AUTO REVIEW—Leave it to Volkswagen to arrive fashionably late to the electric car party. It was one of the last of the major manufacturers to offer a hybrid (choosing to equip it with a turbocharger). The same was true with its SUV line (choosing to partner with Porsche). For its new e-Golf, Volkswagen had plenty of time to think about how it should be designed. It also had the time to work off of a new platform—one that’s designed from the ground up to be an electric car. The result is the Volkswagen e-Golf, and it’s one of the best electric cars in its class.
AUTO REVIEW—On first blush anything or anyone can make a good impression. Hell, even on a first date the lowest Cretan can come off as something other than sub-human. Autos often seem sweet as sugar, but after an extended outing they leave a sour taste in one’s mouth. The BMW 428i X Gran Coupe squeezes itself between the 3 and 5 Series, and takes its fastback looks from the 6 Series Gran Coupe. It might seem like the 4 is almost redundant. Is there more to this than meets the eye? One-way to find out is a take-no-prisoners road trip to the City of Lost Wages!
AUTO REVIEW—The hills are alive with the sound of the Camaro ZL1. That “sound” emanates from four exhaust pipes at the end of the system which starts few yards ahead, under the carbon-fiber-accented hood, with an Eaton supercharger feeding air into eight cylinders of a 6.2 liter LSA engine that collectively pumps out close to 600 horsepower. Editor-at-Large Zoran Segina reports.
AUTO REVIEW—America always liked to think big, including getting some pretty large swaths of real estate at very good prices. We bought 22 square miles of Manhattan in 1626 for about 25 bucks. Then came the Louisiana Purchase, in 1803 from Napoleon Bonaparte, over half a billion acres for about four cents an acre. And the best deal of all – the “Seward’s Folly” – where we bought over half a million square miles of Alaska from the Russian Czar for two cents an acre. Without this last acquisition the 2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL AWD would have to carry a different name.