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:
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
BMW unveils the i8 Roadster along with motor and battery upgrades for the i8 Coupe
Continue reading “BMW i8 Roadster Debuts with Electric Powertrain Updates”
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.
Continue reading “Hyundai Kona – Being Different Just to be Different?”
Mazda displayed a significant update to its mid-size car, the Mazda6. With a clear theme of Japanese artistry, the interior is all new and delivers a high quality, simple modern design.
Continue reading “2018 Mazda 6 – The Car with the Heart of Japan”
The SV team turned a complete 180 from the Range Rover SVAutobiography for the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 which Jaguar says has lapped the Nurburgring faster than any other four-door sedan.
Continue reading “Jaguar XE SV Project 8 – A Sedan With an Optional Backseat”
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.
Continue reading “2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography – Green is the new Gold”
Subaru revealed their second attempt at getting their full size right. Far from the curvy styling odd interior layout of the Tribeca, the all-new Ascent fits right into the existing line-up.
Continue reading “Subaru Ascent – Second Time’s a Charm”
Following on the footsteps of Mazda’s technological leap in controlling the combustion process – enabling both spark (typical gas engine power) and compression ignition (typical diesel efficiency) – Nissan is now showing off its production ready game changer of an engine. Instead of varying the ignition method, it utilizes a variable compression ratio to achieve a similar end game.
Continue reading “Nissan VC-Turbo Engine – A Design Breakthrough”
News For the Week (#47):
What’s worth sharing – 3 (Big) items:
Infiniti has revealed their most significant update to the QX50 5-passenger crossover by ditching the staid styling and rear wheel drive platform that it has been using since 2008 when it was known as the EX35. Emphasizing success in areas where the previous generation came up short, the new 2019 model comes with industry first engine technology (co-developed with the the Renault (parent company) Formula 1 team), a focus on interior space, and advanced active technology. Although performance minded customers maybe saddened by the loss of the 2018 model’s focus on sport, the 2019 QX50 is expected to be better in nearly every measurably way. Additional details about trim levels and pricing will follow its full unveiling at the upcoming LA Auto Show. Continue reading “Week 47 – Interesting Auto News Worth Sharing”