Silky and Smooth, the 2024 Lexus LC500 Series, Leaves You Breathless| #559
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BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist, and the voice of reason. BJ Killeen talks about the latest automotive news, particularly on electric vehicles. She says that the general public has mixed feelings about them – some love them, while others hate them. However, the government seems to favor them. Volkswagen has announced that its vehicles are no longer competitive, as the cost of producing them is too high. BJ notes that Volkswagen used to have popular cars but not anymore since electric vehicles came to the market. Mazda feels the same way. With Tesla having a 57% share of the electric vehicle market, there is little room left for the rest. Many car dealerships have a high supply of electric vehicles. Consumer Reports suggests that buying electric vehicles may lead to problems. BJ had the opportunity to test drive the 2024 Lexus LC500, and it was perfect. She even joked that this would be the one if she could marry a vehicle. It’s a luxurious sports car convertible, perfect for everyday driving. Three models are available: LC, LC Hybrid, and LC Convertible. The car is low, sleek, and beautiful, with a 5.0L V8 engine that is both powerful and sexy. It can produce up to 471 horsepower and 398 ft-lb of torque, and the shifts are incredibly smooth and silky. The car sounds great, looks fantastic, and drives like a dream. Karl Brauer is an automotive industry analyst, Forbes Autos contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member, and Executive Analyst for He recently shared interesting data that shows electric vehicles have lost 33.7% of their value within a year. Karl breaks down the challenges of owning an electric vehicle, from range anxiety to charging anxiety. Karl Brauer test drove the Maserati Gran Turismo and found it to be a very comfortable high-speed cruiser. The car is available in two versions – the pure electric “The Folgore” and the gas-powered “Nettuno”. It features a V6 engine that provides plenty of power, a beautiful exhaust note, and a gorgeous interior. The starting price for this car is $205,000. For more information about this car, you can visit Forbes Autos. George Kennedy III is a co-founder of and also serves as the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and The Drive. Recently, George test drove a 2024 Volvo V60 Cross Country and shared his experience. According to George, the small wagon is fantastic, except for the infotainment system. He says that he would definitely own this car as it offers a ton of space with a stunning and comfortable interior. The car drives great with a mid-tier power train, providing great power on the highway and excellent handling. This sport utility vehicle can accommodate all your gear and family in style, making it a perfect luxury car with its mild hybrid and turbocharged features. Later, the discussion moves on to the 2024 Kia Seltos, a subcompact SUV starting at $24,390. It is an affordable all-wheel-drive SUV with a great infotainment system. During a discussion about the TESLA Cyber Truck, Alan and Brian Moody, the Executive Editor of Auto and, share their thoughts. Alan expresses his dislike for the truck, while Brian explains where the dislike comes from. Despite the mixed opinions, TESLA is still the number one electric and luxury car seller in the U.S. and people will continue to buy their cars. For those interested in certified pre-owned luxury vehicles, offers information on the best luxury certified pre-owned programs. Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volvo provide different tiers of unlimited miles on certified pre-owned vehicles, some with a $0 deductible. Acura, Audi,
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