Tag Archives: Luxury

Meet the Kahn Design Vengeance inspired by the Hulk

Having felt that the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish lacked the aggression of its predecessor, Afzal Kahn, founder of British coachbuilder Kahn Design, was inspired to come up with its own successor to the original Aston Martin super GT. The result was the imposing WB12 Vengeance unveiled to the world at the 2016 Geneva auto show. Kahn Design this...

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2019 Acura RDX to race at Pikes Peak

Fresh from its world debut in March at the 2018 New York auto show, Acura's redesigned 2019 RDX will be among the vehicles racing to the clouds in this year's Pike Peak International Hill Climb. The Japanese firm won't be running a completely stock RDX, though. Competing in the Exhibition Class, the vehicle will feature performance upgrades that we could...

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Volvo gives glimpse into its future operations

Volvo has spent a good part of the past decade transforming itself into a luxury car brand on par with the German brands, a goal the automaker has well and truly achieved judging by its latest products. The next phase for Volvo will be an even more radical transformation. As outlined by CEO Håkan Samuelsson on Thursday, Volvo is to become an electric...

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Rolls-Royce design chief steps down

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the departure of its design chief Giles Taylor. In a statement, the automaker said Taylor had left Rolls-Royce and parent company BMW Group to pursue “alternative business interests.” A successor is yet to be named. Taylor took over the design reins at Rolls-Royce in 2012, replacing Ian Cameron who set the mark...

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Super Cruise coming to full Cadillac lineup, other GM brands

It was only a matter of time. General Motors announced on Wednesday that its Super Cruise semi self-driving system will soon proliferate across the automaker's other brands. The system first debuted with the 2018 Cadillac CT6 and is able to handle most driving functions on divided freeways. After 2020, GM said the system will be available on every single...

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Volvo V60 Cross Country coming soon

Volvo pulled the covers off a redesigned V60 in March, and just like its predecessor the new wagon will spawn a more rugged V60 Cross Country variant. The new V60 Cross Country is expected to be shown soon, but according to Jim Nichols, product technology communications manager for Volvo Car USA, the vehicle isn't locked in for the U.S. market just yet...

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Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription starts at $1,095 per month

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to jump on the car subscription bandwagon with the new program Mercedes-Benz Collection starting in Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. The program is still in a trial phase and depending on the success could be expanded to more cities. It follows Mercedes' announcement in March of the Mercedes me...

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2019 BMW X5 preview

Crossover SUVs are all the rage right now, and one of the key nameplates that helped ignite the segment, the BMW X5, has spawned a new generation. It represents the fourth iteration of the popular luxury mid-size SUV, and it's the biggest yet. The length is 194.3 inches (up 1.1 inches), the width is 78.9 inches (up 2.6 inches) and the height is 69 inches...

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Audi Q8 revealed, presages new look for Audi SUVs

Audi on Tuesday revealed the new Q8. The reveal took place in Shenzhen at an event celebrating 30 years since Audi started its hugely successful strategy of producing cars in China, originally with the 100 sedan. The Q8 is the new flagship SUV of the Audi brand and is set to compete with coupe-like SUVs in the mid-size segment like the BMW X6 and...

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BMW drops first details on next Z4

There's a new BMW Z4 racing into showrooms next year, and uniquely the car has been developed on a platform shared with the modern-day Toyota Supra due about the same time. This bodes well for the BMW as having a dedicated sports car platform should turn what has traditionally been a hairdresser's car into a proper performance machine. High stiffness and...

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