Toyota counts on V-6, coils for Tundra

Toyota counts on V-6, coils for Tundra

Production began in January for the third-generation, 2022 Toyota Tundra, fully redesigned with interior appeal, and company officials anticipate the first real sales climb in 15 years for the full-sized pickup. The Tundra’s platform has been expanded into a fully-boxed…

Kona EV and winter’s cold shoulder

Kona EV and winter’s cold shoulder

The cold of winter takes a cut of range from the all-electric vehicles testing the market today. In my experiences in driving fully electric vehicles in cold weather in recent years, the amount of miles lost to the weather are…

Land Rover Discovery goes in snow

Land Rover Discovery goes in snow

Fortunate we were to be in possession of a 2021 Land Rover Discovery during one of our earlier January 2022 snowstorms. The Discovery R Dynamic S midsize model got around with no slipping in fairly deep snow and across icy…

Hyundai Santa Cruz lowers compact-PU size.

Hyundai Santa Cruz lowers compact-PU size.

Two new, small pickups – the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick – are drawing attention in the automotive world. The Maverick edged out the Santa Cruz for selection as North American Truck of the Year for 2022. I spent…

Ford Raptor makes run to Kearney, Neb.

Ford Raptor makes run to Kearney, Neb.

The big Ford Raptor, an F150 SuperCrew finished in orange metallic hue, carried us into Nebraska all the way to Kearney, where we toured an impressive display of 200 classic automobiles. The Kearney Classic Car Collection, a gift to the…

S580 is ‘dream;’ Frontier is top truck

S580 is ‘dream;’ Frontier is top truck

My word, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was better, is now even better. Carrying me out of year 2021 this week was the S580 4Matic Sedan, a bit bigger at 208 inches in overall length and curb weight of 5,290 pounds. It’s…

Bud’s 2,500th review – ‘Merry Christmas’

Bud’s 2,500th review – ‘Merry Christmas’

“Merry Christmas” I shout out from the open window of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It is a special time for me, as the Grand Wagoneer is the 2,500th car or truck I’ve reviewed over the past 44 years –…

Genesis GV70 earns divisional recognition

Genesis GV70 earns divisional recognition

“Is that a Bentley?,” Robert McKeigan hollered out the window of his pickup as I parked in a fueling lane at Stub’s Gas & Oil in Wiggins early afternoon on my way to Wray. “No, it’s a Genesis,” I responded,…

Hybrid switch brightens Toyota minivan

Hybrid switch brightens Toyota minivan

A bright position in a slumping automotive market category of minivans appears to be that of the Toyota Sienna and its maker’s decision a year ago to produce and sell only gas/electric hybrid models. Contrasting that is FCA’s axing a…

Jeep testing plug-in Wrangler

Jeep testing plug-in Wrangler

Jeep? Electrified? I’ve seen it and driven it, a plug-in hybrid. For the Wrangler offroad star to be primed for the alternative power source probably means the entire automotive industry is making preparation. In fact, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis…