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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault's new Espace gets major makeover

Sept. 25, 2014 16:46 CET
Renault's big, boxy Espace large minivan will be transformed into a sleek-looking crossover that's more in line with what European customers want. Renault released photos but provided few details about the next-generation Espace Thursday....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Toyota concept shows Europe-led design shift

Sept. 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota turned to its styling center in southern France to create the C-HR concept that will be displayed in Paris next week. Toyota says the hybrid crossover hints at what it intends to bring to the compact SUV segment....
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Honda plans 'bold' styling, major upgrades to refreshed '15 CR-V

9:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
The CR-V, the nation's top-selling crossover, is getting new, aggressive and bold styling that portends significant enhancements for 2015, the company said today....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

EVs, small SUVs are winners in first half

Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
The European car market underwent a big shake-up in the first half as there was a change at the top of nine of the 24 segments tracked by Automotive News Europe. The biggest gainers were electric vehicles and small SUVs....
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THE BETTY WHITE OF CROSSOVERS

GM's aging Equinox and Terrain show staying power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2014
The current-generation Chevrolet Equinox and sibling GMC Terrain, now entering their sixth year, would normally be prepped for reconstructive surgery by now under a typical product development cycle....
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Foam-filled Lexus NX spot too retro for America?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Drifting cars, techno music, string bikinis and foam parties. At first glance, Lexus' new "Shampoo" TV spot for the NX compact crossover that arrives in November seems tailor-made for the trendy young crowd that Toyota Motor's luxury brand craves....
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Volvo XC90 targets U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Volvo's U.S. dealerships will receive about a third of the 80,000 XC90 units built annually when the brand's redesigned flagship crossover is running at full capacity....
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GLE to usher in new M-B naming system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
When the Mercedes-Benz M-class crossover gets a face-lift in early 2015 it also will get a new name -- the GLE class -- as part of a new naming system for the brand....
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Buick lifts cover on Envision crossover in China

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2014
General Motors has taken the wraps off a new midsize Buick crossover in China amid growing evidence that the vehicle is destined for showrooms in the United States....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Suzuki gives the Vitara SUV a sleeker look

Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Suzuki is giving is new Vitara a more mainstream look to broaden the subcompact SUV's appeal. The five-door Vitara will go on sale in Europe early next year....
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Kia Sorento to get bigger footprint for 2016

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
The next-generation Kia Sorento crossover will be longer, lower and have more interior space than the outgoing version. Kia released the first images of the 2016 Sorento today ahead of an unveiling this month in South Korea....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan X-Trail gets sporty

Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan's new X-Trail, which is now available with front-wheel-drive and seven-seat models, has a distinctly sportier look than its predecessor....
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SUVs, crossovers top sedans in popularity for first time

2:35 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2014
The American love affair with SUVs and crossovers has pushed the segments to a new milestone. SUVs and crossovers combined accounted for 36.5 percent of the U.S. light-vehicle market through May compared with the sedan segment's 35.4 percent share....
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VW to build new crossover in U.S., add 2,000 jobs

8:15 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Volkswagen will assemble a new family-hauling crossover at its plant in Chattanooga and invest $900 million to expand the factory in a push to double U.S. sales of VW-brand vehicles by 2018....
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Ford's Vignale Europe-bound, not Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Ford Motor Co. has no plans to introduce Lincoln in Europe, but will offer its upscale Vignale trim level on Ford brand vehicles, Ford of Europe President Stephen Odell says....
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Nissan to build Infiniti QX30 crossover in U.K.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Nissan will build the Infiniti QX30 compact crossover for global markets at its factory in England, alongside the Infiniti Q30 compact hatchback....
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'Transformers' star Trumpchi GS5 ready for its close-up in the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Now that the Trumpchi GS5 is a movie star, the Chinese automaker that builds the sporty crossover is ready to screen-test it for the United States....
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2014's stars, laggards at halfway mark

5:29 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
If it was a new compact or premium crossover or a large or mid-sized SUV, chances are it lit up the United States sales chart in the first half of the year. If it was a minicar or a mid-sized or large sedan, it probably lost some luster. Light trucks were hot in the first half of 2014, driving up overall new-vehicle sales 4 percent through June. Sales of light trucks increased 9 percent through June, while car deliveries were flat....
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Ford's revamped 2015 Edge to roll out worldwide

6:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
The Ford Edge, first introduced in 2006 as an early entrant in the now-booming mid-sized crossover segment, is getting a major makeover and global push for 2015. The new vehicle, shown to journalists Tuesday, is longer, roomier, more powerful and more aerodynamic than its predecessor....
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Tesla to start deliveries of Model X crossover early next year

1:21 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2014
Tesla Motors will begin Model X prototype production this fall, and vehicle production for reservation holders is set for early 2015, a company spokeswoman confirmed today....
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Lincoln's big choice yielded small crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2014
Before Lincoln began its reinvention, its average customer was age 64, among the oldest of any marque....
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BMW will launch sales of the new X6 in December

June 11, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW's second-generation X6 will be slightly longer than the current model. The new version of the crossover goes on sale in December in Europe and the United States....
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BMW's 2nd-gen X6 to arrive this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
A marginally bigger BMW X6 will arrive in U.S. showrooms this year after its public debut in August at the Moscow auto show....
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VW looks to expand crossover lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Volkswagen brand will offer as many as six crossovers in the coming years, up from two today, sources told Bloomberg....
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SEGMENT SPOTLIGHT

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent....
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