Designing the 2019 Audi A8

Symmetrical and smooth, much of this vehicle's appeal is in its subtleties

Forget fine-grain leather and seamless connectivity—although the latest iteration of Audi’s A8 executive sedan certainly has that, too. But the next frontier in luxury, according to the German automaker, is mental clarity. The 2019 Audi A8, the brand’s fourth-generation flagship sedan, is fitted with a “brain-supportive” environment, an exercise in how design can impact calmness. The interior lighting, textures and configuration conspire to “take off …

Lincoln’s Senior Color and Materials Designer on the 2019 Nautilus

We discuss the revival of the all-American brand

“There is a story behind everything we choose,” Marcia Salzberg tells us.

Test Drive: The All-New 2019 Cadillac XT4

A compact crossover for the luxury audience

“We had a 23-year innovation gap that unfortunately persisted for many decades,” Cadillac spokesman Andrew Lipman admits. Now the Detroit luxury brand is ready to speed past competition with the launch of the all-new 2019 Cadillac XT4, a compact crossover billed as the stately Escalade’s younger sibling. General Motors’ high-end marque has had its share of recent shakeups, including the departure of its president and …