GENERAL Motors has announced it will discontinue its Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala early next year and shut three assembly plants as it reduces its workforce and feeds demand for crossover SUVs and pickups rather than sedans.
First thing that entered my mind when I saw the Kombi 70 was Surfin’ Safari, by the Beach Boys. The catchy song dates back to the early 1960s, when the beach culture of the day was arriving, and sometimes living in, a VW Kombi, usually with surfboards tied onto the roof.
KIA puts a great deal of effort into its vehicles, its Sorento SUVs in particular. There are four of them in the range, each with its own suspension set-up because each is just that much different from the other.
WHAT a difference a year makes. In the case of Hyundai’s Santa Fe, the good-looking mid-sized SUV of last year has become a head-turning stunner. And that’s just on the outside. It’s a similar story inside.
The owner’s manual might take a week or more to read, since it runs to 350 pages — but it’s something worth spending time on because Volkswagen’s Arteon luxury car has more features than a can of Heinz has beans.