Highlights from this past week include: A completely new 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck; Updates to the Hyundai IONIQ 5 & Kia EV6 electric crossovers; Chips continue to wreak havoc in the auto world; kids of the future will breathe easier going to school; Nissan has announced an announcement.
The world’s worst-kept secrets has officially been revealed – the 2022 Ford Maverick – and it’s truly impressive. With a base MSRP of just $25,900 Cdn ($19,995 U.S.) – the price alone should get your attention! Even if you’re not a “truck person” this is a serious option for those that need a small maneuverable pickup truck that is great on gas and had a rugged bed to throw dirt, mulch or camping gear in – without having to buy/lease a huge F-150 etc. Here’s the breakdown…
It’s been a number of years since I last drove a Suzuki vehicle – too long in fact. I’ve always been a fan of Suzuki vehicles because they are always well built and well equipped – and they typically cost a lot less than other Japanese vehicles. Many moons ago (1987) when I was a driving instructor I leased one, and my students absolutely loved it.
It’s been a couple of years since I last drove the Lexus RX hybrid. It was so outstanding my wife and I wanted to trade our first-born for one.. too bad we only had a chinchilla to trade. For the 2010 model, Lexus have re-designed the RX from the ground up… sounds like the perfect reason to grab the keys and see if it can measure up to the previous model.
We Take the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid On A 2-Week Summer Holiday To Get The Answer A couple of years ago I drove a Toyota Camry Hybrid on an extended run of a whirl-wind trip from Niagara Falls to the Road America Racetrack in Wisconsin. We wanted to get there as fast as possible and return even quicker. To that end, we succeeded in averaging 6.7 L/100km during our hour upon hour of highway driving at or in excess of 130 km/h for the vast majority of the trip. To say I was impressed would be an understatement – not just with the fuel economy, but also with the car as a whole. Since that eventful trip, I’ve tested quite a number of hybrid vehicles, but no other hybrid impressed me like quite the Camry – in fact, most didn’t even warrant the extra expense of purchasing a hybrid over the traditional vehicle, because the fuel-saving were less than impressive.