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About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.

2019 Kia Sorento – Drive Review

Kia’s best-selling Sorento SUV has been freshened for the 2019 model year, touting a number of visual and feature enhancements, inside and out. Aside from new front and rear fascias, which help it achieve a more sophisticated appearance, the cabin … Continue reading

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2019 Genesis G70 – Drive Report

The 2019 Genesis G70 is the 2019 North American Car of the Year and has received numerous additional accolades and awards. The G70 is a compelling entry in the sport sedan segment and a worthy competitor to the established European … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda CX-5 – Drive Report

In its 2012 debut, CX-5 helped introduce the world to Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design ethos and SKYACTIV Technology. Since then, CX-5 has seen continuous improvements, including an all-new redesign in 2017. Now for 2019, it takes its next key … Continue reading

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2019 Kia Forte – First Drive

Originally posted on Chicago Car Guy:
Kia’s entry in the compact car market is the Forte which has been updated for 2019. It’s entirely new. Kia made it longer, wider and a bit taller. It’s got some design cues from the…

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2019 Kia Forte – First Drive

Kia’s entry in the compact car market is the Forte which has been updated for 2019. It’s entirely new. Kia made it longer, wider and a bit taller. It’s got some design cues from the Stinger and has a 5-passenger interior layout … Continue reading

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2019 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) – drive review

The 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) is MINI’s first hybrid. The drive train concept is the same as used in the BMW i8, except it’s reversed. It’s got a gasoline engine driving the front wheels and an … Continue reading

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2019 Infiniti QX80 – Drive Review

The QX80 was refreshed in 2018. It’s very similar to its cousin the Nissan Armada but of course with more premium features. Both are based on the Nissan Titan pickup and are body-on-frame architecture. The 2019 QX80 is offered in … Continue reading

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