Auto News for March 13 – All Stars Named

 

  Automobile magazine is out with its 2017 All-Stars and here they are:

Acura NSX

BMW M2

Chevrolet Bolt                                                   

Honda Civic Hatchback Sport

Porsche 718 Cayman S

Volvo S90

Here is some backup material

 “The M2 is one hell of a grin-inducing package. Paired with great steering and a hair-raising soundtrack from the turbocharged straight-six, even around-town driving is something to look forward to. The M2 comes alive on the track, bending to the driver’s will in a way no recent M car has,” said Automobile.

 The Bolt continues to rack up awards. Automobile said it had enough range (EPA 238 miles) to make running out of juice anxiety a thing of the past.

 “Every automaker looking to build a small, lightweight, mid-engine sports car, feel free to stop now. The 718 wins. The 718 Cayman S provides a wonderfully rewarding driving experience, affording a connection to the car and road seldom found in a contemporary vehicle, regardless of price,” the editors said.

 

 “Honda stretched the wheelbase of the Civics’ new platform to 106.3 inches and created not just a more spacious package with 97.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, but also a more poised platform for serious driving. And it delivers a new kind of Honda performance with a 180-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.”
 

 “The S90 shakes up the luxury segment not with all-conquering power or sports-car handling, but with ride quality rarely seen in the luxury segment in recent decades. Comfort, grace, and control are the best descriptors for the S90’s driving characteristics.”

And what publication could crank out a “Best of” list without the NSX?

 “The Acura NSX earned its All-Star status the old-fash­ioned way: by consistently putting a grin on drivers’ faces. With its glued-to-tarmac handling and effortless acceleration, the NSX seemingly defies physics as it sorts corners and delivers in the most demanding setting: the racetrack.”

 The Acura and the BMW are pictured.

 Elsewhere:

 New research from Alamo Rent a Car shows workers are feeling more guilt than ever before about planning and taking their vacations. Overall, around half (49 percent) of all American workers report feeling vacation shamed – being made to feel shame or guilt by co-workers for taking a vacation – compared with only 47 percent in the 2016 survey. And, vacation shaming is particularly on the rise among millennials. Significantly more employed millennials in 2017 reported feeling guilty for planning and taking a vacation (68 percent vs. 59 percent in the 2016 study) – a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Also for the first time, Alamo’s annual research indicates that fewer than half of all workers – only 47 percent – are using all of their paid vacation days. Nearly half (48 percent) feel the need to justify to their employer why they’re using the time off to which they’re entitled.

 

 

 

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