Cars

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F SPORT gets the detailing spot-on

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F SPORT gets the detailing spot-on

Lexus' F SPORT trim has been a runaway success, with a sizable percentage of the company's sales in the US being the sportier models, and the 2018 LS 500 F SPORT should be no different. Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show 2017 this week, it's an opportunity for the Japanese automaker to demonstrate how it can take on the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S Class, and Audi A8's in the parking lot. With no horsepower improvements, however, the F SPORT badge means handling tweaks and, more noticeably, styling changes. Read on for some of the highlights.

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2018 Volvo XC60 SUV gains much-needed style, power, and improves safety

2018 Volvo XC60 SUV gains much-needed style, power, and improves safety

The 2018 Volvo XC60 might have been unveiled to the world earlier this year in Geneva, but that doesn't make its presence at the 2017 New York Auto Show any less important for the car company. This mid-size SUV is strong seller for the Swedish brand, and after nearly a decade with the previous platform the update seems certain to make it over to our side of the Atlantic and continue the same strong performance with loyal customers.

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Why Cadillac Super Cruise out-Autopilots Tesla’s autonomous tech

Why Cadillac Super Cruise out-Autopilots Tesla’s autonomous tech

Cadillac's Super Cruise may be a practically invisible change on the 2018 CT6, but the semi-autonomous driving system is actually one of the biggest announcements at the New York International Auto Show. It's intended to take control of the luxury sedan on the roads where drivers get most bored, highways and freeways, and though it may only be Level 2 autonomy, it wraps up a number of hands-off technologies that could give drivers the confidence that rival systems lack. I caught up with Barry Walkup, Super Cruise Chief engineer at Cadillac, to find out why.

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Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Lucid Motors has taken its Lucid Air electric car to the New York Auto Show, and it has a new 217 mph high-speed test under its belt to convince enthusiasts to ignore the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Though it was unveiled in December last year, the NYIAS is actually the Lucid Air's first auto show. Preorders have already begun, though the car itself won't begin deliveries until 2019.

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Hyundai Blue Link gets Google Home support, is now standard for 3 years

Hyundai Blue Link gets Google Home support, is now standard for 3 years

Hyundai has announced that Blue Link, its connected car service, now works with Google Home and, therefore, with Google Assistant. Thanks to this support, certain Hyundai owners with a Google Home are able to control aspects of their vehicle using voice commands, such as firing up remote start or locking the doors from within your home. As well, Hyundai says that Blue Link is going to be a complementary, standard feature for three years on all of its 2017 IONIQ models and all of its 2018 vehicles.

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This striking 7-seat concept previews Subaru’s Ascent SUV for 2018

This striking 7-seat concept previews Subaru’s Ascent SUV for 2018

Subaru is getting back into the 7-seat SUV business, and we're getting closer to seeing the car they'll do it with. The Subaru Ascent SUV Concept is, so the name insists, only a design study for now. Look beyond the car show glitz, however, and you find the core styling of the new Subaru Ascent, which will be headed to dealerships in 2018.

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Genesis GV80 Concept SUV will lose the hydrogen, but keep the style

Genesis GV80 Concept SUV will lose the hydrogen, but keep the style

When the Genesis brand debuted last year, it had two large sedans to offer to its potential luxury customers - but a notable lack of SUVs in a market where big cars are being gradually replaced by their more practical counterparts. Genesis addressed that gap in its line-up at the New York Auto Show with the GV80 Concept, a large sport-utility vehicle that hints at how an upcoming production SUV could look for the automaker.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata brings minor changes, new transmission for Turbo model

2018 Hyundai Sonata brings minor changes, new transmission for Turbo model

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata broke cover at the 2017 New York Auto Show, and while the changes to the strong-selling sedan aren't extensive, they are noticeable to anyone who has been keeping track of the four-door's evolution into a major family car player.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk SUV hits 180-mph on stage in New York

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk SUV hits 180-mph on stage in New York

Despite most of the details having been released ahead of its New York Auto Show debut, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk certainly managed to impress everyone in the crowd with a startling run to 180-mph on a stage-mounted dynometer. The stunt was designed to prove that not only is the Trackhawk the fastest Jeep ever built, but also the quickest SUV currently on the market.

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The 2018 Acura TLX’s most important change is inside

The 2018 Acura TLX’s most important change is inside

Car infotainment is a dark art, and getting it right is tougher than you might think. Happily, the 2018 Acura TLX hasn't just revamped its exterior styling - most noticeably with the new family snout - but introduced a significant improvement in the dashboard. It's called the On Demand Multi-Use Display, and it's a noticeable change over the old infotainment system.

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The Toyota FT-4X Concept is a Millennials’ toy truck made real

The Toyota FT-4X Concept is a Millennials’ toy truck made real

Toyota clearly hasn't given up its toy box, as a Tonka truck come to life is really the best way to describe its FT-4X concept at the NYIAS 2017 this week. Pitched as an "always ready" SUV for city-dwelling Generation Y drivers, the chunky 4x4 can't resist every automaker's current obsession: Millennials. As Toyota sees it, they're looking for "Rugged Charm".

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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe bring the SUV noise to NYC

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe bring the SUV noise to NYC

AMG's tendrils already extend far and wide into the Mercedes-Benz family of cars and SUVs, but the Silver Star's in-house tuning arm unveil two new siblings at the 2017 New York Auto Show in form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe.

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