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First Drive

The Audi A6 and A7 banish buttons and embrace the touchscreen

The Audi A6 and A7 banish buttons and embrace the touchscreen.

Second Drive

This 'corner rascal' is serious about satisfying the driver

This 'corner rascal' is serious about satisfying the driver.

First Drive

Hydrogen-powered crossover tuned for luxury

If the Kona Electric's suspension is engineered for a sprightly, even somewhat sporty feel, the Nexo is tuned for luxury.

First Drive

Compact crossover shines with decent power, composed handling, plenty of safety tech

Compact crossover shines with decent power, composed handling, plenty of safety tech.

First Drive

The SR trim has the optional VC-Turbo engine and sportier handling

The SR trim has the optional VC-Turbo engine and sportier handling

First Drive

Out-vans the vans, without standing out

Out-vans the vans, without standing out

First Drive

Probably not the upgrade you've been waiting for

Probably not the upgrade you've been waiting for.

New York

How will the Essentia inform future Genesis models?

One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely stand — that of Genesis, Hyundai's nascent luxury spinoff. The Genesis Essentia Concept was described as a multi-motor EV with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and enough silicon to pass the Turing test, but that's not what made it special. It stood out because it's downright gorgeous, a proper show car seemingly plucked from the golden age of pre-OPEC oil embargo dream machines.

First Drive

The updates help, but Envision lacks identity in the crossover crowd

"We're in the fashion business," executive chief engineer Rick Spina told us as he introduced the 2019 Buick Envision. "Except with a lot of technology." Spina was referring to the changing whims of new-car buyers, which have prompted Buick to give the compact Envision crossover its mid-generational update early — just 18 months into its lifecycle — and drop its prices across all trim levels.

First Drive

Refined 3.6-liter V6 and performance to back up its rakish lines

The cabin was overall a good place to get down to business. But what it doesn't have is the plushness or refinement of an Audi or Acura, to say nothing of Mercedes or Lexus. Perhaps even more egregious are the gappy fit and finish of the interior.

First Drive

Use of the world’s first production variable compression engine is the bright spot in this comfy cruiser.

Ostensibly a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, VC-Turbo's party trick is the fact that the compression ratio can vary anywhere from 8:1 to 14:1, mechanically.

First Drive

The addition of HFP suspension bits make this Fit the handling leader of its class.

Enthusiasts finally have a subcompact Honda to get excited about.

First Drive

Yes, it has more power. No, that's not the whole story.

Featured

The improved performance is invisible, and that's the point.