Electric Cars in the Spotlight at Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Auto Show recently revealed that times are changing, anElectric Cars in the Spotlight at Frankfurt Auto Showd as a result, cars are too.

Many major contenders in the automotive industry revealed electric, low-emission car models at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Many manufactures committed to offering electric cars quite some time ago, but it was clear at the Frankfurt Auto Show that Germany is now making commitments to going green as well.

Previously, the event showcased luxury vehicles complete with high-powered diesel engines. However, with Europe-based companies coming into some criticism for having recent emission scandals, it seems that many companies are now focused on providing customers with electric options.

Honda, Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, were some of the big names that showed off electric model concepts at the show.  In fact, Volkswagen expressed that they plan to invest about $24 billion into creating more electric car platforms and hopes to sell three million battery-only cars in 2025.

Mercedes-Benz revealed a compact electric car with two electric motors complete with multiple driving characteristics that the driver can choose.  BMW revealed the “i Vision Dynamics,” a four-door, electric concept vehicle capable of reaching 124mph with impressive acceleration capabilities.

Many manufacturers announced commitments to producing all-electric cars in the next few years, including Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. The large majority of car manufacturers are investing millions into producing electric car options as governments start regulating air pollution more often.

Ferrari Breaks Auction Records for Cost

Ferrari recently made international headlines regarding the price that a new Ferrari model went for in an auction. Bidders battled it out for a new Ferrari model, but it was all for a good cause.Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a 2017 model, was auctioned off for charity and sold for close to $10 million dollars, breaking records.

The car was auctioned off with all proceeds going to “Save the Children,” a charity dedicated to supporting children in developing countries, and as a result, the price kept climbing. All of the proceeds of the car went to Save the Children to support the organization and help provide them with funds.

A total of twelve bidders competed for the final sale of the Ferrari Laferrari Aperta, which is listed at just $2.2 million. The final total spent on the car was well over what the open-top, two-seater car was expected to go for originally.

Although the car went for an incredible amount of money, it hasn’t even been built yet. The car is still in the process of being constructed and the person that won the final bid won’t be able to get their hands on it for some time. The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is expected to be built with a V12 engine, capable of going from 0mph to 124mph in less than ten seconds.

The auction was held in Maranello, Italy, the home city of the Ferrari in order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the “Prancing Horse.” Bidders spent millions of dollars total at the auction, purchasing plenty of rare Ferrari’s that dedicated collectors search for tirelessly.

Note-Worthy Car Features of 2018

With car technology improving every year, 2018 releases are expected to have some note-worthy features.Puchasing a New Car in 2018

If you’re considering purchasing a 2018 car, consider what new features might appeal to you before you start shopping.

Parking Assistance

If you live in a city where parking is limited, you probably struggle to run errands with minimal frustration. However, many 2018 releases are coming equipped with parking technology to make parking easier. Although current models often have cameras that assist with parking, 2018 BMW models are offering a bit more. BMW models are working with “Parkmobile,” a smartphone application that will help drivers locate open parking spots based on the car’s GPS location.

Making Music

If you spend a lot of time in your car, you probably spend a lot of time listening to your music. Many people dislike how digital music sounds after being downloaded onto a smartphone and played through a car speaker. Many manufacturers have tried to improve the sound and quality of music when driving, and two 2018 models have found a solution. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and the Kia Stinger are now using  the “Clari-Fi System” which coverts digital audio  to a high-quality, clear digital sound.

Unlimited Entertainment

If you have recently taken a family vacation, you probably appreciate the convenience of streaming a DVD to keep children occupied. Many cars now come with Wi-Fi hot spots that allow passengers to connect to the internet on tablets and phones. However, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator has technology that will allow passengers to stream live TV. Using a dual-screen rear entertainment system, the car can use a Slingbox streaming device to access live television while driving.

