It will live on in Asian markets as the Grandeur. Say goodbye to the Hyundai Azera, at least in the United States. The Korean automaker’s official word on changes for the 2018 model year include a revamped Accent and Elantra GT, not to mention the all-new Kona compact crossover. Other familiar models either carry over or receive modest facelifts, except for the full-size Azera sedan which officially exits the U.S. market. The car isn’t dead, however – it will continue on in its home market where it’s called Grandeur. Read also: Hyundai sketches out sharper 2017 Azera with premium vibe 2018 Genesis G80 Sport: A Great First Step Toward Sportiness 2018 Hyundai Sonata Refresh Goes Above And Beyond The move isn’t exactly surprising, as Azera sales in the U.S. have declined steadily in recent years. The current generation debuted in 2011, but after peaking in 2013 with just over 11,000 sold units the Azera entered a freefall. Even a … [Read more...] about Hyundai Officially Kills Azera Sedan In The U.S.
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Ford claims the crossover will reach a top speed of 143 miles per hour. Update: Live photos from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show added to the gallery below. The Ford Explorer Sport is dead. In its stead is the 2020 Ford Explorer ST, a high-horsepower variant of the Blue Oval’s redesigned three-row crossover. Explorer PHEV Unveiled: 2020 Ford Explorer PHEV Revealed In Europe With 450 HP Equipped with a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, the Explorer ST is able to scoot itself to a top speed of 143 miles per hour, per Ford. As in the run-of-the-mill 2020 Explorer, the ST comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive is also standard. Hopefully, Ford will offer a rear-wheel-drive Explorer ST in the future so we can live our dream of drifting this three-row crossover with our family in tow.While the extra grunt of the six-cylinder engine is enticing, consumers looking for greater lateral performance can check the option … [Read more...] about 2020 Ford Explorer ST Is A 400-Horsepower Crossover [UPDATE]
The suspension automatically adjusts itself within five-tenths of a second. When the Audi S8 made its debut at the beginning of the month, one of its main features highlighted in the press release was the predictive suspension able to limit body roll and boost comfort. It’s going to be standard on the hotter derivative, and now the Ingolstadt folks have announced it will be an option on the regular A8 models in Europe equipped with the TFSI engines. Audi uses the word “initially” to talk about the suspension’s availability only with the gasoline units, so from this we can likely understand diesels will also get the clever system later on in the A8’s life cycle. How does it actually work? We will allow Audi to better explain the nifty tech: “There are compact electric motors located close to each of the Audi A8’s wheels, running off the car’s 48-volt primary electrical system and governed by power electronics. A belt … [Read more...] about Audi A8 Gets Predictive Suspension Tech For Silky Smooth Ride
Both sets of doors open a full 90 degrees to create quite an entrance when getting in or out of this big sedan. UPDATE: We were curious about Lincoln making the Continental Coach Door available in limited numbers in 2020 and reached out to the automaker for more details. "We have not announced the specific quantity for the 20MY run, but we will keep them limited so that the edition remains special and unique," Anika Salceda-Wycoco, Lincoln Communications Manager, told us." So if you can't get the Coach Door model this year, then there's still a chance to put one in your garage in the future. The rumors are true because coach doors, also known as suicide doors, are coming back to the Lincoln Continental after becoming a famous part of the model's design in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the company will build just 80 of them for the 2019 model year, meaning these special sedans will be a very rare sight on the road. A few more of them will arrive for the 2020 model … [Read more...] about Lincoln Continental Suicide Doors Return With Special Edition [UPDATE]