Production Design

2019 Volkswagen Passat GT

As you may have noticed, I spent a lot of time over the past year in Europe, and while there I was seeing quite a few VW Passat's. A very nice care, good stance, and a touch of BMW in it. So when I ...

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The last time I drove a Toyota Avalon Hybrid was on February 4th, 2013. The reason why I remember that so distinctly was because I was rear-ended on the 5 freeway near the 133 overpass by a speeding 85 ...

DUNE BUG Anyone? – 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Dune!

I admit that I am a sucker for convertibles ever since I participated and won the internal design competition for the Volvo 480 Cabriolet, the one that was supposed to have been shown at the 1987 Amsterdam ...

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Text and photos by Gabriela Gorvena Galvan The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has proven to be a very spacious car with a lot of versatility options, and it was more luxurious than the more standard versions, ...

2018 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

Text and photos: Gabriela Gorvena Galvan Back in Europe we drove the Hyundai Ioniq in September 2017. That was the Hybrid version and was already shocking since it had an available range of nearly 1,000 ...

2018 Kia Soul EV: a range increase still leaves me with range anxiety! ChargePoint is a vile company!

The first time we had the Kia Soul EV our Gaby had a really testing experience of running out of juice in the middle of the night, with not an open charge station to be found. The 2018 Kia Soul EV features an ...

2018 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell: The Cost of Water

Do you spot the differences? Do you see now why this is such a controversial design? It literally brought out passionate reactions from a lot of renowned design professionals when we posted about this on ...

Kia Rio EX

Stepping out of the Kia Sportage from before and into this Kia Rio EX was admittedly a bit of a downer. Literally as well as figuratively. In the Sportage I sat comfortably high and in well upholstered seats ...

Kia Sportage SX T GDi

Like before, purely coincidentally the new 2018 Kia Sportage was scheduled right after the previously reviewed 2018 VW Tiguan. They clearly operate in the same market segment, aim for the same audience, so ...