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Features and Reviews
A Lightning Rod for the F-Series
The electric Ford F-150 Lightning has some big shoes to fill. John Berg tests out the truck and gives his honest thoughts on if it can deliver on what Ford customers expect from an F-Series vehicle.
New V-8 Engine May Signal Turmoil within GM Ranks
General Motors has quietly backpedaled on their ‘All-Electric Future’ mantra. John Berg reports that the company announced an $854 million investment in an all-new, sixth-generation small-block V-8 engine.
America’s Sports Car Goes Hybrid
Chevrolet introduced the 2024 Corvette E-Ray today. It's the first Corvette hybrid, and it can run only on gas or electric power, or both at once. John Berg has a first look at the new Vette.
John Berg Talks LA Auto Show
Alameda Post Automotive Editor John Berg joins host James Raia and co-host Bruce Aldrich on “The Weekly Driver” podcast. John shares a little about how he got started in the business and talks about a few of his collector cars. The guys then chat about the 2022 LA Auto Show and discuss some of the show’s highlights. Listen now: …
Genesis Unveils Stunning Luxury Convertible EV
The Genesis X Concept stole the show at AutoMobility LA last week. Genesis has been making strides in recent years with fit, finish, and sumptuous materials. A testament to the brand’s emergence as a bonafide luxury mark, the Genesis GV70 won MotorTrend’s SUV of the year in 2021. This year the Genesis X concept shared the stage with another Golden…
VinFast: Vietnamese EVs Hit American Market
The first shipment of electric vehicles (EVs) built by Vietnamese automaker VinFast arrived in the United States this week. VinFast plans to deliver the first 999 pre-ordered VF 8 electric SUVs to U.S. customers by the end of December. VinFast comes to North America VinFast is the first Vietnamese car company to develop EVs and the first to break into…
2023 Toyota Prius Makes a Quantum Leap
The original hypermiling green machine surges forward with advancements in looks, power, and efficiency. Rethink everything you know about the Prius. The 2023 Prius is completely different. Gone is the awkward styling and uninspiring performance, replaced with a fresh and—dare I say it—an aggressive new look and a potent output of 220 horsepower! By comparison the 1977 Trans Am from…
Car of the Month
1967 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Truck
John Berg's own ’67 Chevrolet C10 is our truck of the Month for January 2023, and it's still turning heads 56 years after it was built.
This Day in History
This Day in History: Studebaker
Electric vehicles are nothing new. Automotive Editor John Berg tells the story from over 120 years ago of a blacksmith named Studebaker who broke into the automotive industry with a bright idea.
General Motors Reclaims Sales Leadership Crown
Q4 sales for General Motors brought the company's 2022 U.S. sales to 2.27 million vehicles, compared with Toyota's 2.1 million, reports John Berg.
Ford Pulls Ahead in Heavy Duty Pickup Power Struggle
Ford Motor Company announced today their all-new 2023 F-Series Super Duty Pickup trucks will offer an astonishing maximum towing capacity of 40,000 lbs., best-in-class payload capacity of 8,000 lbs, and from their new high-output 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel a whopping…
GM Unveils HD Series Mid-Cycle Refresh
Notice the new headlights and grill design. The new truck looks more upscale and should be a little less polarizing. The 6.6L gasoline engine remains unchanged but is now coupled to a new 10L1000 10 speed Alison transmission. The 6.6L…
Sony and Honda Introduce the World to Afeela
John Berg writes that Sony Honda Mobility revealed their prototype EV under the brand Afeela, which is designed to be more electronic transportation device than car.
2017 Prius Prime Advanced
A fuel efficient commuter that offers something extra for techies. After suffering through months of astronomical gas prices, many consumers are rethinking their daily drivers. But with new car prices at an all-time high and dealer inventories at an all-time…
New “Smaller” Tesla
During Tesla’s third quarter 2022 Q&A webcast, Elon Musk remarked that they are developing a new vehicle platform and will produce a new “smaller” vehicle. Musk stated that the company will incorporate “…everything we learned from S, X, 3, Y,…