In the Rearview: LA Reveals and News from Down South
Welcome to In the Rearview, where I talk about a few of the big stories from the automotive world from the past week.
Going By Quickly: The new Camaro ZL1 is breaking records at the Nürburgring
This week, due to the Los Angeles Auto Show, we were treated to a slew of new car reveals, including the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (aka “Look, we are better than the F-150 Raptor”), the multidimensionally redesigned Mazda CX-5, the itsy-bitsy Ford EcoSport SUV, and the Genesis G80’s new Sport version.
Outside of reveals, though, I was thoroughly surprised when Motor Trend announced that its Car of the Year would be none other than the Chevrolet Bolt EV, beating out tough competition from performance and luxury models.
Speaking of surprise, we were also treated to the reveal of just how they pack so many clowns into those little clown cars.
In more serious news, though, the Brazilian Grand Prix was subject to several crashes in the face of the semi-typical rainstorm.
Finally, though, we are left with something of a mystery, as Motoring in Australia has cited “sources” that say Ford is currently testing early versions of a renewed Bronco (originally discontinued back in 1996, one or two years after that whole OJ Simpson thing).
Hauling Along: Keep an eye on your cargo with this new camera system
Daniel Susco is a native of the Dayton-Cincinnati area, and has written on a multitude of subjects. He can discuss Shakespeare, expound on Classical Mythology, and even make witty jokes about Pliny the Elder (More like “Pliny the Rounder,” right?). In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, cooking, woodworking, and long walks on the beach (just kidding – sunburn is no joke). See more articles by Daniel.