When Kia first hit our shores, it was just another Asian import, but now the products they offer are through the roof cool. I have to admit that I have not been a fan of the Soul but it has grown on me. To spread the word, they are partnering with the NBA (National Baskeball Association). Read on here.
With great speed comes great responsibility
That’s what I tell people who ask me if I’ve ever had my Suzuki Hayabusa up to its top speed of 180 mph. And no I haven’t. Maybe on a closed course but not the open road. I have had it up to 120 mph but don’t tell my wife.
I highly doubt the sales person who handed the Dodge Hellcat keys to a 34-year-old Colorado dude to take it easy, or the guy didn’t listen because he totaled it. So the dude buys the car and then ends the ride just a few miles from the dealership. So sad. Read on.
Volvo loves auto shows to reveal concepts
After introducing their Concept Coupe at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Concept XC Coupe at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Volvo will utilize the Geneva Auto Show next week to introduce their Volvo Concept Estate. Besides being cool looking, it is packed with technology. According to Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Car Group. “The new user interface is designed to create a smooth, logical and safe interaction between the driver and the car,” says Ingenlath. “This goes far beyond just putting a large tablet in the center of the dashboard. We have created a digital environment that is fully integrated in the car.” I love the sun roof! Read more about this concept car that may soon become a reality here.
Fisker Automotive Holdings has a new owner
It used to be you and me as part of Obama’s green energy push but we’re off the hook now, and out the money, because the new owner is…..wait for it….China’s Wanxiang Group with a $149.2 million bid. Cool cars but the market is not ready for this type of technology despite what the White House says. I’m showing my political side here. Sure I believe in climate change, it changes every day. Today here in Milwaukee, it’s 45 and sunny. Tomorrow it will be 40 and rain. As an FYI, buddy Mark is on the exact opposite side. We love to disagree! Read more, not about us, the car.
In other automotive news, and politics aside
Maserati Debuts the All-new Ghibli and 2014 Line-up in 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Can’t wait to pick that one up. Read more here.
McLaren releases first images of their 650S coupe prior the reveal in Geneva. Wish Mark and I could attend that one. Read about it here.
Did you hear about the sinkhole that sucked in a bunch of Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum a couple of weeks ago. Pretty wild and sad at the same time. But they will be back thanks to GM who’s pitching in to bring them back to their glory.
Audi has a new car coming out, their S3 Cabriolet, a drop top which seats four. Come on Powerball and that baby would be sitting right in my garage.