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  • 2023 Honda Pilot Review

    SEDONA, Ariz. — Honda’s fourth-generation Pilot is here in all of its squared-off, butched-up glory. Packing an updated powertrain with new drive modes and an upgraded TrailSport model for the outdoorsy types, the overhauled three-row wades into a segment where every new entry seems to push the boundaries of jack-of-all-trades utility and light-duty adventuring. Honda picked Sedona because it was one of many places across the country where its engineers spent time testing the capabilities of its new TrailSport models, Pilot included. Home turf, if you will. What the company didn’t count on was a freak January snowstorm that paralyzed the small town’s main arteries for several hours on the morning of our test drive. Neither the Elite nor the TrailSport models Honda brought along for evaluation were equipped with snow tires, so we were cautioned about following distances and slick hills before being released into the snow-covered desert. We started our drive in a TrailSport. The unique conditions provided an opportunity to test one of the fourth-gen Pilot’s new additions: selectable drive modes. Sure enough, “Snow” is one of them, and paired with the Continental all-terrains, it handled the slop with aplomb. A full-ABS braking test found reasonable grip from the knobby A/Ts even on icy hills, giving us confidence that we’d be able to get by on some of the area’s steeper inclines. A set of knobby tires might prompt concerns among those of you who know Honda’s history of delivering models that suffer a bit more than average from wind and road noise intrusion, but the Contis were admirably quiet even on rough desert asphalt. After trading in the TrailSport for an Elite, we actually found the latter’s all-seasons to be a bit more talkative on messy pavement, but the weather conditions and rather generous application of what appeared to be cinder treatment on the roads made for a challenging testing environment. Both models are powered by the Pilot’s new standard 3.5-liter V6. Yes, that may sound like a carryover, but is in fact a new, DOHC design. Power was bumped ever so slightly to 285 horsepower and 262 pound-feet (up from 280 hp and 262 lb-ft) and the 10-speed automatic (with paddle shifters!) returns. Standard on the TrailSport and Elite, and optional on the other trims, is the second-generation of Honda’s i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. It features a stronger rear diff that can handle 40% more torque while responding 30% quicker. As much as 70% of the engine’s power can be sent to the rear axle, with 100% of that transferred to one wheel. Sedona sits more than 4,000 feet above sea level. Those altitudes are borderline hostile to naturally aspirated engines, to the tune of a roughly 40-horsepower deficit. That made Honda’s choice of testing venues a bold one. A turbocharged unit would lose a lot less of its wind out here, but the V6 held its own despite the Pilot’s heft. The standard 2WD model checks in at a reasonable 4,030 pounds. The AWD models we sampled are a good bit heavier — 4,685 for the TrailSport and 4,660 for the loaded-up Elite. Heavy though these figures may sound, they’re in line with the Highlander Platinum (4,453 pounds) and Pathfinder Rock Creek (4,605 pounds). And for context, all of them weigh less than even a two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (4,721 pounds). Speaking of the competition, Honda is looking to one-up the Nissan’s sliding second-row and handy removable console. The Pilot can now be optioned with a removable center seat in the second row, allowing you to convert your 8-passenger model to 7-passenger duty with far better access to the third row. Even better, the seat can be stowed in the under-floor cargo area behind the third row in case you need to bring it with you (or have cause to remove it in the middle of an outing). It weighs about 45 pounds and it’s a bit unwieldy, but it comes out in seconds and removal requires no tools. Honda supplies a sturdy tie-down strap to secure it in the rear cubby while you drive. Unfortunately, this knocks it out of contention as a TrailSport option, as the full-sized spare intrudes too far into the rear cargo area. That’s not the only interior upgrade. Honda chucked the Pilot’s old cabin out the window entirely in favor of a new, much sleeker and more upscale look. Honda says the Pilot’s front seats were redesigned for better support and reduced fatigue. The updates appear to have paid dividends, as we had zero complaints about their shape or adjustability. Materials, fit and finish all show improvements over the previous generation. There’s no under-console storage, but there is ample space inside along with room for doodads in the recessed portion of the dash. Whether you opt for the standard 7-inch infotainment system or the 9-inch upgrade, the physical-button-to-touchscreen-control ratio is favorable. USB-A and USB-C plugs are available on the center console for smartphones, as is a standard 12-volt DC outlet. USB-A charging is also standard in the second row; third-row ports become standard at EX-L and above. A wireless charger sits below them (on models so equipped) for easy access. The Bose system on the Elite is the first branded audio offered in Pilot’s history; our testing environment wasn’t the best for audio evaluation; that’ll have to wait for a future road test. Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard (wireless is standard on EX-L or better). We were able to pair and use Android Auto with virtually zero effort. Honda’s new infotainment isn’t perfect, but it’s certainly much better than what we were used to seeing from them just a couple of model years ago. That said, the 10.2-inch digital cluster exclusive to the Elite is cool to look at, but doesn’t bring much functionality to the table. We also have to dock Honda a few points for sticking to those corny digital temperature readouts on the HVAC controls. That’s not the brand of nostalgia we’re itching for. And the single 3.0-amp USB-C port up front is a good start, but we’d like to see more of those in the rear cabin area. With Pilot, Honda is entering the second phase of its TrailSport rollout. While the 2022 Pilot and Passport TrailSport conveyed the general direction Honda intends for the sub-brand, the 2023 Pilot is the first ground-up execution of the concept, building on the slight suspension lift and wheel/tire package that was offered for 2022. For 2023, that lift grows to an inch, for a respectable but not 4x4-rivaling 8.3 total inches of ground clearance. You also get steel skid plates for the oil pan, transmission and gas tank; a full-size spare tire; smaller stabilizer bars for improved off-road articulation and a trim-exclusive “Trail” mode for Honda’s new drive mode system. Our time in Sedona reinforced our experiences with the prototype TrailSport we briefly sampled last year. No longer a sleepy woo-woo backwater, the little Arizona town is now chock-full of premium crossovers and SUVs. As we quickly learned, however, their ubiquity ends where the pavement does.

