Cadillac Escala concept
We drove the 2017 Genesis G90; the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 was spied; and Cadillac unveiled the Escala concept. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
Hyundai is in the process of building out its Genesis luxury brand, and the new 2017 G90 flagship is the first step. We slipped behind the wheel for a first drive and found it to be a perfectly fine luxury cruiser akin to the Lexus LS 460 rather than the German flagships.
It's the car many thought Porsche wouldn't bring back, and yet, it's coming as a 2018 model. The 2018 911 GT2 is undergoing what is probably the final round of testing and we have spy shots and video of it. The testing was being done on the Nürburgring.
Cadillac's in the process of revamping its lineup with a new naming structure and five new vehicles in the next five years. To preview its upcoming design direction, it unveiled the Escala concept this week in Monterey, California. Featuring a gorgeous design, loads of tech, and a new powertrain, this is a glimpse at Cadillac's future.
Mercedes-Benz is working on challenging Rolls-Royce and Bentley with its Maybach brand, and this week it unveiled a stunning electric coupe concept dubbed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. It's a design exercise which clearly indicates where Mercedes might be going with the Maybach brand in the near future.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is this weekend in Detroit and Dodge announced some retro-inspired trims for the Challenger and Charger lineup. For 2017 the Daytona name is back for the Charger and the T/A name is back for the Challenger. Both are available with a choice of V-8 power and a bevy of performance upgrades.