September 27, 2021

NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT HST ADDS STRAIGHT-SIX PERFORMANCE AND REFINEMENT

The Range Rover Sport effortlessly combines dynamic on-road handling, luxurious refinement and trademark Land Rover all-terrain capability. The introduction of an all-new 400PS in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine enhances performance, refinement and responses along with improved fuel economy. Available initially on the special edition HST model, the all-new 400PS* Ingenium engine is more responsive and […]

Range Rover

2018 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW: 2020 JEEP GLADIATOR

Jeep debuted the long-rumored pickup version of its Wrangler SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, bestowing it a name from the company’s storied past. Carrying the “Gladiator” moniker last used on full-size pickups the company offered during the 1960s, the 2020 version is based on the four-door Wrangler, but has a five-foot-long cargo bed […]

Jeep

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW: 2020 KIA SPORTAGE

Although the 2020 Kia Sportage shown at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show doesn’t look that much different, it boasts several subtle changes. Both the front and rear fascias have been revised, LED headlights and fog lights will be available, new wheel designs are used, Steel Grey has been added to the color palette, leatherette upholstery […]

Kia

AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY; WILL END CAR SALES IN THE U.S.

We had a hunch this day would come, but we weren’t expecting it so suddenly. Yesterday American Suzuki, the U.S. distributor of Suzuki Motor Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the court near its Orange County, California, headquarters. This is part of a restructuring operation that will see the shuttering of its automobile […]

Grand Vitara , Suzuki

2019 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW: 2020 TOYOTA RAV4 TRD OFF-ROAD

Toyota’s lineup of TRD Off-Road SUVs is about to get a smaller sibling. The RAV4 compact SUV, which was just redesigned for 2019, is set to add a TRD Off-Road model outfitted with an array of Toyota Racing Development engineering and design features aimed at enhancing trail-driving capability. The suspension gets unique red coil springs […]

Toyota

JAGUAR LAND ROVER PLANTS TO CLOSE FOR WEEK IN APRIL DUE TO BREXIT

Jaguar Land Rover will extend a planned shutdown of its UK plants in April because of continuing Brexit uncertainty. The shutdown, which is set for April 8-12, will affect all three of the company’s car plants in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood, as well as its engine plant in Wolverhampton. It comes in addition to […]

Jaguar , Land Rover

HIGH-MARGIN PICKUP TRUCKS DRIVE GM PROFIT, SHARES RISE

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Wednesday swung to a quarterly profit thanks to high-margin pickup trucks and crossovers in the U.S. market plus cost cutting and maintained its full-year 2019 earnings forecast, lifting its shares 1.7 percent. All of the No. 1 U.S. automaker’s profit came from North America, where those lucrative models […]

Interesting

FORD BRONCO CLASSIC 4X4

Lifted Vintage Bronco Offroading Beast! The head turning beauty of the classic Ford Bronco is hard to deny and an early Bronco is tough to find. With only 230.800 Broncos produced between 1966 and 1977 the few that are still left are getting more expensive. Ford produced the Bronco to meet competition from the Jeep […]

Ford

TOWED ALL OVER THE US – “FRANKIE” THE 1942 FORD GPW

I’ve owned “Frankie” since about 1981. 12 Volt. CJ 4-134 L with a Ford head! New Kaiser Willys manifold/exhaust. Has had a Warn overdrive since 1983. The body is a Filipino replica from about 1981. I added a roll bar in 2018. I’ve towed the Jeep all over the US while I was in the […]

Jeep

THIS ’87 SUZUKI SAMURAI IS THE 4X4 COLLECTOR’S JEEP ALTERNATIVE

Automotive rivalries aren’t just waged on pavement and drag strips (not to mention showroom floors), they’re also fought where the road ends and when the going gets tough: off-road. And in the 1980s, that battle was markedly apparent. 4×4 icons like the original Jeep Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Pathfinder, and Isuzu Trooper all […]

Suzuki