Archive for the ‘Autoline Exclusives’ Category

What It’s Like to Drive the Electric Ford Transit

May 13th, 2022 at 3:14pm

2022 Ford E-Transit

The most remarkable thing about driving the Ford e-Transit is that there is nothing remarkable about it at all. It drives just like an ICE Transit, only better.

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750 Miles On a Single Charge & Still Room for Improvement – Autoline Exclusives

May 8th, 2022 at 12:01pm

Our Next Energy or ONE for short is aiming to double the range of EVs. Founder and CEO, Mujeeb Ijaz estimates a 400 mile range would be about right for nearly every driver. But that’s real-world range. Amd in order to travel that distance, an EV’s battery would need to be rated much higher. In a recent test with one of its prototype batteries, ONE drove over 750 miles in a Tesla Model S.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT

May 8th, 2022 at 10:30am


How do you take your best selling vehicle and squeeze a few more sales out of it? Why, you add a trim line that will lure more buyers into your showrooms. That’s what the Santa Fe XRT is all about.

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Goodbye, VW Passat, Goodbye

May 6th, 2022 at 3:13pm


This is, I’m sure, the last time I’ll ever write about the VW Passat. It’s being relinquished to the dust bin of automotive history.

VW is phasing out sales in the U.S. market. Last month it only sold 194 of them. And while the car will continue to be sold in other markets, the writing is on the wall. As VW transitions to an electric future, the name “Passat” will disappear forever.

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2022 Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid

April 22nd, 2022 at 2:48pm


Remember when hybrids were only marketed to tree-hugging environmentalists who probably hated cars but were grudgingly willing to drive an eco-conscious sedan? Well, those days are over. With the Camry XSE hybrid, Toyota is sending out a clear signal that it’s making hybrids for anyone who wants to buy one—even car enthusiasts.

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Infineon Readies Chips for A New Generation of Vehicles – Autoline Exclusives

April 21st, 2022 at 8:00am

Cars are becoming more and more sophisticated, which means they need more semiconductors. BEVs use double the amount of chips an ICE vehicle does. Bill Stewart, the Senior Director of Vehicle Automation and Chassis at Infineon Technologies, the largest chip supplier to the automotive industry, talks about the technology that goes into chips and where they go in cars.

2022 Volvo S90 B6 AWD

April 19th, 2022 at 2:53pm


Ahhh, sedans. You remember them, don’t you? They used to rule the automotive universe until one day everybody woke up and suddenly decided they needed an SUV. Or something like that.

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2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition

April 8th, 2022 at 2:31pm


Subaru keeps tweaking the formula it has with the Outback and the Wilderness Edition is the latest example.

While the Limited Edition caters to those who appreciate leather and comfort, and the Onyx Edition with its faux carbon fiber trim is aimed at a sportier customer, the Wilderness Edition is designed for outdoorsy types who are willing to drive a little bit deeper into the woods or the desert.

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2022 Lexus NX 350h AWD Review

April 6th, 2022 at 2:45pm


Lexus has so many models in its line-up, ten to be exact, that it can be hard to keep track of them all. And because Lexus uses two letters to name each model, that makes it hard to remember which one is which. And just to make it more confusing, five of those models have an X in their name: GX, LX, RX, NX and UX.

Let’s make some sense out of the NX.

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2022 Subaru Ascent, Onyx Edition

March 29th, 2022 at 3:31pm


When Subaru decided it needed to expand its lineup to grow sales and market share, it knew exactly what to do: build a 7-passenger SUV. And so, the Ascent was born. That got it into a segment it had never played in before.

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