Posts from ‘Luxury Vehicles’
Ford Motor Company today unveiled its plans to replace more than 75 percent of its model lineup by 2020, and is aiming to have the “freshest” product roster in the North American market by that time. The manufacturer will focus heavily on trucks, SUVs, and hybrid vehicles in the next 24 months. More pure-electric vehicles are slated to follow starting in 2020, with six battery electric vehicles (BEVs) planned for introduction by 2022.
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Miles driven: 501
Fuel used: 28.2 gallons
After showing a new 3-row version of its midsize RX SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lexus expands its crossover lineup on the small side with subcompact UX, which it revealed at the Geneva Auto Show.
The UX is the first Lexus built on the brand’s new GA-C corporate architecture, and will slot beneath the luxury carmaker’s NX crossover in both size and price.
To everyone who says cars have gotten too expensive, I say phooey. Cars cost about the same now as they have for decades, inflation adjusted.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles driven: 380
Fuel used: 17.3 gallons
The recently released period-piece drama Phantom Thread is a noteworthy film for many reasons. For starters, it was written and directed by celebrated auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, it’s been nominated for six Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Actor in a Leading Role), and it stars Oscar-winning thespian Daniel Day-Lewis in what Day-Lewis himself says is his last acting performance. For car enthusiasts, however, the film’s Bristol 405 four-door saloon is the real star.
One of the highlights of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month was the introduction of the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype (you can read our report on that introduction here). At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, we had the opportunity to get an up-close look around and inside the RDX Prototype.
There are few automobiles to which more “firsts” and “lasts” can be awarded than the 1981-1983 Imperial.
Class: Premium Compact Car
Miles driven: 267
Fuel used: 14.2 gallons