All tagged Marvin Bowser

2018 Nissan Kicks SR FWD — Will millennials buy its style, safety, technology and value?

Nissan recently invited me to participate in a media drive event for the first ever 2018 Nissan Kicks in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Kicks, which Nissan calls “The Expressive CUV” joins the Nissan line up as the smallest vehicle under the Rogue Sport and the Rogue, Nissan’s Sales leader. The Kicks replaces the more expensive Juke with its love-it or leave-it styling and turbo powered Nismo variant.

All Kicks have the same drive train consisting of a  1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and an Xtronic CVT transmission and front wheel drive.  All wheel drive is not offered, nor is a manual transmission.  The engine cranks out 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque.  The Kicks fuel economy is rated at 31 city, 36 highway or 33 mpg combined. Will millennials buy the Kicks?

PART 2 - Introducing STEM at the Washington Auto Show w/OwnersIllustrated and ToyzElectronics

After the first video we kept talking and decided to create Part 2 which goes deeper into entrepreneurship. 

We had very exciting discussions with Damola Idowu and his talented son Wole on introducing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to kids at the Washington Auto Show. to get them to understand that they can be the creators of future technologies that will power our transportation systems.  It's an interesting and engaging interview.    #WAS18

LGBTQ Family Night at the Washington Auto Show — Gurl!

I caught up with William West Hopper, one of the event leaders, after the Washington Auto Show to talk about the LGBTQ Family Night, which occurred on 1 February 2018.

What’s the concept for the event?  When did it begin?

"LGBTQ Family Night was originally designed last year to be an opportunity for the LGBT community to come out to the Washington Auto Show, and feel as if they are a part of the overall Washington DC family.  This is especially important “since the political climate of the country was changing toward less inclusion.” “This year we added to our sponsors and attracted more attendees.” 

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?

Presenting the 2017 Washington DC Auto Show!

2017 Washington Auto Show: Check out the latest vehicles and advanced technologies that will be showcased at the 2017 @WashAutoShow, January 27 to February 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Kimatni Rawlins @ARtvKimatni of @AutomotiveRhythms introduces the innovative products you must see in our nation's capital with the latest SUV trends, exotics, crossovers, concept cars and luxury vehicles, as well as the landscape of alternative fuel products and connectivity for 2017 and beyond. Last but not least they will be painting art cars live at#AutomotiveRhythms 2nd Annual#ARTofMotion exhibit throughout the show. Please join us!