WORLD CLASS SUVs, TRUCKS, AND CROSSOVERS THAT COMBINE SPORTINESS WITH UTILITY IN THRILLING AND WINNING WAYS
BY ERIK SCHONING, MATTHEW MIZRACH, AND MATT SCANLON
ROLLS ROYCE CULLINAN BLACK BADGE
At 2016’s Geneva Motor Show, Rolls Royce Motor Cars debuted its Black Badge family a bespoke line of unapologetic over the top ness with an aim of attracting buyers in search of “untraditional codes of luxury,” as Rolls puts it. The line began with Wraith and Ghost versions that first year, followed by the Dawn in 2017 and finally the Cullinan, “the darkest and most urban statement of Black Badge yet.” While buyers can select from 44,000 paint options or commission a custom hue, it seems a shame not to opt for Black. The “RR” badge on the front, flanks, and rear invert to become silver on black, while chrome surfaces such as the front grill surround, side frame finishers, trunk handle and trim, and exhaust pipes have been darkened. Vertical grill bars remain polished, reflecting surfaces surrounding them a look further dramatized by all new 22 inch forged alloy wheels.
The interior is distinguished by Roll’s Technical Carbon veneer. “Inspired by masterpieces of urban architecture,” this naked weave carbon fiber finish produces a three dimensional effect and is hand polished to a mirror finish. Another unique interior touch is the Black Badge dedicated Infinity symbol lemniscate motif one embroidered into the fold down rear armrest as well as on the illuminated tread plates and the brushed and darkened steel clock case. Red tipped clock hands and instrument display needles also serve as a discreet reminder of the special edition.
THE DRIVETRAIN, ZF 8 SPEED GEAR BOX, and front and rear steered axles work collaboratively and adjust depending on throttle and steering inputs. The result is an extremely well mannered tourer at low speeds and a vivid driver experience when pressed.
$325,000 Paul Miller Rolls Royce / 250 U.S. 46, Parsippany, NJ 844.338.9121 / paulmillerrollsroyce.com
HUBLOT TOURBILLON CARBON BLUE
AVAILABLE IN BOTH BLACK AND BLUE, THIS LATEST OFFERING IS PART OF A LIMITED RELEASE IN HUBLOT’S “SPIRIT OF THE BIG BANG” COLLECTION. ITS 42MM CASE IS REINFORCED WITH CARBON FIBER, AND THERE ARE TITANIUM SCREWS FOR ADDITIONAL PROTECTION. $94,700, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM
AUDI SQ5 PREMIUM PLUS 3.0 TFSI QUATTRO
The SQ5 TFSI is a gearhead’s dream, a sporty SUV with serious power. Brushed aluminum inlays, illuminated door sills, and stunning body lines draw you in, but the real show is under the hood. e SQ5 runs on a 3 liter turbocharged V6 hitched to Audi’s Quattro All Wheel Drive, which is designed to distribute torque between the front and rear axle as necessary. is translates to a thrilling driving experience, one made all the richer by a host of luxury features onboard: an Audi phone box that charges phones while connecting them to the on board antenna, sport seats in Alcantara leather, and a range of driver assistance systems and state of the art safety systems, plus Audi’s virtual cockpit (12.3 inch LCD digital instrument cluster with three visual modes: Classic, Infotainment, and Sport). $56,900 Audi Bridgewater / 701 US Highway 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ / 888.375.7831 / audibridgewater.com
STRIKING CONTOURED BUMPERS, a single frame grill with double aluminum slats, and bold door trim strips complete the SQ5’s arresting look.
DRIVER ASSIST FEATURES INCLUDE a parking system using front and rear acoustic sensors, Audi Side Pre Sense and Rear Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Assist, and Vehicle Exit Warning.
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS, AN OPTIONAL rear axle sport differential kicks in during dynamic cornering, easing the car into a curve and allowing for quick acceleration out of it.
FRANCK MULLER 8083 CC GD FOE
AN ICONIC DESIGN THAT’S QUINTESSENTIALLY “MULLER,” THE CINTRÉE CURVEX SHOWCASES A DISTINCTIVE NUMERAL DISPLAY INTERRUPTED BY SKELETON FEATURES AT THE LOWER HALF OF THE FACE. SOPHISTICATED AND UTTERLY UNIQUE, IT’S A TIMEPIECE THAT DEMANDS ATTENTION. PRICE UPON REQUEST, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S E HYBRID
Continuing the strategy this legendary performance maker rolled out with its second generation Panamera namely making its plug in model is also its top performer we present the new Cayenne Turbo S E Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E Hybrid Coupe. The pair also have the distinction of being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful Cayenne models ever, and are expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms in the first quarter of this year.
By combining a twin turbo 4 liter V8 (541 hp) with a 134 hp (100 kW) electric motor, the new models wind up with a stunning 670 ponies in all, and 663 lb. ft. of torque. is produces a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 183 miles per hour. Power travels through an eight speed Tiptronic S transmission to the wheels via Porsche Traction Management all wheel drive, which is standard on Cayenne models.
Both also offer impressive standard equipment lists, including adaptive sports seats with 18 way electric adjustment and memory package in the front, along with the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, which has been redesigned based on that of the 918 Spyder and supplemented with special content for the instrument cluster and infotainment touch display. Starting MSRP for the standard body style is $161,900, or $164,400 for the Coupe model.
THE CAYENNE’S ELECTRIC MOTOR (which can be used as the sole means of propulsion under particular circumstances) is powered by a 14.1 kWh liquid cooled lithium ion battery, which can be fully charged within 2.4 hours with the standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger (when using a 400 volt connection). Charging takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts.
PORSCHE’S INNODRIVE WITH ADAPTIVE cruise control uses onboard navigation data and cloud based information to calculate the optimum acceleration and deceleration values for the next 1.8 miles, then applies them via engine, Tiptronic S gearbox, and brakes.
Porsche Monmouth / 280 NJ 36, West Long Branch, NJ / 877.672.8784 / porschemonmouth.com
ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR SPIDER ULTIMATE CARBON
SET WITH MAGNIFICENT BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS THROUGHOUT THE BEZEL, WATCHBAND, AND DIAL, THE APTLY NAMED “EXCALIBUR” IS A MASTER CLASS IN LUXURY WATCHMAKING AND TRULY A MARVEL TO BEHOLD. LIMITED EDITION OF JUST EIGHT PIECES. PRICE UPON REQUEST, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
JAGUAR I PACE
The I Pace debuted last year as the first electric SUV from a premium European automaker one produced at a contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria and went on to become the 2019 World Car of the Year. Jaguar has made relatively few changes to the 2020 model, and that’s for the best. Besides necessary software updates (the battery pack now yields an 8% longer driving range, and an Eco driving mode has been added), the I Pace continues what it does so well: offer an all electric experience that doesn’t skimp on muscle. Its 90kWh battery and twin electric motors provide a solid 394 horsepower and 512 lb. ft. of torque. Range is 234 miles (helped greatly by a highly aerodynamic exterior with a drag coefficient of a remarkable 0.29), and if you have access to DC charging, you can be on the road again in as little as 40 minutes. The I Pace also happens to look great: a sleek sports car exterior paired with a spacious, laid back cabin. For a company with such a storied pedigree, an SUV as fresh and exciting as this is an excellent investment in the future. $69,500
Jaguar Monmouth / 807 NJ 35, Ocean, NJ / 877.672.8680 / jaguarmonmouth.com
RICHARD MILLE RM 50 04
MADE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LEGENDARY FINNISH RACE CAR DRIVER, KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN, AND THE ALFA ROMEO RACING TEAM, THE STUPEFYINGLY BEAUTEOUS 50 04 DEBUTED AT THE 2019 SINGAPORE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX EVENT. LIMITED TO ONLY 30 PIECES IN THE WORLD! $1,063,000, MATERIALGOODNY.COM
BMW X7 XDRIVE40i
The 2020 X7 is the largest BMW ever built expansively roomy and equipped with enough cargo space to handle even the largest luggage toting clan. All this practicality and space is propelled, mind you, by a 3 liter BMW Twin Power Turbo 6 cylinder motor that’s anything but family truckster class. It produces 335 horsepower and will zing you from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds. The X7 also comes standard with double wishbone front suspension, self leveling air suspension, electric power steering, and Dynamic Stability Control. In the surprisingly quiet interior expect a generous package of luxury features, starting with a panoramic glass roof and the multi task friendly iDrive system (operated by voice, touchscreen, and touchpad), which allows the driver and front seat passenger to control audio, navigation, and climate. For those looking to stand out even further, BMW offers individual enhancements to make an X7 truly yours. $74,895
THE X7 XDRIVE40i IS AVAILABLE IN a variety of classic colors, including Manhattan Green Metallic, Vermont Bronze Metallic, and Dark Graphite Metallic. Alpine White and Jet Black fill out the palette.
