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All posts by Charles Krome

Living near Detroit and given his last name, writer Charles Krome was perhaps bound to work in the auto industry. Of course, those childhood rides standing behind the front seats in his dad’s Lotus Elan, with the top down and pops pushing past 100 mph on the highway, also might have had something to do with it.

Chevy Cruze Shows Diesel Engines Aren’t Dead Yet

Partly because there’s more energy available from a gallon of diesel fuel than from the same amount of conventional gasoline, there is a clear efficiency benefit for diesel-powered vehicles. When it comes to keeping the air clear, however, diesel engines have had their issues: It turns out that even some of the so-called “clean” diesels … Continue reading Chevy Cruze Shows Diesel Engines Aren’t Dead Yet

5 Best Super Bowl Car Commercials of 2017

Given the high stakes involved for advertisers, who pour millions of dollars into getting in front of billions of viewers, it’s no surprise that Super Bowl commercials are sometimes more impressive than the actual game. Not this time, however: The Patriots’ historic comeback and eventual overtime win made for what might have been the most … Continue reading 5 Best Super Bowl Car Commercials of 2017

Mercedes-Benz and AMG: 50 Years of Going Faster

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of AMG, the official performance partner for Mercedes-Benz. Both companies have much to celebrate: Sales of Mercedes-AMG vehicles jumped 44 percent last year and have more than tripled since 2013. Meanwhile, on the track, the Mercedes-AMG team just won its third straight Formula One Constructor’s Championship. … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz and AMG: 50 Years of Going Faster

GMC Introduces Redesigned 2018 Terrain at Detroit Auto Show

The 2018 GMC Terrain was among the brand-new vehicles introduced at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the redesigned compact SUV is expected to hit the streets this summer. When it does, customers can expect a sleeker, more sophisticated design, more safety technologies and a high-tech all-wheel-drive system. The 2018 Terrain … Continue reading GMC Introduces Redesigned 2018 Terrain at Detroit Auto Show

Next-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey Debuts at NAIAS

The minivan segment continued to shed its reputation for boredom at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: Not only was the Chrysler Pacifica named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year (beating out the Mazda CX-9 and Jaguar F-Pace), but Honda also introduced its own next-generation minivan. And to be clear, John … Continue reading Next-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey Debuts at NAIAS