Volvo has come a long way since the days of boxy wagons and squared off sedans with staid performance. Their latest offerings are attractive not only in appearance but also in equipment and performance. The S60 R Design is no exception
Toyota’s reliability is now wrapped in a low-roofed design that attempts to bring an air of flair to an otherwise staid model.
The Honda Civic used to be the go-to car for a great combination of reliability and fun. That went away with some previous generations but Honda is starting to get their mojo back and the 2020 Civic Si is a step in the right direction.
Automotive Design for the Cars Universe Words by Brian Griebenow Photos provided by Disney / Pixar Studios I have a passion for design, or rather…Design. During my years as a designer of industrial manufacturing machinery, I sought simple solutions and efficient execution. One of my cherished gifts from my wife is a beautiful coffee table book about legendary industrial designer Brooks Stevens. I also have a mental list [...]
We won’t lie, the Lexus IS is in need of a tech update, and the engine lineup doesn’t quite make sense. But fun-to-drive dynamics and attractive styling mean we like this petite lux-level sedan any way.
Yesterday’s Car of Tomorrow, Today Words by Brad Olson Photos by Jennifer Jensen I recently spent a day behind the wheel of Tesla’s Model S…a P85+ to be more precise. This is not a unique experience as many well-healed buyers now own the Model S, and according to sales reports, the company is selling more every week. On the other hand, the Model S is deceptively different than [...]
The Lincoln Aviator steps up the luxury game in the midsize SUV class. The base vehicle is commendable but add on some options such as Air Glide and some amazing Perfect Position seats and you have a recipe for comfortable cruising.
The Audi A8 L is completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, and it gets a lot of new gadgets and a decidedly decadent interior. However, where it gains in luxurious amenities, it loses a little something on the sportiness scale.
The 2020 Volkswagen Passat gets a redesign, inside and out. But rather than a drastic change, this midsize sedan evolves an already-classic design. With comfort and a sub-$24K base price, the Passat is a nice place to start shopping if you’re looking for a fun-to-drive, yet “grown up” vehicle.
The Lexus LFA originated from a dream and a conversation over drinks in a bar. While it ended up being a pricey halo car with limited production, it signaled that luxury wasn’t Lexus’ only goal, and it brought more affordable performance to the mainstream.