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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.

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

2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Revealed Without a V8 Winner

The experts at WardsAuto have been honoring the nation’s top engines – and electric propulsion systems – since 1995. And in that time, they’ve certainly seen their share of new technologies being introduced. What makes the 2017 list of Wards 10 Best Engines so newsworthy is what’s missing: For the first time ever, no V8 … Continue reading 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Revealed Without a V8 Winner

More Vehicles Pass Tougher Tests for 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the first class of winners from its 2017 Top Safety Pick program, and despite stricter requirements, there’s been a notable increase in the number of awards given. Last year began with 61 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ winners, while there were 82 in the … Continue reading More Vehicles Pass Tougher Tests for 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors