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The Chevrolet MyLink is a system/infotainment system that integrates GM’s OnStar safety system with a plethora of audio, mobile phone, and apps.
Tech, tech, tech. There is no shortage of new technologies on the world’s cars and trucks today, though the addition of major electronic and computerized systems, as well as some mechanical elements, have caused the largest global recall of vehicles in history over the past two years. With the...
The new front scoop on the 2016 4Runner TRD Pro adds to the rugged appearance and driving application of the body-on-frame SUV. It’s shown here near Ohop Lake in Washington after an off-roading adventure.
The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is definitely a vehicle one can take many places, from easily maneuvering city streets to traversing mountain roads. And we did just that with our tested 4x4 TRD Pro model.      The 4Runner has been around for some 30 years, but this totally redesigned 2016 unit has a lot to...
LA show. The Los Angeles Auto Show, founded in 1907 and one of the top three auto shows in the nation, takes place Nov. 20-29, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It will feature more than 25 world debuts and more than 20 North American vehicle introductions as of press time. One of the latter...
Ahh, the delight of driving 25 sports cars and those with outstanding performance elements over two days in the Pacific Northwest is a driver’s delight. The annual Run to the Sun (RTTS) event, organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), provides journalists the opportunity to...
USA Mercedes. In a historic event on Aug. 11, AM General, operating as Mercedes-Benz’s (MB) first and only contract manufacturer in the U.S., rolled the first M-B R-Class off the assembly line at the state-of-the-art vehicle assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind. On hand were Gov. Mike Pence, Sen. Joe...
In the summer of 2014, we drove the Nissan Pathfinder on a long road trip from Washington to California loaded with camping gear for the Redwoods, and it performed beyond expectations. Recently we wrote about the Nissan Murano and its superb capabilities as both a classy city drive and a genuine...
Longer distance. The Renault ZOE is the best-selling electric car in France, and its newly released R240 model is said to have a range of 149 miles on one charge, hence the name R240—149 miles in kilometers. While Renault manufactures several electric models, the new unit with improved electronic...
We recently tested the 2016 Nissan Maxima at a press introduction and found it to be exactly what Nissan calls it: “A four-door sports car.” The Maxima is Nissan’s flagship model, and this eighth-generation version is assembled at the company’s Smyrna, Tenn., plant.             What’s to like on...
With few exceptions, we loved the 2015.5 Volvo T6 AWD we recently tested. Long a fan of Volvo innovations and safety, this unit did not disappoint, though there were some features that we felt should have been standard, not optional. What we like at the top of the list on the XC60 are its...
Chevrolet has announced that it will re-enter the medium-duty market with a low cab-forward truck in 2016 to meet growing demands of fleet and commercial customers. The six new models that will be available are the Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 5500, and 5500HD. They are based on the Isuzu...

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