HONDA RIDGELINE

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Meet Ger­many’s Out­back, all jacked up with all roads to go. Volk­swa­gen took its Golf wagon and sported it out with an in­creased ride height, side sill cladding, un­der­body guards, re­designed bumpers, and roof rack. They placed it over 17” wheels and bright­ened its mug with Bi-Xenon head­lamps and LED run­ning lamps. In­side, it’s dressed up with V-Tex leatherette seat­ing – avail­able in Mar­rakesh Brown. Fen­der pre­mium au­dio with Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto, adap­tive cruise con­trol, and a panoramic sun­roof en­liven the drive. Go for­ward with a 1.8-liter tur­bocharged four-cylin­der en­gine de­liv­er­ing 170 horse­power through a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. 4Mo­tion all-wheel-drive, hill de­scent con­trol and off-road mode en­hances trail per­for­mance. A full suite of crash mit­i­ga­tion sys­tems are also avail­able.

Noth­ing dresses a gent like an Ital­ian suit, and no­body builds a sport sedan like Alfa Romeo. Bal­anced and beau­ti­ful, the Gi­u­lia marks Alfa Romeo’s re­turn to the Amer­i­can pre­mium sedan seg­ment. Base mod­els har­bor a 280 horse­power tur­bocharged four­cylin­der en­gine while high-per­for­mance Quadri­foglio edi­tions dance with a 505 horse­power bi-turbo V6 that runs 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec­onds. Ag­gres­sive Ital­ian style ac­com­pa­nies an in­tri­cately-tuned chas­sis that carves cor­ners with the best Ger­mans. Blindspot Mon­i­tor­ing, Rear Cross Path de­tec­tion and adap­tive head­lamps en­hance safety. Pro­duc­tion be­gins this fall in Frosi­none, Italy; sales com­mence there­after.

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