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Recent articles by Roberto:

Kia 's HabaNiro 'everything car' is the wackiest EV crossover

Kia spent its entire press conference talking about the spiciness of its brand. Spoiler: it's very spicy according to Kia. But they're not exactly wrong. After... → Read More

Hyundai goes even smaller with the Venue crossover

Both the gas and electrified Hyundai Kona are great vehicles. But maybe it's just a tad too big for you? If that's the case, the automaker just unveiled the Hyu... → Read More

Jaguar's electric I-Pace takes the World Car of the Year award

Unlike your typical "car of the year" award, the World Car Awards (of which I'm a juror) are voted on by 86 automotive journalists from over 20 countries that w... → Read More

Lincoln Corsair squeezes Navigator features into a smaller SUV

The Lincoln Navigator is unapologetically huge. But large, luxury SUVs don't have the sales numbers of the small crossover market. So it's no surprise that the... → Read More

Genesis unveils Mint concept EV for urban fashionistas

Automotive events can be... well weird. For example, the Mint EV concept car reveal from Genesis was a song and dance extravaganza coupled with a fashion show.... → Read More

Cadillac puts its hands-off driver assistant in the new CT5

Way back in October of 2011, I drove Cadillac's CT6 across the southwest using the automaker's driver's assistant feature Super Cruise. It was an impressive han... → Read More

The BMW M850i elevates the road trip with high tech

Road trips are wonderful. But while cruising along in a beat up Civic or Bug made for great stories in your 20s, as you get older you want a little more com... → Read More

Zero’s SF/R electric motorcycle is quicker and now more connected

My riding companions ask me what type of ride I want to go on. "Aggressive or casual?" This is my first time on Zero's new SF/R motorcycle (starting at $18,99... → Read More

Hyundai uses tech to bust the Sonata’s boring reputation

The last decade or so have been tough on the sedan market. As more drivers are opting for the higher seating position and increased cargo space of SUVs, four-do... → Read More

Walmart battles online retail by adding more robots to its stores

Brick and mortar stores have been hit hard by online retailers like Amazon. Walmart (which has its own online presence) believes it has an answer to dwindling s... → Read More

Tesla investigated Elon Musk after he reportedly pushed a former employee

Tesla's board investigated a physical altercation between CEO Elon Musk and a former employee last September. The incident is the latest in a string of reports... → Read More

Kia crammed a lot of range and tech into its Soul EV

Kia and sister brand Hyundai have already introduced two electrified vehicles in the past year. The Hyundai Kona EV and Kia Niro EV are both great vehicles that... → Read More

Land Rover’s Evoque hides off-road tech behind a luxury SUV

The Range Rover line of vehicles commands a premium price. The British automaker is known for luxurious SUVs that are able to navigate the toughest terrain. Tha... → Read More

Lamborghini’s latest Huracán is a supercar with a supercomputer

Over the past few decades, technology has made vehicles safer and easier to drive. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, torque vectoring and other bits of tech k... → Read More

The Nissan Leaf Plus adds more EV range but not more fun

While other automakers were debating the merits of the electric car, Nissan was already selling the Leaf (the little EV hit the market in 2010, two years be... → Read More

BMW’s future EVs could outlast the competition by 200 miles

BMW has said that it wants to build all variants of its cars (hybrid, gas, electric) on the same production lines. So, a 3 Series with an internal combustion en... → Read More

The Polestar 2 is more than just a pretty face

The Polestar 2 was unveiled ahead of the Geneva motor show via a livestream from Sweden. The automaker wanted more time to chat about the electric vehicle t... → Read More

Riding in Tesla's very quick Model Y crossover

A brief ride in the Tesla Model Y confirms that it's fast. But will it come to market fast enough to be competitive in a soon-to-be-crowded field of EVs? → Read More

Riding in Tesla's very quick Model Y crossover

"Tesla doesn't make slow cars." I've been told this by various Tesla employees over the years while sitting in the entire lineup of the company's cars. So I wa... → Read More

Tesla unveils its Model Y crossover

To say Tesla has been busy lately is a bit of an understatement. It finally opened orders for its long-awaited $35,000 Standard Range Model 3, it reversed a dec... → Read More