Archive for the ‘Autoline Exclusives’ Category

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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Mazda MX-30 EV: A Cute Compliance Car

March 25th, 2022 at 4:00pm

Mazda MX-30_16

The MX-30 is a very curious vehicle. It’s Mazda’s first EV, but the company took a very tepid approach to making a battery electric. One thing’s for sure, it certainly doesn’t break any new ground.

First off, it looks like a conventional ICE car, both inside and out. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, the styling is quite attractive. It’s cute. It’s actually one of the strong points of the car. I especially liked the cork trim accents on the center console.

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Land Rover Defender 90 First Edition Review

March 18th, 2022 at 3:19pm

What is it about the 2-door Defender 90 that I like it so much better than the 4-door Defender 110? Not only do I love its size and proportions, it just seems to drive better.

Land Rover Defender

That’s surprising considering the Defender 90 has a short 101.9 inch wheelbase. That’s a full 17 inches shorter than the 110. And yet, the 90 doesn’t porpoise or pitch as it drives down the road. It rides surprisingly well, feels nimbler and responds quicker.

Kudos to LR’s suspension engineers. They know what they’re doing.

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Indestructible Dog Leash & More Made from Automotive Scraps – Autoline Exclusives

March 14th, 2022 at 11:01am

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Pingree Detroit has been turning automotive scraps, like leftovers from leather seats, into goods since 2015. It started out making shoes, but has expanded from there, and now even uses seat belts and airbags from Autoliv to create dog leashes and hand bags.