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We drive the Volkswagen Tiguan SE
  by Ali Arsham
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a vehicle that is perfectly sized for most families. It is big enough to handle most of your chores yet not too big to be able to handle the big cities. It is also affordable and economical so what is not to love? Not much as we found out. The Tiguan, redesigned for 2018, marks an evolution in Volkswagen’s clean and timeless design DNA. 
SS Styling Changes Lead 2020 Camaro Updates
  Will it be less of a dog in NASCAR?
A new front-end appearance for the SS and a new LT1 V-8 performance model add style and choice to the 2020 Camaro lineup, while a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission enhances models equipped with the available 3.6L V-6 engine. The new Camaro SS front-end appearance is based on the distinctive design of the Camaro Shock show vehicle that debuted last fall at the SEMA Show. The SS now features a repositioned bowtie emblem in the upper grille and a body-color bar between the upper and lower grilles.
Porsche 911 Speedster Debuts at NY Auto Show
  192 mph top-end
Last year, Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary of building sports cars by showing two 911 Speedster Concept vehicles to the public. Now, the production version is celebrating its North American debut in New York. Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0 liter flat-six engine capable of up to 9,000 rpm that is also used in the current 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS models, the 2019 911 Speedster develops 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque, accompanied by a highly emotional, racing inspired soundtrack.
Toyota Promotes Global Vehicle Electrification
  Providing Nearly 24,000 Licenses Royalty-Free
With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.
Ford reveals plug-in hybrid SUV
  6 different variants
Ford today unveiled the stylish and distinctive range of all-new Kuga SUVs, debuting sleek new exterior design with premium proportions that deliver improved roominess and comfort. Ford’s most electrified vehicle ever, the sophisticated all-new Kuga Titanium, sporty Kuga ST‑Line and upscale Kuga Vignale.
Testing of Porsche Taycan has entered the final stage
  Final version to be revealed in September
In Scandinavia, just a few kilometres away from the Arctic Circle, it is proving its potential in terms of driving dynamics on snow and ice. At the same time, Porsche engineers are taking advantage of the summer in the Southern Hemisphere. In South Africa, they are conducting performance tests, as well as final adjustments in terms of continuous performance and reproducibility. In Dubai they are carrying out hot-climate endurance runs and testing battery charging under extreme conditions.
We drive the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
  by Ali Arsham
If you think you would like an SUV, may we suggest a nice European wagon instead? The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is an ideal car for small families that is affordable, fun, roomy and efficient. Most people don’t need a giant SUV to drive around town and the Golf is perfectly sized for the city life.
Remembering Joe Girard
  "The World’s Greatest Retail Salesman"
We would like to join the automotive community in remembering the legendary car salesman, motivational speaker, and Automotive Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Girard. Girard passed away on Thursday February 28th after falling in his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. We are sad to see such a prominent figure in the automotive sales industry to go but are happy to remember his amazing life story.
Bugatti develops unique hyper sports car
  for a Bugatti enthusiast
The successful continuation of their heritage poses a challenge for traditional companies. Once again, the French luxury brand Bugatti has shown that it can transform these challenges into unique models. With its one-off car "La Voiture Noire "Bugatti has again proved that it makes the world’s most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive hyper sports cars.
The New Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept Vehicle
  Electrification Meets Beauty And Dynamism
Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric vehicle world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, revealing the new concept of the Alfa Romeo Tonale premium compact SUV. The Tonale is the first plug-in hybrid and the first premium compact SUV for Alfa Romeo. It rewrites the rules of today's fastest growing segment using the brand’s trademark language made up of gorgeous Italian design and unparalleled driving dynamics.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo
  a celebration of excellence
Ferrari has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta. The name is an homage to both the model’s uncompromising layout and to the engine that powers it – with a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car and sets the benchmark not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.
We drive the 797hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
  by Ali Arsham
Muscle cars come in different flavors but it is safe to say that they have come a long way since the 60’s.  Some may argue that others have strayed from the original flavor, but the Dodge Challenger is probably the most authentic muscle car today.  It is the most traditional and it does not pretend to be anything else.  A muscle car needs lots of power and we thought that the Hellcat edition with 717 hp was all that we needed.  Dodge must have felt otherwise because for 2019 they have introduced the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with a full 797 hp.
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