Matthew DeBord, Business Insider

Matthew DeBord

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Recent articles by Matthew:

I've driven hundreds of cars in the past 5 years. These are the best designs.

My list is heavy on names like Ferrari, Jaguar, and Aston Martin, and there's no shortage of sports cars and supercars in the rundown. → Read More

These are all the cool bikes I saw at the 2019 New York Motorcycle show

On display are bikes from Harley-Davidson, Indian, Royal Enfield, Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and other brands. → Read More

Tesla is revamping its relationship with owners of the original Roadster. Here's a closer look at Tesla's first car.

The original Roadster is perhaps the most important car in the history of electric vehicles. It was produced from 2008-2012. → Read More

GM and LG Chem are forming a joint venture to build a $2.3 billion battery factory in Ohio

The factory will be built near Lordstown, OH, the site of a GM plant that was idled in early 2019 and later became a contentious issue for the company. → Read More

The Tesla Cybertruck is the first stainless-steel vehicle since the ill-fated DeLorean — here's a closer look at both

There's are some similarities between both vehicles and John DeLorean and Elon Musk. But the Cybertruck and the DeLorean are also quite different. → Read More

US auto sales were epic in November, but that hasn't stopped speculation about an expensive 'transformation' of the car business

November US auto sales came it at a near-record pace of 17.5 million units. Average sales prices were also extremely high by historical standards. → Read More

Here's how to fix a dent or scrape on your car using a cheap roll of tape

Minor vehicle repairs such as this are easy and can buy you some time before dealing with a costly trip to the body shop. → Read More

The $157,000 Polestar 1 is a spectacular insight into what Volvo's new brand can achieve. It's also the best car China has ever built

The Polestar 1 is a 619-horsepower, high-performance, high-priced, gas-hybrid GT car that's the first vehicle from Volvo's new standalone brand. → Read More

Why the Cybertruck is a breakthrough for Tesla and designer Franz von Holzhausen

Tesla's Cybertruck has provoked polarizing reaction to its design. But it signals artistic growth for designer Franz von Holzhausen. → Read More

I drove over 50 cars, trucks, and SUVs in 2019. Here are the features I didn't like.

Most vehicles are quite good, and many are impressive. But there are always some that have features I find annoying. → Read More

Note to Tesla and Elon Musk: Nobody cares if your Cybertruck can beat a Ford F-150 in a towing contest

This is all fun stuff, but nobody cares how much the Cybertruck can tow because it can tow as much as a full-size pickup is supposed to tow. → Read More

Here are the cool cars, trucks, SUVs, concepts and other stuff I saw at the 2019 LA auto show

Highlights were the new Ford Mustag Mach-E and the Porsche Taycan EV. But there were also cobras and bears. → Read More

Tesla now does sedans, SUVs, sports cars, semis, and pickups — here are 5 more segments for the company to attack

The Cybertruck suggests Tesla could move into full-size SUVs, convertibles, commercial vans, and even motorsports. → Read More

The RAM 1500 pickup truck is Business Insider's 2019 Car of the Year

It bested some serious competition, including the Lamborghini Urus, Nissan Leaf SL Plus, Cadillac XT4, Mercedes A220, and Porsche Cayenne. → Read More

The Tesla Cybertruck is a wild mashup of famous and infamous car designs — here's a rundown

Numerous influences range from Stealth fighters to the Dream Cars of the mid-20th century — to the Pontiac Aztek and the DeLorean. → Read More

The $136,000 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a staggeringly good luxury sport SUV. We tested it to see if the 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is still the best on the market

Nobody thought Porsche could pull off an SUV that was also a Porsche. They were so, so wrong. And the Cayenne remains brilliant. → Read More

Before we decide that Tesla has lost its mind with a zany Cybertruck, remember that it's a 'halo' vehicle that resets the Tesla story

Rather than carping about how weird the Cybertruck looks, we should appreciate Tesla's bold attempt to enliven electric-car design. → Read More

GM's bombshell lawsuit against FCA alleges years of corruption and includes claims about a failed 2015 merger

GM alleged that this racketeering scheme corrupted UAW labor agreements in 2009, 2011, and 2015, and that FCA's leadership was central to the scheme. → Read More

We drove a $52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover to see if the 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is worth the money

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 fills out the brand's luxury crossover lineup, joining the XT5 compact SUV and the just-launched XT6 three-row midsize. → Read More

Aston Martin just unveiled its $189,000 DBX SUV in China. Here's a closer look.

The DBX is the first SUV from the 106-year-old luxury brand, on sale now in the US, starting at $189,000. → Read More