  • Chrysler Synthesis Cockpit Demonstrator at CES 2023

    As auto enthusiasts, we get used to seeing vehicle exteriors teased endlessly while interiors often remain under wraps until the very last second. And then once a year, CES happens and our focus shifts briefly to glimpses of arguably the single most important part of a car for most drivers: the many touch points between man and machine. Chrysler will be among those offering in-person demonstrations of its vision for future tech, and in this case, a little bit more. Chrysler says it will be the standard-bearer for the company's forthcoming AI-based technologies that can both adapt to driver preferences and automate certain functions — up to and including driving. Chrysler is calling it "Advanced Technology For Real Life" and says it will "create smooth, efficient and connected experiences between the customer and the vehicle." The demonstrator itself shows off the next generation of interior materials ("vegetable-tanned, suspended seats wrapped with an arctic upcycled chrome-free soft trim embellished by a unique constellation-style perforation") and design themes. Chrysler calls it "Harmony in Motion," but rest assured that it will remain stationary for all of its demonstrations. Its simulation is meant to represent a day in the life of a typical owner. It optimizes the day's drive routes, coordinates with other smart ecosystems (home, phone, etc.) and even takes the wheel to allow for multi-tasking (simulating level 3 self-driving). Check it out at Chrysler's booth starting tomorrow, Jan. 5. #chrysler #synthesiscockpit #ces2023

