2019 Acura Rdx: First Photos Of Restyled Luxo Suv

2019 Acura RDX: First Photos Of Restyled Luxo SUV

Acura might be calling the 2019 RDX that will premiere in Detroit next week a prototype, but as you can see for yourself in these first official images that surfaced on YouTube, the SUV is 99 percent production ready.

At a first look, the only elements that might be toned down a notch or slightly differentiated when the RDX goes on sale later this year as a 2019 model, appear to be the bottom half of the front- and lower part of the rear-bumper, and the door mirrors. Everything else looks normal.

2019 Honda Insight Looks Surprisingly Good In Type-r Guise

2019 Honda Insight Looks Surprisingly Good In Type-R Guise

Even though Honda is unlikely to build a performance-oriented version of the new Insight, we can't help but give them credit for at least making the new one much more attractive than its predecessor.

As is the case with newly-launched cars, X-Tomi created a rendering of the 2019 Insight, showing how a hypothetical Type R version might look. His list of changes including new bumpers, a rear wing, bigger wheels (and brakes) and a dark grille, mirrors and roof.

Heavily Updated 2019 Toyota Corolla Im Spied Testing Again

Heavily Updated 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Spied Testing Again

The heavily updated Toyota Corolla iM hatchback has been spied testing in Los Angeles prior to its debut.

The Corolla iM, formerly referred to as the Scion iM, was rolled into Toyota’s lineup after the automaker killed off the Scion brand for 2017. Despite the Corolla iM being only three years old, it’s already due for an update thanks to its relation to the global variant, the Toyota Auris, which was introduced abroad back in 2012. The regular Corolla isn’t due for an update until 2020, so any changes applied to the iM version should give us an idea of what to expect from sedan going forward.

2019 Toyota Avalon To Debut At The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

2019 Toyota Avalon to debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Traditional car sales are down industry wide, their leaky boat caught in the mammoth wake of the crossover SUV. Still, sedans make up a huge segment of the automotive market and automakers don't seem in any hurry to completely abandon the body style. This past year, Toyota has debuted two hugely important cars, the new Camry and the Lexus LS. At the Detroit Auto Show next month, the latest iteration of Toyota's flagship sedan, the Avalon, is set to make its debut.

Besides providing that little nugget of information, however, all Toyota would share was the above teaser image. Well, that and curiously a handful of images of the original Avalon that debuted more than 20 years ago as a replacement for the old Toyota Cressida. So, enjoy those below.

What People Are Saying About The 2019 Subaru Ascent

What People are Saying About the 2019 Subaru Ascent

The 2019 Subaru Ascent made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, marking the arrival of the largest Subaru badged product in the company’s 64-year history. 

The Ascent is a three-row, mid-size SUV aimed squarely at American families. Under the hood is a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine, which makes 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a CVT automatic transmission and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The automaker says it can travel up to 500 miles on a full tank and is also capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. There’s also a ton of active and passive safety features, onboard wi-fi, two available infotainment systems, 19 cupholders and 8 USB ports.

2019 Subaru Ascent Looks Underwhelming In The Flesh And That's Probably Great For Sales

2019 Subaru Ascent Looks Underwhelming In The Flesh And That's Probably Great For Sales

The new Subaru Ascent has landed in Los Angeles, ready to pick a fight with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse, among others.

However, until it proves itself worthy of challenging other three-row SUV across North America, it's trying to get the attention of potential buyers in this highly-competitive segment with a very civilized (others would say boring) exterior design, and a versatile cabin that can carry up to eight passengers.

2019 Nissan Kicks Counterpoint: It's Actually A Smart Juke Replacement

2019 Nissan Kicks counterpoint: It's actually a smart Juke replacement

Earlier today, my esteemed colleague Joel Stocksdale opined that the Nissan Kicks is a terrible Juke replacement. That, too, was my first reaction. Actually, my literal first reaction was, "Oh dear." But, after getting a good, long look at it today, I'm going to have to disagree. I actually think it's a smart Juke replacement.

Now, for starters, I will agree that its 125-horsepower engine is weak sauce. Not compared to the Juke, but in a segment filled with decidedly weak sauce engines. I can't imagine the Kicks will be anything other than doggedly slow.

New 2019 Ascent Is Subaru's Largest Suv Yet, Goes After Honda Pilot

New 2019 Ascent Is Subaru's Largest SUV Yet, Goes After Honda Pilot

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent has just been unveiled on the eve of the LA Auto Show. As the largest Subaru ever with seating for up to eight people, it promises exceptional versatility and comes laden with a host of noteworthy features.

Subaru first previewed the Ascent as a concept in April and for the most part, the design of the production model is free of any significant changes. As such, the SUV adopts the automaker’s ‘Dynamic x Solid’ design philosophy and utilizes a hexagonal front grille with C-shaped headlights designed to mimic the look of pistons moving inside a boxer engine.

U Spy The 2019 Honda Pilot Facelift In California

U Spy The 2019 Honda Pilot Facelift In California

The redesigned 2019 Honda Pilot has been spied by a CarScoops reader in Mojave, California.

While the third-generation model is only a couple of years old, it appears the company is preparing to give its three-row crossover a facelift to keep it competitive with newer rivals such as the Chevrolet Traverse.

2019 Subaru Ascent Deep Dive | 15 Fast Facts, And 8 Golden Retrievers

2019 Subaru Ascent Deep Dive | 15 fast facts, and 8 golden retrievers

The 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover is a big deal — both in literal size and metaphorical importance. It plugs a gap in Subaru's crossover lineup that has never been filled, since the company's previous attempt, the B9 Tribeca, fell flat on its weird-looking face. And by "plugs a gap," we don't mean in terms of market segments. Rather, it fills a gap among Subaru's band of fiercely loyal customers.

Currently, Subaru's Crosstrek, Forester and Outback serve young singles, couples and parents with recently arrived children. They also have older empty nester types who effectively "come back to us." But for those customers in their "child-raising years," they've had no choice but to leave the brand in favor of one that sells a larger, three-row model. They don't need the biggest thing around, but something larger than an Outback would be nice.

Infiniti's Variable Compression Engine In The 2019 Qx50 Is The First Of Its Kind

Infiniti's variable compression engine in the 2019 QX50 is the first of its kind

The world's first variable compression ratio engine is here, in a production car. That car is the 2019 Infiniti QX50, debuting this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The midsize crossover has seen a refresh that has brought it an all-new platform together with new driver assist features, but it's the engine that's the centerpiece here.

Nearly everything is continuously variable under the hood of the QX50 – not only the new shift-by-wire XTRONIC CVT. The new VC-Turbo gasoline engine is able to change its compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1, or anything in between depending of the driving situation; whether there is need for top-end power or turbodiesel-like torque from low revs, or optimized fuel economy. The pistons' reach is continuously adjusted by an electric "Harmonic Drive" motor, which controls a multi-link system, affecting the top-dead-center of the pistons and changing the compression. The engine can also switch between efficiency-maximizing Atkinson cycle and regular combustion cycle, on the go – and there's both multipoint injection and gasoline direct injection employed.

2019 Infiniti Qx50 Uncovered Before La Premiere

2019 Infiniti QX50 Uncovered Before LA Premiere

The first official image of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 mid-size SUV has been published before the vehicle’s launch at the LA Auto Show.

In designing the QX50, Infiniti has kept the styling eerily similar to the QX50 Concept from earlier this year. In fact, the only significant differences on the front fascia are unique headlights, fewer chrome accents and a set of small faux air intakes under the headlights.