SUVs

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

    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 versions, is expected for the 2020 model year, with the changes constituting a mid-cycle facelift for the small SUV. The current GLC63 Coupe from AMG was just added for 2018 so we're not expecting any major changes. In fact, the SUV's 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 should continue with 469 horsepower and...

  • 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 Thank outdated regulations for that.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
    2020 Cadillac XT6 3-row crossover debuting in Detroit

    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...

  • 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

    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 adopted car-like unibody construction and an inline-4 as the base powertrain. The 2020 model will follow a similar formula, though it looks to be growing in size. The photos hint at evolutionary changes to the Explorer’s shape but the face takes on a more prominent look with the redesign...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 means Audi will likely go straight from the regular Q3 to the RS Q3, as was the case with the previous generation. We know the prototype is for the RS variant because of the exhaust tips; RS cars typically feature a pair of fat oval-shaped exhausts like those shown here. The prototype also sports...

  • 2019 Jeep Renegade
    Alfa Romeo compact crossover will be based on Jeep Renegade

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in late November announced $5.7 billion worth of investments in its Italian plants, which includes a plan to steer them away from slow-selling, unprofitable vehicles and refocus them toward in-demand models, particularly luxury crossovers. Part of the plan is production of...

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte concepts
    Byton production to start in 2019, US launch slated for second half of 2020

    Byton only unveiled a concept of its first model, the M-Byte SUV, in January but the Chinese electric car startup is confident of starting sales in its home market by the second half of 2019 and expanding into Europe and the United States a year later. The information was revealed by Byton CEO and...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 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 our first spy shots of a prototype for an AMG-enhanced version of the...

  • Dubai police Giath Chevy Tahoe-based police car
    Dubai Police enlist Chevy Tahoe-based Giath SUV

    Yet another toy has joined the Dubai Police Department's garage. But unlike many of the garage's patrol vehicles, this one is not a supercar. It's a Chevy Tahoe. Not just any Tahoe, but what the department calls the "Giath," and it's one of the most advanced police vehicles on the planet, the...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

    Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade that just made its debut for the 2018 LA Auto Show isn't named Santa Fe either, but follows closely the Santa Fe XL that it replaces atop the automaker's lineup. When it goes on...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

    The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will start at $54,695, including destination, when it reaches showrooms next spring. The starting price is $2,000 less than in the previous model year but the base model for 2020 comes with a 4-banger and rear-wheel drive, whereas the previous base model had a V-6 and all-wheel drive. Nevertheless, the 2020 GLE even as the base GLE350 model is a well-sorted vehicle, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 sending 255 horsepower to the rear wheels. Upgrading to the all-wheel-drive GLE350 4Matic will cost you an additional $2,500. Should you want greater...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Kia Soul shocks at LA Auto Show, EV option revealed with 64-kwh battery

    A new generation of the Kia Soul was revealed on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and thankfully the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV have been retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is...

  • 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition
    Cadillac Escalade gets Sport Edition treatment for 2019

    Cadillac on Wednesday unveiled the 2019 Escalade Sport Edition at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The Sport Edition model represents the first special edition available for the current Escalade, which arrived for 2015, and you'll easily recognize it by its black exterior accents. Gloss black is...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Lincoln Aviator ready to make a mark in the luxury market

    With the reveal of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday, Lincoln took another next step in its transformation to a contending luxury brand. The Aviator competes in the mid-size crossover class against the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Volvo XC90...

  • 2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV bows at 2018 LA auto show

    The 2019 Honda Passport unveiled Tuesday in Los Angeles shares only its outdoorsy attitude with the last Honda to bare the Passport nameplate. The 2019 Passport's Pilot-sourced underpinnings will be familiar when it goes on sale in early 2019. However, the Passport is six inches shorter than the...

  • Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Rivian R1S debuts with 410 miles of range: What the Tesla Model X should've been

    Rivian is gearing up to take on the Tesla Model X with a family-sized SUV of its own called the R1S, which the American electric car startup revealed Tuesday. And unlike the egg-shaped Tesla, Rivian's R1S features a rugged, almost utilitarian look that should appeal to SUV buyers with more...

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