Tag Archives: Sedans

2019 Acura ILX debuts with brand’s new design language, safety tech

Acura's ILX enters the 2019 model year with a fresh set of clothes, representing the second time the compact luxury sport sedan has been updated since its 2013 debut. The latest tweaks inject the ILX with some much-needed aggression and adds the corporate “diamond pentagon” grille that we first saw on the Acura Precision concept unveiled in 2016...

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2020 Genesis G80 spy shots

Genesis is readying a major update for its G80 mid-size sedan, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The proportions are similar to those of the current G80, which is really just a rebadge of the second-generation Hyundai Genesis introduced for 2015, but the biggest tell that this is an update rather than full redesign is the common...

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This off-road S-Class is what Mad Max would drive if he won the lottery

Mercedes-Benz built the W140-generation S-Class from 1991 through 1998. During that time, we'd estimate that approximately zero of the engineers involved in the project ever envisioned a jacked-up, off-road version sitting atop a former military truck chassis. Someone out there figured that this would be a smart play, however, and they were right. This is...

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2020 Jaguar XE spy shots

Jaguar's XE is about to receive some updates as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes in California's Death Valley. The updates are expected to be introduced on a 2020 XE due in showrooms in the second half of next year. While the XE only reached the United States in 2016, as a 2017 model, the small sport sedan has been on sale...

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Audi A4 Ultrasport returns, limited to 40 cars

It appears Audi of America has come up with a proper way to send off the last Audi A4 sedans equipped with a manual transmission—and the results should tickle A4 enthusiasts. Although we're saddened to learn the 2019 A4 and A5 will drop the manual-transmission option for the new model year, their end has given way to the 2018 Audi A4 Ultrasport...

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2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport loses turbocharged engine

The sportiest of Hyundai just got a little less, well, sporty. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport loses its turbocharged engine for the new model year, leaving a naturally aspirated inline-4 as the only option. CarsDirect reported the engine's departure from the Sonata Sport on Tuesday, but the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine still lives on as an option for the Sonata...

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Aston Martin gives first look at Rapid-E’s 800-volt battery

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Tuesday gave an update on the progress of the automaker's first electric car, the Rapid-E. Palmer posted a photo of what he described as a “production intent” version of the battery destined for the Rapid-E, and confirmed it will be an 800-volt design. This means the battery, which is in the shape of a T, will be...

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2019 Audi A6 priced from $59,895

Ahead of its arrival later this year, Audi announced pricing on Tuesday for the 2019 A6. The mid-size luxury sedan will start at $59,895, which includes a $995 destination fee. The German luxury marque will offer the A6 in three trims: Premium, which carries the starting price, Premium Plus starting at $63,695, and Prestige with a $68,095 price tag. No...

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 spy shots

Even though it just unveiled a new A-Class sedan, Mercedes-Benz is planning a redesign for the coupe-like CLA. Prototypes for the redesigned CLA have been out and about for a while but on Tuesday the first prototypes for one of the AMG versions was spotted. Yes, “versions” isn't a typo as AMG is known to be working on two performance levels for...

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