SUVs

  • 1989 Toyota Land Cruise fire truck on Jay Leno's Garage

    While Americans are used to enormous bus-like emergency vehicles, things are different in other parts of the world. Case in point is this 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck, which was a real emergency vehicle in Japan. Its owner, Brian Corsetti, recently visited Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the vehicle. Corsetti is somewhat of a Land Cruiser enthusiast and owns a few classic examples of the SUV. As for the fire truck version, Toyota indeed built the SUV to spec with almost everything needed to join an emergency vehicle fleet. A Japanese company called Morita completed the finishing...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLS have been spotted again, and the latest testers are the most revealing yet. The debut is coming up at next week's 2019 New York International Auto Show, with a showroom appearance likely to follow in the fall. This means we should see the new...

  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R spy shots

    The Volkswagen R performance division looks to be readying a new addition to its lineup based on the Tiguan small SUV. A test mule for a potential Tiguan R has been spotted in Germany, suggesting that VW's go-fast division will soon launch another SUV. The division only February launched the T-Roc...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots and video

    A prototype for a new Mercedes-Benz compact crossover SUV to be called the GLB has been spotted again, and it's mostly devoid of camouflage gear. Mercedes already competes in the space with the GLA but the GLB will be a larger, more rugged offering with styling influenced by the automaker's bigger...

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Jeep boss says Hellcat engine fits in Wrangler and Gladiator, but there's a problem

    Jeep has admitted the Wrangler and new Gladiator pickup can stuff parent automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobile's supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 under the hood, but there's a rather large roadblock. Head of the Jeep brand in North America, Tim Kuniskis, said the Hellcat engine "fits like a glove,"...

  • Teaser for Fisker electric SUV
    Fisker recruits ex-Toyota and VW manufacturing exec for 300-mile electric SUV

    Fisker has recruited a former top manufacturing executive at Toyota and Volkswagen to help lay the groundwork for production of an electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model Y. The EV startup on Friday announced that it has hired Don Jackson as senior adviser of manufacturing. In this role, he will lead...

  • Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans Bugatti special edition

    Although Bugatti chief Stephan Winkelmann has gone on the record as saying the French brand won't launch an SUV, a high-riding model hasn't been ruled out. Winkelmann has revealed that a crossover-influenced sports car is a possibility for a second model line, CAR reported on Friday. It's a route Ferrari will likely take with its own high-riding model, the Purosangue. The magazine also reported that proposals for the second model line have been submitted for final approval by Volkswagen Group senior management. An alternative to the crossover is thought to be an electric super sedan...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron rated by EPA with 204 miles of range

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The most recent salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size crossover SUV with a 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a reasonable $75,795 starting...

  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
    Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series adds flair to the luxo SUV

    If a standard Bentley Bentayga V8 doesn't stand out enough, allow the newly announced Design Series to remedy that. The luxury brand announced the Bentayga V8 Design Series on Wednesday, and it adds even more luxury and some flair to the opulent SUV. As the name implies, the Design Series is all...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots and video

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the...

  • Teaser for 2021 Ford Puma
    Ford Puma subcompact crossover teased

    Ford is developing a new subcompact crossover SUV related to the latest Fiesta, which the automaker on Wednesday confirmed as the Puma and said the reveal will take place later in 2019. Ford also released a teaser photo which hints at a design that's close to the Fiesta. The headlights also have a...

  • 2021 Ford Puma spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Puma spy shots

    Ford is developing a new subcompact crossover SUV which is due for a reveal in 2019 and confirmed as the Puma—a name that recently surfaced in trademark filings. The Puma is related to the latest Fiesta and judging by a teaser shot released on Wednesday the exterior designs of the two...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Chevrolet has been caught testing a prototype for a new Trailblazer, with the nameplate set to return to the market as a compact crossover SUV. Previously thought to be the new Trax, General Motors has since confirmed that the vehicle seen here testing is in fact a Trailblazer. Expected on sale in the fall as a 2020 model, the Trailblazer is still heavily camouflaged but looks to feature a bold design similar to the current Blazer. A teaser shot has also been released to build excitement ahead of the debut scheduled for April 16 at Auto Shanghai 2019. The powertrain offerings should consist...

