Review: VW Atlas Cross Sport offers fun on the curves
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium V-6 R-Line vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Nightshade V6: A 50-grand trail competitionThis week: VW Atlas Cross SportPrice: $51,210. Red paint, $395. Everything else noted is standard with the trim level. (This is $20,000 more than a base Atlas Cross Sport, which must be a drastically different vehicle.)Marketer’s pitch: “The bold SUV.”Conventional wisdom: Car and Driver likes the “stylish appearance, spacious interior, abundant cargo space,” but not the “below-par ride quality, thirsty powertrains, shorter warranty than main rivals.”Reality: For fun i...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Auto review: 2020 Volkswagen Passat: the American car built by a German company
American automakers seem convinced that you no longer want a sedan. General Motors have killed most of theirs, Ford is about to, and a new sedan doesn’t seem to be on Fiat-Chrysler’s radar.It’s appalling that the Detroit Three would let their sedans slide into obsolescence. After all, there are millions of Americans who prefer a roomy, comfortable, affordable sedan. What about them? Why not try to offer something fresh and compelling? Instead, American automakers have ceded this category to foreign automakers, convinced there are no profits to be made selling sedans, after having put up a defe...
Tribune News Service
Protests prompt policing changes, but skeptics doubt they will be enough
WASHINGTON — The first day protesters gathered outside Colorado’s Capitol in May to call for policing changes, state Rep. Leslie Herod stood with them.“I could hear the anger and feel the frustration, and I felt it too,” she said. “As an elected official, I realized it was time to act.”Herod, who chairs the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus, began putting together legislation to require body cameras for officers, set up a database of fired officers and prohibit use of chemical irritants during protests. The House and Senate quickly passed it and Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed it.Only 21 ...
Nooses — dark symbols of hate — appear across US amid racial tensions
ATLANTA — Nooses hung from trees, a hate symbol linked to lynchings in the Jim Crow era and used today to intimidate Black people, have been anonymously placed in at least nine cities around the country in recent weeks, according to an unofficial tally by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Six separate incidents that were initially thought to be racist displays have turned out to be false alarms, Tuesday’s count of the incidents revealed. One of those false alarms now includes the Sunday incident at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where a knotted rope was found inside the garage of NASCAR’s ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution