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The SUV is here to stay, like it or not. SUVs are a staple of the American automotive landscape and have been elevated to gas guzzler status more or less as hybrid vehicles started being commercialized. Today’s situation is has evolved and is very different. SUVs have now been declined in compact and/or crossover utility […]

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Volvo finally pulled the sheets off its new three-row XC90 SUV yesterday, and the initial details are pretty interesting. First, Volvo maintained a much more square-edged silhouette compared to the sweeping shapes adopted by its rivals. The front grille uses the company’s updated grille, which now incorporates the updated Volvo badge. The headlights also have […]

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Volkswagen announced the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be building the brand’s new midsize SUV. Diesel and/or hybrid powertrains are expected to be available on this new seven passenger SUV. The Group said it will be investing a total of approximately $900 million in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 […]

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Ford is in the midst of revealing the next generation of its Edge crossover vehicle and announced it will be the very first Ford model to come with an EcoBoost engine as standard. When launched in late 2006, Ford said the Edge helped to define the crossover sport utility vehicle segment in North America, the […]

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Lincoln has unveiled its MKX Concept during Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at an EcoBoost-powered global SUV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide. This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has […]

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Honda released the first official photos of the U.S.-bound HR-V yesterday at the New York International Auto Show. The big news here is the confirmation of the name of this CUV in the U.S. as it is known as the Vezel in other markets. The HR-V, which is essentially an SUV derivative based on the […]

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Remember Bentley’s on-again off-again SUV project? It has been given the go-ahead and Bentley Motors released March 19 the first picture of the yet unnamed Bentley SUV, due to hit roads in 2016. Shown in concept form as a hybrid and rumored to eventually be powered either by diesel, hybrid-diesel, hybrid-gasoline or simply a regular […]

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Kia’s Niro hybrid urban lifestyle concept vehicle unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show made its U.S. debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Kia explained the Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and fun-to-drive attitude. The rally raid-like Niro also expands on […]

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander yesterday. TMMI said team members and local citizens have much to celebrate as the popular midsize SUV is responsible for $430 million additional investment and more than 600 jobs at the Princeton automotive plant. “Automotive manufacturers and suppliers around Indiana […]

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A new Audi crossover show car will make its debut in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door model with its high ground clearance is a crossover described by Audi as having a distinctly sporting slant – a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and […]

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