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  • 2018 Isdera Commendatore GT

    You've probably never heard of Isdera. The company is a niche sports car manufacturer from Germany, and since its founding in the early 1980s has churned out less than a hundred cars, all of them mostly crafted by hand. One of the most famous is the original Commendatore 112i launched in the early '90s. The sleek supercar featured a mid-mounted Mercedes-Benz V-12 and could drive all the way up to a top speed of 213 mph. Isdera turned up to the 2018 Beijing auto show with a modern Commendatore, and this one is powered by an electric powertrain. Called the Commendatore GT, the electric car was...

  • Honda Everus EV concept
    Honda launches Everus brand in China with EV concept

    Honda and its Chinese partner GAC have launched the new brand Everus in China—and the first model will be an electric car previewed by the Everus EV concept unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. Honda says the production version of the Everus EV concept will be in Chinese...

  • Aiways RG Nathalie
    Gumpert returns with new Chinese partner, RG Nathalie fuel cell sports car

    German engineer Roland Gumpert is back with a new sports car, and this time it's got a revolutionary electric powertrain. Gumpert is the person behind the legendary Gumpert Apollo line of supercars. After his Gumpert brand ran into financial difficulties earlier this decade, the company was taken...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept
    Sedan meets SUV with Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

    Mercedes-Maybach on Wednesday revealed its concept for the 2018 Beijing auto show, and as we learned via a leak last week the concept blends elements of a sedan with an SUV. You're probably thinking the premise was a donk for the ultra-rich, but Maybach says its concept, whose full title is Vision...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan debuts in Beijing

    Mercedes-Benz revealed the new A-Class sedan on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The version shown, known as the A-Class L, has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. An A-Class sedan for the rest of the world will be revealed shortly. It's expected to reach showrooms in the...

  • 2018 BAIC BJ80 6x6 - Image via Autohome
    China's BAIC copies the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6

    No, this isn't the monster G-Class cooked up by the mad boffins in the Mercedes-AMG engineering department. Instead, this is the copycat result cooked up by Chinese automaker BAIC. BAIC has been selling a clone of the regular Mercedes-Benz G-Class for a number of years, under the name BJ80. But on...

  • Polestar 1

    The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under construction in the city of Chengdu. (It's where Polestar parent Volvo also has its own Chinese plants.) Instead of buying the car outright, interested parties will have the option to acquire a Polestar 1 via subscription, though pricing details for this option will be announced at a later date...

  • BMW Concept iX3
    BMW shows off electric X3 concept with 250-mile range

    BMW will launch an electric version of its X3 in 2020 and we got our first taste on Wednesday in the form of a concept at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The Concept iX3 on show in the Chinese capital hints at some of the subtle styling cues BMW plans for electric versions of its core models, of which...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    This Week's Top Photos: the 2018 New York auto show edition

    Cadillac's brand renaissance continued this week at the 2018 New York International Auto Show with the unveiling of the XT4 compact crossover SUV. The segment is booming right now and the XT4, with its combination of handsome styling, generous size, and sharp pricing, should prove a hit. Hyundai's...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show
    From concept to (virtual) reality: How the Genesis Essentia concept coupe came to be

    Two months after the 2017 New York auto show, lead Genesis designer Luc Donckerwolke and his assembled team set to work. Their goal wasn’t to rest long after the success of the New York concept car that precipitated the Genesis G70, it was to pronounce to the rest of the world that Genesis...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 video preview

    Those in the market for a sporty luxury compacts will find fresh entries from Mercedes-AMG. For 2019 both the C43 and C63 have been updated with updated powertrains, new tech, and design tweaks. Let’s get right to the meat of the matter with these German bruisers: the powertrains. The tamer...

