Nissan combines fun and frugality in a youth-centric charmer By MALCOLM GUNN www.wheelbasemedia.com The name given to Nissan’s new small wagon broadly hints at the intended demographic. Kicks is urban slang for a cool pair of running shoes, but in this case it’s also about having fun. In many respects, the Kicks becomes the replacement […]

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There are times when you need to reposition your travel, boat or horse trailer into just the right spot, but for a number of reasons you can’t use your tow vehicle to do it. One of the RVR Series models from Trailer Valet makes that task easy. Each unit consists of a battery-operated mini-tractor that, […]

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With the popularity of auto-themed rec rooms and garages, demand for the appropriate furniture and accessories has never been greater. Car Furniture Inc. sells an assortment of couches and love seats that are made from rear ends of actual classic and sports cars and are not fiberglass copies. For example, the trunk portion of this […]

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Whether you park your expensive or classic car indoors or out, you probably want to provide the best possible protection from dust, water and bird droppings/environmental damage. Florida-based Carcoon sells air-circulation-type (bubble) storage systems for both uses. Each one is designed to reduce the moisture content in the air within the bubble, thus reducing the […]

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For some people on the go, the spot between the front seats of their vehicles that’s designed to hold up two beverage cups might not be enough. The iCarry, which is made of ABS plastic and silica gel, expands (pivots outward from the base, actually) to hold up to four coffee cups, water bottles or […]

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The Germany-based automaker says its first all-electric utility vehicle paves the way for a new wave of battery-powered models. The full-size, high-performance Audi e-tron marks the start of a “new era” for the automaker, deriving high performance and agility from powerful front and rear electric motors energized by a large, high-voltage battery that facilitates sub […]

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Ram is bringing regenerative braking to the full-size-pickup market in a big way with the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque. Regenerative braking makes a lot of sense for larger vehicles, capturing their kinetic energy and converting it to electricity instead of to heat, which is energy wasted in conventional braking systems. The system captures that power […]

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The seriously fastidious who insist on keeping their vehicles in spotless condition know how difficult it can be to thoroughly wipe dirt and smudges from windshields and rear glass. To help, the Inshield Wiper’s microfiber pad attaches to the back of your hand, which makes for a more natural wiping angle (as opposed to contorting […]

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Anyone with a higher-end sedan or utility vehicle might want to consider an equally upscale travel trailer for camping in style. The 2,500-pound Bowlus Road Chief Limited Edition Endless Highways looks similar to a classic Airstream model from the 1930s but it comes with the latest technology and convenience features. The 23.75-foot trailer’s solar panels […]

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That’s what the China-based automaker is claiming, even though The Sleuth thinks that tariff issues with the U.S. government might first need to be resolved. The first of a planned series of cars heading stateside is the midsize seven-seat GS8 utility model, possibly followed by the smaller GS5. The GS8 is powered by a turbocharged […]

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