Lincoln’s All-New 2019 Aviator SUV Comes With An Orchestra

The brand's newest SUV ups the ante with musical alerts composed and played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, hybrid performance and the ability to use your phone instead of a key

Lincoln‘s all-new 2019 Aviator is a large, three-row SUV that sits just below the brand’s largest SUV, the Navigator. It’s the first vehicle from Lincoln that’s been designed from the ground up using the brand’s “Quiet Flight” strategy. The strategy aims to make the owner’s experience of purchasing, owning and driving the the vehicle as stress-free as possible and to exude an air of confident luxury. …

Test Drive: 2018 Volvo XC40

With plenty of clever utilities, this slick crossover is deceptively simple

by Michael Frank This is a deceptively simple looking crossover. From the side the mid-size XC40 looks substantial, chunky, and only the Thor’s Hammer headlamps (that form an arrow-like beam) and hockey-stick tail-lamps tick Volvo signature boxes. But look closer and Volvo’s split the junction of front fender, hood, roof, and front door in an unconventional pattern. The hood doesn’t quite square up with the …

Los Angeles Auto Show 2017

Discussing with designers the future of how electronic vehicles will look

by Michael Frank Before Tesla, electric cars weren’t typically seen as super-sexy—and some might argue that has been on purpose. Early adopters held pragmatism and eco-consciousness as higher priorities than brawn or design. And even including Tesla, the design side of EVs hasn’t moved very far forward (one could argue the Model 3 is just a miniaturized Model S). But looking around the press preview …