The Once and Future Off-Roader: Land Rover’s Heritage Experience Hypes Its Next Defender

Land Rover operates four off-road driving schools in North America—in Asheville, North Carolina; Carmel, California; Manchester, Vermont; and Montebello, Quebec. Each affords opportunities to drive unpaved terrain ranging from moderately difficult to creepy-crawly. The schools are a profitable enterprise that also serves a bigger purpose: selling new vehicles. Participants can use their personal vehicles or […]

This Is the Secret Room Where the Ford Model T Was Developed

Big inventions are often created in small spaces. A classic example of that can now be seen in Detroit: specifically, on the third floor of the brick building at 461 Piquette, which housed the assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company from 1904 to 1910. More significant, it was the birthplace of the Ford Model T, […]

2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk 2.4L 4×4 Tested!

Deserthawk? What makes this version of the little crossover Jeep tested here a better bet for trekking in desert environments than the regular Renegade Trailhawk on which it’s based? Well, it includes rock rails as a standard feature, protecting the rocker panels over boulder-studded terrain. And it’s Trail Rated, which on the Renegade means it’s […]

2017 Infiniti Q70L 5.6 AWD Tested: Great Expectations

Over the last decade or so, our expectations for luxury sedans have been honed and defined by high rollers from Europe, particularly those boasting Teutonic pedigrees and autobahn development. So when a $70,000 sedan rolls onto the scene with more than 400 horsepower on tap, we’re conditioned to anticipate athletic responses and zero to 60 […]

2017 Infiniti Q70L 5.6 AWD Tested: Great Expectations

Over the last decade or so, our expectations for luxury sedans have been honed and defined by high rollers from Europe, particularly those boasting Teutonic pedigrees and autobahn development. So when a $70,000 sedan rolls onto the scene with more than 400 horsepower on tap, we’re conditioned to anticipate athletic responses and zero to 60 […]