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Sonata struts a mature look, attitude: Hyundai Sonata enters its seventh generation

Sonata struts a mature look, attitude: Hyundai Sonata enters its seventh generation

Hyundai Sonata design was barely recognized by consumers 10 years ago.

September 28, 2014 2:52 pm
Evoque treks outside the box: Range Rover Evoque not an illusion

Evoque treks outside the box: Range Rover Evoque not an illusion

Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque looks as good parked as it does rolling down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

September 21, 2014 2:52 pm
Tiguan awakens ‘Sport’ personality

Tiguan awakens ‘Sport’ personality

Most Sport Utility Vehicles don’t live up to their segment’s first name.

September 07, 2014 2:25 pm
Outback rolls 20-year milestone: Utility defines 2015 Subaru wagon

Outback rolls 20-year milestone: Utility defines 2015 Subaru wagon

Subaru Outback enters its fifth-generation to celebrate 20 years on-and off-pavement across America’s landscape.  

August 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Dodge flexes factory-built muscle car

Dodge flexes factory-built muscle car

Those who missed the first Muscle Car Era from the 1960s are in luck - history is repeating itself.

August 03, 2014 1:12 pm
British-built Jaguar stays the course

British-built Jaguar stays the course

British automaker Jaguar completes its classic two-seat sports car model line with that arrival of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe.

July 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Chrysler 200 cultivates Italian roots

Chrysler 200 cultivates Italian roots

Chrysler Group’s “Imported from Detroit” credo adds the midsize 2015 Chrysler 200 to their portfolio of European-based cars.

May 18, 2014 12:17 pm
Global SUV tracks stateside

Global SUV tracks stateside

Last week’s New York International Auto Show in New York City opened a new door to the U.S. sport utility vehicle segment with the introduction of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax.

May 04, 2014 12:17 pm
Subaru WRX muscles STI mettle

Subaru WRX muscles STI mettle

Timing is the magic elixir that helps drive sales in the auto industry.

April 20, 2014 5:13 pm
Volvo launches ‘Drive-E’ powertrains

Volvo launches ‘Drive-E’ powertrains

Not to be confused with electric power, “Drive-E” is a new wave of 4-cylinder powertrains that maximize ‘Drive Efficiency’ and fuel economy without sacrificing performance.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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CX-5 suits compact market

CX-5 suits compact market

Mazda’s “zoom-zoom” tag line has long touted the brand’s fun-to-drive product line.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
“Chevrolet flagship sets new watermark”

“Chevrolet flagship sets new watermark”

Impala – a single word that spins memories for five generations of Chevrolet owners enters its 10th generation on America’s roads.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Sorento draws athletic design

Sorento draws athletic design

Kia once stood in the shadows while other auto manufacturers brought exciting vehicle designs to market.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Midsize vehicles rule Chicago show

Midsize vehicles rule Chicago show

Over 30 world automakers bring nearly 1000 vehicles for display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
R-Line drives Beetle mettle

R-Line drives Beetle mettle

Automakers know a car’s heritage helps sell future generations of particular models.

February 01, 2014 2:08 pm
Forester plants all-wheel traction

Forester plants all-wheel traction

Our region’s recent blast of snow measures the true depth of a car’s traction capability in winter.

January 18, 2014 4:23 pm
Silverado features robust design

Silverado features robust design

The winner of the 2014 North American Truck of the Year Award will be announced at next week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

January 04, 2014 5:08 pm
Land Rover schools off-road technique

Land Rover schools off-road technique

Hard to image how driving 3 miles per hour can be billed an “experience."

December 28, 2013 4:12 pm
Scion iQ solves parking dilemmas

Scion iQ solves parking dilemmas

Consumers traveling the shopping mall circuit this holiday season face the challenge of finding a place to park their vehicle.

December 14, 2013 4:28 pm
Regal drives a younger market

Regal drives a younger market

General Motors’ Buick Division reinvents the image of its century-old brand with design and performance that is wooing younger buyers to the 2014 Buick Regal.

November 30, 2013 11:47 am
Malibu sells from the inside, out

Malibu sells from the inside, out

It is no surprise that a vehicle’s exterior styling draws consumers into a new car showroom. But it’s the interior design and comfort that leads them to ownership.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Rover Sport treks lighter ground

Rover Sport treks lighter ground

Land Rover engineers have put the athletic Range Rover Sport on a remarkable diet.

November 02, 2013 11:24 am
LS 600 stretches hybrid market

LS 600 stretches hybrid market

With the Lexus LS 600h L sedan, where you sit depends on where you stand.

October 19, 2013 12:09 pm
Toyota Tundra covers fresh ground

Toyota Tundra covers fresh ground

Detroit’s Big Three truck makers have been watching their rearview mirrors since the Toyota Tundra bowed at the Chicago Auto Show in 2007.

October 05, 2013 4:52 pm
C-Max Hybrid enters green arena

C-Max Hybrid enters green arena

Today’s selection of hybrid vehicles grows one larger with the compact 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid.

