Jaguar XK leaves the lineup

Production of the Jaguar XK stretched from 1996 with the XK8 and will wrap up as the final 50 limited edition XK models roll off the assembly line this summer.

The farewell XKs will be branded as Final Fifty Limited Edition cars, and will carry the same specification as the current XKR model, along with some added features that celebrate the history of Jaguar and the evolution of the brand’s grand touring coupes and convertibles.

Under the hood, a supercharged 510-hp 5.0-liter V8 is capable of bringing the XK to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds according to Jag, and an active Read the rest of this entry »

Infiniti Q70, QX80 and QX80 Limited show off at New York auto show

Infiniti, the brand of Q, is showing off its updated 2015 lineup at the New York auto show. Included is the Q70 sedan, along with the brand’s QX80 and QX80 Limited SUV models.

The 2015 Q70 will be introduced for the first time in a long-wheelbase version, adding an additional 5.9 inches over the previous generation. The Q70 gets a full bumper-to-bumper facelift with a new LED headlight design accentuating the sedan’s new double-arch grille. Updated taillights round out the look, while the rear bumper has been slimmed down and the trunk line flattened.

The interior Read the rest of this entry »

Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept in New York

Land Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Monday night ahead of the New York auto show.

Land Rover says it’s a vision of future Discovery vehicles, the first of which is due in 2015. The Discovery is now sold as the LR4 in the United States, but Land Rover says it will eventually shift the name back to “Discovery” for the North American market — that’s what we knew it as when it first made landfall, anyway.

The Discovery Vision is shaped like a bigger Ford Explorer. It has many hallmarks of a concept, Read the rest of this entry »

Jeep shows six Moab Easter Jeep Safari concepts

Jeep introduced six concepts headed for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari next week. Three of the off-road ready concepts were based on the Wrangler, two on the new Cherokee and the last was a gently warmed over version of the Grand Cherokee. This is the 12th year that the Jeep brand is participating in the event, but it’ll be the 48th Easter Jeep event overall. It was also a chance for Jeep and Mopar to show off some new products, mostly focused on traveling off road.

Final Corvette freed from museum sinkhole, and it ain’t pretty

At last, our long national nightmare is over: All eight Corvettes sucked into the Bowling Green, Ky. National Corvette Museum sinkhole back in February are back at ground level. And there’s a lot to be happy about. First and foremost, we’re thankful that no one was hurt in the incident, which happened in the early morning hours of Feb. 12. Considering the magnitude of the disaster, we’re also thrilled that some of the ‘Vettes — like the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 — should be roadworthy again in no time.

Then there’s the 2001 Mallett Hammer Corvette Z06. The last Corvette Read the rest of this entry »

Dodge Charger and Challenger refreshed for New York auto show

Dodge is set to unveil a refreshed Charger and Challenger for the 2015 model year. Prior to their debut at the New York auto show next week, the automaker has dropped a few teaser images of the upcoming models. First, Dodge has given the front fascia of the Charger a serious redesign, trading the large, upright headlights for sleeker units, also dramatically altering the grille design.

Based on the image above, the large hexagonal grille split by a black bumper may be gone as a design element entirely, since it is no longer outlined by a body-colored frame as on Read the rest of this entry »