Tag Archives: Luxury

Land Rover Road Rover? British brand moves to trademark name

Could Land Rover have a radical new model in the works? A new trademark filing has fueled speculation that the SUV-centric brand could bring a more road-biased model to market. Autocar reported on the trademark filing Wednesday, but little else is known about what Jaguar Land Rover may do with the name. Rumors first swirled over a Mercedes-Benz S-Class...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan makes US debut: the new entry point

Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class sedan has been out for a while, but the handsome compact has finally made its debut in the United States. Unveiled Wednesday in New York City, the streamlined sedan will reach showrooms late this year initially in A220 guise only. More models are planned though, including high-performance variants from Mercedes-AMG. A-Class...

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spy shots and video

We've already seen spy shots of the redesigned BMW X5 M. Now we have spy shots of what's destined to be the BMW's main rival, Mercedes-AMG's redesigned GLE63. Mercedes-Benz is currently working on a new generation of the mid-size GLE, and once again there will be a high-performance GLE63 developed by the folks at AMG. We should also see a tamer...

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New Audi Q3 bows in with sporty look, high-tech cabin

Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi is set to have one of the strongest offerings next year in the form of a redesigned Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled on Wednesday and is expected to reach U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2019, bringing with it a sharp new look, increased proportions, and loads of tech in the cabin. Underpinning the vehicle...

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2019 Lexus RC F GT spy shots

Lexus is preparing a more hardcore version of its RC F to target track enthusiasts. The car was previewed in 2016 by the RC F GT concept (shown below), and judging by our spy shots of a prototype the production model will stay close to the concept, at least visually. Common elements include the exposed carbon fiber-reinforced plastic hood, high-downforce...

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2021 Lexus LC F spy shots

Engineers from Lexus have been caught testing an early prototype for the long-awaited LC F. Rumors of the car circulated even before the LC made its debut, but things didn't really heat up until last year when a trademark filing for the LC F name was discovered. Now we have tangible evidence the high-performance LC is coming. The stacked exhaust tips at the...

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has lowest drag of any production car

A car's ability to slip through the air without creating too much drag is critical when it comes to fuel economy, and no car in production right now does it better than the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The compact sedan, unveiled to the world in April at the 2018 Beijing auto show, has a coefficient of drag (Cd) of just 0.22 and a front area of 2.19 square...

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Hennessey’s 1,000-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hits the track and dyno

Cadillac's brute in a suit, the CTS-V, has been a regular at Hennessey's gym and now it's bristling with with 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. The standard CTS-V is certainly no slouch with its 640 hp, but Hennessey's HPE1000 version is simply an insane-o beast of a sedan. Just listen to the sound the thing makes as it storms Hennessey's track...

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2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots

Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the new Audi Q8 comes the first sighting of a prototype for a high-performance RS Q8 from the Audi Sport division. Audi has previously been spotted testing an SQ8 but we know the latest tester is for an RS Q8 because of the enlarged intakes in the front fascia, massive cross-drilled brake rotors, and the two large...

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Tariffs mean Volvo will source XC60s for US from Sweden instead of China

Volvo has started sourcing XC60 SUVs for sale in the United States from Sweden instead of China to avoid new tariffs introduced this month by President Donald Trump's administration on certain Chinese-made goods. The information was confirmed by Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson in an interview with Reuters published Thursday. “We will of course...

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