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.

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid winter gas mileage review

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid winter gas mileage review

Nearly a year ago, we published a gas-mileage review on the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the South Korean brand's Toyota Prius challenger. We saw 49.5 miles per gallon over 565 miles of driving. Now, we've tested the Ioniq Hybrid in more extreme conditions, on the cold, wintry roads of Detroit, Michigan...

February 4, 2018
 
2018 BMW 5-Series Li

What diesel backlash? 2018 BMW 540d coming to U.S.: report

While the diesel backlash stemming from the VW emission scandal is real, BMW is forging ahead with the high-torque, high-efficiency engines regardless. For its latest... read more May 1, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel first drive

When the first Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was launched back in 2014, it made a lot of sense. Diesel was in vogue. German manufacturers were pushing diesel power in a huge way... read more April 6, 2017


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

VW diesel-fix woes, Germany's expanding EV network, and Chevy Bolt EV fast charging: Today's Car News

Today, we have Volkswagen TDI models that are "undrivable" following diesel fixes, the true impact of the clean energy industry on the U.S. economy, and news on German and... read more March 29, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan

Chevy Cruze Diesel: quieter, more fuel-efficient, B20-capable

Automakers today find themselves in something of an unenviable position. Strict corporate average fuel economy rules continue to ratchet up, while President Trump... read more February 21, 2017


 
2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in spring 2018 (updated)

Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter... read more January 15, 2017


 

 
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