Crossover boom should help Mini Countryman
The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand. The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand.
2017 Mini Countryman
The 2017 Mini Countryman's move to a new front-wheel-drive architecture makes for a pretty big jump. The redesigned Countryman, now on the same architecture that underpins the BMW X1, is longer, wider, has a roomier cabin and more cargo space than its predecessor.
How Nissan's Shiro Nakamura became the crossover king
Shiro Nakamura, who will retire next month after transforming Nissan design over the past 17 years, also holds the distinction of making "crossover" a household word.
Search for synergies delays Mitsubishi products
Mitsubishi is delaying the next-generation redesigns of the Outlander crossover and Outlander Sport compact crossover, key pillars of its lineup, as engineers seek ways to share components with Nissan under a new alliance.
Faraday fumes: Nio's concept looks familiar
When Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio, formerly known as NextEV, revealed its self-driving concept this month, another Chinese-backed firm took umbrage.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept: A Neanderthal's jaw, plus 4 doors
When the smoke cleared in Geneva, it seemed the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept was the one world debut that people still wanted to talk about.
Porsche plans to offer variants of Mission E
Porsche plans to offer variants of its Mission E, a fully electric vehicle expected to go on sale in late 2019.
Audi gives details of 3 EVs to debut in next 3 years
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler offered details of three full-electric cars the German automaker plans to introduce in the next three years.
Buick preps Regal hatchback and wagon
Buick's Regal sedan will be replaced in the U.S. with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick's first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms.
Audi to launch coupe-styled Q4 crossover in '19
Audi will launch a coupe-styled Q4 crossover in 2019 to challenge models such as the Range Rover Evoque and upcoming BMW X2.
A new era for Nissan design
Two non-Japanese designers, one a veteran insider, the other just poached from a luxury-brand rival, face a difficult balancing act leading Nissan Motor Co. into an era of new technology.