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When the Genesis brand was rolled out in 2016, Americans responded with a polite, but low-energy clap. The new luxury division of parent company Hyundai didn’t have much to sell, and what it was selling was, frankly, leftovers. More Genesis news and reviews In a market driven by demand for crossovers, Genesis launched with the […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: December 8, 2022, 12:13 am

It was a bad year to sell cars, especially large American cars. For those not yet alive, 1974 arrived towards the end of the OPEC Oil Embargo—and the related record-high gas prices—and at the beginning of a mild recession. More classic car ads The related social and economic turmoil of the moment largely explains the […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: December 7, 2022, 12:31 am

Kia Leads Popular Brands with Five Awards Genesis Tops Premium List with Four Best Buys  Morton Grove, IL. December 6, 2022 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new-car reviews for 56 years, today announced the recipients of its 2023 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: December 5, 2022, 8:38 pm

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4Xe Class: Midsize Crossover Passenger capacity: 5 Miles driven: 293 Real-world fuel economy: 47.2 mpg Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 56 MPGe/23 mpg (city/highway combined) Fuel type: Regular gasoline recommended Base price: $56,260 (not including $1795 destination charge) Options: Special paint ($395) Price as tested: $67,450   Quick […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: December 2, 2022, 7:54 pm

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for decorations, carols, egg nog, and ugly sweaters. Stellantis’ Mopar parts and service division wants to get automotive enthusiasts into the spirit by offering its own line of ugly wearables. Christmas Madness! 6 Classic Car Ads With A Holiday Theme Mopar Ugly Holiday Sweater Two […]

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Author: Ed Piotrowski
Posted: December 1, 2022, 9:30 pm

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone 4WD Class: Large SUV Passenger capacity: 7 Miles driven: 200 Real-world fuel economy: 17.8 mpg Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 19/22/20 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $78,300 (not including $1595 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Special color ($425), dash cam ($499), ball mount ($87) […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: December 1, 2022, 1:42 am

The “hot-hatch” segment, for a longtime defined by Volkswagen’s enthusiast-beloved Golf GTI, is inarguably shrinking, in sales volume and in number of models offered. In fact, the whole small, sporty-car thing is in serious decline. Sadly, buyer attitudes have changed, and shoppers—especially young shoppers—seem to value utility over fun these days. I curse their pragmatism. […]

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Author: Jill Ciminillo
Posted: November 30, 2022, 12:25 am

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.  Mercury XM First Shown: 1979 Chicago Auto Show Description: Two-seat […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: November 29, 2022, 12:47 am

A new challenger in the all-electric vehicle market brought its wares to the 2022 LA Auto Show. VinFast has its sights set on Tesla, Rivian, and other premium brands by offering a pair of battery-powered midsize SUVs. On their own, these vehicles might not merit much more than a casual shrug. Rather, it’s the company […]

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Author: Ed Piotrowski
Posted: November 26, 2022, 10:03 pm

Odds are you’ll never see never see one of these cars, but know this: Chrysler indulged in some very confusing rebadging back in the Eighties, especially in Mexico. More world-car fun There are plenty of reasons why an American carmaker might employ brands differently in different North American markets. The now-defunct Fargo truck brand, for […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: November 24, 2022, 12:26 am