Luxury

2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)
The Car Connection's Best Luxury Cars To Buy 2015

What is a luxury car, and why should you buy one? More to the point that brought you here, which one should you buy? Luxury cars are simply one of the fastest-growing types of new cars--and that includes near-luxury or "premium" vehicles, as some automakers prefer to dub them. No matter what the...Read More»

Ettore Bugatti Veyron Legend Edition
Bentleys & Bugattis Selling Much, Much Faster Than Hondas & Hyundais

Car sales are hot, hot, hot right now. In 2014, automakers moved 16.5 million vehicles in the U.S., and even conservative analysts predict that number could hit 17 million in 2015. Last month, U.S. light vehicles sold at a rate 13.7 percent higher than the same time last year -- even with frigid...Read More»

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015
2016 Acura ILX: First Drive

Much has changed in the three years since the Acura ILX first arrived. The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the market rapt, and a new sedan-inclusive generation of Audi’s A3 looks poised to sell well. Meanwhile Mazda has gone far more upscale with its latest Mazda3; the current Jetta has quite the...Read More»

Teaser for 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV
After Bentayga SUV, A New Continental Is Coming: Five Questions With Bentley's Kevin Rose

The Bentley Bentayga is the British automaker's first SUV. Due early next year, it's arguably the biggest product news from Bentley since the Continental GT first was introduced. The new SUV isn't all Bentley has on its plate, however. Sales are booming in all its major markets, especially China...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle?

The line between mass-market and luxury vehicles has become fuzzy in recent years. Sure, there are still mainstream, bargain-basement rides like the Nissan Versa, just as there are high-end Bentley Continental GTs for the world's Beckhams, Hiltons, and Kardashians. But between those extremes...Read More»

2016 Audi Q7
2016 Audi Q7: First Look

The 2016 Audi Q7 will be unveiled officially at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and a major crash diet accompanies the second generation of the popular crossover SUV. READ: 2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive The Q7 is one of the first vehicles to ride on a new "MLB Evo" platform penned for the Volkswagen...Read More»

Teaser for new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
Mercedes-Benz Overhauls Nomenclature, Brings Back Maybach

Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of a dramatic expansion—in both sales, and in the breadth of its model line. That introduces some badging challenges; and so to clarify, Mercedes is overhauling its nomenclature, beginning next year. For those still a bit confused about the changes over at...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
2015 Cadillac Escalade Gets Quickest Refresh Ever, Plus $90,270 Platinum Edition

Before it's even a model year old, the Cadillac Escalade is getting more refined and more efficient, in what's one of the quickest upgrades seen in recent years. The 2015 Escalade will swap out its existing six-speed automatic for a new eight-speed automatic by the fourth quarter of this year, only...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
Some 2012-2014 Audi A6s To Get Free Headlamp Swap

Audi will replace the headlamps on some 2012-2014 A6s, to resolve a problem with their headlamps. On affected vehicles, the headlamps could fill up with water or gather heavy condensation on the inside of the headlamp assembly. This could be due to excessive stress from the production process on...Read More»

2014 Acura ILX
Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015

The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather...Read More»

2015 BMW X6
2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

The BMW X6 might not be the prettiest or the most practical utility vehicle on the market, but BMW has sold more than 250,000 of its “Sports Activity Coupe” since 2008. Big sales mean that the X6 will be sticking around, and it also means that competitors (namely Mercedes-Benz) are...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350  -  Driven
2013 Lexus GS350 Recalled for Braking System With Mind of its Own

The 2013 Lexus GS350 is being recalled for a braking system that can seem to have a mind of its own. The brake pedal assembly on these vehicles contains a load-sensing switch that measures brake pedal force applied by the driver. Due to a manufacturing defect, the switch may cause the braking...Read More»

2014 Cadillac ATS Crimson Sport
2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Gets Coupe Styling, Updated Tech

Following the introduction of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe (and the recent updates announced for the 2015 Cadillac CTS), we knew it wasn’t long before Cadillac made an official announcement about similar changes to the 2015 ATS Sedan. The highlights of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan include new...Read More»

2015 Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln Prices 2015 Navigator, Undercuts Escalade By $10k

Lincoln has released most remaining details for its plush 2015 Navigator luxury SUV, which has been repackaged and repositioned somewhat this year to face off with a fully redesigned Cadillac Escalade. While the Navigator hasn't been given the attention the Cadillac Escalade has seen for 2015, the...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E  -  Driven, April 2014
2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E: Quick Spin

Can subbing in a completely new engine and transmission significantly change the character of an existing model? Yes, it certainly can—and the Volvo S60 is the best example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
VW Phaeton Gets Another Go At U.S. By 2019

It’s been eight years since the Volkswagen Phaeton was dropped from the U.S. market, but a lot has changed in the luxury car segment since then. And it looks like VW is going to make another run at this market. In an interview with Bloomberg at the New York Auto Show, Michael Horn, VW...Read More»

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

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