Keeping Quiet

If you love a car that makes a bit of noise but you don’t love disturbing your neighbors when you start it up at odd hours, a 2018 Ford Mustang might be your next car. Many high-performance cars make noise which is what people love about them. However, the noise can be frustrating if you’re driving late at night in a quiet neighborhood. Ford has created a “Quiet Mode” which will help muffle sounds only when the driver sees fit.

2018 is Coming: What Cars Didn’t Make the Cut

2018 is Coming: What Cars Didn’t Make the CutAs 2018 cars are starting to be released, older models are starting to be discontinued according to a recent report from Forbes. If you’ve wanted to get your hands on one of the models below, they’re going to be a lot harder to find as of January 2018.

Many sport-utility vehicles, which have become a popular go-to in the automotive industry, will be unavailable after this year.

Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper had a strong run, from 1992 into 2017, but the car is being phased out after this year. The Dodge Viper was intended to please a very particular audience and that audience proved to be a committed fan base for years.  The Dodge Viper, a blend between a coupe and a roadster, experienced two different corporate ownerships but still remained desirable for years.

Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Patriot was a successful, popular vehicle choice for a decade, running from 2007 to 2017. The vehicle was rarely changed over the course of ten years but still remained a popular choice for drivers. When the Jeep Patriot was first released, it was the only crossover that had off-road skills through a “Trail Rated” 4×4 system. However the Jeep Compass, often compared to the Patriot, has stolen the spotlight for the upcoming year.

Volkswagen CC
The Volkswagen CC was labeled as a well-rounded four-door coupe from 2009 to 2017. However, the Volkswagen Passat started taking the place of the CC when it became a more affordable, midsize vehicle. Volkswagen has been committed to creating a luxury four-door coupe for years, and the 2018 Atlas is expected to soon debut as well which could eventually outshine the Passat as well.

Smart ForTwo
The Smart ForTwo, created by Mercedes-Benz, was a car that was both exceptionally cheap and small for the brand and ran from 2008-2017. However, both the U.S. coupe and convertible models will disappear at the end of 2017. Mercedes-Benz is expected to shift their efforts toward an Electric Drive version instead.

Latest Bentley Released: 2018 Bentley Continental GT

2018 New Car ReleasesInformation on a highly anticipated UK model has finally been released and is expected to perform well in 2018.

The 2018 Bentley Continental GT has been released, turning heads not just in the United Kingdom but on an international level.

The 2018 Bentley Continental GT does appear similar to the 2003 version of the vehicle, but significant changes have been made to make the latest Bentley absolutely unique while remaining true to a successful  classic.

The 2018 Bentley is much lighter because it was created with lighter, yet stronger, materials. Although it’s similar in size to the previous model, the body is wider and the roofline is low which does change the overall look of the exterior.

The fender panels were shaped using a process called “Super Formed” which heats the aluminum to a temperature hot enough to produce and manipulate the beloved dramatic curves of the car.

The car has an advanced suspension control system which offers a relatively smooth ride. However, with 626 horsepower and speed capabilities reaching 207mph, the car doesn’t lack power. It has also been praised for being more fuel efficient, a feature most consumers now desire.

The two-door car’s interior now features real wood and quilted leather. The 2018 Bentley Continental GT features 15 different shades of hide paired with over 310,500 stitches. The car features a quilted pattern which reportedly took 18 months to achieve but makes for an incredibly fine detail.

The 2018 Bentley Continental GT also features a lot of digital technology, including a rotating dashboard display and plenty of safety technology features.

The car will be officially launched at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2017 and should be available for purchase as of 2018.

When to Buy Your Current Lease

Car Leasing AdviceIf you’re currently leasing a car and you’re considering buying the lease out, we encourage you to do some research before making a decision.

Before you purchase your current lease, we encourage you to do some research to make sure it is your best financial choice.

There are several things that you should consider before making your final decision:

The Condition of the Car

When you are leasing a car, it’s important to upkeep your car’s interior and exterior which will be inspected upon the leases return. When you return a lease, the overall condition of the car is one of the first thing dealerships will look at. If your car has remained in top shape, and you’ve been happy with it overall, you might want to consider purchasing it. How it has held up is a big indicator of what type of car it is. If you love your lease and you’re happy with it, you might want to simply stick with it.

