Jim Prueter

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe



An excellent new Santa Fe —
if you don't mind getting noticed


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 17, 2024) Hyundai has always been an outlier when it comes to new vehicle styling design. One need look no farther than the now discontinued Veloster (2012-2022), and the current IONIC 5 and IONIC 6 to name a few whose looks are eye-catching to be sure but for the wrong reasons. 

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser


Toyota resurrects Land Cruiser —
Smaller, cheaper, an absolute winner

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 16, 2024) After being discontinued three years ago, Toyota's seven decades flagship Land Cruiser returns for 2024 as a smaller, less expensive and completely redesigned SUV built on the same chassis frame with the Lexus GX and LX 600 along with Toyota's full size Tundra pickup truck, Sequoia SUV, midsized Tacoma pickup and soon to be introduced 2025 4Runner.

2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport — Big on room, short on sport



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 26, 2024) A mantra ever present in Volkswagen's branding of its huge Atlas SUV is the common refrain: "Built in America, for Americans." Offering the Atlas in either three-row or two-row seat configurations like the Cross Sport reviewed here, Volkswagen makes it perfectly clear the vehicle is targeted squarely at families looking for interior room, a road presences and an attractive sleek and sloping roof vehicle whose price won't bust the budget.

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance — A sweetheart of an all-electric SUV



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com
 
(May 18, 2024) Genesis, the upmarket luxury brand of Hyundai, makes its second entrant at a fully electric SUV with the compelling GV60. It isn't the first full electric SUV for Genesis but unlike the electrified GV70 it isn't a conversion from the original gas only powered combustion SUV.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 — Essentially a smaller version of the EQS



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 12, 2024) Mercedes-Benz was one of the early automakers to start assembling a portfolio of battery-electric vehicles. Now offering nearly 20 battery electric vehicles, the all-new mid-sized EQE sedan is one of the most recent to join the fleet. While SUVs are winning the consumer sales popularity race, we need only to turn our attention to the phenomenal sales success of the Tesla Model S and Model 3, both sedans.

2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter — The ultimate urban delivery solution



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 10, 2024) For 2024 Mercedes-Benz has introduced an all-electric version of its iconic Sprinter van for the US market and other than a small identifying eSprinter logo affixed to either front fender, appearance wise it is identical to its gasoline-powered counterpart and capable of outfitting and optioning all the same accessory components. Its also assembled in the same Charleston, S.C., facility and at launch is only available as a 170-inch wheelbase cargo van with a high roof powered by a 113 kWh battery good for an estimated 273 mile driving range.

2024 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE



Defender makes you feel
noble and adventurous


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 1, 2024) It's been four years since Land Rover brought the all-new Defender to the US shores in the spring of 2020 and its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now four years into its current life cycle the rugged leading man handsome styling has held up more than well with its reinterpretation of the  original Defender dating all the way back to when Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from which Land Rover originates.

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 — The joy of Mercedes performance



ByJim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 26, 2024) The enormous and exquisite luxury Mercedes GLS 580 checks all the boxes of what you crave in an SUV answering the concerns of high-net-worth consumer's automotive trappings. With three spacious rows of seats, the cabin is a tour de force of advanced technological wonderment, an interior that looks stately with gorgeous materials and fine craftsman fit and finish and a drive quality where road noise and turbulence is difficult to recall and rather nothing more than a rumor.

2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce — Superbly wonderful to drive



Aesthetically beautiful Italian
luxury sedan gets mild facelift


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 23, 2024) The Genesis of Alfa Romeo is a sporty 115 years old, centenary automotive brand that checks all the boxes of what one would expect of an Alfa Romeo: Aesthetically beautiful, comfortable, thrilling driving dynamics, reassuring behavior with a sense it can inflict at least a mild case of Stendhal Syndrome — a psychosomatic condition that can trigger a rapid heartbeat, fainting, even hallucinations when individuals become exposed to objects of art, great beauty or lust.

2024 KIA EV9 GT-Line — Three-row family friendly EV



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 19, 2024) Electric vehicles have nearly become ubiquitous with a wide variety of offerings from compact, midsize sedans, there's several trucks and varying sizes of SUV's. But the model that remains mysteriously evasive has been one with a third row of seats. Yes, there's a few offerings including the Rivian R1S and Tesla Model X but they can sell upwards of six figures and out of reach price wise except all but the well-heeled.