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  • 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, at 2013 New York Auto Show

    If the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid looks familiar from the outside, it should; after all, it’s been on the market as the Infiniti JX35, sans the hybrid drivetrain, since last year. Remember when Infiniti went through its alphabet soup naming exercise? The JX35 is now the QX60. What’s new, then, is the hybrid drivetrain, meant to improve fuel economy without sacrificing driveability. In fact, when Green Car Reports drove a prototype JX35 Hybrid in Japan last year, they found it to be even sportier than the conventional V-6 variant, likely due to the electric motor’s...

  • 2013 Buick Enclave launch event before New York Auto Show, April 2012
    2013 Buick Enclave: New York Auto Show Preview Live Photos

    Think of Buick. Then think of fine food and wine pairings. Do the two go together? Buick hopes you think they do, and as part of an ongoing marketing initiative, it treats owners and potential buyers to invitation-only culinary and other cultural events. So it was that at this morning's unveiling...

  • Ford Fiesta-based crossover spy shots
    2014 Ford Fiesta-Based Crossover Spy Shots

    MINI's Countryman is currently alone in the tiny-crossover segment, but it won’t be for long as these images of a Ford Fiesta-based crossover foretells a coming production car. Riding high but exhibiting a similar rakish profile to the Fiesta hatchback, the new compact crossover from Ford is...

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    2013 Ford Flex and Lincoln Vehicles Inherit Inflating Seatbelts

    The inflating rear seatbelts first introduced with the 2011 Ford Explorer are finally trickling down to other vehicles. In a release, Ford stated that the 2013 Ford Flex and some yet to be named Lincoln vehicles will be installed with the safety technology by this summer. While the company...

  • 2012 Range Rover Evoque Five-Door
    Stretched Range Rover ‘Grand Evoque’ Under Consideration: Report

    A few years ago there were reports Land Rover was considering building a seven-seater LR2 though plans for the car were allegedly put on hold following the brand’s sale to Tata Motors and instead we got the much sportier Range Rover Evoque. However, there remains a considerable gap sitting...

  • 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo
    GM Cancels Plans For Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid: Report

    As recently as late January GM CEO Dan Akerson hinted that a plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac SRX was “likely”, with most reports suggesting the eco-friendly luxury crossover would be available for sale sometime in late 2012 or ’13. This past weekend, however, Reuters...

  • Jaguar Logo

    The purists may hate the thought of it, but in this global economic environment a luxurious crossover looks to be a necessity if Jaguar hopes to remain viable in the future. Not only are the high-riding models crucial for gaining a foothold in emerging markets such as Russia, India and China, where poor road conditions can be a pain for drivers of low slung sports cars and sedans, but the additional sales are necessary to justify the development costs of the automaker’s next-generation modular platform. We already know Jaguar is planning a bespoke new plug-in hybrid supercar based on...

  •  MINI Red Mudder By DSQUARED2
    One-Off MINI Red Mudder By DSQUARED² Auctioned At 2011 Life Ball

    Canadian twins, Dean and Dan Caten, better known as the designer duo DSQUARED², have finally presented the MINI Countryman crossover they designed exclusively for the 2011 Life Ball, a charity event held annually in Vienna in support of HIV and AIDS research that took place this past weekend...

  • 2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
    2011 Saab 9-4X Aero: First Drive

    While we have truly unique vehicles like the next-generation 2013 Saab 9-3 to look forward to—or at least hope for, given the current uncertain state of Saab's future—in the meantime the Swedish automaker is subsisting on designs directly shared with its former owner, General Motors...

  • 2012 BMW X1 X1 xDrive28i
    U.S. Launch Of BMW X1 Crossover Delayed Until End Of 2012

    The BMW X1 compact luxury crossover has been on sale in Europe and other parts of the globe for some time now, including in Canada, but the car is still nowhere to be seen in the automaker’s single biggest market, the U.S. The X1 was originally meant to be launched early this year as a 2011...

  • 2012 Mazda CX-5 spy shots
    2012 Mazda CX-5: Spy Shots

    Since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Mazda has been hinting at production of its attractive Minagi compact crossover concept. And at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show Mazda finally confirmed that a production version of the concept was in the pipeline and destined to be called the CX-5...

  • Infiniti JX luxury crossover teaser
    2013 Infiniti JX Crossover To Be Built In U.S.

    Yesterday we saw a teaser sketch for the new seven-seat 2013 Infiniti JX and at today’s 2011 New York Auto Show we have confirmation that the upcoming luxury crossover will be built right here in the U.S. The information was revealed today by Nissan’s U.S. chief, Carlos Tavares, who...

