Posts from ‘Luxury Vehicles’

2021 BMW 330e Sedan

2021 BMW 330e Sedan in Alpine White

Quick Spin

2021 BMW 330e Sedan

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 157

Fuel used: 4.2 gallons

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

1955 Packard Caribbean

1955 Packard Caribbean

What price luxury? If you were shopping for a new car in 1955, that number was approximately $3000. It was around that dollar amount that the vehicles we might now describe as premium starting kicking in.

Infiniti Q45

1990 Infiniti Q45

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand made its debut more than 30 years ago at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The first dealers opened the following November, selling just two models. The M30 coupe was based on the Japanese-market Nissan Leopard, but Infiniti’s star was the larger and all-new Q45 sedan.

Audi SQ8

2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige in Daytona Gray (a $595 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive2020 Audi SQ8 Prestige

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 778

Fuel used: 44.4 gallons

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD in Infrared metallic red

Quick Spin

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 265

Fuel used: 13.7 gallons

2022 Infiniti QX55

2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory

Consumer Guide Automotive We’ll admit that when the first wave of fastback-roofed sport-utility vehicles started hitting the market, kicked off by the BMW X6 back in 2008, we didn’t really “get it.” Why would an automaker take a vehicle that’s primarily designed for utility—heck, the word is right in the name!—and deliberately turn it into something less practical?

Volkswagen GTI Ad, Car Commercials with Great Music

Volkswagen GTI Ad

I listened to a lot of music in high school, so it stands to reason that my earliest memories of driving are intertwined with recollections of the music I was listening to at the time. I wasn’t into the Rolling Stones yet, but I loved the Beatles, and spent plenty of time shoving Billy Joel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Dire Straits cassettes into the Radio Shack head unit in my 1976 Pontiac Ventura.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label

Consumer Guide Automotive The Lincoln Nautilus midsize 5-passenger crossover debuted for 2019 as a thoroughly revamped version of the Lincoln MKX. In fact, the Nautilus was a key part of Lincoln’s transition away from the alphabetic (and not particularly well received) “MK” naming convention the brand began using around 2007. The 2020 model year saw the debuts of the all-new compact Corsair compact SUV (which took the place of the MKC) and Aviator three-row midsize SUV (which essentially replaced the MKT). These vehicles bookended the Nautilus in Lincoln’s model lineup, and they also introduced new interior/exterior styling themes and a further refinement of the Lincoln brand’s “Quiet Flight” design philosophy—all elements that weren’t fully formed at the time of the Nautilus’s introduction just two model years prior.

2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport in Nebula Gray Pearl

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 304

Fuel used: 9.9 gallons