The new Mercedes CLA will have a rounder roof line, a slightly extended rear overhang and a longer trunk. The camouflaged car is seen undergoing road tests in Stuttgart. Canadian sales of the CLA are off 14 per cent through the first 10 months of 2018
The second-generation R8 has been freshened for the 2019 model year. The biggest visual change comes with the front fascia, which has been completely redesigned, adopting a wider appearance along with a series of vertical wings extending to the front spoiler, in addition to a narrow three-sectioned inlet just above the hexagonal grille meant to evoke the fascia of Audi’s early Quattro cars. Power has been increased in the naturally aspirated V10 that will now churn out an estimated 562 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque, a gain of about 30 hp and 8 pound-feet of torque over the outgoing model. The refreshed R8 will go on sale in Europe in the first quarter of 2019. -- Autoweek
The latest creation from Aston Martin's bespoke program, Q by Aston Martin, is a DBS Superleggera that pays homage to the automaker's racing history. The "DBS 59" honors Aston Martin's 1-2 finish in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. It features an Aston Martin Racing Green exterior, a black and tan interior and bronze detailing throughout the exterior and interior. Aston Martin will build just 24 examples.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Mopar brand intends to sell the Hellephant-- a giant, supercharged 1,000-hp crate engine, capable of generating 950 pound-feet of torque and related installation kits for enthusiasts for use in pre-1976 vehicles next year. The Hellephant represents a 41 per cent power boost over the 707-hp Hellcrate 6.2-litre supercharged V-8 crate engine Mopar introduced a year ago. The brand showed a concept 1968 Dodge Charger upfitted with the Hellephant and other accessories that it called the Super Charger at the 2018 SEMA show.
The McLaren Speedtail is the most extreme model yet to join the brand's rapidly growing portfolio. It features a gasoline-electric powertrain that makes 1,035 hp, which the automaker says can propel the vehicle to 186 mph in a blistering 12.8 seconds and can top out at 250 mph, making it the fastest McLaren ever. Only 106 units will be built and the automaker said all Speedtails have already been reserved. Prices start at around US$2.1 million with deliveries set to begin in early 2020.
Acura has reshaped the ILX for 2019, giving it the familiar diamond grille that graces the faces of the rest of the brand's lineup. It is equipped with a 2.4-litre inline-four engine that generates 201 hp and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Porsche, with a rich history in style and engineering, has diversified its portfolio over the past 70 years. Here are some Porsche models that stick out — for performance, design or for being a breakout model for the company. — Jack Walsworth
Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. of Vancouver has entered the final stages of constructing its production line in China, where the maker of the single-seat electric vehicle will manufacture 75,000 Solo vehicles over the next there years. Here’s a look inside the factory.
The new Mercedes B class has sportier looks and more interior space than its predecessor.
The 2020 V60 Cross Country has all the design cues that have been staples of Volvo's Cross Country variants: increased ground clearance, black body cladding, Cross Country-specific chassis and suspension as well as standard all-wheel drive. The V60 Cross Country, now on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture platform, is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 250 hp.
The next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe, heavily camouflaged, doesn’t look drastically different than the current model, new spy photos indicate. The photos show the large SUV with an independent rear suspension, a notable engineering change from its traditional live axle design, matching the latest redesigned Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Other than the suspension, the model caught testing features twin dual exhausts and possibly a smoother design.