Auto Reviews

April 2014 Auto Notes

Unique drive system. Though it’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the system fully functions, nanoFLOWCELL AG and Bosch Engineering GmbH have joined forces to develop the nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain system that will power the 2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine that was first shown at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2009. The new drive system involves the use of flow-cell technology that regenerates cell charging during vehicle operation.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Fun-to-drive 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD offers usable features      The 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD we recently tested provided plenty of features we like, and it was a fun rig to drive. SUVs top the list of the vehicles we most like to drive, but full-size sedans,...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Small but powerful. Nissan has created a revolutionary new engine that will be used in the Nissan ZEOD RC at LeMans in June. It will be the first entry at LeMans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under just electric power (one lap under electric power, then the new Nissan DIG-T R engine...
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 01:11
Our recently tested 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE S-AWC was appealing for several reasons, but the most-liked were the superb handling characteristics and excellent fuel economy. Mitsubishi had a good year in 2013 (up 7.7 percent over 2012), boosted much by its December sales that were up more than...
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 01:11
More debuts. The 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in mid-January provided media and consumers with more than 50 global vehicle introductions, ranging from the Cadillac ATS Coupe to the BMW M3 and M4 series to the long-anticipated Lexus RC F. NAIAS offered debuts from...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 01:11
All-new 2014 Subaru Outback provides performance and safety for winter driving ’Tis the season for many of us to prepare for winter driving, whether it’s traversing to and from our mountain home or heading to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. We’ve tested some proven rigs of...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 01:11
Acura TSX Sport Wagon provides comfort and utility with abundance of uses      The 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon we recently tested was a highly enjoyable vehicle for several reasons. One was the Technical Package edition that included the Acura Navigation System, rear-view camera...
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 00:00
RTS 2013 puts reviewers in the driver’s seat for a variety of sports cars Each year, the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) presents three unique events for automotive journalists to test and evaluate a variety of vehicles in use on American roadways. In March, NWAPA’s...
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 00:00
Subie BRZ. While the Subaru BRZ sports car has been popular with enthusiasts, the all-new BRZ STI will feature a substantial facelift in 2014. The new sportster will have a more powerful version of the four-cylinder 2.0-L boxer engine and will produce some 250 HP and higher torque with an improved...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 00:00
Ford Fusion provides generous interior space and turbo-charged EcoBoost power   The 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD model we recently tested afforded us a pleasant and quiet ride, as well as exceptional interior and cargo space. While the trunk opening is not high, it is deep and offers 16 cubic...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 00:00
Driverless car. “The Jetsons,” a popular animated television program from 1962 to 1988, featured driverless space cars in its 2062 futuristic society when the series debuted. Nissan has plans to beat that date by more than 40 years by introducing Autonomous Drive driverless cars within...
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