Brandon Turkus

Brandon’s path towards the auto industry started when he was very young. As a toddler, the metro Detroit native delighted in sneaking into the garage and tweaking the wiper settings, turn signals, and HVAC levels to surprise his parents when they started the car. In 1988, he almost ran over a neighbor after he popped his dad’s Dodge Omni 024 into neutral and rolled it down the driveway. Before age five, he annoyed his parents by naming passing cars based on their headlights or engine note. In the years since, Brandon has grown into a certified geared with a disturbing adoration for weird and unreliable British and French cars. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon wrote for Autoblog and Motor1.

Articles

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2018 Genesis G80 Sport
2018 Genesis G80

The second year for the Genesis brand is also the first year of a sport model: the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport. That version of the G80 Sport gets a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 that's new to the G80, but the whole lineup gets a raft of powertrain tricks and an 8-speed automatic...Read More»

2018 Infiniti Q50
2018 Infiniti Q50

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is the automaker’s most popular vehicle and returns this year after a modest restyling and reshuffling of its trim levels. The major changes include new front and rear fascias, some light, stylish interior refinements, and a reshuffled trim lineup. These...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the make-or-break moment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Italian luxury brand. It’s the brand’s first crossover SUV, and as such the Stelvio plunges the company into uncharted territory. Alfa Romeo hopes it can blend old-world charm with the New...Read More»

2018 Ford Mustang first drive review
2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang is America’s muscle car. Available with four or eight cylinders, in coupe or convertible form, and boasting a track-ready Shelby model, this two-door, rear-drive icon saunters into 2018 with some mild style updates, new transmission and suspension features, a...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee preview

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee represents the first significant change to the popular compact crossover since its polarizing redesign in 2014. But alongside the more conservative looks, there's a new turbocharged engine and small interior refinements, all aimed at helping the Jeep climb...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
2019 Hyundai Veloster preview

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is the unexpected redesign of one of the odder hatchbacks on the market. Coming at a time when consumers are clamoring for more crossovers and SUVs, the lifestyle-focused Veloster continues on with its odd spare door, but gains more power, enhanced technology...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse walks a delicate line between being an affable, family-friendly crossover SUV and looking like something more rugged and capable. Clean styling inside and out, an enjoyable standard powertrain, a comfortable, spacious cabin, and most of the equipment we...Read More»

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