2018 Audi A6/A7: New Design, More Tech This global mid-sizer is essential to Audi’s well-being.

What It Is: Audi’s mid-size sedan and its low-slung brother. Both versions will draw from the design of the recent Prologue family of concept cars. They’ll feature an entirely new user interface, similar to the one in the upcoming A8. Why It Matters: The A6 is essential to the brand’s well-being, with…

2021 Audi e-tron GT: The Porsche-Based Audi EV Sports Car Audi Sport goes electric

What It Is: This week, outgoing Audi Sport chief Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that Audi Sport—the division previously known as Quattro GmbH—will launch a fully electric model by late 2020. Although he failed to provide more details, we know he is talking about a low-slung, powerful four-door EV that shares much with the…

2018 Kia Cadenza Quietly exceeding expectations of label snobs everywhere.

  Overall Rating: Kia’s Cadenza is a compelling choice in a shrinking segment. For those who prefer sedans to SUVs, it not only represents a solid value but also provides near-luxury features throughout its model range. Inside its well-built cabin is room for four adults to stretch out in comfort, and…

2018 Lexus LC500h Hybrid

What’s the opposite of “simplify and add lightness”?
A six-figure price tag used to be a clear sign of exclusivity in the automotive world, but rapidly ballooning sticker prices have eroded the inherent specialness of cars residing around the $100,000 mark. Heck, high-end pickup trucks can cost nearly that much now.

HIGHS
Dramatic styling inside and out, satisfying handling, better fuel economy than the V-8.
LOWS
Diminished performance versus the V-8, slurred soundtrack, burdensome mass.

2017 Audi Q7

Midway through its 40,000-mile stay, our Audi Q7 starts accumulating miles at a faster clip. WHAT WE LIKE: After spending the early part of its stay mostly puttering around southeast Michigan, our long-term Audi Q7 found itself regularly exploring farther afield both in and out of state during its second 10,000 miles. After…