News For the Week (#51) – News and Detroit Previews

News For the Week (#51) – News and Detroit Previews

Another relatively low key week for car news, however, there were a few notable bits. 

Honda previewed its latest rendition of the Insight hybrid which represents, again, a whole new direction for the car.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of hybrids, Hyundai has added its third model to the Ioniq line-up.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Infiniti QX50 – A Completely Re-invented SUV

When the EX35 debuted in 2008, it was focused on the sports-end of the emerging segment. Its strong V6, relatively low center of gravity, and rear wheel drive layout (AWD optional) won the hearts of those who strongly felt that a crossover didn’t have to be a dull handling vehicle.

The first generation QX50 came from a simple name change in 2014 – from the EX37 – while the actual car received hardly an update. Because of this, many still refer to the 2018 model as the EX35 or EX37 and Infiniti’s crossover fell behind the leaders of the pack. That is all about to be forgotten as the new QX50 is entirely new.

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News For the Week (#50) – Between the LA and Detroit Auto Shows

After the frenzy of the LA Auto Show, which included several significant new vehicle launches, the automakers are now fully focused on Detroit’s auto show in January.

Still there were a few interesting bits of news that came across the wire this week.

McLaren Senna – Simple mission: Be the best road-legal track car

Porsche Brake Tech – Cleaner and More Efficient

 

 

News For the Week (#49) – Part 2 of the LA Auto Show

News For the Week (#49)

It’s the LA Auto Show (Part 2)!    – Click here for Part 1

Round 2 of highlights from the LA Auto Show:

News For the Week (#48) – Part 1 of the LA Auto Show

It’s the LA Auto Show!  Part 1

The LA Auto Show brings about big news from all spectrums of the industry; from Subaru’s  inexplicably late-to-the-party 8-passenger SUV to Alfa Romeo’s return to Formula 1 and so much in between.

More highlights from the LA Auto Show to come:

  • Jeep’s all-new Wrangler JL is more capable and smarter
  • Alfa Romeo looks to recreate its glory days in Formula 1
  • Kia’s new 2019 Kia Sorento Awkwardly Does Hell’s Revenge
  • Lincoln Updates MkX to Nautilus and gets a slight model update.
  • Infiniti Refocuses the QX50 for a Wider Audience
  • Chevrolet releases most wicked ZR1
  • Mercedes debuts the latest CLS four-door coupe
  • Nissan Kicks small crossover takes over for the Juke

Hyundai Kona – Being Different Just to be Different?

Hyundai’s new small SUV looks like it might be creating a narrow niche with its sporty hatchback and adventurous high tech but if it happens to catch on, it could earn the brand some passionate customers. It’s a similar mission of the Toyota CH-R however, the Toyota falls flat in driving dynamics while the Kona promises an athletic ride.

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2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography – Green is the new Gold

The SV team delivers the ultra luxurious, hand-crafted version of the updated 2018 Range Rover. Better yet, it can now be had with the plug-in hybrid system and styling updates that the 2018 Range Rover.

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