Back when Cadillac was digging in on its product offensive with new, world-class sedans like the CTS and the ATS, what outsold them? The old, weak SRX crossover. It’s what people want, and it’s what Cadillac is now giving to them, including a new, smaller XT4.
This is the new Hyundai Kona EV, announced today, looking every bit like the kind of car an automaker would be building in this Tesla-versus-everybody world. But wait.
The new Lexus UX isn’t supposed to debut until March 6, but it appears Lexus is so excited about this crossover—yeah, crossovers! exciting!—that it released a photo an entire week early. Lexus calls the UX its “first urban crossover” and ... wait, holy shit, have you seen those fenders? What exactly is going on here?
Volkswagen, seemingly unmoved by the extremely divisive and weak-selling Nissan Murano Crosscabriolet, announced plans to introduce a new convertible model based on its recently revealed T-Roc crossover in 2020. That’s right, folks, time is a circle and so we’re doing the convertible crossover thing again.
While some of us think the weakness in Subaru’s lineup is a lack of a five-door WRX, the vast majority of buyers were clamoring for a bigger Outback with three-rows of seats. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is here for that, and it’s also here to print money.
Alfa Romeo has a colorful history of making some beautiful coupes and sedans, but in 2018 the automaker knows what sells, and that’s crossovers. Of course, a modern Alfa buyer doesn’t want just any crossover—they want one with 505 furious horsepower, so the top-shelf Stelvio will set them back some serious coin.
Right now, in America I think it’s easier to get an SUV than it is to get, say chlamydia. Pretty much every single car brand you can buy in the American market offers (or has real plans to offer in the near future) either an SUV or a crossover/CUV type of vehicle. But not all. There’s still a few holdouts.
Sixteen years ago now, the Honda Passport, a strange and somewhat beloved SUV that was actually built by Isuzu, died. Now, according to Automotive News, the Passport might be coming back.
Since every other automaker has hooked a giant basketball pump up to its typical car design and inflated it into a big, awkward, hulking plague of a vehicle, even the luxury-supercar makers are getting on board. But McLaren isn’t into all of this. There won’t be a McLaren SUV, the company said.
Are you tired of seeing small Mercedes crossovers everywhere yet? No? Great, because more are headed our way.
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Acura has never been more American than it is now. After three straight years of selling more than 50,000 RDXs here, we’re getting the first one designed and developed in the States in the form of the 2019 Acura RDX.
Lexus understands that a modern flagship should be a massive, comfy, opulent SUV, so it introduced the LF-1 Limitless Concept at the Detroit Auto Show.
Peter has a Porsche Cayman and was until recently dating someone with a Subaru Forester. This made for a good combination of cars. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last and now Peter’s Porsche is a bit too small for hauling the dog and other things. What car should he buy?
The 2018 Subaru Ascent is an eight-seater crossover designed to climb the mountain of crossovers and crush them all. Hop in kids, time to activate our growing family’s lifestyle.
Look, I get that most of you don’t really like this whole crossover vehicle craze. But the facts are CUVs pay the bills, and if we want automakers like Mazda to have the R&D funds to focus on enthusiast cars they’ve got to move CUVs. Mazda says they have a new CUV in the works that will likely slot between the CX-5…
Lexus RX crossovers are many. Lexus RX crossovers are legion. You can run, but you can’t hide. Because you will see 12 of them crammed in a 10-spot parking lot, we had to see if the latest one was any good. However, it was weirdly disappointing, and not just because it’s a crossover. After driving one for a week I…
The bad news is that we’ve known Lotus was likely going to plunge into the crossover craze for a while now. This new patent rendering seems to show they’re getting pretty far along with the concept, but it shouldn’t be anything to worry about.
When the BMW X5 happened, I said alright, sure. Then came the X3. Again, I said, fine. After that, we got the X6. Uh, OK. I’ll play along. My head is still spinning from the X1 and the X4 and now there’s an all-new X2 coming and I’m like, ahhh you guys sure about this one?
Right now, Volkswagen offers three SUVs for the American market: the Touareg (dead), the Atlas and the Tiguan. And as you already know, Americans can’t get enough of these SUV things. So why doesn’t Volkswagen seem like it has plans to offer the new, 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV/crossover to us Americans?