Author: Matthew Keegan

Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.
Car Confidential
16
Jan
2024
Posted in Book Reviews

Book Review: Car Confidential

Owning a car is often the second-largest expense for consumers, following housing costs. However, unlike real estate, cars depreciate quickly, leading to substantial costs for owners. In a market flooded with biased advice from various sources, car expert Shahe Koulloukian…

2025 Dodge Charger
15
Jan
2024
Posted in New Models

We Speculate the 2025 Dodge Charger

The latest iteration of the Dodge Charger is set to arrive, heralding a new era as it transitions from the current Challenger coupe and Charger sedan models to a two-door configuration. Interestingly, there seems to be no 2024 model in…

auto insurance
12
Jan
2024
Posted in Auto Insurance

Managing Rising Auto Insurance Costs

Auto insurance rates are escalating rapidly, with projections indicating significant double-digit growth this year and potentially in the future. Once rate hikes by insurers receive approval from your state’s Department of Insurance, these increasing insurance expenses are typically passed on…

SHM Afeela
12
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Sony-Honda’s Afeela EV: Electric Mobility’s Future?

The Afeela EV, developed through a collaboration between Sony and Honda, represents a significant development in the electric vehicle sector. Initially presented as a concept at the 2020 CES, the vehicle has undergone numerous modifications and improvements under the joint…

11
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Are Electric Vehicles Unpopular? 1.2 Million Sold in 2023 Indicates Otherwise.

Electric vehicles are unpopular. Consumers aren’t happy with them. The market cannot sustain the number of new models arriving. These comments and others have fueled talk in recent months that automakers have overplayed their hand in ditching the internal combustion…

VinFast Wild
11
Jan
2024
Posted in News

CES 2024: Introducing the VinFast Wild

At CES 2024, VinFast Auto, Vietnam’s emerging player in the electric vehicle market, unveiled the VF Wild, a concept electric pickup truck. Entering the fray dominated by names like Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, the VF Wild marks VinFast’s…

Hyundai Mobis MOBION
11
Jan
2024
Posted in Engineering & Technology

MOBION Does the Crabwalk Right

We’re not in attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2024) in Las Vegas. But that hasn’t stopped us from parsing through the many stories, reports, videos, and other material that’s been pointed our way. We don’t have a favorite story…

B-ON
10
Jan
2024
Posted in News

B-ON Pelkan eLCV: Electric Commercial Transport

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was the stage for B-ON’s latest innovation: the Pelkan electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV). As B-ON’s first foray into its next-generation lineup, the Pelkan comes in two robust variants of 54 and…

2024 Tesla Model 3 Highland
10
Jan
2024
Posted in New Models

Introducing the 2024 Tesla Model 3 “Highland”

Tesla’s Model 3, an iconic name in the electric vehicle market, has unveiled its latest iteration, the 2024 Model 3 Highland, in North America. This launch follows its debut in various global markets including Europe, the Middle East, and China…

Rolls-Royce
10
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Rolls-Royce Announces Record-Breaking 2023

In 2023, Rolls-Royce reached a historic high in its 119-year history by achieving its highest-ever vehicle sales. This significant accomplishment underscores the brand’s enduring success and attractiveness in the international luxury car market. Bespoke and Innovation Rolls-Royce’s 2023 success was…

Continental face authentication display
10
Jan
2024
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Continental Embeds Facial Recognition Behind Driver Display

At CES 2024 in Las Vegas, a groundbreaking innovation was showcased by Continental: the “Face Authentication Display”. This state-of-the-art biometric recognition system is a game-changer in vehicle technology, offering an unparalleled blend of interaction, security, and convenience. It stands as…

VINFAST
09
Jan
2024
Posted in News

VinFast Auto Announces Global Launch of VF 3 at CES 2024

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2024), VinFast Auto, a Vietnamese automotive company currently building a manufacturing plant in North Carolina, introduced the VF 3, their new electric vehicle. Designed as a mini-eSUV, the VF 3 is targeted towards urban…

CES
09
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Honda 0 Series Debuts at CES 2024

Honda has set the stage for a significant shift in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape with the announcement of its “Honda 0 Series.” This groundbreaking series, debuting in 2026, marks a pivotal moment in Honda’s history, as it steps into…

ElectricDrive 2
09
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Goodyear Announces New EV Tires at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2024), the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company took a significant leap in the evolving world of electric vehicle (EV) technology. They introduced the Goodyear ElectricDrive 2, an innovative all-season tire specifically designed for electric…

Kia PBV
09
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Kia Announces Platform Beyond Vehicle (PBV)

At the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kia Corporation announced its Platform Beyond Vehicle (PBV) future strategy. This approach represents a development in the field of electric vehicles (EVs) and mobility solutions, indicating Kia’s efforts to extend…

Volkswagen ChatGPT
08
Jan
2024
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Volkswagen Adds ChatGPT to In-Car Tech

Volkswagen, at the CES 2024 event, announced a significant update to its in-car technology. They are incorporating ChatGPT, an advanced artificial intelligence chatbot, into the IDA voice assistant of their vehicles, beginning in the second quarter of 2024. Introducing ChatGPT…

2024 Ford F-150 Lariat
08
Jan
2024
Posted in Special

Pickup Truck Sales Patterns for 2023 and by Segment

Updated January 20, 2024, to adjust the Chevrolet Silverado sales total. A global pandemic and an attendant chip shortage knocked the auto industry down in 2021 and 2022, but those challenges are largely in the rearview mirror. Add in a…

Volvo logo
05
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Volvo Cars’ Global Sales Achieve New Heights in 2023

Information in this article is based on a press release distributed by Volvo. In a significant development, Volvo Cars has set a new benchmark in its sales history, selling 708,716 vehicles worldwide in 2023. This represents a 15 percent increase…

NACTOY
04
Jan
2024
Posted in Articles

Unveiling the Best of 2024: NACTOY Award Winners Announced

After a comprehensive year-long evaluation and selection process, the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ (NACTOY) awards for 2024 have been announced. The event, taking place at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac and co-hosted by the…

Ford Logo
04
Jan
2024
Posted in News

Strong Fourth Quarter Propels Ford Sales

In 2023, Ford continued to expand its range of vehicles, affirming its leadership in the gas vehicle market with its top-selling trucks and vans, while also seeing a surge in electric and hybrid vehicle sales. The result was a sales…