Driving Impression 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE


Toyota’s latest entry into the Sport-Ute/Crossover segment is the smallest, and least expensive member of the five-piece band of “tallish” five-doors that range in (starting) price from an economical $22,500 to an (“if you have to ask”) $83,665. In ascending order of price they are: this C-HR, the RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, and the august Land Cruiser. Our editor spent a week in this one (and didn’t even miss the lack of coat hooks until day three). Publisher Glenn Oyoung comes at this one from a different angle … take a look:

LACar film review

FILM REVIEW—ROCKET is the winner of a 2017 Student Academy Award along with multiple other awards at a number of film festivals across the county. It’s the story of 1950′s dirt track racing … and a young girl’s legacy passed down from father to daughter. Filmed on location at a ranch in Lompoc, California and featuring driving by the likes of racing legend Wally Pankratz and his daughter, TQ champ Randi; “ROCKET” is a study in relationships and racing to life and portrays the subject in a cinematic style reminiscent of Bruce Kessler and John Frankenheimer. Review by Dave Wolin.

A Ford Focus rewards you for green behavior

AUTO REVIEW—I’m looking at a duo of five-leaf plants on the dashboard of the 2017 Ford Focus SEL. They may resemble Cannabis Sativa genus, but they actually represent Anticipation and Speed in the Eco-Drive mode with more leaves the better. I lost two Anticipation leaves, but managed to keep all five Speed leaves. Page 175 of the 500-page manual (what is this, a spaceship!) explains that Anticipation shows how well I anticipate stopping in traffic, not engaging in over-acceleration and so on. Zoran Segina reports.

illest x Hot Wheels VW Panel Bus Launch


AUTO REVIEW— This special event took place at Hot Wheels HQ in El Segundo, CA.  The event promoted the newly released Fatlace VW Panel Bus Die Cast; modeled after the life size bus of Mark Arcenal, founder/creative director (Fatlace) illest Brand.  The online pre-sale of the model sold out quickly as collectors eagerly bought up the limited edition casting. Kenneth Chiu reports.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

AUTO REVIEW—The new 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with the 1.4 liter TFSI Turbo inline four-cylinder engine/electric motor, Audi signature styling, Audi assist, interior quality, ergonomics, luxury and safety, making this model one of the best on the compact hybrid market. I am testing the new model with the technology package and A3 Sportback Premium Plus package. Updated e-tron models now offer improved technology with the virtual cockpit and standard driver assistance systems including Audi pre-sense front braking. Harvey Schwartz reports.

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