Tag Archives: SUVs

Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots

Volkswagen's T-Roc was only revealed in August but engineers are already out testing a new high-performance version of the compact SUV. Spotted at the Nürburgring this week was a T-Roc prototype sporting the same quad-exhaust tip design of the Volkswagen Golf R. The engine note also matched the noise of the popular hot hatch. This suggests VW is...

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A Mitsubishi Evo concept is coming, and it’s an electric SUV

After multiple generations, Mitsubishi put its rally-bred Lancer Evolution out to pasture last year. Execs at the Japanese firm have been hinting for several years about a radical successor that would utilize electrification, come in new body style, and finally shed all vestiges with the humble Lancer on which every Evo has been based. Now, just a month out...

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Jeep Wrangler spy shots

Jeep's next-generation Wrangler, the JL, is almost here. The reveal is now just a few months away and the latest prototypes are wearing barely any camouflage gear. They reveal a number of details such as the new grille, front and rear fascias, front and rear LED lights, hinges for the fold-down windshield and doors, and a flush fuel-filler cap. Jeep...

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You can already reserve Mercedes’ EQC electric SUV in Norway

The first product from Mercedes-Benz's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars will be a small electric SUV labeled the EQC. The vehicle was previewed by the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it has already been spotted in test mule form. It's confirmed to start sales in 2019 and should offer a range approaching 300...

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Unofficial Land Rover Defender successor gets a name: Projekt Grenadier

Decades of Land Rover Defender production finally came to a close in early 2016. While Land Rover has confirmed a successor is coming soon, there are concerns this modern Defender won't quite the match the original's rugged, no-nonsense design and ability to master everything from muddy roads to river crossings to mountain climbs. One group, led...

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Kahn Design takes on the Bentley Bentayga

Kahn Design is known for taking exotic sports and luxury vehicles and transforming them into aggressively styled bespoke builds. The latest machine to capture the British outfit's attention is the Bentley Bentayga. If you polled the average enthusiast on how they felt about the styling of the stock Bentayga, you'd likely get a split decision. The same can't...

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2020 Audi SQ8 spy shots

Audi's new Q8 is almost ready for its auto show debut. Today we have the first spy shots of the sporty SQ8 variant which should debut roughly alongside the standard Q8 sometime next year. Further down the track there will be a full-fledged RS Q8 joining the fold. Audi has trademarked the names of both performance SUVs in the past year. The Q8 is a...

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You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Discovery to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will take place at new "Experience Centers" in California...

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Land Rover readying plug-in hybrid Range Rovers

Land Rover has already paired one of its diesel engines with an electric motor and battery pack to create a hybrid Range Rover. There's nothing too special about that model except its massive price premium and curb-weight jump. Now, though, Land Rover has a more optimized solution in the pipeline and it's arriving in the form of plug-in hybrid versions of...

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523-horsepower Maserati Levante GTS in the works

The Maserati Levante currently tops out with the 424-horsepower S but a high-performance GTS is being developed as an alternative to the likes of the BMW X6 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Prototypes for the Levante GTS are already out testing. The vehicle will come with the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 found in the Quattroporte...

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