Huw's Recent Reviews

2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

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.

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

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.

Mercedes 4MATIC AWD System Review

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.

2012 Mitsubishi i Review

The latest automaker to join the electric car category, Mitsubishi’s i EV is more spacious, more fun and more affordable than you’d expect.

2012 Nissan Versa Review

While other automakers are adding style, features and price to their small cars, Nissan is staying the course with simple transportation for those on a budget.

Huw's Recent News Posts

Ford Research Aims to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road

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.”

Jaguar F-Type Set for Goodwood Debut

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...

Honda’s New Development Chief Aims to Re-inject Excitement

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.

BMW Courting Bloggers to Reach New Buyers

The instant results offered by blogging posts and accessibility of the web, provides good feedback to automakers, which are using comments generated by social media feeds to influence aspects of vehicle design and engineering, when concepts are revealed.

F1 Needs to Reduce Costs: Ferrari Boss Says

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.

Luxury Pickup Demand Heating Up

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.

Consumers Don’t Want Social Media In Vehicles: Study

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.”