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Infiniti Q50S getting G37′s hydraulic steering for 2016

Filed under: Sedan, Technology, Infiniti, Luxury Sometimes, new technology doesn’t make things better. Take the march of power steering technology as an example. Electrically assisted systems are in vogue at the moment for their ability to increase fuel efficiency, but tuning them to offer good feedback remains something of a dark art. Some automakers get [...]

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What you missed on 8.29.14

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Performance, SUV, Aston Martin, Cadillac, Luxury Review: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Faced with having to rub elbows with strange human beings on a non-luxurious aircraft, our own intrepid Michael Harley chooses instead to drive from LA to Monterey in the swanky new Cadillac Escalade. Can a 600-mile solo drive in the [...]

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2015 Cadillac Escalade

Filed under: SUV, Cadillac, New Car Reviews, Luxury I have never liked traveling to Monterey, CA. The picturesque coastal city is about 300 miles from my home in Los Angeles, which means cramped and uncomfortable regional aircraft are part of the equation when the turnaround is only one night. Over the years, I have cursed [...]

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Bizarre Levante mule proves SUV will ride on Maserati platform

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Crossover, Maserati, Luxury When Chrysler was developing the current Jeep Cherokee, matte black, lifted Alfa Romeo Giuliettas weren’t an unusual site around the company’s Auburn Hills, MI headquarters. That’s because the Jeep rides on a modified version of the Alfa’s platform. Judging by these images, Maserati is following a similar [...]

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2015 Volvo XC90

Filed under: Technology, Crossover, Volvo, Design/Style, Luxury, Deep Dive The new XC90 isn’t just about the new XC90 – it’s as much about the new generation of Volvos that will result. Around the turn of the millennium, Volvo seemed like the perfect automaker to make a crossover. It had, after all, already established for itself [...]

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What you missed on 8.26.14

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Marketing/Advertising, Crossover, BMW, Volvo, Motorcycle, Luxury Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90 It’s been a long time coming, but the 2015 Volvo XC90 is finally here. It has a simple, clean design (which most people seem to like), a really nice-looking interior, and a range of efficient yet powerful engines. It’ll be [...]

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Infiniti ESQ is a Chinese Nissan Juke Nismo

Filed under: China, Crossover, Infiniti, Misc. Auto Shows, Luxury Take a Nissan Juke Nismo, replace all of its suede and Alcantara interior with leather and cross-stitching, replace all of its badging with the words “Infiniti ESQ,” and boom! You’ve got a made-for-China crossover aimed at “the new millennials.” Infiniti teased the coming of the ESQ [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #394

Filed under: Podcasts, Sedan, Truck, Audi, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Diesel, Luxury Episode #394 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Michael Harley talk about the possibility of a supercharged Dodge Viper, the Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition, the newly released supercharger kit for the Honda CR-Z, and [...]

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Chevy is building nearly 3x as many C7 Corvettes than it did the C6

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, Luxury In case there aren’t enough on the roads in your area to make the case, Corvette Blogger reports that at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show, General Motors showed a graphic putting the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production run at 37,288 units. That is about equal to [...]

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Here’s what a front-row seat looked like in 2014 Mille Miglia

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Jaguar, Celebrities, Luxury From 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia was one of the great, romantic European road races of the golden era of motorsports. The cars were fast, beautiful and loud but also extremely dangerous and regularly claimed drivers’ lives. After two fatal accidents in ’57, [...]

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