Month: October 2018

This space is usually dedicated to advances in inanimate technologies—scientific inventions created by experts. But this month I was invited by two companies to experience firsthand the training each invests in the experts responsible for those innovations. Harman develops premium audio systems for 25 automakers under nine brand names. To ensure each sounds both excellent
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Maybe the Jaguar I-Pace’s shape is a little too radical for you. In that case, check out the Audi E-Tron, which will have a maximum towing rating of 4,000 pounds, available massaging seats, night-vision assistance, and a 705-watt 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Prices will start at $75,795 when it arrives in the second
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Audi has been working with laser lights for some time now, but this is just the tip of the iceberg for parent company Volkswagen Group. The automaker envisions a future where headlights and taillights provide more intelligent illumination and communicate with other cars on the road. Volkswagen has opened an entire section at its Wolfsburg
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Starting price: $35,145 (LX 2.4: $25,245)0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds (LX 2.4: 7.7 seconds)Quarter mile: 15.8 seconds at 89.0 mph (LX 2.4: 16.0 seconds at 88.4 mph) Smooth power delivery defines the Honda CR-V’s powertrain, especially with the 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four. Minimal turbo lag and a smartly tuned CVT combine to deliver better acceleration than you’d
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Since August, buyers have been able to go online and configure their own 2019 Ford Ranger before it heads to dealerships early next year. Now, leaked documents reveal a host of accessories that will be available on the truck, from bed products to body graphics and kayak carriers. The folks at Ranger5G.com say they received
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may not have been agile enough to win our Super SUV Shootout, but there’s no denying it’s seriously quick in a straight line. In fact, we even went so far as to call it the ultimate muscle SUV. But what if 707 hp and an 11.7-second quarter-mile time aren’t enough
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Entering its fourth generation, the BMW X5 receives a new architecture, new engines, and an optional off-road package. Design changes are more subtle, but all together, they contribute to a more refined look compared to its predecessor. The question is: Did BMW go far enough given this is a full redesign and not a midcycle
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