2021 Polestar 2 second drive review: The interface is the thing

Understated yet a real head-turner.

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If you’ve read Henry Catchpole’s impressions of the Polestar 2 EV, the first all-electric car from the Volvo spinoff, you know he’s a fan of the thing. After a day behind the wheel of the car here stateside, I have to concur. (And that’s despite my drive happening during a hurricane.) The 275-mile Polestar 2 looks good and is a treat to drive — as it certainly should be for a starting price around $60,000.

For my impressions, I wanted to take a little more time to delve into the experience of

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2021 Porsche 911 Targa first drive review: Sun king

Convertibles aren’t the only way to let the good light in. The Porsche 911 Targa and its half-removable roof has always stood as a unique outlier, sharing its standout quality with very few cars on the road. For the 2021 model year, the 911 Targa finally catches up to the rest of the 992-generation lineup, and it’s a good’un.

The most prominent part of the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa is the roof bar just behind the first row. This, and the large expanse of glass behind it, are capable of doing a surprisingly complex dance. It’s all great theater, too.

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New Rolls-Royce Ghost will have all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering

A new Rolls-Royce Ghost is on the way. And while the next-generation sedan will have a “post-opulence” theme in terms of minimalist design, the engineering and technology underneath the surely svelte skin should nevertheless be state-of-the-art stuff.

Rolls-Royce released a teaser video Monday detailing some of the new Ghost’s suspension and drivetrain technologies. Most notably, the video confirms the Ghost will ride on the same flexible Architecture of Luxury platform that underpins the Cullinan and Phantom. Like its SUV sibling, the Ghost will use all-wheel drive — something the previous sedan didn’t offer. In order to make

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2021 Chevy Tahoe first drive review: Come sail away

Body-on-frame SUVs are a dying breed, but GM’s truck-based family of utility vehicles are damn near everywhere on the roads. For good reason, too; their primitive underpinnings provide for some major capability, whether it’s hauling people or horse trailers or whatever. But ubiquity doesn’t mean perfection, and resting on one’s laurels for too long never turns out well. For 2021, the Chevrolet Tahoe and its Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade siblings pick up some major refinements that add some yachting flavor to these boats.

When the latest generation of GM’s pickup trucks came out, the response was… a smidge

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