2021 Genesis GV80: Car and Driver 10Best

In four short years of existence, Genesis has now won two 10Best awards. Clearly, the brand has our attention, even if the general public has no clue what to make of it. Like the other Genesis models, the GV80 has a not-so-subtle winged badge on its nose. If passersby confuse those wings with Bentley’s Flying B, so be it. The GV80’s design and presence only add to the ruse. … Continue reading 2021 Genesis GV80: Car and Driver 10Best

Tested: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Complicates a Simple Machine

Depending on how you frame it, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is either a relic of the past or one of the most technologically complex vehicles on the road. Body-on-frame construction, solid front and rear axles, and a fabric roof make the Wrangler a sort of 21st-century self-propelled covered wagon. Yet the 4xe plug-in hybrid follows the lead of science-fair projects such as the Chevrolet Volt and the … Continue reading Tested: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Complicates a Simple Machine

Tested: 2020 BMW M2 CS Is an Automatic Classic

It can be easy for car companies to get a little too self-referential, too in thrall to their own history. Remember when Jaguar redesigned the XJ and created a totally new car that looked almost exactly like every other XJ from the prior two decades? Or when Ford kept using stick axles in Mustangs, with a few exceptions, until 2014? BMW tends to go in the opposite direction, periodically trying on … Continue reading Tested: 2020 BMW M2 CS Is an Automatic Classic

2022 Maserati MC20 Steps out of the Shadows

Not many automakers have the audacity to take on Ferrari. But when your name is Maserati and you’re looking to crown your lineup with a new 621-hp mid-engine supercar, you’re not going to let a former partner—no matter how storied—stand in the way. The MC20 is the first mid-engine Maserati developed and produced in-house since the Bora and Merak in the early ’70s. The coupe driven here comes first; … Continue reading 2022 Maserati MC20 Steps out of the Shadows

A Closer Look at the 2022 Volvo C40, a Smoothed and Styled XC40

You can order the Volvo C40 Recharge in any of seven different colors, but it would be a mistake to choose any but Fjord Blue. Not only is it fun to say, but it comes with a matching cerulean interior that pops like the silk lining of a vintage overcoat. It’s the kind of fashion statement you don’t tend to see in any cars below … Continue reading A Closer Look at the 2022 Volvo C40, a Smoothed and Styled XC40