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May
18
2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec

Consumer Guide First Spin Maybe Acura saw it coming.

Back in 2015, the company replaced its TSX compact and TL midsize sedans with the singular TLX that slotted between the two in size and price, offering both the TSX’s 4-cylinder engine and the TL’s V6 (and available all-wheel drive) to cover the spread. Considered a midsize, it was on the small end of that class, which always hurt it in comparisons of interior space.

May
09
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Consumer Guide First Spin It seems you just can’t cut the crossover pie into small enough slices.

Nearly all manufacturers have multiple crossovers in their model lineup, some with multiples in the same class. And Nissan just became one of the latter, slotting the new Rogue Sport into the gap between the company’s subcompact Juke and the compact Rogue with which it shares a moniker.

Apr
13
Koenigsegg Agera RS1

Koenigsegg Agera RS1

New York Auto ShowIn the rarified world of hypercars, Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has produced its share. Among them was the CCX, which in 2005 wrestled the long-held Guinness World Record of “fastest production car” from the McLaren F1, ending its nine-year reign. The company’s latest creation, the Agera RS1, hit the stage at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec

New York Auto ShowAcura debuted a revised 2018 TLX sedan at the New York Auto Show that features fresh styling and added features.

Apr
12
2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60

New York Auto ShowVolvo’s entry in the popular premium compact crossover segment has been a strong seller for the company, but after a nine-year run, it’s more than time for a change. And that change — a completely redesigned XC60 — debuted at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

New York Auto ShowIt’s just a concept for now, but this “4-door coupe” seems a logical addition to the existing Mercedes-AMG GT 2-door Coupe.

Apr
12
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

When “plenty” is nowhere near enough ….

New York Auto ShowJeep has long sold performance-oriented SRT versions of its midsize Grand Cherokee SUV, recent editions offering a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with a rousing 475 horsepower. But that’s chickenfeed next to the Grand Cherokee introduced at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 (foreground) and GLC63 Coupe

New York Auto ShowAs we’ve come to know, slapping an AMG grille and badging on a garden-variety Mercedes can completely change its personality. And now the treatment has been given to a range of AWD wagons shown at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
Porsche 911 GTS and 911 GT3

2018 Porsche 911 GTS Targa (left), Cabriolet (center), and Coupe

New York Auto ShowWhile sports cars no longer make up the bulk of Porsche’s lineup – or sales – they’re certainly what built the make’s reputation. And the best known of them is undoubtedly the iconic 911, new versions of which were displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

New York Auto ShowBuilding on the concept – and performance – of the previous Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid displayed at the New York Auto Show.

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