Stefan Ogbac

Stefan has been writing about the auto industry since 2014. Even though he owes the Dodge Viper for turning him into an avid car enthusiast, he’s found his niche on Japanese and Korean autos. Based in Los Angeles, you’ll find Stefan in the kitchen whipping up delicious food when not tinkering with cars or cruising on Angeles Crest.
Stefan Ogbac
2022 Audi e-tron GT buyers get 3 years of free fast charging from Electrify America

The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is the latest vehicle to get free DC charging at Electrify America charging stations for three years. Owners will need to enroll via the myAudi app upon purchase. Audi will also offer customized home charging solutions to e-tron GT owners via a concierge service through its partner Qmerit. By the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/15/2021
2022 Kia EV6 First Edition sold out the day the preorder banks opened

Well, this was bound to happen. If you were looking to wait out the crowd for the 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition, you won’t get a chance to buy one anymore. Kia sold out all 1,500 units of the First Edition model on the same day it made preorders available. Those that put their name […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/15/2021
2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Does size really matter?

Unibody pickups were once seen as crossovers with beds masquerading as trucks but it appears the trend has caught on. With the arrival of the 2022 Ford Maverick, there are now three trucks that use a unibody construction. The original, however, was the Honda Ridgeline and it has stuck with that formula. With that said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck: How we’d spec it

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a bit of a trendsetter. It’s the only truck expected to get 37 mpg combined thanks to its standard hybrid powertrain and the second model to enter the recently revived compact pickup segment alongside the Hyundai Santa Cruz. This vehicle is aimed straight at people who need the capabilities of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
The Android Automotive UI is a game changer

Multimedia systems are one of the most used parts of a car and manufacturers must get it right. Automakers have approached this differently to varying results. The best ones to date are Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, Stellantis, and Mercedes-Benz. All of these companies have interfaces that are user-friendly because they’re either super straightforward or […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
How the multi-stage hybrid works on Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota and Lexus lead the auto industry when it comes to hybrid powertrains. From the Toyota Prius to the Lexus RX, you get a smooth-operating system that sips fuel, allowing you to travel farther than ever. In addition to FWD-based hybrids that use a planetary gear set, Toyota and Lexus also have a rear-drive-based system […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Who leads the compact pickup truck fight?

The compact truck segment has officially been revived and two automakers have jumped at the opportunity to lure consumers wanting a city-friendly pickup. With the 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, there are now two options for those wanting the utility of a bed but aren’t willing to move up to a mid-size […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
2021 Toyota Sienna review: Hybrid exclusive family hauler

The Toyota Sienna is a mainstay among families looking for dependability, roominess, and versatility. With the latest generation, Toyota wants you to see this as more than just a box on wheels. The 2021 Sienna aims to be your stylish yet practical people mover that can handle foul weather while still excellent fuel economy with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
2022 Lexus NX debuts with updated powertrains and new plug-in hybrid model

The 2022 Lexus NX has officially been unveiled and sees the brand double down on electrified powertrains. Yeah, you read that right, there are now two hybrid variants for the Lexus NX with the addition of a plug-in hybrid model. Both also get AWD as standard equipment, which should make it more attractive to consumers […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/11/2021
Toyota and Lexus unveil new infotainment system with a virtual assistant

Toyota has unveiled a new multimedia system destined to go into next-generation models for both brands under its umbrella. Developed in North America by 400 dedicated team members as part of its Connected Technologies group, the new user interface aims to bring together a superior connected experience, the latest in-vehicle technology, value, and the ability […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/11/2021