Posts from ‘Luxury Vehicles’

Nov
07
2020 Range Rover Evoque SE

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE in Yulong White (a $610 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 329

Fuel used: 15.0 gallons

Oct
24
2020 Lincoln Corsair

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve in Burgundy Velvet (a $695 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive

The past three model years have been especially momentous ones for Lincoln’s SUV lineup. For 2018, the full-size Navigator underwent a dramatic (and successful) redesign. For 2019, the two-row midsize MKX got a thorough revamp and a name change to become the Nautilus. For 2020, Lincoln has just issued a one-two punch in the form of an all-new Aviator three-row midsize SUV and Corsair compact SUV, which take the place of the MKT and MKC in Lincoln’s model roster. That’s essentially a complete product-line changeover, and it also represents a marketing-strategy shift, as Lincoln has dropped its alphabetic (and not particularly well-received) “MK” naming convention. The Corsair is the last piece of this puzzle, and it’s arriving at Lincoln dealers now.

Oct
14
2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve

Consumer Guide Automotive

Seems that Lincoln – once synonymous with luxury cars – is putting lots more focus on its luxury crossovers.

Lincoln has been completely redesigning its slate of SUVs of late, starting with the all-new full-size Navigator for 2018, followed by an update of the midsize MKX that was renamed Nautilus for 2019. Next came the midsize, 3-row Aviator – the subject of this report – which just went on sale as a 2020 model, soon to be joined by the new 2020 Corsair (based on the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape), which is the replacement for the compact MKC.

Got all that?

Oct
11
2019 Lexus LC 500

2019 Lexus LC 500 in “Infrared” metallic red paint (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 699

Fuel used: 35.3 gallons

Oct
09
2019 BMW M850i Convertible

2019 BMW M850i Convertible in Dravit Grey Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW 850i xDrive Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 266

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Oct
07
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package, Hot 2020 Vehicles

2020 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost High Performance Package at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.

Oct
01
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Firenze Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 190

Fuel used: 12.7 gallons

Sep
30
2019 Lincoln Continental Black Label. 2019 Lincoln Continental Black Label

2018 Lincoln Continental

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The Lincoln Continental seemingly faded away after 2002, but the storied nameplate—so integral to the marque—apparently was too important to lose. It came back in 2017, applied to Lincoln’s largest sedan on a stretched version of the Ford Fusion chassis. It’s fair to say the car’s styling elicited mixed reactions, a pity for a nameplate first used by Lincoln on a car that oozed style. That said, this installment of Future Collectibles focuses on the latest Continentals in Lincoln’s Black Label Program.

Sep
29
2020 Lexus ES 350 in Sunlit Green

2020 Lexus ES 350 in Sunlit Green

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the color of vehicles in the Consumer Guide evaluation fleet, though Senior Editor Damon Bell does. However, we both took notice of the paint on a Lexus ES 350 that recently spent some time at the office.

Sep
27
2019 Lexus LS F Sport

2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport in “Liquid Platinum” silver

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport AWD

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 699

Fuel used: 35.3 gallons