More Titanium Than Titanium: Ford Announces 2019 Edge Titanium Elite

How does an automaker go beyond Titanum without spilling over into Platinum? Given that titanium features an atomic number of 22 and platinum’s is 78, there seem to be a number of opportunities to plunder the periodic table. To wit, Ford has a new version of the Edge, which is a bit nicer than the Titanium […]

Lexus compact crossover based on the UX could debut in Geneva

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QOTD: What’s the Worst Utility Vehicle of the Past 10 Years?

Utility vehicles have been a hot ticket personal transport item for some time, much to the delight of OEMs and their shareholders. As the definition around what should qualify as “utility” became more and more blurred during this (presently, CUV) craze,  inevitably some entries missed the mark and floundered. Perhaps a redesign was in the cards if the […]

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Rare Rides: The Colt Vista from 1989 – a Handy Captive Import MPV

A couple weeks ago we took a look at a tidy, light blue Nissan Stanza Wagon, which we determined was a very early example of the crossover breed that would heat up decades later. I can happily report the Stanza was quickly snapped up by an automotive enthusiast who plans to take good care of it. Since that little […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Pointless Bumpers, Sacrificial Body Parts

Dan writes: Hey Sajeev, Perhaps you or doppleganger Sanjeev have an answer for this. Why are a lot of SUV/Crossovers these days ending up with cut lines along the lower third of their liftgates? This is showing up on the Ford Escape, 2012-2016 Honda CR-V, Hyundai/Kia crossovers, and maybe some others I can’t remember. Is […]

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Rare Rides: The 1986 Nissan Stanza Is a Van and Wagon for the Prairie

Nissan and Datsun brought quirky, interesting, innovative vehicles to North American shores in the years prior to roughly 1994. Commenters — okay, I — brought up our subject Stanza in a post the other day about AMC Eagle creator Roy Lunn. Mr. Lunn used American Motors’ rather slim budget to create what was arguably the very first crossover […]

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2017 Audi Q3 Premium Rental Review – Bias Against ‘Basic’

Confirmation bias can be a tricky thing to overcome in this business. You might not know this, but some people in this business think I have a bit of a preference for the Blue Oval. Some of my frenemies in the automotive journalism world have accused me of being pro-Honda. As for me, I’d like […]

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