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2020 Subaru Legacy joins the tablet-sized touchscreen fad

The 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and it’s climbing aboard the tablet-type touchscreen bandwagon. In fact, it will be the first time a mainstream automaker integrates a vertical touchscreen into a sedan. The Japanese brand teased the 2020 Legacy’s interior on Thursday and the teaser shot shows a tablet-like touchscreen center stage. Subaru didn’t supply any additional details on the interior, nor did it provide dimensions for the touchscreen. It appears mighty large, though, and seems to take on many functions for the…

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2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

2019 Kia Forte  They may not look like siblings at first glance, but the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Hyundai Elantra have a shared lineage that makes these two compact sedans easy to compare. Well, for the most part. In our ratings, it’s nearly a draw between these two compact sedans. The Forte ekes out a win in our ratings, with a host of caveats. MORE: Read our 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Hyundai Elantra reviews The 2019 Forte and 2019 Elantra share an engine, a chassis, and a standard…

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2019 Kia Cadenza Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

Aside from the badge, it’s difficult to distinguish the 2019 Kia Cadenza from a full-fledged luxury sedan. With acres of interior space, a comfortable ride, and impressive features and technology at a palatable price, the 2019 Cadenza warrants a commendable 6.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Sedans may be a declining segment overall, but buyers looking for luxury-like style and comfort at a discount would be wise to consider the Cadenza. Kia’s larger offering splits the difference between the mainstream Optima and…

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Volkswagen’s beach buggy is back and this time it’s electric

The teasers and rumors were correct. Volkswagen confirmed Wednesday that it plans to revive the beach buggy, or dune buggy as some might call it, with a modern twist: It’s electric. The reborn buggy will make its concept car debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. It’s not clear just what VW will call the show car, however. The buggy rides on VW’s new, modular all-electric MEB platform. It’s MEB that could enable VW to put low-volume niche models, such as a buggy, into production in the future.…

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Tesla turned a profit at the end of 2018; Model Y coming by end of 2020

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance Tesla recorded a $139 million profit for the last quarter of 2018, smaller than the $311 million quarterly profit before it, but ended 2018 down nearly $1 billion, the automaker told investors Wednesday. “Last year was the most challenging year in Tesla history, but also the most successful,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Revenues for 2018 nearly doubled the year before it, boosted by Model 3 deliveries in the U.S. The Tesla Model 3 sold well among luxury cars, outpacing rivals from BMW and others…

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2019 Audi Q8, 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35, Lexus performance SUV: Today’s Car News

2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride We slid behind the wheel of the 2019 Audi Q8 for a road trip and found it to be one of the German automaker’s new flagships. With jewel-like details, loads of technology, and some inspiration from the legendary Ur-Quattro sports cars, it’s exactly the vehicle the lineup needs today. This is good news as it’s now the one of the biggest and most-expensive crossovers Audi will sell in the U.S. market. Mercedes-Benz is preparing a new GLB crossover to slot into its lineup…

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2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots

The 2020 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has finally been spotted testing on public roads in production form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai’s upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms in late 2019, likely as a 2020 model, and a smaller GV70 SUV aimed at the BMW X3 will trail it by about a year. Previously, we spotted engineers in test mules that featured the new mechanicals hidden…

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Robots park cars at a London airport this summer

Locals preparing for travel out of London’s Gatwick airport may have robots park their cars for them this summer. Auto Express reported last Thursday that the airport will start a three-month trial that tasks robots with parking cars in a specific lot. The goal is to see whether the robots can maximize space in the already crowded airport parking lots. So far, trials in other countries have revealed the benefits. It’s a simple benefit at that: robots parking the cars mean there’s no need for space to open a door,…

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Electrified Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to Geneva

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser Nearly two years after Mitsubishi’s e-Evolution electric SUV concept bowed, another electrified SUV concept is on the way. The Japanese automaker announced Tuesday that it will reveal the Engelberg Tourer concept at the 2019 Geneva motor show this March. The “Engelberg Tourer” name comes from the prestigious Swiss winter resort, so we’ll likely see some reference to its off-road or all-weather capability. We can also see what appear to be a set of off-road lights fixed to the top of the roof. The teaser doesn’t…

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2019 Audi Q8 review update: Luxury crossover lode runner

Lights flicker underneath champagne-dry powder that dusts the old marquee at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah. The Egyptian’s been here since the 1920s. Back then, Park City was a glorified, dusty camp attached to a silver lode; a long ride but a world apart from Salt Lake City, which is now a 20-minute ride down Parley’s Canyon in the 2019 Audi Q8. When it was built, the Egyptian was a brick-and-mortar commitment by the boomtown to finer arts like theater and opera, surprisingly common among the mining outposts…

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