All About Cars

All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

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    2019 Jeep Wrangler: Based on History and Ready for Adventure

    Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

    The 1941 Willys Jeep was a military workhorse that has been called nostalgically, “the truck that won WWII.” Based on that concept, the Je
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    2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: Exotic and Athletic Around Town and on the Track

    Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

    Spring is officially here, so let’s drive into springtime with something speeding away from winter. How about springtime in Italy, with the 2019
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    2019 Subaru Forester: Safety and Versatility are the Driver Focus

    Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

    Only six years into its fourth generation, and two years removed from a solid style refreshening, the 5-passenger Subaru Forester compact SUV has ente
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    2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Higher, Longer, Wider, Lighter and Still Tough

    Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

    Chevrolet has been producing iconic American trucks since 1918, and launched the Silverado as a trim level for Chevrolet C/K pick-ups and Suburbans fr
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    2019 Hyundai Veloster: Newly Designed Hot Hatch Turbo is Still Asymmetrical and Tons of Fun

    Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

    Launched for the 2012 model year as a coupelike, economic, subcompact hatchback to attract college-age drivers, the Hyundai Veloster has been redesign
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    2019 Honda Pilot: 8-seat Family Adventure SUV Gets Mid-Generation Restyling and New Tech Capabilities

    Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Since Honda Pilot was introduced to the public in 2002, as the first three-row, mainstream SUV to be developed on a car-like unit-body platform, it

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    2019 Acura RDX: New Generation Changes Add Style, Power, Length, Performance

    Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

    Acura revamped and upleveled its luxury SUV lineup in 2001, when it replaced the SLX with a newly initialed mid-size crossover that was created to sup
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    2019 Buick Envision: Midsize Crossover Gains Freshening to Attract American Buyers

    Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

    Back in the day, major automakers would build and sell the majority of their vehicles in America, with a smattering of sales overseas. That is no long
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    2019 Toyota RAV4: Shattering Perceptions of the Small SUV

    Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

    The original Toyota RAV4 arrived in the United States 22 years ago, casting the mold for a new industry segment, which evolved into the compact cro

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    2019 Genesis G70: Luxury Brand Branches out with New 4-Door Compact Executive Performance Sedan

    Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

    In 2004, Hyundai chose to expand from the “econocar” ranks and enter the luxury market with Genesis, which was promoted as the first ch

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    2019 Ford Ranger: Midsize Pickup is Back and it’s Tough, Sporty and Versatile

    Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

    Pickup truck sales continue to increase – expected to exceed 2.8 million in US sales this year – and the midsize truck segment went ove

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    2019 Mercedes-Benz C300: Refreshened with Fluid Design and Added Power and Tech

    Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

    Mercedes-Benz is on the move with new designs, enhanced interiors and exteriors. Going with creaseless, smooth architecture and luxurious cabins wi

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    2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T: Fun to Drive, Larger and More Coupelike

    Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019

    We begin our coverage of 2019 models with the new, seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. VW’s best-selling car was once offered in sedan

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    2018 Car of the Year: Kia Stinger: New Sports Sedan is Powerful and Luxurious

    Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018

    Last week, our “Car Buy of the Year,” Top-10 list focused on the “best bang for the buck,” with the 2018 Hyundai Kona winni

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    2018 Car Buy of the Year: Hyundai Kona: Urban-Smart Compact CUV

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

    For the 14th consecutive year, we finish up the model year in ALL ABOUT CARS with a Top-10 list consisting of the vehicles we tested and reviewed t

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  • 2018 Infiniti QX30: Stylized Compact Luxury Crossover Changes Trims

    Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

    The Infiniti QX line (X for Crossover) stands five deep with their SUVs numbered QX30, QX50, QX60 QX70 and QX80 and ranging in size and in an ascendin
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  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra: Increased Tech and Safety to Shake Hands With Car Buyers

    Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

    Shaking hands with American car buyers, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra ranks as the No.7 top-selling sedan and No. 21 best-selling vehicle in America this y
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  • 2018 Nissan Sentra: Elegance and Performance in a Larger-than-Compact Package

    Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

    The Nissan Sentra was launched in 1982 as a subcompact and was enlarged to a compact in 2000. In North America, Sentra serves as Nissan's compact car
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  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Awards, Sales and Power Increases

    Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

    Many SUVs are soft-road capable and carlike on the road. Jeep Grand Cherokee is off-road capable and still pampers well on the highway and around town
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima: High Levels of Standard Equipment and Safety

    Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

    Nissan launched Altima in 1993 as a compact, and it evolved into a mid-size that steadily gained in stature in handling, fuel economy and style. That
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