Did you see these? May/June 2016 edition

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Quick Look: 2017 Honda Ridgeline mid-size truck - w/videos
The previous Honda Ridgeline took a page from the Chevy Avalanche school of design with flying buttresses and other not-your-typical-truck features. While the Avalanche featured the typical body-on-frame truck production model, the Ridgeline shared it's platform with the Pilot crossover and the Odyssey minivan although with considerable stiffening for truck duty. For 2017, the all-new Ridgeline still uses a heavily modified crossover platform. but ditches the "Avalanche look" for a more popular regular truck profile. The pick-up bed and cockpit body line was even expanded to more closely approximate a "regular body-on-frame" truck. The Ridgeline is an attractive mid-size truck that will meet the needs of most mid-size truck buyers...
Yup. it's pink. Well, Fresh Fuchsia Metallic to be exact. Behold the 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle Special Edition...the first model to have a hashtag for/in it's name...Special edition models can do several things besides draw attention to a model...


BMW unleashes new 3-Series Gran Turismo on an unsuspecting public
When BMW created the first five-door Gran Turismo (GT) model based on the 5-Series, the car was atypical BMW fare being rather ungainly. Not totally ugly, but a long way from pretty. The cars sold well in varying parts of the world (China especially). Then the 3-Series GT was born...


All-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Guilia 3-Series fighter steps out
I've held off writing about the new Guila because it has been delayed several times. Each time though, the folks at Alfa Romeo went back to the proverbial "boards" and updated/upgraded the car in light of consumer feedback. As an...


Ford to add V6 Sport model to Fusion line-up for 2017 - w/videos
Ford quietly announced the 2017 Fusion line-up earlier this year with changes, updates, and new models. Joining the Fusion Hybrid, Hybrid Energi (plug-in hybrid), and SE models will be the new Platinum and V6 Sport flavors. The V6 Sport model is an interesting departure for Ford and other mid-size sedan makers in that the Fusion V6 Sport will have some bonafides behind the name. Try more performance (many of the competition's Sport...


All-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 now available starting at $31,520+ - w/video
Mazda has begun deliveries of their all-new, mid-size, CX-9 three-row crossover. Prices start at $31,529 (plus $900 destination, taxes, license, fees, and options) for the CX-9 Sport model (all-wheel drive is an $1,800 option) and jumps all the way to the...