Luxury

Audi recalls 350,000 vehicles to fix overheating coolant pumps
Audi recalls 350,000 vehicles to fix overheating coolant pumps

Audi issued a recall Tuesday for more than 350,000 cars and crossover SUVs in the U.S. electric coolant pumps in the vehicles that can overheat and present a fire risk. The recall covers the 2013 to 2016 A4, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 from 2013 to 2017. All of the recalled...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 in IIHS crash-testing
2018 BMW X3 aces crash tests, with caveats

The 2018 BMW X3 holds up well in crash tests, the IIHS said Tuesday when it awarded certain versions of the compact crossover SUV its Top Safety Pick+ award. Not every 2018 X3 sitting on a dealer's lot qualifies for the IIHS' top award, but all feature a strong body structure that performed well in...Read More»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
Cadillac shake up: division chief out, strategy could shift

General Motors announced Wednesday what could be the beginning of a major shift for its Cadillac luxury division—starting from the top down. The automaker said that Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac's now-former president, has been replaced by GM Canada president Steve Carlisle. De Nysschen, who...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla turns to local machine shops to fix parts before they're installed on new cars

Struggling to meet production goals, Tesla is reportedly outsourcing repair of parts—brand new parts, that is—before they are installed on its electric cars. Just 30 minutes from Tesla’s main factory, a machine shop in San Jose, California, has racks stacked with Tesla parts...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac targets Lincoln, offers $10,000 discount on 2018 Escalade SUV

Cadillac has put a price on loyalty: $10,000. That's the discount GM's luxury brand is offering certain owners as an incentive to take home a new 2018 Escalade SUV. That hefty price-cut on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade isn't mere generosity, it's a ploy to keep owners from defecting to the Lincoln...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Water leaks prompt Alfa Romeo Stelvio recall

More than 12,000 examples of the 2018 Alfa Romeo have been recalled for two variations of the same defect: improper sealing installed at the automaker's factory in Italy that could allow water to leak into either the crossover SUV's roof or through its tailgate. In addition to puddling inside the...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Edition
Press button, get car: Mercedes-Benz dabbles in car subscription

Following in the footsteps of BMW, Porsche, Cadillac, and Volvo, Mercedes-Benz plans to offer offer its cars to customers via a trial subscription program launching first in Nashville and Philadelphia. The car subscription business model is designed around customers willing to pay a premium to...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz to launch its own new car subscription program

Mercedes-Benz plans to jump into the subscription game with pilot programs in two cities, the automaker said at a dealer conference. The company confirmed the plan to Automotive News, but it was first discussed at the NADA dealers’ meeting Las Vegas at the end of March. Details are scarce;...Read More»

2018 BMW M5
BMW's new subscription program will let drivers swap between vehicles for flat monthly fee

BMW said Wednesday that it plans to begin a trial subscription program in Nashville. If the Access by BMW program, which lets drivers sample a selection of its cars and crossovers and swap between them with no limit or fees, is successful in its trial market, the automaker plans to expand it to...Read More»

2018 BMW X2, BMW Test Fest, February 2018
Sunbelt ready: BMW adds two-wheel-drive X2, X3 crossover SUVs

The BMW X2 and X3 are now up to $2,000 less expensive, if buyers are willing to forgo all-wheel drive for new two-wheel-drive versions of the automaker's crossover SUVs. The crossovers will now start under $38,000 for the less snow-friendly 2018 X2 sDrive and $42,000 for the 2019 X3 sDrive. For the...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
2019 Volvo XC40 rated at 26 mpg, tops among pint-size luxury crossover SUVs

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the most fuel-efficient subcompact luxury crossover SUV. It's also among the most powerful and the only one with an orange carpet option (that matters to buyers, right?). In our eyes, that's a win-win-win. MORE: Read our 2018 Volvo XC40 first drive According to the EPA, the...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car priced at Tesla-rivaling $70,495

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle will undercut the Tesla Model X when it goes on sale later this year with a starting price of $70,495. That price tag includes a mandatory $995 destination charge. By comparison, the Tesla Model X is priced closer to $80,000, although it's larger than the...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 unveiled: carbon copy truck no longer

A discussion of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 that debuted Thursday in Detroit needs to start at the rear and make its way forward. The 2019 Sierra will be available with a tailgate that's as versatile as a standing desk and a bed made of carbon fiber, rather than steel. Those two innovations alone set...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: Brits put Tesla on alert

Jaguar has emerged as the first major automaker to take on Tesla with a luxurious, dedicated electric car. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace that debuted Thursday at the assembly plant in Graz, Austria, where it will be built will be capable of driving 240 miles on a charge and can sprint to 60 mph faster...Read More»

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6: the digital luxury sedan

The 2019 Audi A6 is evolutionary outside, majorly upgraded inside and under its hood. Tuesday, Audi took the wraps off of its all-new mid-size luxury sedan ahead of its formal debut at next week's Geneva auto show. With its 2019 A6, Audi ups its tech game inside and underneath. Outside, the A6...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX
2019 Lexus UX crossover revealed: luxury on a small scale

Ahead of its unveiling at next week's Geneva auto show, Lexus on Tuesday took the wraps off its smallest crossover yet: the 2019 Lexus UX. The pint-size, high-riding crossover will do battle here in the U.S. against the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Volvo XC40. Although Lexus is...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV)
NHTSA crashes 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, rates it five stars

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class holds up well in instrumented crash-testing, according to the federal government. The NHTSA said Tuesday that the 2018 GLC crossover rates five stars overall. Mercedes-Benz's compact, five-seat crossover earned five stars in frontal and side-impact crash-tests...Read More»

2017 Lexus RX 450h, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2017
Lexus drops hybrid prices across board

Lexus has sliced the price of entry for its luxury hybrids by as much as $4,800 for the 2018 model year, but we'll stop short of suggesting that the automaker is simply being generous. Speaking with Automotive News, Lexus general manager Jeff Bracken said it has everything to do with federal fuel...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60
2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever

The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South...Read More»

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