Crossover

2011 Ford Explorer: Spy Shots
2011 Ford Explorer: Spy Shots

Earlier this year, Ford showed a concept car that predicted how its next Explorer would look--softer, a little smaller, and definitely car-based. Now the first spy shots of the 2011 Ford Explorer are floating around--and it looks more certain than ever that the Explorer is ditching its truck roots...Read More»

iPhone
iPhone Tapped to Bolster 2009 Ford Flex Sales

Hoping to ride the wave of massive popularity enjoyed by Apple's iPhone, Ford is pumping up its 2009 Flex crossover with a new iPhone application, reports the Detroit Free Press. Called Flex Photo Lab, the app allows users to alter photos on the iPhone or learn more information about Ford's 2009...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
GM Revamps Spring Hill for Chevy Traverse Production

GM proudly announces--with Chevy Traverse crossovers now rolling off the line--that the conversion of its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant was "one of GM's fastest from plan development to product rolling off the line." The automaker has spent the last 12 months and some $600 million readying the...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex SE
Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9 Earn Consumer Reports' Accolades

In a test that included 17 mid-size SUVs, Consumer Reports placed the new Ford Flex in fourth place and the upgraded Mazda CX-9 in fifth. On the other hand, the redesigned Honda Pilot fell to 11th place, surpassed by the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Hyundai Veracruz, Buick Enclave, and Ford Taurus X...Read More»

2011 MINI Crossman Concept (2008 Paris auto show)
2011 MINI Crossman: The Paris Concept Is Here

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The darling of different, the MINI, is ever so slowly creeping toward Maxi. "Continuing its overwhelming story of success," says parent BMW, the MINI brand releases its Crossover Concept today at the Paris auto show, alongside BMW's X1 crossover concept. The...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
Toyota to Display Tricked-Out Venzas at SEMA

Remember when Buick hired DUB magazine to pimp out a Lucerne, pushing that blue-hair-mobile about 40 ounces away from true street cred? It was like "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" remixed with some extra bass and the Buick tri-shield. Don't laugh, Lil Scrappy was sportin' one a few years back...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
Spy Shots: 2010 Saab 9-4X

These are the best and most revealing spy photos of the new smaller SUV from Saab, the 9-4 X. The 2010 9-4 X will symbolize “the new Saab” and has been developed from the start to fit into the brand's portfolio--unlike recent offerings the 9-7X and 9-2X. The design is the product of Saab...Read More»

2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man WRX Angular Rear Exterior View
New Subaru Diesel Bows in Paris

Cautious in its decision to go diesel in the U.S., Subaru is releasing its new 2.0-liter turbodiesel horizontally opposed (boxer) four-cylinder in the Euro-spec Forester and Impreza, which will be previewed at the Paris auto show. European buyers will be able to get their hands on the Forester...Read More»

2008 Saturn Outlook XR
GM Recalls Nearly 1M Vehicles

Nearly one million GM SUVs, trucks, and passenger cars are involved in a windshield wiper fluid system recall that has led to nine reports of fires but no reported injuries. Some 850,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the U.S., and nearly another 100,000 were sold in Canada, Mexico, and the...Read More»

2008 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Angular Front Exterior View
IIHS Gives GM Crossovers the "Top" Nod

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)--the industry-funded group that mashes cars into walls so that you don't have to--says GM's big crossover vehicles are so good at protecting passengers, they're giving them the Top Safety Pick designation. The TSP award goes to cars and trucks that...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
2010 Lincoln MKT Shows a Little More Skin

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you a new batch of spy photos of the 2010 Lincoln MKT--then we brought you the scoop on Ford's production plans for the new Lincoln crossover from a secret backgrounder held during the Pebble Beach Concours. Today, WorldCarFans is showing off the latest spy shots of...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
IIHS Hands Out "Good" Ratings to Compact Utes

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Escape, and the 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue, have earned a "good" rating from the insurance industry's crash-testing outfit. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that the quartet of cute-utes gets the top rating for their...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Portico
Spy Shots: 2010 Hyundai Portico

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught the new 2010 Hyundai Portico crossover testing in the California desert. Originally shown in concept form at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show, the production Portico pictured here is expected to reach the market as a 2010 model, slotting in above Hyundai's Santa...Read More»

2008 Lincoln MKT Concept
2010 Lincoln MKT Gets Green Light

Ford says the 2010 Lincoln MKT has the green light for production, and will be shown off at January's Detroit auto show. The MKT is based on a concept from last year's Detroit show. A three-row crossover, the MKT is derived from the mechanical set that also spawned the 2009 Ford Flex, but Lincoln...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX: First Official Photos

These are the first official photos of the 2010 Cadillac SRX, just released by General Motors. There's not much information in the brief press release issued along with the photos, but you can expect the SRX to show up at the Los Angeles auto show in November, along with the new CTS Sport Wagon...Read More»

2008 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Highlander Adds Four-Cylinder

A four-cylinder engine joins the 2009 Toyota Highlander lineup, giving the automaker a three-engine range in the popular crossover as well as a fuel-saving option. The new engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Running on regular fuel, the new engine...Read More»

2009 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Convertible: Yep, It's Real

There's nothing more than a nod and wink from deep inside Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., but that Murano Convertible rumored on other Web sites is in fact a reality. A ragtop Murano doesn't sound like a logical product step, but TheCarConnection.com's own sources confirm it's a model in...Read More»

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee Making Room for New Crossover

Say good-bye to the Jeep Grand Cherokee--at least in its current, stand-alone architecture form. Both the Detroit News and the Wall Street Journal report today that Chrysler president Tom LaSorda confirms his company will spend almost $2 billion to retool its Jefferson North plant to build a new...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox Spy Shot
2010 Chevrolet Equinox Spied!

Although a single semi-official image has been released of the 2010 Chevy Equinox, GM test teams have continued to run heavily camouflaged prototypes on public roads and even within GM test tracks.  That changed today, when a fully uncovered prototype hit one of General Motors' internal test...Read More»

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