Paul Borden

Genesis G90 a true luxury vehicle, but don't call it a 'Hyundai Genesis'

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(February 12, 2017) —  It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of vehicle coming out of a Hyundai plant carrying a price tag of over $70,000 was as farfetched as the notion of self-driving and flying cars. Well, today self-driving cars are, if not around the corner, getting closer, Uber has asked a NASA engineer to do research on flying cars, and Hyundai indeed has on the market a sedan that is very worthy of such a lofty price tag.

With Mercedes GLC 300 you can have your cake and eat it too — sort of

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(February 4, 2017) A couple of years ago at the Shanghai Auto Show Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept vehicle that was a coupe version of its GLC SUV. I wasn’t there, but apparently the reception was such that the German automaker hustled it into production, and thus we have the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

Paul Borden review: A minivan wins North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 25, 2017) MIAMI — In case you missed it, the North American International Auto Show, more commonly called the Detroit auto show, announced its selections for vehicles of the year earlier this month. The new Chevy Bolt EV received Car of the Year honors. Not surprising, considering the media's infatuation with electric vehicles.

2017 Mercedes E300 goes to the head of the class

By Paul Borden
Motorw
ayAmerica.com

(December 22, 2016) After a full-scale redesign, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan moves into its 10th generation with the 2017 model, offering a new engine, numerous technological features that include the ability to drive itself for short stints, and the kind of classy interior you typically expect from the
German automaker.

Paul Borden review: Jaguar F-Type R convertible offers performance, luxury

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 11, 2016) M
IAMI — I have a fondness for convertibles — and my favorite car of the moment is the Jaguar F-Type. So you can imagine how I feel about the convertible version. Yes, I like it. A lot.

Just a week after driving the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe, I was given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible. (Not that it means anything, but this is the opposite way the F-Type was introduced with the convertible hitting the market as a 2014 model and the coupe following for 2015.)

Whatever you call it, Infiniti's Q50 Red Sport has a lot to offer

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 14, 2016) I like red cars. Unless you count a maroon Ford Falcon Sprint convertible I had back in the mid-1960s, though, I’ve never owned one, but I do like them. Thus when a red 2017 Infiniti Q50 sedan showed up in my driveway recently, it had me at first look. That it happened to the top-of-the-line Red Sport 400 trim just added to the anticipation.

Paul Borden review: Audi addresses 'competition' situation with 2017 A4

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 8, 2016) A couple of years ago — well, it might have been three, but I don’t think it was four — I attended the launch of the new Audi A3 sedan, and as I listened to the product managers, designers, and other speakers tell us of the its new features and updates, I got to wondering if the company wasn’t competing against itself here.

Paul Borden review: Hyundai Elantra Eco has surprising array of features

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 18, 2016) There was a time — and not all that long ago, by the way — that if you were shopping in the bargain section of the automotive market you had to be prepared to do without many of the creature comforts, and in some instances even safety measures, found on more upscale cars. Even if the those features were available in the price range of the model you were seeking, and they often weren’t, you had to pay extra.

Paul Borden review: Cadillac CT6 follows best of the Cadillac tradition

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 7, 2016) When you wade through all the SUVs, crossovers, and performance coupes and sedans — i.e., the “V” series — and get down to basics, the new 2016 CT6 really represents what Cadillac has been all about for well over a century.

This reviewer is not awed by the plug-in version of the BMW X5

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 28, 2016) BMW has another entry in the plug-in parade with the 2016 X5 xDrive40e midsize SUV, or Sports Activity Vehicle, as BMW prefers. Frankly, I’m not sure why, but it has naught to do with this particular vehicle. I’m just not a big fan of the craze for plug-in versions of hybrid vehicles. Too much bother for, in many cases, little benefit.