Price of Market Value

Making the decision to purchase your lease should heavily depend on what price dealerships are asking for. If your current lease is still being sold at the dealership for a high price, buying the lease out might be in your best interest.  Make a budget beforehand so you understand how high you can go if they encourage you to purchase the lease. Dealerships have to resell your lease once it is returned, and depending on what car it is, it might be easier for them to simply sell that car to you instead.

Pay Attention to Mileage

A big part of leasing a car is sticking to the miles that you are contracted into. However, sometimes things happen and people go over the predetermined mileage limit. If you do exceed your mile limit, you will be required to pay mileage penalties which can get costly. Depending on how far you’ve gone over, it might be cheaper for you to purchase the lease. On the flip side, if you haven’t come close to the mileage maximum that you were given, it might be worth purchasing the car if it still has low mileage and is offered to you at a reasonable price.

2017 Cars Deserving of Recognition

Tops Cars of 20172017 is wrapping up in just four months, and as a result, we’ve been seeing tons of 2018 and 2019 new car releases. It might seem as though 2017 cars are quickly becoming old news, but many of those cars have served us well.

The year 2017 gave us plenty of great cars, and Kelley Blue Book recently awarded the most deserving cars with public recognition.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a vehicle evaluation and automotive research company out of California that both customers and the automotive industry as a whole look to for expertise. After researching and driving numerous 2017 releases, KBB recently released a list of cars deserving of KBB awards.

Honda Civic
According to KBB editors, the Honda Civic isn’t a first-time award winner. This car has won the “Small Car Best Buy” every year, at an affordable price of around $20,500. Packed with top technology, as well as being a family-friendly sedan, the 2017 Honda Civic is well-deserving of this award.

Jeep Wrangler
For years, Jeep has been a popular choice for those itching to enjoy the great outdoors. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is ideal for adventuring and off-roading, which earned it the “10 Most Fun SUVs” award, as well as the “10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000” award.

Kia Optima
If you are currently shopping to purchase a family sedan, the Kia Optima is a great choice, as it was named the “Best Family Sedan.” The hybrid versions of the Kia Optima were also awarded under hybrid categories, further proving this car has a lot to offer across all available versions.

Chevrolet Impala
The Chevrolet Impala is no stranger to winning KBB awards. It has won three times under the “Best Buy” award. It has also been recognized for its reputation of being exceptionally comfortable; making it a fitting option for families.

Spotlight Shines on 2018 BMW M5

BMW Car Release We love hearing about new car releases, and the 2018 BMW M5 is the most recent release to get our attention. Why? This sports car has plenty of benefits to offer customers.

The 2018 BMW M5, equipped with four-wheel drive, plenty of power and exceptional speed, is a new release that is turning heads.

Recently, more details have been released regarding the 2018 BMW M5, with a focus on the fact that it will be lighter and more powerful compared to the previous M5. However, the improvements on the 2018 model will certainly come at a price.

The engine is a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine and the car is capable of accelerating from zero to 60mph in 2.4 seconds. The car’s top speed has been recorded at 155 mph. The four-wheel-drive system powers the rear wheels first, and then the front wheels are activated as the rear wheels reach their limit of adhesion.

The exterior of the vehicle indicates a “sport” themed feel, with large air intakes, numerous exhaust pipes, winged mirrors and more. Although the car is aimed toward sport, the interior is adjustable and has a large digital dashboard display as well. Looking for a certain color? The 2018 BMW M5 has plenty of exclusive paint options that will stand out on the road.

The latest BMW is competing with Jaguars, Audis and Mercedes, due to the numerous benefits of the car. The car also has a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox which can be controlled through steering wheel paddles. The car has two different suspension settings: comfort and sports mode.

There hasn’t been much information released on cost yet, but we are willing to bet this car is going to have a steep price tag.

