2019 Infiniti QX50
February 19, 2018

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2019 Infiniti QX50</br>February 19, 2018

It’s uncommon for any luxury nameplate to remain essentially unchanged for more than a decade, but in the Infiniti QX50’s case, the wait appears to we worth it. The new 2019 five-passenger utility wagon, now on sale, has a new platform, new sheetmetal and what’s considered to be one of the most technologically advanced internal-combustion engines on the market.

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2018 Kia Stinger
January 22, 2018

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2018 Kia Stinger</br>January 22, 2018

Grand-touring sedans with punch and optional all-wheel-drive tend to come from Germany- or Japan-based luxury automakers, but the latest contender is from, wait for it, Kia from Korea.
This Hyundai division is really living up to its ‘The Power to Surprise’ slogan with the new Stinger. The hatchback sedan is the third large-size passenger car in the automaker’s stable and is sold alongside the Cadenza and K900.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
December 25, 2017

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL</br>December 25, 2017

It’s not a stop-the-presses deal, but the launch of a new-generation Jeep Wrangler is worthy of celebration.
Much of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ fortunes rests on the shoulders of the Ram truck and Jeep lines, but it’s Jeep that has captivated buyers for decades. Throughout numerous design and designation changes dating back to the 1940s, the Wrangler has retained a recognizable shape. It has also been built at the same Ohio-state assembly plant for the past 75 years.

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2018 Buick Regal Sportback
November 28, 2017

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2018 Buick Regal Sportback</br>November 28, 2017

The 2018 Regal holds fast to the original name, but the car’s hatchback body is so radically different from the previous sedan shape that it gets a new name: Regal Sportback.  With the ongoing shift to tall wagons from sedans, moving the Regal to a hatchback format could prove to be one of Buick’s smarter moves. And the fact that the car still exhibits a four-door-sedan appearance could also work in Buick’s favor with buyers who remain steadfastly averse to the look of a typical hatchback.

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2018 GMC Terrain Denali
October 16, 2017

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2018 GMC Terrain Denali</br>October 16, 2017

In rapid succession, General Motors has recreated virtually its entire line of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac utility vehicles, giving them more style, safety content and performance. The GMC Terrain was one of the beneficiaries of GM’s clean-slate revival and the result is singularly impressive.  The newly launched second generation of the brand’s least-expensive model has nothing in common with the original, in a good way.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse
September 25, 2017

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse</br>September 25, 2017

The Chevrolet Traverse and the related Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia tall wagons have had great success appealing to buyers requiring cabin space for seven people and cargo volumes that can vary from modest to massive. The mission hasn’t changed with the new 2018 Traverse, although in many respects the members of the trio have gone their separate ways.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt
August 28, 2017

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2017 Chevrolet Volt</br>August 28, 2017

There are pros and cons to virtually every car on the road and the Chevrolet Bolt is no different. But any concerns about range, recharging time and electric-grid infrastructure ultimately pale in comparison to the way the Bolt drives, the overall practicality it offers and the operating cost it reduces.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt comes close to eliminating one of the primary concerns. It has a claimed range of 238 miles, which should be enough for a full week of average daily commuting before a recharge is needed.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
July 24, 2017

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio</br>July 24, 2017

Seemingly from out of nowhere, Alfa Romeo’s latest Italian stallion has established a beachhead in North America.
The Stelvio (named for Italy’s highest mountain pass) stands ready to capitalize on buyer obsession for utility vehicles that have seductive styling and frothy performance.  The Stelvio follows the Giulia sedan as Alfa’s latest stalwart and is a critically important model for the division controlled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
June 26, 2017

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF</br>June 26, 2017

Sports cars represent driving fun in its most passionate form, and the Mazda MX-5 has helped bring enjoyment to more than one million enthusiasts around the world since 1989. For 2017, the current MX-5 (Miata) roadster is joined by the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback.

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2018 Volvo XC90
June 5, 2017

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2018 Volvo XC90</br>June 5, 2017

For a near-mainstream automaker, Volvo’s enhanced lineup of Sweden-built vehicles is perhaps surprisingly competitive with better-known and more-popular luxury rivals, such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac XT5.
The 2018 XC60 (due out later this summer) is a five-passenger utility vehicle that represents a new breed of Volvo. It also plays a critical role in the automaker’s increasing global popularity; the previous model accounted for about 30 percent of total sales for the brand.

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