I used the Kia Telluride to take my 8-year-old son Otto and I on a road trip to Washington, D.C., where we greedily inspected every air-and-spacecraft in the big Air and Space Museum outside of town, and then heckled some animals at the National Zoo. It was a good time, and it was a good time made possible via the Telluride, though, to be fair, it likely would have worked as well with any number of large SUVs on the market today, and would likely have been even better in a minivan, but that’s another argument. … [Read more...] about The 2020 Kia Telluride Is a Pretty Nice SUV to Drive and Sleep In
SW: Because crossovers are in strong demand. So far, nobody is doing a high-performance, high-end luxury CUV. Because of the battery situation, it’s too early for an electric hypercar. Having said that, the more generously packaged CUV would almost certainly be battery-powered. With the Galibier concept, Bugatti has in 2011 demonstrated that a superluxury sedan is compatible with our portfolio. But time has moved on, and I’m skeptical that a sedan can generate enough volume in today’s commercial environment. After all, we’re not talking 100 cars a year here, but 600 to 800. … [Read more...] about Bugatti Already Has A Crossover Design But There’s ‘No Budget And No Decision’ Right Now
Base: Starts at $31,050. Notable standard features: 3.5-liter V6, 6-speed automatic transmission, hill start assist, paddle shifters, automatic headlamps, 18” aluminum wheels, power locks, power windows, cloth seats, power driver seat, front and side airbags, rearview camera, 4.2” cluster screen, six-speaker audio system, and 4.2” touchscreen for SYNC in-car communication system. Notable options: 2.3-liter turbo I4 ($995); all-wheel drive ($2,000); Class II Trailer tow package for awd 2.3L ($395); Class III Trailer Tow Package for awd 3.5L ($570). XLT: Starts at $33,400. Notable standard features over Base: heated mirrors with LED indicators, 18” unique wheels, power driver and passenger seat, leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, satellite radio, push-botton start, reverse sensing system, keyless entry keypad, perimeter alarm. Notable options: 2.3-liter turbo I4 ($995); all-wheel drive ($2,000); Class II Trailer tow package for awd 2.3L ($395); Class … [Read more...] about Ford Explorer: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide
And when it came to the T3 Syncro, things were no different. Though all 4WD models were built in Graz, Austria, the South African-market model was unique. The locking front differential, optional in other markets, was standard, for example. The T3 Kombi, known as the Volksie Bus down there, wasso successful that the rear-wheel drive model managed to stay in production down there until 2002, long after the motor moved up front everywhere else with the T4 generation. … [Read more...] about A Volkswagen T3 Syncro Is What You Need To Stop The Bike Thieves In the South African Bush
A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there's too much momentum. Like a cornball stunt in a bad action movie, you are over the cliff, in free fall. … [Read more...] about Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People?
It said the shutting of factories was part of a raft of costly measures, including stockpiling, training for new customs procedures and rerouting of logistics. It said the factories would not be able to repeat the process for the new 31 October Brexit deadline set by the European Union. … [Read more...] about Trump Threatens Mexico Tariffs Until ‘Illegal Immigration’ Stops and It’s Already Spooking The Auto Industry