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  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show

    Hyundai has pulled off the surprise of the 2018 Detroit auto show, introducing the first North American member of its N performance line. The most-powerful Veloster ever, the N’s stats read like an enthusiast’s dream—a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching. It’s the only available transmission. The powertrains for the base Veloster and Veloster Turbo are largely carryover. On the N model, an electronically adjustable suspension, summer tires from either Michelin or...

  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Jeep Cherokee makeover reveals prettier face, turbocharged power

    The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a course correct for the iconic off-road brand, softening the polarizing style introduced in 2014 for something more in line with the brand’s other offerings. In refreshing the crossover, Jeep design boss Mark Allen told Motor Authority his team “didn’t...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class video preview

    Mercedes-Benz has redesigned an icon, but it might not look like it. The Gelandewagen carries on the boxy, brutalist styling it pioneered in the 1970s. But the rigid adherence to this iconic design hides some of the changes for 2019. Mercedes added more emotive headlights and a dark, militaristic...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Chevrolet Silverado video preview

    Chevy is full of surprises. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, the automaker rolled out the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado ahead of the 2018 Detroit auto show to compete with the other full-sizers with more fuel-saving features and creature comforts than ever before. But they didn’t...

  • 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Set sail for luxury? 2019 Lincoln Nautilus video preview

    What’s in a name? Well, for Lincoln, it’s a lot. We’re looking at the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus now, and also the luxury automaker’s future. And we mean it this time. In reality, the Nautilus is an updated MKX with a new nose. From some angles we see a lot of styling elements...

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
    Rock is ready to roll: 2018 Jeep Wrangler video preview

    The wait is finally over. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here, and even if it’s the worst-kept secret, it’s still everything we hoped for—and more. The looks haven’t changed. The interior feels like it can still be dipped in mud. And just look at it: just climb a friggin mountain...

  • 2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Crossover SUVs are the new wagons, according to popular wisdom, but at Volvo the heritage is clearly visible. The Swedish automaker’s wagon-like SUVs have been met with great success in the market, and together with the various actual wagons Volvo offers, they’ve accounted for more than half of the sales in recent years. None is more popular in Volvo's lineup than the XC60. The current model accounts for roughly 30 percent of all Volvo sales, and even though it’s almost a decade old the sales were actually increasing last year. Nevertheless, Volvo has a redesigned model...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class preview

    The current S-Class has been a huge hit for Mercedes-Benz. Over 300,000 examples have been sold since the car went on sale in 2013, and that’s the figure for sedans only. The car, a W222 to all the fans, has now reached the midway point in its life cycle, and in Mercedes tradition it’s...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, 2017 New York auto show
    2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 video preview

    The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 is evolution, baby. The performance SUV with a fire-breathing turbo V-8 just made its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show and we’re sure this thing is the duck-billed platypus of our dreams. We’ve seen the GLC-Class evolve from a compact SUV to a...

  • 2018 Lincoln Navigator, 2017 New York auto show
    2018 Lincoln Navigator video preview

    Bling is back with the 2018 Lincoln Navigator. But this go-around—the fourth generation—takes luxury to a much higher level. This latest Navigator adds lots of luxury while shedding 200 pounds. Under its hood sits a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 rated at an estimated 450 horsepower. It...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk video preview

    We knew it was coming, you knew it was coming. Now it's here. The Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived, and it's exactly what you expect. Let's start with what's important, power. Under the hood the Trackhawk has a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. It pumps out the same power as the Dodge...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2017 New York auto show
    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon video preview

    Words may fall short here. This is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and it's the most ridiculous thing you're going to be able to buy, in the best possible way. ALSO SEE: Dodge can't stop dealers from pricing Demons above MSRP, but is taking some measures I'm just going to run through some...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe, 2017 New York auto show

    It's hard to believe that the Honda Civic Si has been with us now for more than 30 years. In the three decades it's been on sale, the sporty Civic has stood for affordable performance. Now, the automaker turns the page for the Civic Si for this year in a big way. Whether it retains the same enthusiastic attitude for entry-performance buyers is yet to be seen. First, there are two big changes for the Si under the hood this year. It's the first time an Si has been turbocharged and the first time since the early 1990s that an Si hasn't had a VTEC engine. Those two aren't mutually exclusive, but...

