Production Design

2015 Kia K900

The Kia K900 has a rather subdued name, especially for Kia, which brands all of its cars here in the US with quite interesting and sophisticated name choices. It is a bit mind boggling why therefore it was deemed appropriate to just leave it at K900? After driving this K900 though, my associations as comparisons go to ...


2015 Cadillac ELR – How much…??

Photos by Sebastian Steenstra, text by Cor Steenstra. When GM brought out it's touted EV-1 replacement in the shape of the Chevrolet Volt, it clearly had difficulty conveying the message what it was, and why it was better than other offers like the Prius from Toyota. Sales were logically down from expectations, so ...

Golf GTI AirStrip-00017

2015 VW Golf

Ever since coming to America back in 1998, I had noticed the obvious lack of Diesel powered cars. There are Diesel trucks of course, but I came from Europe used to driving my Renault Espace Turbo Diesel, which offered me space, speed, comfort and fuel efficiency, so it was surprising to not find that here. Little did I know ...

2015 Sedona SX Limited

2015 Kia Sedona – Minivan with Style

[caption id="attachment_11680" align="aligncenter" width="760"] 2015 Sedona SX Limited[/caption] With a clearly higher price tag, the 2015 Kia Sedona moves itself out of the soccer mom range and into the sector of the serious luxury vehicles, offering lots of space, high quality in fit and finish. Our drives with the ...


New Nissan Murano

At the LA Autoshow this model of the Nissan Murano was

Volvo Trucks – How (NOT) to design a completely new truck range

I have to admit that I am in shock after seeing this video, and I think a lot of other truck companies are very happy to see this. Volvo Trucks have removed their iconic  and holy diagonal from their grilles, and placed them as a mere decoration on an artificial peace of plastic under the window. In essence THEY HAVE REMOVED ...


2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2015 Mitsubishi is a clear updated and facelifted model of theone introduced in 2011. When we tested it back then we flawed it for the lack of perceived quality, with the cheap choice of materials and the bad sound proofing materials. When we took delivery of this updated version,it was pointed out that all those ...