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Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance at werd.com

Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance

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For its tuned-up production vehicles, Volvo works with Polestar performance. The pair’s latest creation is the turbo-charged, super-charged, V60 sport wagon. A 2-liter gas motor spins the front wheels and an electric motor drives the rear for a total of 415 horsepower. That’s powerful! It’s also got Ohlins suspension & over-sized Brembo calipers—which is pretty aggressive for a grocery getter, don’t you think?

Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan at werd.com

Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan

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Cadillac is still betting that not everyone wants an SUV or crossover, as evidenced by the obvious effort that went into the 2020 CT5. The full-size luxury sedan got a nice design: a low hood, wide grill, and overall aggressive look.  Inside it features high-end wood trims, a rotary infotainment controller, and is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, both paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel & AWD models will be offered.

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish) at werd.com

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish)

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Niche electric automaker Fisker may not be niche for much longer. They just unveiled a forthcoming mid-priced SUV. The dates for its official release are a bit sketchy but the renderings look legit and early leaks mention a 300-mile range from a 80kWh + battery powerplant as well as a price tag somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000. Let’s hope we seen this on the road sooner than later.

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid at werd.com

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid

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For 2019, the Range Rover Sport will be available in a new model called the HST, which features a new hybrid powertrain. This supercharged variant is powered by an all-new inline-six cylinder combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. It will also get all the styling updates seen on the gas-powered model, including carbon fiber trims and a fresh, new interior. Available in the UK now.

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover at werd.com

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover

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The most interesting forthcoming Cadillac is two things that heretofore have never been combined under the luxury GM nameplate: it’s electric & it’s a crossover. So far all the world has seen are some Tesla-esque images. No stats. Not even a name. What we do know, it will be using GM’s “BEV3” electric vehicle platform.

Toyota Unveils 2020 GR Supra at werd.com

Toyota Unveils 2020 GR Supra

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It’s been more than twenty years since Toyota rolled out a new Supra, but it’s back. The 2020 GR Supra made its official debut at this week’s Detroit Auto Show. Developed with Toyota Gazoo Racing and based on a FT-1 concept, the 2-seater is powered by a turbocharged twin-scroll 3.0-liter inline-six that cranks out 335 horses. It offers 2 driving modes—normal & sport. In Sport mode steering feel, throttle response, and traction are tightened up nicely. And if you want to drown out the exhaust tone, it has a 12-speaker sound system & Apple Car Play inside.

Porsche Unveils 2020 911 Carrera S & Cabriolet at werd.com

Porsche Unveils 2020 911 Carrera S & Cabriolet

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For model year 2020, Porsche will roll out (at least) two new variants of the iconic Carrera: the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Obviously one is a hardtop and the other can go topless. Both models are a wee-bit wider & longer than the outgoing model. The 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine makes 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, mated to an all-new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that will crank from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph. Available for pre-order now.

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show at werd.com

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show

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Lots of new rides being rolled out at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Including these bad boys: the 2020 911 Carrera in both the S & 4S models. Both are powered by the rear-mounted turbocharged flat-six engine that churns out 443 horsepower. The new aluminum body is slightly wider and longer than the outgoing model and the bumpers have been extended for an updated look. Fresh tech features include automatic emergency braking, water-detecting Wet Mode, and a night-vision camera.

For 2019, the Audi R8 is Even Sicker at werd.com

For 2019, the Audi R8 is Even Sicker

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The Audi R8 has been around since 2006 and still manages to look more modern than most, but for 2019, Audi has given this flagship whip some awesome aesthetic and performance upgrades. The nose and front fascia of this AWD 2-door are notably sharper, the grill more squared-off and the new splitter shaves off precious pounds. 20-inch wheels are standard. Improvements have been made to handling and suspension—with the optional variable-ratio dynamic steering system still on offer, and the high-revving naturally-aspirated V10 remains intact.

BMW Unveils the X7, Their Biggest SUV Ever at werd.com

BMW Unveils the X7, Their Biggest SUV Ever

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BMW just revealed its largest SUV yet. The X7 offers 3-row seating for 6, a more squared-off outline and body, and also has a gargantuan grill. The biggest one the brand has ever made. It will be offered in the U.S. with your choice of a 335 hp 3.0-liter inline-six or 456hp 4.4-liter V-8. Both with pretty impressive MPG numbers given its size. This new big-boy Beemer will also be built in America.

Volvo’s V60 Cross Country Is Off-Road Ready at werd.com

Volvo’s V60 Cross Country Is Off-Road Ready

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Earlier this year Volvo rolled out the all-new V60 wagon, a sporty, mid-size long-roof featuring the brand’s new design language and legendary safety features as well as best-in-class tech and comfort packages. Now they’re introducing it in a Cross Country version. That means it’s lifted 3-inches and features all-wheel drive as well as body cladding to protect the finish when you put it into Off-Road mode & steer it into the rough. Hill descent control, corner traction control and electronic stability control are also standard features.

