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February, 2018

  • 19 February

    Pro Racer’s Take: Ariel Atom 3S

    Wind and fury, signifying plenty. Forgive me, Shakespeare fans, for mangling his words, but those words seem appropriate for the Ariel Atom 3S. This story begins with me noticing the drive chain on my Ducati Monster 1200R motorcycle needed a little lubrication. Time spent foraging in my garage eventually located ...

  • 18 February

    Exploring the Design of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

    CHICAGO, Illinois — Despite an impending snowstorm and freezing temperatures, we were able to make our appointment with Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen design head, at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Bischoff had a busy morning promoting the all-new 2019 Arteon sedan and we caught up with him later in the day at the ...

  • 17 February

    Does a Ram Dakota Midsize Pickup Make Sense?

    A new Ford Ranger is on the way back to the U.S. market, where Chevrolet and GMC sold a combined 145,102 Colorados and Canyons last year, and still didn’t manage to catch the Toyota Tacoma’s 198,124, number-one in the segment. Even Nissan sold 74,360 of its ancient Frontiers in 2017, ...

  • 16 February

    Volvo Wants to Protect Your Pooch

    My dog Bonnie loves going out for daily rides in the car. She prefers the fresh air that roadsters provide to trucks and SUVs that are harder for her to get in and out of. At this year’s Chicago auto show, Volvo showcased its line of accessories that help reduce ...

  • 15 February

    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Will Cost You $81,590

    The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio isn’t cheap. But considering it may be the quickest production SUV around, perhaps it’s worth the $81,590 price tag. The midsize SUV goes on sale early this year. It packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine making 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, enough ...

  • 14 February

    Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition Is a Swan Song Model for the U.K.

    Sadly, Ford will end production of the current Focus RS in April. But if you live in the U.K., and you aren’t averse to bright colors, you can own a special Heritage Edition model. These Heritage Editions, set for a production run of 50 units, will be the very last ...

  • 13 February

    Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Name is Confirmed

    Rolls-Royce has been talking about making a “high-bodied car,” aka SUV, since 2015. Now, the automaker says “the wait is almost over” and confirms the model will bear the name Cullinan. Starting with the Dawn convertible, Rolls-Royce has been introducing vehicles with less ominous names than Ghost, Phantom, and Wraith. ...

  • 12 February

    10 Incredible Things You Want to Know About the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Recently, the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon made its U.S. debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. We first saw the sexy new sedan last year when it was unveiled at the Geneva motor show. Our man Robert Cumberford said about it then, “I find the Arteon’s clean, crisp, and tastefully understated ...

  • 11 February

    “Ferrari: Under the Skin” Exhibition in London Will Get Under Yours

    England isn’t short on impressive car museums. There’s the British Motor Museum, Coventry Transport Museum, Donington Grand Prix Collection, and the Brooklands Museum among the more notable collections scattered throughout the country. Then there are special exhibitions like the one showcasing a certain Italian automaker you may have heard of ...

  • 10 February

    2018 Chicago Auto Show Hits, Misses, and Revelations

    CHICAGO, Illinois – Big news out of the nation’s biggest auto show, counting public days, was actor Jim Belushi bantering with Ford Motor Company’s sales, U.S. marketing and service vice president Mark LaNeve over the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon’s mid-cycle refresh. In their presentation, Ford appeared to have discovered, ...