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NTSB investigating latest fatal Tesla crash and battery fire

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON —The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Friday it will send a team to investigate a Tesla vehicle crash this week that killed two people in Coral Gables, Florida. Coral Gables police have said it is unclear whether the Tesla Model 3 involved in the crash in a residential area on Monday evening was using the electric vehicle company's driver-assistance system, called Autopilot. The two people killed were badly burned and have Read More »

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland priced at $46,565

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

Toyota believes there are enough minivan drivers out there with dreams of conquering dirt paths that it created the 2022 Sienna Woodland Special Edition. Special shocks create 6.9 inches of ground clearance, putting the sylvan trim right there with the Jeep Renegade, to go with standard all-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels, roof rails with crossbars, a 1,500-watt power inverter in the cargo area, and a 3,500-pound towing capacity. Cars Direct got a look at a Read More »

Towing in Britain sure is different ... and somehow not dangerous?

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

In the United States, we maybe go a little overkill when it comes to towing. It is, after all, one of the key selling points of trucks and traditional SUVs. There's even quite the arms race between the American truck makers with the current towing champ being the Ford F-Series Super Duty and its maximum towing capacity of 37,000 pounds. If we consider how many people actually use all that capacity, it's a bit ridiculous. Read More »

W12 engine disappears for regular Bentley Continental GT in 2022

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

The non-Speed version of the Bentley Continental GT will not be available with a W12 engine in 2022. It'll be V8 only. CarBuzz noticed the change missing on Bentley's Continental Range page, and when the outlet put the question to the English automaker, the answer came back, "GT Speed and GT Speed Convertible are the only way to get a Continental with the W12 for 22MY." So ends a 13-year run of being able to Read More »

The Genesis GV60 has some sort of shifting orb

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

The new 2022 Genesis GV70 is a potential game changer, both for its brand and the compact luxury SUV segment. A big part of that is its exquisite interior that's great to look at, great to touch and, refreshingly, great to use. There is just one potential issue. Take it away me from earlier this week ... "The two knobs on the center console that control the infotainment system and gear selection are also high-quality Read More »

2022 Genesis GV70, raging at VW ID.4 tech and thoughts on a new Lexus LFA | Autoblog Podcast #696

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021
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In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor James Riswick. This week, they talk about driving the Genesis GV70, VW ID.4 and VW Taos. They talk about ways Chevy could "fix" the Camaro. James ranked all the James Bond films based solely on their starring cars. Next, they reach in the mailbag and discuss the question, "Do you think Lexus will make a successor to the LFA and, Read More »

2022 Hyundai Tucson Luggage Test | How much cargo space?

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

The Hyundai Tucson used to be one of the smallest compact SUVs, but not any more. With the Venue and Kona now below, it has leapfrogged much of its competition to indeed become of the biggest compact SUVs. This can be seen in its 41.3 inches of back seat legroom (the CR-V has 40.4), and since this is the luggage test after all, its 38.7 cubic-feet of cargo space with the back seat raised. This Read More »

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing information is out

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

Kia has published pricing information for the plug-in hybrid version of the new 2022 Sorento. It costs more than the non-electrified and hybrid models, but some buyers will be able to claim local and federal tax incentives. Already on its way to dealers across the nation, the Sorento PHEV is available in two trim levels named SX and SX-Prestige (SX-P). Pricing is pegged at $46,165 and $49,065, respectively, including a mandatory $1,175 destination charge. Kia Read More »

Ford creates Mustang Mach-E GT Police Interceptor for Michigan State Police

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

Ford is starting to take its Mustang Mach-E Police Interceptor program more seriously. We’ve seen Ford show the U.K. a concept Mach-E police car. And the city of Ann Arbor, Mich., has commissioned two Mach-Es as patrol cars. Today, Ford announced it’s submitting a Mach-E police pilot vehicle to the Michigan State Police for formal testing and evaluation. Ford says it will use that testing (part of its 2022 model year evaluations) to help it Read More »

Watch all the 2021 Goodwood Revival racing action here

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

It’s time for Goodwood Revival racing once again. Per usual, the whole event is being streamed live on YouTube for you to take in for as long or as little as you’d like. The stream itself is directly above, and you can watch all of the action there. This 2021 edition of the Revival is the first in a couple of years, as the 2020 event was canceled due to Covid-19. If you’re new to Read More »