3-row Range Rover twists way to Glen Haven

3-row Range Rover twists way to Glen Haven

The fifth-generation Range Rover L460, a midyear redesign with an optional third row of seats for the first time in the big unit, carried Jan and me in late June west into Big Thompson Canyon, then northwest on the Devil’s…

’22 Audi Q3 visits ‘old-type’ Saguache Crescent

’22 Audi Q3 visits ‘old-type’ Saguache Crescent

Our destination was the little, historical town of Saguache, sitting between two mountain ranges in southern Colorado, as Jan and I, after stopping for daughter, Kim Parker, headed out in a 2022 Audi Q3 S line quattro on a long…

Hemi V-8, near end, sounds off in Challenger

Hemi V-8, near end, sounds off in Challenger

The rumble on startup from the Dodge Challenger Hemi 6.4 is a wonderful sound, one which just might soothe the unrest in a car guy’s mind these summer days. I enjoyed the resonance of the pipes over and over again…

Kia visits Nebraska in all-new ‘23 Sportage Hybrid

Kia visits Nebraska in all-new ‘23 Sportage Hybrid

An all-new hybrid model, the 2023 Kia Sportage, was provided for our drive to North Platte, Neb., and back. Wheelbase and overall length have been stretched in the Sportage for ’23; noticeable improvements are the vast amount of legroom in…

BMW sticks to some tried-and-true for i4 electric

BMW sticks to some tried-and-true for i4 electric

The third all-electric vehicle in six weeks came my way in April in the form of the BMW i4 M50 all-wheel drive, a coupe-styled four-door hatchback. It is the first electric car developed by BMW’s M performance division. The i4…

Nissan lends early drive in 400-hp Z car

Nissan lends early drive in 400-hp Z car

Nissan communications executive Steve Parrett handed me the keys to “the new Z” only a few minutes after I had seated myself very comfortably inside the old Boulderado Hotel one morning in May. A quick exit got me into the…

Jag visits Broadmoor as 7 gain auto fame

Jag visits Broadmoor as 7 gain auto fame

The 120-mile drive for Jan and me in the Jaguar F-Pace S, the one with Caraway Windsor leather seats and powered by both turbo and supercharging, was fairly impressive, yet only a prelude to the wonderful late-May event at the…

Corolla adds style to hybrid mpg for Toyota

Corolla adds style to hybrid mpg for Toyota

This country’s expected eventual move away from the internal-combustion engine got a truckload of attention with production of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup. Most of us aren’t yet ready to turn to fully electric for our transportation needs….

Kia EV6 electric excellent handler

Kia EV6 electric excellent handler

A fairly sparkling performer, the new Kia EV6 is the sixth all-electric vehicle I’ve driven in first five months of 2022. From a nicely styled front end, the design goes somewhat wild at the rear with an overhead spoiler and…

Wind cuts charge in all-electric Volvo XC40

Wind cuts charge in all-electric Volvo XC40

Another all-electric, the ‘22 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Ultimate, rolled quietly into my driveway, the fourth fully-electric I’ve driven in March and April 2022. The Recharge is Volvo’s compact offering, beautifully styled from its short hood up front, over its…