A walk through 2017 Denver Auto Show

A walk through 2017 Denver Auto Show

Here’s a look at seven of the more than 500 new cars, trucks, vans and SUVs at the Colorado Convention Center for the 2017 Denver Auto Show April 5-9. Three are winners of Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. The…

More cargo, more power for GMC Yukon XL

More cargo, more power for GMC Yukon XL

Why the Yukon XL over the standard Yukon? Three rows of seats, same as the Yukon, plus 39 cubic feet of cargo space in the XL (15 for Yukon). With the Denali package added, performance comes from the 6.2-liter V-8…

Titan shines at Benz/BMW grand opening

Titan shines at Benz/BMW grand opening

The 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4WD pickup, with quilted leather seats, carried us into Denver  Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, and shown brightly in a mix among mostly premium luxury sedans outside the grand opening of Mercedes-Benz of Denver and…

Rogue top gainer; F-series, Camry lead sales

Rogue top gainer; F-series, Camry lead sales

For the 40th, or, actually, the 41st time, let me say, “Ford F-series outsells every vehicle in this country.” And again and again, I say, “Toyota Camry is tops among sedans.” As more and more consumers switched to new pickups…

Hybrid market shows slight gain

Hybrid market shows slight gain

Sales of gas/electric hybrids, battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the past year barely surpassed their 2015 totals in the U.S. market, accounting for approximately 2.9 percent of total new car, SUV and light truck sales for 2016. Sales…

Hellman of Delta is Colo. Time Dealer

Hellman of Delta is Colo. Time Dealer

Bill Hellman Jr., whose family has been involved in the new-car business in Delta for 60 years, has been named Colorado Time Dealer of the Year for 2017. Nominated by Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA),…

Expanded ‘17 Ridgeline is boost for Honda

Expanded ‘17 Ridgeline is boost for Honda

By Bud Wells Honda’s pickup, out of production the past two years, is back in renewed style. The 2017 Ridgeline, unibody-constructed, is more carlike than competitive makes, though it falls short in tow capacity and offroad capabilities. That suits lots…

Acura NSX hybrid, QX30 spin Devil’s Thumb

Acura NSX hybrid, QX30 spin Devil’s Thumb

Fifteen feet out of the parking spot aboard the Infiniti QX30 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, the hollering, “Stop, Bud, stop,” stopped me. “It’s leaking fuel,” I was told. That ended my plan for driving the premium compact crossover, one of…

Sales hot as Jeep celebrates 75th

Sales hot as Jeep celebrates 75th

The olive drab shade of green on the outside drew most comments as I spent some time recently in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4. As observers drew close and reacted to the badge on the side, “1941, 75 Years,”…

Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Fifty years to the month after the Camaro was revealed to the public, Chevrolet will commemorate the muscle car’s 50th anniversary celebration during the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Celebration and tours of the Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing,…