As SUVs go, few have retained their basic look for as long as the G-Class. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ($TBA) continues the tradition with LED daytime running lights and new exterior mirrors serving as the only standard exterior changes, but adds other improvements like the latest COMAND infotainment system with mbrace2, new safety features like Blind Spot Assist, PARKTRONIC, and adaptive cruise control, and a new G63 AMG variant with an eight-cylinder biturbo engine and the ECO stop/start system. Expect 388hp from the G550 and 544hp from the G63, both of which should be arriving at a dealer near you this August.
Second-gen car models are almost always better than the first — the company gets valuable real-world feedback from drivers, and goes about fixing the issues. We're not sure how many issues there were to fix on the original, but we can tell you that the Porsche Cayenne GTS ($82,000 and up) likely addresses them all. Based on the Cayenne S, the GTS sports a 420 hp V8 paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic # transmission and all-wheel-drive, resulting in a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph. Other features include high-gloss black trim, 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, upgraded brakes from the Cayenne Turbo, eight-way adjustable front sport seats, and a Sport Chrono package to more closely monitor the improved performance. Arriving this August.
What's this? A new Jaguar... station wagon? Yup. Feast your eyes on the new family friendly Jaguar XF Sportbrake ($TBA). Fittingly, we know more about the Sportbrake's rear — which features cubby compartments, remote fold levers for the rear seats, LED lighting, a soft-close tailgate, and three sections in the floor to keep small loads in place — than we do about things like engine offerings — 2.2L and 3.0L diesels will be on offer, paired to an eight-speed automatic — or that most mysterious aspect of unreleased cars: pricing.