Test Drive: 2018 Maserati Levante

We put the luxury SUV to the test in the desert of the UAE

Until a couple of years ago, crossing the Sharjah desert in a Maserati would have been impossible. But in the Italian sportscar maker’s new sport utility vehicle, it’s both possible and pleasing. Maserati’s first-ever SUV, the Levante, went on sale in 2016 and quickly rose to the top of the brand’s stable, outperforming the Quattroporte and Ghibli in annual sales. Yet Maserati continues to tweak …

Test Drive: 2018 Range Rover Velar

Behind the wheel of the new SUV, on- and off-road in Norway

“Design is a balance of things,” says Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern, and that six-word maxim is personified in the brand’s newest vehicle, the 2018 Range Rover Velar. It inherits its name from the first Range Rover prototype, whose designers felt the Latin word (less the “e” at the end) meaning to veil or cover up was fitting for an …

Test Drive: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

Cruising in the revamped SUV through British Columbia

The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV in America for 25 years, and in order to keep that title, the brand has given the model a refresh. For 2016, the cars come with new sheetmetal from the A-pillar forward, a remodeled back-end, updated interior, a new engine, new standard and optional features, plus upgraded safety. The Ford Motor Company has also just released an …