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Opel plans Monza SUV as its top model, reports say

Feb. 28, 2014 12:53 CET
Opel plans to add a large SUV/crossover as a flagship model, German press reports said. The SUV would go into production in 2017 and cost slightly more than the Insignia mid-sized sedan, reports said.... Read More »

 

Mazda plans small SUV, report says

Feb. 17, 2014 11:38 CET
Mazda may be the next entrant into the small SUV segment. A Mazda2-based crossover is due later this year, a report said. The crossover would initially be sold in Japan, then expand to Europe and emerging markets.... Read More »

 

Ford: Crossovers driving global growth

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Though the F-150 full-sized pickup drives Ford Motor Co.’s North American sales, compact and subcompact crossovers such as the Escape/Kuga and EcoSport increasingly generate the company’s global growth, Ford marketing boss Jim Farley told journalists today.... Read More »

 

Mercedes aims to show GLA SUV offers robust driving, latest technology

Feb. 12, 2014 12:05 CET
Mercedes is confident the GLA SUV will add to the success of its current compact lineup and help it regain the No. 1 spot in premium-car sales that it lost to BMW in 2005.... Read More »

 

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Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe

Feb. 11, 2014 08:05 CET
Ford has tweaked the EcoSport subcompact SUV for European markets as it hopes the model will help it return its operations in the recession-hit region to profit by 2015.... Read More »

 

Porsche CEO sees sales exceeding 200,000 in 2015 on Macan demand

6:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Porsche expects annual global sales will exceed 200,000 in 2015 on demand for the Macan compact SUV, three years earlier than first planned.... Read More »

 

Porsche CEO sees sales exceeding 200,000 in 2015 on Macan demand

Feb. 11, 2014 12:39 CET
Porsche expects annual global sales will exceed 200,000 in 2015 on demand for the Macan compact SUV, three years earlier than first planned.... Read More »

 

Mahindra, SsangYong to launch jointly developed engine in 2015

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Mahindra and Mahindra, India's largest SUV maker, and subsidiary SsangYong will launch their first jointly developed engine in the first quarter of 2015, a senior executive of the Indian company said.... Read More »

 

Lincoln re-engineers, refreshes Navigator for 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Lincoln's oldest remaining nameplate is getting a new look. The re-engineered 2015 Navigator will go into production in late summer and on sale in early fall, providing a bonus for Lincoln dealers hungry for more product.... Read More »

 

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Hyundai sits out small crossover utility boom as rivals gear up

10:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Hyundai Motor, already struggling with a host of business challenges, is developing another headache: a dearth of product to compete in a fledgling mini-crossover utility vehicle market in the United States even as rivals gear up for a big push.... Read More »

 

Acura mulls Honda Fit-based compact crossover

9:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Acura is considering a compact crossover to complement the Honda brand's upcoming Fit-based utility vehicle.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini plans to introduce Urus SUV in 2017

Jan. 14, 2014 11:55 CET
Lamborghini plans to start building the Urus SUV in three years, the brand's first model in the segment since the LM002 in the 1990s.... Read More »

 

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VW eyes bigger Tiguan to meet U.S. sales goals

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Volkswagen's new U.S. boss, Michael Horn, is wasting no time in pushing for fresh products to meet the German brand's U.S. growth goals. First on his list? A new compact crossover larger than the Tiguan and built in North America.... Read More »

 

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VW will add SUV to U.S. lineup in 2016 amid $7 billion investment plan

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Volkswagen will introduce an SUV tailored for U.S. buyers in 2016 to help improve lackluster sales of its namesake VW brand. The company is also sticking to its goal to boost combined annual U.S. sales of VW and Audi to 1 million by 2018.... Read More »

 

VW to bring CrossBlue-based SUV to U.S. in 2016

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group has given the green light to a mid-sized SUV based on its year-old CrossBlue concept, and plans to start selling the SUV in the United States in 2016.... Read More »

 

VW to bring CrossBlue-based SUV to U.S. in 2016

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
Volkswagen AG has given the green light to a mid-sized SUV based on its year-old CrossBlue concept, and plans to start selling the SUV in the United States in 2016.... Read More »

 

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Audi's concept previews TT design, SUV plans

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
Audi AG unveiled an SUV concept Monday at the Detroit auto show that demonstrated three big shifts at the German luxury car brand: an embrace of plug-in hybrids, a rush toward smaller SUVs, and updates to the trendy designs that have aided Audi's recent rise.... Read More »

 

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Audi's awd hybrid concept previews TT design, SUV plans

Jan. 12, 2014 20:56 CET
Audi's allroad shooting brake concept demonstrates three big shifts at the brand: an embrace of plug-in hybrids, a rush toward smaller SUVs, and updates to the trendy designs that have aided Audi's recent rise.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce edging closer to decision on adding SUV

Jan. 10, 2014 13:24 CET
Rolls-Royce says it is getting closer to deciding on whether to add an SUV to its model range. Rival Bentley plans to launch an SUV in 2016.... Read More »

 

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Ford sales chief expects SUV push will drive brand back to profitability in Europe

Jan. 9, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford of Europe says it's on track to turn a profit again by 2015 after years of heavy losses. A key to the turnaround is the automaker's fast-growing lineup of SUVs, which Ford of Europe sales boss Roelant de Waard expects to earn strong margins.... Read More »

 

Chinese authorities urge Fiat to investigate Jeep Wrangler fire risk

Jan. 6, 2014 08:34 CET
Chinese authorities have urged Fiat's Chrysler Group to investigate its Jeep Wrangler, saying the SUV had a "relatively high risk" of catching fire.... Read More »

 

Honda will launch Euro-version of Vezel crossover in 2015

Dec. 19, 2013 09:53 CET
Honda will join Europe's booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment by launching a European-version of its new Vezel, which is based on the Jazz/Fit.... Read More »

 

Chevy hikes ’15 Suburban, Tahoe prices $1,000-$3,000

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
GM will raise sticker prices on the next-generation Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe by $1,000 to $3,000 when the big SUVs go on sale in the spring.... Read More »

 

VW may build Seat SUV at Skoda plant

Dec. 13, 2013 09:30 CET
VW Group may build an SUV for Spanish brand Seat at a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic, company sources say. Seat lacks an entry in the booming segment.... Read More »

 

Hyundai reveals Europe-designed Intrado fuel cell concept

Dec. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
Hyundai has offered a glimpse of its Intrado fuel cell concept vehicle that was styled at the automaker's r&d center in Germany. The concept will debut at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

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