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The latest news and headlines from around the global brake industry. This page lists all of the articles from our automotive test drives.

2024 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD High Country is a big, capable SUV

Suburban Does Big Very Well

CHATHAM, Mass. – Big. That is the best one-word description of the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD High Country in which I spent a week carefully navigating the ever-increasing traffic of seasonal Cape Cod roads. I admit it took me a…

Toyota has added a new Crown as the top of its sedan offerings.

Crown Sits Atop Toyota Lineup

CHATHAM, Mass. – It’s back. The Toyota Crown, flagship of the company’s sedan lineup, returned to the American market for the 2023 model year as the peak of the brand’s passenger-car range following a hiatus of 51 years. I spent…

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV is an extraordinary compact SUV.

AMG GLC 43 a Unique SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – The new 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV is a difficult car to drive on Cape Cod. Difficult because it wants to run, stretch its legs in ways the congested roads of this New England region do not…

The BMW X2 xDrive28i provides driving satisfaction

X2 a Driver’s Delight

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…

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

EV9 Electrifies 3-Row SUVs

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…

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

Performance Variety at Spring Brake

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…

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

Sierra Denali Ultimate: Name Says It All

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…

The 2024 Genesis GV60 Performance sparks the EV world

GV60 Performance More Than a Name

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…

The 2024 Ford Maverick is a unique pickup truck

Maverick Breaks from Pickup-Truck Mold

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…

The 2024 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD represents terrific value

Tucson Earns Its Top Spot Amongst Hyundai SUVs

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…