A LARGE 12.3 INCH DASHBOARD touchscreen makes navigation a breeze, and with wireless charging and a Wi Fi hotspot, the X7 is designed to keep everyone well connected and entertained.
BMW LIVE COCKPIT PROFESSIONAL conveniently places infotainment, navigation, and useful driving information in the line of sight, just behind the steering wheel.
Circle BMW / 500 Rt. 36 East, Eatontown, NJ / 732.978.5508 / circlebmw.com
ROLEX YACHT-MASTER II
NOTHING BEATS A CLASSIC! THE LATEST ITERATION OF THE ICONIC 44MM YACHT-MASTER II IS EQUIPPED WITH A REFRESHED DIAL AND UPDATED HANDS TO IMPROVE LEGIBILITY. UNDER THE HOOD, A 4161 MOVEMENT ENSURES PRECISION AND RELIABILITY. $18,750, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SWB
Incredibly, the Range Rover turns 73 this year, and Land Rover is still keen on improving an already damn good thing. The new year model’s most distinct visual features the continuous waistline, floating roof, and lower accents remain untouched. In the cabin, though, you’ll find enhanced luxury, including wider leather trim seats with deeper cushioning, an optional front center console refrigeration compartment, and an uncluttered Interactive Driver Display. e 2020 Range Rover Standard Wheel Base (hence “SWB”) slightly more compact than its Long Wheel Base sibling can be outfitted with a custom engine to suit driver needs, from a 3 liter TDV6 diesel up to a 5 liter supercharged V8. For a happy medium of power and efficiency, look no further than the 355 hp and 395 hp 6 cylinder gas engines, both of which include mild hybrid technology that harvests and redeploys energy normally lost during deceleration. It also sports impressive towing capability, permanent all wheel drive, and an electronic air suspension, which can raise the vehicle up to 1.9 inches when off roading. $90,900
LIKE THE JAGUARS FROM LAND ROVER’S SISTER company, the Range Rover comes with a sound system designed by pioneering British audio company, Meridian. It features 13 speakers and a dual channel subwoofer. Optional audio packages include up to 29 speakers!
THE RANGE ROVER’S UNIQUE COMMAND Driving Position, with its elevated and engaged driver’s seat, has been described as the highway equivalent of sitting at a dining table offering sweeping views of the road ahead without skimping on comfort.
REST ASSURED, THE SWB MODEL doesn’t skimp on spaciousness. There are five seats and cargo storage of 25 cubic feet up to 59.8 cubic feet thanks to an Intelligent Seat Cargo mode helps maximize interior space
Land Rover Monmouth / 807 NJ 35, Ocean, NJ / 877.672.8810 / landrovermonmouth.com
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK CONCEPT FLYING TOURBILLON GMT
SANDBLASTED TITANIUM BLENDED WITH BLACK CERAMIC GIVES THE GMT A POWERFUL YET SUBTLE APPEARANCE. ITS ASYMMETRIC DIAL IS REPLETE WITH UNIQUE FEATURES LIKE A SECOND TIME ZONE AT 3 O’CLOCK AND A FLYING TOURBILLON AT 9 O’CLOCK. PRICE UPON REQUEST, MATERIALGOODNY.COM
BENTLEY BENTAYGA SPEED
Its details first made public in February of last year, this “world’s fastest production SUV” features an enhanced 634 hp version of Bentley’s venerable 6 liter W12 motor one that delivers a top speed of an astonishing 190 mph and the leap to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds (that’s just north of Tesla territory, folks, for a model with significantly more room and weight). To match these elevated levels of performance, the Bentayga Speed sports a more aggressive exterior marked by dark tint headlights, body hued side skirts, and a striking tailgate spoiler. Additional style treats include dark tint radiator and bumper grills, a unique 22 inch wheel design (available in three finishes), and Speed signature badging. We also love the elegant swooshes around doors and door grabs, edges of seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console, as well as new contrast stitching in the diamond quilting.
Also in keeping with its sporting philosophy, the new model offers greater exhaust character during start up and gear downshifts. Combined with a firmer suspension set up to further enhance the driver experience, and we have a thrilling hybrid meets limousine, SUV, and grand tourer. Price TBA
CUSTOMERS CAN PERSONALIZE TO THEIR tastes with a range of options among them carbon ceramic brakes, 22 way adjustable front seats with massage function, carbon fiber fascia panels, Bentley’s RearSeat Entertainment System, and mood lighting.
HANDCRAFTED IN CREWE, ENGLAND, the Bentayga cabin, made especially for the Speed, introduces a new color split interior specifically designed to highlight unique styling lines. Key to this is the use of Alcantara trim in a Bentayga for the first time.
Bentley Parsippany / 250 US Highway 46, West Parsippany, NJ / 973.575.7755 / paulmillerbentley.com
BREITLING PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42 BENTLEY CENTENARY LIMITED EDITION
THE LUXURIOUS BROWN BURL ELM USED FOR THE DIAL OF THE CENTENARY IS INSPIRED BY THE DASHBOARD OF THE INIMITABLE 1929 “BLOWER” BENTLEY (THE SAME RACE CAR DRIVEN BY NONE OTHER THAN “BENTLEY BOY,” SIR TIM BIRKIN). MADE WITH 18K RED GOLD.
MERCEDES BENZ GLS 580
The key to understanding the GLS 580 is to examine its name closely one that indicates a fusion of the G Class SUV and the S Class luxury sedan. With up to 84.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, though, it certainly emphasizes utility. It seems acres large inside, and is longer than both the X7 and the Range Rover SWB. It requires a 4 liter V8 bi turbo engine to keep things sporty, designed by Merc’s high performance division, AMG. Also standard is a brand exclusive AIRMATIC suspension system, which adapts to driving conditions and can raise the vehicle body to maximize ground clearance. With so much power balanced by so much control, the GLS 580 is something of a miracle, a bulky truck that feels anything but. The interior just what you’d expect reserved, clean, and elegant. Fans of Mercedes Benz will appreciate the same MBUX entertainment system seen on other models, which simplifies and streamlines the user experience and simply looks better than previous iterations. Five zone automatic climate control, massaging front seats, and black leather upholstery complete the experience.
AN ECO START/STOP SYSTEM shuts off the engine at idle, saving fuel and reducing emissions. An Integrated Starter Generator makes restarts seamless and prevents engine rumble when doing so.
THE 2020 GLS 580 COMES standard with Attention Assist, an industry first technology that keeps the driver alert and provides a helpful reminder whenever it’s time for a break.
ILLUMINATED RUNNING BOARDS, AMG body styling, and 21 inch AMG twin 5 spoke wheels make for an eye catching and sporty exterior.
