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First Drive: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Cadillac pioneered the full-size luxury SUV back in 1998 with the launch of the iconic Escalade, so it seems somewhat ironic the brand is late to the game in one of today’s hottest market segments: small luxury SUVs. While Cadillac may be slightly late to the party, the brand is hoping an all-new vehicle based on an all-new architecture with…

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First Drive: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Arrives in Awesome Silence
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Test Drive Review

Somewhere south of Tucson nearly nine years ago, I informed the Ford Super Duty engineer riding shotgun that, though his new 6.7-liter diesel engine was commendably quiet, many Texans wouldn’t have it. “In Texas,” I explained, “the Super Duty is our Mustang. People will swap that tiny twin-tip exhaust for a big can they can hear. You should’ve put a…

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Top Five Tech: 2018 Cadillac CT6

The Cadillac CT6 may not be Cadillac's flagship, but the car most certainly serves as the crest's technology flagship. After all, the CT6 is one of very few vehicles on the road today that can pilot itself without the driver's hands on the wheel. However, the CT6 has a few other tech Easter eggs that can be overshadowed by the…

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Years Later, Cadillac Finally has its Ultra V-8

For those who aren't aware, I've been covering General Motors for about 15 years now. During that period, there's been many tales; from the failed Zeta platform plans to the shelved Cadillac Ultra V-8. Here we are years later and we've come full-circle on one of those matters.  This week Cadillac revealed the 2019 CT6 V-Sport. While the car itself…

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Trendspotting at the 2018 Dallas Auto Show

Everyone in the car business can sense a seismic shift. The daily march toward an autonomous shared-pod future opens questions of car ownership altogether. But don’t fret just yet: Emerging trends at the Dallas Auto Show suggest enthusiasts shouldn’t give up hope before they give up their keys. The Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Show runs February 14-18, 2018. VIP tickets offer…

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Ten Game-Changing Vehicles Launching in 2018

2019 BMW 8-Series  At the turn of the 1990’s, BMW launched the 8-Series as the company’s ultimate Grand Tourer. Powered exclusively by V-8’s and V-12’s, the 8-Series remained part of the BMW portfolio until 1999. From then on, the BMW has relied on the 6-Series Coupe as the brand’s GT entry. In typical German fashion the house is getting shuffled…

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Auto Nameplates Making a Comeback in 2018

There's a lot of trends in the automotive space these days. Electrification and autonomy are the shifts getting the most headline time, but there's an additional obvious one: throwback names. Perhaps automakers have been inspired by social media trends of "Throwback Thursday" and #tbt on the ol' Instagram, but it seems most are dusting off nameplates of yesterday for use…

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Updated: 2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview

The heart of auto show season is nigh upon us! In just a couple weeks the 2018 North American International Auto Show will commence in Detroit, which is shaping up to be a banner year for new vehicle reveals.  This year's show lineup appears to draw a strong correlation with market realities, which means this is a truck show. Unquestionably…

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AutoVerdict's Top 10 Articles of 2017

This year has had no lack of news in the automotive world. Shifting consumer demand. Electrification. Autonomous vehicles. There's no lack of seismic changes occurring in the industry these days, but not all of this year's top articles here at AutoVerdict are related to those three mega-subjects.  The below list comprises the top 10 articles as noted by traffic on…

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