Articles by Kurt Verlin

Lincoln Star Concept Uses Scents and Sounds to Help You Relax

Lincoln Star Concept Uses Scents and Sounds to Help You Relax

the Star is an all-electric SUV concept intended to tease what’s to come for the luxury automaker…

Toyota Supra Finally Gets Manual Transmission

Toyota Supra Finally Gets Manual Transmission

All three of Toyota's U.S. GR models, including the Supra, 86, and Corolla, are now available with a stick…

Toyota Invests $383M across U.S. Production Plants

Toyota Invests $383M across U.S. Production Plants

The investment will go toward creating or expanding production lines for four-cylinder engines with options for hybrid-electric vehicles…

Honda Will Invest $40B in EVs Over Next 10 Years

Honda Will Invest $40B in EVs Over Next 10 Years

The automaker says that about 3.5 trillion yen will go toward research and development while the remaining 1.5 trillion yen will be focused on investments…

Toyota Launches All-New, All-Electric bZ4X SUV

Toyota Launches All-New, All-Electric bZ4X SUV

Toyota says availability will be “extremely limited” because of the current supply chain issues…

Toyota GR Corolla Hot Hatch Has 300 HP, Manual Only

Toyota GR Corolla Hot Hatch Has 300 HP, Manual Only

That Toyota is even willing to make the GR Corolla shows the company’s commitment to the love of driving…

Ford Featured in TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022

Ford Featured in TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022

Ford’s market value rose above $100 billion for the first time thanks to surging demand for the F-150 Lightning…

Toyota Commits $110 Million to PreK-12 STEM Education

Toyota Commits $110 Million to PreK-12 STEM Education

In its goal to meet student and family needs, it features not just after-school programs and a community center, but also a food pantry.…

Honda Opens First Full-Scale U.S. Wind Tunnel

Honda Opens First Full-Scale U.S. Wind Tunnel

Whether the company wants to test an IndyCar prototype, Acura NSX hybrid supercar, or CR-V SUV, the new wind tunnel has all the tools to do it…

2022 Formula 1 Season Could Be Epic

2022 Formula 1 Season Could Be Epic

There are already several good reasons to think the upcoming year of racing could be a good one…

Toyota Dominates Study of Long-Lasting Reliability

Toyota Dominates Study of Long-Lasting Reliability

The brand accounted for six of the top 10 vehicles, with the Land Cruiser and Sequoia far ahead of every other nameplate…

Ford Teams Up With Redwood Materials to Recycle End-of-Life Batteries

Ford Teams Up With Redwood Materials to Recycle End-of-Life Batteries

The new Redwood Materials program would, in theory, create a “closed-loop system” enabling end-of-life batteries to reenter the supply chain…

Honda Snatches Nine 2022 Top Safety Pick Awards

Honda Snatches Nine 2022 Top Safety Pick Awards

All nine of the awarded Honda and Acura models earned the highest possible score…

Toyota and Lexus are Canada’s Top Brands for Residual Value

Toyota and Lexus are Canada’s Top Brands for Residual Value

Residual value is a top consideration among car shoppers seeking to sell or trade in their vehicle after a few years…

Toyota bZ4X Comes With a Year of Free Fast Charging

Toyota bZ4X Comes With a Year of Free Fast Charging

Drivers will be able to benefit from the free charging incentive via the Toyota App on a compatible smart device…

Bestselling Retail Passenger Car in 2021 is the Honda Civic

Bestselling Retail Passenger Car in 2021 is the Honda Civic

Automakers must continually resort to technicalities to win their enduring game of Who Sold The Most Cars This Year…

Toyota and Yamaha Developing Hydrogen-Powered V8 Engine

Toyota and Yamaha Developing Hydrogen-Powered V8 Engine

This seems to be part of a quest to keep engines interesting for old-school enthusiasts without compromising the dream of a zero-emission future…

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Gets Three More Screens

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Gets Three More Screens

The three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L is getting an equal number of additional displays, bringing the total amount of available interior touch screens to five…

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