Test Drives & Previews

2023 Nissan Z Design Evolution & Drive Experience

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins To understand the meteoric rise of a brand or product, you must first delve into its storied history and foundation for cultural relevance, philosophies, or architecture that defines its journey. Since 1969,  the Nissan Z has cultivated enduring influence and automotive fandom, which continues to

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2022 Ford F-150 Raptor 4×4 Supercrew: Ready to Rumble

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The American beast arrived at Automotive Rhythms’ driveway in a daring Code Orange Metallic exterior hue and an all-black leather interior. The color pops on all excursions, whether in the city or out in the country. Everyone will take notice and follow your movements since

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2023 Kia Sportage Compact SUV: Movement That Inspires

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The compact Sportage SUV is the longest-running nameplate in Kia’s US history; therefore the vehicle’s impact on the family lineup is pertinent to its overall strategy. But, more importantly, was the need to revamp the 5th generation model with new design cues, a refreshed interior,

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2022 Lexus LX 600 Luxury: Empower Your Presence

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins For its 4th generation welcome party, Lexus totally redesigned and re-engineered its 2022 LX 600 flagship vehicle. But they had to; since 1995, when it first hit the scene, the LX was a standout in size, capability, and luxury amenities but never an attention grabber.

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2023 Toyota bZ4X: Compact, Modern Sub-Zero EV

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The automotive industry is currently embarking on a reflective journey where the ultimate goals are carbon neutrality and consumer electric vehicle (EV) education. Every manufacturer is now perpetuating this theme, from Rolls-Royce to Toyota, which launched its first electric RAV4 back in 1997. Therefore, with

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2022 GMC HUMMER EV Super Truck: CrabWalking the Arizona Desert

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Yes, it was time for some action as automotive journalists were able to experience the full breadth of the baddest electric utility roaming the streets right now. The immersive program showcased the true lifestyle and authentic capabilities of the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Super Truck,

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2022 Lexus ES 300h F SPORT: Efficient Stimulation

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins / Photos by Matthew Reyes Launched in the US in 1989, Lexus continues to attract a diverse and highly loyal consumer base while staying ahead of the curve in technology and innovation. With an array of ES lines to decide between, from the Black Line

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2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance: Ready to Rumble

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Wow, the Lexus IS 500’s 5-liter V8 is an absolute monster compared to the IS 300’s 2.5-liter or the IS 350’s 3.5-liter. You rock a Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance compact sedan because incessant exhilaration is your endgame. The IS 500 is a track

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2022 Genesis G80 Sport: Korean Creative Liberty

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Welcome to an immersive Genesis experience where the vehicle defines the man or woman behind the wheel. In this case, I’m referring to the new 2022 Genesis G80 AWD 3.5T Sport Prestige sedan, which is stunning in almost every department from the empowering shielded grille

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The all-new 2022 Audi S3 Sedan: Sporty Temperaments

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Typically, anytime Audi replaces an “A” for an “S” on its cars or SUVs, you can expect high-performance, intimidating design cues, and otherworldly technology. Insert “RS” to the model, and now we’re talking about full-out domination. But with the all-new 2022 S3 Sedan, I wasn’t

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2021 Defender 90 First Edition

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The storied history of the Defender 90 and 110s are pretty compelling. Land Rover enthusiasts may correlate the nameplate with the Land Rover Series I, Series II, and Series III, which began in 1948. Eventually, Series III would transition into the 110 in 1983 and

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2022 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Model Review

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins There’s nothing like a large, luxury SUV amid cold winter days to quickly heat the cabin, seats, and steering wheel. Full-time 4WD paired with 19″ alloy rims is also necessary for snow spurts, as we witnessed during the latest Washington Auto Show in the District

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2022 Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4×4: Creative Liberty

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins After Bronco hit the scene, Ford made sure to create an array of outgoing models for the variety of thrill-seeking customers that gravitate towards the utility vehicle. Recently I had a chance to jump behind the wheel of the Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4×4, which

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The Pagani Huayra Coupé: Sculpted in Performance

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Past behavior is always the best predictor of future performance. Of course, that means the transfer of DNA and anomalous design techniques from the Pagani Zonda into the Huayra hypercar would present auto aficionados with a hypnotically gorgeous and road-thrilling specimen. Its short but magnifying

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Cadillac V-Series Lineup Expands to Include Escalade

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will be the first SUV to don the high-performance V-Series badge. With nearly two decades of racing-inspired prowess, the V-Series designation is reserved for vehicles that encompass the peak of Cadillac performance, bold, distinguished design, and innovative technology. Established in 2004, the V-Series lineup is the

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Corvette Celebrates Milestone with 70th Anniversary Edition

2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest-running nameplate of any car on the road today. For eight generations, Corvette has pushed the boundaries of technology, performance and style while remaining an attainable cultural icon. The 2023 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06 will celebrate this milestone with

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The Powerful 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts

Two icons that have tackled off-road terrain for years are coming together to take on even more: Bronco and Raptor. Built for desert running and boulder crawling, the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor gives off-roaders next-level performance. Bronco Raptor, the newest member of the Bronco outdoor brand of Built Wild

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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 55 & 63: Rebirth of an Icon

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Pass us the keys to the new 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL please, so we can blow through Newport Beach in a breeze. And that’s precisely what the team from Automotive Rhythms did on the press unveiling of the iconic SL, which has been entertaining enthusiasts since

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Introducing the 2024 All-Electric Chevrolet Silverado

  Developed from the ground up as a fully-electric truck on GM’s advanced Ultium EV Platform, the Silverado EV offers a combination of capability, performance and versatility, along with advanced technologies that can evolve the vehicle over time. At launch, the Silverado EV will be available in two configurations, an

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