We’ve just driven Volvo’s new XC40 compact crossover SUV. It’s not only one of the best-looking vehicles in the segment, it also has decent handling and plenty of poke. The competition should be worried.

Buyers looking for a much more substantial SUV may want to wait until next year. That’s when we’ll see both BMW and Mercedes-Benz introduce new full-size SUVs. In the case of the latter, we’re looking at a redesigned GLS.

Ford will start production of an electric SUV with 300 miles of range in 2020. The vehicle was originally planned to be built in Michigan but will now call Mexico home. The reason is to free up the Michigan plant for self-driving cars.

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