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New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is supposed to be about, but parent company BMW is embracing it. The German automaker touts the 2017 Mini Countryman—the... read more

November 16, 2016 by -
 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7-seat SUV unveiled; plug-in hybrid coming, but when?

After many teases and concept-car previews, Volkswagen finally unveiled its much-discussed 7-seat crossover utility vehicle last night in Santa Monica, California. The 2018... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Green Car Reports' 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Tesla Model X

Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. The low, tiny 2008 Roadster, the sleek and Jaguar-esque 2012 Model S sedan, or the company's latest car... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

We've known for sometime that Audi will launch an all-electric utility vehicle in 2018, but there has been some confusion about what it will be called. It was widely believed... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid prototype

Plug-in hybrid next-generation Mini Countryman teased before launch

The next generation Mini Countryman crossover utility vehicle will be the brand's first model to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its parent company BMW has released teaser... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the only three-row hybrid crossover utility vehicle sold in the U.S. today. And for the 2017 model year, it's gotten some mild... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V crossover: more standard safety features, turbo engine

The 2017 Honda CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle was unveiled today, featuring more fuel-efficient powertrains, evolutionary styling ... and a volume knob for the radio... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Mercedes electric SUV concept for Paris: teaser video released

Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut an electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. The concept will likely preview one of what could be up to four... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep New Compass

New 2017 Jeep Compass unveiled, replaces old Compass and Patriot too

The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will replace both the current Compass small crossover and the related Patriot. It was unveiled at the Goiana, Pernambuco, plant in... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: better prospects than Pathfinder, Murano for small hybrid SUV?

As predicted several years ago by a now-departed member of the Nissan product team, the third of three hybrid SUVs has rolled out. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda 6

First the wagons went away; are family sedans next to vanish?

For several decades, the station wagon was the default car choice for most U.S. families. But now those families clamor for SUVs instead, and wagons are virtually nonexistent... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Purported Faraday Future test mule (Photo by Twitter user Everette Taylor)

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. So far, though, the company has divulged... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man 2.0i Grille

All-electric Subaru crossover utility vehicle coming in 2021: Japanese report

Subaru, to which auto writers often attach the adjective "quirky," has been a quiet success story in the U.S. market, which now provides almost half its global sales. The... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Model E hybrid, electric range to include crossover as well?

Two years ago, Ford successfully fought Tesla to retain legal use of the name "Model E"—the name Tesla Motors had proposed for what became the Model 3 electric car... read more August 16, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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