Luxury

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace  -  Portland, November 2018

    It’s not unusual for fuel gauges on gasoline cars to be inaccurate. Often they can hug "Full" so long you might suspect it’s malfunctioning—only to then swing rapidly toward the halfway mark and below. Usually these idiosyncrasies are no big deal. When the low-fuel light and chime prompt you, you’re almost always within distance of a gas station, where you can fuel up and be back on your way in minutes. For electric cars, the same is not true. Unfortunately, it’s a version of this that can make road-trip time in some electric vehicles a harrowing experience. The...

  • 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Ford Mustang–inspired electric crossover will spawn “elegant” Lincoln EV

    Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand is going to get a roomy, “elegant” electric model within the next few years, according to Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, who disclosed the product plan during an Automotive News World Congress presentation this week. The Lincoln...

  • Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho
    Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

    On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace real-world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover

    To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Instead, it arrived from that trio’s smaller, scrappier British rival, Jaguar Land Rover. The 2019 Jaguar...

  • 2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color
    Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

    Even though the Tesla Model S has retained its same basic shape since it went on sale in 2012, what's going on under the hood has been anything but stagnant. The automaker's over-the-air updates for the electric car have put the old guard on notice: People expect their cars to act like the...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

    As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers. Toyota, along with its luxury division...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    At this point, the variable build quality of early Tesla Model 3 electric cars has been well documented. One of the main issues is the "phantom touch" on the car's all-important central display. The phantom touch is what Green Car Reports reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta suffered in his car before he invited us to drive it for our full review. Like many Model 3 owners, Southern had to have his car's central touch screen replaced after the screen started randomly "touching" a point at the side of the screen, as described by several owners from January through this month in a post on the Tesla...

  • Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road
    When will Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive, lower-range models be available?

    Musk says the problem is that adding additional configurations with all-wheel drive would make production so much more complicated that it would jeopardize the company's ability to build up Model 3 production to levels that would bring in the revenue the company needs to stay afloat.

  • 2018 Tesla Model S
    Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

    The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among "luxury" sedans and hatchbacks. It's far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size competitors from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz, but that doesn't seem to matter to its 200,000 or so buyers to date. The good...

  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019
    Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

    Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
    Electric I-Pace may lead Jaguar design, style into the future

    In January 2007, Jaguar dropped a bombshell, in the form of the C-XF concept sedan it unveiled at that year's Detroit auto show. The sleek, fastback shape, simple rectangular grille with recessed mesh, and swept-back cat's-eye headlights yanked Jaguar design out of its fusty retro-traditional...

  • Used 2015 Tesla Model S P85D on day of purchase  [photo: Jay Lucas]
    Why I traded my Chevy Bolt EV for a Tesla: one reader's story

    As a nation, the U.S. takes lots of road trips, because most of the country has no viable mass transit between city pairs. If electric cars are ever to enter the mass market in North America, they have to be usable on those road trips. Last year, our reader Jay Lucas of Alexandria, Virginia, wrote...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

    Tesla reported Tuesday that it built 34,494 electric cars in the first quarter of 2018, by far its largest quarterly production total ever. But all eyes were on one number: the production of Model 3 sedans, which was 9,766 vehicles out of that total. Of the rest, 11,730 were Model S hatchback sedans and 10,070 were Model X crossover utility vehicles. DON'T MISS: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car For more than eight months after the first Model 3 cars were delivered to buyers at the end of July 2017, Tesla has struggled to get Model 3 production rates...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace first drive
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover

    A parking lot in suburban New Jersey isn’t the first place I’d look for a revolution. According to Jaguar, it’s where ours will start. After just over four minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the electric Jaguar feels like the beginning of something. DON'T MISS...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature
    Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S electric cars over steering-bolt corrosion

    Tesla will recall roughly 123,000 of the Model S electric cars it built from 2012 through April 2016 to replace bolts in the power-steering units of the electric cars. The company said the bolts could corrode in cars used on roads where calcium or magnesium salts are used to melt ice. The Model S...

  • Waymo Jaguar I-Pace
    Jaguar I-Pace electric car to join Waymo's self-driving car fleet

    British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo said Tuesday the carmaker would sell Google's autonomous-car technology arm up to 20,000 of its new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV to be used in self-driving service by 2020. While last week's news focused entirely on the fatal crash of a Volvo converted...

  • Lincoln Aviator SUV, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Lincoln Aviator crossover to include plug-in hybrid version

    Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, has started to take on a new confidence, with far more luxurious vehicles and high-end trim levels and vehicles that are more than just restyled mass-market products. On Wednesday, it will draw back the veil from one of the several new SUVs that it hopes will power...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]
    Tesla sales: how much do rebates matter to buyers in Canada?

    The government of Ontario amended its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program in March, eliminating incentives for vehicles with a recommended price of $75,000 or more. What effect will this have on demand for Tesla’s Model S and X? Two years ago, this site analyzed the impacts on...

  • 2019 Lexus UX

    After a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. form at this week's New York auto show. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in the smaller-than-mid-size crossover segment that's hot, hot, hot these days. And like all mainstream Toyota and Lexus models, there's a hybrid version available. DON'T MISS: Lexus UX smaller crossover peeks out before Geneva auto show That differentiates the 2019 UX from the Toyota C-HR (nee Scion)...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche execs on 2020 Mission E, more electric cars to follow

    Auto journalists often relish interviews and roundtable sessions with German executives and engineers. They usually haven't been beaten into submission and forced to stick to scripted talking points, as have too many of their U.S. counterparts. Most German auto executives also speak excellent...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018
    2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

    “The Tesla Model S was a moment. The Model 3 is a product.” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla Model 3 kindly loaned to us by reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta. We’d covered more than 100 miles on a variety of...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron GT
    Audi e-tron GT electric "super sedan" to challenge Tesla Model S

    First came the Tesla Model S, followed by the Model X. Then Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz rolled out their plans for single long-range electric luxury models to compete with Tesla. Now, the Germans are teasing their plans for further electric cars aimed at Tesla, with the Audi Sport e-tron GT the...

  • Ford's future hybrid and PHEV lineup
    Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

    Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business. Ford first said more than a year ago that it would launch a long-range battery-electric vehicle, describing it as an SUV with 300 miles of range. But the company is late to the game. Longer-range compact hatchbacks from...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla employees say Model 3 parts need substantial rework after production

    Electric-car maker Tesla is known for troubled launches, at least for the four products it's offered since the first Roadster in 2008. But the launch of the Tesla Model 3, its lower-priced electric sedan, may be the most challenging yet—and it may be the Tesla with the highest expectations...

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