Tag Archives: SUVs

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Discovery Sport, the current generation of which was introduced for 2016, and a prototype has just been spotted. However, this won't be your typical facelift-style update as there will be substantial changes made to the small SUV's underpinnings, exterior and cabin. It's part of Land Rover's plan to offer...

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Hennessey’s 600-hp Lincoln Navigator has arrived

This past March, Hennessey Performance Engineering announced HPE500 and HPE600 packages for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator. As of September, HPE has built the first modified luxo-barge. The HPE600 package, as it implies, ups the horsepower from 450 to 600. The package runs $19,950 and the buyer must supply the Navigator or an Expedition Platinum model. HPE has...

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2020 BMW X1 spy shots

BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the transition. Judging by the prototype for the updated model, BMW is...

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Into the muck: A day with the 2019 Toyota TRD Pro off-roaders

It's probably cold down here in the bottom of a disused quarry, with the wind howling and rain approaching Biblical. I can't say for sure, but I turn up the 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro's seat heater anyway. The trail guide yelling through the wind at me from the top of a slick, rock strewn hill is drenched, but he's determined to get...

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New Ford Explorer Interceptor Utility quickest police vehicle in America

Baddies beware because Ford has a new Police Interceptor on the way, and it happens to be the quickest cop car in America. On Thursday Ford revealed that Michigan State Police have concluded testing for the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility and found it to be quicker than any other police vehicle on the market. That includes V-8 powered sedans...

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2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the electric car would go on sale in the U.S. nor how much it...

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2019 Porsche Macan brings new look to 2018 Paris auto show

Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It's the marque's most popular model, with more than 97,000 delivered in 2017 alone. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan is now at the midway point in its life cycle, and to keep sales brimming Porsche has given the small SUV a substantial update. Porsche unveiled the...

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GAC global expansion continues with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

GAC Motor is on track to become the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war between the U.S. and China could have changed those plans...

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Vietnam’s Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather than develop its own models, Vinfast has chosen to rebody...

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2019 Audi Q3 bows with sporty look, high-tech cabin

Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi is set to have one of the strongest offerings next year in the form of a redesigned Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and is expected to reach U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2019, bringing with it a sharp new look, increased proportions, and loads of tech in the cabin...

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