Day: May 22, 2022

2023 Nissan Z, Cadillac Lyriq headline this week’s new car news and reviews

The past and the future collide this week with our coverage of excellent sports coupes and the latest 2023 redesigned and electric models. The new normal is pretty exciting. Here’s what else moved us.  

2023 Nissan Z review

The rear-wheel-drive coupe with a standard 6-speed manual honors the past while adapting to the present with an eye-catching design, a stiffer structure, more power, and a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq preview

With a 312-mile range and $63,000 starting price, Cadillac’s first electric crossover SUV powers the American luxury brand forward. 

2023 Toyota Camry preview

The Nightshade Edition black cosmetic package returns on SE models and Toyota updated the standard safety tech on this year’s bestselling sedan. 

2022 Ford Escape review

We finally spend some time in the Escape plug-in hybrid, and find it’s living in the past. 

2022 BMW 2-Series review

The redesigned coupe catches

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The 2023 Range Rover Sport Is a Lot Like Its Big Brother

Photo credit: Land Rover

It’s been a big few years for Land Rover. In late 2019, the new Defender debuted, while last year, we got the fifth-generation flagship Range Rover. And on Tuesday, Land Rover unveiled the third-generation Range Rover Sport. Get ready to see these things crawling all over America’s major cities.

Photo credit: Land Rover

Photo credit: Land Rover

Just like the outgoing, second-generation Range Rover Sport, the new Sport shares the same platform and many goodies as the larger Range Rover. The new platform, called MLA Flex, uses more steel for added stiffness, and air springs come as standard as well as adaptive dampers. Standard on First Edition V-8 cars is the same 48-volt active anti-roll, and rear-wheel steering that come standard with the larger Range Rover. Powertrains are shared with the larger sibling, too—the base engine is a 3.0-liter straight-six with either 355 hp or 395 hp, while

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Little Bird’s Future Laid Out In New Night Stalkers Aviation Plan

Special Operations Command is hungry for speed enhancements that should come with the Army’s new Future Vertical Lift rotorcraft but that may mean literally leaving its scrappy workhorse multipurpose helicopter behind. The M/AH-6 Little Bird’s relative speed would matter less if SOCOM wasn’t certain the aircraft will remain a vital capability long after FVL aircraft come online in the 2030s.

The M/AH-6 has been continuously upgraded since its introduction in 1980 but is already the slowest of the three aircraft flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, better known as the Night Stalkers. They use the larger MH-60M Black Hawk and MH-47G Chinook aircraft on long-range assault missions, but need the smaller, more agile Little Bird for commando raids and close air support in tight urban spaces, dense jungle landing spots, and in other places a Black Hawk can’t fit. These types also work together in composite units tailored

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BlackBerry, Tesla and Autonomous Car Safety

At BlackBerry’s analyst summit this week, a great deal of time was spent on the company’s secure QNX operating system, its IVY platform for software management on cars, and other tools and utilities designed for the next generation of personal transportation.

This conversation can’t happen soon enough. A growing concern of mine is that automobile companies don’t yet seem to fully understand the risk they are taking with platforms that aren’t secure enough for products tied to human transportation and safety.

Having someone hack your phone or PC is bad, but having someone hack your car could be deadly. So when the industry is talking about putting apps in cars, safety and security should be a far higher priority for many of the automotive OEMs than it seems to be.

Granted, many of these companies are using, or planning to use, QNX for the operation of their cars, relegating Android

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