$97,800 Contemporary Motor Cars / 100 Oceanport Avenue, Little Silver, NJ / 732.842.5353 / cmcbenz.com
IWC PORTUGIESER PERPETUAL CALENDAR
MADE FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACCURACY (IWC CALIBER 51610 MOVEMENT WITH 64 RUBIES!) THE MOON PHASE DISPLAY AT THE TOP OF THE PORTUGIESER DIVERGES FROM THE ACTUAL PHASE OF THE MOON BY JUST 1 DAY IN 577.5 YEARS! FEATURING AN 18K WHITE GOLD CASE. $41,000, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM
CADILLAC XT6 PREMIUM
Like all kids born into large families, the first ever Cadillac XT6 has had to compete for attention. Joining the ever popular Escalade, XT4, and XT5 in Caddy’s SUV lineup, the XT6 makes a name for itself as the largest in the line more petite than the Escalade yet a bit roomier than the XT5. “Every seat is the best seat in the house,” said Cadillac President, Steve Carlisle. Certainly, with 14 custom tuned Bose Performance Series speakers, an air ionizer, exotic wood accents, and semi aniline premium leather appointed seating, no one’s going to be uncomfortable. You’re also going to be in total control; while the XT6’s engine can’t quite go toe to toe with the V8 of the Escalade, it’s still a 3.6 liter V6 with an estimated 310 horsepower the right engine for a vehicle of this size, and, paired with a nine speed automatic transmission, it gets the job done and then some. Plus, when you don’t need that V6 power, Active Fuel Management keeps the engine at four cylinder operation to save fuel. The Premium Luxury model also features a unique rotary controller, similar to a joystick, that complements infotainment/driver function hard buttons and steering wheel controls. This model may be new on the block, but it’s already making its mark. $52,695
THE XT6 COMES LOADED with safety features like forward collision alert, a speed limiter, night vision, front and rear park assist, and an adaptive cruise control.
THE PREMIUM LUXURY MODEL sports an impressive look, with Bright Galvano finish on the grill, side window moldings, and roof rails, plus 20 inch wheels and through fascia exhaust outlets
THIS IS A SEVEN SEATER, BUT A power folding third row seat and a remote fold down feature for the second row seat allow tailoring cabin space to varying needs.
Gold Coast Cadillac / 2123 NJ 35, Oakhurst, NJ / 732.695.4328 / goldcoastcadillac.com
ROLEX GMT MASTER II
NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECT, THE GMT FEATURES ALL THE ROLEX MAINSTAYS ONE COULD DESIRE A TWO TONE ROLESOR OYSTER BRACELET, ICONIC BLACK DIAL, 3285 MOVEMENT, AND A UNIQUE 24 HOUR ROTATABLE BEZEL WHICH ALLOWS FOR EASIER ADJUSTMENT INTO DIFFERENT TIME ZONES. $14,800, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM
FORD MUSTANG MACH E
Even in light of Ford’s decision to convert its model lines to overwhelmingly SUV and crossover styles, it made perfect sense to keep one of its most iconic vehicle types of all time going (the Mustang has been in continuous production since 1965) but broaden its style to include this rather remarkable all electric crossover. Available in First Edition, Select, Premium, California Route 1, and GT trims, is has a rollout date within the latter half of this year. (First Edition models, with signature coloring and badging, have been all reserved!) We are desperate, not surprisingly, to get our hands on the last version, though it will also be the last to appear (spring of 2021); performance specs for the GT include a 0 to 60 time of 2.5 seconds (yes, you read that right) and a range of approximately 250 miles. But it’s not as though fellow family members have performance problems, as all other models have 0 to 60 times hovering in the three second range. The driver’s area is dominated by a Tesla like oversized flatscreen display to the immediate right, which augments a digital instrument panel. Prices for Select trim start at $43,895, all the way up to the GT, which starts at $60,500.
FORD’S CO PILOT 360 2.0 FEATURES a Pre Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Keeping System, Rear View Camera, and Post Collision Braking, among other tech innovations.
BENEFITS OF THE OPTIONAL PANORAMIC Fixed Glass Roof go beyond the view. It’s designed to help the interior stay cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter. The Mustang also features infrared reflective coating on the windshield.
USING A PHONE AS A KEY, an on board system recognizes operators as they approach. Then it automatically adjusts seats, mirrors, radio, lighting and the instrument panel array just the way each likes it.
