Tag Archives: SUVs

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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2019 Audi SQ2 crossover debuts with 296 horsepower

Audi's smallest crossover in the United States is the Q3 but overseas there's a slightly smaller Q2 on sale. The vehicle made its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show and on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show a sporty version was added to the lineup: the SQ2. As expected, the mechanical package of the SQ2 is similar to what we find in the latest...

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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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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut last month at a private event in Sweden and was revealed to the public...

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