Automotive Interiors

If the exterior gets them, the interior keeps them. So designers and engineers are paying more attention than ever on everything from the textures of the materials to the ergonomics of the switches. Spend some time in here.

Mercedes Sales and the CLS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 21, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Like other OEMs, when it comes to sedan sales in the U.S., Mercedes isn’t doing particularly well.

Read More

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 16, 2017 at 5:42 AM

A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.

Read More

Ford Introduces an All-New Expedition: It’s On for Big SUVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 13, 2017 at 6:47 AM

The Ford Expedition—a full-size SUV if there ever was one—has been on the scene since model year 1997.

Read More

“Drive Me to the Moon. . . .”

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 08, 2017 at 6:32 AM

While this snappy hounds-tooth checked seat may look like something that might have been in one of Frank Sinatra’s pads back in the day it is actually the Recaro Rallye, which is said to be the world’s first shell seat: there is a seat shell of fiberglass-reinforced resin formed to the contours of a body.

Read More

2018 Lexus LC 500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2017 at 5:57 AM

For most reviews of vehicles, there is an opening remark of some sort, positioning the car in a larger context, like, “Oftentimes vehicle manufacturers show cars that are meant to be indicative of the thinking that’s going on inside their organizations, cars that are often highly imaginative, as though the stylists were told to knock it out of the park and so they do their very best.

Read More

All About the 2018 Honda Accord

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 30, 2017 at 6:05 AM

The common wisdom seems to be that midsize cars have pretty much had it in the U.S. new car market.

Read More

Magna, Polestar and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 23, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Magna is an automotive supplier. But it is a Tier One supplier unlike many others.

Read More

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 18, 2017 at 6:08 AM

It is about the design.

Read More

Tiguans, Autonomous Vehicles & More About EVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 02, 2017 at 9:04 AM

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is the German company’s second generation of the compact crossover.

Read More

The One-Percent F-450?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 29, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Although designers sometimes say rather wacky things in describing what they’ve executed, a comment made by Aileen Barraza, Ford design manager, regarding the new Super Duty Limited, which was revealed yesterday at the State Fair of Texas, has to rank with some of the most, well, unusual.

Read More

2017 Mazda MX-5 Club RF

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 29, 2017 at 6:30 AM

The Mazda slogan “Driving Matters” pretty much sums up the 2017 MX-5 Miata Club RF.

Read More

The 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 19, 2017 at 6:27 AM

The 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 in its standard form is not a car for everyone.

Read More