The luxury compact crossover segment is incredibly crowded. Even Porsche is now competing in this niche following the launch of the Macan at the recent LA Auto Show.
But there’s still plenty of room in this lucrative segment, or at least that’s what Lexus is hoping. Toyota’s luxury arm unveiled the Lexus LF-NX crossover just a few months ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it seems destined to go into production sooner rather than later. [click to continue…]
Land Rover’s all-new record-breaking Range Rover Sport has won several prestigious awards in recent months, in part for ti styling, sumptuous interior, and on-road ride. But perhaps as a testament to the fact that it’s still a Land Rover at its core, the latest accolade comes from Four Wheeler.
The off-roading magazine just named the 2014 Range Rover Sport its Four Wheeler of the Year. In the process of winning the title, it beat a range of competent competitors including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Dodge Durango Limited, and Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium. [click to continue…]
Kia may have just revealed its rear-drive K900 sedan to the masses at the LA Auto Show, but already the automaker is planning much more promotion around its new flagship.
The K900 will be highlighted in a new 30-second tv spot that will run during the 2014 Super Bowl—the biggest football game of the year and the most watched event on television. [click to continue…]
Actor, racer, and car fanatic, Paul Walker, was killed in a violent car crash on Sunday afternoon. He was the passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed outside of a charity event for Walker’s organization Reach Out Worldwide. The actor and driver, Walker’s friend Roger Rodas, were both killed.
Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow. Rodas, a former racing driver who competed in the Pirelli World Challenge, is survived by his wife Kristine and two children. [click to continue…]
In recent years, Hyundai has been bolstering its hybrid offerings, but it will soon offer hydrogen-powered vehicles as well. The 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell went on display at the LA Auto Show this month to coincide with the automaker’s announcement that it will offer the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in the US.
The new Tucson will be available for lease for $499 per month for 36 months. It will also include unlimited free hydrogen refueling, to quell concerns surrounding the price and availability of hydrogen fuel. [click to continue…]
Although Hyundai and Kia have maintained separate brand identities, both companies have been following a similar trajectory. They both have continued to move up market, and they both dive into new segments with each other’s help, thanks to shared platforms and powertrains.
The latest segment to be colonized by the Korean giant is the full-size sedan segment, which now includes the 2015 Kia K900. This rear-wheel drive sedan is based on the Hyundai Equus platform and promises to blend performance and luxury in a competitively priced package. [click to continue…]
Siri Eyes Free, an extension of Apple’s Siri, is starting to roll-out to the latest autos. Among the latest automakers to offer this hands-free voice control technology for iOS devices is Honda.
Among the vehicles slated to receive the feature include to the 2013 and 2014 Honda Accord as well as the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX. This new hands-free feature works in tandem with HondaLink and AcuraLink to complete tasks with the vehicles’ built-in microphone and speaker set. [click to continue…]
Hyundai dominates current value indexes, having most recently topped Strategic Vision’s 18th Total Value Index. This index measures ownership experience variables based on new cars purchased between September 2012 and March 2013. In total, 45,952 new car buyers were surveyed and Hyundai stood out for Total Value.
Although Hyundai had been known as an economy brand, it’s slowly yet steadily moving upmarket with vehicles like the Genesis and Equus sedans. The latter in particular helped the automaker dominate the value index as it took the highest overall score in the luxury segment. [click to continue…]
Land Rover has officially unveiled its latest Range Rover variants at the LA Auto Show this week. On display were the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase and the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black edition–both of which were making their global debuts.
These latest models are aimed at satisfying global demand for more luxury, more comfort, and more interior space. The long-wheelbase Range Rover adds 7.3-inches of rear seat legroom over the standard model. This has achieved by lengthening the aluminum body, but engineers were careful to retain the Range Rover’s distinctive silhouette. Buyers can choose to have a three-across bench seat in back or individual rear seats with a center console. The latter includes seats that recline up to 17 degrees. The long-wheelbase model also includes standard powered door blinds and a panoramic sunroof to enhance the already plush riding experience. [click to continue…]
This week, Jaguar is showing off its all-new F-Type Coupe on two continents, with events at LA Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show. It’s a new twist on a model that’s already captivated the press and enthusiasts alike.
The F-Type Coupe can be had in three varieties, with the F-Type R Coupe topping off the range. The F-Type Coupe R gets a 5.0-liter, 550-horsepower supercharged V8, which helps the R sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds flat and reach a top speed of 186 miles per hour. [click to continue…]