The Harman Spark Gets Your Old Car Connected at werd.com

The Harman Spark Gets Your Old Car Connected

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AT&T has teamed up with Harman to bring your older vehicle up-to-date connected features. The Harman Spark is an OBD-II dongle that brings LTE data, diagnostics, & tracking to cars from model years as far back as 1996. For parents of young drivers, it can also be used to set up geofences that notify you when the vehicle goes beyond the boundary & even provides driving scores. The LTE service comes with a monthly fee and/or optional data package connected to your phone.

Audi Introduces All Electric e-tron SUV for 2019 at werd.com

Audi Introduces All Electric e-tron SUV for 2019

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Audi just took the wrapper off the e-tron, the German automaker’s first all electric SUV.  Two electric motors power the all-wheel-drive e-tron. A 95 kWh battery gives it what Audi says is “well over 400 kilometers” of estimated range, or more than 248 miles on a full charge.  It comes equipped with LED lighting, air suspension, and 20-inch wheels. The 5-seater luxury SUV will hit dealerships in mid-2019.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces EQC Crossover, Its First All-Electric Production Vehicle at werd.com

Mercedes-Benz Introduces EQC Crossover, Its First All-Electric Production Vehicle

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With the unveiling of the EQC crossover, Mercedes-Benz is stepping squarely into the ring with its first full production, all-electric vehicle. At the same time, they’re launching a whole new automotive division, called simply EQ. This new mid-size  SUV is all wheel drive and powered by a pair of electric motors, one up front and one in the back. Its 200-mile range is pretty impressive and so are the other numbers: 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. The interior, details and design language all draft off the latest iterations of the current lineup. The forthcoming EQC will be ready for public consumption at some point in 2020.

Mercedes To Offer 2019 A-Class Sedan in the U.S.A. at werd.com

Mercedes To Offer 2019 A-Class Sedan in the U.S.A.

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For the first time since its inception, Mercedes’ entry-level A-Class will be offered in America. The 2019 A Class sedan is definitely a baby Benz but it looks killer. It features the brand’s new design language for a sporty stance & sophisticated contours. It’s got safety tech like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection plus the automaker’s latest infotainment system. Called MBUX, it features voice recognition controls.

Chevy Unveils Re-Designed 2019 Blazer at werd.com

Chevy Unveils Re-Designed 2019 Blazer

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For 2019, the Chevy Blazer looks brand new. Much less like an SUV and a lot more like a crossover. The 5-passenger, mid-size Blazer comes in 3 trim levels with 2 powertrain options: a 193HP, 2.5-liter four or a 305HP V-6 as well as a sporty RS package that’s blacked out & riding on 21-inch wheels.

Volvo Rolls Out Re-Designed S60 for 2019 at werd.com

Volvo Rolls Out Re-Designed S60 for 2019

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Volvo does a lot more than make the world’s safest cars, their Polestar performance models are consistently cool and impressively powerful. For 2019, they’ve totally re-designed the mid-size S60 sedan. Overall, it’s got a more angular & muscular look and is available in a range of performance & trims, including a 415HP T8 Polestar edition.

BMW Announces M850i xDrive Sedan for 2019 at werd.com

BMW Announces M850i xDrive Sedan for 2019

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More powerful and more luxurious than anything else in the lineup, BMW’s forthcoming 2019 8 Series Coupe revives the long-dormant 8 Series badge for a true flagship grand touring sedan. The M850i xDrive is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 boosted by two twin-scroll turbochargers to produce 523 horses and a 0-60 time of just 3.6. Leather, LEDs, and driver-tuned tech abound. Goes on sale Fall 2018.

BMW Unveils Re-Designed X5 SUV for 2019 at werd.com

BMW Unveils Re-Designed X5 SUV for 2019

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At long last, BMW has re-designed its aging X5 SUV and for 2019, the new mid-size crossover is looking good. This 4th-generation model will be available with your choice of a TwinPower turbocharged inline-six or in xDrive 50i, a TwinPower turbo V8. There is an available off-road package with dual-axle air suspension and the interior is sleeker than ever, highlighted by a pair of high-def 12.3-inch LCD infotainment screens.

Audi Adds the All-New Q8 SUV to its 2019 Lineup at werd.com

Audi Adds the All-New Q8 SUV to its 2019 Lineup

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For 2019, Audi is introducing yet another luxury SUV. The forthcoming Q8 is wider, shorter, and more streamlined than any of its brethren. It also features a 48-volt mild hybrid drivetrain paired with optional 6 and 8-cylinder gas engines. Stock 22-inch wheels add to its more sport-aggro look and still it features four-wheel drive: a classic Quattro system with 40/60 rear bias split. Available stateside in Q1 of 2019.