Honda Ridgeline pickup: excellence you pay for

I want to introduce you to a car-like pickup built on Honda’s Global Light Truck platform. Yes, it’s the Ridgeline, a clever and versatile rig based on a lightweight unibody structure with a four-wheel independent suspension. For novelty, it’s equipped with a lockable trunk in the nicely lined bed. At the rear is a dual-action …

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BMW’s X4 will knock you out — literally and figuratively

BMW’s X4 SAV (sport-activity vehicle) is a fastback version of the boxier X3 and a smaller version of the first BMW SAV, the X6. The concept in play here pits the Bimmer against rivals such as Jaguar’s F-Pace, the Range Rover Velar, Mercedes-Benz’s GLC, Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio and Porsche’s Macan, to name five. My choice? …

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Honda owners remain loyal despite quality issues

I Googled “Honda infotainment issues” the other day. Up popped 866,000 results in 0.45 seconds. Wow. Honda has a problem. No, problems. I learned this first-hand. I have suffered Honda’s infotainment woes during recent tests of the Honda Ridgeline pickup and the Acura ILX compact sedan. For instance, every time I started up the ILX …

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Test drive: 2019 Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle

Here’s a very close look at what’s possible and what might be coming in “green” cars.

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The road to carbon-free mobility is littered with obstacles

MONTREAL, PQ – Here at Movin’On, the Michelin-sponsored “World Summit on Sustainable Mobility,” we are living a mix of nostalgia and the ultra-modern. The sentimental bits? As I sit waiting for the start of a seminar called Speeding up Decarbonization of the Americas, the sultry sounds from a jazz quartet are amusing some 200 of …

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