Quality Auto Mall / 55 Route 17 North, Rutherford, NJ / 855.269.6464 / qualityautomall.com
RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER
THE FREELANCER COLLECTION WAS LAUNCHED IN CELEBRATION OF THE “ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT” OF R. WEIL HIMSELF. AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE COLOR VARIATIONS AND WITH A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET. $2,595, DAMOREJEWELERS.COM
The Ascent debuted in 2019, and in only two model years has established itself as a three row SUV to beat. is year’s model is the largest Subaru to date, and that spaciousness makes itself felt in a roomy cabin with up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s powered by a 2.4 liter turbocharged Boxer engine, a horizontally opposed design that offers smoother acceleration and a lower center of gravity than most V type motors. is smoothness is augmented by the high torque and smooth as silk Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. (For the control minded, however, Subaru includes an 8 speed manual mode function, controlled by steering wheel paddles.) The Ascent has been a showcase for Subaru new technology; true to form, this year’s model features one touch interior illumination, power folding exterior mirrors, and a new Rear Seat Reminder designed to keep you from losing track of backseat passengers. A family friendly and high capacity vehicle that packs a punch.
A DRIVER ASSIST if there ever was one, Auto Vehicle Hold keeps the car in position at a stop saving the driver the trouble of continuously depressing the brake pedal.
DESIGNED FOR BALANCE, EVEN distribution of power, and maximum traction, Symmetrical All Wheel Drive makes for stability, efficiency (up to 27 mpg), and quick responsiveness to driving conditions.
THE TOURING TRIM LEVEL INCLUDES a 14 speaker Harman Kardon QuantumLogic surround sound system, eight USB ports, and 4G LTE WiFi to keep everyone plugged in. $31,995
Scott Harvey Subaru / 1710 N Olden Avenue, Ewing, NJ / 888.405.6943/ scottharveysubaru.com
ZENITH DEFY DOUBLE TOURBILLON
SET WITH AN EL PRIMERO 9020 AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT AND FEATURING NO LESS THAN 311 COMPONENTS, THE DEFY PROVES ONCE AGAIN THAT ZENITH MANUFACTURES SOME OF THE MOST STRIKING TIMEPIECES ON THE MARKET. $141,000, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
2020 marks 60 years of this oversized wonder, a vehicle that’s come a long way from its origins as a military style 4×4, and you wouldn’t know that bare bones lineage when behind the wheel of the newest. The Land Cruiser’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) utilizes a series of hydraulic cylinders to keep the ride smooth under all conditions. When o road (and with this truck, you will be), this smart system really kicks in, minimizing wheel lift and reducing body lean by as much as 50 percent. Under the hood, a 381 hp 5.7 liter DOHC V8 is a heavy duty a air, dealing out 401 lb. ft. of torque, which also makes for effortless towing. And regardless of where this ship takes you, you’re going to be riding in comfort with ventilated front seats, a 9 inch touchscreen based infotainment system, 14 JBL speakers, and semi aniline perforated leather trim.
THE HERITAGE EDITION, A TWO ROW model, comes in Midnight Black Metallic or Blizzard Pearl exterior, and features bronze colored BBS 18 inch x 8 inch forged aluminum wheels and is outfitted in black leather trimmed upholstery
CRAWL CONTROL REGULATES ENGINE speed, output, and braking force in low range, and together with Downhill Assist Control keeps the vehicle to a target speed in off road descents.
ALL MODELS INCLUDE Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS P), a proprietary technology that uses both millimeter wave radar and a monocular camera sensor to keep drivers aware of what’s around the vehicle. $85,315
Galaxy Toyota / 750 Route 36 East, Eatontown, NJ / 732.982.4177 / galaxytoyota.net
ULYSSE NARDIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH 44MM
MADE SPECIFICALLY WITH DIVERS AND YACHTSMEN IN MIND, THE DIVER CHRONO IS THE ULTIMATE MARINE COMPANION WITH ITS SELF WINDING MECHANISM AND EASY TOREAD DIAL DISPLAY. WATER RESISTANT TO JUST UNDER 1,000 FEET. $38,500, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM
GMC SIERRA 2500HD DENALI
“We’ve developed this new truck to offer the greatest trailering experience ever presented by GMC,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, General Motors Vehicle chief engineer for its General Heavy Duty Pickup division. Facts bear that claim out. The 2020 model excels at hauling, and includes an enhanced ProGrade Trailering system with a whopping 15 camera views and an industry first “transparent trailer” view. There’s also the six function MultiPro tailgate, a 15 inch heads up display, and an available smart trailer that allows drivers to monitor and control loads via the myGMC app. To ensure all that tech moves down the road, there’s a Duramax 6.6 liter turbo diesel engine wielding a staggering 910 lb. ft. of torque. There’s also an all new 10 speed Allison automatic transmission with closer gear spacing to keep the engine in optimal stress range. The Denali, despite its power and true to its heritage, is also a luxurious a air, featuring open pore wood trim (think hand planed furniture), leather appointed seating, and dark finish aluminum accents. Who said trailering can’t be beautiful? $63,700
THE 2020 DENALI FEATURES BEST IN CLASS Crew Cab front headroom and a one in chlower bed lift in height than last year’s model.