Cars Keep Getting Faster: Meet the Bugatti Chiron

Cars Keep Getting Faster: Meet the Bugatti Chiron If you are someone that has a need for speed, along with $3 million dollars, you can purchase the fastest car in the world.

The Bugatti Chiron, recently released, has 1,500 horsepower and has been labeled the fastest car in the world.

The vehicle has 1,500 horsepower engine, reaching 60mph in less than 3 seconds. The top speed that it can reach is an incredible 260 miles per hour. However, a major draw of the car is its overall appearance.

When speed is the main objective, a car’s appearance often suffers as a result. However, the Bugatti Chiron looks as good as it drives. Although the car has only two seats, it’s spacious and comfortable, two incredibly appealing features. The majority of the interior consists of leather with very little technology. Technology ages relatively quickly, and was likely left out of the design for this reason.

The exterior has plenty of curves, with a metal spinal column down the center and into the roofing, reflecting the curves on the exterior. The car does feature large air vents which help the engine take in the massive amount of air it requires to reach such high speeds. The vent moves and changes based on how fast or slow the car is going, adjusting accordingly.

If you’re looking to make a little bit of noise, the car has sixteen pistons which offer a loud drumroll as you start to shift, as four turbocharges fill with air and the Bugatti Chiron practically soars.

Take a Peek at Upcoming Cars for 2018

new cars 2018Believe it or not, 2018 is right around the corner and a new year brings new things including a slew of hot cars ready for your viewing and driving pleasure.

We have highlighted several cars that you should take note of.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

We start with the red hot Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Initially starting with a limited production, this beast packs a 6.2-liter V8 that can pack up to 840-horsepower. Basically what you’re dealing with here is a street-legal drag racer in a pretty package.

The Demon has the power to get up to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and can go up to 140 mph with little effort.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari is one of the most beloved sports cars, and the 812 continues this tradition. This beauty packs a 6.5-liter 789-horsepower V12 engine, electric power steering, and a sleek look, plus it has a top speed of a whopping 211 mph, expected from a car that has the word Superfast in its name.

Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic may be the people’s car, but the Type R is anything but simple. This vehicle is set up for power with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, up to 306 horsepower and six-speed manual transmission so not only does it look like the race car from your fantasy but it drives like it too, especially with the giant-wing spoiler that supplies incredible visual appeal and is guaranteed to turn heads.

Lexus LC

The Lexus LC is committed to luxury, as Lexus often is. This automobile is relatively round, available in a hybrid as well.  This 5.0-liter V8 with 471 horsepower and a 10-speed automatic transmission can reach 60mph in no time.

It rides fairly low to the ground, and revealed in red, combines sport and luxury with no effort at all.

2018 Honda Accord Improves Sedan Stereotype

2018 sedanSedans often earn the reputation of being “average,” and many consumers don’t consider them because of their size and simplicity.

The latest Honda Accord 2018 appears to be a bit shorter in length and lower to the ground, which contributes to its sport-themed sedan appearance. The car does, however, have four doors which is a change from previous Accord Coupes.

Although the exterior does appear to be a bit small, the inside of the 2018 Honda Accord does show that the sedan is spacious. With a 2.16 inch wheelbase, it has a significant amount of legroom which is always a benefit. The acoustic laminated windshield is expected to keep outside noise to a minimum as well.

The dashboard with equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen that also has knobs for both volume and tuning. It has “smart capabilities” with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. It also comes with the HondaLink telematics system which offers roadside assistance, engine start, speed tracking, remote locking and unlocking, and more.

All 2018 Accords come with the standard “Honda Sensing Suite” safety system. The system will help match your speed to the car ahead of you, help you remain in your lane, and stop the car if it senses a potential crash. Other safety features include blind-spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, a front and rear parking sensor, and a driver awareness monitor all of which are optional.

The 2018 Honda Accord comes with a 1.5 liter engine which results in a 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. Pricing has not been established on the 2018 Accord.

Volvo Reveals Small Size SUV

Volvo SUV

If you are active in the car industry, then you might have heard that Volvo is looking to add a new member to their growing family of SUVs.

