Can Volvo play small ball?Sun, 29, May 2016
Volvo's first entry into the compact crossover segment, the XC40 arriving late next year, is meant to capitalize on the market's seeming unquenchable thirst for these vehicles. It will be a key element in the China-owned Swedish brand's push to expand U.S. sales.
Mazda ventures back into premium tierSat, 28, May 2016
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' conceptsTue, 24, May 2016
After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.
2016 Mazda CX-9Mon, 30, May 2016
After years of talking about moving into a semipremium space, Mazda has finally done it with the 2016 CX-9 crossover. The three-row family hauler is the best example yet of Mazda's quest for a more discerning customer and higher profits.
Alfa expects to unveil crossover by end of yearMon, 23, May 2016
Alfa Romeo likely will reveal its new crossover by year end, brand chief Harald Wester said.
Volvo lifts veil on 'disruptive' compact car, crossover lineWed, 18, May 2016
Volvo will start rolling out a series of compact models next year to compete with the likes of Audi and BMW for younger, urban consumers. The new line, dubbed the 40 series, is set to include a crossover, sedan and hatchback as well as an all-electric model, the company said Wednesday while unveiling concepts of the models.
Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossoversMon, 16, May 2016
These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?
GM grounds large '16 crossovers with overstated EPA mileage labelsFri, 13, May 2016
General Motors instructed dealers to stop selling about 60,000 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave large crossovers as the company scrambles to replace incorrect EPA labels that overstate the 2016 vehicles' fuel-economy ratings.
Sun sets on Buick's VeranoMon, 09, May 2016
Buick plans to phase out its Verano small sedan in the U.S., a sign that the market shift toward crossovers has automakers rethinking the makeup of their vehicle portfolios.
Monster month for truck salesSat, 07, May 2016
Roomy and fuel-efficient crossovers, pickups, vans and SUVs ran car sales off U.S. roads in April. Trucks accounted for 59.3 percent of light vehicles sold in April - the highest level ever for the month. Last April, trucks represented 55.2 percent of the market.
GMC's redesigned '18 Terrain ditches toaster profileTue, 03, May 2016
The next-generation GMC Terrain will lose its toaster-shaped silhouette, new spy photos indicate. Pictures of a camouflaged Terrain caught in testing show the compact crossover adopting a sleeker, less-upright shape with a raked windshield and what looks to be a lower roofline.
Skepticism surrounds China EV boomSun, 01, May 2016
No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the nation with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much skepticism about the country's ballyhooed EV boom.