  • Jaguar F-Pace | 2nd Row Review and Reaction

    The 2022 Jaguar F-Pace is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the regular crowd of compact luxury SUVs from Europe and Asia. It bears the leaper proudly on its tightly-wrapped and attractive bodywork, and there’s little to complain about on the interior, too. Jaguar offers a level of performance available for whatever fits your fancy, but this SUV would rather be a cruiser and backroad bruiser versus a Nürburgring-carver no matter the model you choose. Some of our usual Jaguar Land Rover gripes have dissipated with the F-Pace recently, as it’s now sporting a competent suite of tech to match its good looks. Plus, the new and complex inline-six engine is a real treat to use no matter the environment — it pulls hard when called upon, but has a smooth and luxurious side around town. We think it’s the engine to get. The F-Pace fits in nicely to this large group of luxury crossovers on sale today, offering an unmatched level of style and a good dose of substance to back it up. We’d still recommend a couple luxury SUVs before it, but the F-Pace is a more worthy alternative than it’s ever been today. There are no notable changes for the F-Pace in 2022 beyond a few optional items being made standard. Those include a power tailgate and privacy glass for the four- and six-cylinder models, and adaptive cruise control with lane-following assist for the SVR. The F-Pace received a makeover for the 2021 model year, and you can read more about that here. The F-Pace’s interior just went through a big rethink last year that upgraded it into the realm of a top-shelf luxury cabin. It has an upscale look, uses excellent materials, and while it may struggle to find that balance between the inclusion of features and maintaining ease of use, nobody will criticize it for a lack of trying with technology. Per usual with Jaguar, the color and materials choices are vast, allowing you to find a combination that best fits your personality. The standard heated (front) seats are comfortable, and the interior as a whole measures up to its leading competitors out of Germany in the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. A standard 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Jaguar software is finally respectable with the latest Pivi Pro system. It’s rich in appearance, reacts quickly and the graphics are gorgeous. This screen is complemented by the nice 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that offers a number of configurable display options. We’re less excited about the bizarre climate/seat controls that are bundled into the same knob. You “press” to change the knob’s functionality between adjusting the seat temperature and climate control temperature, but unfortunately, it doesn’t like to work 100% of the time. When it does, it’s a cool party trick, but it’s simply irritating otherwise for such a vital car control. The F-Pace is on the larger side of luxury compact crossovers and SUVs, but it’s still not a big car. Rear legroom measures in at 37.2 inches, which is merely average for the segment. Adults will fit without issue, and the recline on the seats themselves ensures a comfortable enough seating position. Cargo space is also a respectable 26.6 cubic-feet, but is hindered by the fast-sloping roofline. It’s also a narrow cargo space, but put the rear seats down, and its capability opens up to swallow longer items with ease. Storage throughout the F-Pace is present, but not abundant. Its cupholders are generous enough in diameter, but not super deep. The cubby ahead of the shifter is the perfect spot to tuck a phone, and Jaguar provides wireless charging as standard in that cubby, too. Jaguar offers four different levels of performance with the F-Pace, and the top level, called SVR, is a true performance model in every way. However, it all starts with the P250 that is outfitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This model, like all other F-Paces, is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the P250 is rated at 22 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The step up from here is the P340 that gets Jaguar’s 3.0-liter turbocharged (and aided by an electric supercharger) inline-six. It also features mild-hybrid technology that stores energy in a lithium-ion battery, then deploys it to assist the engine as it’s accelerating from a stop. All in, this powertrain produces 335 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is hardly affected for the extra power, as it rings in at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. A slightly more potent version of this same powertrain — the P400 makes — 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy drops by 1 mpg on the highway with the P400 to 26 mpg. For more visit https://www.autoblog.com/2022/01/18/2022-jaguar-f-pace-review/ #jaguar #jaguarfpace #fpace

  • Rivian releases a "Snow" driving profile update

    Rivian is making it easier for its electric R1T and R1S models to power through winter weather. The company released an over-the-air software update that adds a driving profile called “Snow” and expanded its app with remote features designed to keep owners warm. When engaged, it softens the throttle response to help prevent wheelspin, dials in a new brake regeneration setting called “Low” to stop the wheels from locking up, and makes the transition to the Auto-Hold function smoother. The update also allows owners to use their phone to remotely defrost the windows and door mirrors and turn on the heated seats or the heated steering wheel.

  • L.A. Show Favorites and driving a custom Land Rover Defender | Autoblog Podcast #757

    In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by News Editor Joel Stocksdale. We recap the Los Angeles Auto Show and discuss what it was like and what our favorite reveals were. We also discuss a few of the cars we've been driving including a restomod Land Rover Defender from Osprey Custom Cars and our long-term Kia EV6 GT-Line. Plus, we discuss the GMT400 Chevy and GMC trucks starting to rise in value. Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.

