Crossover

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Kia enhances Soul's SUV traits

April 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Rising demand for subcompact-sized SUV-styled models has driven Kia to put more emphasis on the latest Soul's crossover characteristics....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Subaru sees wider appeal for Outback

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The redesigned Subaru Outback is more agile, has better driving dynamics, more contemporary styling and better fuel economy....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy expects big things from tiny crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Chevrolet's decision to add the Trax to its U.S. lineup marks the latest effort by automakers to wring more sales growth and fuel economy gains from the small end of the crossover segment....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Audi's latest compact SUV to be part of TT family

April 20, 2014 15:55 CET
A sporty compact SUV concept that hints at Audi's fifth crossover most likely will be part of the automaker's TT family and not be called the Q4, as previously reported....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus NX to offer a 235 hp turbo or 194 hp hybrid in U.S.

11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Lexus unveiled the production version of the Lexus NX compact crossover at the Beijing auto show Sunday, offering a U.S. sales forecast of 2,200 units a month....
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LUCA CIFERRI

PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says

April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus aims NX crossover at German premium brands in China

April 11, 2014 14:45 CET
Lexus will debut the NX crossover at the Beijing auto show as it tries to compete with German premium rivals in China. The NX will be the brand's first compact crossover and will be sold in global markets including Europe and the United States....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus NX compact crossover will have 3 powertrains

7:22 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Lexus plans to unveil the production version of its NX compact crossover at this month's Beijing motor show with three powertrains, including a turbo and hybrid for America....
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