TO ASSIST WITH trailering in tricky situations, the Denali comes with larger door mounted trailering mirrors, Trailer Sway Control, Auto Grade Braking, and a robust collection of LED lights.
A LONGER WHEELBASE, A LARGER grill, and a more dominant hood line accentuate the bold look of the 2020 design. Director of GMC Exterior Design, Matt Noone, described it as having “strong shoulders.” We agree.
Quality GMC / 386 406 Grand Ave Englewood NJ / 877.757.6853 / qualitychevybuickgmc.com
G SHOCK MTGB1000B 1A4
KNOWN FOR RUGGED TIMEPIECES MADE TO WITHSTAND ALL THAT LIFE THROWS AT US, CASIO’S G SHOCK LINE HAS INVESTED INCREASINGLY IN LUXURY RELEASES, LIKE THE LIMITED EDITION SEEN HERE. REINFORCED WITH CARBON FIBER, IT EVEN HAS BLUETOOTH FUNCTIONALITY TO CONNECT WITH A SMARTPHONE FOR ACCURATE TIME SOURCING. $1,000, WOLFFINEJEWELERS.COM
VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY T6 WAGON
“Volvo has a long heritage of versatility,” said Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA, in a press release for its flagship family truckster. “We are very proud to have helped create the crossover segment in the nineties with the original V70 XC, and that continues with the V90 Cross Country today.”
This lean and gently angular yet still somehow swoopy model is, happily, light years from the Country Squires of our youth, not least in its supercharged and turbocharged four cylinder motor, generating 316 horsepower and 296 lb. ft. of torque, which, when combined with standard all wheel drive, offers poise in the white and wet and a hell of a lot of fun on dry pavement. With seating for five (split folding rear seats), additional ground clearance compared to previous models, and a low roof that’s easy to load and unload, we have a sexy combination of SUV interior dimensions and an alluring silhouette. The interior is highlighted by demure but handsome real wood trim, leather upholstery, and a light of ergonomically well structured infotainment systems. And, of course, Volvo shines in its safety features, which include pedestrian detection, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a semi-autonomous driving mode. $60,980
THE 316 HP FOUR BANGER is good for a 0 to 60 time of just a hair under six seconds. For more rugged conditions, an Off Road mode recalibrates responses to make wet/ gravel/ice conditions significantly easier to navigate.
CHARCOAL BODY CLADDING as well as front and rear skid plates help to protect the bodywork, as does boosted ground clearance. Exclusive V90 wheels complete the rugged look.
EXCLUSIVE TO V90 CROSS COUNTRY are Black Walnut inlays in the interior, made from North American hardwood and using book matched veneers for a symmetrical pattern.
