AutoGuide Now for the Week of March 22

Spring is here and that means that there’s some exciting new vehicles to test this week. We’ve got something from every corner of the market, including a sports car, pickup truck, luxury sedan and even some environmentally friendly green cars.


Eco Run – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor:  “I am off to British Columbia, Canada, this week to participate in the annual Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s EcoRun. A two day event highlighting advancements in fuel efficient automotive technology, I’ll be getting to drive vehicles like the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Nissan LEAF and Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid while driving from Vancouver to Victoria.”


2015 Ford Focus STLuke Vandezande, Managing Editor: “Ford updated the Focus ST for 2015 with re-calibrated steering, a massaged exterior and a simplified center stack. I’m skeptical that the updates will make much of an appreciable difference, but only because the Focus ST already boasts razor sharp handling. Then again, Ford is going performance crazy, so maybe I’m in for a surprise.”

2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition

2015 GMC SierraStephen Elmer, Trucking Editor News Editor: “This week, we will explore the differences between the Canyon and its larger sibling, the Sierra. Many have criticized the Canyon for being too big, but is it really? We’ll take an in-depth look to find out. If you haven’t already, check out the 2015 GMC Canyon long-term review series here.”


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400Sami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor: “I’m back in the seat of luxury this week, testing the new Mercedes CLS 400. The CLS-Class has always been a sexy four-door and now the German company is sticking a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 under the hood. The result is 329 ponies, but does the new engine match its suave personality? That’s what I intend to find out this week.”

Continental Key Technology

Continental  Technology Tour – Craig Cole, Associate Editor: “Late this week I’ll be traveling to Michigan’s picturesque (and still VERY COLD) Upper Peninsula with Continental to sample some of their latest vehicular technology. Expect detailed reports in the coming weeks. Hit me up on Twitter (@CraigCole) if you have any questions.”