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2014 Cadillac ELR – How much…??

Photos by Sebastian Steenstra, text by Cor Steenstra. When GM brought out it's touted EV-1 replacement in the shape of the Chevrolet Volt, it clearly had difficulty conveying the message what it was, and why it was better than other offers like the Prius from Toyota. Sales were logically down from expectations, so ...

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2015 Kia Cadenza

  Text by Cor Steenstra, photos by Sebastian Steenstra A long time ago I was designer at Mercedes-Benz in Germany. During that time we were working on the W220 project, which, to us, had to set new standards in quality and design. Not only did we want to get away from that bulk and bland current S-Klasse, we ...

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2014 Mazda MX5 – Last time before the new model

Text by Cor Steenstra, Photos by Sebastian Steenstra I have always had a weak spot for the Mazda MX5/Miata, ever since I drove my first ones while working for Mazda in Germany. In fact, after totaling a red MX5 in the rain during a company trip to the Mille Miglia in Italy, I was so impressed with its strength, that I ...

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid EX

Text, photos and video by Cor Steenstra and Sebastian Steenstra Since our first experience with the current generation Kia Optima, we have been very enthusiastic about this car, reason enough for us to try out both the Hybrid and Turbo versions. When we started out Car Design TV, the second car we evaluated was in ...

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2014 Kia Forte Koup SX T-GDI

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I liked the first generation of the Kia Forte Koup, a segment that was new to Kia at the time. With this generation I thoroughly thrust back to the glory days of the Honda Civic CRX and even the original Golf GTI. This is the kind of car that you can drive very sportingly around, that I ...

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2014 Nissan Versa Note

  Text and photos by Cor Steenstra The Nissan Versa Note is a nice, compact and nimble run-0about vehicle. With my 6'4" I still found easy and comfortable space to operate the car in comfort and with confidence. With the available horsepower to weight ratio, combined with the suspension it made for a fun drive ...

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Audi A7 Quattro TDI

Text, animation and photos by Cor Steenstra Aesthetically athletic, emotion-packed design, sporty character and innovative technology: The Audi A7 Sportback marries the strengths of a coupe with those of a sedan and an Avant. http://youtu.be/Y8ByG-YDFJM?list=UUT-pENIaUVuwADfRjujdK9Q Body and interior Measuring ...