  • L.A. Auto Show: Genesis X Convertible, Toyota Prius and more | Autoblog Podcast #756

    In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder. The Los Angeles Auto Show wrapped up this week, and we talk about some of the highlights from the show, and the events surrounding it, like the new Toyota Prius, Genesis X Convertible concept, new Lucid Air trims and the Lucid Gravity SUV. John talks about traveling to Sweden for the reveal of the Volvo EX90. They also talk about the cars they've been driving, including the Nissan Leaf, Nissan Kicks, Mercedes EQB and Jeep Wagoneer. They also shoot the breeze about late fall beer, courtesy of an email from a listener. Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.

  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV driving footage

    Mercedes is following the launch of the Mercedes EQS and EQE Sedans and EQS SUV with the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, which is the next logical and predictable step in the rollout of the EQ lineup. This all-electric crossover offers a smaller footprint than the EQS SUV, and even a shorter length and wheelbase than the EQE Sedan, promising agile handling, especially when equipped with rear-axle steering. Powertrains will include rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor 4Matic all-wheel-drive versions with varying outputs. The EQE SUV will also feature various levels of regenerative braking, from coasting to one-pedal driving, including an auto regen mode.

  • Germans, Brits and Ferrari's new V12 SUV | Autoblog Podcast #748

    In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Byron Hurd. With the Detroit Auto Show now in the rearview, focus shifts to news that crept up outside of the North American spotlight. The two talk about the new Ferrari Purosangue SUV, then pivot to a discussion about the future of the Dodge Charger and Challenger based on rumors of a new assembly facility. Next, they discuss what they've been driving recently. Byron leads off with anecdotes from his trip to Spain to drive the 2023 Range Rover Sport and his weekend with the VW GTI SE. Next, Greg talks about the ups and downs of the BMW X3 M Competition and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Coupe. After that, they spend your money; this week's is a whopper. Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.

  • 2022 Detroit Auto Show Editor’s Picks

    The best cars and SUVs from the 2022 North American International Auto Show. As tends to be the case in this post-ish-pandemic world of auto shows, the North American International Auto Show was a strange one. It was at least mostly indoors and thus not at the mercy of Mother Nature. And unlike that first Chicago Show following the initial pandemic shutdown, this one was all assembled before the media arrived. Even with a much thinner show floor, the Detroit Auto Show still gave us a number of noteworthy reveals. Now, full disclosure, the rules for our Detroit picks were made a little more flexible, since some of these vehicles were revealed a little before the week of the show. But we still focused on vehicles that were making their show debut, and were actually present on the floor. Sadly, that means we had to leave out the Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S electric SUV concepts. Odds are, those would've made it into our list of the top five if they had actually been on display. Now, on to the winners.

  • 2022 Detroit Auto Show | Autoblog Podcast #747

    In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski and News Editor Joel Stocksdale. They're fresh off the show floor of the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and they have a lot to talk about. From the seventh-generation Ford Mustang, to the new Chrysler 300C with its 6.4-liter Hemi V8, to electrified Jeeps and Chevys and more, come along with us as we recap the show and its highlights.  Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.

  • Chevy Equinox EV will have a starting price of $30,000

    The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV gets its big reveal today, hitting the Internet just a week before the Detroit Auto Show. We’re only a few months on from Chevy revealing the Blazer EV, and for folks wishing for something affordable, the Equinox EV is going to look a fair bit more tantalizing.   GM is detailing a number of vital specs for every motor, battery and trim configuration today, but it’s only providing a price estimate for the base 1LT model, telling us that it will start “around $30,000.” For that price, you’ll get a single-motor front-wheel-drive Equinox EV that produces 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with the base (smallest) battery pack, and Chevy estimates a 250-mile range on a full charge. We don’t know how much the upcharge will be yet, but you can pair the 1LT with the big battery pack for 300 miles of range. You can also spec it with all-wheel drive, which automatically tacks on the big battery, leading to a range estimate of 280 miles. The 1LT eAWD (and every all-wheel-drive Equinox) comes with a dual-motor setup that results in a combined output of 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. Read the full story here: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/08/2024-chevrolet-equinox-ev-reveal/

