrations of the inside (HERE)Up to now this seems very nice. Particularly for one thing in regards to the dimension of the Hyundai Kona.So it will not be that costly both.I’m truly wanting ahead to this… Share with your Friends            

2020 VW Sharan Minivan

Share with your Friends                 The Sharan is VW’s European minivan. It has by no means been offered within the US. The one we had right here for some time, a number of years in the past,  known as the Routan, was only a Dodge Caravan with a VW face and some small different adjustments.   The present Sharan is in its second technology. The present one got here out in 2010. So it’s greater than about time for an all-new one. Pictured above.   It will get facet creases much like the brand new Touareg (The one we do not get) And the present VW face.   And it already seems to be fairly good. It might truly be a pleasant addition to the US lineup. However I’ve not heard something about VW bringing a minivan over right here. So this may most likely keep in Europe and....

Fisker SUV teasers

Share with your Friends                 To this point, this appears to be like actually cool and trendy. (Particularly the actual image on the backside)   It additionally appears to be like like a production-ready mannequin. Fisker not solely claims it will likely be in-built California, however it’ll begin at underneath $40 000! With a 300 miles electrical vary accessible. Which might be fairly wonderful. Which means at across the identical value because the Tesla Mannequin Y. But in addition just about the value of a Chevrolet Bolt or Hyundai Kona EV.   We’re imagined to see a driveable prototype in December. And hopefully, the actual factor subsequent yr.   Let’s hope they will do it…     Share with your Friends