VW’s electric Scout redux puts Bronco and Wrangler in its sights

Iconic 4x4s are rising from the dead at an alarming rate — the Bronco, the Hummer, the Wagoneer, and now the International Harvester Scout. Or just “Scout” as it will henceforth be known. Volkswagen owns the rights to the Scout name and is about to exe… Continue reading VW’s electric Scout redux puts Bronco and Wrangler in its sights

Smart kicks off all-electric brand renewal with #1 compact crossover

Following a “near production” concept reveal last year, the 50/50 Mercedes-Benz and Geely Automobile partnership that is the new Smart has now debuted the production version of its #1 compact electric crossover SUV in Berlin.Continue ReadingCategory: A… Continue reading Smart kicks off all-electric brand renewal with #1 compact crossover

Lotus beefs up the badge with 600-hp electric “hyper SUV”

Lotus moves about as far away from its recent history of light, stripped-down coupes as possible in debuting the Eletre, an all-electric SUV absolutely overflowing with tech. Along with touchscreens all over the cabin and multiple LiDARS that pop up wh… Continue reading Lotus beefs up the badge with 600-hp electric “hyper SUV”

Brabus “Superwhite” G pickup might be 2022’s most illogical auto

Brabus has been known for concocting some over-the-top vehicles — in fact, it’s not really known for much of anything else. This time, it positively outdoes itself, though, debuting the all-new 800 Adventure XLP Superwhite. What was once an innocent-en… Continue reading Brabus “Superwhite” G pickup might be 2022’s most illogical auto

Maserati Grecale SUV revs up with turbo, hybrid or electric power

Maserati put its own voluptuous stamp on the SUV market when it introduced the Levante back in 2016. Now it’s gone a little smaller, adding the all-new Grecale to its lineup. The new SUV line lives up to Maserati’s reputation for stylish, desirable spo… Continue reading Maserati Grecale SUV revs up with turbo, hybrid or electric power

Review: 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid strikes a nice balance

The 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid is one of two hybrid options for the Escape this year, offering most of the goodness of the compact Escape, but with better efficiency. Both hybrid models use the same engine and transmission, the one with a plug jus… Continue reading Review: 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid strikes a nice balance

Suzuki Jimny micro-RV wriggles through tight spaces other rigs can’t

The Suzuki Jimny has long represented an endangered species pushing toward extinction: the highly capable off-roader small and maneuverable enough to pivot around, squeeze through and sidestep obstacles that leave larger vehicles stuck in place. But th… Continue reading Suzuki Jimny micro-RV wriggles through tight spaces other rigs can’t