Volvo is moving forward with a new SUV that is expected to take the automotive industry by storm.

The vehicle is the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the company is promising that it will be a new, fresh and creative SUV with a “playful and vibrant” style. The SUV will use fashion, design, and pop culture sensibility with the hopes of attracting the younger generation.

Part of this vibrant style will be new color combinations that are not all too common in the current marketplace. Think of two-toned elements with vivid colors including rumors of one variation having Oxide Red upholstery and Lava Orange carpet, among many more outrageous styles.

Under the hood, the new SUV is said to be offering the power and efficiency that Volvo lovers have come to expect with possible options including a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, and a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Still, even with this power, Volvo has confirmed that they are building a model that will try to corner the smaller SUV market for individuals looking for something masculine yet compact.

Excitement ramped up this last week when a German website accidentally leaked preview images of the new model. Since then, experts in the industry have been making their personal wish lists of what the new SUV might entail.

Of course, little has been confirmed about the XC40 but the rumors coming out of Volvo have fans excited.

 

Common Mistakes of First-Time Car Buyers

first time car ownerBuying a car for the first time is a major decision which is why it’s important to educate yourself on how to make the best choice possible.

Many people purchasing a car for the first time make the same mistakes, all of which are avoidable if you do some research ahead of time.

Your Eyes Can’t Make the Decision

Although it is tempting to purchase the most attractive car on the lot, most people don’t have that luxury. We all want a car that we find aesthetically appealing but we all need a car that is practical. As tempting as it is to commit to a car based on appearance alone, it’s not a smart decision. Shop primarily for the features that are most important to you. If you are planning to start a family, you’ll likely be shopping for safety features. If you have a long commute, you’ll likely be shopping for the best possible mileage.

Don’t Shop Without Financial Insight

You should not walk into a car dealership to purchase a car without any knowledge of your financial standings. Many people purchasing a car for the first time require a co-signer in order to do so. Consider who you might ask to co-sign for you and be prepared to give their information if necessary.

Please Consider Your Company

We understand wanting to bring someone along with you to the dealership, and in fact, it’s encouraged. Having someone with you can provide you with a second opinion which is helpful, especially if it is your first time purchasing a car. You should bring someone with you that will help you ask the questions that you might not think of, preferably someone that has been through the process of purchasing a car before.

2018 Ford Mustang Proves to Be Impressive

2018 Ford Mustang Proves to Be ImpressiveWhen most consumers hear the word mustang, they think of a powerful, fast car with an enticing sports-driven exterior.

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is exceptionally fast, hitting 60 mph in under four seconds.

If you’re looking to purchase a 2018 Ford Mustang with speed capabilities, you’ll have to purchase the Mustang GT with Ford’s 10-speed automatic along with the performance package. The car also comes with a “Drag Strip” mode which ensures that the engine maintains optimum power during shifting.

The 2019 Mustang EcoBoost also comes in “Drag Strip” mode, and with the 10-speed automatic and performance package, the EcoBoost can also hit 60mph in under 5.0 seconds. However, both models can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Pricing for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT starts at about $35,095 and pricing for the EcoBoost starts at about $25,585, which isn’t much different from the 2017 versions of these vehicles.

The 2018 Mustang is certainly new and improved and among those improvements are magnetorheological adaptive dampers. These dampers, available on both models, offer magnetically-controlled active dampers which allow for easier handling.

One fun feature for the 2018 Mustang GT is an optional active exhaust which can allow you to adjust the engine volume to your preference.

The interior of the vehicle has remained relatively similar to the previous model but has a large, digital speedometer and tachometer. As far as the exterior goes, the hood is lower creating an edgier exterior appearance.

Hot Deals Starting to Surface in July

Hot Deals Starting to Surface in JulyMany dealerships hold seasonal sales and promotions, and if you’re thinking about car shopping, a hot summer day might be your best bet.

There are currently several note-worthy promotions going on at dealerships throughout the month of July and we’re touching on a few.

