Category Archives: Auto Reviews

First Production U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R Fetches $200,000 In Auction

First Production U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R Fetches $200,000 In Auction

The first U.S.-spec Honda Civic Type R finally has an owner – and is someone who paid a small fortune to have VIN 001. The hot hatch was auctioned off online at Bring a Trailer, and after eight days of bidding – 22 bids came in for the car – the winning bid turned out to be a cool $200,000, making the Civic Type R the most expensive Honda Civic ever sold at an auction. The winning price is head and shoulders above the car’s actual price of just $33,900, but there is that distinction that comes with owning the first U.S.-bound Honda Civic…Read entire story

2018 Hyundai Kona: a four-minute first drive

2018 Hyundai Kona: a four-minute first drive

The cars are running, the clock’s ticking when I slide sideways in the seat. Mirrors? Check. Youthful attitude? Check. Jet lag? On hold. Test drives in the 2018 Hyundai Kona leave every 30 seconds, and I’ll have four minutes to come up with something to tell you about the Kona. That’s one minute for every letter in its name…Read entire story

Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Peugeot 308 GTi

Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Peugeot 308 GTi

Car group tests 17 Jun, 2017 With plenty of tech and performance, there’s a lot to love about the VW Golf GTI and Peugeot 308 GTi – but which is better?Read entire story

Tesla Remains Perfect, Audi Hopes to Follow Its Lead

Tesla Remains Perfect, Audi Hopes to Follow Its Lead

Safety is quickly becoming a trademark quality for Tesla. The California-based electric carmaker builds the Model S sedan, which achieved the best safety rating of any car ever tested back in 2013. Now it can lay claim to something else no other automaker has ever been able to accomplish: a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) perfect score for an SUV in its 5-star crash-testing system. Yes, the Tesla Model X is now the safest SUV ever tested by the government agency. A CNN article said, Hundreds of other SUV models have been given five stars overall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…Read entire story

2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup: Everything we know

2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup: Everything we know

We can't wait for this truck.Read entire story

50 of the best trucks from the HOT ROD Power Tour 2017

50 of the best trucks from the HOT ROD Power Tour 2017

Think trucks are solely for the jobsite? Think again.Read entire story

2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled

2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled

There’s a new value-focused 2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition variant in the model range, with the re-added VTi-based model packing in a few extras. In a similar move to one made last year for the Honda HR-V, the brand’s Australian arm says it has added $3600 of extra value to the Limited Edition specification, but at a cost of just $1425 over the regular VTi – as such, the new Limited Edition version has a drive-away price of $28,990. The changes to the new HR-V LE model over the VTi are as follows: 17-inch alloy wheels (VTi has 16s) …Read entire story

2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The 2018 Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has been unveiled, with the brand describing the changes to its now more aggressively styled compact model as a “sweeping update” that includes “sportier styling, interior updates and innovative equipment”. The styling changes to the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h are clearly apparent, with a more muscular front end design including new mesh inlays for the spindle grille. High-grade models get “arrowhead” daytime running lights that now sit above the projector headlights. There are new wheels, including 10-spoke, 16-inch wheels in a dark metallic paint finish on lower-grade versions, while the F Sport model gets new 17s. The rear end sees new LED tail-lights in an L…Read entire story

Volkswagen to limit GTI models to Golf, Polo and Up

Volkswagen to limit GTI models to Golf, Polo and Up

Volkswagen Up GTI VW boss has crushed claims that an SUV GTI model was on the way, stating that the Golf, Polo and Up have completed the range Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess has quelled speculation that the brand’s range of GTI-badged cars is set to grow, including an SUV model in the immediate future, stating that the Golf GTI, recently revealed Up GTI and next Polo GTI have completed the range. “I think with the three [GTI models] we have now, we are set,” Diess said. “GTI for us is ‘the’ hot hatch: a sporty car, classless, with potential for everyday use and accessible …Read entire story

2018 Hyundai Sonata priced from $22,935

2018 Hyundai Sonata priced from $22,935

When it hits showrooms this summer, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will list from $22,935 all the way up to $33,335 once it’s loaded to the gills. At the bottom end, that’s a modest $150 increase from last year—but the range-topping Sonata Limited runs an impressive $1,800 less with every option ticked than it did last year. At a hair under $23,000…Read entire story

Watch the New Trailer for Gran Turismo Sport Here

Watch the New Trailer for Gran Turismo Sport Here

Watch the New Trailer for Gran Turismo Sport HereThere’s a lot to look forward to if you’re a video game fan. moreRead entire story

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Owners are Suing GM

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Owners are Suing GM

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Owners are Suing GMOwners are alleging the Corvette Z06 goes into “limp mode” after only about 15 minutes of track driving. moreRead entire story

2018 Hyundai Kona Quick Drive Review: Korea-Spec Taste of What is to Come

Full disclosure: Our first drive of the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV lasted about 8 minutes. So this drive review won’t ask more than 8 minutes of your time to read. Another disclaimer: We were in Seoul, and the prototypes we drove were Korea-spec. The Kona is a global car that engineers say will have different suspension, steering, and general dynamics depending on the region where it is sold. In presentations as part of the global premiere of the vehicle in Seoul, it was described as having nimble driving for Korea, comfort for the U.S., and fun for Europe. Steering…Read entire story