The Nautilus is new to Lincoln's lineup for the 2019 model year—sort of.The Nautilus is about 2 inches (50mm) longer than the Edge and sports Lincoln's new large, rectangular grille, with the badge centered inside instead of on the body between two smaller grilles.Other cosmetic tweaks include body-color trim instead of black, some really sharp-looking wheels, and more aerodynamic appearance.On the edge of something really good: Ford Edge reviewTurbocharged engines are standard in the Nautilus.Gone is the 3.7-liter V6 of the MKX, replaced with either a direct-injected 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger.
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Google is facing more antitrust issues in Europe after it was revealed that the Italian competition watchdog has opened an investigation.It is probing Google’s alleged abuse of a dominant market position in the smart device sector.Google of course owns units such as Nest, which until 2018 was kept as a separate division from Google before it was brought back inhouse.Nest had been acquired by Google back in 2014 for $3.2 billion, after it made its name with just two household devices, namely the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke detector.Since then the number of Nest devices has expanded, and now there are web-connected thermostats, a doorbell, smoke alarm and home security system, coupled with the Google Home smart speakers and Chromecast streaming devices for example.It began the investigation when its officials on Thursday carried out inspections with Alphabet Inc, Google LLC and Google Italy S.r.l, which it refers to collectively as ‘Google’.
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The 2018 Toyota Camry might be proof most people don’t care about carsI'll admit to being a little trepidatious reviewing the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.And when the $23,140 Corolla Hatchback XSE arrived here for testing, it won some instant brownie points for having three pedals.Yes, Internet people, break out the party balloons: you can still get this one without an automatic transmission.That's the toolbox of assemblies and subcomponents that has also given us the aforementioned Camry, Avalon, RAV4, and the current Prius.The Corolla is a small car, measuring 169.9 inches (4,315mm) long, 69.9 inches (1,775mm) wide, and 57.1 inches (1,450mm) high.
The BMW-owned firm is keeping this tradition going by releasing John Cooper Works-badged variants of its Clubman and Countryman models.Both earn the honor of being the most powerful models the firm has ever released in its 60-year history.While they compete in different segments of the market, the Clubman (pictured above) and the Countryman (pictured below) are nearly identical on paper.Both are powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that channels 301 horsepower and a stout 331 pound-feet of torque to the four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.The six-speed manual transmission available previously is gone, likely due to a lack of demand from buyers.Mini quotes zero-to-60-mph times of 4.9 and 5.1 seconds for the Clubman and the Countryman, respectively.
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It only took 16% of a single day to run through the entire US allocation of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition.Many hopeful buyers ended up on a waitlist, likely resigning themselves to stop getting their hopes up for a model that was already sold out.Mazda announced on Tuesday that it would expand availability of the Miata 30th Anniversary Edition in the US.The automaker is able to bring another 143 examples to our amber waves of grain, bringing the net US allotment up to 643 units, or 21.43% of the model's 3,000-unit run.It's unclear if the waitlist will be offered the car based on who landed there first, or if the automaker will use a randomized lottery to determine the lucky new owners.Clad in surprisingly vibrant racing orange paint that extends to the brake calipers, the car also gets a special set of 17-inch Rays alloy wheels, Bilstein dampers (for manual-transmission models) and Brembo front brakes.
Cars in 2019 are marvels of technology and connectedness.Everything is easier — and safer!New vehicles typically have some sort of smartphone interface (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto) or enable a certain degree of smartphone integration with a car's infotainment system.Even if all that's lacking, you can still remain connected via your phone.Prior to all that, I drove a 1989 Honda Accord and a 1983 Buick Regal.If it sounds like torture to lack all 21st tech in a vehicle ... well, it actually wasn't.
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Thanks to the advent of fast, easy software updates, the car you left the dealership with might be eligible for an upgrade or two in the future, bringing new features that weren't part of the initial purchase decision.That's the case for two Toyota models and software that many folks deem damn near necessary in 2019.Toyota announced last week that two 2018 models are available for a software retrofit that adds both Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility.Owners of eligible 2018 Toyota Camry sedans and 2018 Toyota Sienna minivans will soon receive word from Toyota, which will encourage them to head to a dealership and have the software added to their vehicles.This will be a huge boon to 2018 buyers, since Toyota announced that many 2019 and most 2020 vehicles will have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration.Alexa compatibility is new, but it allows you to access your Alexa's capabilities from behind the wheel, making sure your lights are set correctly or any of the other myriad things you can do with Amazon's assistant.
