Tag Archives: Sedan

Buick LaCrosse offered with standard mild-hybrid powertrain

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse made waves with its attractive design and impressive build quality at its unveiling at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. For 2018, the large sedan gets a new standard powertrain which happens to be a mild-hybrid system, referred to as eAssist by General Motors. Like the...

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2019 Audi A8 to feature 48-volt mild-hybrid system

As power demand rises in modern cars from all the ancillary features they are being fitted with, automakers are responding by installing more powerful 48-volt electrical systems to complement the existing 12-volt systems we're all used to. The higher voltage of the system also means smaller...

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Mystery Subaru STI offering will be a WRX STI Type RA

Subaru is set to unveil a new model on June 8. Initially thought to be an STI-enhanced BRZ, Subaru has confirmed to Motor1 that the vehicle will instead be a special version of the WRX STI. It will wear Subaru's Type RA designation, which originally stood for "Record Attempt," and feature...

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Rolls-Royce to unveil new Phantom in July

A new Rolls-Royce Phantom, the eighth iteration of the famous nameplate, will be unveiled shortly. The debut will take place on July 27 during the "Great Eight Phantoms" exhibition in London where Rolls-Royce will showcase seven previous generations of the Phantom dating back close to a...

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Polestar claims it set a ‘Ring record in 2016, but did it?

Volvo in-house tuner Polestar last week released a video claiming it set a lap record for "road-legal, four-door cars" at the Nürburgring in May 2016 using a stock S60 Polestar sedan. The time of 7:51.110 was set immediately after the German round of the 2016 World Touring Car...

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Jaguar confirms 600-horsepower XE SV Project 8 super sedan

It wasn't that long ago that the 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S seemed like an insurmountable output for a small sport sedan. However, Jaguar is about to blow all competition out of the water with its XE SV Project 8. Set to debut next month at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed...

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Genesis G80 Sport first drive review: it’s not all in the name

The letters and numbers on a car's trunk usually are its calling card, a shorthand mission statement. As writers, we'd suggest an edit on the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport decklid. Sport is a silly name here, and not because alphanumerics are arbitrary and terrible. This vehicle isn't sporty. It is quick...

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Holden builds final Chevrolet SS

General Motors' Australian division, Holden, confirmed on Thursday that it has built its final Chevrolet SS. Currently on its way to the United States, the final example was finished in black and equipped with a manual transmission. The buyer, likely someone at GM or a dealer, requested that...

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Tesla Model 3 leaked data suggests 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds

More details on the Tesla Model 3 have emerged ahead of the car's July debut. Slides comparing the Model 3 with the Model S recently surfaced on a Tesla enthusiast site and are said to have been supplied by a company insider. The slides are allegedly part of a Tesla campaign to train...

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2019 Buick Regal GS Sportback spy shots

Buick has introduced a larger, more sophisticated Regal for 2018. The car comes in liftback (Regal Sportback) and wagon (Regal TourX) body styles in the United States, but skips the more traditional notchback sedan shape offered in China. Also missing is a sporty GS variant, though one is coming...

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