Crossovers are so 2017. In 2018, it’s all about style and performance.
Here are three of this year’s most exciting new models.
Internet trolls have long poked fun at basketball megastar LeBron James for driving a Kia, the Korean brand known for its value sedans. But Kia has upped its game with the Stinger, a performance hatchback with luxury features like standard leather seats and a starting price under $32,000. The Stinger has a ton of cargo space for its segment and is available in rear- or all-wheel drive. “This car is really going to turn heads,” said AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul.
Lexus has redesigned its flagship sedan and added a hybrid variant. Its V-8 engine has been replaced by a twin-turbocharged V-6 that produces more horsepower than the previous model, and is paired with the first 10-speed automatic transmission in a luxury sedan.
Unfortunately, whether you buy it or not will likely depend on how you feel about the company’s signature spindle grille, which seems to get bigger on every new model – and the $75,000 starting price.
A three-row sport-utility vehicle from Volkswagen? The German automaker is challenging the Ford Explorer with this nice-looking but boxy full-size SUV. The base model has a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 235 horsepower. Safety features like forward-collision alert and all-wheel drive are available. Prices start at $31,425.
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