Matt Keegan

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Toyota is saying “good-bye” to its FJ Cruiser in a big way. To mark the end of this utility vehicle’s 8-year model run, it launched a special …

Lexus NX Crossover Features Brand’s First Turbo — Auto Trends Magazine

Lexus needs no introduction, but as Toyota’s luxury brand it has lacked a pair of engine choices that some of its chief competitors offer: diesels …

GM Provides $449 Million for Next Chevrolet Volt — Auto Trends Magazine

<i>Second generation Chevy Volt to debut for 2016 model year.</i><p>Sales of the Chevrolet Volt fell by 1.6 percent in 2013 to 23,094 units, but that isn’t …

University of Michigan

A survey of public opinion about connected vehicles was recently conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). …

Redemption

Whether you love it or hate, the Lincoln MKZ is a sales hit for Ford’s luxury brand. One of five Lincoln models available, the MKZ is also the brands …

About the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan — Auto Trends Magazine

<i>Second generation sedan receives available all-wheel drive.</i><p>The 2015 Hyundai Genesis made its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show …

Life in the Fast Lane

Im an auto guy. Yep, that is the truth. Except if you inspected my hands you’d see that they’re on the softer side — heck, some women spend more time …

Cloud

At some point in the not too distant future, your car may be controlled by the cloud. No, not the cumulus or cirrus cloud drifting slowly by in the …

No Fooling

<i>Mitsubishi Lancer Evo: another one bites the dust.</i><p>Yesterday, <i>Automotive News</i> reported that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Evo) will be discontinued …

BMW Spartanburg Plant Slated for $1 Billion Expansion — Auto Trends Magazine

<i>US plant will become BMWs largest.</i><p>Workers and BMW brass stand next to a BMW X4. BMW Spartanburg is the sole production plant<br>for the company’s …

2014 Hyundai Azera: Value

<i>Second-generation model makes a luxury statement.</i><p>The current Azera features Hyundais fluidic sculpture design language.<p>Hyundai offers four medium to …

Countdown to the Spring 2014 Charlotte AutoFair — Auto Trends Magazine

<i>Spring 2014 Charlotte AutoFair is sponsored by OldRide.com.</i><p>The spring meet for the Charlotte AutoFair is just days away, a four-day automotive …

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE

<i>You can make your green dreams a reality with the Fusion Energi.</i><p><b>===MPG figures updated June 12, 2014 per the Ford Motor Company.===</b><p>We’ve heard it all …

2014 Audi A6

<i>Midsize luxury sedan packs in the amenities.</i><p>I may have to rethink my long-held position against placing four-cylinder engines in larger cars. …

All

Introduced in 2011, the Chrysler 200 took up where the Chrysler Sebring left off. That is, it occupied a position toward the bottom end of the …

2014 Lexus ES350

<i>Traditional luxury get a fresh look.</i><p>Three decades ago Toyota began considering how it might best serve premium customers, in a bid to go head-to-head …

On the Way

<i>Lighter full-size sedan expected in summer 2015.</i><p>Large sedans may no longer carry the status they once did, but to automakers they represent both …

Recalls

General Motors earlier this week announced a fresh series of recalls, going well beyond an earlier initiative to replace the ignition switch for …

2014 Dodge Durango Limited

Shop for a larger sport utility vehicle and you’ll soon find that the market is now dominated by crossovers. These are models that dispense with …

Australian Auto Manufacturing and the Decline in Tariffs — Auto Trends Magazine

With production ending in Australia, the future of the Chevrolet SS<br>may hinge upon moving manufacturing elsewhere.<p>Within the next four years, the last …

Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet — Auto Trends Magazine

<i>Third Saturday meetings at the Raleigh Grande.</i><p>Cars and Coffee has come back to Raleigh, NC. This past Saturday the inaugural meet up of the *new* …

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

It is a fact that GM needs a pickup truck hit. Its current generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models are new for 2014, but the …

GM Ignition Switch Flaw

Now two months into her tenure, GM CEO Mary Barra finds herself in the midst of a publicity storm that wont go away. At the heart of the matter are …

All Aboard! Public Transportation Use Surges — Auto Trends Magazine

Charlotte is one of several cities served by light rail.<p>A year-over-year 1.1 percent increase in public transportation use may not seem like much, …

Sporty Sedan

<i>A North American sedan with European roots.</i><p>In 2013, GM sold more than 9.7 million vehicles worldwide for one of its best years ever. Its Buick brand …