  • 2021 Ford Bronco test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Bronco could get retractable cloth roof

    Patent filings are giving us an idea of how the the 2021 Ford Bronco could be taking shape. Last week we reported on a patent for nifty removable doors with built-in crash beams, and now we learn about a patent for a retractable cloth roof with a few neat tricks. The patent depicts the option of a...

  • Potential Ford Bronco removable door patent
    Possible 2021 Ford Bronco patent shows off trick removable doors

    The 2021 Ford Bronco may come with some pretty nifty removable doors, if a new patent is any indication. Patent images first published by Motor Trend on Thursday show off removable doors that include impact beams. The beams can also be removed and reattached to the vehicle. The nifty system...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic S
    First drive review: The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque adds more gray with its own Grecian formula

    “Sweaters and lunch,” my co-pilot points ahead. The flock of sheep being herded across the road ahead can’t tell the difference between our Range Rover Evoque and the grass they crop. Their herder smiles at our SUV, waves, and keeps his charges off the broken pavement while we...

  • 2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Escape to be revealed April 2

    Ford of Romania has a teaser video of a redesigned Kuga on its Facebook page, which was posted on Thursday along with confirmation of a reveal on April 2. Kuga is the name Ford uses for the Escape in Europe, so the upcoming reveal will also be our first look at the redesigned 2020 Escape. Recently...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Equinox spy shots

    Chevrolet engineers are out testing an updated version of the Equinox compact crossover SUV, and interestingly one of the prototypes is fitted with a quad-tip exhaust system, suggesting that a new performance variant might be in the works. Tweaks present on the prototypes suggest a more aggressive...

  • Kia Mohave Masterpiece concept

    Kia is working on a new generation of its Mohave, a mid-size SUV that was briefly sold in the United States as the Borrego late last decade. The Korean automaker provided a preview of the new generation with the Mohave Masterpiece concept that was unveiled on Thursday at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show. It was joined at the Korean show by the SP Signature concept, but more on this vehicle later. The new Mohave, which has already been spied in prototype form, is expected to debut in late 2019 or early 2020. It hasn't been confirmed for sale in the U.S. but there's the slight possibility it ends up...

  • Teaser for 2020 Lincoln Corsair debuting at 2019 New York auto show
    MKC-replacing Lincoln Corsair to debut at 2019 New York auto show

    Get ready to say goodbye to the Lincoln MKC as a replacement called the Corsair is on its way. Lincoln confirmed on Wednesday that the covers will come off the Corsair at April's 2019 New York International Auto Show, meaning we'll likely see the new compact crossover SUV in showrooms later this...

  • 2020 Lynk & Co. 05 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lynk & Co. 05 spy shots

    The fifth model from Volvo sister company Lynk & Co. has been spotted. The car is a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile, the first time the body style has been used on a model in the compact segment. Due out in late 2019 or early next, the car is expected to be called an 05. Lynk...

  • 2021 Ford Bronco test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Bronco reportedly looks retro, has removable doors

    The 2021 Ford Bronco will soon be wrangling Jeep owners. A prototype for the 2021 Bronco was reportedly shown to Ford's top-selling dealers in February at a closed-door event in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Automotive News (sub required). Ford confiscated attendees' cellphones during the event...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
    Jaguar J-Pace coming in 2021 on platform shared with next Range Rover

    Jaguar is forging ahead with plans to expand its lineup and the next addition is likely to be another SUV. The British automaker is known to be working on a so-called J-Pace to target the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE in the mid-size luxury SUV segment, and Autocar reported on Monday that the...

  • Lamborghini LM002
    Lamborghini has considered an off-road LM002 successor

    The Lamborghini LM002 has been on the minds of executives inside the Italian automaker and its CEO, Stefano Domenicali, said the brand has considered a successor to the Rambo Lambo. Domenicali wouldn't provide many other details in a conversation with Motor Trend published Thursday, but an LM002...

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