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In the world of small trucks there used to be the Toyota Tacoma and then no one else. Well, technically there were other trucks, but none could compete with the best-selling Tacoma. So Nissan got busy redesigning and reworking the Frontier to see if it could compete with the Tacoma.

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Trucks are big business representing high returns and stakes for the auto brands that build them. Yes, Ford, GM, and RAM have been making pickups for what seems like forever, so when the Japanese builders (Toyota and Nissan) entered the contest, hardcore enthusiasts and traditionalists were …

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The saying goes, you can’t please everyone. That certainly applies to auto manufacturers. Case in point, this week’s tester is the 2021 Lexus NX300h. This luxury compact SUV tries to accomplish a lot with such a small vehicle.

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Today’s automotive world is full of highly competitive vehicles trying to one up each other. In doing so, so many makes and models have lost their personality in trying to keep up with the Joneses, so to speak. The end result is a gelatinous mush of crossover and SUVs that all kind of look t…

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The acronym PHEV is showing up more and more in the auto industry. It stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. It basically means that it’s more than just a standard hybrid but has an electric motor that can be plugged in to be recharged. This combination means it is both more fuel effici…

You don’t often hear about supercars. And you definitely don’t see supercars very often on the road. These are the cars you dream of owning or being able to afford one day when you’ve “made it.” Supercars are mostly left to the daydreamers – unless you’re an automotive writer.

The premium sports sedan from Acura arrived at Automotive Rhythms headquarters in a stunning Apex Blue Pearl color scheme attracting the eyes of many during our spirited test drive. The Type S moniker returns in the form of the 2021 Acura TLX Type S replete with a Diamond Pentagon meshed gri…

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Google my name and Mustang petition. You’ll find something interesting about me. As a Mustang historian, and author of the book Mustang by Design, I was initially upset when Ford announced that they would be putting the hallowed Mustang name and logo on a crossover. Blasphemy!! Heresy!!

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Ah yes, much love and appreciation to Bentley Motors for blessing Automotive Rhythms with a Ghost White 2021 Bentayga luxury performance SUV for the cheers of New Year. The definitive luxury SUV was the perfect sled for spreading peace and happiness to friends and family during this festive …

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One of the fastest-growing segments of travel and recreation is the recreational vehicle – which combines a resort-style experience with the road trip. This summer, we took our family on a 1,200 mile road trip through Wyoming and South Dakota to experience the great National Parks – Yellowst…

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Launched in the US in 1989, Lexus continues to attract a diverse and extremely loyal consumer base while staying ahead of the curve in the fields of technology and innovation. With its newfangled Black Line Special Edition, Japanese opulence presents itself in every aspect, from the design e…

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The third-generation 2020 Acura RDX is a hot crossover SUV that gets its inspiration and DNA from the NSX – the sports exotic that helped create the brand image of the Acura luxury brand – which is more closely related to BMW in feel than in price.

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With snow blanketing much of the nation now, and snow removal still top of mind, Ram Truck today introduced a new Snow Plow Prep package for the 2021 Ram 1500 at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) “The Work Truck Show” in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The automotive offerings in the USA is getting an all-new brand. A new automotive operation in North America has been formed by HAAH Automotive Holdings to distribute, sell and service vehicles under the brand name VANTAS. The new company was announced today by Duke Hale, Chairman and Chief …

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The entry-level cross-over market is on fire – and one of the hottest of them all is the new 2020 Hyundai Venue. The segment is so hot because of their high demand among buyers looking to not be in an entry level sedan (which sadly are pretty much going away).

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Fiat recently passed the 120-year anniversary of the brand, and the new 2020 Fiat 500X carries on a tradition of engaging driving that has been a feature of Fiat vehicles since that first model in 1899, the Fiat 4-hp, which was a four-seat open car with a top speed of 22-mph and 35-mpg (one …

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The largest BMW in history has arrived. The flagship BMW X7 xDrive 50i is a three row, off-road capable luxury yacht on wheels. This 3000+ millimeter wheelbase people mover is built in the Spartanburg, South Carolina factory right here in the United States.