Hyundai is nearly ready to show off its second-generation Veloster hatchback, but the hotly anticipated Veloster N performance variant wasn’t slated to make an appearance quite yet. Well, that was the case, anyway, until we found a photo of the Veloster N on Hyundai’s own website. So here’s our first official look at the 2019 Veloster N in all of its hot-hatchback glory.
As anticipated, the Veloster N shares much of its aesthetic with the Europe-market i30 N, a hotted-up version of the Elantra GT that we won’t get in the States. The Veloster N’s attractive Performance Blue paint is the same, as are the bits of red trim on the front fascia and side skirts. An N badge is visible in the grille, denoting this as part of Hyundai’s new performance sub-brand; it’ll sit above the Veloster Turbo in the lineup.
Official confirmation of such details will have to wait until Hyundai decides to share more about the Veloster N. But this funky little three-door with legitimate performance credentials is shaping up to be an enticing competitor to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and R and the Honda Civic Si and Type R.
As athletic as it is spacious, the multifaceted MDX was designed to give you the best of all worlds.
While the new MDX delivers maximum comfort for up to seven passengers, it was crucial that we didn’t forget where we came from.
True to our roots and Precision Crafted Performance promise, the 2017 is the most aggressively styled MDX to date, with performance to match.
The 2017 MDX was designed with the single-minded goal of putting the driver and passengers first, and not only did we hit our impossibly high standards, we exceeded them.
With available features such as handcrafted and responsibly sourced Olive Ash Burl and Black Limba natural woods, premium contrast stitching and piping details, and your choice of seven-passenger seating or a six-passenger configuration with body-contouring second-row captain’s chairs, wherever you’re seated, you’ll feel like the MDX was built with you in mind.
It may be, as has been suggested, that the Audi A5 is a polarizing vehicle. Then again, magnets are like that. Of course, we know what draws people in.
The unmistakable look, to start, but the power too. LED daytime running lights introduce inviting illumination, and the tapered Singleframe® grille adds a bold sense of daring and an iconic look to the front fascia.
But one gathers the pos- sibility of more, such as the power distributed by the impressive 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine and optimized by the quattro® all-wheel drive system.
The details tell the story—sharpened design lines streamline the body, continually pushing the envelope of style while embracing the spirit of our Audi Sport® heritage. In short, the more we tried to thrill onlookers, the greater thrill we experienced ourselves.
There’s an elegant sense of assurance when you are in control. In the case of quattro® all-wheel drive, the elegance is created by a sophisticated system developed by Audi engi- neers to help you with the ability to gain more control when road and weather conditions aren’t their best.
Through enhanced grip on twisting mountain roads and powder-dusted streets—to say nothing of the precision you’ll feel in taking corners in perfect conditions— quattro® works with drivers who want peace of mind as much as power.
Because it was built and honed to transfer the necessary amount of power to the appropriate wheels when accelerating and turning, quattro® helps enhance Audi performance, but the real story just might be how quattro® helps engineer con dence in good drivers.
General Motors is expected Friday to unveil a new driverless concept car without a steering wheel or pedals, as we first reported earlier today, and now we have a first look at the vehicle’s interior.
GM and its autonomous car unit, Cruise Automation, will submit a report Friday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how it plans to safely equip cars with self-driving technology and deploy them on the road, sources familiar with the plan told Jalopnik.
While it still isn’t clear if GM’s showing off a working prototype tomorrow or if this is just a concept, the image we obtained shows off a straightforward interior—almost certainly a Bolt—just without a wheel or pedals.
When asked earlier Friday about the planned announcement, a GM spokesperson said the automaker had no comment.
GM rolled out an extensive game plan last fall for the company’s self-driving car plans. The automaker said it’s confident it can deploy fully autonomous cars in 2019 that could be used for a ride-sharing service.
The image tracks with previous comments made by GM’s autonomous car execs. In November, Cruise’s CEO said that its plans for self-driving deployment won’t include small-scale pilots “where you’ve got drivers still in the car,” a fact that immediately raised concern from safety groups.
Expect more soon. I’m interested to see whether GM actually plans to put this on the road, and, if so, when.
Update (12:02 a.m.): The embargo was apparently lifted at midnight. Several outlets just published stories highlighting most of what we reported earlier Thursday, adding that GM intends to manufacture an unspecified number of the driverless vehicles.
The automaker’s asking NHTSA if it can deploy the cars without a steering wheel or brake pedals, according to multiple reports. It’s unclear if GM’s waiting to launch production until hearing back from NHTSA.
Here’s a video GM produced to show off the car:
The interior of the new Boxster delivers exactly what the exterior promises—a light, uncluttered, and defined design, existing to fulfill one single aim: the perfect drive.
The entire concept—from the power and contour to the driver’s vision—are all drawn in the direction of travel.
The Boxster driver’s concentration is kept purely on the road, thanks to the intelligent operating concept and the logical arrangement of the controls. The elevated center console cocoons the driver and reduces the
distance from the steering wheel to the shift lever for fast and ergonomic gearshifts. It’s just one of many ways that Porsche transfers its experience from the racetrack to the road.
The door styling is similarly dynamic. The door pulls mirror the lines of the center console and blend seamlessly into the overall design. The door storage compartments are sweeping and practical.
The athletic proportions of the new Boxster models make it possible to introduce a new interior architecture. The driver’s seating position is low, and from that vantage point, there is a feeling of space and light without compromising the authentic roadster experience.
