It seems Mercedes has forgotten about the middle letter in SUV. Certainly, the designers of the three-pointed star's latest four-wheel drive didn't seem overly concerned with utility when they cut into rear-seat headroom, bootspace and visibility to create the GLC Coupe, which takes a sensible family soft-roader and turns it into a high-riding, BMW X4-style couple for buyers apparently more concerned with form than function.Read More
Mercedes has been taking full advantage of AMG's tuning capabilities since it took a controlling interest in the brand in 1990, but it's taken until 2016 for the German giant to fully harvest the marketing potential of Affalterbach's work. The release of the GLC 43 4MATIC continues the rollout of less powerful AMG cars that trade on the tuning house's performance credibility, but don't offer the full-fat V8 experience it's famous for.Read More
Toyota recently announced what it's calling a significant enhancement to its Highlander (aka Kluger) mid-size crossover SUV lineup. Destined for a more complete reveal at the New York International Auto show later this month, the updated Highlander range will feature the availability of an all new powertrain, a more powerful engine, and room for up to eight passengers.Read More
Whether we're talking supercars or concept cars, "cars" is the operative word at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with larger vehicles like trucks and vans playing more of a supporting role at the show. But that doesn't mean they aren't making their presence known. There's a new six-wheeled version of the recently retired Land Rover Defender, a hybridized Volkswagen T6, a cool, little beach buggy called "Bee-Bee," and more.
As tightening emissions regulations push car manufacturers towards turbocharging across the range, there are two words that make the world's car enthusiasts nervous: turbo lag. Audi thinks it solved that problem with its new SQ7, which packs an electric compressor in with two traditional turbochargers.Read More
Convertible sport utilities are a tough sell, as most automakers know. Most enter the game and then quietly bow out amid the giggles and snickering. Volkswagen is now taking a turn, though only in conceptual form, with the new T-Cross Breeze concept debuting at Geneva.Read More
Audi has revealed yet another compact SUV, aimed at winning the hearts and wallets of style-savvy urbanites. The Q2 will slot in below the Q3 in the Audi lineup, and goes into battle armed with a high tech virtual dashboard, a raft of Mini-style personalization options and the latest range of economical engines from the Volkswagen Group.Read More
Jeep, arguably the company that pioneered the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, will use the upcoming Geneva International Auto Show to showcase its 75-year history. The company will debut the new Cherokee Overland and the Grand Cherokee SRT Night, and limited edition anniversary models of its entire lineup as part its diamond anniversary celebrations.Read More
After years of waiting, the "Maserati of SUVs" is finally here. Maserati released the first pictures and details of the Levante ahead of the model's 2016 Geneva Motor Show debut. And like that, the premium SUV segment balloons ever larger.
SsangYong, a longstanding Korean manufacturer of SUVs, will unveil two different vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show. The Tivoli XLV is an extended version of its popular Tivoli model, and the SIV-2 is a concept crossover the company is calling a "mild hybrid."Read More
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