Luxury

Tesla drops base Model S 60, 60D from lineup
Tesla drops base Model S 60, 60D from lineup

When it comes to electronics, obsolesce arrives quickly. Such is the case with the Tesla Model S, which is about to see its lineup pared from four to three battery configurations. Tesla is quietly discontinuing the Model S 60 and 60D from its range. Frugal buyers looking for a Tesla under $75,000...Read More»

2017 Acura MDX
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to top range, start from $52,935

The terms "sport," "hybrid," and "crossover" have seemed incongruous, but luxury brand Acura hopes to change that with its 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Set to go on sale soon from $52,935 (including a mandatory $975 destination charge), the top-of-the-line version of the MDX features a high-tech hybrid...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Buick Enclave debuting at 2017 New York auto show
The 2018 Buick Enclave is almost here

Ahead of its big family crossover's formal debut next month at the New York auto show, Buick has given us a little hint of what's to come for the 2018 Enclave. The Enclave is the last remaining three-row crossover in parent company General Motors' lineup to be redesigned. Just a year ago, the...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show
The 2018 Volvo XC60 could be the safest Volvo ever

If you're familiar with the Volvo XC90, nothing about the Swedish automaker's new, smaller crossover effort will surprise you. That's a good thing, however. With its 2018 XC60, Volvo has scaled down everything about the successful XC90—and it has packed in even more technology. Underneath its...Read More»

Jaguar and Shell's new in-car payment system
Jaguar and Shell make credit card swiping a thing of the past

Jaguar and Shell Oil have teamed up to create a new in-car app that allows drivers to pay for fuel without ever swiping their credit card at a gas station. Instead, drivers can tap their cars' infotainment screens to finish the transaction using either PayPal or ApplePay. ALSO SEE: Drop in driving...Read More»

2018 Volvo V90
2017 Volvo V90 to sticker from $50,945

With its 2018 V90, Volvo is back in the large wagon game—but before you take home your nearly $51,000 family-hauler, you'll have to wait for it be delivered. That's not chump change for a wagon; it's upwards of $15,000 more than the last big wagon Volvo sold here, the 2010 V70. But the V90...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series, 4-Series Gran Coupe and 4-Series Convertible
2018 BMW 4-Series arrives with updated look, stiffer suspension

BMW has given us some details about what's to come for its 4-Series coupe, sloped-roof sedan and convertible lineup for 2018. While they may not look much different from the 2017s currently on dealer lots, the 2018s gain a stiffer suspension designed to improve the way they hustle down a curvy...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS center console with “EV MODE” button
Lexus to offer hybrid version of LS luxury sedan

When Lexus took the wraps off of its revamped flagship last week at the Detroit auto show, it did so without mentioning anything about a hybrid version—something that the brand has become associated with. It turns out that the brand's radio silence was hiding something. Close scrutiny of one...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
2018 BMW 530e priced from $52,395

Opting for the plug-in hybrid version of BMW's new 5-Series will set buyers back an additional $1,200 over the gas-only variant. BMW announced today that the 530e iPerformance will sticker from $52,395, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's for the rear-wheel drive variant; the...Read More»

Teaser for Audi Q8 concept debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Audi goes even more upmarket with Q8 Concept

About a year before the production model is set to go on sale, Audi will take to the stage at the Detroit auto show in January with a glimpse into its next production model—the Q8 Concept. What's set to be shown in Detroit will be badged a concept, but if the teaser sketches the German...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

BMW's all-new 2017 5-Series mid-size sedan will sticker for about $1,000 more than its predecessor, the German automaker announced today. The 5-Series is destined for showrooms just before Valentine's Day—so you've still got some time to save up if chocolates simply aren't going to be enough...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe arrives with newfound style

Ahead of its scheduled debut at next month's Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of a decidedly stylish 2018 E-Class Coupe. Building on the swoopy design of the current E-Class sedan, the E-Class Coupe will go on sale during the summer of 2018. Initially, Mercedes will launch...Read More»

2017 Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover: The Car Connection's Best Luxury Vehicle to Buy 2017

We need more entertainment than rear-seat DVD players. Swathed in leather and wrapped in wood are fine for nouveau riche; old money knows that conquering nature separates the one percent from the one-tenth percent. Refinement, restraint, and rule over all you survey combine to make the Land Rover...Read More»

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country climbs luxury wagon mountain

Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers. The V90 Cross Country joins the (recently expanded lineup of) Audi Allroad, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, and Subaru...Read More»

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ earns coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Lincoln's smallest sedan has been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the independent agency's top marks for crashworthiness. But the award to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ comes after the automaker made structural changes to the luxury sedan. When it was first tested...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
Mercedes to take on BMW's i with new electric car sub brand

In order to better compete with brands like Tesla, Porsche and BMW's i division, Mercedes-Benz dealers will soon have a dedicated electric car brand to offer consumers. Mercedes may unveil a new electric car at the Paris Motor Show this fall. The automaker could use that venue to take the wraps off...Read More»

2017 Infiniti Q60, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
New 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe priced at $39,855

Infiniti will offer its new Q60 sporty compact coupe in a variety of flavors, beginning at $39,855. That's a hefty $2,000 lower than last year, despite a full redesign for 2017. ALSO SEE: 2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop The 2017 Q60 is the latest in a line of Infiniti...Read More»

2017 Audi A4 Allroad
Audi confirms new A4 Allroad to list from $44,950

Audi says that its all-new 2017 A4 Allroad will hit dealers in the United States this fall at a base price of $44,950. The new A4 Allroad is based on the latest A4 sedan and wagon, the latter of which Audi says it has not yet confirmed for the American market. Although it shares its body, interior...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80 and G90
Hyundai adds valet service to new Genesis luxury brand

The new Genesis luxury brand is upping the game in terms of the way owners are treated both in and away from dealerships. Genesis, Hyundai's luxury division, has announced what it calls the "Genesis Experience," a suite of ways owners and their cars will be pampered during the first few years after...Read More»

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