Rolls-Royce Phantom VIIIJuly 27
The newest Phantom is the first Rolls-Royce to be built on the U.K.-firm’s in-house aluminum platform. The engine is an updated version of the 6.75-liter V-12 unit now with twin-turbochargers to increase the power to 563 hp. Deliveries of the new Phantom begin early next year. It will be available in standard or extended wheelbase versions and be priced from around $520,000.
Lotus Evora GT430July 25
Lotus Evora GT430July 25
The Lotus Evora GT430 is a new, limited-run performance model from the British sports car maker. Lotus says its "most powerful road-going model ever" is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 supercharged, charge-cooled engine generating 430 hp. Hand-built in England, the Evora GT430 is limited to 60 units worldwide.
2018 Honda FitJuly 24
Honda is giving the subcompact Fit a slight refresh for the 2018 model year, updating its face to better resemble the rest of the brand's lineup. An available 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is new inside. Honda is also adding two new exterior colors, Helios Yellow and Orange Fury, as well as a new Sport trim.
Lincoln MKX spy photosJuly 17
Two years after the second-generation Lincoln MKX debuted, the premium midsize crossover will undergo a freshening for the 2018 model year. Spy photographers recently spotted the Lincoln MKX testing in Dearborn, Mich. The vehicle's front end is heavily camouflaged, but it appears it will adopt the mesh grille that has rolled out on the MKZ, Continental and Navigator.
2018 Ford F-150 Police ResponderJuly 21
The 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder produces 375 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque from a 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine paired with a 10-speed transmission. It will reach a top speed of 100 mph and has towing capacity of 7,000 pounds and 132 cubic feet of interior space -- more than any other police vehicle.
2018 Buick Regal GSJuly 19
The 2018 Buick Regal GS is a higher-performance version of the Sportback with a 3.6-liter V-6 and standard all-wheel drive. The redesigned Regal GS will have 310 hp -- 51 more than the outgoing model -- and 282 pounds-feet of torque with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and engine stop-start.
Buff Whelan Chevrolet fireJuly 19
2018 Mercedes-Benz X classJuly 18
The X-class will hit dealerships in Germany starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. The Mercedes model will be available initially with two diesel options as well as a gasoline engine. The top-of-the-line V6 diesel will be available from mid-2018. For now, Mercedes plans to stay clear of the U.S.’s competitive truck market
2018 Hyundai SonataJuly 18
Kia K900 spy photosJuly 18
Kia's next K900 sedan has been spotted undergoing road tests in Death Valley. While the rear-wheel-drive sedan has not been the sales success Kia targeted, the company is sticking with the large luxury car with a second-generation model due for 2019. Photos reveal new front-end styling that matches the production version of the Stinger rear-drive sport sedan, which will share a number of components with the K900. The K900 will also receive an upgraded interior and Lexicon audio system, along with more modern materials and finishes for the metallic trim and woods. Power is expected to be supplied by turbocharged V-6 and V-8 engines borrowed from Hyundai Motor Co.'s Genesis lineup and the Stinger GT. A new 10-speed automatic transmission may also be introduced with the K900. All-wheel drive will likely be an option. Kia is expected to introduce the 2019 K900 sometime in 2018.
-- PHOTOS: BRIAN WILLIAMS | SPIEDBILDE