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PREVIEW: 2015 Hyundai Tucson: More tech, new price

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson has new technology options.

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson, which will feature an improve optional package, has a starting price of $21,500 is available now at dealerships nationwide. A Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS trim. It adds a rearview camera, 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio display, 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, leatherette ... Read More »

2014 Lexus IS 350C: Day 3 driving the USA Pro Challenge

The map route of the 2014 Lexus IS 350 C offers a clear view and easy-to-follow instructions.

The navigation system in the 2014 Lexus IS 350C, my test vehicle during the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado, offered three options for driving from Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte during stage 2 of the weeklong pro bike race. The shortest route, about four hours, first took me about eight miles to Aspen, the start ... Read More »

Rare Ruxton gets spotlight at Concours d’Elegance

The Ruxton lineup was only made for a short while in 1929.

Like other early automotive experiments, the Ruxton emerged via innovators and investors with big ideas and bigger egos. The marriages were creative, the cars extraordinary and failure quick. The short life of the exotic Ruxton, however, had more than its share of intrigue, resentment, failed financing and multiple layers of lawsuits. The result: the vehicle ... Read More »

Concept cars have long history at Pebble Beach

Volkswagen Peanut: Concept Car at 2012 LA Auro Show.

Concept vehicles, sometimes with variant names like show cars, prototypes and dream cars, are made by manufacturers for two related reasons. Car enthusiasts thrive on viewing new cars, the more outrageous the better. Carmakers also rely on concept cars to gauge the public interest in a new vehicle. Can it potentially advance from the bright ... Read More »