Luxury

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is the hottest ticket in the automaker's lineup, with buyers in the United States snapping up close to 70,000 units last year. To keep things brimming, Mercedes unveiled an updated 2020 GLC earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, and on Tuesday we got our first look at the updated version of the crossover's GLC Coupe sibling. You'll easily spot the updated GLC Coupe by its more aggressive face. New headlights flank a more imposing grille and sit atop enlarged intakes in the front fascia. At the rear, the taillights keep the current model's shape but...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    First drive review: The 2019 BMW X7 has grit, grille, and grandeur

    Somewhere on the interstate between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, it finally clicks, like the incessant drops of rain on the glass. We’re not getting any decent weather on this first drive of the 2019 BMW X7. No useful turns, either. The descent into Low Country evaporates all hope...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
    Mercedes teases updated 2020 GLC Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated 2020 GLC at this month's Geneva International Motor Show, and the automaker on Sunday confirmed that the updated version of the crossover's GLC Coupe sibling is just around the corner. To build the excitement, Mercedes also released a teaser video hinting at the...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots and video

    The Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has been spotted testing on public roads in prototype form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai's upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms in late 2019...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Bugatti Royale to return as electric super sedan?

    Now that it is no longer chasing the production car speed crown, there are whispers Bugatti will add a more comfortable, more practical model to its lineup. It may even be a battery-powered model, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann suggested in a March 6 interview with Bloomberg. “There, I would...

  • Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator production at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky
    Ford ups Expedition, Navigator production a second time due to soaring demand

    Ford announced Tuesday that it will increase production of the Expedition and its pricey Lincoln Navigator twin by 20 percent this summer to meet soaring demand. The increase comes after Ford upped the production of the SUVs by 25 percent a year ago when the vehicles were last redesigned. The...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3. Its main targets were to be the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Lexus UX and Mercedes-Benz GLA. However, as we learned at this month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Q4 will now be a battery-electric model based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB modular platform for EVs. It will be called the Q4...

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley Continental GT adds V-8 engine, loses none of the charm

    Bentley Continental GT buyers can now have their opulent coupe with four fewer cylinders. On Monday, the British luxury automaker revealed the new Continental GT V8 and GT Convertible V8, which gives potential owners a (relatively) more fuel-efficient option compared to the burly 6.0-liter V-12...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6-V
    Cadillac CT6-V will die another day, brand bumps starting price

    The Cadillac CT6's future, in general, remains in question, but the hotter CT6-V isn't dead yet. The brand announced it will build another "installment" of the cars due to high demand. Cars Direct reported on Wednesday that the Cadillac CT6-V will live again, but the next batch of 4.2-liter...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-Maybach GLS rumored to debut this year, start at $200,000

    The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will likely debut this year before production begins at Mercedes-Benz's Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant. Naturally, it will come with a high-profile price tag, potentially making it the most expensive vehicle assembled in the United States. Automotive News (subscription...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Fisker EMotion delayed until solid-state batteries ready for prime time

    It was in 2017 that revived electric car startup Fisker announced plans for the EMotion, stating at the time that the svelte sedan would enter production in 2019 and feature next-generation batteries developed in-house. Fisker has since pushed back the launch of the EMotion until sometime after...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

  • Teaser for Fisker electric SUV

    It's been almost two years since reborn electric car startup Fisker showed us the EMotion, a svelte sedan promised with a 500-mile range. The EMotion is still on the road to production but Fisker is already keen to show us another model in the works. Fisker's next model will be a small SUV to challenge the recently revealed Tesla Model Y. It's still early days but Fisker is already touting a starting price of less than $40,000. Tesla's Model Y is priced to start at $41,200. Fisker on Monday released a teaser sketch of its SUV, whose name is yet to be announced, and confirmed a target release...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport
    2020 Cadillac CT5 revealed with Escala looks and turbo power

    Cadillac's focus has been on crossover SUVs for the last few yars, but on Monday it shifted back to sedans when it revealed the 2020 CT5 mid-size sports sedan. Set to make its formal debut next month at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the CT5 is first in Cadillac's upcoming sedan...

  • Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019
    Teasers suggest Porsche Taycan will look like Mission E concept

    Porsche plans to finally reveal its first electric car, the Taycan liftback sedan, this September, but it teased the car ahead of time with several new images. We can't say for certain these teasers reflect the production car 100 percent, but we sure hope they do. If they do, it's the first time...

  • Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    2020 Karma Revero teased ahead of 2019 Shanghai auto show debut

    Karma on Thursday released the first image of its updated Revero extended-range electric sedan ahead of the world debut at April's Auto Shanghai 2019. The teaser image doesn't reveal much apart from a new design for the headlights. Our own spy shots of prototypes suggest the updated Revero will...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Mercedes-AMG plans plug-in option for every model

    Every single Mercedes-AMG vehicle will receive a plug-in hybrid version in the near future, marking a major shift in the brand's strategy. The information was confirmed by Frank Overmeyer, Mercedes’ head of external affairs for emissions, in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. He...

  • 2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots

    Audi is out testing an electric version of the Q2 compact crossover sold overseas. To be badged a Q2 L e-tron, the electric crossover is based on the Q2's long-wheelbase body style sold exclusively in China and will be launched on the market there later in 2019. We know this is the electric version...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

    James Bond, Agent 007, has been behind the wheel of his fair share of luxurious and cool cars. For his next mission, things may be a lot greener. According to a report from The Sun on Tuesday, Bond is set to slide behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, the company's first battery-electric car. The brand first showed the Rapide E as a concept in 2015 and Aston Martin has since confirmed it for production. Only 155 cars will be made when the svelte electric sedan goes into production, presumably this year. The new Bond film's director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, is reportedly an...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi will launch 13 performance cars and SUVs in 2019

    Audi Sport fans have a lot to look forward to this year as the brand announced on Thursday at its annual General Meeting that it has 13 performance cars in the pipeline for 2019. "The brand is sharpening its sporty image with nine new S models as well as four especially powerful R and RS models,"...

  • Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans Bugatti special edition
    Bugatti's second model line might be electric, top speed not a priority

    Bugatti's second model line, a vehicle separate from the Chiron and its derivatives, may be a very different animal. The brand's CEO, Stephen Winkelmann, foresees Bugatti building an electric daily driver, he said in an interview published Wednesday on Bloomberg. The executive shared the car would...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6
    Cadillac turns to torque for new powertrain naming strategy

    As it prepares to add electric motors into its powertrain mix, Cadillac is introducing a new naming strategy that will help shoppers know where a particular powertrain sits in the model hierarchy—regardless of fuel type. The naming strategy will combine a vehicle name with a 3-digit number...

  • 2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase
    Bentley Mulsanne recalled for detaching seat buckles

    Sometimes, the finest of automobiles can't escape a pesky recall. In this case, it's the Bentley Mulsanne, which has been recalled over rear seat safety belt buckles that may detach. Apparently, the rear seat buckles may totally detach from the seat in the event of a crash, which is a mighty ironic...

  • 2019 Infiniti QX30
    Infiniti says goodbye to the QX30, Western Europe

    Western Europeans will have one fewer luxury brand to consider when shopping for a new car. Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, announced a global restructuring on Tuesday that will see the brand exit Western Europe in early 2020. The changes do not affect any operations in Eastern Europe, however...

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