Bad news seams to be plaguing the automotive industry from all directions. As if raising gas prices weren't bad enough, auto makers are raising prices on their vehicles, producing less, and denying any rumors of potential bankruptcies. Here's a recap of some of the most important things we covered this past week:
First Look: 2008 Ford Ranger
Though often overlooked in favor of its competitors and overshadowed by its bigger brother, the Ford Ranger enjoys its share of the compact-pickup-truck segment. more
Newcomer: 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum
It's no secret big SUVs are taking a hit lately, but it might surprise you that behemoths like the Cadillac Escalade ESV are the exception to the rule. more
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
The changing face of the Great American SUV -- With $4 gas and the image of real, truck-based SUVs as the symbol of our CO2-emitting, resource-chewing, could-take-'em-off-road-but-never-do profligacy, the latest crossovers have been designed with no interest in mimicking real SUVs' rugged styling cues. more
We managed to get quite a few photos galleries done for the up coming 09's. Make sure you check them out: 2009 Acura RDX, 2009 Audi A4 Avant, 2009 Audi Q5, 2009 Buick Enclave CXL, 2009 Cadillac Escalade, 2009 Cadillac SRX, 2009 Chevrolet Express, 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, 2009 Chevrolet Kodiak, 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 2009 Chevrolet W-Series, 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2009 GMC Acadia, 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 & Sierra Denali, 2009 Pontiac Torrent & Torrent GXP, and 2009 Volvo XC60 Crossover.