Minivans are some of the hardest working vehicles on the market today. Sure, you may point to full-size pickup trucks as doing the dirty job of hauling and towing burly loads, but minivans are designed from their inception to carry the most important cargo of all: your family. They happen to be the safest, most practical vehicles around. As an automotive journalist, when someone asks me what the best car for their family would be, I automatically point them to a minivan.
The compact crossover segment has become a cash cow for many automakers, and the pressure is on for each manufacturer to put its best foot forward in this competitive category. Though the previous generation of the GMC Terrain was popular, it was starting to get a bit stale, having been on the market since 2009. To properly compete in this bustling segment, GMC needed an entrant that was less dated and more modern.
When floods such as the one that recently submerged parts of Louisiana occur, they leave damage that lingers long after the waters abate. Lives are lost, homes are ravaged, and neighborhoods are forever changed. Even after the repairs are made, scars of the disaster remain, though they may not be immediately visible to the naked eye.
Volvo station wagons are, and have been, cool without even trying. Arguments can be made whether the original PV445 Duett met the standard when it was new, but it sure is today. Its successor, the 140, the original “brick,” most certainly did. After all, it established the squared-off design parameters for Volvo wagons for the next four decades.
Two years doesn’t seem like a long time. However, in that period since Cadillac was forced to push back the release of its Super Cruise system, the automotive market has been flooded with driver assistance features and semi-autonomous systems that have all but made the hype around it dwindle. Even after a tragedy and major lawsuit stemming from the misinterpretation of its name, Tesla’s Autopilot still reigns supreme, as improvements to the software continue to be made, giving its fanboys plenty to smile about.
Genesis is now a three-sedan luxury brand in a world voracious for SUVs. The long-awaited 2019 Genesis G70, an entry-level sport sedan sharing its platform and powertrains with the arguably more compelling 2018 Kia Stinger, debuted overnight in Seoul at a “festival” attended by 15,000 people and headlined by Gwen Stefani.