Audi A6 allroad, Mercedes’ true coupe

Audi A6 allroad, Mercedes’ true coupe

Out-of-the-ordinary body styles showed up on a couple European luxury imports sent my way. They’re the 2021 Audi A6 allroad quattro wagon and ’21 Mercedes AMG E53 two-door coupe. The outstanding products are German-built – the Audi at Neckarsulm near…

Power, efficiency for Accord Hybrid

Power, efficiency for Accord Hybrid

The role of gas/electric hybrids is fast-moving past its traditional major-domo status toward key player for several manufacturers in the intensely competitive automotive field. The Honda Accord is an example. It is determined to “go the distance” in the face…

710-hp Durango Hellcat most powerful

710-hp Durango Hellcat most powerful

The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat is the most powerful SUV in the country; well, most powerful in the world, I guess. Its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V-8 generates 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. It will attain 180-miles-per-hour speeds…

Traditionally tough Defender returns

Traditionally tough Defender returns

One of the toughest of Land Rovers, after a 23-year absence from the U.S., is back. The Land Rover Defender 110, for which roots date to the original LR in1950, fits the role of terrain tamer and is pitted against…

Buick delivers early look at ’21 Envision

Buick delivers early look at ’21 Envision

As the 2021 Buick Envision showed up in my driveway, after I’d cleared the snow, I was impressed with its appearance – lower and wider than last year, finished in cinnabar metallic, with dark 20-inch wheels and dark-gloss grille and…

Jeep Gladiator pickup adds ecodiesel

Jeep Gladiator pickup adds ecodiesel

Items of added concern, in addition to the coronavirus, seem to pop up fairly frequent these days. For instance, the newest test-drive is a Jeep, and preceding its delivery I receive a note that the parent company is now “Stellantis,”…

Kia tests sedan slump with sporty K5

Kia tests sedan slump with sporty K5

The car-building bosses at Kia from South Korea, perhaps heady from the sales successes with their Telluride and Seltos SUV crossovers in the past year, are taking aim at the midsize sedan market with the 2021 K5. Around 30 grand…

All-electric Mustang Mach-e slips onto trail

All-electric Mustang Mach-e slips onto trail

“Is it the electric Mustang?,” I was asked dozens of times while driving the new Ford hatchback. Yes, it’s the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e4 all-electric crossover, which had only begun to reach Ford dealer showrooms by early in 2021. The…

Toyota Land Cruiser in final year

Toyota Land Cruiser in final year

The Toyota Land Cruiser, a pinnacle of toughness in the U.S. for 60 years, will be discontinued at the end of the 2021 model year. That the end of the line for the Land Cruiser is that imminent was confirmed…

AT4 trim expands 4WD of GMC Yukon

AT4 trim expands 4WD of GMC Yukon

As far back as I can remember, GMC has offered the most comfortable ride among the auto industry’s full-sized SUVs. Following a week with the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 four-wheel drive, I’d say it continues to hold that distinction.  It…