Since its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, we've climbed in, out and around Jeep's all-new pickup truck and we know there's plenty to love about the 2020 Gladiator — but what's it like behind the wheel? We can't tell you yet. Related: Auto Show Face-Off: 2020 Toyota Tacoma Vs. 2020 Jeep Gladiator We do know the new truck is based on the latest Wrangler model but is longer thanks to the 5-foot bed grafted to the back. Two powertrains are available: a standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine making 260 pounds-feet of torque — which will be the only engine at launch — and a 260-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine pumping out 442 pounds-feet of torque. Jeep says the diesel will be available in 2020. The gas engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic, while the diesel comes only with the automatic. The wait for our drive impressions is nearly over, however, and we'll tell all on March 31. Until … [Read more...] about Our First Drive of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Is Coming and We Can’t Wait
Life is often a matter of timing. Ask Kia about the difference between the 2020 Kia Telluride crossover and its last attempt at something similar – the Kia Borrego. Remember the Borrego? I do. That body-on-frame SUV wasn’t a poor vehicle – I drove one, briefly, and liked it – but it came to market right as the Great Recession and a rapid rise in gas prices were conspiring to work against expensive, gas-guzzling SUVs. Sure, plenty of nameplates survived the carnage, but a newcomer like the Borrego, produced by a brand once known for cheap compact cars, had no chance against those market headwinds. Enter the Telluride, which is so different from the Borrego that about the only things they have in common are class, amount of seating rows, engine displacement, and door count. Unlike the body-on-frame Borrego, the unibody Telluride is entering a market where the winds are a bit more favorable – crossovers are still hot and there’s no sign of that changing … [Read more...] about 2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits
Since the first hatchback version of the Corvette appeared in 1982 which offered Corvette owners much easier access to the huge storage area behind the seats, the amount of cargo space offered has been one of the sportscar’s great selling points over the years. With the C7 Corvette, Chevrolet even offered their own 5-piece custom set of Corvette-branded luggage that fits neatly in the back of the C7 coupes. With a new Corvette on the horizon, we invariably receive feedback from Corvette owners who are concerned about the storage space that the ME-based Corvette can offer. After all, it doesn’t seem possible that the C8’s front trunk, aka the Frunk could offer the same amount of storage space as the rear cargo area of the C8. Henry Payne of The Detroit News covered a bunch of topics regarding the C8 Corvette in an article this week and one of the points he touches on has to do with the C8’s alleged storage capacity. Payne writes the following: The mid-engine … [Read more...] about [RUMOR] The C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Will Allegedly Hold Two Golf Bags
While the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe won’t be reaching U.S. dealerships until this fall, the German automaker has already released pricing and a configurator for the two available-from-launch versions. Kicking things off is the entry-level Cayenne Coupe, priced upwards of $75,300. It’s powered by a 335 HP (340 PS) 3.0-liter V6 engine, and comes loaded with the likes of PASM, eight-way Sport Seats, LED headlights, a BOSE sound system and plenty more, as standard. If you’re not interested in any optional extras, which is hard to believe, then you can have this car at just $3,950 more than what you’d spend on its closest rival in terms of pricing, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Let’s get serious Most Porsche Cayenne Coupe buyers are going to go click-happy on the options list, which might actually bump the car’s price tag to almost $200,000, if you opt for the Turbo version. Of course, while using Porsche’s online configurator, we couldn’t help … [Read more...] about 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Configurator Lets You Build Your Own All The Way Up To $195,000!
Since the introduction of the BMW i3 and i8 in 2014, the Bavarians have been slow to develop more electric vehicles. Sure, there have been some hybrids along the way but nothing too substantial or groundbreaking in the world of electrification. All the while, Tesla has had multiple launches, Chevy introduced the Bolt and even Jaguar and Audi developed their own all-electric SUVs. So BMW seems a bit behind in the EV world. However, it should be getting a rather large electric shot in the arm between now and 2025. At a recent shareholder’s meeting this past Wednesday, BMW showed off its plans to develop twelve all-electric vehicles by 2025. Not hybrids, though there will be those as well, but twelve pure BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles). That’s a large number of electric cars for one brand, at least as it stands right now. The ones we know of at the moment are the upcoming BMW iX3, MINI Electric, BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT, the latter of which will debut in 2021. As far as the … [Read more...] about BMW plans to introduce twelve fully-electric models by 2025