Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

SUV

The Porsche Macan Turbo

At first, the idea of Porsche making a compact SUV seems like Heston Blumenthal opening a rib joint. Notwithstanding, Porsche's recipe for mixing a sports car with a small 4x4 were revealed on Tuesday when the company presented the new Macan SUV line to the world at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  Read More

Land Rover's Silk Road 2013 expedition

Hours after introducing its first-ever hybrid model back in August, Land Rover set out on a 10,472-mile (16,853-km) expedition across Europe and Asia. Fifty-three days later, the company is pleased to report that its world-first hybrid journey along the Silk Trail was successful.  Read More

Mitsubishi teases three new concepts

We didn't hear a peep from Mitsubishi at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, but the company plans a louder, bolder presence at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and has already announced a series of three green SUV concepts that it will reveal there.  Read More

Breathing new life into what was once a classic utility vehicle, Chinese auto manufacturer...

Chinese auto manufacturer Chery Motors is bringing back the Moke. The new version designed by Michael Young retains many of the original design features in addition to updated mechanics and safety provisions.  Read More

The first Range Rover hybrids have arrived in the form of the Range Rover Hybrid and Sport...

Just a few weeks after putting its Electric Defender through the rigors of field testing, Land Rover is highlighting its first-ever hybrid models. The Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Hybrid Sport will have a much surer track to market than the E-Defender prototype. In fact, they'll be available for order in less than a month.  Read More

The GLA-Class will premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

After showing the Concept GLA a few months ago, Mercedes is ready to drive the real thing to market. It has detailed its newest SUV ahead of its official world premiere at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The GLA-Class benefits from some of Mercedes' latest SUV tech, earning its place as the fifth SUV model line in the Mercedes stables.  Read More

Bentley's EXP 9 F, which debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Bentley showed the world what an ultra-premium SUV might look like at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Based upon the mixed reactions, it didn't seem clear if the world was really ready for an ultra-premium SUV – but it's going to get one. Bentley confirmed that it is moving ahead with production of what it says will be "the most powerful SUV in the market. It plans to launch the new model in 2016.  Read More

The 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Whether you believe BMW's claim of creating a new category of "sports activity vehicles" or not (we choose not), the BMW X5 has been quite a success story since launching in 1999. After selling some 1.3 million X5 models, BMW is ready to cut ribbon on the third generation of the SUV. The new X5 is only marginally removed from its predecessor in terms of looks and design, but it does boast some clear advantages, including the latest technological accoutrements.  Read More

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor turns SUV thanks to Hennessey

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one of the most rugged, off-road-capable pickup trucks out there. In fact, in a showdown of four of the most off-road-savvy pickups on Earth, PickupTrucks.com named the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor its winner, lauding it for one of the more dominant contest performances of 2012. Hennessey domesticates the four-door SuperCrew cab Raptor just a little, transforming it into the VelociRaptor SUV.  Read More

The Acura SUV-X debuts at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

From the boxy, gas-guzzling full-sized pickups-with-cabins of old, to the new generation of chunky, car-based crossovers, the "utility vehicle" is here to stay. The least auto manufacturers can do in that case is design models that are more visually dynamic than four-wheeled cargo crates or short, bloated station wagons. With the SUV-X concept, Acura attempts to take that next step by blending in some styling derived from its NSX supercar.  Read More

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