2022

2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx — Three-row crossover for cool families



By Casey Williams
MyCar Data

(December 5, 2021) In 2019 Subaru introduced a very competent and capable three-row crossover in the Ascent, but it was not especially exciting or unique — more of a step-up vehicle for Subaru enthusiasts.  Sure, it comes with standard all-wheel-drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance for topping snow or handling light trails to a weekend cabin, but it lacked the attitude necessary to entice sporty families.  It was a wholly competent family wagon that lacked gravitas.  That changes with the 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx — the three-row crossover for cool families.

2022 Mini Cooper Convertible



MIAMI — Just as the word “dated” began to appear in reviews of the iconic Mini in recent years, the 2022 Mini Cooper Convertible arrives refreshed and updated but still with the sassy attitude that has been an integral part of its DNA for just over six decades. While still retaining its distinctive overall outer appearance, the 2022 Mini gets new bumpers front and rear, a revised grille and new wheel designs, and three new colors — Island Blue, Rooftop Grey and Zesty Yellow.

Mini Cooper Convertible — Refreshed for 2022


Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 27, 2021) Just as the word “dated” began to appear in reviews of the iconic Mini in recent years, the 2022 Mini Cooper Convertible arrives refreshed and updated but still with the sassy attitude that has been an integral part of its DNA for just over six decades.
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2022 Infiniti QX60



PHOENIX — Sedona, Arizona, is tailor-made for a travel brochure — a picturesque small town surrounded with stunning red rock buttes, mesas, and canyons with bright colorful foliage in the fall. It’s a perfect destination for test driving the all-new-for-2022 Infiniti QX60. First introduced for the 2013, the second-generation of the QX60 is long overdue. The three-row mid-size SUV has been dramatically redesigned both inside and out.

Infiniti QX60 Autograph — Sumptuous crossover has New Age vibe



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 28, 2021) Sedona, Arizona, is tailor-made for a travel brochure — a picturesque small town surrounded with stunning red rock buttes, mesas, and canyons with bright colorful foliage in the fall. It’s a perfect destination for test driving the all-new-for-2022 Infiniti QX60. First introduced for the 2013, the second-generation of the QX60 is long overdue. The three-row mid-size SUV has been dramatically redesigned both inside and out.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid



INDIANAPOLIS — I’m trying to imagine the conversation in Ford’s boardroom several years ago when some enterprising executive lofted this nugget:  “Let’s take our Ford Escape crossover, replace its aft half with a bed, slap on the name of a sub-par compact from the ‘70s, and use it to replace our compact sedans.  We’ll make it a hybrid too.”  I’m sure eyebrows slanted askew, but 2022 Ford Maverick pickup is a pretty good idea.

Mercedes EQS 580 — A new and impeccably luxurious EV

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2021) There’s an old saying that if you’re late to the party you better be the best dressed. Criticized for taking too long to embrace electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has just introduced its new all-electric flagship the EQS and it’s the fanciest, most luxurious EV ever. That’s years after competitors like Tesla S, Porsche Taycan, Jaguar iPace and Audi e-tron were introduced.

2022 Infiniti QX55



PHOENIX — Infiniti, the luxury brand of Nissan products, has introduced a new crossover utility vehicle: the QX55. For those who think the QX55 is the sloped-roof offspring of the QX50 compact crossover, well, you would be partially correct. With a striking exterior design that features a bulging hood, swooping roofline and sharply styled rear end and LED piano key taillamps, the boldly sculpted QX55 borrows styling cues from the mid-sized Infiniti FX model that first appeared for the 2003 model year and continued until it bid farewell in 2013.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer — The rebirth of a premium luxury American icon



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 7, 2021) Much like the Ford Bronco and GM’s Hummer, Jeep has resurrected an old nameplate, Grand Wagoneer. One might be surprised it’s a Jeep save since the raised aluminum two-piece copperchinio-accented “Wagoneer” is the only badging you’ll see on the humungous all-new SUV; the name “Jeep” appears nowhere on the vehicle.