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A truck is the perfect candidate for cutting edge automotive innovations.Anyone who's used one will know they can be quite a beast to drive, lugging around a massive trailer, lumbering over loose gravel or thick wet mud, or just heading off to work on a windy day.I’m all for the flexibility they provide for people hauling one day and transporting tree stumps the next, but most of us aren't commercial-grade truck drivers.We need all the help we can get.That’s why I decided to test out how lane-keeping technology helps on the 2019 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew.It’s a five-seater with plenty of tech extras, including support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
You’d have to have been living under a rock for the last 10 years to have missed the rise of the SUV and its dominance of the car market.It’s big as well, putting some SUVs to shame with a length of 4,936mm and a width of 1,879mm.This does mean the V90 Cross Country will swallow four adults with ease, and while the boot space isn’t class-leading there’s still a voluminous 560-liter capacity with the seats up, while fold the seats down and you get 1,526 liters, which should satisfy even the most committed IKEA junkie.Volvo has got its interiors pretty much spot-on at the moment, and the V90 Cross Country is no exception.Drop into one of the incredibly comfy seats and you’re wrapped in a welcoming mix of light colors and premium materials, including matte woods.With a definite twist of Scandi design, the center console is both smart and modern, and as in other new Volvos is dominated by a large, portrait-orientated 9-inch touchscreen display.
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With a few easy settings, a glance at the watch would deliver time, temperature, the dial-in details for your next appointment or many other things that would be helpful.As such, I have quickly learned to hate my Apple Watch.Much of my fury is caused by missed opportunities.With that connectivity in mind, I shelled out extra (and continue to do so each month) for the GPS and cellular option.Once the watch arrived and everything was set up, I gleefully left the house without my phone, walked a block or two and then tried calling my office.What Apple didn't tell me during that setup question — hence, my earlier complaint about the lack of context during setup — is that the watch won't make phone calls if the iPhone isn't nearby and off airplane mode.
And yes, there are a couple fun concepts thrown into the mix, too.Pricing for this limited-edition TLX is expected to be around $50,000, and the first models will roll out of the PMC this summer.Engine choices include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, with 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet.The package costs $1,995 and can be added to GT, R/T and Scat Pack models.This new model features the 2.3-liter turbocharged heart of the recently (and dearly) departed Focus RS, along with a bunch of performance bits raided from elsewhere in the Mustang parts bin.You can even order an optional EcoBoost Handling Package -- yes, a package on top of a package -- with wider, stickier tires, MagneRide dampers and a 3.55:1 Torsen limited-slip differential.
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Toyota has debuted the all-new 2020 Highlander SUV at the 2019 New York Auto Show.The all-new Highlander rolls on Toyota’s new TNGA-K platform that promises enhanced driving refinement.Toyota will offer buyers a choice of a V6 engine or a new-generation hybrid powertrain.The V6 promises fuel economy of 22 mpg combined while the hybrid ups that significantly to 34 mpg combined.The hybrids 34 mpg combined rating is a 17% improvement over the economy offered by the previous generation hybrid.The V6 makes 295hp and 263 lb-ft of torque with a 5,000-pound tow rating.
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Originally published April 16 at 7:45 p.m.Update, 12:51 p.m.: Adds new photos from the show floor.The 2020 Hyundai Venue, which debuts at the 2019 New York Auto Show this week and goes on sale later this year, is the brand's smallest, most affordable SUV.But don't think that's a bad thing, as the quirky-cute Venue still has an impressive list of features and a good amount of interior room.Make no mistake, the Venue is a tiny little thing, slotting below the already-subcompact Kona in Hyundai's lineup.It's about an inch narrower in width, too, though it actually stands half an inch taller than the Kona.The Venue will be offered with a number of interesting colors, including Intense Blue, Green Apple and Denim -- the later can even be had with jeans-like fabric inside.