  • Mazda Minagi concept

    We first say the Minagi back at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but the cool looking crossover concept has appeared again, this time at the 2011 New York Auto Show, along with the confirmation that it is a preview of a new compact crossover in the works dubbed the Mazda CX-5. The new CX-5 will serve as the replacement for the aging Mazda Tribute SUV and will make its official debut in production trim this September at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show before going on sale next year. If the CX-5 looks anything like the ‘Kodo’ inspired Minagi, Mazda may soon have another hot-seller on its...

  • 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
    2012 Volvo S60 R-Design And XC60 R-Design Get Power Bump: 2011 New York Auto Show

    The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design sedan and XC60 R-Design crossover will get a bump in power and torque when they go on sale late this summer. The announcement was made at the debut of Volvo’s 2012 model range at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, along with pricing info for the two cars...

  • Infiniti JX luxury crossover teaser
    2013 Infiniti JX Crossover Teased Ahead Of 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Debut

    We first heard about the possibility of a new model from Infiniti dubbed the JX last August when it was revealed the premium Nissan division had trademarked the JX name. Now, on the eve of the 2011 New York Auto Show, Infiniti has released a new teaser of an upcoming luxury crossover that will be...

  • 2011 Mazda Minagi Concept
    Mazda CX-5 Confirmed As Production Version Of Minagi Concept

    Since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show back in March, Mazda has been hinting at production of its attractive Minagi compact crossover concept. And today, just a couple of days out from the Minagi's North American debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show, Mazda has confirmed that the production...

  • 2012 Audi Q3
    2012 Audi Q3 Still Under Consideration For U.S.

    Audi’s new baby, the recently revealed Q3 compact crossover, is still unconfirmed for sale in the U.S. despite the popularity of crossover models in this market as well as growing demand for more fuel efficient vehicles. You may recall last month Audi board member for sales and marketing...

  • 2011 Peugeot SXC Concept
    Peugeot SXC Concept: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    French automaker Peugeot has major plans for the rapidly expanding Chinese market, with the automaker hoping to launch at least one new model in China every year. Not surprisingly then, at next week’s 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, Peugeot will be previewing one of its new models with the striking...

  • 2012 Volvo S80

    Volvo is updating its XC70 crossover and S80 flagship sedan for the 2012 model year, adding its latest safety and infotainment technologies to the new models in an effort to keep sales chugging along against a much newer range of competitors. The new features include the latest Volvo ‘Sensus’ infotainment system, enhanced technology that makes driving safer and more comfortable, and refined turbodiesel engines that offer better performance and lower fuel consumption. Note that these diesel mills aren’t offered to U.S. customers. We’ve already seen the Sensus system in...

  • 2012 Audi Q3 official sketches
    2012 Audi Q3 Coming To Shanghai Auto Show: First Official Sketches

    The Seat-built 2012 Audi Q3 will make its official debut at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, according to the company. The new smaller crossover will do battle with the likes of the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque. These official sketches are our first look at what to expect. Power for the new Q3 is...

  • 2011 Kia Naimo Concept
    Kia Naimo Electric Car Concept: 2011 Seoul Motor Show

    Making its world premiere at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show today is the all-new Kia Naimo, an electric crossover concept penned by the automaker’s design team in South Korea and characterized by its simple lines and muscular stance. The simple overall design is accentuated by a number of striking...

  • 2011 Buick Enclave
    2011 Buick Enclave Features Rollover Prediction Technology

    Despite the attention they garner, rollovers are among the rarest of vehicle crashes though they can be the most dangerous. According to the NHTSA, rollovers accounted for 2.2 percent of all vehicle crashes, though fatalities from these crashes amounted to 35.4 percent of all traffic deaths. Not...

  • 2011 Audi A3 Sedan Concept live photos
    Audi A3 Sedan Likely For U.S., Q3 Crossover Less So

    The current range of Audi A3 hatchbacks--Sportbacks in Audi speak--is a very competent model line, and in 2.0-liter TDI guise offers highway fuel economy as high as 42 mpg. However, in the U.S., where the sedan is king, the A3 only musters around 6,500 sales per year. That should all change with...

  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler
    Jeep Confirms Plans For MINI Rival

    Just over a year ago there were reports suggesting Jeep was planning a new compact urban runabout based on the underpinnings of a Fiat model, most likely the Fiat Panda Cross pictured above. Those reports were then followed up by news that Fiat’s C-Evo platform, underpinning cars like the...

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