Ford Fusion

You can currently save a decent amount of money on a 2017 Ford Fusion. In fact, if you are a qualified buyer you can even get discounted financing. Depending on the dealership, some places are also offering a decent amount of cash-back when purchasing a 2017 Ford Fusion. However, hybrid versions of these cars don’t seem to be falling under the same discounts.

Hyundai Elantra

If you’re looking to purchase a 2017 Elantra sedan, you could save thousands if you’re shopping for one this July. In fact, even 2018 versions are seeing decent discounts. Most discounts on Elantra sedans, for both models, are running through the month of July. Some benefits of this sedan including top crash-test ratings and an intuitive multimedia system, but the incentives alone are driving people to purchase.

Toyota Yaris iA

Although this car is certainly on the more expensive side, (typically falling around $17,000) both the hatchback and sedan are seeing decent discounts this month. You can now get a couple thousand off of both styles along with discount financing.

Many dealerships were focused on car sales around the Fourth of July holiday, but if you’re willing to do some research, you can still find many options of cars and SUV’s available at an affordable price through July 31, 2017.

Some other cars that still have significant discounts include the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and Hyundai Sonata.

Vital Importance of Automotive Paint

Car Paint TipsWhen purchasing a car, getting the color of their choice might not be critical for most consumers.  Many people focus first on safety ratings, miles per gallon, technology, and so forth.

However, the color of the paint on a car can often affect purchase price, potential maintenance, resale value, and much more.

Whether you are a customer shopping for a new car or you’re a dealership focused on selling them, it is important to understand the importance of automotive paint.

Although most people don’t make color their top priority when purchasing a car, consumers certainly have preferences. Manufacturers are working hard to produce cars in colors that appeal to people because people will walk away from certain models if it doesn’t come in their preferred color.

In order to get a car’s color showroom ready, colors are researched and tested extensively before they hit the floor. Paint is often tested against natural elements, severe weather, man-made abuse, and so forth in order to ensure that the color will last.

Most cars come from automakers with top-notch paint jobs, however, there are things you can do to check the quality of a paint job. For instance, the hood of a car is simple to paint. If the paint on the hood doesn’t look smooth, that might indicate a poor paint job.

If you are eventually planning to resell your car or you are a dealership that sells used cars, consider purchasing cars that are relatively neutral which appeal to most people and are typically easy to resell.

Certain paint colors and finishes do require more maintenance, which means that both customers and dealerships need to work to preserve unique colored cars to keep them at their best.

Volkswagen Releases Newest SUV

New Car NewsVolkswagen is a car manufacturer that has produced cars for decades and has worked to produce legendary vehicles from bugs to buses.

Volkswagen recently released the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is an SUV that has been recreated for the purpose of more space and strong amenities.

The Tiguan has been labeled as one of the largest compact SUV’s on the market. It is 11 inches longer when compared with the previously released Volkswagen SUV and is even longer than the Chevrolet Equinox. The extensive length of the SUV has resulted in a third-row on front-wheel-drive models, providing more seating inside and can fit a total of seven passengers.

According to Consumer Reports, the car is easy to operate but doesn’t come with much power as an eight-speed automatic. The SUV has 183 horsepower with a 2.0 liter turbo, four-cylinder engine and runs on regular gas. It is expected to get about 23 mpg overall.

The engine also has a stop-start function which can be turned off and a Sport mode which can give the accelerator a bit of a boost.

The interior of the SUV has gained plenty of positive attention, not only as a result of the impressive size of the vehicle. The car has easy to use controls and a dual built-in touch screen ranging from 12- to 8-inch digital displays. It is smartphone compatible and comes with an abundance of safety features from lane-keeping assist to automatic emergency braking. It has been noted for quiet cabin space and strong steering features.

Pricing for this SUV can range between $24,245 and $39,945, depending on what you’re looking to add on.

New Audi Dripping with Technology

2019 Audi A8Audi has been producing luxury vehicles for years, many of which have amenities and technologies that help to establish them as a luxury brand.