Volvo Cars Manasquan / 2415 Highway 35, Manasquan, NJ / 877.470.7662 / volvocarsmanasquan.com
HEUER HERITAGE CALIBRE HEUER 02
THIS LIMITED EDITION MARKS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF JACK HEUER’S (THE GREAT GRANDSON OF EDOUARD, THE MAN WHO FOUNDED THE COMPANY IN 1860) AUTAVIA: A MODEL HE ORIGINALLY MADE AVAILABLE IN 1962. $6,050, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELRY.COM
DODGE DURANGO SRT
The Durango’s combination of utility, class leading towing capabilities, confident driving dynamics, and aggressive performance has made it pretty much the Dodge Charger of the three row SUV segment. Seen here in optional Hellcat like paint treatment, the SRT variant is the fastest and most powerful American made three row SUV, powered by a 392 cubic inch HEMI V8 that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb. ft. of torque, good for a 0 to 60 time of 4.4 seconds. Better yet, standard all wheel drive means remarkably confident cornering for vehicle of this size, and its low range transfer case (with a neutral position) improves light off road performance and facilitates maneuvers like pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer. The neutral position also allows the vehicle to be flat towed without damaging powertrain components. The SRT features six passenger seating with standard second row captain’s chairs. Owners with larger families will find these chairs especially helpful, as child safety seats can be latched into each second row seat, yet there’s still easy pass through for passengers to get to the third row. $62,995
A WINNING OPTION FOR FAMILIES IS THE Blu-ray video rear entertainment system with two high resolution 9 inch screens, HDMI and RCA cable inputs, wireless headphone capability, and a wireless remote.
THERE ARE MORE THAN 60 SAFETY and security features on board, such as seven standard air bags (including full length three row side curtain bags), front row active head restraints, and trailer sway control. Optional is a forward collision warning system with Crash Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection, along with Uconnect Access with 911 call and roadside assistance.
THE SRT IS RECOGNIZABLE IN its distinctive badging, as well as performance front fascia and a unique hood, including a center air inlet duct flanked by heat extractors.
Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge / 1655 Route 46, Little Falls, NJ / 888.701.7052 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.net
CO AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER A LEGEND OF THE OPEN OCEAN THE SEAMASTER HAS ENJOYED A GENUFLECTING REPUTATION AMONG ENTHUSIASTS SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN 1948. WATER RESISTANT UP TO 1,000 FEET, IT EVEN HAS WAVE LIKE ENGRAVINGS LASER ETCHED INTO THE WHITE CERAMIC DIAL. $4,900, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION
ACURA MDX SH AWD
The 2020 MDX is largely unchanged from last year, but that doesn’t mean this three row crossover is dated; with competitive fuel economy ratings, a leather interior, and a family friendly ruggedness, this year’s model is very much with the times. Unique to Acura is the Super Handling All Wheel Drive system, which continuously distributes torque between front and rear wheels and helps cut down on understeer. The payoff is responsiveness and agility, qualities greatly assisted by a nine speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sport Shift Paddle Shifters. For a car that can tow up to 5,000 pounds, that’s a big deal. Other nice touches include Jewel Eye LED headlights, which are long lasting and offer increased visibility. The MDX can also be upgraded with a variety of packages, including Advance, Entertainment, and Technology, each equipping the vehicle with features reflecting owner priorities. Three row crossovers tend to have lots of safety features as options, but the MDX includes many as standard, including automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. A sexy option is the Advance Package, which includes a Surround View Camera System four exterior cameras that provide a 360° view around the car for ease of parking, among other advantages. $46,400
THE 3.5 LITER DIRECT injection V6 produces 290 horsepower, while still offering a competitive 19 MPG in the city and 26 on the highway.
THREE FULLY ADJUSTABLE climate zones keep everyone comfortable, whether behind the wheel or in the third row
THE MDX CAN ADAPT FOR a variety of passenger needs, with 60/40 split second row and 50/50 split third row seatbacks. When all are folded down, the result is more than 90 cubic feet of storage
Precision Acura of Princeton / 3001 US 1, Lawrenceville, NJ / 877.872.0338 / precisionacura.com
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THIS STREAMLINED NEW DESIGN FROM THE PRIZED DUTCH WATCHMAKER BOASTS A STYLISH BRUSHED STEEL CASE, A SWISS CHRONO MOVEMENT, AND UNIQUE SCREW ATTACHMENTS ALONG THE ENTIRE BEZEL. AVAILABLE IN EIGHT IMPRESSIVE DESIGNS AND LIMITED TO JUST 1,000 PIECES. $589, GOLDTINKER.COM