2017 Kia Niro: A New Hybrid Hero

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

I’m sure by now most of you have seen the Melissa McCarthy ad spot with Kia’s new hybrid crossover dubbed “Hero’s Journey” where the comedic actress attempts to the save the eco-friendly attributes of the planet while using the vehicle’s key features. Whether you find it amusing or not the underlying theme is that Kia has introduced another green machine to the marketplace for individuals looking to reduce their carbon footprint. With an introductory price of $22,890, fuel economy of 52 city MPG, and a 595-mile range the Niro FE may just be my new hybrid hero! [Read more…]

BMW i8: A Star is Born

BMW_i8_Automotive_Rhythms_Doors-UpWords by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Imagination moves us, but reality accelerates us…

It is fact, not conjecture that the latest invention from the BMW i brand is the most polarizing vehicle moving around town right now. Take your pick: Bugatti? BTDT. Tesla? Old news. Lamborghini? Typical. In fact, no one wanted to believe the inconvenient truth that the i8’s fanciful design made it to production almost entirely unscathed from its concept debut in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible “Ghost Protocol.” How could they have the temerity to produce a sports car so sumptuous that the most nefarious adversary of Bavarian Motor Works could be seen wagging his/her tail? This in fact happened! No, it’s not available for purchase just yet, but test models have been seen in droves on the Hollywood streets of Los Angeles and each and every model caused quite a stir including the Silver/Black/Blue machine Automotive Rhythms was loaned for a day in L.A. [Read more…]