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Karl Brauer
Works at Kelley Blue Book
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in Ventura County
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My latest +Forbes story looks at 10 big global vehicle debuts at this week's New York International Auto Show. #NYIAS
This week the New York International Auto Show opens with a series of high-profile global vehicle debuts. As the competitive energy within the auto industry escalates every carmaker is being pushed to produce models with more compelling design, cutting-edge technology, superior performance and improved fuel efficiency. And while the New York auto show has always [...]
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My latest +Forbes article looks at how all-new 2015 +Ford Motor Company Edge is riding the rising SUV tidal wave
There's no stopping the SUV juggernaut. At Kelley Blue Book we've watched SUVs and crossovers of every size and price range garner increasing shopper interest over the past 2 years (well before the latest drop in fuel prices). The shift from cars to crossovers continues in 2015, putting extra pressure on automakers to [...]
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My latest +Forbes story looks at the 2015 +Bentley Motors Flying Spur V8. It's the ultra-luxury brand's "cheapest" model, yet feels anything but cheap.
Despite the increasing capabilities, and pricing, of mainstream luxury brands there remains a zone of ultra luxury inhabited by few automotive nameplates. Bentley is one of them, with an image steeped in fine craftsmanship, capable performance and smooth driving. The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur maintains Bentley’s image, even in “base” [...]
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A luxury car experience for under $35,000? Absolutely! Here are my top 6 choices, ranging from sedan to convertible.
http://bottomlinepersonal.com/luxury-car-35000-bet/
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This was fun... 2015 +Chevrolet #Corvette #Z06
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Great time shooting The Sunday Drive yesterday with Mark Perleberg. You can check out the cool cars and interviews (including famous car builder George Barris) here.
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My latest +Forbes story looks at the 2015 +Acura RDX and how it's holding up ahead of its 2016 refresh.
The U.S. automotive industry continues its upswing, rising roughly 5 percent last year. But Acura’s growth didn’t keep pace, clocking in at about 1.5 percent. Acura hopes to improve things going forward with a heavily revamped sedan line up. That’s a good area to focus on, because nearly two-thirds of [...]
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A quick look at my favorite world debuts from the Geneva Motor Show on +Forbes  #genevamotorshow2015  
We've entered a new automotive world. Subaru is selling more cars than Volkswagen (in the U.S.), Ford's next ultra-supercar will be powered by a V6, and the Geneva Motor Show matters. That last item is probably the hardest for me to grasp because, though the Geneva Motor Show has always offered [...]
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This was one of the most enjoyable driving experiences I've had, and I've had my fair share. +Aston Martin combines the thrill of rally driving with the low stress of driving on snow and ice. Great idea. #AstonMartinOnIce   
The fantasies inspired by Aston Martin's winged logo, sleek shapes and seductive exhaust notes are many. Ask 100 people what they would do if they could spend a few hours with one of these storied exotic sports cars and you'd likely get 100 different answers. I'm pretty sure none of them would [...]
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My latest +Forbes story looks at the 2016 +Acura  #ILX  and how it has been upgraded to a full-fledged entry-luxury sedan.
Approximately 3 years ago Acura introduced the ILX as part of the brand’s effort to focus and streamline its product offering. The ILX was supposed to attract younger buyers to Acura as a competitive entry-luxury car available at a relatively low price point. Fast-forward to today and it’s safe to say the [...]
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My latest +Forbes story looks at +Jeep's new 2015 #Renegade, a small SUV with large off-road capabilities. Plus a high-quality interior, plenty of personalization options and 30-plus MPG for $20,000-$30,000.
Jeep is on top of the world, and not just in the "we can climb any mountain" kind of way (though they're still good at that, too). No, Jeep is enjoying the benefits of being, arguably, the most perfectly positioned brand in the automotive universe right now. First, it's a company that [...]
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My latest +Forbes story looks at Top 10 reasons the new 2015 +Chevrolet  #Corvette  shatters the Supercar Category. Truly amazing car.
Even in the Golden Age of Automobiles we’re currently enjoying it’s rare for one car to get so many things so right. Yes, cars are better than ever, and not just in terms of performance or efficiency or safety or technology, but in terms of providing all of those things [...]
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Automotive Analyst and Journalist
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  • Kelley Blue Book
    Senior Director, Insights, 2013 - present
  • Total Car Score
    CEO, 2011 - 2013
  • Edmunds.com
    Managing Editor, Editor in Chief, 1998 - 2011
  • Petersen Publishing/Source Interlink
    Feature Editor, Super Street, 1994 - 1998
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Golden, Colorado - Beverly Hills - Malibu
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Pepperdine University
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John Bassett and Alex Tchick were great to work with and very professional. I appreciated their upfront approach and friendly nature. The dealership was throwing a party to introduce the new Macan the night I bought my car, and it was clear Porsche of Monterey has built up a loyal clientele. Thanks guys!
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