Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

X2 a Driver’s Delight

The BMW X2 xDrive28i provides driving satisfaction

CHATHAM, Mass. – BMW calls its new-for-2024 X2 a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC), but the average American consumer would consider the five-door vehicle a subcompact sport-utility vehicle (SUV). I did not dwell on titles; I just enjoyed my recent week…

EV9 Electrifies 3-Row SUVs

The 2024 Kia EV9 Land brings BEV power to a mass-market mid-size 3-row SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Big, powerful, silent and comfortable all describe the new three-row, large mid-size battery-electric (BEV) sport-utility vehicle (SUV) Kia EV9 recently introduced to the American consumer. My initial impressions during a brief 20-minute drive at the recent #IMPASpringBrake2024…

Performance Variety at Spring Brake

One of the highlights of IMPA's 2024 Spring Brake was driving the Hyundai Ioniq5 N, a performance BEV

TANNERSVILLE, Penn. – There are not many days better than the one I recently spent driving a unique variety of vehicles up, down and around the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains during the annual International Motor Press Association Spring Brake 2024. Representing…

Sierra Denali Ultimate: Name Says It All

The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate combines luxury with pickup capabilities

CHATHAM, Mass. – Simply stating the name — 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate – sets the stage for this truck: a luxurious, capable, comprehensively equipped example of an American icon – the full-size pickup. Power-assisted everything; heated leather seats…

GV60 Performance More Than a Name

The 2024 Genesis GV60 Performance sparks the EV world

CHATHAM, Mass. – Smooth operations, quiet comfort and supercar performance – in a five-passenger, all-electric subcompact sport-utility (SUV) package – characterize the 2024 Genesis GV60 Performance. The all-wheel drive (AWD) GV60 represents the peak of the brand’s electric-vehicle (EV) range…

Draining the Fluid from Braking

Draining the Fluid from Braking

Like so much of the world in which it exists, the automotive industry is accelerating through changes which will have profound impacts on both the consumers who use these vehicles, and the organizations involved in their production. Government legislation along…

Maverick Breaks from Pickup-Truck Mold

The 2024 Ford Maverick is a unique pickup truck

Unconventional characterizes a maverick, thus making this the perfect name for Ford’s unique, small pickup truck based on a compact sport-utility (SUV) platform. The Ford Motor Company started with the versatile Ford Escape SUV which also provides the basis for…

Tucson Earns Its Top Spot Amongst Hyundai SUVs

The 2024 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD represents terrific value

CHATHAM, Mass. – The compact-segment Tucson has been Hyundai’s best-selling sport-utility vehicle (SUV) since its 2004 introduction, something I completely understand following a recent week behind the wheel of a 2024 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD. Quiet, comfortable, responsive, roomy and…

Kona N Line Reflects EV Base

The all new 2024 Hyundai Kona N Line is a modern small SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Hyundai’s designers began their work on the new 2024 Kona range by envisioning it as a fully electric small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and then adapted it to an internal-combustion-engine variant; a reverse of what had been the…

CX-30 Enhanced by Mazda for 2024

Mazda enhanced and refined the CX-30 2.5 Turbo AWD for 2024

CHATHAM, Mass. – Enhancement and refinement mark the subtle but important changes Mazda brought to the 2024 CX-30 2.5 Turbo AWD with premium plus package I recently drove. When I drove the 2023 version of this model last June, I…

Passport to SUV Value by Honda

No vehicle is perfect, regardless of the sticker price, but the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport provides excellent SUV value at a more than competitive price.

CHATHAM, Mass. – I was happy when the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport showed up recently for review, a perfect vehicle to combat potential New England winter weather. Luckily, I did not have to fight anything more than near-freezing cold during…

bZ4X: Toyota’s Password to Electric Motoring

Toyota has introduced its first BEV, the compact SUV bZ4X

CHATHAM, Mass. – Toyota, which brought electrification to American motorists at the turn of the century with its hybrid-electric Prius sedan; added numerous other hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hydrogen-electric vehicles until its sales today are 25 percent electrified; has…

How Do You Stop Ford’s F-150?

How Do You Stop Ford’s F-150? F-Series Trucks

The question has stumped the rest of the automotive industry for five decades. Consider the statistics: 46 consecutive years as the best-selling truck in the United States, the last 41 as the best-selling vehicle in the country. Since 2005, the…

Escape Hybrid Delivers Compact SUV Value

The Ford Escape ST-Line Elite Hybrid AWD is a terrific all-around compact SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – I was impressed with the redesigned 2023 Ford Escape compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) when we drove it late last year and following a week in a hybrid-electric  Ford Escape ST-Line Elite Hybrid AWD (all-wheel-drive) version, our opinion…

Prius Keeps Advancing Hybrid Form

The 2023 Toyota Prius was thoroughly redesigned and improved.

CHATHAM, Mass. – At the turn of the (present) century Toyota brought something unique to the American market – the world’s first production hybrid passenger vehicle, the Prius. The company now sells 10 different hybrid models (HEV), two plug-in hybrids…