Weekend Car Culture Roundup April 06, 2024

As it turns out, lowering the price of an item makes that item sell better. This, in econ, means that item is “elastic” — and cars are certainly elastic. Based on Ford’s latest price drops on the Mustang Mach-E, EVs are no exception. – Amber DaSilva Read More Read more… FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS … Read more

Here’s How The G-Wagen’s Ancient French Cousin Ended Up On The Front Lines In Ukraine

While poking around on Instagram I found a picture of what looked like a drab green military-spec Mercedes-Benz G-Class that had been recently delivered to the forces fighting on the front lines of Ukraine. The @future_Ukraine account labeled the vehicle in question not as the much-beloved Mercedes Geländewagen, instead it was called out as a … Read more

These Are The Best Trucks And Vans The U.S. Market Doesn’t Get

Image: Citroen There are so many great cars available in other markets that we don’t get here in the U.S. because of our own silly protectionist laws. There are plenty of market forces preventing the above Citroën Berlingo from being sold here, but specifically because it is a cargo van, it receives a 25 percent … Read more

Hyundai Is Frickin’ Serious About Winning Pikes Peak

Hyundai announced on March 1 that it would be tackling the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this June with a massive four-car effort. The Korean automaker is bringing a quartet of Ioniq 5 N racers to the hill, and judging by the drivers it has selected for its team, it is … Read more

These Are The Lazy Car Rebadges You Might Not Know Existed

Image: Dodge Back in 2008, Dodge execs wanted to offer a small car in South America. The Neon had been already been dead for thee years. The Caliper existed, but it wasn’t exactly small, and Dodge was also trying to convince everyone that it was a miniature crossover instead of the hatchback it really was. … Read more

Spend The Next 10 Minutes Listening To A Cadillac Race Car’s V8 Scream

Screenshot: 19Bozzy92 on YouTube Cadillac’s 5.5-liter V8-powered hybrid LMDh race car made its debut just over a year ago at the 2023 running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. While Acura won that day, Cadillac wasn’t far behind with a car on the podium, and by the end of the season, the Whelen Engineering Racing … Read more

These Are The Best EVs Not Sold In The U.S.

Photo: SAIC-GM-Wuling The good EVs haven’t made it to America yet and it’s likely that they won’t. The best ones seem to be available mostly overseas where people have many more affordable options, like those in this collection of EVs we can’t buy in the U.S. By now, you’ll have seen reports that EV sales … Read more

Matra Rancho Predicted The Off-Road Boom Nearly 50 Years Ago

Many carmakers claim that one of its different models was the first crossover, but as far as I’m concerned that’s like being the first locust in the plague. Curbside Classics says the Matra Rancho was truly the world’s first crossover passenger car, and goes on to explain that the two-wheel drive Rancho was inspired by … Read more

61-Year-Old Carlos Sainz Continues To Dominate Desert Racing’s Toughest Event

The 61-year-old Spaniard rally champion — Carlos Sainz, Sr. — has won his fourth (and Audi’s first) Dakar in his 17th year competing in the legendary event. This year he won the race in a unique way, without taking a single stage victory, and running a consistently quick and relatively trouble-free event. Sainz and co-driver … Read more

Rebadged Fiat Van With A 162-mi Range

After first teasing it during the Super Bowl, Ram unveiled the electric 1500 REV pickup truck in April, which will do battle with the likes of the Chevy Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T. The Ram REV will go on sale by the end of 2024, but it won’t actually be the first … Read more