Crossover

Next Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave won't follow GMC Acadia diet

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

The next-generation Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse are expected to be built on a long-wheelbase version of GMC's redesigned and slimmed down 2017 Acadia, leaving them closer in size to that of the current crossovers....
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A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by overtaking the Ford Escape....
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Acadia's stance: Less is more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's largest and hottest....
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GMC shrinks Acadia, aims refined crossover 'at heart of midsize' market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The 2017 GMC Acadia will be dramatically smaller than the big crossover that has been in service for nearly a decade. When it goes on sale this spring, the redesigned Acadia will be more than 7 inches shorter, narrower and 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, aligning its dimensions closer to those of a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Honda Pilot....
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2015 U.S. AUTO SALES

In a record year, what was hot (and cold)

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Last year's record U.S. light-vehicle sales were powered by booming crossover, pickup and SUV demand while consumers gave a cold shoulder to most cars. Crossovers were 2015's hottest wheels, with overall sales rising 17 percent year-over-year to 4,337,098 vehicles....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Compact SUVs on track to top 2 million sales in Europe by 2020

Jan. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

European demand for compact SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan will continue to grow strongly in the midterm as new and updated models are added to the sector....
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Kia concept hints at return to large SUV market

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Kia Motors is eyeing a return to the large SUV market with plans to introduce a new concept vehicle at the 2016 Detroit auto show....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 4, 2016 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 how the green evolution of top global racing series is making it easier for Mercedes, Renault, Porsche and other automakers to quickly transfer successful technologies from the track to production models....
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By BMW's math, X equals 40%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2016

BMW of North America expects 40 percent of its 2016 U.S. sales to be crossovers, up from 34 percent last year, said CEO Ludwig Willisch....
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Mazda's likely U.S. strategy: Boost sales of crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Masahiro Moro, who takes the reins at Mazda in North America, laid out a likely agenda in an interview in September at the Frankfurt auto show: Build customer loyalty and profits by increasing crossover sales....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location to 4 sites, report says

Dec. 9, 2015 12:04 CET

Aston Martin will decide in the next few weeks where it will open a new plant to build the DBX crossover. The company will choose from four sites in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East, Reuters reported....
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Mazda sees Koeru as 'totally new' entry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai said the Koeru concept, which debuted at September's Frankfurt auto show, envisions a completely new entry for the small Japanese automaker. He cites the Subaru Outback as the genre Mazda is considering with the low-riding, wagonlike sporty crossover....
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Buick's China-made crossover set for summer U.S. launch

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

General Motors has greenlighted a summer 2016 U.S. launch for the Buick Envision compact crossover, which should provide a much-needed lift for the brand's lineup by taking aim at one of the industry's largest segments....
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Honda may be prepping CR-V with 3-row seating for overseas markets

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Honda has been spotted testing a CR-V mule that looked like it's flirting with a third row of seats for the next-generation model. But don't bet on that coming to the U.S....
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NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined....
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'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned....
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Rogue, Murano lift Nissan to November record

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Nissan's crossover models continued to push the brand to new heights in November, with sales of 95,389 cars and trucks topping a record for the month. A 4 percent gain over November 2014 came largely from big demand for the Rogue compact crossover, which outsold Nissan's perennial volume leader, the Altima sedan, for the third consecutive month....
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Jeep carries FCA to 68th straight monthly sales gain

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler rode record Jeep sales to a 3 percent sales gain in the U.S. in November, its best since 2000. FCA US said it sold 175,974 vehicles last month, marking the automaker's 68th consecutive month of sales gains....
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Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto industry saw modest gains....
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Hyundai-Kia buck truck trend, post gains in small cars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Low gasoline prices may have many Americans looking for trucks and crossovers, but that was no problem in November for Hyundai and Kia, which reported U.S. sales gains thanks to small cars such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Soul....
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Toyota Motor sales rise on trucks; Lexus sets record Nov.

1:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 3.4 percent gain in U.S. sales in November as consumers' demand for light trucks continued to buoy the automaker and the industry, the company said....
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GM reports strong truck sales, record average transaction price

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

General Motors’ U.S. sales rose 1.5 percent in November, as strong demand for pickups, SUVs and crossovers offset weak car sales and helped the automaker to a record transaction price of $35,800....
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Tesla offers less powerful Model X for $80,000

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Tesla plans 90D and 70D variants of the Model X crossover, the latter of which will include a 70 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a sticker price of $80,000, plus a $1,200 shipping charge....
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Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015

Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still top-selling nameplate in the U.S. Here is a look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover....
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LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away....
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