Crossover

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker's 80-year history....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker's 80-year history....
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The world's favorite vehicle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The global car is here. And it's not a car. It's the small crossover, and it's quickly cementing its place as the super vehicle for the global auto market. These vehicles are small enough for Europeans, tall enough for Americans, rugged enough for the developing world....
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Jaguar sees Porsche Macan as rival for its first crossover, the F-Pace

Jan. 11, 2015 11:41 CET

Jaguar's first crossover, the F-Pace, will be a rival to the Porsche Macan. The UK sports car brand released a teaser picture and some details of the model ahead of the crossover's sales launch next year....
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VW readies crossover blitz to help revive U.S. fortunes

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Volkswagen is mobilizing an SUV and crossover offensive over the next few years to strengthen its presence in those fast-growing segments and revive the VW brand's sagging U.S. sales. A long-wheelbase Tiguan crossover assembled in North America will arrive in the market in 2017, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in remarks prepared for delivery today....
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More off-lease pickups, SUVs and crossovers in 5 years, KBB says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Cars dominated the top segments of vehicles coming off lease in 2014, but the segments with the most projected off-lease growth in 2019, vs. 2014 volumes, will be SUVs, crossovers and pickups, analysts from Kelley Blue Book predicted Sunday....
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Jaguar's first crossover, the F-Pace, to hit U.S. in 2016

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Jaguar will enter the cutthroat luxury crossover segment in 2016 with the new F-Pace. The all-wheel-drive crossover will use the same aluminum-intensive architecture as the new XE compact sedan....
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Renault seeks fleet sales for new Espace

Jan. 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault hopes its new Espace will appeal to business customers as family buyers increasingly shun minivans. With the latest Espace, the automaker has opted for sleeker crossover styling and now offers an upscale Initiale Paris badged version....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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Lexus' record month helps Toyota to 13% gain

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales rose 13 percent to 215,057 units last month, as the automaker's light trucks set a December record, the Lexus division posted its best month ever and demand for the Corolla compact surged 34 percent....
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MITSUBISHI

A Mirage-based turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

After years of cost-cutting, Mitsubishi expects to return to profitability in North America in 2015....
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U.S. sales forecast to rise 10% in Dec. on deals, falling gas prices

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014

Forecasters say U.S. new-vehicle sales likely jumped 10 percent in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 16.5 million, beating even the most optimistic projections from early in the year. The month was filled with good reasons for consumers to buy a new car or truck: big discounts, very little snow and gasoline prices falling like a rock....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Lexus readies hybrid-only BMW X5, Mercedes M class rival

Dec. 16, 2014 06:15 CET

Lexus is counting on the NX hybrid to help it stand out against Europe's top-selling premium large crossovers. But unlike rivals such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes M class, there will be no diesel- or gasoline-powered versions of the NX....
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Mercedes-Benz's new GLE Coupe wants a piece of luxury crossover market

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz hopes to carve out a niche in the crowded luxury crossover market with the launch of the all-new GLE Coupe aimed at buyers looking for a nimbler, sportier crossover....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: What the big fuss over small crossovers is all about

10:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

The Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and other small crossovers aim to unlock the practicality and cachet of “SUV” driving for a group of buyers who until now have been relegated to inexpensive small cars....
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VW to unveil concept crossover in Detroit for U.S., report says

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Volkswagen plans to show an SUV concept at the Detroit auto show next month as the automaker seeks a larger presence in lucrative crossover segments to boost sales in the US market, company sources say....
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Audi plans EV crossover to challenge Tesla in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Audi will challenge Tesla in 2017 with an electric-powered crossover, CEO Rupert Stadler told Bloomberg. The new model will be Audi's first mainstream all-electric vehicle, and marks a change of course by the company....
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Mercedes-Benz GLE uncovered

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

The Mercedes-Benz GLE crossover coupe, a tall wagon/sedan with swoopy coupelike styling, has been spotted largely uncovered during recent testing....
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Audi makes Q3 greener to keep lead over BMW X1

Nov. 27, 2014 11:34 CET

The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts European sales of the revised Q3 in February....
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PSA launches 4th Chinese-built SUV

Nov. 25, 2014 10:48 CET

PSA has launched its fourth Chinese-built SUV, the Citroen C3-XR, in the world's biggest auto market. PSA's other locally produced SUVs are the Peugeot 2008, Peugeot 3008 and DS6....
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Crossover boom moves downscale; Toyota plans to join stampede

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Prompted by lifestyle changes among Generation Y buyers, Honda, Fiat and Mazda joined the stampede to introduce smaller entries in the booming crossover market as the industry seeks younger buyers....
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500X will help Fiat in U.S. where it snows

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

When the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover shows up in North American dealerships next year, it will give the brand its first all-wheel-drive offering for areas that get wintry weather....
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LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Fiat expects new crossover to outsell 500 minicar in U.S.

Nov. 20, 2014 11:11 CET

Fiat expects its Fiat 500X SUV to be even more popular in North America than its retro-styled 500 minicar as it appeals to customers seeking a larger car with the option of four-wheel drive....
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Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches taller than a Mazda3 compact five-door from road to roof but 7 inches shorter from bumper to bumper, Mazda joins the growing list of automakers offering off-road looks and premium content in a package that was once considered too small for anything but economy cars....
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Ford preps larger, 3-row Edge for China

6:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

Ford will make a version of the Ford Edge with three rows of seats for the Chinese market, Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, told journalists Tuesday on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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