crossovers

BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Cancels Plug-in Buick Based On Vue, Announces Replacement

The web has spoken, and GM listened. Or at least that's part of the story behind the cancellation of the Saturn Vue-based 2011 Buick plug-in crossover hybrid previewed during GM's technology event a couple weeks ago. According to many sources, including Christopher Barger, GM's social media guru...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson Teaser
Frankfurt Teasers: Hyundai Previews 2010 Tucson

From the Genesis to the Equus, Hyundai has been leaping and bounding forward in its quality, design and marketing, and now its next generation of SUVs and crossovers is getting ready to hit the show floor at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as part of its preparation for a very busy 2010. The first up...Read More»

2009 Ford Edge Sport
2011 Ford Explorer Won't Replace Ford Edge

There's a 2011 Ford Explorer in the pipeline for America's largest independent automaker. Does that mean the Ford Edge is edging toward history? Not according to Ford. A spokesman confirms to TheCarConnection that the 2011 Ford Explorer due next year will be joined by a revamped Ford Edge not too...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the Saturn Vue is getting a three-shields makeover. GM released an image of the new Buick crossover's grille. Which looks a whole lot...Read More»

Volvo XC60 R
Volvo XC60 R-Design: Big Wheels Keep On Turning

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is a handsome, comfortable crossover vehicle--and a highly rated one, scoring an 8.2 in TheCarConnection.com's road test rating. And yet, even though its out-of-the-box good looks are just hitting showrooms around the U.S., Volvo's tweaking the XC60's appearance and handling...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says the 2009 Audi Q5 is among the safest vehicles on the road. The IIHS--an insurance industry-funded testing body that crash-tests new vehicles--says the 2009 Q5 earns "good" ratings in all three of its tests. The agency uses front-end...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Driven: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

The best vehicles exude character befitting the vehicle's brand. Character doesn't magically appear by some accidental assemblage of parts. A vehicle's character comes from engineers and designers who know, systemically, what the vehicle should look and feel like. This is why luxury drips from the...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
2010 GMC Terrain Bows In New York With Class-Leading MPG

Today GMC announces the arrival of its new small crossover, the 2010 Terrain, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. Using a platform shared with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain is set to slot into GMC’s lineup as the little brother to the successful Acadia full-size...Read More»

Hyundai HCD-11 Concept
Hyundai Nuvis HCD-11 Crossover Concept For New York

Hyundai will present a concept called the Nuvis HCD-11 at next week's New York Auto Show. It's meant to provide a glimpse at a new crossover the South Korean company has in its product pipeline. Styling was done by Hyundai's studio in California, ensuring this is a distinctly American-flavored...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer will abandon the current vehicle's truck chassis in favor of a lighter car-based architecture. Ford has indeed confirmed...Read More»

2009 Acura ZDX Concept
Acura ZDX Bows in New York Auto Show

Acura has been releasing a slow stream of teaser images - with no details, save for the name "ZDX" - of a vehicle that is to be shown at the New York Auto Show and appears to be a low-slung crossover along the lines of BMW's SAC (Sports Activity Coupe), the X6. The latest image (we over-exposed it...Read More»

VW Polo Hatchback Rendering
VW Polo Sedan, Hatchback Slated For U.S. Production In 2011

Volkswagen has decided that small cars will only rise in prominence as fuel prices inevitably climb again. As such, they've decided to bring the new Polo to the U.S., which will slot beneath the Rabbit in VW's American lineup. However, for U.S. duty, they've made some tweaks to the vehicle that...Read More»

2009 Acura ZDX Concept
Third Tease For Acura's NYC Crossover; to be named MSX?

Acura has been releasing a slow stream of teaser images - with no details - of a vehicle that appears to be a low-slung crossover along the lines of BMW's SAC (Sports Activity Coupe), the X6. This third image shows a sloping rear profile even more dramatic than the X6; from this hazy image, it...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Hamsters Abandon Wheels For Kia Soul's 'New Way To Roll' Ad

It's drive day for the 2010 Kia Soul in Miami, Florida. They're attempting to convince us that the new five-passenger hatch "playfully stands out in a sea of sameness," and isn't just another little crossover commuter ant. Helping them get their point across is a trio of impressive CG hamsters...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul, 'A New Way To Roll,' Starts At $13,300

As Scion's edginess ebbs, Kia is moving in for the kill with the five-passenger Soul, on sale now at Kia dealerships across the U.S. The base five-door, five-passenger Soul will begin at $13,300, moving to $14,950 for the Soul+, and $16,950 for both the Soul! and Soul sport. Gr8 model names...Read More»

Honda Crosstour CUV
Does Honda Need an Accord Crossover?

I used to see prototype vehicles quite often while driving past the Milford (Mich.) Proving Grounds on my way to and from work every day. I always love catching a glimpse of what all those brilliant minds are working on, and love trying to figure out what they're testing. Usually whatever is...Read More»

Kia No 3 Concept
Kia's Soul Sister, MPV Concept 'No 3' At Geneva Motor Show

Kia will display a small MPV concept, the "No 3 Concept Car," at the Geneva Motor Show which kicks off March 3. They told us little about the handsome 13.2-foot, matt Titanium Gray vehicle with contrasting gloss-white accents, but to serve Europe's obsession with low-emissions and high frugality...Read More»

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