September 14, 2013 11:31 am
Corvette ignites second-gen Stingray

Corvette ignites second-gen Stingray

When was the last time a possession possessed you?

August 31, 2013 9:51 am
Dodge Caravan hauls cargo and crew

Dodge Caravan hauls cargo and crew

Whether driving a crew of kids to school or hauling nursery stock home for weekend yard work, the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan meets the need with function and comfort.

August 25, 2013 6:00 am
F-Type stays true to Jaguar lineage

F-Type stays true to Jaguar lineage

Can you recall the last time an all-new sports car came to market?

August 17, 2013 9:47 am
Nissan Versa takes note on value

Nissan Versa takes note on value

Nissan Versa rekindles hatchback styling, and this time on a new note.

August 03, 2013 3:58 pm
Fiat increases its 500 lineup

Fiat increases its 500 lineup

The Italian revolution just got bigger with the Fiat 500L.

July 20, 2013 2:32 pm
CTS keeps an edge with buyers

CTS keeps an edge with buyers

My 83-year-old father says Cadillacs don’t look like they used to.

July 06, 2013 12:34 pm
Elantra GT spins broad appeal

Elantra GT spins broad appeal

Small cars are big business in today’s automotive marketplace.

June 15, 2013 11:08 am
Optima traces studio design with value

Optima traces studio design with value

Kia Optima draws from concept car styling to herald the Korean automaker’s design language for this decade’s product portfolio.

June 01, 2013 11:29 am
Corvette paces 97th Indy 500

Corvette paces 97th Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS | Chevrolet Corvette enters the record books pacing today’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 for the 12th time in the sport car’s storied 60-year history.

May 25, 2013 2:00 pm
GL450 drives large style; innovation

GL450 drives large style; innovation

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is all about wearing a tuxedo with a backpack.

May 18, 2013 12:11 pm
911 reigns an all-weather champion

911 reigns an all-weather champion

Unseasonably cool temperatures and frequent rain recently put a damper on top-down driving for convertible owners in our region.

May 04, 2013 11:16 am
Infiniti JX35 joins crossover segment

Infiniti JX35 joins crossover segment

Luxury brand Infiniti rolls seven-passenger seating into the crossover class with the 2013 Infiniti JX35.

April 20, 2013 11:35 am
Chrysler 300 deepens Detroit roots

Chrysler 300 deepens Detroit roots

Chrysler 300 series sedans continue to build upon sophisticated design and Detroit-born style with special models added to its 2013 lineup.

April 06, 2013 5:17 pm
Jeep treks sport and utility to SUV market

Jeep treks sport and utility to SUV market

Chrysler Group connects the Rubicon to the Autobahn with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

March 26, 2013 4:20 pm Photos

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Beetle drop-top opens spring touring

Beetle drop-top opens spring touring

This week’s arrival of spring marks the unofficial opening of convertible season.

March 16, 2013 3:21 pm
Lexus design trend displayed in Chicago

Lexus design trend displayed in Chicago

CHICAGO | The Windy City blows in hot styling at the Lexus display during the Chicago Auto Show this week.

February 09, 2013 2:51 pm
An inside look at cabin revival

An inside look at cabin revival

A number of vehicles on display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show will find their way onto perspective buyers’ shopping lists. But like a pair of shoes, not all cars are a good fit for everyone.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Midsize cars go mainstream

Midsize cars go mainstream

Midsize cars are back in vogue - represented by nearly all manufacturers at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Merging into future transportation

Merging into future transportation

If you feel the sense of déjà vu walking into Chicago's McCormick Place South during the next 10 days, you're not alone.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago showcases North America’s award winners

Chicago showcases North America’s award winners

Putting your best foot forward comes in pairs, as the Chicago Auto Show displays the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan and 2013 Ram 1500 pickup as this year’s winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Small cars champion 40 mpg

Small cars champion 40 mpg

The United States once held the auto industry in the palm of its hand, setting the world standard with brand loyalty that stretched across family generations.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Volt sparks connection with buyers

Volt sparks connection with buyers

It has been six years since the Chevrolet Volt appeared in Concept at the Chicago Auto Show.

February 02, 2013 9:34 am
Odyssey minivan embraces family travel

Odyssey minivan embraces family travel

Like it or not, minivans offer quintessential versatility for today’s travelers.

January 19, 2013 10:23 am
Nissan hikes a new Pathfinder

Nissan hikes a new Pathfinder

For some of us, seeing a larger reflection in the mirror inspires a New Year’s goal to lose the size gained over the past year. Not so for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder.

January 05, 2013 1:15 pm
Lexus GS450 rings in next-gen hybrid

Lexus GS450 rings in next-gen hybrid

Toyota’s up-scale Lexus luxury division wraps 2012 with its “December to Remember” Sales Event, placing new cars donned with big red bows into holiday buyers’ garages.

December 22, 2012 11:10 am
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