Over the last decade, many upscale car manufacturers have expanded their lineups with lower-priced models to attract shoppers who want the image a luxury vehicle projects as much as the posh features they come equipped with. But that doesn’t mean upscale brands are ignoring the demand for top-line prestige models. That’s especially true on the... Read More.
Most of us enjoy listening to some kind of audio while driving. For the audiophile, having a top-notch sound system in the car is a must, but upgrading to aftermarket isn’t always feasible. Did you know, though, that many cars come with excellent factory audio systems? Judging a sound system depends on the quality, quantity,... Read More.
In the late 2000s, BMW created the SUV coupe vehicle segment with the X6, which combined the existing X5 SUV’s ground clearance and all-wheel traction with a sleeker body. The mid-size X6’s success prompted BMW to expand its SUV coupe offerings in 2015 with the compact X4, which was based on the already-popular X3 model.... Read More.
This month, our auto industry news roundup goes back to the future with initial details of a Delorean EV concept inspired by the car that starred in the 1980s time-travel movie franchise. If you’d rather stay in the present day, Toyota has updated its Corolla lineup for 2023 with more powerful hybrid powertrains, and a... Read More.
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) continue to dominate automotive news headlines, with Toyota’s first mainstream BEV, the BZ4X, set to arrive imminently at its Canadian dealerships, while BMW’s first-ever fully electric 7 Series will be here by the end of the year. Meanwhile, a Mercedes-Benz electric concept recently completed a 1,000-km journey on a single charge,... Read More.
The most common concern when buying an electric vehicle (EV) is the vehicle’s range. Range anxiety can be an issue for all drivers, but range anxiety has always been a more common issue for EV owners. When EVs first appeared on the market, they had an incredibly small range, and the lack of readily available... Read More.
With so many unique features in vehicles these days, it can make your head spin. We’ve collected and sorted a few of them here in the hopes this article will help you prioritize what’s important to you. Driver Assistance Features With technology advancing as quickly as it is, it’s no surprise that car companies are... Read More.
The proliferation of SUV models in today’s marketplace means there’s one out there to suit almost anyone’s needs. This is especially true in the luxury categories, where many upscale automakers now offer crossover coupes that share their rugged drivetrains with SUVs but look sportier. Most of the mid-size SUV/crossover coupes come from German luxury brands,... Read More.
Subcompact cars are common in today’s luxury car marketplace, conceived by upscale automakers to foster brand loyalty among drivers who are younger and less-affluent than the traditional luxury-car buyer. While today’s entry-level luxury offerings are mostly a mix of small sedans and crossovers, many early upscale subcompacts for North America were hatchbacks. Those are the... Read More.
In this installment in our series of articles aimed at helping you buy a used luxury compact crossover, we’re looking at a handful of the earliest European models to join this now-popular segment. BMW has one of the longest track records in this field, having introduced its X3 in 2004. For this article, though, we’re... Read More.