Audi recently produced the 2019 Audi A8 that is dripping with technology and has a brand new look when compared to previous models.

The majority of the front end of the vehicle consists of a grille along with fairly large headlights. Inside, the dashboard consists of three touchscreens and minimal buttons. There are almost no physical switches on the dashboard because the majority of it is touch-capable. The touchscreens help drivers set air conditioning preferences and even send text messages.

The 2019 Audi A8 also has a long wheelbase and the rear seat is spacious with a wide, removable touchscreen controller. One of the craziest luxury features? A built-in foot massager.

It is clear that the focus of this newest Audi is producing a car with attention worthy technology. Some of them have the ability to be semi-autonomous with systems that can control the car on a highway. Some of the models will be able to start themselves, steer themselves, accelerate, and brake.  The model is considered a “Level 3” when it comes to self-driving capabilities.

If you struggle with parking, some of the Audi A8’s will be able to park themselves. You’ll need to stand outside with a mobile device and use the system and camera feeds to assist it.

All of the Audi A8’s will have a 48-vol mild hybrid system and regenerative braking. It also has vehicle-to-x communication abilities, although that is expected to be somewhat limited.

The 2019 model is now available in Europe but the United States will receive the stretch model only in time. Pricing hasn’t been made clear yet, but the 2018 version started at about $83,475.

Porsche Produces Priciest 911 Car Yet

Porsche Produces Priciest 911 Car Yet Porsche just released the 2018 Porsche 911 GTS RS, which is now the fastest and most advanced model yet.

Porsche revealed the latest 2018 Porsche 911 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, a car that has plenty of technological advancements and plenty of power.

This car has a lot of features worth mentioning, including an extremely powerful engine. Porsche fans went crazy for the latest 911, and they were sold out of the cars before the model was even announced or officially released.

The car has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces about 700 horsepower, making it the most powerful 911 car yet. The car has bigger turbos, revised cooling/intercoolers, and a titanium exhaust system. It also has a water-injection system which mists the hot exhaust stream when it enters the turbos.

The exterior is relatively similar to the previous 911, and is made from plenty of carbon reinforced plastic, from the outer shells to the front fenders. The brakes on the vehicle are the standard Porsche ceramic composite brakes. The interior is made up of mostly of leather and carbon fiber as well.

The car does come equipped with the latest technology, including the Porsche Communication Management system. It also has Porsche Connect Plus and Porsche Track Precision. Porsche Track Precision is a mobile app that drivers can use in order to record and analyze their driving data through their phone. For extremely dedicated buyers, a wristwatch was also developed by Porsche which can also help you manage your vehicle.

The car, as of now, has no production limit, but they are starting at $294,250 if they are not fully-loaded. With another $31,000 you can get magnesium wheels and more carbon fiber features, and the price only goes up from there.

Volvo Commits to Electric Engines as of 2019

Electric Car NewsMany car manufacturers have been working hard to produce more electric models and Volvo recently made a major commitment to follow that trend.

Volvo has announced plans to produce all new Volvo models as electrics or hybrids as of 2019 and phase out the conventional engine.

Although many car manufactures have been working to offer more electric options, Volvo’s public commitment is a major step.  In fact, it could put pressure on other manufactures to do the same. Although many have committed to producing more electric vehicles, they have not yet committed to doing away with conventional engines.

Volvo said that they will be launching five electric vehicles between 2019 and 2021 along with a range of hybrid cars as they work towards doing away with traditional engines. Many companies have begun to produce electric cars due to concerns regarding climate change and urban pollution.

Chief Executive and President of Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson, did recognize that the decision is risky but that customers have expressed a lot of interest in electric cars and that it would be a bigger risk for Volvo to stick with internal combustion engines.

The battery-powered cars will be produced in China to start with, which is currently the largest market for electric vehicles, but production will also start in Europe and the United State in time.

Electric and hybrid cars are still minimal when it comes to new car sales but sales have been gradually increasing as people look to adopt a greener life.