The Week in Reverse

June 27, 2008
2009 Hyundai Genesis

2009 Hyundai Genesis

We drove the new Hyundai Genesis this week once more, and liked it so much we're adding some points to its review next week. In the meantime, Hyundai execs say the big four-door could get all-wheel drive soon--which makes us wonder if the Genesis will also spawn a big crossover vehicle along with the two-door Genesis Coupe due next spring.

We're down to the last 10 days or so of an America kept apart from the Nissan GT-R. The $70,000 GT-R arrives at dealers officially on July 7--only 13 years after I first drove one. Maybe this time, a Japanese carwash attendant won't rip off the rear spoiler and crouch in an embarrassing wail of tears.

The Chevrolet Traverse is on the way soon to showrooms nationwide. Is it too late to the crossover party? Not if you're a fan of GM's 3.6-liter V-6. Stay tuned for our full review.

And we finally finished our epic ode to the Lambo Gallardo LP560-4, too. Let's blame the vertigo caused by laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and leave it at that.

No driving yet, but we've seen the 2010 Lexus RX crossover. We also see dead people, and sometimes they're behind the wheel of an RX. Coincidence?

Suzuki's dumping the Detroit auto show. There's no truth to the rumor that execs swapped hot text messages with the Mayor before they broke it off, though.

Hypermilers are causing mayhem on the highways, according to AAA. They're drafting other vehicles, shutting off their engines at highway speeds, and doing other things that Dale Jr. gets paid to do on a weekly basis.

Finally this week, the magazine that brought fragrance inserts to the man cave says Seattle is the home of the greenest drivers on earth. Our best guess: incessant rain + lack of physical activity = haven for butt lichen.

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