The Refreshed 2018 Subaru Wrx Starts At $27,855

The refreshed 2018 Subaru WRX starts at $27,855

Subaru has always staggered the release of new versions of the WRX and STI performance twins from that of the more pedestrian Imprezas. While the latter just received a ground-up redesign for 2017, the once and future kings of all-wheel-drive performance sedans make do with some new options and massaged over styling. Pricing for the new cars, which go on sale sometime in the next few months, has finally been announced.

Pricing for the pair is on the high-side of the competition. The 2018 Subaru WRX starts at $27,855. That nets you a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder making 268 horsepower, a six-speed manual, and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. For comparison, the Ford Focus ST starts at $25,650 while the Volkswagen GTI starts at $26,415. Pricing for the new Honda Civic Si hasn't been announced, but expect it to be somewhere in the mid $20,000 range.

Photo Gallery: The 2018 Lexus Nx At The Shanghai Motor Show

Photo Gallery: The 2018 Lexus NX at the Shanghai Motor Show

After extensive searching, here is the only known photo gallery of the updated 2018 Lexus NX F SPORT at the Shanghai Motor Show — big shout out to Car Watch Japan:

(It's hard to tell from the CGI images and these postage stamp photos, but my early impressions of the new NX are very strong — the design didn't really need too much tweaking, and Lexus managed to modernize without going overboard.)

Subaru Of America Announces Pricing On Updated 2018 Wrx And Wrx Sti Models

Subaru of America Announces Pricing on Updated 2018 WRX and Wrx STI ModelsSubaru, which this month posted its 64th consecutive month of record-breaking sales, today announced pricing on the updated 2018 WRX and WRX STI models. Each debuts performance, comfort, design and safety enhancements for a more rewarding driving experience. The new models reach Subaru retailers this Spring.

Expect A Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R To Join Lineup In 2018

Expect a Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R to Join Lineup in 2018

A base Type R model will reportedly join the lineup for the 2018 model year.

The production Civic Type R made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and at the time, Honda confirmed it would be priced in the mid-$30,000 range for the U.S. and it would only be offered in one trim model. HondaPro Jason, who is privy to inside dealer information, now reports it is likely the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be introduced late spring in the U.S. in just Touring trim while a likely cheaper base model will join the lineup in 2018.

Introducing The Updated 2018 Lexus Nx & Nx F Sport

Introducing the Updated 2018 Lexus NX & NX F SPORT

Lexus has debuted the updated 2018 NX & NX F SPORT at the Shanghai Motor Show today — let’s jump straight to the press release.

When the Lexus NX was introduced in 2014, it offered crossover-luxury-vehicle customers exactly what they had long been desiring: a stylish and spacious compact with exciting driving dynamics and excellent fuel efficiency.

Infiniti Spruces Up The Q50 For 2018

Infiniti spruces up the Q50 for 2018

Though overshadowed by the literally larger QX80 Monograph SUV concept, Infiniti's revised 2018 Q50 still made an appearance at the stand in New York. It joins a long list of cars including the Acura TLX, Hyundai Sonata, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, VW Golf, and Toyota Sienna and Yaris that all went under the knife for the show. The Infiniti Q50's update may be one of the most mild, though, as it only consisted of cosmetic changes.

Up front, the grille has been enlarged and given more prominent swoops at each corner. On the S version, sharp creases appear on either side of the primary grille and descend down to the lower, center grille. The outboard grilles of the front bumper have changed shape, too, and they now feature contrasting black plastic trim. The standard Q50 has a new bumper, as well, and though less aggressive than the S version, it still looks sporty with a more pronounced chin spoiler.

Ny Show: 2018 Honda Civic Type R Granted U.s. Entry

NY Show: 2018 Honda Civic Type R Granted U.S. Entry

Honda may have the new Clarity PHEV and EV on display in New York, but the Civic Type R is the brand's show-stealer.

Touching US soil for the first time in an official environment after it debuted in its final form at Geneva last month, the hot hatch is coming to our market and has more established Ford Focus RS in its sight.

2018 Lexus Ls F Sport Is All Show, No Extra Go In New York

2018 Lexus LS F Sport Is All Show, No Extra Go In New York

Though the Toyota group's racing division in Germany has toyed with the idea, Lexus has never actually produced a full-on LS F. Much as Audi hasn't done an RS8, BMW an M7, or Jaguar an XJR-S – to take on the Mercedes-AMG S63 (much less the twelve-cylinder S65).

The vehicle you see here, however, can at least look the part. Captured on the floor of the Javitz Center where the 2017 New York Auto Show is currently under way is the new Lexus LS F Sport.

2018 Subaru Outback Gets New Style, Tons Of Tweaks

2018 Subaru Outback Gets New Style, Tons of Tweaks

Subaru has announced updates to the Outback for 2018, including new looks and fresh equipment. 

The styling changes come to the front and rear, highlighted by wider, lower grille openings along with new bumpers and a new daytime LED running light design. Redesigned plastic cladding up front is also said to help protect the vehicle from thrown mud and stones, while a new wheel design arrives for Limited-trim Outbacks.

2018 Acura Tlx Gets Sporty A-spec Trim With Mid-cycle Refresh

2018 Acura TLX gets sporty A-Spec trim with mid-cycle refresh

Acura is giving the TLX a thorough refresh three years into its life cycle. The biggest changes are outside. All TLXs now feature a rendition of the pentagon-shaped grille found on the Precision concept and the MDX. In addition, the hood, fenders, lights, and front bumpers are tweaked. Other changes are exclusive to higher trim levels and engine options. The V6 model gets a unique rear bumper with dual-outlet exhaust and 18-inch alloy wheels rather than the four-cylinder's 17-inch wheels.

The most visually unique variant of the TLX lineup is the new A-Spec model. It comes with a more aggressive front bumper, side skirts, and rear bumper with faux diffuser. Fog lights, round dual exhaust outlets, and a black-painted rear spoiler are also standard features. The A-Spec receives some performance upgrades as well. Front-wheel-drive TLX A-Specs get firmer shocks and more responsive steering on the front-wheel-drive version, while the Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) version adds firmer springs and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar. Wider tires on 19-inch wheels also come fitted to A-Spec models.