Sunday Drive: Subaru Ascends up to the hottest market segment in America

Jeremy Korzeniewski

Utility vehicles – in other words, crossovers and SUVs – are so hot right now. Two of our top stories from last week revolve around the utilitarian vehicle, but besides their jacked-up, five-door bodystyles, they couldn't be more different. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is headed into an extremely crowded and competitive segment, where it'll have to go up against industry stalwarts like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, not to mention upstart contenders like the Volkswagen Atlas. The Mercedes-AMG G63, on the other hand, has very little competition – there simply aren't very many ultra-luxurious, off-road-ready SUVs in the world vying to attract the dollars of the wellest-to-do customers across these United States.

Moving on from crossovers and SUVs, our readers remain attracted to classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sportscars. The Toyota Supra's upcoming rebirth earns two places on our list of stories worth highlighting from the week that was; one with leaked information from a Japanese magazine, and another with rumors indicating that maybe we shouldn't be quite so excited.

And finally, there's the strange case of the long-lost 2009 Chevy Corvette Z06 that one lucky individual happened to find squirreled away in a storage container with just 720 original miles. A high-horsepower head scratcher if we've ever seen one.

As always, stay tuned to Autoblog this week for all the latest automotive news that's fit to print.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: How they compare on paper

2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 set to bare its 577-horsepower heart in Geneva

Toyota Supra leaks in Japanese magazine ahead of Geneva debut

Toyota Supra to be little more than a rebodied BMW Z4?

Forgotten 720-mile 2009 Corvette Z06 emerges from storage

Subaru Ascent comparison
Mercedes G63 AMG
Toyota Supra leak