Crossover

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

SsangYong Tivoli will join expanding small SUV segment

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
SsangYong will enter the booming subcompact SUV segment in Europe with the Tivoli. The car will compete with models such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, SsangYong said....
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Fiat goes global with 500X

Feb. 13, 2015 09:42 CET
Fiat's 500X has the widest engine and transmission range in the automaker's lineup as the company prepares to offer the crossover in 100 global markets by year-end, including the U.S. where Fiat expects it to outsell the retro-styled 500 three-door hatchback....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti teases Mercedes-based QX30 crossover

Feb. 6, 2015 11:05 CET
Infiniti teased its new Mercedes-based QX30, a key model in the brand's bid to boost its European sales. With the UK-built model, Infiniti will have its first entry in the booming compact crossover segment. The car will compete with the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X3....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kadjar crossover is key to Renault's growth, Ghosn says

Feb. 2, 2015 17:02 CET
Renault's new Kadjar will play a key role in the brand's global growth and profitability plans, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The model is forecast to become the No. 3 seller in Europe's compact crossover segment starting in 2016....
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GM is betting on Encore again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
General Motors is sharply boosting Buick Encore production for the U.S., a bet that the petite crossover will continue to sell big despite a slew of coming rivals. GM has expanded production capacity to lift U.S. Encore supply by roughly 50 percent....
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Renault poised for big boost from new SUV

Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault's new Kadjar will become a top-seller in Europe's key compact SUV segment, according to a forecast. The French automaker needs a boost after its Koleos flopped in a fast-growing niche dominated by alliance partner Nissan's Qashqai....
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Auto sales forecast calls for a hot January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015
Forecasters say U.S. auto sales have begun 2015 much stronger than 2014, when a deep freeze kept shoppers away from many dealerships in much of the country. General Motors is expected to post nearly a 20 percent increase, with the other Detroit 3 automakers also on track for double-digit gains....
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Crossovers will deliver another record year for Audi, Keogh says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015
Greater availability of hot-selling crossovers will propel Audi to another record year of U.S. sales in 2015, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh says. The biggest gains will come from a full year of availability of the compact Q3 crossover, which launched last fall, and a larger allocation of Q5 crossovers for the U.S., Keogh says....
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GM issues stop-sale on crossovers for problem with Goodyear tires

10:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
General Motors has told dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace tires that are prone to cracking....
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Ford revises EcoSport to counter slow sales

Jan. 20, 2015 12:02 CET
Ford will offer its EcoSport SUV in Europe without the spare wheel on the outside of the rear tailgate after the model's sales got off to a slow start. The EcoSport has failed to make a big impact in the region's booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment against sleeker-looking rivals....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Crossover craze takes hold in Europe

Jan. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers will feature heavily in the launch of new models in Europe this year. Audi, VW, Renault and Fiat are among carmakers planning to launch updated or new models in this hotly contested segment....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

How will the newest metal in Detroit hold up in the used market?

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
When analysts who examine used vehicles and establish prices for them look at an all-new or redesigned car or pickup, they study exterior styling, engine specs and technical innovations. The also weigh factors such as price, incentives, competitors and deliveries to rental fleets....
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Lincoln MKX grabs page from MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The redesigned Lincoln MKX takes much of the same formula that led to a successful first year for the MKC crossover and applies it to a larger package, at a time when utility vehicles are booming....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker's 80-year history....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of the first crossover in the automaker's 80-year history....
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The world's favorite vehicle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The global car is here. And it's not a car. It's the small crossover, and it's quickly cementing its place as the super vehicle for the global auto market. These vehicles are small enough for Europeans, tall enough for Americans, rugged enough for the developing world....
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Jaguar sees Porsche Macan as rival for its first crossover, the F-Pace

Jan. 11, 2015 11:41 CET
Jaguar's first crossover, the F-Pace, will be a rival to the Porsche Macan. The UK sports car brand released a teaser picture and some details of the model ahead of the crossover's sales launch next year....
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VW readies crossover blitz to help revive U.S. fortunes

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Volkswagen is mobilizing an SUV and crossover offensive over the next few years to strengthen its presence in those fast-growing segments and revive the VW brand's sagging U.S. sales. A long-wheelbase Tiguan crossover assembled in North America will arrive in the market in 2017, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in remarks prepared for delivery today....
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More off-lease pickups, SUVs and crossovers in 5 years, KBB says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Cars dominated the top segments of vehicles coming off lease in 2014, but the segments with the most projected off-lease growth in 2019, vs. 2014 volumes, will be SUVs, crossovers and pickups, analysts from Kelley Blue Book predicted Sunday....
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Jaguar's first crossover, the F-Pace, to hit U.S. in 2016

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Jaguar will enter the cutthroat luxury crossover segment in 2016 with the new F-Pace. The all-wheel-drive crossover will use the same aluminum-intensive architecture as the new XE compact sedan....
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Renault seeks fleet sales for new Espace

Jan. 10, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault hopes its new Espace will appeal to business customers as family buyers increasingly shun minivans. With the latest Espace, the automaker has opted for sleeker crossover styling and now offers an upscale Initiale Paris badged version....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 2015 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 why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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Lexus' record month helps Toyota to 13% gain

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales rose 13 percent to 215,057 units last month, as the automaker's light trucks set a December record, the Lexus division posted its best month ever and demand for the Corolla compact surged 34 percent....
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MITSUBISHI

A Mirage-based turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
After years of cost-cutting, Mitsubishi expects to return to profitability in North America in 2015....
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U.S. sales forecast to rise 10% in Dec. on deals, falling gas prices

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014
Forecasters say U.S. new-vehicle sales likely jumped 10 percent in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 16.5 million, beating even the most optimistic projections from early in the year. The month was filled with good reasons for consumers to buy a new car or truck: big discounts, very little snow and gasoline prices falling like a rock....
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