Posts in category "First Look"

Photo Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Photo Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to drive the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid from Porsche. This replaces the outgoing hybrid model from the brand. This new model gets up to 14 miles of electric only range and has an estimated 47 MPGe fuel economy. Though I have to admit, during my quick time... Read more »

2015 Subaru Outback: Photo gallery and first look

2015 Subaru Outback: Photo gallery and first look
I recently had the chance to check out the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback, and I have to say that Subaru knocked this one out of the park. The first thing you’ll notice from the photo gallery below is that the design isn’t radically different. Subaru calls this more of an evolutionary step than a revolutionary... Read more »

Would you be driven by a robot?

DETROIT -- One of the cool tech features on display during the Ford Trends conference this week was Ford Motor Co.’s use of a robot to drive cars as it tests for quality. This is far from the autonomous car that everyone is talking about lately, but it’s still really cool and still a likely... Read more »
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Ford launches all-new 2015 Edge

Ford launches all-new 2015 Edge
DETROIT – Today, Ford gave media a first look at it’s next-gen Edge. And while the design gets a definite upgrade, the real story is the technology packed inside the crossover frame. Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas, introduced this new vehicle by saying: “It’s better in every way.” In fact, every... Read more »

Demo of the Hyundai Genesis Smart Trunk

Earlier, I posted a MotoManTV video where @girlinthetrunk had a guest appearance at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis launch. But there were some questions about the Smart Trunk feature I loved so much. So, here’s a demo that I captured on Instagram: Keep in mind: The keys are in my pocket, and all I’m doing is... Read more »

2015 Audi A3 photo gallery

I recently had the chance to get a sneak peak of the 2015 Audi A3 out in California, and I have to say, I really liked it. This compact sedan replaces the outgoing hatchback version of the A3 — but not to worry: Both a sportback and cabrio version will be available this fall. What... Read more »
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Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3

Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3
OK, I’ve found my new favorite feature in a car: Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3. When I first heard this term, I assumed it meant that someone could send me a photo of a building, and then I could upload it into the navigation system, and the car would direct me to that... Read more »

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV
I recently had the chance to test drive the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, and the short version of the review is: I loved it. In fact, I’m hard pressed to find something I didn’t like on this new premium-level Hyundai. In this video, MotoManTV has long chat with Matthew Becker, chief engineer of test and development at... Read more »

Photo Gallery: VW Jetta Hybrid

I recently had the chance to test the all-new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid in Santa Fe, NM, and all I have to say is: WOW! I’ve driven most of the hybrids on the road, and while many of them a pretty good, this is better. From the way the Jetta Hybrid drives to the fuel... Read more »
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VW launches hybrid Jetta

I recently had the chance to attend the launch of the all-new VW Jetta Hybrid in Santa Fe, NM. My driving partner was Dan Gray of MPGomatic. And when he pieced together his video review, I made a cameo appearance. Or at least, @girlinthetrunk did. I’ll be uploading pictures and review soon, but in the... Read more »