Subaru grows up with ‘19 Ascent

Subaru grows up with ‘19 Ascent

Unveiling of a new midsize SUV, the 2019 Ascent, may be the key for continuing a hot sales pace of several years for Subaru in Colorado. The new one has three rows of seats, will tow up to 5,000 pounds…

Jaguar Sportbrake competes with Volvo

Jaguar Sportbrake competes with Volvo

One look at the elongated roofline of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake wagon tells you this is a midsizer which competes with the Mercedes E-Class wagon and the Volvo V90. The XF Sportbrake is considerably larger than the E-Pace SUV. The…

A wagon emerges, this one from Buick

A wagon emerges, this one from Buick

Every now and then, not often, a new wagon shows up in the U.S. auto industry. Don’t get fooled into thinking they’re all crossovers. The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is an all-wheel-drive wagon. My gosh, the last Buick wagon I…

Reviewer’s one week in Lotus’ 70 years

Reviewer’s one week in Lotus’ 70 years

Lotus this month (July 2018) celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. Most of us recognize the Lotus marque, one of the most iconic in the world of sports cars and racing. Few,…

Tossing weight, V-8 boosts  Expedition

Tossing weight, V-8 boosts Expedition

“Toss it,” is the keyword among Ford decision-makers these days, and its significance is apparent in the attractive, redesigned 2018 Expedition 4X4, full-sized SUV. The new one has shed 300 pounds of curb weight with an aluminum-alloy body, yet offers…

Kia adds pizzazz with Stinger GT

Kia adds pizzazz with Stinger GT

With a last bite of key lime pie put away on an April night at the Oceanaire Restaurant in downtown Denver, I crawled into the driver’s seat of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT and drove away from two days and…