Crossover

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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Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 percent from the year-ago month. Kia's banner month got a boost from a 37 percent gain in sales of the boxy Soul subcompact and a 49 percent increase in Sportage compact crossover deliveries....
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VW's key crossover for U.S. delayed by incentive tug-of-war, report says

5:19 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
A tug-of-war between Mexico and Tennessee over financial incentives is delaying Volkswagen's decision on where to build a make-or-break crossover in North America, sources told Reuters, delaying the German group's efforts to fix its ailing U.S. business....
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Mirage hit with a barrage from 'Times' caustic car critic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
If the Mitsubishi Mirage were a Broadway show, it would have to close -- immediately -- after the trashing it got from a New York Times reviewer. The headline clues you in: "It's cheap, but is it overpriced?"...
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Surging compact crossovers hot on sedans' heels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Compact nonluxury crossovers are on fire. The category grew from 12.9 percent of the U.S. market in the first three months of last year to 15.9 percent this year, according to the latest Polk registration data....
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THE GM RECALL

GM dealers grapple with stop-sale orders on busy weekend

12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors dealers are heading into one of their busiest weekends of the year unable to deliver some of their most popular vehicles: large crossovers....
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Nissan to go on 'offensive' in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
A bullish Carlos Ghosn, emboldened by bumper profits and booming sales in North America, vowed a continuous offensive until Nissan Motor Corp. achieves 10 percent market share in the United States....
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MKC key to Lincoln's conquest drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2014
The Lincoln MKC is expected to arrive in dealerships in June, not a moment too soon for some long-suffering Lincoln dealers. The MKC will give Lincoln an entry in the luxury market's hottest segment: compact crossovers....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Premium SUVs poised for sales surge after disappointing 2013

May 14, 2014 06:01 CET
European sales of premium SUVs are expected to surge as the market heads toward 1 million units by 2020, analysts predict. The sector has expanded as key players such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have all launched smaller models....
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U.S. may get 2 of Ford's 3 Beijing show vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
How important is China to Ford? A look at the company's global debuts last month at the Beijing auto show gives an idea of how seriously Ford takes the world's largest market....
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GABE NELSON

VW may be ready to give its SUV a home

4:14 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Volkswagen AG could be a few days away from naming a North American assembly site for a mid-sized crossover based on the CrossBlue concept from the 2013 Detroit auto show....
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Porsche plans sporty Cayenne coupe to rival BMW X6

May 6, 2014 11:47 CET
Porsche is planning to expand its Cayenne lineup with a coupe-styled version of the SUV to rival the BMW X6, sources said. Design proposals for the new five-door model, scheduled for introduction in 2018, are described as being at an advanced stage....
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M-B may split on-, off-road crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz may set up separate model lines for its crossovers -- one for those with mainly carlike characteristics and one aimed at customers who want off-road capability. The split would occur after Mercedes launches a production version of the Concept Coupe SUV that debuted last month at the Beijing auto show....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Palmer: Infiniti considering a compact crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
Infiniti is considering a small crossover below the QX50, possibly joining other luxury brands that are rushing into the segment....
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