Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec

Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec

Could a specific vehicle give electric cars the breakthrough they need to reach the mass market? So far, neither the world's highest-selling battery-electric model—the Nissan Leaf—nor the Tesla Model S, starting at $75,000, has sold in mainstream U.S. volumes. You might ballpark that... read more

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Mitsubishi eX Concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Over the last several years, U.S. sales of utility vehicles, from small crossovers to hulking truck-based SUVs, have surged. Meanwhile, passenger cars—sedans... read more March 15, 2018 by

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the... read more March 14, 2018 by

Camouflaged 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV on stage at 2018 Geneva auto show

Audi e-tron electric SUV appears in camouflage at Geneva show, on city roads

The Geneva auto show was expected to offer the first head-to-head comparison between the first two all-electric SUVs models from European luxury brands, both starting... read more March 7, 2018 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover priced from $70,495 in U.S.

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the brand's first-ever production electric car, made its debut last Thursday before the Geneva auto show. At that time, only U.K. pricing was... read more March 6, 2018 by

Drag race between 2019 Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X 75D electric cars  [video: Jaguar]

Jaguar I-Pace beats Tesla Model X in electric car drag-race video

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace SUV that debuted Thursday beat all the German luxury makes to the punch in launching a viable competitor to the looks and capabilities of electric cars... read more March 3, 2018 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover debuts in production trim; estimated 240-mile range

Total sales by Jaguar Land Rover are a fraction of those by its rivals Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Arguably, that has required the British luxury maker to be more agile and... read more March 1, 2018 by

Honda CR-V Hybrid introduced at 2017 Shanghai auto show

Honda CR-V Hybrid to launch in Europe; still no word on US or Canada

The Honda CR-V Hybrid, a more fuel-efficient version of the company's best-selling compact crossover, has been around for almost a year now. It's on sale in China, announced... read more March 1, 2018 by

2019 Lexus UX

Lexus UX smaller crossover peeks out before Geneva auto show

The global new-vehicle market is moving toward crossover utility vehicles and SUVs, along with vehicles that look like them. Now the production version of another crossover... read more February 28, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric debuts before Geneva show; 292-mile range from top model

The lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market. And where there's a gap, aggressive South Korean... read more February 28, 2018 by

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (European model), to debut at 2018 Geneva auto show

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV updates for Europe to debut in Geneva

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a huge success in Europe, selling more than 100,000 copies there over several years. As the first and least expensive plug-in hybrid... read more February 23, 2018 by

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline... read more February 8, 2018 by

Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The... read more February 5, 2018 by

Jaguar I-Pace prototype

2019 Jaguar I-Pace to debut before Geneva; cold-weather testing video released

Jaguar Land Rover was a relatively late arrival to the luxury electric-car game, revealing its plans in the form of a concept car only at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. But... read more January 31, 2018 by

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro preview

Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its... read more January 31, 2018 by

2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

Today's BMW i3 to evolve into lower-tech, higher-volume 2022 BMW iX1 SUV: report

Model naming conventions that are clear, consistent, and easy to understand across decades are a crucial part of explaining a vehicle lineup to buyers. By and large, German... read more January 24, 2018 by



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