Tag: luxury cars

Short Report: Volvo kills the last of the bricks with the latest V90 Cross Country

Volvo station wagons are, and have been, cool without even trying. Arguments can be made whether the original PV445 Duett met the standard when it was new, but it sure is today. Its successor, the 140, the original “brick,” most certainly did. After all, it established the squared-off design parameters […]

2018 Audi A4 Allroad, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback named Top Safety Picks by IIHS

A trio of Audis drove home with safety accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earlier this week. Though the three cars bearing the four-ring badge didn’t earn the highest marks from the institute, the 2018 A4 Allroad and redesigned 2018 Audi A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback performed admirably […]

First Look: Reflective of true luxury, the 2019 Genesis G70 saves you time and simplifies your life

Genesis is now a three-sedan luxury brand in a world voracious for SUVs. The long-awaited 2019 Genesis G70, an entry-level sport sedan sharing its platform and powertrains with the arguably more compelling 2018 Kia Stinger, debuted overnight in Seoul at a “festival” attended by 15,000 people and headlined by Gwen […]

First Look: The electrifying 2020 Polestar 1 coupe is the first of three future electrified vehicles from Volvo

Volvo is transforming its performance sub-brand, Polestar, into an electric vehicle manufacturer, and has outlined its plan to bring three vehicles to market early in the next decade. Debuting in Shanghai, the first Polestar vehicle, fittingly dubbed the Polestar 1, is a grand touring coupe slated to start production in […]

The 2018 Kia Stinger impresses with these 8 strengths…but it also comes with a notable flaw

Not so long ago, luxury cars were defined primarily by the features they offered. During this era, coddling amenities such as ventilated seats and heated steering wheels were available only in premium models. Luxury brands led the way in safety, as well, and for many years, they were pretty much […]

Ratings and Review: The updated 2017 Cadillac CTS is a refreshingly fun sport sedan that no one thinks about

Already boasting enthusiast-approved dynamics and award-winning safety, the 2017 Cadillac CTS is updated with new design elements and more technology. The list of changes includes addressing long-standing criticism of the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system. The next-generation system is now faster, more intuitive, better designed, and offers individual profile […]

Flash Drive: Does the 2019 Genesis G70 Sport have what it takes to compete in the entry-luxury sport sedan segment?

Genesis revealed its luxury compact 2019 G70 sedan in Seoul this week, and I had a front row seat for the festivities. Following introductions of an array of executives with exotic names and luxury-brand pedigrees (Bentley, Lamborghini, Mercedes are all mentioned in the intros), the BMW 3 Series fighter was […]

First Look: With the 2018 XF Sportbrake, Jaguar’s pretty kitty gets a bigger booty

What’s old is new again. High-waisted jeans are making the rounds. My daughter is bemoaning the fact that all of her friends have choker necklaces. Hey, look, “Rosanne” is back. All that’s missing is a Clinton in the White House. While station wagons haven’t been au courant since the 1980s, […]

First Drive: All-new 2018 Lexus LS aims to surprise and delight a new generation of premium luxury buyers

Lexus is introducing an all-new generation of its range-topping LS sedan. It’s a car that steadfastly embodies the virtues that got the brand where it is today, with a sumptuous, roomy and quiet cabin, ample power and great reliability. But in the stratosphere of premium luxury where ownership or lease […]