Outwardly, it’s a 2017 Honda Civic hatchback that looks as if it spent a fraught weekend in the hands of a Fast and Furious prop master.
Volvo has of course built its reputation on safety, so if you’ve heard of a safety system, the XC60 probably has it.
Jaguar I-Pace has AWD and 400 horsepower with a range of over 300 miles; production version due next year.
Getting back to the 4 Series’ mild refresh, there are new “Sunset Orange” and “Snapper Rocks Blue” paints, one fresh alloy wheel design per equipment line (Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury, M Sport), and modified full-LED headlights.
Audi has unveiled a second iteration of its Q8 concept, one that hints at a more performance-oriented version of the upcoming coupe-like SUV.
Far from a slouch, the standard GLC300 overachieved with its little 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which hustles its 4,083-pound body to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
The four-cylinder Giulia has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and it will sell in far greater numbers than the Quadrifoglio.
Back in 2002 when the Jaguar brand—ensconced amongst the leather-and-burled-walnut elite—moved abruptly down market with its X-Type sedan, executives described it as the “democratization of luxury.”
Set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful Panamera ever and the first plug-in hybrid Porsche to be launched as the flagship of a model line.
Credit where credit is due: Porsche does well at making the most of any given model. Take the 911, for instance—one car, six variants. The Cayenne, too, is one model with four variants. The incredible thing about the bandwidth of Porsche’s lineup is that even with a half-dozen variants in a given model, each has its own distinctive feel and more important its own performance realm. In no model is that more true than the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS.
Arguably, BMW introduced the luxury sport sedan category to the States with the 1977 320i (1975 elsewhere). One might even argue they cracked that code even earlier if you consider its now-collectible sedan-based two-door 2002 predecessor.
For proof of America’s insatiable appetite for crossovers, look no further than the current Jeep Compass and Patriot twins.