Tag Archives: SUVs

2019 Jeep Renegade debuts at 2018 Turin auto show

Jeep used this week's 2018 Turin auto show for the world premiere of its updated Renegade due in showrooms later this year as a 2019 model. The covers came off the European-spec model on Wednesday, revealing a familiar yet smarter look for the compact Jeep. The head and taillights maintain the shape of the current model but feature new LED elements, while...

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Tesla Model Y teased again, reveal coming March 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday revealed new details about the Model Y electric SUV during the company's annual shareholder meeting. Among the details was a new teaser shot, which follows an initial teaser released by Tesla last June (shown below). The new teaser is once again a shadowy shot devoid of details but it does provide a glimpse of the proportions...

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2019 BMW X5 preview

Crossover SUVs are all the rage right now, and one of the key nameplates that helped ignite the segment, the BMW X5, has spawned a new generation. It represents the fourth iteration of the popular luxury mid-size SUV, and it's the biggest yet. The length is 194.3 inches (up 1.1 inches), the width is 78.9 inches (up 2.6 inches) and the height is 69 inches...

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Audi Q8 revealed, presages new look for Audi SUVs

Audi on Tuesday revealed the new Q8. The reveal took place in Shenzhen at an event celebrating 30 years since Audi started its hugely successful strategy of producing cars in China, originally with the 100 sedan. The Q8 is the new flagship SUV of the Audi brand and is set to compete with coupe-like SUVs in the mid-size segment like the BMW X6 and...

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Next Jeep Grand Cherokee to use Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform

The departing gift Daimler gave to Chrysler Corporation was the premium platform that has underpinned the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango since the 2011 model year. That architecture has served those vehicles well, but it's time for new bones. At the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles investor conference in Italy last Friday, Motor Authority asked company CEO...

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Partially self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokees may start arriving in 2020

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first mass-market vehicle available to buyers with Level 2 self-driving tech, company executives announced on Friday. The do-it-all Jeep will lead the automaker's first significant retail foray into self-driving cars, albeit a few years behind competitors. FCA officials outlined their strategy...

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Jeep confirms sub-Renegade SUV, more Deserthawks and Trackhawks

No brand is benefiting more from the ongoing consumer shift from cars to SUVs than Jeep. From selling 730,000 units in 2013, Jeep is on track to hit 1.9 million sales in 2018 thanks to expansion into new markets and strong demand worldwide but particularly in China. Rather than calling it a day, Jeep will accelerate its efforts. The brand's parent company...

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Maserati to add Alfieri halo car, new SUV, electric powertrain from Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during an investor meeting Friday revealed that Maserati has an electric future...in more ways than one. The Italian luxury brand has been largely lost in the FCA portfolio, but it will get six new vehicles by 2022, including a long-awaited Alfieri halo car and a new SUV likely based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Not only that but...

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots and video

Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen's expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at the 2016 Geneva auto show with the T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below). It's likely the production model will keep the T-Cross name, just as we've...

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2019 Acura RDX priced from $38,295

The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX lands in showrooms June 1 carrying a starting price of $38,295, including destination. That's roughly the same as the outgoing model equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of electronic driver aids, a feature that is standard on the 2019 RDX. The base price is for a front-wheel-drive model. Add all-wheel drive and the price jumps...

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