SUVs

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

    Land Rover on Thursday confirmed its Defender nameplate will return to these shores after more than twenty years. (The last time it was here was in 1997.) The British firm is working on its first redesign for the Defender since the original debuted in 1983, with the covers to come off the new generation sometime in 2019. A showroom appearance will follow in 2020. Prototypes for both three- and five-door body styles have already been spotted testing in the United Kingdom, and starting next month some of the testers will hit roads in North America. Naturally, they will be tested off the road...

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut
    Subaru's STI division has a tuned Forester hybrid for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the...

  • 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV spy shots

    Cadillac is on track to introduce a redesigned Escalade for 2020, and a prototype has just been spotted. The latest prototype is for the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV, and its sighting follows that of a prototype for the standard model earlier in December. The ESV sports longer rear doors and the...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Explorer to be revealed Jan. 9 at Ford Field

    After being spotted numerous times in the wild, the 2020 Ford Explorer has a date with destiny. Ford will reveal the new SUV on Jan. 9 at Ford Field in Detroit. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on plans for the offsite reveal for the 2020 Explorer on Thursday. The debut happens...

  • 2021 Audi Q7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi Q7 spy shots

    Audi's Q7 is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and prototypes for an updated version are out and about. The prototypes reveal that Audi's updated Q7 will receive only minor changes on the outside, but that things are in for a major revamp on the inside. On the outside, you can expect...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus, Palm Springs media drive, December, 2018
    2019 Lamborghini Urus first drive review: All-around superstar

    Corsa Speed builds quickly in the 2019 Lamborghini Urus on the North Course of The Thermal Club outside of Palm Springs, California. I look down between turns 9 and 1, and the digital speedometer reads 126 mph and climbing. It feels like 80. Still, I feel I need more power. That’s what...

  • 2019 Nio ES6

    Chinese electric car startup Nio has come a long way since it showed up in 2016 with its EP9 track-only supercar. The company has managed to launch a mid-size crossover SUV called the ES8, start trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and get a factory under construction in its home market. (Production of the ES8 is currently outsourced and deliveries as of December 15 stood at 9,726 units.) Now Nio has launched the second of its planned volume models. Called the ES6, the vehicle is a potential Tesla Model Y competitor. The latest addition to the Nio lineup is a small crossover that in China...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Audi working on faster e-tron electric SUV

    Audi's first electric SUV, the 2019 e-tron, has yet to launch, but the company's performance arm, Audi Sport, is hard at work on a faster, performance-oriented model that could arrive as soon as late next year. The original e-tron quattro concept showed off a three-motor electric powertrain back in...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked - Image via Autohome
    Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked

    Volkswagen in March showed off a thinly veiled concept that foreshadowed a new crossover SUV related to the mid-size Atlas, and now photos of the production model have leaked onto the Internet. Photos of the vehicle, which in concept guise was called the Atlas Cross Sport, first surfaced on Chinese...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spy shots and video

    Hot on the heels of the sighting of an udpated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 comes our first look at an updated version of the more rakish GLC63 Coupe. Both models are expected to arrive alongside an updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019. The updated GLC range, including the AMG...

  • 2020 Cadillac Escalade spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac Escalade spy shots

    Behold the first spy shots of Cadillac's next-generation Escalade. The new flagship SUV is due out next year as a 2020 model and will bring with it major weight savings, a significant uptick in style, and loads of new technology to combat Lincoln's impressive Navigator. In fact, the Lincoln rival...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron has cameras instead of mirrors*, but do they really work?

    The 2019 Audi e-tron will skip out on one piece of technology when it arrives in the United States, hence our asterisk in the title. U.S.-spec e-trons will not receive the futuristic camera-as-mirror technology. Thank outdated regulations for that. Instead, we'll receive standard side mirrors...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Cadillac will unveil a mid-size crossover SUV boasting third-row seats at next month's 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The information was confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) by Cadillac on Wednesday, along with the name XT6. Prototypes for the XT6 have been spotted for more than a year. Production is expected to take place at General Motors' plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and the first examples should be in showrooms next summer as 2020 models. It will be the second of five new or redesigned models Cadillac will introduce through the 2020 calendar...

  • First series-production Land Rover number 16
    Woman reunited with Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago

    An 87-year-old woman received the reunion of a lifetime when she got to spend time in an original Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago. Dorothy Peters told her story to Land Rover, which in turn granted her time with the car she kept pictures of for decades to come. According to the woman, she...

  • First-generation Ford Bronco recreation by Gateway Bronco
    Illinois company licensed to build original Ford Broncos

    The Ford Bronco is making a return, and no, we're actually not talking about the yet-to-be-revealed 2020 model. Instead, we're focused on Hamel, Illinois-based Gateway Bronco, which has obtained an exclusive license from Ford to build fresh examples of the first-generation Bronco. Thank the Low...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Explorer spy shots and video

    A prototype for Ford’s next-generation Explorer has been spotted again. The vehicle is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and judging by the lack of camouflage gear the debut should take place very soon. The last time the Explorer was redesigned was in 2011, when the popular SUV...

  • Rivian R1S
    Pininfarina SUV will reportedly borrow Rivian tech

    Pininfarina will launch itself into the car business in 2020 with the Battista electric hypercar (previously PF0), but it will follow up its first act with an electric SUV that will reportedly use engineering from American electric car startup Rivian. Autocar India reported the news on Friday...

  • 2019 Porsche Macan
    2019 Porsche Macan first drive review: Honed and toned

    The corners are blind. An oncoming car, bus, or bicyclist could await on the other side. Please don’t be a bus. The lane is narrow. The SUV I’m in takes up almost all of it. There is barely any shoulder, and sometimes a guardrail sits right on the lane line and threatens to add an...

  • Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

    VW has insisted its move to electric cars will help bring back some of the most iconic names from the automaker, and may even spell the end of front-wheel-drive cars. Now, we know Volkswagen has plans for a fifth electric car as part of its ID model lineup, and the beach buggy could even make a return. Autocar reported the latest details Monday and claimed the German brand will introduce the ID Lounge, a seven-seat electric SUV. This fifth electric car in the ID range is reportedly a luxury, electric SUV and will target the Tesla Model X. The ID Lounge is reportedly under development as a...

  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee will reportedly be built at idled Detroit plant

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will reportedly retool an idled plant in its Mack Avenue Engine Complex located in Detroit to build a three-row version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The information was first reported on Friday by The Detroit News, which cited multiple sources familiar with the matter. A...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron quattro first drive review: A new normal for electric luxury

    The Audi e-tron SUV that goes on sale next spring in the U.S. isn’t just Audi’s first fully electric vehicle. It’s the luxury brand’s way of showing how an increasingly inevitable part of the future can fit right in and be a part of four-ring identity. In our first drive...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its iconic Defender, the original version of which bowed out of production in 2016 after a run lasting more than three decades. The redesigned Defender starts sales in 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model, and once again the nameplate will...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots and video

    Audi has just unveiled a new generation of its Q3 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a future RS Q3. It...

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

    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...

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