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2021 Acura TLX First Drive – Focus Matters

2021 Acura TLX First Drive – Focus Matters

Throwing development cash at a shrinking segment, with the hope of persuading badge-obsessed drivers to rethink their brand loyalties, sounds like a fool's errand, but Acura has plotted a surprisingly sensible course with the new 2021 TLX. True, sedans may now comprise less than 38-percent of new premium vehicle sales in the US, but that's still a sizable group of potential customers. Offer them something stylish, affordable, and rewarding from behind the wheel, and you could have a hit on your hands.

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2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid First Drive – Electric Hero

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid First Drive – Electric Hero

Not all hybrids are created equal, something the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid makes abundantly clear. While this mid-cycle refresh of the second generation Panamera adds electric range and makes it easier to whir along in zero-emission harmony, the lure of 552 horsepower suggests Porsche isn't exactly expecting hypermiling to be high on the agenda for owners. Think of this as electrification by way of speed-obsessed Stuttgart.

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Cadillac confirms Super Cruise subscription price

Cadillac confirms Super Cruise subscription price

A Cadillac Super Cruise subscription will cost drivers $25 per month after the initial bundled hands-free driver assistance service expires, the automaker has confirmed. Launched on the Cadillac CT6, Super Cruise doesn't make the luxury sedan "self driving" but it does remove one of the lingering annoyances of most adaptive cruise control with lane keeping systems.

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Lucid Air configurator taps next-gen console tech for more realistic EV orders

Lucid Air configurator taps next-gen console tech for more realistic EV orders

Deliveries of Lucid Motors' first all-electric car may not be starting until next year, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from loading up its online configurator for those who want to stake a place in line. Promising to borrow tech from the gaming world to make customizing the new luxury electric sedan more true to life, it's an arguably timely implementation of the tech given the reluctance of many new car buyers to step into a brick and mortar dealership.

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The 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 are leveling up on tech

The 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 are leveling up on tech

Cadillac has given the 2021 CT4 and 2021 CT5 a welcome tech upgrade, with more modern dashboards being finally joined by Enhanced Super Cruise. GM's hands-free assisted driving system for divided highways is gaining the ability to automatically change lanes, with an eye-monitoring camera making sure that the person behind the wheel is still attentive even if they're not touching it.

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Lucid Motors’ design chief explains the electric Air’s toughest challenge

Lucid Motors’ design chief explains the electric Air’s toughest challenge

Designing concept cars is easy. Designing a car that can actually make it into mass production, at a competitive price, and take on both auto industry heavyweights and high-profile disruptors, well, that's a whole other story. With the 2021 Lucid Air finally revealed in road-going form, I caught up with Derek Jenkins, VP of Design at Lucid Motors, to find out why a sedan, why all-electric, and what sets this particular EV apart.

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Lucid Motors “Project Gravity” all-electric SUV teased

Lucid Motors “Project Gravity” all-electric SUV teased

Lucid Motors may be announcing its 2021 Air luxury electric sedan today, but it's also giving a nod to the future with a preview of the upcoming Lucid SUV. Yet to be officially named, though internally known as Project Gravity, the second model from the automotive startup will go head-to-head with both electrified crossover rivals and luxury SUVs alike, borrowing technology from its sedan sibling.

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2021 Lucid Air revealed – Tesla-rival EV makes expensive debut

2021 Lucid Air revealed – Tesla-rival EV makes expensive debut

Lucid Motors has revealed the production 2021 Lucid Air, the luxury electric sedan with which it aims to go head-to-head with Tesla and the rest of auto industry. Variously teased, previewed, and promised since Lucid first took us for a ride in its Air prototype all the way back in 2016, the Air will eventually be priced at under $80,000, the automaker promises, though the first examples will cost significantly more.

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Maserati MC20 unveiled as 630 horsepower supercar halo

Maserati MC20 unveiled as 630 horsepower supercar halo

Maserati promised us a new super sports car, and - a few gripes aside - the new Maserati MC20 delivers. Billed as kicking off the start of a new era for the Italian automaker, the MC20 is the long-overdue successor to the MC12, packing a 630 horsepower V6 engine and a 0-62 mph time of under 2.9 seconds.

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2021 Mercedes E-Class pricing confirmed (we’ll take the AMG wagon)

2021 Mercedes E-Class pricing confirmed (we’ll take the AMG wagon)

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for the 2021 E-Class range, with sedan, coupe, cabriolet, and All-Terrain versions headed to US dealerships later this year. Announced back in May, the newest iteration of Mercedes' best-seller will kick off at $54,250, the automaker has said today.

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Aston Martin Victor is a one-off future classic of hypercar contradictions

Aston Martin Victor is a one-off future classic of hypercar contradictions

Aston Martin cars are already a relatively rare sight on the road, but don't expect to catch this striking new Aston Martin Victor pulling up at the lights next to you - the British automaker is only making one. A very unusual, and very special, commission from Q by Aston Martin, the coupe is intended to capture the style and spirit of the 1970s and 80s, but with a thoroughly modern heart.

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Can the Jeep Grand Wagoneer justify a $100,000 price tag?

Can the Jeep Grand Wagoneer justify a $100,000 price tag?

Jeep's Grand Wagoneer could top $100,000 in its most luxurious configuration, the automaker has said, raising the question of whether its buyers are ready for a six-figure SUV. Revealed in concept form this week, the Grand Wagoneer will arrive as a production model in 2021, though it's unclear just how much of the lavish and tech-filled cabin will make it to the factory.

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