Jeep pickup truck version

Whether you are a casual observer of the Jeep’s off-roading line-ups or are an aficionado of the brand, you probably can’t escape the sense of adventure while looking over the Jeep Wrangler family of cars. And now, there’s one more thing to get excited about. The ever capable, go-anywhere brand just unveiled a concept Wrangler that just might hint at the exciting future for the lineup. Although just a concept, the Red Rock Responder is a Jeep pickup truck version of the four-door Wrangler which features custom parts, red and black accents, over-sized tires, and a pickup bed. Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley says, “I am a huge fan of Read More →

AAA Top Vehicle Picks

Chrysler caused quite a stir recently by dominating the AAA Top Vehicle Picks for 2015. Among the favorites were both the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Renegade, both beating out competitors in their respective segments. According to Chrysler, the 300 was named Top Pick in the full-size sedan segment, and the Jeep Renegade was named Top Pick in the “Cool Car Segment.” You heard right – the Renegade was chosen as the coolest new car on the market, especially thanks to its off-road capability and new styling. “It has personality, character, and most importantly, it is iconic Jeep in spades. Its appearance suggests a cartoonish ruggedness and its Trail Rated Read More →

Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition

After showing up at the Chicago Auto Show with the Colorado GearOn Edition, Chevrolet has now brought a new version of its favorite midsize pickup truck to Cleveland: the Trail Boss Edition. This new edition mostly serves the same purpose as the old one—to show the flexibility and versatility of the Colorado—except this time it uses the Z71 off-road truck suspension package, aggressive tires, and additional appearance enhancements instead of the GearOn accessories. In addition to the Z71 package and among numerous other features, the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition comes equipped with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels; a G80 automatic Read More →

spring car maintenance

We are a couple of short weeks away from the official start of spring. That means it’s time to get your car up to date on all of its maintenance, clean it up, and hit the road for this season’s first road trip. To make sure your car is ready to go, follow our spring car maintenance checklist. Check the battery. Car batteries take a beating in the winter. Though we don’t see the cold temperatures the northern states get, it’s still a good idea to have your battery checked. If it’s nearing the end of its life, have it replaced as soon as possible. Inspect the tires. Tires get Read More →

Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II

Jeeps have been a favorite around the entire world since their inception, and they just keep getting cooler. The new Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II will debut soon at the Geneva Auto Show, and we’re hoping it shows up on America’s doorstep soon after that! Nearly everything on the Black Edition, you guessed it, will be painted black. These features include the 18-inch wheels, door mirror caps, spare tire cover, and grille. The black overload continues onto the interior with black leather seats and polished black trim. Add in a navigation system and a body-colored hard top, and you’re set with a dream Jeep. Both two-door and four-door options will Read More →

Columbus Police Department

The Columbus Police Department out of Mississippi is trying something new. Chief Tony Carleton said the department has deployed 50 police-worn cameras in its patrol division. Officers wear the cameras on their breast pocket or lapel and activate them at any point there may be “enforcement action”. Once off duty, the officers place their cameras on a docking station that downloads the recording to a server provided by TASER for $9,000 a year. “It’s been a learning curve for our officers, as far as getting used to using them and learning how to download video,” Carleton said. “The biggest challenge has been making sure we have the proper policy in Read More →

20 New Fiat Chrysler Models

The year 2014 was wildly successful for the automotive industry, with many carmakers breaking their own sales records. Fiat Chrylser plans to continue these positive trends through the next two years, as the automaker hopes to add 20 more models to its catalog. According to a presentation given by the company at an investors’ seminar, the CEO of Chrysler Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, plans to increase sales by 60 percent in 2018, expanding the Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Jeep lineups. Few details have been revealed on the specifics of these 20 new models, but we have high hopes for the consistent and reliable auto company. To make all these new cars, Read More →

parallel parking record

You win some and you lose some. But when you get it right, there’s nothing quite like it. There’s just a certain pride that comes with parallel parking like a champ. January is Teen Driving Awareness Month, and parking will inevitably be part of any teen driver’s education. Any teen (or adult for that matter) that wants to know how to parallel park needs to study the work of Alistair Moffat. Mr. Moffat recently set the Guinness World Record for parallel parking. Using a Fiat 500C, he parallel parked between two other Fiats, leaving a margin of only 3 inches total between his car and the cars in front and Read More →

2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance

Here at Carl Hogan Automotive, we are very excited for the new track-ready Cadillac which boasts over 640 hp. You heard right. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance is so incredible it can hit 200 mph no problem. The V-Series brings a whole new meaning to the term “luxury sports car.” According to Cadillac, the new CTS-V stomps the competition in terms of performance, and is capable of doing 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Aside from the 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, the CTS-V will feature a track-designed chassis and suspension, Brembo brakes, and advanced safety features among other things. “V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand – the pinnacle of Read More →

2015 Dodge Challenger Safety Rating

It turns out, the 2015 Dodge Challenger isn’t all about top-notch speed—it’s also one of the safest vehicles available. The performance-oriented sedan recently earned the highest possible five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), proving that the Challenger is more than just a sexy engine. “The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President for Vehicle Safety and Regulatory at FCA-North America. “The 2015 Challenger checks all the boxes,” Kunselman added. “It affords premium safety and security in a stylish package that delivers a sporty driving Read More →