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Past articles by Chris:

Cyan Racing Volvo P1800 First Drive Review: $700,000 Swedish Remaster

This sublime, built-to-order coupe pairs classic looks and analog inputs with modern performance. → Read More

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Adds Hybrid Efficiency and Hustle

Toyota's cheapest crossover SUV gets a jolt of electric efficiency and improved cabin tech for 2023. → Read More

DeLorean Alpha5 is a 4-Seat Gullwing EV for the Future

Boasting the same designers as the iconic original, this altogether modern-looking EV will debut in August. → Read More

Ford Bronco Raptor Beats Early Estimates With 418 HP

Four hundred and forty pound-feet of torque will help get the SUV's massive 37-inch tires churning with a quickness. → Read More

Hyundai Accent, Elantra Recalled Over Exploding Seat Belts Again

Metal fragments can spray into the passenger compartment in nearly 240,000 cars, the automaker warns. → Read More

2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade Is a Whole Mood

Great-looking new wheels and some other special touches amp up the styling of America's most popular family sedan. → Read More

Tesla Dropped From S&P 500 ESG Index Following Autopilot Investigations

Allegations of racial discrimination were also among the reasons cited for Tesla's fall from the index. → Read More

VW ID Buzz German Pricing Revealed. Here's What That Means for the US

It's gonna be a while before VW's electric wondervan makes it to America, but we can start guessing how it may be priced when it does. → Read More

2022 Audi R8 Performance RWD Spyder Review: Heresy Has Its Place

Opting for an R8 without Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel drive might seem counterintuitive, but it's not without benefits. → Read More

2023 Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Price and Availability Announced

Genesis' compact electric SUV is a tech-laden alternative to the Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Audi Q4 E-Tron. → Read More

2023 Genesis GV60 First Drive Review: Open Your Eyes and Unlock the Electric Future

Rocking cutting-edge tech like facial recognition and a fingerprint sensor, this luxury crossover is a funky little rulebreaker. → Read More

Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Tesla, Rivian, GMC and Chevy: Electric Pickup Specs Compared

Ford's hotly anticipated electric pickup is now in production. How does the battery-powered version of America's best seller stack up against rivals? → Read More

2022 Kia Carnival Long-Term Update: Detroit to LA Relocation A-Go-Go

Long-distance road trips are a litmus test for new relationships. Is Kia's minivan up for a transcontinental move? → Read More

2023 VinFast VF 8 First Drive Review: Testing Vietnam's First EV for America

We get to know the global juggernaut behind America's next carmaker and take its first product, an all-electric SUV, for a spin. → Read More

2023 Lexus RZ 450e Is the Brand's First Dedicated EV, and It's a Sleek One

Packing lots of tech including a controversial, soon-to-be-available by-wire steering system -- Lexus' new SUV will battle Tesla's Model Y. → Read More

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline Review: One for the Kühl Kids

Got a closet full of Patagonia and North Face? Ford has a new Explorer for you. → Read More

Lexus RZ Electric SUV Teased Again Ahead of Wednesday Reveal

Will the yoke be on US? → Read More

Tesla Recalls Nearly 600,000 EVs Over Boombox Feature, Again

This is the second large recall for the controversial novelty feature. Don't worry, Tesla owners, an OTA patch should solve it. → Read More

VinFast's Confusing Battery Subscription and Vehicle Pricing Explained

Vietnam's VinFast is landing in the US this year, and its VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs will come with a novel batteries-not-included approach. Here's why. → Read More

2023 Subaru Outback Powers Into New York With New look, Added Tech

Subaru's popular lifted wagon gains key new safety and convenience features along with a more distinctive appearance. → Read More