After announcing the name of its new luxury line last week – it's Genesis, in case you missed it – Hyundai has given a sneak peak at the design of the car that will top the range. The G90, or EQ900 in Korea, is a large sedan that shares more than a few design elements with the Vision G Concept Coupe that debuted in August.
Custom car tuners continue to push the envelope, and Brabus is no exception. The latest high performance supercar from the German company is the Rocket 900 "Desert Gold" Edition – a customized Mercedes S65 capable of producing 900 hp and a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h ) that was unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show this week.
One of the largest original equipment suppliers in the world, GKN Driveline, has introduced a new, lightweight constant velocity (CV) joint for rear-wheel drive platforms. The new joint allows a more than a 4 kg (9 lb) weight reduction for most vehicles and is targeted towards the premium and luxury segments.
Having previously converted the traditional owner's manual into an iOS app in 2010 and following up in 2014 by putting it inside the vehicle's touchscreen, Hyundai has continued the evolution of the former glove box staple with the Hyundai Virtual Guide. The augmented reality (AR) app will initially be compatible with the 2015 Sonata, with additional models to follow.
Lamborghini introduced the Huracán LP 610-4 back in 2014. As part of a minor 2016 model year refresh, the folks at Sant'Agata Bolognese are adding a few upgrades to the V10 sports car. The 2016 Huracán features cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy, retuned 4WD, and a few new options.
There are many reasons to appreciate the Lexus ES 350. It is a very well-made and balanced luxury sedan that features both mannered performance and solid value. For the up-and-coming executive or doctor, the ES 350 is a mature choice.
Cadillac has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. It's gone from building heavy, soggy barges for Florida retirees to creating exciting sedans and coupes that can compete with the best Germany has to offer. But super-sedans don't make big money – SUVs do, which is why Cadillac's new lightweight XT5 is so important for the American brand.
Committing US$1 billion over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the establishment of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a research and development center initially focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The company is tasked with developing technologies to increase driving safety and improve mobility and quality of life, particularly for the elderly..
As electric cars come towards the end of their life, they create a set of problems that you simply don't get with petrol cars - namely, getting rid of the batteries. Automotive giant Daimler is doing its bit to tackle the problem by partnering with The Mobility House, GETEC and Remondis to create a 13-MWh battery storage unit out of second-life battery systems from electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
Using state-of-the-art projection technology, Jaguar Land Rover attempted to transform a cold autumn night in London into a golden summer day for the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque Convertible. The four-seat, luxury crossover's lightweight fabric hood gives it the honor of being the world's first luxury compact SUV convertible.