Ladies of the 2010 Bolo...

One of the guilty pleasures at any auto show has to be the presentation models or “booth babes” hired to attract the attention of show goers. As one would expect, it was not only the vehicles on display in Italy that were exotic and sensual. The Audi A7 Sportback on display...

General Motors Oshawa p...

In the Olympics of qualty, General Motors’ assembly plant in Oshawa has won a gold medal for a second consecutive year. The Ontario plant received the Gold Plant Quality Award for producing vehicles with the fewest number of defects in a study of car and truck assembly plants in...

2012 Honda Civic Sedan ...

In the midst of the national launch of the 2012 Honda Civic, I had a nostalgic moment. During the early 1980’s, a high school friend showed up with a 1978 Civic. It turned into the hub of our social life for 3 years. It became the conduit for all the things one encounters on the...

2011 Acura RDX CUV

While not all new, the 2011 Acura RDX underwent a minor facelift for the 2010 model year. Even though the changes were not earth shattering, they did manage to keep it contemporary. Along with the refreshed front (meaning the addition of the familiar Acura “shield”, aka the beak) and...

2010 Kia Sorento SUV

The recipe for a compact crossover SUV has been pretty much cast in stone now. It needs to be car-based, available in front- or all-wheel drive, with four- or six-cylinder power, and suitable for soft-road use. The first-generation Kia Sorento, a tough body-on-frame truck design with...