Interview: Design General Manager at Lexus, Koichi Suga

Inside the bold, dynamic, and invigorating lineage of Lexus vehicles

It’s tough to stand out in the automotive marketplace these days. Just ask Lexus Design Department General Manager Koichi Suga, who says, “At first, nobody gave Lexus a second look.” True enough, the brand flew under the radar for years when it came to design, instead building a customer base that liked their vehicles because they were reliable and a good value. These days, design …

Test Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6

A three-row luxe alternative to the brand's more truck-like Escalade

Pulling away from Washington DC’s National Mall toward the green woods of Northern Virginia, there’s a calming near-silence in the cabin of the 2020 Cadillac XT6. The ride is smooth too, the result of a lot of chassis engineering ensures road vibration doesn’t translate to the cabin. New Cadillac-specific Bose speakers offer noise-cancelling technology. Details like these matter most to buyers of Cadillac‘s new three-row crossover, …

Test Drive: 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Great grip, linear steering and a spooky-good automated manual gearbox

The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is likely the brand’s last GT-R to run on gas, and it’s also likely the very best. The car is the result of a tireless commitment to surely and steadily make improvements. Stats like a 600hp twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, zero to 60mph in three seconds and all-wheel drive all make this vehicle very competitive, but Nissan restricted sales of the GT-R …