Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller and somewhat boxier than the sleek Model S "sedan," which is actually a hatchback. But we've had some energetic discussions... read more

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2014 Nissan Cube

2014 Nissan Cube: The Last Year On Sale For Funky Tall Wagon

While Toyota's Scion xB really invented the modern "tall wagon" category, the runaway sales champion in the segment is the Kia Soul. And among the also-rans sits the... read more July 10, 2014 by 

2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon Reviewed

Lots of people want practical vehicles to haul families and their goods around, and increasingly small and fuel-efficient diesel engines are an option--albeit often an... read more June 6, 2014 by 

2014 Fiat 500L at twilight, upstate New York

2014 Fiat 500L: Gas Mileage Test Of New Tall Wagon

There aren't many cars like the 2014 Fiat 500L on the market today. It's a tall wagon, not a crossover, because all-wheel drive isn't available. And it shares only a name and... read more October 24, 2013 by 

2012 Toyota Yaris

Toyota's Green Autumn: 2012 Yaris, New Camry Hybrid, Prius V Wagon

While Toyota is still struggling to get itself entirely back to normal after the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the company has a number of new green... read more September 9, 2011 by  0

2011 Fisker Karma plug-in sports sedan at Fisker Santa Monica, July 2010, from WebRidesTV

Next Fisker Model: Wagon-Crossover At Frankfurt This Fall? (Video)

Fisker Automotive still hasn't seen fit to let more than a small handful of journalists drive its extended-range electric 2012 Fisker Karma luxury sports sedan, and not yet... read more August 4, 2011 by  5

Volvo V60 Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Wagon Coming At Geneva Motor Show

While working energetically on its C30 DRIVe Electric battery-electric vehicle, Swedish carmaker Volvo has also been developing green powertrains for its larger vehicles for... read more January 27, 2011 by  3

2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf: First Drive

The automotive world is tilting on its axis, and electric cars are about to become reality. Have you bought in, drunk the Kool-Aid? In other words, are you ready to drive a... read more July 28, 2010 by  2

2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Could Get 2013 Refresh

With yesterday's big news on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt price and the year-long nationwide sales launch of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, you'd think the news from Plug-In 2010 in San... read more July 28, 2010 by  2

2011 Nissan Leaf

Perry: Nissan Won't Lose Money on 2011 Leaf

Cutting-edge technology never comes cheaply. Automakers routinely subsidize it in new cars in new markets to gain a foothold, or even a competitive advantage--and still can... read more July 27, 2010 by  1

2010 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

2010 Scion XB: Quick Review

The 2010 Scion xB is a little more curvy than the previous model.  However, it still has that boxy look that you either love, or hate.  Some buyers will think it's a quirky... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf delay email

2011 Nissan Leaf Misses June 30 Deadline

We've been keeping you in the loop as High Gear Media--well, me in particular--angles to be among the first to drive and own the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car. Since Nissan... read more June 30, 2010 by  46

2011 Hyundai Elantra preview

2011 Elantra, 2012 Focus: 40 MPG Without Hybrid Fuss

Hybrid technology's responsible for those airy fuel economy numbers from the likes of the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius, but the 40-mpg barrier's about to be broken... read more June 28, 2010 by  4

2010 Honda Fit 5dr HB Auto Angular Front Exterior View

Will Honda Fit Hybrid Start a Price War?

  Reuters speculates this morning that a hybrid price war is about to break out between Honda and Toyota.  The initial skirmish, the bureau says, will come in Japan.  But... read more June 25, 2010 by  9

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Diesels And Hybrids: Green Goodness, Slow Sales?

Mercedes-Benz offers a clean-diesel Bluetec version of each of its large utility vehicles, the R-Class, GL-Class, and M-Class, along with a Hybrid version of the ML. But even... read more June 16, 2010 by  14

rendering of 2011 Toyota Prius Alpha people carrier from Japanese magazine

March Debut Expected For New 2012 Toyota Prius Alpha Minivan

Speculation about what models will join an expanded Toyota Prius lineup has run rampant since Toyota confirmed at January's Detroit Auto Show that it would add more body... read more May 27, 2010 by  1


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