SUVs

  • 2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Ford is in the late stages of on-road tests for a new generation of the Escape, or Kuga if you're reading this in Europe. A prototype has been spotted again and hints at a smoother, more fluid-like design for the fourth-generation model. Ford's latest Focus, which we won't get in the United States, is a good indication of what's to come. Our earlier shots showed a test mule using the makeshift body of the current Escape to hide the new mechanicals. The lengthened tail section and wider hood of the test mule indicates that the new Escape will be longer and wider than its predecessor. The...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Cadillac XT6 luxury three-row crossover first look: Welcome to the aspirational neighborhood

    You know the type. The suburban home with Hardie board siding, a gabled garage, and HOA-friendly lawn decorations. If it weren’t for the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 parked in the 2+1 garage, there'd likely be a Denali or Jeep Grand Cherokee parked next to the Escalade instead. Now, there are more...

  • 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots

    Bentley's Bentayga has managed to scale to the top of the brand's sales charts, and Bentley fully intends to keep the momentum going by launching a new Bentayga Speed range-topper. Our spy shots show a prototype testing at the Nürburgring and provide some clues as to the design of the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for almost a year but now we have spy shots of a prototype for one of the AMG-enhanced versions. The...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV
    Electric Volkswagen off-road SUV on the table

    The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued. Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort...

  • 2018 Bentley Bentayga
    Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019

    Bentley is cooking up a quicker version of its Bentayga, and according to the latest reports we'll see the speedy luxury SUV this year. Autocar reported Thursday that Bentley's highly anticipated Bentayga Speed will be unveiled in the first half of 2019. It means we'll likely it land in showrooms...

  • Jeep Wrangler 6x6 with Hellcat V-8 by Exotic Custom Motorsports

    If America had an official SUV, it would probably look something like this. Hellcat power has eluded the Jeep Wrangler from the factory, but the mad individuals at Exotic Custom Motorsports in Huntington Beach, California, have gone ahead and done it. Oh, and for good measure, they tacked on a third axle. Put it all together and we're looking at a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8-powered Jeep Wrangler 6x6. The vehicle is currently for sale on Craigslist. The Drive first spotted it on Dec. 26. It was also on display at the 2018 SEMA show this past October to showcase the capabilities of...

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

    Mercedes-Benz has just launched a redesigned GLE for 2020, and that means a redesigned GLE Coupe is coming soon. Today we have new spy shots and video of the coupe-like crossover SUV, which is currently undergoing cold-weather tests in northern Europe. It's immediately clear that the the designers...

  • Jay Leno drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC400
    Jay Leno goes for a drive in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    The first Mercedes-Benz product from Daimler's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars was revealed last fall in the form of the 2020 EQC. The small electric SUV isn't due in showrooms until mid-2020, but Jay Leno was recently able to sample a pre-production example and has given us the lowdown. Also...

  • Byton M-Byte interior  -  production prototype for CES 2019
    Byton M-Byte will have a 48-inch screen running the length of the windscreen

    Byton will use this week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the production-ready interior design of its upcoming M-Byte electric crossover SUV, and crucially the design maintains the ultra-wide digital screen first shown in concept form a year ago. The curved screen, referred...

  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Discovery Sport, the current generation of which was introduced for 2016, and a prototype has just been spotted. However, this won't be your typical facelift-style update as there will be substantial changes made to the small SUV's underpinnings...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes' S680 and GLS680 trademarks likely point to new Maybach models

    Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler in the past six months has made moves to protect the S680 and GLS680 designations. First discovered by Motor1, the designations were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and specifically relate to usage on land vehicles and structural...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Baja Boot illustration

    It appears off-road racing is also on the agenda for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The American race team and sports car manufacturer confirmed this week that it will tackle the 2019 Baja 1000 with its Boot off-roader. Five examples will be entered in the November race, competing in a class for street-legal SUVs, and they will be joined by the original Baja Boot (shown below) developed by hot rodder Vic Hickey and raced by actor Steve McQueen back in the 1960s. SCG founder James Glickenhaus happens to own one of the two original Boots, which served as inspiration for the modern version. The...

  • 2020 Buick Encore spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Buick Encore spy shots

    Buick's pint-sized crossover, the Encore, is about to get a redesign and we've just spotted a prototype. The prototype reveals that the redesigned Encore, just like the current generation, will be twinned with an Opel Mokka X to be sold overseas. Opel's redesigned Mokka X has already been spotted...

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

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is about to come in for a minor facelift. The changes represent a mid-cycle update for the small luxury SUV which first arrived in 2015 as a 2016 model. We should see this updated version in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. The GLC is an important model for Mercedes. The...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Go behind the scenes in the development of the Audi e-tron

    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 big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a reasonable $75,795...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    2019 BMW X7 preview

    After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW has finally jumped into the full-size luxury SUV segment with the 2019 X7. The handsome brute, due in showrooms in March, competes against rival full-size SUVs in the luxury arena such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, and...

  • Suzuki Jimny Black Bison edition from Wald International
    Wald International builds the Suzuki Jimny-based mini G-Class of your dreams

    Japan's Wald International has ditched the Suzuki Jimny's standard cute-ute look and instead given the off-roader a more sinister demeanor. It's called the Jimny Black Bison edition, and it does its best to further emulate the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in all the right ways. The special edition starts...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne

    It looked like heresy when Porsche released its first SUV in 2002, but it turned out to be a brilliant move. The Cayenne quickly took the mantle as the brand’s best-seller, and it became an adage that the Cayenne enabled Porsche to keep building sports cars. The move also turned out to be prophetic. While BMW and Mercedes had already offered SUVs, the Porsche was something more. The concept of an SUV from an ultra-luxury brand hadn’t been considered until then, and now brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce have built their own. The Cayenne enters its third...

  • Suzuki Jimny Sierra Pickup Style concept
    Suzuki hints at Jimny pickup with Tokyo Auto Salon concept

    Suzuki no longer sells cars in the United States, and that's a real shame as the Japanese brand has an impressive compact SUV in the form of the Jimny. The pint-sized off-roader was redesigned earlier this year, and boy, is it a cute little thing. Better yet, it's tough as nails thanks to a robust...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk RWD burnout
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can be switched to RWD in minutes

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk benefits from a four-wheel-drive system to put its power down more effectively, but that means smokey burnouts are off limits. Or are they? It appears it only takes a few minutes to turn the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk into a burnout machine. The Drive first reported...

  • 2009 GMC Envoy
    GMC Envoy to return? GM files for trademark, again

    GMC could be in for a new crossover SUV wearing a name from the past. Parent automaker General Motors filed once again for trademark protection of the name "Envoy" earlier this month. GM Inside News reported on the trademark filing, which explicitly says the name would be used specifically...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Land Rover Defender to test locally in 2019, start sales in 2020

    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...

  • 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...

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