  • Ford Mustang revealed with an aggressive redesign

    Say hello to the 2024 Ford Mustang. Dodge may have just put the pin in its V8-powered muscle cars, but Ford is far from done selling its fire-breathing coupe as the Mustang enters its seventh generation.   Rumors of hybrid powertrains flew for years leading up to this Mustang’s reveal, but in the end, Ford is sticking familiar engines under the hood of this new pony car. A revamped 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the Mustang’s base engine, and an updated 5.0-liter Coyote V8 remains the engine for the GT. In typical Ford fashion, power figures for both are not being made available at the car’s initial reveal, though a ford engineer let slip during its debut that it should produce 480 horsepower. Officially, however, Ford is saying only that the 5.0 will produce more power than the current car’s 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission now with rev-matching tech will be available for the GT, but the EcoBoost will be automatic-only starting in 2024 — Ford tells us the manual take rate on the four-cylinder was simply too low to justify offering it once more. The 10-speed automatic transmission on the previous Mustang carries over with some changes to the oily bits and new tuning for enhanced performance.   Read the full story here: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/14/2024-ford-mustang-revealed-detroit-auto-show/

  • Toyota GR Corolla on the track

    The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is not grandma's Corolla. You definitely can't get it in gold. Senior editor James Riswick hits the track in Utah to see if the mighty little hot hatch is really worth all the hype. Available in Core, Circuit and Morizo Edition trim levels, each rocks a mighty 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three that packs 300 horsepower. A three-pipe exhaust completes the three-themed powertrain trifecta. A six-speed manual that includes iMT auto rev-matching is standard along with the GR-Four all-wheel-drive system developed specially for the car that allows for different torque splits at the turn of a dial.

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition quick look

    The Grand Cherokee's special edition is fitting for the Detroit Auto Show, since the original model launched at the same show in 1992 (though that was back when the show was still in January). That original Grand Cherokee literally smashed through the doors of the convention center. This one is likely going to be quieter, mainly because it's a plug-in hybrid. The special edition is a $4,700 package on top of the cost of the 4xe, and it's distinguished by its body-color bumpers and cladding, black trim and 20-inch wheels, blue acents and dual exhaust. It also includes a number of nice features such as black leather, wireless phone charging, nine-speaker audio system, ventilated front seats and forward collision prevention systems that monitor intersections during turns. This version of the Grand Cherokee will be available to order later this year with deliveries coming early next year. For the full story: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/14/jeep-grand-cherokee-4xe-30th-anniversary-wrangler-willys-detroit-auto-show/

  • Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe quick look

    So far, the Wrangler 4xe has only been available in extra fancy Sahara or extra off-roady Rubicon trims. For 2023, the Willys trim is being added to line, along with a slightly lower base price of $55,590 with destination. That's $600 less than the 2022 Sahara, and $770 less than the 2023 Sahara. It gets some familiar Willys trimmings such as the black grille, Willys hood decals and vintage "4-Wheel Drive" rear decal. But the decals get unique 4xe tweaks such as the blue accents around the Willys decals and the addition of "Electric" on the "4-Wheel Drive" decal. It also comes standard with a rear limited-slip differential, black 17-inch wheels with mud-terrain tires, rock rails, full-time four-wheel-drive and LED lighting, plus a nine-speaker audio system. The Willys can be ordered now, and deliveries are coming later this year.   For the full story: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/14/jeep-grand-cherokee-4xe-30th-anniversary-wrangler-willys-detroit-auto-show/

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition walkaround

    The Grand Cherokee's special edition is fitting for the Detroit Auto Show, since the original model launched at the same show in 1992 (though that was back when the show was still in January). That original Grand Cherokee literally smashed through the doors of the convention center. This one is likely going to be quieter, mainly because it's a plug-in hybrid. The special edition is a $4,700 package on top of the cost of the 4xe, and it's distinguished by its body-color bumpers and cladding, black trim and 20-inch wheels, blue acents and dual exhaust. It also includes a number of nice features such as black leather, wireless phone charging, nine-speaker audio system, ventilated front seats and forward collision prevention systems that monitor intersections during turns. This version of the Grand Cherokee will be available to order later this year with deliveries coming early next year. For the full story: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/14/jeep-grand-cherokee-4xe-30th-anniversary-wrangler-willys-detroit-auto-show/

  • Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe walkaround

    So far, the Wrangler 4xe has only been available in extra fancy Sahara or extra off-roady Rubicon trims. For 2023, the Willys trim is being added to line, along with a slightly lower base price of $55,590 with destination. That's $600 less than the 2022 Sahara, and $770 less than the 2023 Sahara. It gets some familiar Willys trimmings such as the black grille, Willys hood decals and vintage "4-Wheel Drive" rear decal. But the decals get unique 4xe tweaks such as the blue accents around the Willys decals and the addition of "Electric" on the "4-Wheel Drive" decal. It also comes standard with a rear limited-slip differential, black 17-inch wheels with mud-terrain tires, rock rails, full-time four-wheel-drive and LED lighting, plus a nine-speaker audio system. The Willys can be ordered now, and deliveries are coming later this year.   For the full story: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/14/jeep-grand-cherokee-4xe-30th-anniversary-wrangler-willys-detroit-auto-show/

  • New Ford Mustang revealed

    The 2024 Mustang was revealed at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show. The seventh generation of the iconic pony car features a big redesign for the 2024 model year. This video is b-roll from the Blue Oval shows the GT convertible, GT Coupe, EcoBoost Coupe, and Mustang vehicle interiors.   Be sure to check out all of our Ford Mustang videos, as well as, all the other vehicles from the 2022 Detroit Auto Show.  For complete coverage for the North American International Auto Show head to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/

  • The Lincoln Corsair 2023 has been revealed

    The 2023 Lincoln Corsair heads into its next model year with a notable refresh inside and out. Lincoln’s best-selling vehicle gains a number of items, but it also loses a big one: the previously optional 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Due to low take rate, Lincoln is dropping its most powerful engine from the lineup, making the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower the only pure-gasoline version of the 2023 Corsair. Lincoln says the 2.0-liter is updated and changed for emissions reasons, but it returns the same output and fuel economy as before. The Grand Touring PHEV carries over unchanged, so it’s still rocking the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder and single electric motor for a combined 266 horsepower. The exterior changes are largely contained to the Corsair’s new face. It gets a totally new grille that is much larger than before. It features a wavy surface, and for the PHEV, it has a metallic foil surface with blue accents to denote its hybrid status. The lower front bumper is revised to accommodate the new grille design, and new wheel options are available across the board. No changes are made to the rear. Lastly, two new color options are available: Crystal Red and Whisper Blue. The blue is new to Lincoln, and seeing it in person, it skews more towards periwinkle than blue — we like it a lot. As for the interior, Lincoln has redesigned the center stack with a new 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen taking center stage. It runs Sync 4 technology, can be updated via over-the-air updates and features Amazon Alexa. You’ll be able to monitor the Corsair’s new Auto Air Refresh system (an optional feature) via the infotainment system, too. It features a laser sensor and unique cabin air filter that constantly monitors the cabin air quality and is capable of refreshing the air in the cabin 1.5 times per minute. A 12.3-inch instrument cluster also runs new software for 2023, and it comes standard in the Corsair now. The new center stack designdeletes the large array of climate and media controls that were previously there, which Lincoln says was for the purpose of promoting a more airy cabin and a feeling of spaciousness. A volume knob is still present, but the vast majority of the functions previously controlled by buttons and knobs can now be found in the big, new touchscreen. Yes, that means the climate controls are now integrated into the touchscreen. Lincoln also says that customers want more tech, which apparently was interpreted as wanting to change the cabin temperature with a touchscreen. Less controversially, Lincoln expanded the lower media bin for greater storage capacity with this newfound space, but the result is largely just a more airy cabin. Trim and colors get a step up for 2023, as the dash trim can now be had with a backlit applique that features a perforated star pattern — it’s meant to look like a constellation on your dash. New color “themes” (as Lincoln likes to call them) include Eternal Red and Smoked Truffle. The red features aluminum accents and is a deep, rich shade of red. Meanwhile, the “Truffle” is a neutral combo of light brown and gray. The last big update of note for the Corsair is the addition of Lincoln’s Active Glide. It’s Lincoln’s brand name for Blue Cruise used in Ford products, and it was initially launched in the Navigator for Lincoln. The version coming to the Corsair is the same updated version that Ford just announced last week — it adds auto-lane changes, better lane-positioning tech and slows down for curves predictively. Lincoln says that ordering for the updated Corsair is available via its website now. You should expect to see the updated 2023 models hit dealerships in early 2023. For more visit https://www.autoblog.com/2022/09/12/2023-lincoln-corsair-update-revealed/ #lincoln #corsair #lincolncorsair

