Test Drives & Previews

Meet the 2023 BMW XM SAV with 644-Horsepower M Performance

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins According to BMW and Franciscus van Meel, CEO BMW M GmbH, BMW M equates to emotion and motorsports. There is something magical, compelling, and artful about the BMW M performance division and its bevy of technological advancements. And with 50 years of engineering experience under

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2023 Genesis Electrified GV70: Athletic Elegance Goes Green

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Built on the successful GV70 platform, Genesis has expanded its EV lineup by introducing the 2023 Electrified GV70 luxury crossover, which continues to represent the automaker’s three pillars of success: audacious, progressive, and distinctly Korean. Genesis has been forward-thinking since its debut, employing humble and

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2023 Mercedes-EQB 250+: A Sensible Electric SUV

Experienced by Leon Brittain, It was time for another weekend road trip to Ocean City in honor of my teen daughter’s volleyball lifestyle. From Silver Spring, MD the beach town is a three to 4-hour commute depending on traffic. So, of course I was apprehensive about driving an EV

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2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Preview: Stately Japanese Design

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Welcome to Malibu for a preview of the first-ever 2024 Mazda CX-90, which represents the top-of-the-line and flagship vehicle for the Japanese automaker. The three-row crossover rides on an all-new large platform and features electrified powertrains, including an inline 6 turbo and a plug-in hybrid

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The All-Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance Crossover

Experienced By Kimatni D. Rawlins As Genesis continues to expand its EV lineup, I must pay homage to the electrified 2023 GV60 crossover, the company’s first dedicated EV model. The Korean automaker’s e-mobility goal is to shift towards an all-electric lineup by 2030. The AWD GV60 has an EPA-estimated electric

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All-Electric 2023 Lexus RZ 450e Photo Gallery

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Aix-en-Provence in the South of France for an international test drive of the all-new 2023 Lexus RZ 450e, which represents as the luxury automaker’s first-ever battery-electric vehicle. With a range of up to 220 miles when paired with the 18” rim selection, the EV crossover

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Introducing the 2024 BMW M3 CS: Faster, Lighter, and Stronger

With explicit BMW Motorsports identity bred from the M3 Competition with M xDrive, the limited-edition, high-performance 2024 BMW M3 CS is ready to burn tracks and streets. The German coupe is small yet its physicality is immense, producing 543-horsepower and 449 lb-ft of torque from a TwinPower Turbo inline-6 engine

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2023 Kia EV6 GT: High-Velocity Electric Performance

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins There is an exhilarating cohort of electric performance vehicles occupying today’s roads, whether the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan GTS or Lucid Air and Mercedes-AMG EQS. Although each offers conscious EV owners unique and outstanding technological experiences behind the wheel, this group also falls

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Selects

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Epicly Talented and Sporty Family SUV

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It was an insightful media trip to Franklin, TN to visit with product planners, communications professionals, and Mitsubishi Motors engineers for a deeper understanding of the newly released 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The sporty and family SUV PHEV, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, has a combined

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2022 Lucid Gravity All-Electric SUV

The Lucid Group just announced new details about Gravity, the first luxury electric SUV from Lucid. Gravity will land in 2024, with reservations opening in early 2023. Lucid is currently finalizing the vehicle design and specifications, in parallel with continuing the expansion of its AMP-1 factory in Casa Grande, AZ.

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2023 Kia Telluride: Bold, Cultured, and Progressive

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The advanced, rugged, and refreshed 2023 Telluride delivers with adventurous packages and extended capabilities both on and off the road. Kia’s 8-passenger SUV has remained in high demand since its market launch three years ago. In fact, production has increased to 120,000 units to meet

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The New Nissan Z Proto Spec in Ikazuchi Yellow Pearl

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins / Photos by Garvin St. Villier It was a beautiful fall day in Maryland blitzing around town in Automotive Rhythms 400-horsepower Nissan Z Proto Spec coupe. Our model, painted in a vibrant and specialized Ikazuchi Yellow Pearl, came equipped with the 6-speed manual with SynchroRev

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2023 Toyota Crown: The Rebirth

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It was a beautiful three days in Nashville, TN for the national press launch of the rebirthed 2023 Toyota Crown, which will help the automaker from “Land of the Rising Sun” continue capturing 20% of sedan segment sales in the United States. First introduced in

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