2019 Toyota Prius V Spied Looking Actually Handsome Toyota is chasing the Kia Niro into the hybrid sorta-SUV space.

 What It Is: The next-generation version of Toyota’s Prius V hatchback caught testing at the last location you’d suspect to find a Prius: Germany’s Nürburgring circuit. Location aside, the new V is a substantial departure from today’s model, which is a homely, slightly bulbous wagonlet that looks almost vanlike. The V is sold…

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…

The Corvette May Not Be The Only Chevy To Get A Seven-Speed Manual

Automakers have been shying away from using manuals on most models, including sports cars. Automatic transmissions are faster and more efficient, but some people just prefer the feeling of rowing their own gears. Even on an enthusiast car like the Corvette, only 23% of buyers opt for a manual. Luckily, GM hasn’t given…

Autocar confidential: Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Honda’s Swindon factory and more

Mercedes-Benz’s sales and marketing boss says the B-Class won’t be axe  Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up this week’s gossip from across the automotive industry  This week’s snippets of automotive news include the latest on Honda’s Swindon factory, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, French luxury brands and future Lexus models. Honda’s Swindon factory: Does Honda’s factory in…