  • 2022 New York Auto Show, and Subaru Solterra driven | Autoblog Podcast #725

    In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder. This week was the return of the New York Auto Show, and it was a busy one. Our editors run down some of the reveals, including the updated Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade, the long-wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer L, refreshed Subaru Outback, the gorgeous Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept EV, the 2,200-horsepower Deus Vayanne electric hypercar, a new generation of the Kia Niro family, and the updated Nissan Leaf and Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek. Then they discuss the news surrounding Elon Musk's offer to purchase Twitter before diving into reviews of the cars we've been driving, including the new Subaru Solterra, Subaru Forester Wilderness and our long-term BMW 330e xDrive and Hyundai Palisade. Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.

  • 2023 Kia Niro PHEV unveiled at the 2022 NYIAS

    The full range of 2023 Kia Niro models is making its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and the versatile, little hatchback is bringing big change for its new generation. By full range, we mean the HEV Hybrid, PHEV plug-in hybrid and fully-electric EV.

  • 2023 Kia Niro EV unveiled at the 2022 NYIAS

    The full range of 2023 Kia Niro models is making its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and the versatile, little hatchback is bringing big change for its new generation. By full range, we mean the HEV Hybrid, PHEV plug-in hybrid and fully-electric EV.

  • 2023 Kia Niro NYIAS 2022 debut

    The full range of 2023 Kia Niro models is making its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and the versatile, little hatchback is bringing big change for its new generation. By full range, we mean the HEV Hybrid, PHEV plug-in hybrid and fully-electric EV.

  • 2022 Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica walkaround at the 2022 NYIAS

    Lamborghini is bridging the gap between the two core versions of the Huracán with a new variant called Tecnica. Unveiled ahead of the 2022 New York Auto Show, the newest addition to the line packs a 631-horsepower V10, rear-wheel-drive, and aerodynamic updates. Developed to be equally at home on the road and on the track, the Huracán Tecnica fills the space separating the EVO and the STO. "In an era of virtual experiences, [the Tecnica] pays homage to technical purity and physical sensation," explained company boss Stephan Winkelmann. Visually, it stands out from its siblings with a redesigned front end that gains Y-shaped accents inspired by the track-only Huracán EVO2, a redesigned splitter, and air curtains integrated into the bumper (a first for the Huracán). Lamborghini notes that it gave the engine lid a new look to improve visibility, and cool-looking hexagonal exhaust outlets add a finishing touch to the muscular design. One noteworthy addition to the exterior design is the fixed rear wing. It helped engineers increase rear downforce by 35%, yet it doesn't increase drag; in fact, the Tecnica has 20% less drag compared to the EVO. New underbody panels further hone the aerodynamic profile.

  • 2023 Kia Niro walkaround

    The 2023 Kia Niro’s design is considerably sharper than before, but there’s one feature in particular that stood out to us at the New York Auto Show this week: The Aero Blade.

  • 2023 Kia Telluride NYIAS 2022 debut

    The 2023 Kia Telluride has been revealed at the New York Auto Show, and even though it's only a mid-cycle refresh, there’s plenty to talk about with Kia’s mega-popular three-row crossover SUV. Let’s start on the outside, as the Telluride gets a nip-and-tuck for 2023 to make it appear a little more rugged than before. We only have what Kia says about the base model to go on, though, as the 2023 model is being revealed in a new X-Pro trim that features different styling versus the regular model. For now, know that the 2023 Telluride is getting a new daytime running light signature, new taillights, new bumpers in front and rear, massaged door garnishes, new wheel designs and three new colors (Midnight Lake Blue, Dawning Red and Jungle Wood Green). Circling back to the X-Pro trim, it and the also new X-Line trim are new Telluride models designed for people who might want to do some soft off-roading with their family crossover. Both come standard with all-wheel drive.