Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 5:13 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 SUVs may rule the sales reports, but cars ain’t dead by a long shot. The first day at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit saw a dozen new vehicles, ranging from the revival of a beloved sport coupe to a major move upscale for Kia’s SUV lineup. Shelby GT 500 Mustang, Explorer Ford started the day with details about the hottest version of its new Explorer SUV and a fuel-saving hybrid. The ST has standard sport-tuned all-wheel drive and a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. The hybrid features lithium-ion batteries under the floor. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. Ford also unveiled the 700-horsepower-plus Shelby GT 500 Mustang, the most powerful street legal Mustang ever. More: Ram 1500, Hyundai Kona, Genesis G70 are North American vehicles of year Ram Heavy Duty Ram built on its 1500 pickup’s victory as 2019 North American Truck of the … [Read more...] about Detroit auto show’s best: Mustang, electric SUV, ritzy Kia
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opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 11:47 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 The pace of change in the auto industry is unrelenting. In addition to advancements in design and mechanical engineering across a multitude of platforms – sports car, SUV, sedan, pickup, minivan – the digital revolution has brought a new dimension to vehicle connectivity and safety. Herewith, the 10-best features that debuted in the last year. 1. GMC Sierra MultiPro tailgate Pickups are about beds, and the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra twins bring the toughest, cinder-block-catching, rolled-steel beds in class. But the Sierra separated itself with a unique, multipurpose tailgate that can be configured six different ways. MultiPro is, fundamentally, a tailgate within a tailgate so that, for example, the inner gate can be raised to act as a bump-stop for long boards. Or it can be folded downward to create stair steps into the truck. Clever. More: 2018 in … [Read more...] about 10 best automotive features of 2018
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (December 31, 2018): my 10 best travel experiences of 2018. As the year 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the headlines and stories that shaped the past year. At first, it seems that a lot of bad news (again) dominated the headlines in 2018, with global trade wars, increasing tensions in the Middle East, and the damaging effects of climate change. But there were a lot of good things happening out there too. North and South Korea vowed to formally end the Korean War; Cuba announced a new president, ending the 59-year Castro leadership; Iraq had its first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS in the country; India’s Supreme Court decriminalized consensual gay sex; and in Saudi Arabia, women are finally able to drive. 2018 was a rather uneventful year for … [Read more...] about Top 10: my best travel experiences of 2018
Searching for the best luxury kitchen appliances? Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, select a kitchen appliance brand that complements your life. If your personal preference is centered on design and style, or on food and entertainment, here’s our list of the top high-end culinary brands that will suit your preferred lifestyle. Live, and dine, in luxury with these incredible kitchen appliance brands, as Pursuitist presents the Best Kitchen Appliances for 2018: Bertazzoni. Italians are renowned for their passionate love of food. Bertazzoni continues that tradition, as a fifth-generation, family-owned Italian manufacturer of high-end kitchen products. The company’s products include free-standing ranges, built-in cooktops, ventilation hoods and other design-coordinated accessories. Gaggenau. Gaggenau is the world’s preeminent brand of high-performance restaurant-grade cooking technology for the modern home. Specializing in cutting-edge, built-in home … [Read more...] about Best Luxury Kitchen Appliances 2018
By Keri Blakinger Published 12:05 am CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the gurney in Huntsville, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the gurney in Huntsville, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. Photo: Pat Sullivan, STF / AP Photo: Pat Sullivan, STF / AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the gurney in Huntsville, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the gurney in Huntsville, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. Photo: Pat … [Read more...] about Texas sent 7 people to death row in 2018. All of them were people of color.