Paul Borden

Audi A7 moves into second generation with new engine for 2019

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 8, 2019) It was a case of love at first sight. No sooner had I stepped out my front door to see the white Audi A7 parked in my driveway than I knew this was going to be a great week. It was stunning enough just sitting there motionless — a sedan that looks like a coupe but really is a hatchback.

BMW adds droptop to 8 Series lineup with M850i xDrive convertible

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 2, 2019) “Bigger is better” is pretty much engrained in our DNA as Americans, but apparently it isn’t necessarily so for our European cousins, particularly those of Teutonic stock. Evidence for this comes courtesy of BMW.

The magic of AMG takes C-Class Cabriolet to highest luxury level

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 19, 2019) MIAMI — The C-Class has served as a introductory model for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts since its debut as a “baby Benz” sedan in the early 1990s. It has grown up considerably since then, however, and there is nothing “baby” about the AMG C43 Cabriolet I recently had the pleasure of driving for a week, from the performance, to the luxury, and yes, to the price tag.

Hyundai packs a lot of features in its 2019 Kona subcompact crossover

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 11, 2019) Still a relative newcomer in the subcompact SUV segment, Hyundai’s Kona crossover quickly has established itself as one of the best in its class. Last January the Hyundai Kona and its electric version Kona EV was selected by a panel of 54 judges at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year over the Jaguar I-Pace and Acura RDX

Another bites the dust — VW ending production of its station wagons

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 1, 2019) Station wagons long ago ceded the role of the favorite family transportation mode to minivans and SUVs, and now two more are being relegated to the scrap heap. Volkswagen recently announced that it was ending production of its popular Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack wagons with the 2019 model year.

Sport model gives updated 2019 Hyundai Elantra boost in performance

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 22, 2019) Launched nearly two decades ago with Mitsubishi power, Hyundai Elantra has overcome a shaky past that earned it a reputation for unreliability and sloppy workmanship to become a viable competitor in the compact market.

C8 Corvette will arrive soon, but don't overlook 2019 Grand Sport droptop

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 1, 2019) The next generation Chevy Corvette is on its way this summer with the reveal of C8 Corvette due for July 20. It will represent the company’s first take as a mid-engine roadster, though other details  are upcoming and somewhat on the skimpy side. If you’re one who just has to have the latest thing — and if the lines that form outside of Apple stores when a new iPhone is introduced is evidence there must be many of you — then no doubt you will want to wait to see what all the fuss is about before rushing off to a Chevy showroom.

Mercedes raises the bar in luxury with 2019 AMG S63 Coupe

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 24, 2019) If somebody ever would give me $200,000 with the stipulation that I had to spend it all on my next car, at least I know now where I would start. I would head for the nearest Mercedes-Benz showroom and asked the first salesman to take me to the 2019 AMG S63 Coupe. I just might stop shopping there.

VW upgrades Atlas making several safety features standard equipment

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 7, 2019) Introduced just a couple of years ago, the Atlas SUV is the largest vehicle in Volkswagen’s lineup and has become the German automaker’s third-best seller behind only the smaller Tiguan crossover and Jetta compact sedan.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Limited — A hybrid you can live with

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 20, 2019) While hybrid drivetrains are offered in many so-called mainstream vehicles these days, Hyundai created the Ioniq hatchback as a conventional gas-electric hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and electric powertrain, but with no gasoline-only engine option and without some of the quirks that often come with the hybrid segment.