Auto Industry News From Kiplinger

This is from the June 5 Kiplinger Letter… Five or more years down the road… An altogether revamped U.S. auto industry, with at most two carmakers, far fewer parts makers, slimmer dealer networks and very different cars. U.S. sales will hit 13.5 million … read more

All-new 2009 Toyota Venza: Sport sedan, SUV, minivan, or ???

By Lary Coppola When I first saw the sharp looking 2009 Toyota Venza up close and personal, my first question was, “Who exactly is this vehicle aimed at?” It’s far more utilitarian than a passenger car, spacious like a minivan, yet smaller and … read more

2009 Hyundai Sonata: A solid mainstream value

By Bruce Caldwell I can’t pick lottery numbers, racehorses, Super Bowl winners, or even the right socks for a pair of pants, but I did predict that Hyundai was going to greatly increase their share of the American auto market. I made my … read more

2009 Corvette: America’s greatest sports car is even greater

By Bruce CaldwellI wish our highway system were on the same improvement program as the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette. Unfortunately they appear to be on divergent courses. The Corvette keeps getting better and better every year, while congestion keeps getting worse. Our clogged roads … read more

Infiniti G37 Convertible offers luxury, performance and lots of fun

By Lary Coppola So there I was, behind the wheel of the new Infiniti G37 convertible, cruising down the sunny Pacific Coast Highway with the top down just north of Malibu, after descending from an exhilarating ride through the legendary hills and canyons … read more

2009 Acura TSX: Long distance runner

I covered great distances in a 2009 Acura TSX and enjoyed every mile. I drove to back-to-back press events in eastern Washington and central Oregon. I couldn’t have asked for a better car than the Acura TSX. I covered hundreds of non-stop miles … read more

2009 Chevrolet Traverse: One big crossover SUV with hybrid-like fuel economy

Car-based crossover vehicles straddle the line between car and sport utility vehicle (SUV), by using the same unibody construction as a car — and adding all-wheel drive capabilities — while being generally lighter and more fuel efficient than traditional, body-on-frame, truck-based SUVs. Until … read more

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