Porsche has updated its Macan crossover with a fresher design, improved handling, and more comfort and connectivity features. The automaker said it reworked the front end to make the vehicle appear even wider while overhauling the rear, which now has a three-dimensional LED light strip. Inside, the Macan's touchscreen display on the console has been enlarged to 11 inches from 7 inches previously.
Audi has made the Q3 bigger and added more tech and connectivity equipment as part of second-generation engineering changes to the tiny crossover. The Q3 switches to parent Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB architecture from an older platform. Inside, the Q3 has a new digital instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch diagonal multimedia screen that comes standard in all models. The Q3 will go on sale in 2019.
Audi has given its TT coupe a facelift, adding a new single-frame grille and larger side air inlets on the bumper.
Genesis expects the 2019 G70 sport sedan to draw younger customers, more women and those who are tech-savvy. The entry-level luxury sedan has a 252-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine available with an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual variant. It is also available with a 365-hp 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
For the 2019 model year, Ram has freshened the styling of its two commercial vans. The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City feature retooled faces, which mirror the grille from the full-size Ram pickup.
The Hyundai Palisade, an eight-seat crossover, is built on a new platform that's front-wheel-drive-based but will offer optional all-wheel-drive capabilities. It is similar in size to Kia's Telluride three-row crossover concept that will also go into production. BRIAN WILLIAMS/ SPIEDBILDE
Dodge will boost the output of its high-powered Canada-made Hellcat engines for the 2019 model year, topping out with a 797-hp Hellcat Redeye version of the Challenger SRT. The new Widebody Package for the Challenger SRT Hellcat is 3.5 inches wider to improve handling and braking.
For the 2019 model year, Subaru is adding standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the WRX. The WRX STI received a new air intake and high flow performance exhaust, increasing horsepower to 310, up from 305 hp.The starting price of $29,995, before destination and taxes, remains unchanged.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, on sale in the first quarter of 2019, receives new tires, changes to the suspension and a new aerodynamics package that includes an updated rear spoiler with an optional Gurney flap. The GT350's powertrain remains unchanged: a 5.2-litre V-8 engine featuring a flat-plane crankshaft that produces 526 hp.
The BMW X5 is getting a major styling makeover for 2019. It will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room.
The Audi Q8 features a wider, shorter stance than the three-row Q7, giving it sportier exterior styling while keeping the three-row seating. The Q8 features a 48-volt mild hybrid system with a belt start generator and lithium ion battery and a full-time all-wheel-drive system. Audi plans to begin Q8 sales in Europe by the third quarter and in North America later this year.
Mercedes-Benz Canada says the latest E 53 variant to join the Mercedes-AMG lineup — 2019 AMG E 53 sedan — will arrived in the fourth quarter of 2018. The sedan is powered by a new electrified 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, which has a 48-volt electrical system and generates 429 hp and 384 pound feet of torque.