Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB: This is how spacious and robust a compact car can be

  Stuttgart/Shanghai. With the Concept GLB at Auto Shanghai (18 to 25 April 2019), Mercedes-Benz shows what SUV ideas on the company’s compact car platform might also be realised alongside the GLA as a sporty all-rounder. While the latter promises progressive driving enjoyment with its coupé-like lines, the Concept GLB places the emphasis on spaciousness and robustness. The concept car (length/width/height: 4634/1890/1900[1] millimetres) has space for up to seven occupants thanks to its long wheelbase ...

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First Drive: 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2018

For a long time, Kia’s sales pitch was mainly focused on value, the deal that the customer gets when choosing a Kia. This customer had – and still has – plenty of choice in the segments where the Korean manufacturer is active. Today, Kia is changing its game plan and wants to focus more on the product, and the lifestyle the product in question could be associated with. Last week, we got a chance to ...

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Review: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

To every rule, there is an exception. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one such phenomenon as, despite its age, it continues to draw folks into dealerships and convince them to sign on the dotted line. Why is this exceptional? The Jeep Grand Cherokee, the current WK2 generation, was first introduced for the 2011 model year. The mid-cycle facelift, which arrived for the 2014 model year, is also old! And despite this, the Grand Cherokee remains ...

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Review: 2018 Ford Expedition Platinum Max

To each his or her own, they say. While I totally get the CUV craze, I’m going to stick to my station wagons, as long as I can… Yup, it’s come to this. A few things have happened recently, one of which both surprised and spooked me. In a nutshell, my far better and prettier half used to dabble in car reviews, is a car-nut herself and hopes to one day return to the business. ...

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First road test 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

Denver, COLORADO. With Ford recently announcing that all but two cars will remain in their product portfolio within the next two years, there’s even less reason to wonder why they invest so heavily in their trucks. Until I get to drive and review the new GM and RAM trucks, and even after I’ll have spent some time with them, I can safely say that the F-150 is an unfathomably good truck. What Ford’s done over ...

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Ford to cut all cars save for two

Ford Logo

This is big news. Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that they will not bring or give the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max and Focus sedans a next generation in North America. While we agree with all but the Fiesta, know that the Mustang will remain. A new addition will be the Chinese-built Focus Active crossover. This is all part of Ford’s “fitness” initiative presented by Hackett last October. The goal is massive cost cutting but this news is ...

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Uber self-driving car kills a pedestrian in Arizona

In what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a self-driving car, an autonomous Uber vehicle hit and killed an unnamed victim in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night. So far few details have emerged, but Tempe police and Uber both confirmed the incident. According to the Tempe PD, the self-driving Uber did have a driver at the time of the accident, but it was operating in fully-autonomous mode. Uber released ...

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Lincoln will reveal a new Aviator at the New York Auto Show

Lincoln Aviator

It’s highly likely that you do not remember the original Aviator. Back in 2003, Lincoln unleashed a rebadged Explorer to little or no fanfare. Other than a revised dashboard, some chrome and oversized taillights, nobody really noticed when it went away in 2005. Lincoln will revive the nameplate, as part of Ford’s multifaceted plan to overhaul their line-up. Lincoln has announced that they will be dropping the majority of their “MK” naming strategy in favour ...

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The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric unveiled in Geneva

2019 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is already one of Canada’s most anticipated SUVs of the year, and now we’re getting a new 100% electric version with impressive features. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this new electric Kona offers two engines, one of which can reach 470 kilometers of range! The first engine develops 133 horsepower and can reach 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. Its announced range is 300 kilometers courtesy of a 39.2-kWh battery which ...

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A wagon version of the Mission E: the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo unveiled in Geneva

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

The Porsche Mission E will come out as a production vehicle by next year and already Porsche is hard at work on other versions of its flagship electric sedan. In Geneva today, we got the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo, a high-slung utility version of the sedan presented three years ago in Frankfurt. The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo has not been confirmed yet, but the fact remains that the specifications of the concept are ...

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