Lyriq electric draws crowd to Elway Cadillac

Lyriq electric draws crowd to Elway Cadillac

As snow fell outside the showroom windows, John Elway Cadillac staged a somewhat picturesque unveiling on a November Thursday evening with a huge crowd of customers and curious onlookers. With the new car covered from sight as the men and…

‘23 Tacoma’s new look is “solar octane”

‘23 Tacoma’s new look is “solar octane”

Sporting Toyota’s newest color of solar octane, a vivid and bright orange, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pickup carried us out north on a late November afternoon, then off to the east through some dryland ranch country before returning…

A look back. . .‘Dad was test-driver for Hudson Hornet’

A look back. . .‘Dad was test-driver for Hudson Hornet’

It all transpired from a mention in August (2022) that Dodge expects to resurrect the Hornet model name for its first plug-in hybrid, having acquired rights to the name from the Chrysler Corp. purchase of American Motors Corp. in 1987….

Back then . . . ’98 Chev Blazer in snow

Back then . . . ’98 Chev Blazer in snow

By Bud Wells (About this time 25 years ago, just before Thanksgiving 1997, I drove a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer four-door in a heavy snowstorm. Following are excerpts from the review:) When I picked up a ’98 Blazer on a Friday…

3.0-liter Raptor enhances full-sized Ford Bronco

3.0-liter Raptor enhances full-sized Ford Bronco

Ford casts a huge shadow with its new Bronco Raptor. It’s big and wide. How wide? A fraction short of 86 inches; that’s 10 inches wider than a standard Bronco. And it stands 6 ½ feet tall. It rides on…

Chevy runs great with 70th-year Corvette

Chevy runs great with 70th-year Corvette

In its 70th year, the Chevy Corvette defies the combination of aging, on the one hand, and the rush to electrics, at the other. The opportunity to drive the 2023 Corvette Stingray Coupe 2LT reminded me of the excellent job…

Destination for Mercedes EQB350: old friends

Destination for Mercedes EQB350: old friends

The 2022 Mercedes EQB350 all-electric SUV awaited me at 7:20 a.m. on an October Friday; I slipped into the pilot seat heading to Denver for breakfast with some old driver friends. The EQB is a compact, smaller and much lesser-equipped…

Cadillac Escalade V moves in among exotics

Cadillac Escalade V moves in among exotics

Leisure time on a beautiful October Sunday was aboard the swankiest American automotive product I’ve driven – the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-series. Swanky and pricey; in fact, at $150,580 it is the highest-priced U.S.-based luxury model to come my way….

Redesign lifts Honda HR-V against power lag

Redesign lifts Honda HR-V against power lag

With 20 models competing full-throttle for attention in the subcompact SUV market, “it was essential that we upgrade now,” said an official of the Honda car company. It is a statement supporting the launch of the 2023 HR-V All-Wheel-Drive EX-L…

AC glitch slowed testing of Audi e-tron

AC glitch slowed testing of Audi e-tron

The all-electric automobiles, such rarity just a couple years ago, continue to roll in for review in much greater number. The most recent to me in August, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro, is the 10th fully electric I’ve driven…