Ready to assert your independence? You’ll find the ignition located to the
left of the steering column, reflecting Porsche’s racing heritage. The three- spoke sport steering wheel fits
perfectly in your hands. Facing the
driver is a cluster of three large circular instruments. The instrument on the
right is now a 4.6-inch TFT screen that shows information from the onboard computer or information from the audio system. An inconspicuous shroud shades the instruments for optimal visibility.
AERODYNAMIC ADVANTAGE Despite its epic proportions, the QX56 is built to benefit from the forces of air. The upper and lower body of the QX56 direct the flow of air over, around and under the vehicle to minimize the pressure under the car and the “suction” effect over it, achieving zero-lift at the front and rear. Reducing the effects of wind turbulence at higher speeds leaves you feeling more tightly in control and in touch with the road surface.
INDIVIDUALIZED ENTERTAINMENT The Tri-Zone Entertainment System1,11 creates three distinct areas for passengers to enjoy their own individual media. Those in the front seats can choose the audio they want, while the two 7-inch screens allow those in the second row to play their own movies, games or music through the use of wireless headphones. Satisfy everyone’s tastes, and heighten their enjoyment of every journey.
As long as there has been Z,® there has been a soulful 6-cylinder leading the way. In this case, the 4th-generation of the legendary VQ V6 engine.
With a 3.7-liter displacement for massive muscle, this 332-hp dynamo features advanced Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) technology that continuously tunes valve lift and timing for quicker response and a broader torque curve, while optimizing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
And while all this engineering may sound intriguing on paper, the exhilaration – on the straights or through the corners – is pure, pulse-pounding magic.
A world’s first. Included on the Sport models, SynchroRev Match® technology – the first in any production car – monitors the 6-speed manual’s clutch pedal, shift lever, and vehicle speed.
As you shift to a lower gear, the system will “blip” the throttle to the ideal engine rpm for a supremely smooth downshift as you let out the clutch.
The system also works when upshifting to give you a smooth flow of power when accelerating.
Control at your fingertips. Want effortless cruising? Put the 7-speed automatic transmission in “D.”
For a quick gear change, just pull the steering column-mounted lightweight magnesium paddle shifters. In Manual mode, you get manual- style control with a nudge of the shift lever or a pull of the paddle shifters.
The transmission can even hold a gear in cornering for better balance, or downshift before a corner for more effective braking.
And when a downshift is needed, Downshift Rev Matching automatically opens the throttle to match the rpm for smoother gear changes.
The interior comes with a level of intellect to rival its impressive luxury. A vehicle so intuitive that during chilly weather it can even turn on its heated seats to greet you, courtesy of Adaptive Remote Start.
Once inside, tri-zone climate controls let the driver and front and rear passengers set their own desired temperatures. All of this creates the perfect environment to enjoy the Bose® 5.1 surround sound system with AudioPilot® noise compensation technology and SiriusXM Radio with 3-month trial.
Never has so much beauty been in the eyes, ears and hands of the beholder.
No matter where you’re seated, you’re surrounded. The Escalade not only elevates the definition of “well appointed,” but also gives you ample space for up to eight adults.
The interior flows seamlessly, punctuated by French-stitched leather accents on the instrument panel and door trim.
The seats alone are a rare combination of elegance and engineering: 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heated and cooled seatbacks and cushions, plus a driver’s seat that includes memory settings for two drivers. Once you slip behind the wheel, there’s little doubt you are front and center at the most compelling show on the road.
Glance inside the Escalade ESV, and you’ll admire not only its leather and burled accents, but also its ability to get to work with little wasted motion—and even an ingenious shortcut or two.
It offers the most cargo room in its class. In fact, almost 30 additional cubic feet of room compared to the regular-wheelbase Escalade. The reclining second-row bucket seats have heated cushions and a fold-and-tumble design that lets them disappear quickly.
The third row features 50/50 split-bench seats that adjust individually and can be folded, tumbled forward or totally removed, depending on your needs. Of course, thanks to the power liftgate, accessing all that space is effortless, exactly as you’d expect.
The revered popularity and long-standing, innovative versatility are part of why the Chrysler town & Country is the most trusted minivan ever.
Touring-l adds perforated leather-trimmed seats for distinctive styling along with 8-way power driver and front-passenger seats, window shades, available heated steering wheel and available class-exclusive super Console for enhanced convenience.
Touring also includes a standard safety M Package with driver-aided advanced technologies like Blind spot Monitoring (BsM)12 and rear Cross-Path Detection.
The town & Country limited incorporates its own level of sophistication, adding standard features to the touring-l model, such as all three rows of seating with super-soft alcantara® suede inserts in Black with nappa leather bolsters, interior Piano Black appliqués and detailed armrest stitching. this version includes a heated steering wheel, navigation capability via the Uconnect® touchscreen, eight- way power driver and front-passenger seats, heated front- and second-row seats, seating for seven and a one-touch power-folding third-row seat. standard features also include the premium class-exclusive2 super Console for additional storage that includes device charging and USB outlets.
Luxury and practicality coexist in harmony with standard leather-trimmed seats and the stow ’n go® seating and storage system. the fold-and-stow second- and third-row seats fold individually into floor bins, allowing you to go from seven seats to two, or any combination in between. With all seats stowed, the town & Country yields a flat cargo floor and 143.8 cubic feet of storage for easy loading without ever having to remove a seat. When the seats are in their upright positions, in-floor bins store a multitude of items, from laptops, purses and toys to backpacks and sporting equipment.