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Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC

Mitsubishi Motors markets the Outlander as “the feature-filled family SUV” and it has something there: the chunky sport-ute has a clear target market in mind and the automaker’s description is spot on.
We last looked at the Outlander one year earlier, in Sport guise.  It was time to switch things up. A Pearl White Outlander arrived on a hot summer’s day, perfect for trips to the beach.  This Outlander is a …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

Close your eyes for a moment. Wouldn’t you imagine that the first electric SUV from a European automaker would be from, say, BMW, or perhaps Mercedes-Benz, given those companies’ highly publicized EVs? You’d be wrong, as the first electric SUV from a European automaker is actually from Jaguar, and it’s a doozy.
Designed by Sir Ian Callum, the I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

The Toyota Corolla’s reputation is that of a solid, reliable, economical, and boring sedan since its launch in the 1970s. Back then, Toyota called its hatch a Liftback but, with the launch of the aggressively styled 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE, the “h” word is in.
Our Oxide Bronze Metallic hatch arrived on a warm spring afternoon and quickly became the center of attention, thanks to its rakishly good looks.
It soon …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

The Volvo S90 – first unveiled in 2015 – continues to stand apart when it comes to design and passenger comfort four years later.  The striking exterior seems as fresh as it was at launch and the interior continues to be a benchmark for tasteful and functional design.
The S90 – the Swedish automaker’s flagship vehicle – comes with two powertrain options: the T6, which we drove, features an inline four-cylinder …

After Seven Decades, Final VW Beetle Rolls Off the Assembly Line

After eight decades, the longest-running and most-manufactured automobile in history, the Volkswagen Beetle, has become extinct.
Production of the current generation Volkswagen Beetle rolled to an end at the automaker’s plant in Puebla, Mexico, on Wednesday.
The final Volkswagen Beetle was a Denim Blue coupe that will remain on display at the plant’s museum.
The original Beetle, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was suggested in 1933 by German Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 1.5T S-AWC

Mitsubishi teased us with the XR-PHEV and the XR-PHEV concepts earlier in the decade before bringing the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to the market. The compact crossover made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and it slots betweenthe Outlander Sport and the Outlander in Mitsubishi’s lineup.
You may be wondering about the name and we were as well. The Eclipse name bears no relation to the automaker’s entry-level sports coupe …

Review: 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Classic. Iconic. Few vehicles are deserved of such exultations as the fourth generation Lincoln Continental and Lincoln Continental Convertible.
Introduced in 1961 with the marque’s first rear-hinged doors in a decade, the 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible was America’s only four-door convertible, not just in that model year but for the entirety of its run. Indeed, it was the first – and the last – four-door convertible in the post-World War II …