  • 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec, 2017 New York auto show
    2018 Acura TLX preview

    The Acura TLX is a safe choice for buyers looking for a mid-size sedan with a bit of luxury thrown in, though it doesn’t manage to conjure much excitement. Acura is hoping to fix that with a substantial update for the 2018 model year. Revealed on Wednesday at the 2017 New York auto show, the...

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek preview

    Need a small, lifted wagon but loathe the idea of stepping into the world of crossovers? The Subaru Crosstrek (nee XV) is the answer. A five-door Impreza body in platform shoes, the original Crosstrek proved its popularity with 95,000 of the Subaru brand's 615,000 sales last year. To maintain that...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Type R video preview

    It's the moment so many American Honda performance enthusiasts... no, scratch that, performance enthusiasts have been waiting for: the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is here, and it's coming soon to showrooms in the United States. Yes, you heard me correctly, it's coming to the U.S. to challenge the Ford...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Mercedes-AMG GT concept video preview

    The Mercedes-AMG skunk works builds some of the hottest cars in production. AMG's GT sports car, for example, is the fastest rear-wheel-drive car around the Nürburgring, requiring just 7:10.92 to achieve the feat in GT R trim. Soon, AMG will launch a hypercar powered by a Formula One power...

  • 2018 McLaren 720S, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2018 McLaren 720S video preview

    No one has the science of super cars down like McLaren. The English supercar maker is at it again, this time delivering the evolution of its ground-breaking 650S with this, the all new McLaren 720S. We’re going to gorge on the numbers, because this car is all about breathtaking and...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2017 Chicago auto show

    Jeep has the shockingly powerful Grand Cherokee SRT, but its three-row cousin hasn't had the SRT treatment. Until now. It's time for the most powerful, fastest, and most ridiculous Dodge Durango yet, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. Let's start with the important bits, what makes it go: Under the hood sits a 392-cubic-inch, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that pushes out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. That power goes to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. ALSO SEE: Dodge Demon will boast largest functional hood scoop on a production car Performance? It's stout with a 0-60 mph...

  • 2018 Lexus LS, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Lexus LS video preview

    Mercedes-Benz went running home to Germany with night terrors 28 years ago after Lexus introduced the new LS at the Detroit auto show. Then the Japanese automaker let its flagship whither on the vine since 2006. Now, it’s getting serious again with a new LS on a that moves the...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Kia Stinger video preview

    Look, Kia has a history of delivering on concept car promises, a lot. But today the company makes a leap forward from that car company that offers nice, mainstream cars like the Soul and Optima to being serious with enthusiasts with a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan. I present to you, the 2018 Kia...

  • 2017 Cadillac CT6
    2017 Cadillac CT6 preview

    When the CT6 went on sale in early 2016, it marked several firsts for Cadillac. The full-size luxury sedan was the first to use the new "CT" (Cadillac Touring) prefix for Cadillac’s car lineup. It was also the first to feature the brand’s new grille treatment, Omega rear-wheel-drive...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet video preview

    What's the fun in owning an ultra-rare car if the world can't see you driving it? The new Mercedes-Maybach S650 might just be your answer. The droptop version of Mercedes S-Class trimmed in Maybach opulence just made its debut at the LA auto show. MORE: Read all our 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery, Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Land Rover Discovery video preview

    Land Rover retired the Discovery nameplate in the United States a decade ago. But it's not that easy to keep a good name down, and last year the British SUV brand revived it with the Discovery Sport. Now, for 2017, the Discovery itself is back, as a replacement for the Land Rover LR4. The Discovery...

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