The German automaker’s bold and ambitious plan of introducing no fewer than 8 new crossovers and SUVs by 2020 needs to start from somewhere. It would seem that the upcoming e-tron Quattro all-electric SUV is more than happy to provide that foundation. Scheduled to appear in time for MY 2019, the e-tron Quattro promises around 300 miles of all-electric range. The German automaker is already accepting orders in some European markets like Norway, and when it finally arrives, the e-tron Quattro’s price will likely be in the $80,000 range.
The Honda Civic EX and Si arrived with a single camshaft VTEC engine when it started selling in the US market. It was definitely a step up from the DX and LX trims with the non-VTEC engine, but it seemed to be stuck living in the shadow of the DOHC VTEC of the Japanese domestic market.
The upcoming 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e is proof that even badges and nameplates with historically significant off-road emphasis are capable of evolving into eco-minded vehicles. The Land Rover lineup has been top-notch both in terms of luxury and power offerings in recent years; two ideas which lend themselves to the hybrid-electric philosophy. That’s one of the reasons why this British automaker’s move doesn’t come as a surprise. The fourth generation Range Rover is determined to leave its successor with a legacy, it would seem.
The Acura TL is a great mid-size luxury sedan that comes with the added bonus of having a powerful engine. Unfortunately, you have to go back more than 10 years to find cars under $5000. While that may sound like a lot of age, the Acura TL is backed by the legendary quality and long-term durability of Honda Motors. The 3.2L powerplant commonly equipped in these cars under $5000 offers up 270 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque as well as 27 mpg on the highway.