Titan shines at Benz/BMW grand opening

Titan shines at Benz/BMW grand opening

The 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4WD pickup, with quilted leather seats, carried us into Denver  Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, and shown brightly in a mix among mostly premium luxury sedans outside the grand opening of Mercedes-Benz of Denver and…

BMW X4’s turbo-6 tries out Boulder Canyon

BMW X4’s turbo-6 tries out Boulder Canyon

With an excellent, albeit somewhat unusual, all-wheel-drive vehicle, Jan and I enjoyed a drive in to Boulder on a snowy day with wet roads and some ice. The 2017 BMW X4 is a slope-backed SUV crossover hatchback, a four-door which…

Rogue top gainer; F-series, Camry lead sales

Rogue top gainer; F-series, Camry lead sales

For the 40th, or, actually, the 41st time, let me say, “Ford F-series outsells every vehicle in this country.” And again and again, I say, “Toyota Camry is tops among sedans.” As more and more consumers switched to new pickups…

Back then . . . .’82 Mercury LN7

Back then . . . .’82 Mercury LN7

1982 Mercury LN7 sport coupe. (Bud Wells photo/1982)(Thirty-five years ago, I wrote this automotive review of the 1982 Mercury LN7 sport coupe for The Denver Post. It was borrowed by Kumpf Lincoln-Mercury, 5000 S. Broadway, for testing. Excerpts:) A rear…

Hybrid market shows slight gain

Hybrid market shows slight gain

Sales of gas/electric hybrids, battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the past year barely surpassed their 2015 totals in the U.S. market, accounting for approximately 2.9 percent of total new car, SUV and light truck sales for 2016. Sales…

Greetings from open-top Vette Grand Sport

Greetings from open-top Vette Grand Sport

“Merry Christmas!,” I shouted the morning of Christmas Eve from the bolstered, low-slung seat of the 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport convertible, finished in Corvette racing yellow. I’ve made these annual holiday greetings to readers for many years, from inside…

Volvo S90, Nissan Titan XD are top car, truck

Volvo S90, Nissan Titan XD are top car, truck

The year 2016 was one in which the auto industry continued its strong movement toward turbocharged, 4-cylinder engines with 8-speed and 9-speed automatic transmissions and innovative safety devices. In emphasizing the smaller powerplants, none was more effective than the 2017…