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Mark Putzer

With seven years of experience writing in the automotive industry prior to joining MotorBiscuit in 2021, Mark’s work can be found on dealership websites across North America. A Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison sent Mark into the wilderness for environmental studies. Here, he discovered a passion for driving off-road trucks and SUVs off the beaten path.

During his extensive international travels, Mark developed an affinity for foreign cars and international automotive markets. Inspired by the industry-wide push toward environmentally-friendly EVs and hybrids, Mark covers topics about recent advances in the automotive industry, in addition to everything from off-road concepts to emerging EV technology.


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Turquoise 2022 Kia Carnival with mountains in the background

What Does MPV Stand For?

Automotive companies in the U.S. have recently begun using the MPV term for minivans as a better way to market them. MPV stands for a multi-purpose vehicle or multi-passenger vehicle. It typically refers to a vehicle that can carry passengers or cargo, while providing a great deal of practicality.
Passenger's side front view of blue 2022 Volkswagen Golf R with mountains in the background

Is the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Faster Than the 2019 Golf R?

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R comes equipped with many new features, including a powerful new 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine. This translates to a faster speed and quick acceleration. Additional performance upgrades include the new vehicle dynamics settings and new rear-axle torque vectoring feature, which help with handling and cornering abilities.