6 reasons why electric vehicles are taking over the world
Remember when the idea of electric cars used to be a fantasy? Something from The Jetsons or Tron. I mean, who could imagine not needing to fill up a gas tank every 150 miles? The whole idea was ridiculous. Gas powered engines seemed like they would be the dominant force into the foreseeable future.
The medium-sized pickup segment is global, high-volume and has further growth potential. According to estimates, by 2026 the market will increase from currently 2.2 million (2016) to 3.2 million units (+43%). High-quality private vehicles with passenger car-like characteristics and comfort features will play an increasingly important role here. Mercedes-Benz recognized this trend early on and with the X‑Class is pushing forward into this attractive segment as the first premium manufacturer. The completely new vehicle segment with the star celebrates its world premiere on Tuesday evening in South Africa – one of the model's core markets.
Premium sport sedan offers all-new 310-hp V-6, 9-speed transmission
Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you’ll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS – a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.
Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion
-Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion -Interior space and quality that exceeds the midsize class -New powertrain lineup: turbocharged and electrified -Lighter, more rigid body and new chassis design -Honda Sensing technology standard on all models and trims -New Accord Hybrid to be made in Ohio
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 515-kW (700-hp; combined fuel consumption: 11.8 l/100 km; urban: 18.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 269 g/km) biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
Buick’s technology flagship just got more sophisticated
The Buick LaCrosse expands its technological credentials by adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. The combination of an electric motor with Buick’s latest 2.5L four-cylinder engine delivers quiet, refined and spirited efficient performance backed by the value and customer experience expected of Buick. This new eAssist system, when coupled with the four-cylinder engine, has a 19 percent increase in city fuel economy compared to the LaCrosse’s advanced V-6.
Bentley's EXP 12 Speed 6e made its debut in China today at the 2017 Auto Shanghai. The concept showcases the British brand's ambition to define the electric luxury segment and will allow Bentley to gauge public opinion and customer feedback to help shape its future luxury strategy.
The Second-Generation McLaren Super Series, Commences Full Production
-New McLaren 720S moves to full production with completion of 'Job #1' car, heralding a new chapter in the McLaren Automotive story -Landmark moment for the company, with second-generation Super Series the first-ever replacement of a model family since the launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010 -The final example of the first-generation Super Series has now left the McLaren Production Centre, marking the end of the 'P11' model line
Ultimate carbon-fiber package for Grand Sport, Z06
Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models. Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements -- notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts -- with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.
Available for the first time in the U.S., the 2018 Audi RS 3 will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. As the first compact Audi sedan to wear the RS badge, the RS 3 delivers unrivaled performance in its segment, coupled with a high level of everyday functionality. Specifically developed for the US market, the RS 3 is equipped with the storied Audi five-cylinder engine which produces its unique sound and features RS-specific interior and exterior design details, offering customers an attractive entry point into the Audi Sport lineup.
Mercedes-AMG is injecting another breath of fresh air into the AMG GT family, augmenting its sports car portfolio with two scintillating Roadster models - The new AMG GT C model is positioned between the AMG GT S and the AMG GT R. With the AMG GT C Roadster, Mercedes-AMG is introducing a further output rating of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, thereby underlining the exclusive character of the new model. At 410 kW (557 hp), the peak output is 35 kW (47 hp) above that of the AMG GT S and 20 kW (28 hp) below the Mercedes‑AMG GT R.
The Toyota Highlander is all grown up. It now has more room, more power and better fuel economy. The Highlander used to be a boring SUV that you would buy if you wanted a reliable SUV. Now Toyota has transformed the Highlander into a well-rounded SUV that is actually enjoyable.
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