The basic gist the auto industry’s shift toward big honking vehicles is that, as a result of cheap gas and a decent economy, car buyers are now totally hooked on SUVs. But there’s an untold side to that equation, as an investigation by the Detroit Free Press and USA Today recently found: more pedestrian deaths, which…
As I was gallivanting around Manhattan this weekend, I spotted, on two separate occasions, a Volvo S60 Cross Country. In the days since I decided this is what the future of sedans looks like.
With sales plummeting, major nameplates being cancelled and the world collectively switching to crossover, the modern sedan is fading toward irrelevancy. It’s about damn time. Good riddance.
Crossovers and SUVs are all the rage—“all the rage” as in the lame way to say they’re what people call cool, and in that their astonishing sales numbers are causing a lot of rage among those of us who still appreciate small cars. But crossovers and SUVs are what sells, and the 2019 Acura RDX will be no different.
Mitsubishi is out to ruin every ounce of goodwill its fanbase may have left for the company, and the worst part is, it’s completely unnecessary. Not content to drag the good Eclipse name down by slapping it onto a meh crossover, they’re reportedly going to call a new crossover the Lancer, too, sullying our good…
Americans stumble across the landscape in a love-drunk stupor borne out of our archnemesis, the crossover. “Give me unusually heavy and tall wagons that are okay at a lot of things but truly great at not much,” they cry. And because of the insatiable hunger, the Chevy Sonic, the Chevy Impala, the Ford Fiesta, and the…
There’s a new Lincoln Aviator coming and it’s a more interesting vehicle than you’d think. The outside says Range Rover, the inside says Mercedes and under the skin is a new rear-wheel drive unibody we haven’t seen yet.
It’s evident that Cadillac aims to print money with the new, smallish XT4 crossover, but that’s not because it’s going to be obnoxiously expensive. The car debuted at the New York Auto Show on Tuesday, and Cadillac says it’s starting out at a somewhat unexpectedly low price of $35,790.
It is common for automakers from Europe, the U.S. and other parts of Asia to have cars specific to China’s fast-growing market. What’s not common, however, is for those cars to make it over to America. But that’s what Volkswagen is doing to satisfy our endless craving for crossovers soon, and when it debuts it’ll be…
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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