Paul Borden

Jaguar brings its electrifying experience to Miami

By Paul Borden

(November 10, 2018) MIAMI — To help familiarize consumers who may have some qualms about the future of these vehicles (range angst, anyone?), the company is staging a nationwide tour billed as “Jaguar Electrifies Experience” that showcases its electric products with an emphasis on its first electric-power vehicle, the I-Pace SUV.

Genesis adds third sedan to its portfolio with introduction of G70

By Paul Borden

(November 5, 2018) Disposed of the Hyundai label and launched as a separate brand from the South Korean manufacturer three years ago, Genesis continues to expand its portfolio with the introduction of its G70 luxury sedan for 2019. As you might deduce from the alpha-numeric naming system, it is the smallest of the three sedans now under the Genesis banner following the G90 and G80 sedans that have been around for a couple of years.

Audi A4 an outstanding choice in field that has a lot of good ones

By Paul Borden

(October 30, 2018) The A4 has been a stalwart seller for Audi for well over two decades now, moving into its ninth generation with the redesign for 2017.In fact, the A4 and two crossover SUVs, the Q5 and the Q7, are largely responsible for keeping the company from a decrease in year-to-date sale through September comparing 2018 figures to those for 2017.

Jeep Cherokee gets a welcome mid-cycle refreshening for 2019

By Paul Borden

(October 20, 2018) Jeep has given its Cherokee a mid-cycle refreshing, and the result makes it a competitor in the compact SUV segment, especially for those who are looking for something they can take off-road from time to time.

Among styling updates new to the 2019 model are the front fascia and hood with LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and fog lamps, a handsfree power rear liftgate, dual panel sunroof, and a more refined interior that includes more cargo space than its predecessor.

Chevy honors muscle car tradition with 2018 convertible

By Paul Borden

(October 18, 2018) The glory days for Muscle Cars may go back four or five decades, but even though there are fewer of them around today, you can still learn what they were all about without having to shop the collector's car market. Take the Chevrolet Camaro, launched in 1967 as a competitor to Ford's Mustang.

Fun in a Hyundai — 2019 Veloster R-Spec adds to driving experience

(October 3, 2018) As good as Hyundai vehicles have become, “fun to drive” is not usually something you associate with them. Functional, yes, and attractive both inside and out as well. The Sonata is a great midsize sedan, and the Genesis, now broken off as a separate brand, is one of the more underrated sedans in the luxury segment.

They are not sluggards by any means, but still more tuned to efficiency, daily commutes and family trips than performance.

Chevy moves Traverse into second generation with redesign for 2018

By Paul Borden

(September 24, 2018) Chevrolet apparently has been busy lately in updating its fleet of crossovers and SUVs. The 2018 Traverse is the fourth SUV/crossover that the manufacturer has updated within a year, joining the Equinox, Trax, and Bolt EV in that category.

Ford gets small crossover with introduction of 2018 EcoSport

By Paul Borden

(September 11, 2018) Ford may be getting out of the sedan market, but that doesn’t mean the company is getting out of the car business. In fact, the Detroit News last month reported in an interview with Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's executive vice president of product development and purchasing, that the company actually expects to have three more new vehicles in its lineup by 2023 as it puts its emphasis on trucks and SUVs/crossovers.

2018 Nissan Rogue gets ProPilot technology for top trim models

By Paul Borden

(September 3, 2018) Nissan followed up its redesign of its popular Rogue crossover with several midyear enhancements for 2017, and the updates keep coming for 2018 with added technology that represents a step — albeit a baby one — to self-driving capability.

The system, dubbed ProPilot, is available on the top trim Rogue SL model as part of a $790 Platinum Package suite of features that also includes 19-inch wheels (replacing standard 18-inchers) and an electronic parking brake.

Not-so-mini Mini Cooper S Countryman offers plug-in technology for 2018

By Paul Borden

(August 27, 2018) Maybe the first thing you might notice about the 2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is that it isn’t quite so mini, and I’m not talking about just the name. At nearly 170 inches long and with a wheelbase of just over 105 inches, it isn’t exactly reaching “maxi” standards, but it’s nearly the size of a Kia Soul (and with a longer wheelbase) and approaches the standard for classification as a compact rather than a subcompact vehicle as with some other Minis.