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Thom Taylor

Designer-turned-writer Thom Taylor is a veteran of many magazines and website articles, writing eight books about automobile design, car culture, and automotive history. He and his wife have two kids, two dogs, and no SUVs.

2021 Genesis GV80 crossover | Genesis-0
Crossover & Midsize

Genesis Will Release First SUV January 2020

The 2021 Genesis GV80 is the first SUV that Genesis will manufacture. It’s taken years of development to finally reach showroom floors. You’re excused if you didn’t know Genesis as a stand-alone luxury brand under the Hyundai tent. That’s because it sold only 21,000 vehicles in total for 2019.  In these times any vehicle manufacturer …

Automotive News

Crazy Web Suggestions For Car Sickness

Don’t you just love the interweb? Just type in any question and a flood of helpful answers come gushing forth. Also, a tidal wave of crazy nonsense-that some out there actually believe. Take car sickness, for instance. You know, like when your child or partner starts feeling nauseous from the movement of the car? You …

Trucks & SUVs

It’s 2020: Time For A Corvette SUV?

Ford announced this week that the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV is sold out for the first year’s run. And Ford hasn’t even built one. In fact, it hasn’t even ramped up an assembly line for it yet. All of the Mustang enthusiasts screamed bloody murder about Ford calling an electric SUV a Mustang. But after …

A 2020 Honda CR-V on display at an auto show.
Hybrids & Electrics

Best 2020 SUVs For Fuel Economy

Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) have continued to advance giving greater economy than in their early days. Some manufacturers are doubling down on all-electric vehicles essentially abandoning hybrids. But, there are a lot of reasons to go for a hybrid SUV, not the least of which is the range you get and the …

RAM 1500 trucks for sale at a dealership
Trucks & SUVs

Do Not Buy This One Year Of Ram Truck

The new 2019 and 2020 Ram pickup has improved vastly since the previous generation’s problems. Though production started in 2008 as a 2009 model, the big problems started when there was a major revision in 2013. There were so many changes that included a new frame, electronic steering, eight-speed transmission and the introduction of the …

Trucks & SUVs

Ford Ranger Forums Blowing Up With Problems

When it comes to the new Ford Ranger there is a growing chorus of discontent on Ranger forums. While most love the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and 10-speed transmission a common problem continues to plague the pickup. At low speeds, there is what some call a “shudder” and others describe as a vibration. Search any …

“TOGG” for 2022 Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girisim | Grubu | TOGG-0
Trucks & SUVs

Why Is The Country Turkey Building Its Own SUV?

It’s said that if the government made a horse it would look like a camel. That said, Turkey has just released info on its stab at building an EV manufacturing company. It’s true. The company is called “TOGG” for Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girisim Grubu. It’s the first nationalized vehicle manufacturer ever in Turkey. Turkey will hold …

A Ford Mustang Mach-E being debuted at an event.
Trucks & SUVs

A Smaller Ford Mustang Is Coming Soon

Ford unveiled its Mustang SUV just last month at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Already it has announced a smaller Mustang is on the way. Ford said it wasn’t done sprinkling the Mustang name around to other new products. Man, it wasted no time in doing it. So, another, different Ford Mustang is coming …