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Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volvo S60

Having most recently driven a Volvo in the heat of a desert, it was refreshing to drive the 2017 Volvo S60 in a climate that it was certainly more familiar with, namely winter in New York. While the S60 is one of Volvo’s oldest models, it has aged well and its elegant appearance belies the fact that the current generation of the S60 was introduced in 2010.
For 2017, Volvo has …

Review and First Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

If you worried what Chinese ownership might mean for the venerable Volvo brand, you needn’t fret. Since Geely took control in 2010, the Gothenburg-based automaker has become nothing if not more Swedish than it was, has sold more cars (it set a record in 2015, when it sold over half a million worldwide), and developed the 90 Series of cars, wagons, and SUVs.
What’s that you say? The 90 Series? Isn’t …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD

The new Cadillac CT6 – the first car to adopt Cadillac’s new product naming conventions announced in 2014 – is more than just a new name with a pretty face.
Indeed, when Cadillac first announced the new product designations – each will start with the letters “CT” followed by a number that indicates its place and size in the lineup – it was greeted with a collective sigh of relief. The …

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2017 in Europe as the first important international auto event for car manufacturers. The show opened to the media at the beginning of the week although the big news – the sale of General Motors’ Opel unit to PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroën – came from Paris on Monday.
Automakers put forth an unending display …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Kia Soul Turbo

Since we last looked at the Kia Soul two years ago, the Korean automaker has made several small changes in styling and one significant change, the addition of a more powerful turbocharged model.
A mid-life refresh has given the boxy but appealing Soul new headlights, front bumpers, wheels, and a new dashboard and infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An optional eight-speaker 315-watt Harman Kardon sound system is …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volvo XC60

Now that Volvo has brought the full range of the 90 Series to the market it has turned its attention to the 60 Series, which will be at Volvo dealerships soon. To better appreciate what is to come, we undertook a last hurrah with the current generation XC60, which was introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The XC60 came to North American in 2009 as a 2010 model. Despite …

First Look and Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h

When the striking LF-LC Concept was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2012, few if any thought it would make it into production relatively unchanged. Indeed, the LF-LC, which stands for Lexus Future Luxury Coupe – in the guise of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 – is coming to a Lexus showroom near you shortly.
Lexus introduced the LC 500 to the world at last year’s …