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Mercedes-Benz X-Class may soon be discontinued

Mercedes-Benz X-Class may soon be discontinued

A couple of years ago, Mercedes Benz had a bright idea to plug a hole in their lineup with a pickup truck. But they proceeded to do it in the cheapest way possible — by reskinning the Nissan Navara worktruck in their own image to create the X-Class “luxury” pickup truck and jacking up the price. But two years later, reports suggest that the early discontinuation of the X-Class is imminent. 

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First drive: 2020 Audi A4 in Italy

First drive: 2020 Audi A4 in Italy

Sedans are dying – this is what automotive sales charts around the world indicate, thanks to the mass exodus of buyers to the crossover SUV segment. The latter genre is booming and virtually every manufacturer under the sun – Audi included – has been stuffing its line-up over the past decade or so with an assortment of high-roofed contraptions offering at least a pretence of off-road ability.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray debuts as mid-engined reboot

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray debuts as mid-engined reboot

Though the United States of America had spawned cars like the Saleen S7, SSC Ultimate Aero and the Ford GT, the cry for a modern mid-engined American sports car for the mainstream market was loud among the petrolhead community. And whether they like it or not, they’re all watching their wishes come to life as Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray. 

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First drive: 2020 Hyundai Palisade in South Korea

First drive: 2020 Hyundai Palisade in South Korea

Hyundai is on a roll. The Korean brand have wet their feet in every mainstream category there is, with a decent amount of success thanks to good design and great value. However, they’ve been conspicuously absent from the large SUV market. Their largest SUV was the decidedly midsize Hyundai Grand Santa Fe. But now they have the all-new 2020 Palisade — a slightly-bigger midsize SUV.

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First drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea

First drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea

The midsize segment has always been a bit of a snooze-fest, but the offerings have become more interesting in recent times. Many brands now have great products with good design, luxury features and entertaining handling. But while some are giving up the niche in favour of crossover SUVs, Hyundai has doubled up with a new Sonata that seems to be pulling design ideas from the premium segment into the affordable mainstream. We were invited to South Korea for a week in which we got to take a spin in the all-new 2020 Sonata.

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Ford offers Tremor Off-Road package for Super Duty trucks

Ford offers Tremor Off-Road package for Super Duty trucks

With numerous hatchbacks on stilts claiming to be SUVs nowadays, proper off-roading artillery is hard to come by. Ford’s bigger F-Series trucks can now be had with a Tremor Off-road package. This package is for the Ford Super Duty series of trucks, arming them with greater towing capacity and payload as well. It seems poised to put the Ram 2500 Power Wagon back in its place, low in the totem pole of trucks.

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