Luxury

  • 2019 Jaguar XE

    Despite a market that continues to crave crossover SUVs, Jaguar's underperforming sedans are safe. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on January 11 that the XE and XF sedans will continue after Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth safeguarded their future. He said sedans will play an integral part in Jaguar's electrification strategy and are important to long-term strategies in Europe and China. Specifically, Speth said as Europe and China implement stricter emissions regulations, sedans are inherently easier to work with due to their superior aerodynamic properties. Taller SUVs are more...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW M3 and M4 will have manual transmission, AWD

    BMW M is working on a new generation of the M3, as well as the two-door M4, and British outlet CAR has managed to receive some clarification on the BMW go-fast division's back-and-forth stance on the manual transmission. The British outlet reported Thursday that there will absolutely be a manual...

  • 2020 Audi A1 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi A1 Allroad spy shots

    Audi last June unveiled the second generation of its A1 subcompact sold overseas. Now we have spy shots of what looks to be a new Allroad version. Audi applies its Allroad label to standard models featuring a raised ride height and underbody protection. Referred to as soft-roaders, the Allroad...

  • Volvo 40.2 concept
    Volvo V40 hatch will likely be replaced by a crossover

    Volvo's handsome V40 compact hatchback sold overseas won't get a repeat. That's according to the Swedish brand's European boss, Lex Kerssemakers, who has revealed that Volvo will replace the V40 with a high-riding model of some sort. “We need to do something more creative, which is why we...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Electric or bust: Cadillac's electric car push is brand's last shot

    For nearly two decades, General Motors' luxury division, Cadillac, has been under repair. The latest strategy shift to make Cadillac GM's electric car leader is its last chance at success, according to a senior GM executive. Mark Reuss, GM's newly minited president who also has oversight over the...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    “Elegant” Lincoln based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric crossover is coming

    Lincoln will get its own EV based on the underpinnings of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover Ford plans to launch in 2020. The information was confirmed by Ford's North America chief, Kumar Galhotra, speaking on Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Galhotra, who...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series

    The BMW 7-Series has always been a solid option in the full-size luxury sedan segment, especially for buyers who enjoy the occasional—or frequent—spirited drive. Yes, the 7-Series is a big sedan that can seriously hustle. However the latest generation, though technologically advanced with items such as lightweight Carbon Core construction and an innovative gesture control interface, has been lacking due to its pedestrian look. It's not a good situation when your flagship is easily mistaken for a lesser model. This has been reflected in the sales, with BMW moving just 8,271...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018
    2019 Mercedes A-Class priced: $33,495 now required for the Three-Pointed Star club

    The 2019 A-Class sedan is the first of Mercedes-Benz's new generation of compact cars bound for the United States, and when it reaches showrooms this spring it will carry a $33,495 starting price. The figure, which includes destination, is for an A220 with front-wheel drive. Opt for all-wheel drive...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6-V
    The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V will cost you $88,790, but it's already sold out

    The Cadillac CT6 bows out after the 2019 model year, but it isn't going quietly. Cadillac has developed a high-performance CT6-V powered by the brand-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 known as the Blackwing, which will be offered for 2019 only. Owners can expect at least 550 horsepower and...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Future Cadillac V-Series sedan to have blown V-8, sound like a monster

    Although Cadillac will cull all of its current sedans after 2019, General Motors' luxury division remains committed to passenger cars. And there's a new V-8-powered V-Series sedan on the horizon. The news first came to light during GM's investor conference on Friday, where executives showed...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition: Suicide doors are back

    Next year, 80 2019 Lincoln Continental owners will bring back memories of Lincoln’s 1960s glory days when they open their car’s doors. That’s because coach doors, more popularly known as suicide doors, will return with the limited edition 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

    In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric car during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric car is a sleek, sexy crossover SUV with a design clearly cribbed from the equally stunning Escala concept car shown in 2016, and while it doesn't have a name yet the development is being fast-tracked around a new modular EV platform General Motors only announced on Friday. Cadillac also showed us the interior of...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F unveiled in Detroit with track-ready flagship

    Lexus introduced an updated RC for 2019 but noticeably missing was the updated version of the RC F sledgehammer. It turns out the Japanese brand had much bigger plans for its high-performance coupe. Unveiled Monday in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show was a new RC Track...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    Luxury brands rack up record sales in 2018

    Last year was a banner year for numerous luxury automakers. We've compiled 2018 global sales for five of them, and each of them saw sales expand to new records. The feat is particularly notable as the overall new-car market begins to plateau, and consumer confidence, even in once-booming China...

  • Cadillac Super Cruise
    Entire Cadillac lineup to get Super Cruise by end of 2020

    In 2018, Cadillac launched the world's first hands-free driver-assist system, giving consumers a glimpse of a self-driving future. To date, the system has only been offered on the soon-to-be-dead CT6 full-size sedan. On Friday during its Capital Markets Day presentation, Cadillac announced Super...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Next Mercedes-Benz SL to take inspiration from 1950s 300SL Gullwing

    Mercedes-Benz has a next-generation SL-Class in the works, but the brand has been quiet on details surrounding the convertible sports car until now. According to a Wednesday report from the Australian website Car Advice, the seventh-generation SL will take a lot of inspiration from the iconic 300SL...

  • Cadillac Escala concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    Cadillac will become lead EV brand at GM, challenge Tesla

    Cadillac will become the leading electric car brand at General Motors in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at the German luxury brands. The announcement was made by GM on Friday during an investor call conference, where the automaker...

  • 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Bentley's Bentayga has managed to scale to the top of the brand's sales charts, and Bentley fully intends to keep the momentum going by launching a new Bentayga Speed range-topper. Our spy shots show a prototype testing at the Nürburgring and provide some clues as to the design of the high-performance SUV. The prototype sports a more aggressive front fascia with enlarged intakes and an extended front splitter. There are also chunky side skirts, a new rear diffuser, and an extended roof-mounted spoiler. It also appears that the ride height has been lowered, suggesting an aggressive tune...

  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Lexus SC redux: LC Convertible concept hints at new open-top flagship

    The Lexus SC is back, or at least it is in spiritual form with Friday's reveal of the LC Convertible concept. The handsome drop-top is due to debut on January 14 in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and according to Lexus' own words the car hints at the future direction of...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for almost a year but now we have spy shots of a prototype for one of the AMG-enhanced versions. The...

  • One-off Toyota Century GRMN owned by Toyota President Akio Toyoda
    Like a boss: Toyota president rolls up to motorsport meet in one-off Century GRMN

    The Toyota Century is a full-size luxury sedan that's spawned just three generations since the nameplate was launched 50 years ago. It's big, bold and deliciously retro, and it's the choice of ride of Toyota President Akio Toyoda. But a normal version didn't suffice for Toyota's sports car-loving...

  • Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased - Image via Autoweek.nl
    Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

    Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoweek.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small...

  • Teaser for 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition debuting at 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition teased ahead of 2019 Detroit auto show

    Don't think the Lexus RC F is as sharp a tool as rivals like the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe? Well, Lexus will soon silence the naysayers with a new track-focused version aptly named the RC F Track Edition. The car is set to debut next week in Detroit at the 2019 North American International...

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