GENEVA (AFP) - Fragrance alone may not sell cars, but automakers are turning on their olfactory charm to try to sweeten the appeal and distinction of their vehicles.
Folks in the market for a value-for-money executive sedan with space and presence almost always look to the Camry.
The first Suzuki Vitara I drove, about 20 years ago, was as tough as a recruit's army boots, rough on the move and sparsely equipped. It did not even have an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
DETROIT (REUTERS) - Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus brand finished on top of the Consumer Reports annual "brand report card" for the third straight year, the influential US magazine said on Tuesday.
The California proved that people do not necessarily want a hard-as-nails Ferrari. So the marque's first hard-top convertible was uncharacteristically soft. Perhaps a tad too soft.
The 2-series Coupe introduced last year was hailed as one of the most entertaining cars BMW has made in recent times. So I had high expectations of the convertible version.
The A7 2.0 may be the entry- level variant of Audi's revised "four-door coupe" range, but you would not have guessed by looking at its features - many of which were previously found only on the A8 flagship.
When you think of Lexus, what do you see in your mind's eye? It is likely to be blue skies, cottony clouds, rolling green meadows with birds chirping in the background. Excuse me, but let me show you a Lexus that will shatter that picture into a million pieces.
Presence, an elusive quality, is a blend of charisma, sophistication, confidence and poise. It is hard to fathom, or decode, but it draws you in when you feel and see it. The French call it je ne sais quoi.