MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS FADING FROM MARKET, BUT GENESIS OFFERS ONE ON 2020 G70 SEDAN

With automatic transmissions coming with Sport and Sport+ modes and manual gear selection via paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel or, in some cases, the steering wheel column, vehicles equipped with manual transmissions continue to fade from the market.

According to various sources such as Carfax.com and autowise.com, just over 40 vehicles for 2020 come with the capability of the traditional clutch and shift operation, which sounds like a decent number of options. Read more

ALFA ROMEA GIULIA AN INTRIGUING CHOICE IN COMPACT LUXURY SEDAN SEGMENT FOR 2020

Introduced as a 2017 model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia gets technology updates for 2020 that makes it an even more attractive option for those looking for “something different” in the compact luxury sedan segment.

Its Italian styling and lively handling made it an immediate hit among critics, and now such new features as a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display for infotainment functions and connectivity features like a wi-fi hotspot and SOS call add to its appeal. Read more

A Delightful Throwback

Ford Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost Convertible (2020)

Say the words Ford Mustang and for a lot of people, it means a classic American sports car that over the last 55 years, has become an iconic shape and design. The current generation has well placed retro touches both on the exterior as well as the interior, paying homage to its storied legacy. Ford, for the most part (yes, we will exclude the Mustang II of the 70’s) has done a great job with the ethos that the Mustang represents and the 2020 model, with the 2.3-liter high-performance Ecoboost engine is no exception. Read more

INSPIRING PERFORMANCE IN A LUXURY PACKAGE MARKS MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER FOR 2020

While it is an outstanding vehicle that takes performance to the extreme, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is not for everyone, and not just because of its six-figure price tag.

This is a vehicle that requires you to give your full attention to matters behind the wheel, which is not all bad but sometimes you just want to relax and cruise along without worrying about running over some unsuspecting econobox in your path, not to mention an occasional cyclist. Read more

You need to buy this car!

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth (2019)

Take the brilliant mechanicals and engineering of the Mazda MX5 Miata, combine them with the flair and elegance of Italian design and what do you get? A great roadster called the Fiat 124 Spider, with the Abarth version being more sporty and aggressive looking. The name 124 is revived from the classic Fiat  124 roadster of the late 60’s and 70’s.

Why aren’t people buying roadsters anymore? I honestly don’t get it. I have one in my collection and love driving alfresco every time I get the chance to do it. Of course, living in sunny South Florida it’s quite easy to do often. Read more

CHEVY BOLT EXTENDS ALL-ELECTRIC DRIVING RANGE TO 259 MILES FOR 2020 MODELS

Chevrolet was an early player in the plug-in hybrid game of post-2000 with the 2011 Chevy Volt, which at the time was considered revolutionary with an extended range of driving on electric power only for everyday commutes paired with the convenience of a gas engine for longer treks.

Early reaction was mixed. Read more