Preview: 2018 Lexus Ls 500 First Drive

Preview: 2018 Lexus LS 500 First DriveCar & Driver travelled to Japan for an advance preview of the fifth-generation Lexus LS 500 — the resulting article is an awkward read overall, but it does include the first journalist drive of the new flagship sedan (however brief):
Our preview of the Lexus LS included a short drive of some early engineering mules.

2018 Toyota C-hr Starts At $22,500, Adaptive Cruise Standard

2018 Toyota C-HR Starts at $22,500, Adaptive Cruise StandardThe 2018 Toyota C-HR will start at $22,500 when it goes on sale next month and come loaded with plenty of premium content, including adaptive cruise control.
The subcompact crossover’s trim walk will be short and sweet, with only two models to choose from. The base XLE version comes with a sticker price of $22,500, while the XLE Premium will cost $24,350. Destination adds $960 to the invoice regardless of trim.

2017 Geneva Motor Show: 2018 Lexus Ls 500h

2017 Geneva Motor Show: 2018 Lexus LS 500hWith hybrids en vogue in Geneva, Lexus has taken the opportunity to debut the all-new 2018 Lexus 500h. The twin-turbo V6 is paired to two electric motors for a healthy total of 354 horsepower, just 5 ponies shy of the a V8-powered LS 460. That's down quite a bit from the outgoing 438-horsepower LS 600h but still enough to send the LS 500h to 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds.

2017 Geneva Motor Show: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2017 Geneva Motor Show: 2018 Subaru CrosstrekThere's a brand-new Subaru Crosstrek on the way for 2018, and the European version, known as the XV, is making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. There's every reason to expect the new Crosstrek to be a stunning sales success. In 2016, Subaru sold 95,677 Crosstreks in the United States, easily besting models like the WRX, Legacy, and the Impreza upon which it's based.

2018 Honda City Pricing And Specs

2018 Honda City pricing and specsThe facelifted 2018 Honda City light sedan has been revealed and detailed ahead of its local arrival in April, starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs.
Looking very similar to the Indian-market model revealed a fortnight ago, the revised City gets a new face, an updated infotainment system and extra equipment.

2018 Toyota Tundra Spied Again Showing New Front End

2018 Toyota Tundra Spied Again Showing New Front EndA different prototype is being tested in Los Angeles, California.
In early February, spy photographers managed to catch a white Toyota Tundra prototype testing, which appear to have the honeycomb grille of the recently revealed Tundra TRD Sport, confirming the Japanese automaker is giving its pickup a facelift to tide it over until the redesigned model arrives in 2020. Now another prototype has surfaced, with what appears to be a higher trim level putting the new front end through its paces.

2018 Suzuki Vitara Facelift Spied

2018 Suzuki Vitara facelift spiedThe Suzuki Vitara facelift has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.
Although there’s plenty of camouflage tape up front, we can see that this prototype has a mesh grille and a revised lower air intake treatment.

Yamaha Celebrates Its Anniversary With A Special Line-up Of 2018 Snowmobiles

Yamaha celebrates its anniversary with a special line-up of 2018 snowmobilesYamaha's special 50th Anniversary model is designed for the fun-seekers of tomorrow.
To celebrate 50 years of dedicated innovation to snowmobile development, we are looking again to the future, with the introduction of a step-up model specially designed to bring all the technical and handling charateristics - and the fun - of our full size machines within reach of the younger (or smaller and lighter) rider.

2018 Lexus Ls 500 Targeted The Mercedes-benz S-class

2018 Lexus LS 500 Targeted the Mercedes-Benz S-ClassLexus designers and engineers targeted European flagship sedans when developing their brand new LS sedan, the same thing they did three decades ago.
When the original LS 400 went on sale for model-year 1990, it upended the luxury market. Not only did it launch the Japanese marque, but it also set new standards for refinement, vehicle quality, and customer care.

The 2018 Lexus Lc 500 Doesn't Want To Be The Perfect One

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Doesn't Want To Be The Perfect OneIn its Super Bowl 51 ad, Lexus changed its longstanding marketing tagline. Lexus is no longer, “The Pursuit of Perfection,” but now it wants you to “Experience Amazing.”
I don’t know what that means either. But you can see from first glance how the Lexus LC 500 wants to amaze you. It’s been years in the making, supercars aside, but the LC is the boldest attempt from Lexus to strike “boring” from any reference and inspire emotion the way its century-old rivals have done.

2017 Chicago Auto Show: The 2018 Toyota C-hr Will Get A Contrasting-color Roof Option, Nifty Teal Paint

2017 Chicago Auto Show: The 2018 Toyota C-HR will get a contrasting-color roof option, nifty teal paintWhile walking the floor of the Chicago auto show, we ran across a striking little Toyota C-HR crossover. While the car itself is equipped like other models we've seen, it sports an eye-catching bright metallic teal body, and gloss white contrasting roof. It also has prototype stickers that had us wondering whether the paint scheme was for production. A quick conversation with Toyota representatives on the floor, and we discovered that, yes, you'll be able to pick up a C-HR in this color.

Subaru Debuts 2018 Legacy At The Chicago Auto Show With More Elegant Styling

Subaru Debuts 2018 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show With More Elegant StylingSubaru of America, Inc., which posted its eighth consecutive year of record-breaking sales, today announced that it will debut the 2018 Legacy midsize sedan at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th. The new Legacy features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and multimedia capability. In addition to major changes, myriad smaller engineering and design details throughout the 2018 Legacy enhance the driving experience. The 2018 Subaru Legacy will go on sale this summer.

Facelifted 2018 Nissan Qashqai Coming To Geneva Show With Semi-autonomous Tech

Facelifted 2018 Nissan Qashqai Coming To Geneva Show With Semi-Autonomous TechAlthough it was reported that the next generation Qashqai will benefit from semi-autonomous technology, it seems that Nissan will be offering it on the facelifted version of the compact SUV.
Believed to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month, AutoExpress explains that the vehicle will gain the Piloted Drive 1.0, which will allow it to drive on its own during stop and go traffic, and on motorways, by operating the steering, throttle and brake.