All tagged Luxury

Audi e-tron®— Electric has gone sophisticated, intelligent, effortless and further

Audi unleashed the e-tron® its first fully electric series produced vehicle at a launch event in San Francisco on September 17th. Audi developed the vehicle and its supporting array of technologies under a veil of secrecy that the White House must be envious of. I grabbed “sophisticated, intelligent, effortless and further” from Audi’s banners at the Audi Tech Park Venue. Audi is clearly gunning for the luxury/performance electric SUV King, the Tesla Model X.

I saw an unicorn at the 2018 Washington Auto Show

I spotted the rare Karma Revero at the 2018 Washington Auto Show Media Day, just as workers drove it silently off the floor.

The über luxurious Karma Revero is essentially an electric vehicle with a powerful gasoline engine that charges the batteries and/or powers the two electric motors that drive the rear wheels.  Revero has 50 mile all electric range and 300 mile range using the gasoline motor to charge the batteries.  The Revero’s gasoline capacity is 9 1/2  gallons.  The base price comes in at $131.400.

2017 Washington Automotive Press Association Rally Highlights

The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) held it's annual rally on October 12th on Kent Island Md at the Inn at the Chesapeake Beach Club.  WAPA and about 30 sponsors made the event possible.  About 200 automotive journalists and influencers we are able to drive and photograph about 55 vehicles that covered nearly every market segment from the Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge to a more affordable Kia Rio.  The only problem was that one day is not enough time to try them all; but everyone did their best.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD - A Strong Contender

I spent a week getting to know the all new 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD compact crossover decked out in Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Parchment Leather.  The CX-5 is Mazda’s sales leader and a player in the highly competitive compact crossover market.  Does the 2017 CX-5 deliver what it takes to continue to lead sales in the Mazda line up and beat out the competition for market share?  Is the CX-5 a contender?