Daily Drive-Thru: Porsche ups ante with 2018 911 Carrera T, Chevy shows off 2018 Traverse SUP Concept and more

While the garden variety 911 Carrera is a spicy little number, Porsche decided to turn the heat up with the 2018 911 Carrera T. As the lightest 911 Carrera yet, it won’t be cheap in thrills or price.

We’ll have a closer look at that sporty coupe in a little bit, but first, the automotive industry is making itself heard loud and clear during recent trade talks surrounding the future of NAFTA. There’s also a review of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata to whet your appetite and much more ahead in this Tuesday edition of the Daily Drive-Thru.

NEWS

Daily Drive-Thru: Porsche ups ante with 2018 911 Carrera T, Chevy shows off 2018 Traverse SUP Concept and more

Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (R) looks at United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during a press conference at the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the General Services Administration headquarters in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2017.

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The auto industry collectively made its voice loud and clear on Tuesday: NAFTA works. With threats from Washington of the U.S. withdrawing from the treaty, the auto industry weighed in, saying NAFTA has protected American manufacturing jobs and accounts for a large portion of American exports.

Ending NAFTA, according to the automotive collective, would put millions of jobs at risk, and could cost billions of dollars to the auto industry.

REVIEW

Daily Drive-Thru: Porsche ups ante with 2018 911 Carrera T, Chevy shows off 2018 Traverse SUP Concept and more

Hyundai gives the Sonata midsize sedan a nip and a tuck for 2018, and the result is appealing.

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While sedans aren’t necessarily in vogue anymore, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be worthy of a shopper’s consideration. Getting a heavy midcycle refresh to kick off the 2018 model year, the Hyundai Sonata joins the newer models in the Korean automaker’s lineup most recently sporting new design cues inside and out. Plus, with Blue Link connectivity available for the first three years for free, the Sonata deserves to be on every sedan shopper’s list.

Daily News Autos contributing writer Liz Kim spent a week with the new Sonata to find out if the dying breed of vehicle still has a few tech-savvy tricks up its sleeve.

High points: borderline palatial accommodations

Low points: Uninspiring handling

GALLERY

Shedding 11 pounds off the garden variety 911 Carrera, the T is the lightest 911 yet. But be ready to shell out for this gorgeous little coupe.

Surf’s up in the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP concept! Making waves ahead of its debut on the showroom floor at SEMA 2017 in Vegas, the Traverse brings stand up paddleboarding to the show, along with 20-inch wheels, LED D-Optic headlights, Blue Wave graphics, featuring yellow accents and blacked out rims, bowtie emblems and grille insert.

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