Tag: crossovers

Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […]

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Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover

Amid splashy introductions like that of the resurrected Toyota Supra, the 2020 Hyundai Venue‘s debut at the New York Auto Show was a different kind of affair. It’s an entry-level vehicle, at least as far as crossovers are concerned, and its lack of all-wheel drive might have some saying it doesn’t even belong in the […]

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Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […]

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QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’?

<img data-attachment-id="1580184" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris.jpg" data-orig-size="960,540" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Dodge Journey SE" data-image-description=" Image via FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1580184 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg” alt=”Image: 2017 Dodge Journey SE, via FCA” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This is not a knock on the usefulness […]

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Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development

<img data-attachment-id="1636048" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-e1538489218710.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1533030279","copyright":"","focal_length":"50","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.000625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Arctic White marque badge detail" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1636048 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Arctic White marque badge detail” width=”610″ height=”407″> Much of the news surrounding Mazda this past year has concerned […]

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Two Tribes: When a Suburban Crossover Owner Butts Heads With Urban/Environmental Advocates, Who Wins?

<img data-attachment-id="1670696" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="CX-5_skyactiv d" data-image-description=" mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1670696 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> That headline is only the second 1980s musical reference of the day, which might point to a lack […]

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Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […]

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Go Small: Eager to Boost Market Share, Kia Again Hints at a Tiny Ute

If Hyundai can do it, why not Kia? After the Korean automaker’s corporate sibling launched the A-segment Venue at this month’s New York Auto Show, Kia Motors is again hinting at a small, sub-Sportage utility vehicles that’s yet to arrive. Unlike the Venue, however, Kia’s planned entry won’t be of the front-drive-only variety. Speaking to […]

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Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022

A revamped version of a compact Lexus crossover that’s seen a fair bit of exposure on these digital pages will begin assembly in Ontario starting in early 2022, Toyota Canada has announced. We knew some sort of product announcement was scheduled to take place today after the automaker’s Canadian arm stopped and shook everyone in […]

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Chevrolet Traverse Update: Huge Crossover Ditches Small Engine

An “odd choice.” That’s how TTAC’s Timothy Cain characterized the Chevrolet Traverse RS when it first appeared in late 2017. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the apparently sportier version of Chevy’s full-size, three-row Traverse was a mid-range offering with blacked-out clothing  that hardly improved on the V6 model’s fuel economy. Available only in front-drive […]

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Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials

Hyundai’s new Venue is not a large vehicle. At 158.9 inches in length, the sub-subcompact crossover is 5.1 inches shorter than the already petite Kona and 5.9 inches shorter than the Elantra GT. Despite its modest length, the upcoming 2020 Venue, pegged as a cheaper entry point to the Hyundai crossover lineup, doesn’t make many […]

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Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache

While Lincoln’s compact MKC crossover sold reliably following its mid-2014 introduction, the still-vulnerable brand couldn’t let it grow stale in a hotly competitive segment. Thanks to shrinking sedan sales, Lincoln took a sales hit in 2018 as it awaited salvation in the form of the midsize, rear-drive Aviator — a vehicle designed to add heavily […]

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2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions

2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged four (235 hp @ 4,800 rpm, 258 lb-ft @ 1,650 rpm) Six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 27 city / 33 highway / 29 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 10.6 city / 8.5 highway / 9.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 20.3 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $38,910 US / $46,225 CAD […]

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Bridging the Gap: With Its Concept GLB, Mercedes-Benz Wants More Passengers in the Small CUV Space

Not everyone’s attention is on New York City this week. Half a world away, Auto Shanghai presents another stage for automakers to show off their upcoming models. For Mercedes-Benz, Shanghai serves as the venue for a new concept that appears almost ready to enter production: the Concept GLB. A quick perusal of MB’s naming strategy […]

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Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You?

Hyundai hopes the answer to that question, for a good number of young or otherwise cash-strapped buyers, is “yes.” As it performs a slow leak of its upcoming small Venue crossover ahead of the New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker wants would-be buyers to know the subcompact Kona won’t be the cheapest Hyundai crossover […]

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2020 Toyota Highlander Appears Ahead of New York Debut

Not content with releasing a high contrast, nearly blacked-out photo or rendering of its upcoming fourth-generation Highlander, Toyota decided to go all artsy-fartsy. In place of a single image, Toyota commissioned an artist to create a 3D art installation made up of 200 individual panels. Buyers, however, will be more interested in the actual, physical […]

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Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept

<img data-attachment-id="1668430" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,557" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="VW ID ROOMZZ TEASER" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-450×251.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-610×340.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668430″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-610×340.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”340″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-610×340.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-450×251.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-768×428.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER-120×67.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VW-ID-ROOMZZ-TEASER.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Seat works on bringing Volkswagen Group’s most-affordable EVs to market, the company’s namesake has devised […]

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Just a Reminder That There’s a New Ford Escape Coming

<img data-attachment-id="1667628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape.jpg" data-orig-size="770,553" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Escape" data-image-description=" Best-ever Escape performance, unrivaled flexibility and smart new technology. The all-new #FordEscape debuts April 2. pic.twitter.com/tUJ8R2F7Rq — Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 28, 2019 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667628 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” alt=”Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”438″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-768×552.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-120×86.jpg […]

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