Audi unveils Q8 with traffic light info

Audi unveils Q8 with traffic light info

While Audi followers await arrival of the small, second-generation Q3, filling the spotlight from Ingolstadt headquarters is the Q8 midsize luxury offering. Though numerically atop the SUV crossover line with the Q3/5/7 models, the Q8 is offered only with two…

Addition of ‘All Fours’ boosts Mazda3

Addition of ‘All Fours’ boosts Mazda3

Mazda has tied a “down-to-earth” approach to its high-flying “soul of motion” design in an effort to save its compact sedan and hatchback, mired  like all others of that ilk in an industrywide sales descent. Aimed particularly at Colorado and…

Iacocca; Land Rover Defender, Discovery

Iacocca; Land Rover Defender, Discovery

Much is happening, as we move into July, almost an overflow of column material. Lee Iacocca died; I’ll be grilling for a third of the family on the Fourth; the current review is the Land Rover Discovery, yet bigger news…

Blue hue admired on Ford F-150

Blue hue admired on Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup sat in my driveway and Jan was working in one of her flower beds when neighbors Dennis and Marsha, out for a walk, stopped to chat with her. Commenting on the pickup, one of…

Midsizers: Kia Telluride vs. Chevy Blazer

Midsizers: Kia Telluride vs. Chevy Blazer

Parked side-by-side in my garage were two all-new midsize SUV crossovers – the 2020 Kia Telluride SX and ’19 Chevrolet Blazer Premier. They’ll compete for sales success with more than a dozen other midsizers, including the redesigned Honda Passport, the…

‘19 Toyota Prius gets partial AWD

‘19 Toyota Prius gets partial AWD

I’d heard that Toyota, in Japan, had added all-wheel-drive technology to its Prius being sold there, so, at a meeting in Denver three years ago I asked Toyota executive David Lee if the company might do the same in Colorado….

Cadillac XT4 faces up to BMW, Audi subcompacts

Cadillac XT4 faces up to BMW, Audi subcompacts

The littler luxuries (subcompacts) are latecomers to the years’-long takeover of the U.S. car market by SUVs and crossovers. The newest of the newer premium luxury subcompacts are the Cadillac XT4 and Lexus UX, showing up in November and December….

Alfa Romeo Giulia: low number, high impact

Alfa Romeo Giulia: low number, high impact

Curiosity abounds all around, with regards to Alfa Romeo. Few of the Italian marque are seen in these parts, yet several times as I parked and exited the 2019 Giulia sport sedan, someone would ask, “Is that an Alfa Romeo?”…

Lexus adds UX hybrid to subcompacts

Lexus adds UX hybrid to subcompacts

It’s an odd-color green on the 2019 Lexus UX 250h all-wheel-drive review model I piloted in February. Nori green pearl, Lexus calls it, somewhat like the olive green on a Jeep. This is no Jeep. It is Lexus’ new luxury…

Cold, speed take toll on range-plus Leaf

Cold, speed take toll on range-plus Leaf

With bigger battery pack for more competitive range, and sporty and appealing new exterior styling, the all-electric 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus rolled quietly into my possession during the Denver Auto Show in late March. The new Plus version, fully charged,…