2018 Lexus RX 350LNov. 29
The body of the 2018 RX L is stretched 4.3 inches at the rear and uses a steeper tailgate window compared with the standard two-row RX to provide better headroom in the back without dramatically altering the styling.
2019 BMW i8 roadster and coupeNov. 29
BMW is counting on the new roadster and face-lifted coupe to lift overall i8 sales significantly. In the U.S., i8 sales are down 72 percent through the first 10 months of 2017, with just 364 sold. BMW sold 2,265 i8s in the U.S. in 2015, the first full year the car was available.
Mercedes-Benz CLSNov. 29
2019 Corvette ZR1 convertibleNov. 29
The convertible is expected to go on sale in the spring, alongside the 2019 Corvette ZR1 coupe, starting with a base price of $123,995. The coupe will start at $119,995, including destination charges. Chevrolet officials contend there's little to no compromise with the ZR1 droptop, which has a curb weight within 60 pounds of the coupe. The strength of the sports car's aluminum chassis, according to Chevy, meant the only structural changes required for the convertible were repositioned seat-belt mounts and the power top, which can be operated remotely or while driving up to 30 mph.
2018 Infiniti QX50Nov. 29
The redesigned QX50 is the world’s first production vehicle with a variable-compression engine, using technology that Nissan Motor Co. has been working on for about 20 years. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo increases the vehicle’s fuel economy to a combined rating of 27 mpg for the front-wheel-drive configuration -- 35 percent more than the outgoing model -- while offering the power of a six-cylinder engine.
2019 Lincoln NautilusNov. 28
Lincoln will rebadge the MKX the Nautilus when the 2019 crossover reaches showrooms in the spring. The new Nautilus will get a new front end and new eight-speed transmission to better compete in the U.S. and China. Lincoln's transition back to conventional names comes with the brand on pace to close out its fourth consecutive year of rising U.S. sales.
Next-generation Porsche 911 Turbo spy photosNov. 28
Porsche is going full throttle with development of the next-generation 911, due around 2019, and the first spy shots have emerged of the newest 911 Turbo, likely due just months after the basic 911 bows. This prototype of the next-generation 911 Turbo remains in early development, so the typical Turbo spoiler isn’t yet in place, but sources say the familiar Turbo wing will be in place when the 911 goes into production in late 2018 or 2019. The 911 Turbo tester spied by photographers also showcases a massive brake set-up on the front and rear-ends — greater than anything seen on prior 911 prototypes. The Turbo is expected to be wider and will receive a straighter front skirt and a straight front edge to the hood, based on spy photos. The front wings will grow and will clasp around the headlights. The Turbo-typical horizontal air inlet in the bonnet will remain and so will the air-intakes behind the doors. Huge air-intakes in the front bumper, the extendable spoiler lip plus a pair of double daylight running lights will round out the 911 Turbo's exterior gear. Inside, the new Turbo might feature Audi’s digital Virtual Cockpit. The top-of-the-range Turbo S might crack the 600-hp barrier -- its rated at 580 today -- and will get pretty close to a time of 2.5 seconds for the 0-60 sprint.
Hyundai FCEV spy photosNov. 25
The Hyundai FCEV will replace the Tucson fuel cell vehicle in the U.S. market. It's built on an all-new, purpose-built platform for its hydrogen fuel-cell architecture and it is targeting a range of between 310 and 360 miles on a single tank. Horsepower is estimated to be around 160. The production FCEV will be formally introduced at the CES technology expo in Las Vegas in early 2018; it's due to go on sale in the U.S. later in the year.
2019 Subaru Ascent spy photosNov. 21
While covered in bulky and thick camouflage, the latest batch of spy photos show design elements of the Subaru Ascent such as the grille, headlights, lower body cladding and roof rails appear similar to those of the latest Outback, Crosstrek and Forester. The vehicle will be formally introduced this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Aston Martin VantageNov. 21
2019 Lincoln MKCNov. 21
The freshened 2019 Lincoln MKC crossover features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on the brand's newest products, including the Continental and MKZ sedans and the Lincoln Navigator.