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14 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 1,691 views
2017 North American International Auto Show: Families–rich or otherwise—rule!

By Don Hammonds

Most of us car writers usually try to pick a main theme every year following the 2017 North American International Auto Show, now underway in Detroit.

Sometimes it’s sports cars. Sometimes it’s sport utility vehicles. Other times it’s hybrid or electric cars. Whatever.

Well,  this year, it’s clearly family cars. And that means a totally new affordable family sedan like the 2018 Toyota Camry. Or the livery for the well-heeled family–the also all new Lexus LS500. Or a dependable ride …

Acura, Auto Shows, Buick, Chevrolet, Convertibles, Dodge, Ford, Hybrids, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Luxury Cars, Nissan, Toyota, Trucks, Uncategorized, Volkswagen »

16 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 18,017 views
Detroit:2015 North American International Auto Show

This year’s North American International Auto Show—also known as the Dtroit Auto Show-took a U turn away from hybrids and compact cars–and unveiled a slew of big cars, huge trucks and flashy sport car with blistering performance. Everyone from Ford and Buick——that’s Buick’s stunning concept car, the Avenir, just above– to Acura and Lexus unveiled products that represented a huge departure from the sorts of cars seen at the last few Detroit Auto Shows.

Just about the only brands introducing products that …

Auto Shows, Chrysler, Events, Uncategorized »

22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,439 views
Chrysler launches its 2011 200 Sedan at LA show

By Don Hammonds

 Chrysler has unveiled its 2011 Chrylser 200 midsize sedan, with design and features that take it in a dramatic new direction from the  Chrysler Sebring, the car upon which its derived.

  The car was  unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The only thing that will  be recognizable from the previous Sebring will be the roofline and the doors.

 It combines a lot of 21st century style “cool”, such as the use of LED lighting  that draws attention …

Auto Shows, Minivans/Station Wagons, Nissan, Reviews »

7 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 5,105 views
Nissan’s On A Quest–the 2011 Nissan Quest

One of the biggest surprises of  this model season has been the return of life  to the minivan market.

After the minivan was all but given up for dead by Ford and General Motors, and after sales either stagnated or disappeared from view for many other makes, it would have taken a prognosticator of the first order to suggest that there was life yet to come in that market.

But sure enough, in rapid succession, Toyota (Sienna), Honda (Odyssey) and Mazda ( …

Auto Shows, Luxury Cars, Mercedes, Minivans/Station Wagons »

10 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 3,044 views
Mercedes Unveils new E3504MATIC Wagon at New York Auto Show

This is the year of the “E”–the Mercedes E-Class.

Arguably Mercedes’ most important model, both to the bottom line and to the indelible image that this line has in the minds of upscale consumers, Mercedes has been hard at work introducing a strong family of new models, including a four door sedan, coupe, convertible, and now, at this week’s press days event at the New York International Auto Show, the 2011 E Class wagon  is  being unveiled.

The family resemblance is obvious, …

Auto Shows, Family Sedans, Hyundai, Luxury Cars »

9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 6,309 views
2011 Hyundai Equus: It’s h-e-r-e-!

We’ve all known it was coming.

Just about every auto journalist with an eye on this fast-changing industry knew that it was only a matter of time before Hyundai took on the best luxury cars in the industry.

Well, that time is here.

At this year’s press days event at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai took the wraps off of the 2011 Equus, its new ultra luxury car that is expected to cost out at the mid-$50,000 price level for starters when …

Auto Shows, Kia »

9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,449 views
Kia Dominates New York Show

Which car brand arguably had the best time at the recent press days event at the New York International Auto Show?


A barrage of model introductions kept the working automotive press busy as the company unveiled four all-new models, including the 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan, a a truly stunning design that is light years away from what the company produced even a couple of years ago.

Other introductions included the Forte five-door compact, and the Sportage and Sorento SX compact CUVs.

It’s …

Auto Shows, Hybrids, Hyundai, Sports Sedans »

6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 4,767 views
2011 Hyundai Sonata in New York

We at Automobile Journal don’t have crystal balls, tea leaves, Ouija boards or walls  with handwriting–except for those with toddlers at home–but we think we can safely predict that Hyundai’s all new Sonata is going to make life difficult this sales year for  just about everyone they compete with in the mid-sized car field.

And now Hyundai has extended its reach with two all-new models, a high performance turbocharged number, and a hybrid, too. Any questions about our prediction?  Didn’t think so.

The …

Auto Shows, Infiniti, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers »

1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,791 views
2011 Infiniti QX

Infiniti showed off an all-new 2011 Infiniti QX full-size SUV at a press conference at the 2010 New York International Auto Show today, with more features and plenty more oomph–at a price which matches the 2010 model.

Right off the bat, it‘s clear that Infiniti is leaving no stone unturned in making sure that its new QX is not  confused with Nissan‘s Armada, with which it has shared styling in the past, save for a few more bits and pieces with …

Auto Shows, Events, Family Sedans, Opinions, Toyota »

12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,028 views
Toyota-More Challenges than Recalls

Can you identify this car?

Of course you can.  It’s a Toyota Avalon, right?

But did you know that this is the 2011 Toyota Avalon, freshly introduced at this week’s Chicago Auto Show?

Neither did we.

Which highlights why, in the long run,  we fear that Toyota’s problems run a lot deeper than the current recalls suggest.

Toyota is proud of its new Avalon.  And they should be.  It’s got plenty of wonderful new features including an industry first reclining rear seat in  its market …

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