By John LeBlanc It’s been a while since an American automaker could offer a competitive entry-level luxury sports sedan. For the past four decades, if you were looking for a small, sporty four-door, the German brands Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz were more than likely at the top of your list. But now America’s biggest automaker, […]
Story by John LeBlanc SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — Truth be told, the outgoing Cadillac CTS was parent General Motors’ best car. It wasn’t “best” as in the fastest, most fuel-efficient or most practical sense.
Story by John LeBlanc When Natural Resources Canada announced its top fuel-efficient new 2013 models, there were a host of pure-electric vehicles that sip no fuel at all. But not all new car buyers can afford the limited driving range and inconvenience of plugging in these EVs. For the rest of us, here are the […]
Story by John LeBlanc At one time, there were just compact cars. Then there were small and luxurious or premium compact cars. Now we have the niche-within-the-niche premium sports compact cars, a segment set to explode with the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz moving downmarket.
Super Sedan Adding an “S” to Porsche’s toprung Panamera Turbo creates the world’s highest-performing four-door By John LeBlanc MUNICH, GERMANY — Porsche doesn’t have a skunk works performance group, like BMW’s M division or Mercedes-Benz’s AMG group. Porschephiles know, though, whether it’s a Boxster roadster or a Cayenne sports-utility-vehicle, that the addition of a capital letter […]keep looking »