• 2014 Cadillac Escalade?

    Who knows.This looks a bit radical to me.The next Escalade will still be based on the Chevy Pick up truck. And this looks more like some car base thing.Or not? Either way, we will see an all new Escalade sometime next year. But I really don’t think, and hope, it will be as popular as… Continue reading 2014 Cadillac Escalade?

  • 2013 Toyota Auris

    The current Auris was never sold in the US. It is what Europe gets instead of the ultra bland Corolla. This all new model doesn’t really look that much modern than the current one.So it looks like they might follow the same recipe with the next Corolla.“All new but the same”. And the Auris has… Continue reading 2013 Toyota Auris

  • Chevrolet Volt. Day two.

    Still not charged up, and still a blast to drive.A few online forums listed The ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood as having a couple of charging stations in the parking lot.Unfortunately, I found out they have been taken out about a year ago…So no charging today. The Volt drives great no matter what. The car being… Continue reading Chevrolet Volt. Day two.

  • Another day, another Chinese copy…

    This one is from DongFen.Which usually builds cars for Nissan. This one uses the design of the previous Kia Sorento with a Cadillac SRX front end. Go figure… The engine is a 2.0 Liter from Nissan. The whole thing is supposedly priced at around $12 000.

  • Chevrolet Volt. Day one.

    I finally was able to get a Volt, late yesterday.It came to me with about 12 miles left on the charge. And I really do not have a way to plug it in until after the week end.Which is too bad.The pure electric drive is quite an amazing experience. The car does feel heavy, which… Continue reading Chevrolet Volt. Day one.

  • Peugeot 301

    Looks like it is based on the new 208.A boring “trunk added” version of the cool 208. It does have that “emerging market” look to it. Even though it will be built in Spain, it is not, so far, intended for western Europe.Its main market will be Latin America, Africa, The Middle East and eastern… Continue reading Peugeot 301

  • VW Beetle Turbo. Day four.

    I am still enjoying the Beetle very much every day.I realized, and mentioned before, than all of the electrical problems I have had are due to a previously disconnected battery. I have been using the regular D setting more today. And found out it’s just fine for when you just want to cruse around.I then… Continue reading VW Beetle Turbo. Day four.

  • 2014/15 Passat Coupe?

    The European Passat got a few changes for the 2012 model year, but it is not an all new model like the one we have here in the US.So a brand new Passat for Europe is due in a couple of years. And there is yet another rumor of a coupe version.This is an illustration… Continue reading 2014/15 Passat Coupe?

  • VW Beetle Turbo. Day three.

    The interior is where this new Bug is obviously more upscale than the New Beetle was.It almost feels like an Audi version of the Beetle. Even the hard plastics have a good texture. And there is no chrome whatsoever. Every metal trim has a much classier matt finish.But, a friend of mine sitting in the… Continue reading VW Beetle Turbo. Day three.