Thursday, May 23, 2024

SAME SIZE PACKAGE DIFFFERENT CONTENT ?


The Mazda brand has been successfully using a common design and drive train system for several years in their vehicles. Bumper2Bumpertv finds that continues in the CX-70 Crossover which shares a lot with other Mazda platforms

Saturday, May 18, 2024

BUILDING THE BRAND SAVANNAH STYLE!!


With North America becoming one of the most important markets in the world for Hyundai the company’s big investment in the Savannah Georgia area will be a key facility. Bumper2Bumpertv finds that a new assembly plant is only part of the brand’s investment in the area.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A PAVEMENT EATER—GERMAN STYLE!!


While its brand was originally recognized as a relatively fuel efficient small car Volkswagen also can run with the competition on the track. Bumper2Bumpertv kept that in mind when spending a week with the GTI, which can be a fearsome compact in the right situation.

Monday, May 6, 2024

A GLOBAL CARMAKER’S APOLOGY


When social media provided instructions on how to steal some KIA and Hyundai models the company decided to keep customers happy with a new anti theft solution. Bumper2Bumpertv checked out one of those projects in Atlanta.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A SMALL SUV WITH LOTS OF ENERGY!!


The Mazda brand has figured out that small suv’s and crossovers can also be fun to drive. At the same time Bumper2Bumertv notes the CX-30 also offers a higher than expected level of technology and performance.

Monday, April 22, 2024

BACK TO THE BASICS ON FOUR WHEELS!


Volkswagen brand is making a shift to EV's but it is not abandoning gasoline powered models anytime soon. Bumper2Bumpertv was reminded of that recently when a bare bones sedan from VW arrived at the doorstep.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

KEEPING A LUXURY EYE ON THE ROAD AND THE DRIVER.


Bumper2Bumpertv spent a week with the 2024 vrsion of the Lexus NX Hybrid. In addition to being a fuel efficient small SUV, we also found it was monitoring where we went nd how we went about doing it.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

NEW YORK GOES LARGE FOR THE 2024 AUTO SHOW


While the industry is trying to engage new customers with EV’s, some long standing gasoline powered models are still commanding the loyalty of some enthusiasts. That was one of the things evident at this years New York International Auto Show as Bumper2Bumpertv learned.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

AN EV THAT IS CLOSER TO THE ROAD?


As the number of Battery Electric Vehicles available continues to increase car makers are also figuring out that they all don’t have to look alike. Bumper2Bumpertv finds that Hyundai is keeping that in mind with the Ioniq6 which is going in a different direction.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

CAN POWER AND HYBRID CO-EXIST IN AN SUV?


In the BMW universe an M designation means the vehicle has some serious performance chops. So how did that work out when it is applied to the X line of SUV’s along with Plug In Hybrid technology? Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what is the finished product.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

A ROYAL ROAD TRIP WITH A HYBRID.


Since Toyota is going all in with hybrid technology we were curious about what it means in a larger vehicle on a road trip. So Bumper2Bupertv decided to get some serious seat time in the Crown Sedan to find out the answer.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

SOME COLD FACTS ABOUT EV’S IN WINTER WEATHER!


Battery electric vehicles are becoming more prominent as an alternative to fossil fuel platforms. But there may be some challenges for drivers in extreme climates as Bumper2Bumpertv learned when testing a KIA EV6

Friday, February 23, 2024

VOLVO V6, A THROWBACK CONCEPT THAT WORKS FOR TODAY’S DRIVERS.


Volvo is matching traditional engines with mild hybrid technology in a small but yet functional wagon. Bumper2Bumpertv has more on what the V60 Cross Country brings to the party.

Monday, February 19, 2024

CAN A PASSENGER PREVENT SAVE A TEEN FROM A DEADLY ACCIDENT?


While young drivers are counseled to be safety conscious-sometimes the best training can come from their peers. That is what one group is sharing with Bumper2Bumpertv.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

CHANGE COMES TO CHICAGO AUTO SHOW


For 2024 the annual Chicago Auto Show took on a different air. Bumper2Bumpertv notes that the experience is different for automakers and the public.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

HYUNDAI SUPPORTS BLACK BUSINESS WITH MORE THAN WORDS.


While many corporations tend to dwell in the past to mark Black History Month, Hyundai is going in the other direction. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at one of the brand’s efforts to support black owned businesses that are not suppliers or vendors to the automaker.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

MAZDA’S CX-70 MAKES ITS DEBUT!!


Mazda is now offering another entry in the midsize crossover segment with the CX-70. Bumper2Bumpertv has an early look at the two row unit and where it fits in the brand’s lineup.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Friday, January 19, 2024

ACURA IS GOING HARD WITH THE INTEGRA TYPE S!


The Integra is back in the Acura lineup with attitude to spare. Bumper2Bumpertv finds it live up to the hype over what it can do on the track or the street.

Friday, January 12, 2024

A SECOND CHANCE AT THE DANCE WITH THE GRAND HIGHLANDER.


Is there a place or a need for an even larger SUV from Toyota? Bumper2Bumpertv took that into consideration when we got a second chance to experience the Grand Highlander.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

THE PACIFICA LEADS THE WAY FOR CHRYSLER.


Now in its second iteration the Chrysler Pacifica has become the brand’s flagship vehicle for the moment. Bumper2Bumpertv sees it as a clear indication of where the brand is going.