Tag Archives: Luxury

Lexus F performance cars may gain hybrid power

Thus far, Lexus' F performance division has stuck to throaty V-8 engines, but the future may hold hybrid power. The F brand could very well include electrified cars in the future, and there's even a possibility for a hybrid GT car. Such is the word from brand president Yoshihiro Sawa. Speaking to Auto Express at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sawa said F...

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Polestar 2 electric sedan to feature 350-mile range, 405 horsepower

The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to 405 horsepower, and start around $40,000. Goodman noted...

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Airborne luxury: Aston Martin debuts Volante Vision VTOL Concept

Aston Martin specializes in building luxury cars, but it recently entered into a partnership to design a submarine. For its next act, the company has taken to the skies. On Monday, Aston Martin revealed the Volante Vision Concept, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle. The British luxury brand partnered with Cranfield University, Cranfield...

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Jaguar protects J-Type name, potentially for new sports car

Jaguar has made moves to protect the J-Type name, though whether the automaker is planning a new model under the name or just out to protect rivals from using it remains to be seen. Autoguide reported last week that Jaguar had filed for trademark protection for the J-Type name with the European Intellectual Property Office, specifically in the categories...

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Porsche hints at upgrades for 2019 Porsche Macan

Porsche is putting the final touches on a mid-cycle update for its Macan and a new video out hints at some of the upgrades we can expect. The updated Macan is due later this year as a 2019 model, and according to information in Porsche's teaser video below we'll be treated with improved performance, particularly in the powertrain department. Porsche isn't...

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2019 Porsche 911 spy shots and video

Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market soon. The latest prototype, likely for a Carrera S model, reveals some details not seen on previous testers, including a digital dash. Most of the new details can be found at the rear which sports a wide spoiler spanning the width of the car. The...

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2019 Ferrari Portofino preview

Ferrari introduced the California in 2008 as a more accessible, more versatile offering, but the car was criticized for being heavy, underpowered and generally lacking focus, none of which should be a descriptor for a Prancing Horse. Rumor has it was originally meant to be a Maserati. Ferrari rectified the issue in 2014 with the addition of a turbocharged...

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MKC-replacing Lincoln Corsair could arrive as early as 2020 model year

In June, a report came out claiming Lincoln will rename its MKC a Corsair when the compact SUV gets a redesign. The name, which Lincoln parent company Ford has used on a handful of models sold outside the United States, is in keeping with the nautical-themed names Lincoln is currently introducing, as Corsair is an old French term for a pirate. The current...

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2020 Audi Q3 spy shots

Development of a next-generation Audi Q3 is well underway as our latest spy shots confirm. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and so far it doesn't appear Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. The vehicle should resemble a scaled-down version of the latest Q5, albeit with a more dynamically...

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2020 Cadillac XT5 spy shots

Cadillac's lineup will be overhauled in the coming months and years as the brand shifts its focus to SUVs and implements a new look loosely based on the stunning lines of 2016's Escala concept. There are new models on the way like the XT4, CT5, XT6, and the oft-rumored CT4. Meanwhile, older models like the ATS, CTS and XTS are all on their way out. Others...

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