Interview: Luc Donckerwolke + SangYup Lee, Head of Design at Hyundai and Genesis

Insight on the development of the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV and the brand as a whole

Earlier this year, we sat down with SungYup Lee (now the head of design at Hyundai and Genesis, formerly the design head at the latter) and Luc Donckerwolke (then the chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group, which also includes Kia, who recently left the company). The two longtime friends have worked together at multiple manufacturers over the years and shared an office at the …

Test Drive: 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo

We drive the luxurious SUV through historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

It seems like a small thing: a lefthand turn at a lightless intersection in Fredericksburg, Virginia. But in many respects, this moment defines the capabilities of the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo SUV. The Trofeo is a new version of the Levante SUV, with side air-intakes that hint at a powerful twin-turbo V8-engine with 590 horsepower built by Ferrari. The Trofeo accelerates like a cannon: zero …

Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz’s Spacious New 2020 GLS

Family-friendly looks are deceptive considering this SUV's highly adventurous capabilities

When imagining a summer of freedom, a road trip to a faraway beach or remote mountain getaway is likely on the list. And, if you want to bring along a passel of friends and family, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS would be a clever idea. The GLS is the carmaker’s new full-size, three-row model—an update on the previous GL. It weighs some 5,500 pounds and fits …