2011 Infiniti QX

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Infiniti has stepped away from Nissan's shadow with the all-new QX56. No longer can the QX be called a rebadged Nissan. It has been reincarnated as a true luxury vehicle with a myriad of standard features and a host of optional equipment to tempt the buyer.

2011 Jaguar XJ

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — In what the Jaguar team calls a “city takeover” the new XJ is literally plastered all over Los Angeles with five-hundred billboards and wrapping every pillar at LAX

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet — You have arrived

By Al Vinikour 

When was the last time you heard a convertible touted as a year-round vehicle? February 30th you say? Or was it June 31st? Historically, convertibles have been the white shoes of the vehicle world – they come out after Memorial Day and end the season on Labor Day. The 2011 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet puts an end to that lore.

Hyundai Sonata – Making the good life affordable

By Al Vinikour

The largest vehicle segment in North America are midsize cars and to play in this neighborhood you have to not only be tough but offer more than the next guy. Thus is the case with the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata, the six-generation of the midsize sedan. It’s not only mixed in with a gang of vehicles that’s the best of the best…it’s becoming the leader of the pack.

2011 Ford Mustang GT

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — It used to be that a person’s professional success was depicted by the vehicle he (or she) drove.

Ford Super Duty — Hardest working truck in show business

By Al Vinikour 

I remember seeing a sign that said, “America’s Needs Move by Truck.” I’m sure the nation’s railroads would debate that but as near as I can tell trains don’t give curb service, goods are brought to the trains. In many locales trucks have the same status as a family member. Yes, a truck might be your cousin…but it can also be the family business.