Test Drives

2018 Hyundai Sonata: Brand Loyalty

2018 Hyundai Sonata: Brand Loyalty

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins During the national press drive of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata in the golf haven of Torrey Pines, California I discovered the true meaning of brand loyalty from this midsize Korean sedan. The vehicle is Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics, Aaron Judge to the Yankees and Nick Saban to the Crimson […]

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2017 Metris Passenger Van: Holiday Weekend Special

2017 Metris Passenger Van: Holiday Weekend Special

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It’s amazing how everyone was laughing at me when I pulled up in a Grey Metallic passenger van with smaller 20-spoke 17” light alloy wheels in Hankook Ventura S1s like a middle school bus driver. Yet, the joke was on them because the extended 4th of July Weekend presented various […]

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Cali Roots Certified

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Cali Roots Certified

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Music festivals are cherished events worldwide that bring people together through energetic vibrations and classics tunes to create fond memories amongst friends and family. Well, the 2017 California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey is no different, but unique in the fact that the theme is all reggae with […]

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2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe quattro S tronic: Gone in 3.2!

2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe quattro S tronic: Gone in 3.2!

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Some might say if you have both the panache and prosperity to self inherit the new Audi R8 V10 ($162,900 starting MSRP, excludes destination) with 540 German horsepower then you might as well become the Monarch of the throne and don the 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe quattro S […]

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2018 Volvo XC60: The Urban Automotive Experience

2018 Volvo XC60: The Urban Automotive Experience

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins During a recent exploration through the vibrant metropolis of Barcelona, Spain I relished the sites and sounds from the driver’s seat of Volvo’s city friendly, premium, midsize SUV otherwise known as the 2018 XC60. Interesting enough, my lifestyle is centered around nomadic travel — whether stateside or internationally — clean […]

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport: Seminal Moments

2018 Genesis G80 Sport: Seminal Moments

No one said building a luxury automotive brand from scratch is an easy feat. Especially when the marketplace is bustling with an assortment of remarkably distinguished marques from Lexus and Audi to Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz. However, the seemingly daunting challenge did not halt the ambitions of Korean executives from Genesis Motor America who are now […]

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD: A Proper Off-Road, Luxury Wagon

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD: A Proper Off-Road, Luxury Wagon

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins I had a great time exploring the superior off-road and grand on-road capabilities of the new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD in Arizona last week. The luxury wagon is properly designed and thoroughly engineered. Its physicality is defined by rugged hardware, outstanding go-anywhere capabilities and advanced technology systems for […]

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