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Luxury Cars

  • Maserati Trident

    FCA luxury brand Maserati has emphasized its Italian sourcing for upcoming cars, as the brand pushes into hybrid and fully electric models.

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

    The British luxury vehicle maker Bentley is sounding less decisive about electric vehicles than it was a few years ago—although a full update is due this summer.

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886
    Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV kicks off a new era

    Against the bustling backdrop of the New York auto show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a vehicle that it says celebrates its humble roots—in 1886, when Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first automobile. The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 Edition is positioned to show off the extensive range of...

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration is the automaker's idea for an EV sport sedan

    Infiniti is on the back foot for electrified powertrains today. The luxury automaker quietly shelved its hybrid powertrains in the past few years in the buildup toward an all-electric lineup sometime in the next few years. On Wednesday, ahead of the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the Infiniti Qs...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace  -  Portland, November 2018
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car range: Why the short circuit?

    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...

  • 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

    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 three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very conventional 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle said the battery-powered utility would be the first vehicle derived from GM's future dedicated electric-vehicle platform. READ THIS: Cadillac to become “lead electric...

  • 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...

  • 2018 Infiniti Q70
    Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

    The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Lexus ES 300h

    Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the new ES 300h hybrid is rated at 44 mpg, up 10 percent from the previous model. The ES has always been a version of a Toyota sedan, and the new version is no exception. The Camry was extensively redesigned for 2018, so the ES gets all the same updates, with more Lexus frills, of course. The new platform, which it shares with the Camry and Avalon, should give it a better ride and handling than the previous model. It's also...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Some Tesla Model 3 cars haunted by "phantom touch" and "vampire draw" (updated)

    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...

  • 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]

    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 an account of his road trip in a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. Now he's followed up with an explanation of why he now drives a used Tesla Model S. What follows are his words, lightly edited by Green Car Reports for clarity and style. DON'T MISS: Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla Model 3 production crossed 2,000 last week; is it sustainable?

    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...

  • 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...

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