Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EDT Sep 17, 2018 SEATTLE — Cadillac makes a late, but compelling, entry to the booming market for compact and subcompact SUVs with the five-passenger XT4, arriving at dealers any day now. The XT4 will compete with vehicles like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Lexus UX and NX, Mercedes GLA and Volvo XC40. Sales of compact and subcompact upscale SUVs are soaring because the vehicles combine luxury-brand appeal with good visibility, room, comfort and entertaining performance. Other luxury brands have been selling small SUVs for a while, but Cadillac hopes to make up for its late start by offering more room and comfort at a better price. XT4 prices start at $34,795, at the low end of the class. Small SUVs have become the entry vehicle for most luxury brands, the role legendary compact sport sedans like the BMW 3-series once fulfilled. The XT4 checks off just about every box to be a strong competitor for the established leaders. … [Read more...] about Right Cadillac at the right time: Cadillac XT4 SUV first drive
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Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 26, 2018 The ★★ 2018 Lexus RX 350L six- or seven-passenger SUV is an uncharacteristically half-hearted effort from Toyota’s normally buttoned-down luxury brand. Lexus’s sterling reputation rests on a savage attention to detail. The brand’s slogan was once “the relentless pursuit of perfection,” but the stretched, three-row version of the brand’s best-selling SUV feels more like the relentless pursuit of “meh.” Lexus dealers have been begging for a family-hauling SUV with three rows of seats for years. The lack of one ceded a significant piece of the luxury market to vehicles like the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Infiniti QX60 and Volvo XC90. For reasons we may never know, Toyota’s usually sharp product-planning department declined to develop an SUV to compete with these profitable models, leaving its dealers in the unenviable … [Read more...] about Review: Stretched 2018 Lexus RX 350L SUV comes up short
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New York Auto Show: SUVs rule the auto industry, but is a peak coming? As another auto show brings even more models to the market, it raises a key question: Are we close to a sport utility peak? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 11 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Published 12:01 a.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE Jaguar unveiled the I-PACE, which is the first all-electric vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover and is the newest member of the Jaguar ‘PACE’ SUV family. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 11 COMMENT EMAIL MORE NEW YORK — America is being flooded with boxes on wheels — … [Read more...] about New York Auto Show: SUVs rule the auto industry, but is a peak coming?
This collection of gadgets, gear and apps helps travelers cope. Brave Era 100 Percent Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet NAME Brave Era 100 Percent Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet COST $99 from braveera.com WHAT IT IS A lightweight sleep sack made by women, for women (though men can use it, too). Weighing less than 6 ounces, it easily folds into an included pouch about the size of an iPhone, ready to be slipped into purse, bag or brief. THE GOOD The sheet is naturally hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, machine-washable and critter-resistant, making it among a traveler's most coveted possessions whether backpacking across Europe, cruising the Caribbean or just intent on having a little bit of luxury that is fully trustworthy. A roomy fit for sleepers up to 6 feet, 6 inches tall, the sheet comes in sharkskin gray and natural white. THE BADThe price is a little high, but then again, so is the quality.-- Tribune News Service HeadDefender NAME HeadDefender airplane seat cover COST … [Read more...] about Travel gear and gadgets for when you’re on the go
This is part of CNET's Road Trip 2017 summer series "The Smartest Stuff," about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter. It's still dark when the men arrive for work. At the outdoor base where they've gathered, the only light is the dying glow of a campfire at a guard post near the back. A night watchman rubs his hands over the embers to fend off the cold. The crow of a rooster tells us it's 5 a.m. here in Cuito Cuanavale, a small town in southern Angola, about 750 miles from the capital, Luanda. It's in a region so remote it's known as "the land at the end of the world." The men, wearing hoods and beanies, line up in six rows of eight, like soldiers at attention. But instead of marching off to war, they are preparing to, in a way, do the exact opposite: clear away some of the up to 1 million land mines that have paralyzed Angola since its civil war ended in 2002. The morning ritual is known as the "parade." … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hunting for land mines at the end of the world