Commentary: The Next Normal

However, we are preparing to see this pandemic disappear in our rearview mirrors. Mask guidelines are lifting in some cases, while other parts of the world are dealing with another wave of the virus.

The #VOTY2020 Victory Lap

The big difference lies underneath its clamshell hood. The engine I’m about to talk is rather controversial. Some have called it sacrilege.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

Two things have happened since my first review of the CX-30. One, Mazda announced that North American customers will no longer get the smaller CX-3 for the 2022 model year. That now makes the CX-30 the smallest SUV in the lineup. The other bit of news is the addition of the powerful Skyactiv 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the CX-30 lineup.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid

I would say that their latest design language is the draw for the brand, but there’s more to that. It is all about execution – an overused word that describes how well they have successfully launched each new vehicle onto the marketplace.

Twin Cities 2021: Broncos, Pronto Pups, and Parades

Several things came up deep in my mind. One, how much of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will the show take up? What areas would the show take advantage of for displays? How much can the auto show replicate the feel of the Minneapolis Convention Center, even when it is outdoors?

My Thoughts Exactly: 2022 Hyundai Tucson

Let’s face it, every new vehicle that goes through its debut phase is important to the bottom line and reputation of their respective brand and manufacturer. By introducing a new model that will be positioned for a specific segment, they are betting everything on it.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

This time around, Hyundai infused a lot of design elements from its larger three-row cousin, the Palisade, into the Santa Fe. The result is something different, but actually the same.

The Pinnacle of The Minivan

Luxury is what the Chrysler brand has always been known for. Go back in history when the vision of Chrysler was attainable luxury and prestige. For example, the Imperial was badged as a Chrysler until 1955. That car was understated in the way it presents itself to wealthy clientele. It also instilled a sense of luxury that guides the Chrysler brand today.