Tag Archives: Crossovers

Bumper crop: 2019 BMW X4 luxury crossover revealed

When the BMW X4 launched in 2014, the collective eye roll from enthusiasts was audible—including one from yours truly. Four years later and nearly 20,000 examples on the road (almost as many 6-Series were sold in the same time period) and we should eat our hats. I hear steak sauce helps wool caps go down. The 2019 BMW X4 broke cover Wednesday morning...

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace first drive review: small crossover with big ideas

The afternoon sun in Corsica melts into the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace's sumptuous lines. The E-Pace needs a lot of light. After all, it's instantly familiar. Its shapes raid Jaguar's closet and wrap them around a compact crossover—none of this is a bad idea. The running gear has a family resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover...

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Lexus still open to UX sub-compact crossover in US

Lexus lacks a sub-compact crossover, but it will likely soon introduce a production version of the UX concept shown at the 2016 Paris auto show. Lexus originally imagined the production crossover for Europe only, but things may have changed at the brand. WardsAuto reported earlier this month that Lexus is still mulling over the UX for the U.S. market. Jeff...

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Lexus drops second teaser for LF-1 Limitless crossover concept

Lexus has returned with a new teaser issued on Tuesday to foreshadow the Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept's big reveal next month at the 2018 Detroit auto show. This time, it's a quick video that shows the concept's intricate front lighting display. The lighting begins with a blue-illuminated Lexus badge, which then spreads to a sea of LED lights...

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2018 Infiniti QX80 first drive review: age is more than a number

The 2018 Infiniti QX80 is a frustrating vehicle. It's (finally) attractive. There's a charming powertrain moving it along. And this big truck does luxury well, with beautiful leatherwork and a quiet cabin. But these attributes aren't enough to to overshadow the QX80's age. At the very least, Infiniti's reskinning of the QX80 has been a success. In a bid to...

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Porsche will make decisions on coupe-like crossovers, electric SUVs in 2018

Plans for a coupe-like crossover at Porsche aren't finalized yet, but a decision is coming soon. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the brand will make a final decision on crossover coupes next year. Such a body style would rival the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Blume said the final decision rests on volume, but he believes there is an opportunity. He...

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Toyota’s planning a new subcompact urban crossover SUV

Where there's smoke, there's crossover. At the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota showed off its latest small urban crossover, the FT-AC Concept, its third preview of small urban crossover SUV concepts in the last six months. That many concepts in a relatively short time is no coincidence. The Japanese automaker will bring something like it to market in the...

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Set sail for luxury? 2019 Lincoln Nautilus video preview

What’s in a name? Well, for Lincoln, it’s a lot. We’re looking at the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus now, and also the luxury automaker’s future. And we mean it this time. In reality, the Nautilus is an updated MKX with a new nose. From some angles we see a lot of styling elements directly from the MKX. Inside, it’s more of the same...

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2019 Infiniti QX50 video preview

Crossovers get a lot of attention on the roads these days. Infiniti could use that kind of attention. But not just any crossover will do. Only one that's packed with plenty of "firsts" to stand out from the crowd will turn heads. The highlight reel for the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 reads like an engineer's dream. There's a new front-wheel-drive platform...

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