Huw's Recent Reviews
First the Sonic, now the Spark. Do we really need another mini car?
Before we say goodbye to the current Sierra, AutoGuide truck guy Huw Evans takes it for a farewell ride and discovers that it still stacks up strongly and is likely to be even more attractive as dealers look to off-load.
As often happens, the Abarth model we receive isn’t quite the car that’s become a legend over in Europe. This time, it might actually be better.
Ford’s three-cylinder turbocharged engine aims to further improve fuel economy for compact lineup.
A full-size sedan with a 4-cylinder engine, has Ford gone too far in the name of fuel economy?
Falling short compared to rivals when it comes to overall utility, the Ram 1500 Laramie is about much more – like looking really, really good.
With snakeskin leather and 22-inch wheels, Ford’s F-150 Harley-Davidson edition is the height of excess in the pickup world.
Known in much of the country as the winter that wasn’t, you wouldn’t know it in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Mercedes is showcasing the latest version its 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and planning ahead for next year.
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During a press conference in Dearborn yesterday, Jeff Greenberg, senior technical leader at Ford Research and Innovation, said “Ford has been a leader in delivering safer solutions for in-car communications and simplifying the user interface, and now we’re researching ways to use the car’s own intelligence to further help drivers.”
The purpose of Traffic Jam Assist, along with a further development of active parking assist, which will enable vehicles to park perpendicularly without touching the wheel, is to reduce the everyday stress of motoring, especially for those who endure heavy commutes
Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost turbocharging and direct injection gas engines hard in recent years, aiming to significantly improve its fleet wide fuel economy to meet CAFE targets while maintaining performance.
As for the reason why Jaguar choose Goodwood to bring out its latest prototype, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark, said the “Goodwood Festival of Speed is focused around the dynamic hill runs where the public can see, hear and smell the cars – this is why we have chosen it as the place to...
However, there are signs that Honda is trying to re-capture the “je ne said quoi” that marked the company and its products a generation ago. It’s new North American development boss, Erik Berkman, who spearheaded the introduction of the popular 2004 Acura TL, is putting together a plan designed to help Honda restore its reputation.
As for the exterior color, you can have anything you like so long as it’s Alpina Blue. The tuning firm’s signature 20-spoke wheels are also standard on the B7, albeit in monster 21-inch diameter form.
Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, recently affirmed his support for the need to cut costs in Formula 1, inline with the FIA which has said essentially that drastic measures are required if the sport is to remain viable over the longer term.
In the heavy-duty segment, it also seems buyers are also willing to pay more for trucks loaded with creature comforts. Among GMC’s Sierra HD line, the luxury lined Denali is accounting for 35 percent of total sales last year, versus 15 percent in 2010.
Such “specific” apps include real-time weather forecasting, traffic conditions and parking availability. According to Koslowoski, the research by Gartner demonstrates that “you have to be careful not to confuse the car with your mobile phone or your laptop.”