Luxury

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: First Drive
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: First Drive

It's an unusual day--or maybe a coming of age--when our editors look forward so eagerly to a new diesel-powered vehicle. Don't judge. In this case, it's not just any diesel, and it doesn't just go into any vehicle. It's a Mercedes turbodiesel, and it slips neatly into a sport-ute that not only...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz G-Class To Live Through 2015--And Beyond?

"I'm not dead yet!" It's the favored sound bite of legions of Monty Python fans, and it also could be the battle cry for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, now returning to the U.S. lineup again for the 2013 model year after a second close call with death. The G-Class is "the founding father of the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class
Official: Mercedes-Benz R-Class Dropped From U.S. Lineup

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the six- or seven-passenger crossover vehicle spun from the same architecture as the ML-Class and GL-Class SUVs, is officially off the Mercedes-Benz USA docket for the 2013 model year. The fastback wagon was conceived as a sleeker, lower-riding version of the family of...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Priced From $33,990

One of the most hotly anticipated cars from the new General Motors is the 2013 Cadillac ATS, and it has just been priced from $33,990 including destination charges. The based model ATS has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC: First Drive

Four years ago, when Volkswagen first introduced its CC, this “four-door coupe” was a design standout, unlike anything else on the road—and for that matter, a surprisingly daring look for normally conservative VW. Now, for the 2013 model year, after the introduction of curvaceous...Read More»

2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
2014 Acura RLX Concept Previews Upcoming Hybrid Sedan

Acura's current top-of-the-line model, the RL, is growing a bit old--but fear not, Acura fans, for a new flagship sedan is coming: the RLX. Previewed by a concept shown at this year's New York Auto Show, the RLX will offer a completely modern Acura exterior, a very high-tech interior, and, if the...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 300h
2013 Lexus ES 300h Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

Already in the 2013 model year, Lexus is shipping its new GS sedans--the GS 350 we like best as an F Sport, and the GS 450h we're finagling more time in for a future road test. The follow-up act? A pair of ES sedans making their world debut at the 2012 New York auto show, including a first-ever...Read More»

2013 Toyota Venza
2013 Toyota Venza, 2013 Buick Enclave Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

In the scheme of things, what automakers term a “refresh” or “mid-cycle refresh” doesn’t usually translate into anything mind-boggling or radical. It can’t, because then it would be an all-new design, and generally inside and out. Still, a few changes here and...Read More»

2012 Ford Expedition
Republicans Go Big And Thirsty, Democrats Go Small And Green

The differences between Republicans and Democrats extend beyond mere political ideology. When it comes to buying cars, party loyalists on both sides have distinctly different tastes, but their respective vehicle choices don’t always play to stereotypes. As the latest survey from Strategic...Read More»

2013 Cadillac XTS
Pay Attention To That Buzz Below: Cadillac’s New Safety Alert Seat

With the proliferation of chimes and warning lights to alert drivers of potentially dangerous safety situations, it’s easy to understand the tendency to become somewhat complacent and ignore what these alerts are trying to prevent. Some drivers even turn off audible alerts, finding them too...Read More»

New York City skyline
2012 New York Auto Show Preview

Less than a week remains before the start of the 2012 New York Auto Show's press days, with a bounty of new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks ready for their global debuts. Most focus on improving gas mileage and onboard technology, while updating their looks--or cutting completely new figures...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave teaser
2013 Buick Enclave: A Teaser Photo That’s Just That

Consumers may be somewhat used to teaser photos released by automakers in advance of major auto show debuts of new products, but the latest in this nebulous array of “sneak peeks,” that of the 2013 Buick Enclave, is anything but revealing. And that’s probably the point. With the...Read More»

2013 Lexus RX 350
2013 Lexus RX Luxury Crossover Preview

Among the product introductions making news at the Geneva Motor Show, the full reveal of the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover line includes the RX 350, RX 450h, and a new model, the RX 450h F-Sport. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the straight scoop direct from the show floor in...Read More»

2005 Infiniti Q45 - front
2003-2005 Infiniti Q45: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2003-2005 model year Infiniti Q45 full-size luxury sedans over concerns about a defect in the wiring connector of seat-mounted side airbags. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates that “a wiring connector for the...Read More»

2012 Nissan Juke
2011-2012 Nissan Juke, Infiniti QX, Infiniti M: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign of certain 2011-2012 model year Nissan Juke subcompact crossovers, 2011-2012 Infiniti QX large luxury SUVs and Infiniti M luxury sedans over concerns of a possible fuel leak. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2012 BMW M135i Concept
Cayenne Recall, BMW M135i Concept, Volt Chain Letter: Car News Headlines

The 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne is being recalled--for headlights that may spontaneously detach from the fender, resulting in impaired nighttime visibility. BMW has released a new M135i concept, potentially previewing another M-tuned 1-Series--but it's not for the U.S. Snopes takes on a Chevy Volt...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Priced From $35,205

Styled conservatively, but handsomely, the 2013 Acura RDX made its public debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show earlier this month. Today, Acura announced the new RDX will start from $34,320 plus an $885 for a base price of $35,205. That price will buy the base RDX, rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city...Read More»

Four-door SLS AMG patent images
Tesla's Bricks, 2013 SRT Viper, Four-Door SLS AMG: Today's Car News.

Today at High Gear Media, Tesla's Roadster has been the subject of a healthy debate on its battery quality courtesy of an aggrieved owner, the 2013 SRT Viper may have been previewed by a leaked Hot Wheels car, patent drawings show what appears to be a four-door Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG--with gullwings...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX - job one at Nissan's Smyrna, TN vehicle assembly plant
2013 Infiniti JX Production Begins

It was a very important day for the employees of the Nissan Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant as the first luxury vehicle and the first Infiniti to be built in the state, the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX seven-passenger luxury family crossover, decked out in a rich Emerald Green, rolled off the...Read More»

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