  • 2019 Cadillac XT4, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Cadillac XT4 video preview

    Better late than never. Cadillac is finally diving into the compact premium crossover game with the 2019 XT4, an XT5 that’s been given the Honey I Shrunk The Kids treatment. Blessed with clean, stylish lines, the XT4 is a sharp looking crossover that should stand out from the pack. The wide...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show

    Acura has never risen to the lofty heights of its European rivals. Judging by the looks of the 2019 RDX, Acura might soon be considered with the best. The 2019 RDX marks some important changes versus the last model and for the Acura brand. Like its German rivals, power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo-4. It replaces the 3.5-liter V-6 and spins out 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This dual-overhead-cam engine is a variant of the world beater found in the Civic Type R, and Acura says low-rpm torque improves by 40 percent. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission with...

  • 2019 Kia K900, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Kia K900 video first look: 2018 New York auto show

    Kia plunged into old-school luxury a few years ago with the big K900. Then it had a better idea: it sidetracked into BMW territory and came out with the terrific Stinger. Now it’s applied those lessons learned, as it revamps its most expensive model, the 2019 Kia K900. The new K900 strips...

  • 2019 Genesis G70, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Genesis G70 video preview

    Genesis isn’t just challenging rivals on their own turf—they’re challenging them at their own game. The Genesis G70 is a luxury sport compact sedan, the kind you’d expect from another brand. It’s rear-wheel drive, big power, manual transmission—but is it too...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
    Jaguar I-Pace designer Burgess says I-Pace would've never followed tradition

    The days of all long-hood, shapely Jaguar sedans and coupes may be numbered. The automaker’s 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car made its U.S. debut this week at the 2018 New York auto show and its designer Wayne Burgess said that drawing the I-Pace required him to skip what made his Aston Martin...

  • Lincoln Aviator SUV, 2018 New York auto show
    Lincoln Aviator video preview

    Lincoln has been Ford's wayward son for decades. But suddenly the brand that didn't seem to have a direction has one. The future at Lincoln involves more SUVs and more electrification, and both are embodied in the reborn Lincoln Aviator. We last saw the Aviator in 2006, when it was a gussied up...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concept, 2018 New York auto show
    VW teases potential US pickup truck with Atlas Tanoak concept

    Might a unibody pickup truck from Volkswagen be on the cards? Quite possibly. The German automaker on Wednesday unveiled the Atlas Tanoak concept at the 2018 New York auto show. It's a mid-size pickup based on the Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB modular platform, and while there are no plans for a...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show

    Concept cars this year are either fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept you see here is fast, and it’s green. Coming soon? We’re not so sure. Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll see this coupe on the streets within the next few years—if ever. READ MORE: Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test That doesn’t stop us from drooling. There’s real sports car stuff here. A visible pushrod suspension, F1-style nose cone, slippery shape, and a long hood. 0-60 mph happens in...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Mazda CX-3 brings a more refined interior

    Mazda's CX-3 is a solid option for buyers in the compact crossover SUV segment, and that's before you take into account the good looks. The CX-3 gets a round of updates for the 2019 model year, which were unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, and thankfully Mazda has kept the parts...

  • 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura MDX A-Spec debuts at 2018 New York auto show

    More aggressive styling appears to be the order of the day. Many automakers are applying an extra dose of pumped-up sporting pretenses. The latest machine to get this treatment? The new 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, which was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show and is due in showrooms in...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio equipped with Nero Edizione package
    Alfa Romeo's Nero Edizione package for Giulia and Stelvio debuts in New York

    There's an easy way to anger up almost any vehicle. You add black. It's simple, but it works. Alfa Romeo understands this, which is why the Italian automaker has turned to a dash of the dark stuff for two of its models. Though Alfa Romeo isn't calling it "black", the dark shade is being welcomed...

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson
    2019 Hyundai Tucson: sharper, safer, and now without a turbo

    The Hyundai Tucson doesn't part ways with the current compact crossover SUV formula for the 2019 model year, but it gets a little sharper and adds a dash of active safety to sweeten the deal. Hyundai debuted the updated Tucson on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, where the brand's latest...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test

    Pick two for your concept car this year: Fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show opted for fast and green, a future look at a distant electric two-door coupe from the nascent luxury automaker. The Essentia’s look takes...

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