June is proving to be a great month for those who want to buy a car that plugs in, with some electric cars offering rebates as high as $16,400, or zero-percent financing along with a hefty cash rebate. The cars look a lot like the ones that had the best deals last month, but we'll go through them again, along with what it will take to drive one home, which in some cases is even less than it cost in May. After all, if an automaker was offering a big discount to sell a car last month, and they still have plenty more, they probably want to sell them just as badly this month. Electric car For the second month in a row, California buyers get the best deal on an electric car with the Kia Soul EV. With a typical $1,999 due at signing Californians can drive home a Soul EV for $199 a month for 36 months. That's effectively $75-a-month less than the Nissan Leaf, albeit the Leaf has a notably longer range of 151 miles, versus 111 miles for the Kia Soul EV. The total discounts can add up to … [Read more...] about Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2018
When General Motors recruited prominent auto executive Johan de Nysschen to lead Cadillac in 2014, he hoped for a cavalry of new sport utility vehicles to shore up the luxury brand’s weakest position. As it awaited reinforcements, Cadillac soldiered on with a legion of widely praised sports sedans, the kind of beautifully engineered vehicles its German rivals would have been proud to call their own. But now Cadillac finds itself overrun by German and Asian SUVs, and GM’s leaders have parted ways with the man once seen as the brand’s future. And America’s premier luxury car brand must reckon with an uncomfortable truth. “Cadillac is just not selling what people want to buy today, especially in America,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book. GM had lured de Nysschen — the rare company outsider to lead a GM division — on the strength of his successful stint atop Audi of America. His first major act was to place physical … [Read more...] about Cadillac makes beautiful cars. Too bad Americans want SUVs.
Full Car Details More Reviews Hyundai could have easily played it straight when it redesigned the 2019 Veloster. There's no longer a need for the compact hatch to continue embracing the asymmetrical, 2+1 door design that it wore when it first debuted all the way back in 2012, a move that was guaranteed to score major press for a company that had, to that point, been frozen out of the small, sporty car space. And yet, a funny thing happened along the way from the dare-to-be-different first-generation Veloster to the all-new 2019 model: that two-stubby, one-long door setup became a defining characteristic of this unusual little hatchback's personality. So much so, that to remove it from the car's DNA would be akin to putting the Pillsbury Doughboy on a diet. That's not to say that there haven't been key changes made to the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster. The good news is that almost all of them are for the better, which is no surprise from an automaker that finds … [Read more...] about First Drive: Hyundai’s redesigned 2019 Veloster walks its own path to practical small car fun
I just got off the phone with Jeopardy champion Austin Rogers, and learned some fantastic news: He’s an avid Jalopnik reader and his plans for his new TV car show are absolutely brilliant. Austin has not only been sending us tips since at least early 2016, he actually applied to work at Jalopnik a few years ago, accompanying his application with a YouTube video. “Dude, I’ve been on Jalopnik since god knows when,” he told me. “I made a video resume, and I ran through the history of all the cars I’ve owned.” Here’s that video: Austin, being the car nut that he is, wanted to talk with me about his cars, telling me about a 1978, four-cylinder, diesel, manual Austin taxi cab he drove around Manhattan for a year and a half, and about his rusty 1988 Honda Civic Wagon, a two-wheel drive $500 junker that he used to drive in high school and college—a car that, along with his dad’s pickup trucks and his Audi 5000cs—played a part … [Read more...] about Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByLawrence Ulrich May 17, 2018 When General Motors recruited Johan de Nysschen to lead Cadillac in 2014, the prominent auto executive hoped for a cavalry of new sport-utility vehicles to shore up the luxury brand’s weakest position. As it awaited reinforcements, Cadillac soldiered on with a legion of widely praised sports sedans, the kind of beautifully engineered vehicles its German rivals would have been proud to call their own. But now Cadillac finds itself overrun by German and Asian S.U.V.s and G.M.’s leaders have parted ways with the man once seen as the brand’s future. And America’s premier luxury car brand must reckon with an uncomfortable truth. “Cadillac is just not selling what people want to buy today, especially in America,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher … [Read more...] about Cadillac Makes Beautiful Cars. Too Bad Americans Want S.U.V.s.