Author Archives: James Raia

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf set for November U.S. debut

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in the carmaker's first fully electric vehicle.

Volkswagen has announced the 2015 e-Golf, the carmaker’s fully electric vehicle, will be priced starting at $35,445 for the SEL Premium edition and will be available to the public in November. The zero tailpipe emissions vehicle will join the Golf family of sport hatchbacks. Built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the new Golf ... Read More »

Hardtop convertibles unheralded but more worthy

Ascending to an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet, the 2014 Lexus IS 350C had no problems.

The term hardtop convertible could be construed as an oxymoron. It’s not. By any name or derivative — removable hardtop to retractable hardtop — hardtop convertibles are an deal solution to their prevalent ragtop siblings. But for nearly the past decade, following a New York Times article touting the benefits of retractable hardtops, more car ... Read More »