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But that doesn't mean it's a cramped, bargain-basement offering.Making its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show this week, the 2020 Venue is a quirky-cute machine with an impressive list of features.Make no mistake, the Venue is a tiny little thing, slotting below the already-subcompact Kona in Hyundai's lineup.It's about an inch narrower in width, too, though it actually stands half an inch taller than the Kona.The Venue will be offered with a number of interesting colors, including Intense Blue, Green Apple and Denim -- the later can even be had with jeans-like fabric inside.It's not as aesthetically polarizing as the Kona -- and I mean that as a compliment -- and kind of looks like a less-dumpy Nissan Kicks.
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The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is here at the 2019 New York Auto Show, but before you start asking why it looks like a Mazda, or before you start asking any question really, we'll need to take a trip down memory lane first.In 2015, Toyota's now-defunct Scion brand launched the iA sedan, essentially a rebadged version of the Mazda2 sold in other markets.It was pretty good -- Mazda bones make for fun cars, after all -- and following Scion's demise, became the Toyota Yaris iA sedan.The weird Scion-ese nomenclature was jettisoned two years ago, and now, Toyota's dropping the formerly dumpy Yaris Hatchback in favor of another Mazda-made mini.Toyota will offer the Yaris Hatchback in LE and XLE grades, with standard 16-inch alloy wheels, push-button start and foglights.XLE models add a few more niceties, including leatherette seats, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers and LED headlights.
The 2020 CT5 is the next step in Cadillac's plan to reinvigorate its lineup, and introducing new sedans makes a lot of sense given the brand's heritage, says Jason Sledziewski, Cadillac director of product marketing.The CT5, as well as the smaller CT4 sedan due later this year, is supposed to be better aligned with luxury-sedan market segments.Where previously the ATS and CTS didn't necessarily match up with rivals directly -- and the CT6, CTS and XTS overlapped quite a lot -- Cadillac hopes its new sedan lineup will fit into neater boxes.The 2020 CT5 is shorter in length than the CTS but has a wheelbase nearly 1.5 inches longer.It's quite the looker in person, whether in Premium Luxury guise (shown in burgundy) or the Sport trim (pictured in gray)."Frankly, this is one of the vehicles that I've been waiting to show you," said Cadillac executive director for global design Andrew Smith.
The first all-electric Aston Martin has finally been revealed, nearly four years after it was originally announced.Based on the existing combustion-engine Aston Martin Rapide sedan, the “Rapide E” officially debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show on Tuesday.Powered by an 800-volt, 65kWh battery, Aston Martin estimates the Rapide E will be able to travel “over 200 miles” on a single charge.Twin motors mounted on the rear axle will generate 450kW (or over 600 horsepower) and can get the car up to a top speed of 155 miles per hour.That will happen fairly quickly, too — Aston Martin says the Rapide E will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds (which is a tick faster than the standard internal combustion Rapide S).The car will be equipped with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, and an 8-inch display mounted atop the center of the dashboard will handle infotainment duties (with physical buttons below it on the center console, echoing the layout of the most recent Rapides).
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I took my first spin in a 2019 Audi Q3 last September, after the second-generation small SUV made its global debut in July.Audi on Monday announced that the 2019 Q3 will make an appearance at the 2019 New York Auto Show later this week.It starts at $35,695, including $995 for destination.That will get you into a base Q3 Premium.No matter the trim, though, the powertrain remains the same -- a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 that puts out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are both standard.
The last Nissan Versa was a vehicle that was anything but difficult to overlook, however, Nissan is endeavoring to do things any other way with the updated 2020 model.The past age Versa vehicle seemed as though it was planned amid a respite, yet the 2020 model gets emotional outside styling that makes it resemble a smaller than expected Altima.The inside gets intensely from the Altima also, with a comparable dashboard shape and level bottomed directing wheel.Be that as it may, the focal touchscreen show is implanted in the dashboard, as opposed to unattached, as on the bigger vehicle.Versatile journey control, vulnerable side observing, and a driver-consideration screen is discretionary additional items.More News: Uber Eats lets you track your order, now with cute graphics
It’s also attractive, and while stopped at a red light I got a compliment from another guy who thought it was cool.(He told me he was a Subaru salesperson.)Being able to charge the car while it’s parked means you can make a lot more use of its two electric motors than you would if you had a regular hybrid with a single electric motor.The car has a Starlink 8-inch multimedia plus system with another 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen and a SiriusXM satellite radio.You can integrate your smartphone via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Starlink cloud apps.I enjoyed streaming audio via Bluetooth from my smartphone, which allowed me to play Spotify songs from my phone.
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