Luxury Cars

2019 Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump
2019 Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump

Three rows, seven or more seats, a 9-speed automatic, and an Acura badge will command at least $100 more Tuesday. The 2019 Acura MDX adds a new modest sporty appearance package, wider availability for its optional adjustable suspension, and a retuned automatic transmission for a humble fee...Read More»

2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake review update
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake review update: let's get wheel

Our last drive of the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake kept alive the dream that Americans would reject crossovers and flock en masse to gorgeous wagons. We said dream. A longer look at the Sportbrake rekindled that dream, but tempered it slightly. We can’t say that the XF wagon will be any more...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Redesigned 2019 BMW X5 sees price hike to $61,695

The 2019 BMW X5 sports a new look, more power, and a new price: $61,695, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's a hefty bump from the 2018 model, which started from $60,495 with all-wheel drive, the automaker said Tuesday. That $1,200 cost increase for the base X5 xDrive40i is...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and 63 S Coupe review update: fire-breathing, high-riding hatchbacks

Crossover SUVs are the new black, and the luxury segment has hopped onto the bandwagon like fruit flies to a watermelon. Mercedes-AMG's latest salvo in this craze? The 2018 GLC63 and 63 S coupe. These two AMGs take the pedestrian GLC-Class, itself a tall-wagon version of the Mercedes C-Class, and...Read More»

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio equipped with Nero Edizione package
Alfa Romeo announces 2019 plans: 4C Coupe gone, hello RWD Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is dead, long live the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Recently rejuvenated Italian luxury brand Alfa Romeo has announced some changes to its 2019 lineup of cars and SUVs, including package and pricing changes for the Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan, as well as a simplification of the 4C...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60 Reveal in South Carolina
2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind

The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. First, the automaker's newest sedan also ushers in its newest production plant, based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the first car in Volvo's more than 90-year...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Vs. Tesla Model X 75D: Compare Electric Cars

It's said comparison is the thief of joy. We're here to steal the joy from Tesla Model X fans. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a better electric car, though the Tesla still has a superior charging infrastructure at its back. We give the extraordinary new I-Pace a 9.4 out of 10, compared to the Model X's...Read More»

2019 BMW M850i
2019 BMW M850i xDrive brings back the '90s

The dream of the 1990s is alive in Munich. Thirty years after the original BMW 8-Series replaced the shark-nosed BMW 6-Series, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive unveiled Friday at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France takes the place of the automaker's recently discontinued 6-Series coupe. The new 8-Series...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES first drive: a luxury staple breaks into three-part harmony

Freed from its burden of being the mid-size sedan for every luxury buyer, the 2019 Lexus ES sedan, now in its seventh generation, grows slightly sharper in each of its several distinct flavors. The 2019 ES350 plays the middle-of-the-road luxury role, the ES300h hits hybrid high-economy notes while...Read More»

Alfa Romeo 2020 roadmap
FCA to invest heavily in Maserati, Alfa Romeo luxury brands

Though they've been cash-starved for decades, Italian luxury brands Alfa Romeo and Maserati may have a bright future. That's according to the five-year plan revealed Friday by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns the two Italian divisions. FCA indicated that Maserati will continue to push...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging
BMW's new wireless charging pad turns electrified cars into cellphones

BMW on Monday announced a wireless inductive charging pad available through its accessory department that could spell the end of the road for conventional electric charging cables. The German automaker calls its system Wireless Charging and it allows drivers to park so-equipped vehicles on top of a...Read More»

2018 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac ATS sedan won't return for 2019

The Cadillac ATS sedan won't return for 2019, a company spokesman told The Car Connection on Wednesday. The two-door coupe will return for 2019, and likely the high-performance ATS-V coupe, although their futures beyond next year is unclear. Cadillac's smallest sedan was introduced in 2012, built...Read More»

Volvo to embed Google in future infotainment system
Google maps, apps, voice assistant coming soon to new cars? OK, Volvo says

"OK Volvo play me more songs by Siouxsie and the Banshees and find the nearest Natural Grocers." Volvo announced Monday that its next infotainment system will integrate more popular features from Google, including Google Maps, Play Store, and Google Assistant. Those apps are part of a larger...Read More»

2018 Lexus RC 350 F Sport
Less for more: 2018 Lexus RC earns Top Safety Pick+ award, unless ordered with pricey optional headlights

There's almost always a caveat when it comes to car safety, and the 2018 Lexus RC is no exception. RC models fitted with standard LED projector headlights earn a "Good" rating for how well those units point the way forward in the IIHS' testing. That's enough to merit Lexus' coupe a coveted Top...Read More»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debuts with beefy V-8 engine, track-tuned suspension

Rumors of the V-8 engine's demise have been greatly exaggerated, says Cadillac. The luxury arm of GM took the opportunity Wednesday to take the wraps off a new twin-turbo V-8 engine, a flagship powertrain that debuted in the brand's updated 2019 CT6 V-Sport luxury sedan. The new 4.2-liter V-8 will...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuts: seductive tech updates inside and out

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has even more in common with its S-Class flagship sibling this year. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled swoopy coupe and convertible versions of the C-Class ahead of their big debut at next week’s New York auto show. They're the style-oriented follow-ups to the...Read More»

2019 BMW X4
2019 BMW X4 luxury SUV revealed, starts at more than $51,000

BMW's decision to carve a sleeker shape from its X3 crossover once seemed curious but it's now commonplace. Now the 2019 BMW X4 shows that the concept not only endures, but also evolves. When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Hyundai's Genesis brand to launch its own dealerships

Genesis, Hyundai's nascent luxury marque, is striking off on its own with a standalone dealer network. Since Genesis' launch as a brand in 2016, its cars have been sold through some 350 Hyundai dealerships across the country. Those dealerships were told last week that, in the future, Genesis models...Read More»

2018 Lexus ES
2018 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Compare cars

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and 2018 Lexus ES 300h are comfortable, luxurious cruisers with an ace up their sleeves. Thanks to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, these two cars are roomy enough for five passengers yet they're among the most fuel-efficient new cars available today. Both go about...Read More»

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