Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots and video

The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. That's odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter, while the longitudinally-mounted inline-6 makes the front of the...

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Nissan launches Autech sub-brand in Japan focusing on craftsmanship, sportiness

Following Nissan's expansion of the Nismo sub-brand, the company announced its latest sub-division last Friday: Autech. The new sub-brand will combine sporting characteristics with an eye for "premium craftsmanship" and top-quality materials in the company's home market of Japan. We reached out to Nissan, and a company spokeswoman confirmed there are no...

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage almost sold out for first production year

The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is days old, but that hasn't stopped customers from snapping up nearly all of the car's allocated production. Over the past few days, Aston Martin shopped its luxurious sports car to private customers and 80 percent of them have purchased, Bloomberg reported last week. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer let the small detail slip in...

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2020 Audi RS 7 spy shots

A test mule for the Audi Sport version of the recently revealed second-generation A7 has been spotted. Yes, you're looking at the gestation of a new RS 7 sledgehammer. The current model is one of the most potent sedans on the market and this new one's set to lift the bar even higher. As we're only at the initial test mule stage, Audi Sport engineers...

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2019 Infiniti QX50 preview

Feast your eyes on the new QX50 from Infiniti. The small SUV makes its world debut at this week's 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale next year, as a 2019 model. The 2019 QX50's arrival is a watershed moment for Infiniti, as it also marks the introduction of several key technologies that will define the brand's vehicles for the next...

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2019 CLS heralds next evolution of Mercedes design

The 2019 CLS set to debut next week at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the introduction of the next step in the evolution of Mercedes-Benz's "sensual purity" design philosophy. It's a design philosophy where sculptural, three-dimensional surfaces take focus in creating character, as opposed to creases or overly complex...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

Spy photographers have spotted a test mule for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo. The new Porsche 911 is coming next year, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count there being multiple variations to cater to Porsche's discerning clientele. We're talking close to two dozen distinct models. Included among the range will...

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Major step up in quality, design for interiors of next-gen Mercedes compacts

The interiors of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation compact cars are taking a marked step up in the areas of design and quality. The German automaker on Wednesday gave an early look at the interior that will be appearing in cars like the next-generation CLA and GLA, as well as a new A-Class sedan. It will appear first in a next-generation A-Class...

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Lamborghini Urus hits the dirt with Terra mode

To build excitement ahead of the reveal of its new Urus on December 4, Lamborghini has been dropping a series of teaser videos highlighting the SUV's various driving modes. The Urus will feature the new Neve, Terra, and Sabbia modes, which translate from Italian to "Snow," "Earth," and "Sand," respectively. They...

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