Lucid Koenigsegg
Apr 13, 2017

If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Supercars at NYIAS

Jim Motavalli

Million-dollar price tags and 200-mph were on display at the New York Auto Show.

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SUVs at NYAS
Apr 13, 2017

SUVs to the Front: A 2017 New York Auto Show Report

Jim Motavalli

Automakers are riding high in 2017, and their road to riches is paved with big-ticket SUVs.

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Ford Explorer at 2017 NYAS
Apr 12, 2017

Ford at NAIAS: A New Explorer, and a Prediction that SUVs Are Here to Stay

Jim Motavalli

Ford predicts that SUVs (including crossovers) could top 50 percent of the overall market in the next five to seven years. And, oh yes, there's a refreshed Explorer.

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VW Atlas
Apr 07, 2017

Atlas: Will It Hold Up Volkswagen's World?

Jim Motavalli

Under fire, the German automaker has a lot riding on its new made-in-America midsized SUV. Fortunately, this crossover is aimed squarely at the U.S. heartland.

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Amelia Island 2017
Mar 15, 2017

Amelia Island 2017: The Big Star Cars Come Out to Play

Jim Motavalli

Sunny weather, Hollywood star cars, Clark Gable's crankshaft, $20 million classics and $15,000 Miatas--Amelia Island had it all this year (and dodged the rain).

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Review: Mazda Miata MX-5 hardtop convertible
Mar 06, 2017

Mazda 2017: The Miata's New Retractable Hardtop, and the Quieter CX-5 Goes Upscale

Jim Motavalli

Mazda has only two-percent global market share, but with the new Miata RF and CX-5, it's trying harder.

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Lady Norah Docker's Golden Daimler
Feb 28, 2017

Lady Norah Docker of Daimler: The Car World's Own Marie Antoinette

Jim Motavalli

How one flamboyant, free-spending couple managed to destroy a staid old auto company.

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Buried cars
Feb 24, 2017

Buried Cars: Who Says You Can't Take Your Ride With You?

Jim Motavalli

True-life tales of cars buried with their owners, entombed for decades behind brick walls, or used as time capsules and tombstones. 

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Review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric
Feb 21, 2017

Meet the Ioniqs: A Green Trio From Hyundai

Jim Motavalli

The Ioniq family includes a hybrid with the best fuel economy available today, the most efficient battery car on the market, and a plug-in hybrid that splits the difference between the two.

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US Interstate System
Feb 14, 2017

Why We Drive 55: The Strange but True Story of America's Interstates

Jim Motavalli

"We Like Ike" because he pushed through the idea of a coast-to-coast ribbon of highway across the length and breadth of the U.S. of A.

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