This year has been a bit of a drag for automakers in the U.S. sales down nearly 2%, but Hyundai has been bucking the trend by introducing an onslaught of new products, mostly new SUVs and crossovers like its bookend utes, the Palisade and Venue. Find out how Hyundai is getting it right at TheDetroitBureau.com.read more
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Mercedes is betting big on electrification. Along with an array of all-electric models, it is also using PHEVs, conventional hybrids and, with the new GLE 480 4Matic, its first “mild” hybrid. It does more than better mileage, making the 580 faster than the AMG GLE 53, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.read more
Practical is usually the word associated with sport-utility vehicles and that practicality makes them appealing to a wide cross section of consumers. The Kia Sorento certainly is practical, but it is also stylish, loaded with features and comes with an interior that looks as if it might belong in a more traditional luxury vehicle. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.
Toyota Prius sales have been slumping for the past four years, so the Japanese automaker was looking to make a big impact with newest model of the Prius. So, for 2019, the new hybrid also gets AWD
There are advantages to being the best in breed – but there are some disadvantages, as well, as BMW is well aware. Nowhere is that disparity more acute when it come examining BMW’s new 3-Series. We took off for the mountainous region of Portugal to put the new one through its paces — and we weren’t disappointed. Go TheDetroitBureau.com for details.
There are big changes coming in Detroit in 2020, but the North American International Auto Show has one more winter run before moving to June. TheDetroitBureau.com reveals some of the debuts coming to Motown next month.
The LA Auto Show has now opened its doors to the public, but if you can make it to the Los Angeles Convention Center, don’t worry. Here’s a look at the 10 best new cars, trucks and crossovers making their debut.
You initially might not notice the compact SUV has gotten a nearly complete makeover, but the 2019 Range Rover Evoque gets a new platform, a revised design and lots of new tech, including a “transparent” hood, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
Subaru becomes the latest automaker to plug-in to battery power – quite literally, with its first plug-in hybrid set, the Crosstrek Hybrid, to make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.
The Toyota RAV4 for has been a mainstay in the company’s line-up for more than two decades with a steady stream of improvements during that time to keep it relevant. However, the 2019 hybrid edition of the ute may be a step above its usual efforts. TheDetroitBureau.com got some time behind the wheel. Find out what we think of the new model.
The Chrysler Pacifica has shown there’s a market for electrified people-movers. Now, Mercedes-Benz is taking things a step further with its all electric Concept EQV debuting at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be back in production form next autumn, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
Jaguar has announced a series of updates to the 2020 XE sports sedan, including what is described as an enhanced exterior design; all-new interior with new materials and layout and advanced infotainment and drivers’ assistance technologies. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.
No hamsters? Maybe because they weren’t needed to sell us on the merits of the third-generation, 2020 Kia Soul. There are more variations than ever, including a sporty turbo Soul GT. TheDetroitBureau.com has this review.
For most automakers, a mid-cycle change on a vehicle is little more than a freshening. Offer a few new colors or some simple exterior or interior updates, presto! Not so with the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which gets a significant set of upgrades for its next iteration. Get a look at TheDetroitBureau.com.
As you know by now, most automakers – especially the Big Three – are bailing out on the passenger car market, instead favoring currently en vogue and highly profitable sport-utility vehicles and crossovers. However, Toyota knows that first-time buyers need transport and a good sedan fits the bill. See what we think of the Corolla sedan at TheDetroitBureau.com.
The competition to produce the best-equipped pickup truck continued to get tighter today with GMC’s announcement that its “taking premium to the next level” for its 2020 Sierra 1500. To see what the new truck offers, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
Tesla will need to engage in some “hardcore” cost-cutting, CEO Elon Musk told employees in an e-mail late Thursday, a move that comes in the wake of an unexpectedly severe first-quarter loss. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.
Both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are voicing support for a national electric car supply chain policy in the United States Senate called the American Mineral Security Act. It’s purpose is to ease regulation and restriction on mining the materials needed to produce EVs. Find out why at TheDetroitBureau.com.
resident Donald Trump’s decision to delay any action on new auto tariffs related to national security gives automakers a chance to make some choices about how they’re going to deal with new tariffs if Trump elects to implement them down the road. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.
Rental cars are often considered almost throw away items. We’ve all heard the old axiom: People will do things in a rental car that they won’t do in their own. According to new testing, that’s not true: ride-hailing vehicles – typically owned by the driver – are the grossest thing on four wheels. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.
More than 11 million vehicles globally are expected to be equipped with connected-car technology, often known as V2X, by 2024, according to a new study by IHS Markit. However, the U.S. may be behind several other countries by the time the tech comes to prominence here. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has lots of things going for it including a huge “likeability” factor. After all, there is a lot to like about the vehicle. It’s handsome on the outside, spacious and comfortable on the inside, delivers and smooth and efficient ride and has ample power. Get the rest of our impressions at TheDetroitBureau.com.
Tesla is responding to two recent battery fires by sending out software updates over-the-air. But the incidents spotlight potential fire risks involving lithium-ion batteries and Tesla is not unique, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
With only three days left before he must decide whether or not to impose new, tariffs of up to 25% on European cars and car parts, President Donald Trump is apparently set to punt, putting off a decision for as much as six months. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.
Buying a used vehicle can be an exercise in frustration, especially since the number of factors that go into such a purchase can be astronomical. However, one factor often leads the pack: safety. Cars, trucks and SUVs are safer than ever, but there are some that seem to be more dangerous than others. We have the list at TheDetroitBureau.com.
Volkswagen AG easily beat back a challenge from dissident shareholders, revealed additional details of a broad switch to electric vehicles and the efforts to become carbon neutral by the middle of the century. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.
With one trade war already underway, the White House could kick off another battle this weekend as the May 18 deadline nears for Pres. Donald Trump to decide whether to impose tariffs on European auto imports. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.