AU.TO: Searches & Success

AU.TO: Searches & Success

Adam Jansen is a passionate entrepreneur.  He believes success comes to those who listen, take advice and display humility in all their dealings. “It may not happen overnight but if you build something that is great and you have the right intentions, I think that success will be there,” he says. Jansen is the Vice President […]

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 Trail Premium V6 Review

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 Trail Premium V6 Review

There’s SUV all-wheel drive models that say they will be good for off-road use, and then there’s the Toyota 4Runner 4×4 Trail edition. That’s the real deal when it comes to hardcore, outdoor recreational play. There are few truck-like body-on-frame SUVs left on the market and the 4Runner is one of them. Most SUVs today […]

First Look: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde

First Look: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde

Alfa Romeo is bringing sexy back to the sport sedan market with the 2017 Giulia and especially the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde, which made its world debut recently at the company’s museum in Milan, Italy. With Alfa reentering the U.S. market after almost a 20 year hiatus, the new Giulia will play a major role in establishing the […]

Lexus RC F GT Concept Competes at Pikes Peak

Lexus RC F GT Concept Competes at Pikes Peak

Sunday, the new Lexus RC F GT Concept will compete in the Time Attack Class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The vehicle is inspired by the legacy of the IS F CCS-R that competed two years ago. Sunday’s event at Pikes Peak marks the 93rd running of the race, envisioned by Colorado Springs […]

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Review

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Review

“Hey, you sure that is a C-Class and not an S-Class?”  This was the question I asked when my local dealer pointed to the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC on the lot. I must say, from the basic profile, it looks like somebody at Mercedes-Benz took the CAD design of the S-Class, re-sized it to […]

Ford Enters Third Dimension

Ford Enters Third Dimension

Ford Motor Company recently created a site, connecting with fans on an unique level.  The automaker now offers 3D models and printable files of some of their lineup, including the elusive and iconic GT. Other 3D Ford models include F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST, and Fiesta ST. Additional Ford vehicles are forthcoming. The Ford […]

2016 Ram Heavy Duty: Torque, Towing & Triumph

2016 Ram Heavy Duty: Torque, Towing & Triumph

Towing specifications, torque output and the practicality of each are highly scrutinized by heavy duty truck buyers.  The market is exceedingly competitive and it’s a game of inches in both categories for manufactures. With strong offerings from competitors, Ram is looking to set the pace and distance themselves. The brand recently announced record breaking figures […]

2015 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT Sedan Review

2015 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT Sedan Review

The performance-focused sport sedan segment is full of top picks from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Jaguar. How does the Lexus GS 350 stack up against the world’s finest sedans?   This weekend we found out, driving an Atomic Silver, 2015 Lexus GS 350 sedan.   It came with all-wheel-drive and the F SPORT package, […]

Safety & Security the Volvo Way

Safety & Security the Volvo Way

Volvo builds their legacy on safety innovations and the automaker has yet another reason to strive in that arena.  In a comprehensive study on collision avoidance technology, City Safety equipped Volvo’s reduce insurance claims for rear end collisions by 28 percent. Insurance data analyzed in the study covered 160,000 vehicle years.   Figures show, regardless if injuries were […]

First Look: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

First Look: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

If I asked you to describe the current Mercedes-Benz GLK compact crossover in one word, what would it be? I personally would describe it as a brick. If I could choose another, then it would be “old-fashioned” because the GLK looks like a stereotypical SUV with chunky, squared-off wheel arches, and a three box design which mostly […]

Infiniti Q30: Rarity Over Distinction

Infiniti Q30: Rarity Over Distinction

The Infiniti Q30 Concept appeared at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.  This September, the first compact vehicle from Infiniti will return to Frankfurt for the official reveal. Final dynamic testing and product validation is taking place across Europe.  Development of the Infiniti Q30 happened at Infiniti’s Engineering Center in Cranfield, UK. What is […]

First Look: 2016 Subaru Forester

First Look: 2016 Subaru Forester

Behind the Outback, the Subaru Forester is the second most popular selling model in the North American lineup.  The Forester continues to perform well for Subaru as the company posted strong May sales. While the Outback was completely redesigned inside and out for 2015, the Forester soldiers on with minimal changes. For 2016, the Subaru Forester […]

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