Jeep Gladiator, we salute you — all but the price

Not so long ago, a small group of us spent a weekend tackling the famous, or infamous, Rubicon Trail, a 35-km stretch of gut-busting off-road terrain just west of Lake Tahoe, Calif. We somehow managed to load up our two- and four-door Jeep Wranglers with camping gear, ropes and such, though with cargo space the …

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The humble beginnings of the world-class Genesis G90

Years and years ago, when Hyundai Motor first launched a Genesis model line in the mid-2000s, I was amused and intrigued by first the sedan and then the coupe, but not terribly impressed. The cars were “meh.” They were whelming – not overwhelming or underwhelming, just meh. It’s quite clear that Hyundai’s bosses in Seoul, …

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Who is buying all these big pickups — hundreds of thousands a year?

I know a rancher in Saskatchewan who spends the last two years of every decade making plans for his next pickup. He digs into the order guide and makes dealer visits. He knows his need very well: tow horse trailers, pull actual stumps and drive a big spread in winter, tossing out Cattle feed in …

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Will car snobs ever embrace Genesis?

In the beginning, Hyundai Motor created the Pony, which in the mid-1980s quickly became a rusting tin can. The Pony wore a sub-$5,000 price tag and was sold through what was then perhaps the worst dealer network imaginable. Then, decades later, Hyundai created a luxury brand based on the highly successful German model. Hyundai’s Genesis …

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China is leading the EV race — but for how long?

So, you should ask, who is winning the war to electrify the automobile? By country, it’s China. By individual company, Tesla, but only barely. That’s according to the latest information from industry intelligence expert IIHS. A new BMW AG infographic, based on IIHS data, shows that Chinese automotive companies lead the world in new registrations …

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