[I wonder where the Chevy Equinox Xtreme concept from 2003 is now? Photo Credit: GM]
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced that his company will turn the Kicks concept they trotted out at the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show into an actual car. Looks right between a Juke and a Murano with a little dash of “lifted Maxima.”
Today saw two small but stunning developments in the rightful victory of crossovers over cars: Infiniti’s US department killed the Q30 and they folded it into the QX30. This leads to two more interesting outcomes.
For years, America’s strongest brand in China has been Buick. Now, the tide of has turned, and we Americans will be buying Buicks made in China. It all starts with the new Buick Envision crossover.
Mazda finally gave the CX-9, a crossover that I consider to be quite underrated, a long overdue update. Now you have all the style and most of the fun of the CX-5, but with three rows of seats. The biggest criticism, it only has 250 horsepower, really people?
The 2017 Ford Escape has been completely redesigned with new engines and a new look. But the vehicle’s built around driver-aiding technology, and in particular, your phone.
Do you happen to be old and lazy enough to put a sloth to shame? I’m sorry, but the Infiniti Q30 is probably not the luxury car for you. Don’t worry, there’s always Lincoln. But if you’re young and active and looking for something different, Infiniti has a very compelling car for you.
Remember when the long-dead German car company Borgward came back? Yeah, well, as this New York Times profile reiterates today, it’s actually Chinese.
The big news for Infiniti’s 2016 QX50 crossover is an extra four inches of legroom in the back. With rear-wheel drive and terrible fuel economy, but more advertised horsepower than a rival Acura or Lexus. it’s billed as “the driver’s crossover.” In reality though, it’s no poor man’s Porsche Macan.
I’m about to put the Infiniti QX50 medium-sized crossover through the ringer; shuttling my make-believe family, running errands, and navigating the drive-thru. Want to hear about something specific? Let us know!
Here’s the first official naked picture of the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace. Could you possibly imagine a car more completely defined by What’s Hot Right Now?
Hot on the heels of promising Alfa Romeo will get a new sports car, a new pony, a new anything please god help this struggling lineup of dull cars, Fiat Chrysler states that Alfa Romeo will get an SUV in 2016.
“Cute little Cayenne you got there!” Yeah, keep laughing at this 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo. I can’t hear you over the sweet sound of the exhaust and perfect-click upshifts. Call it a big hatchback or a small SUV, I don’t care. I just want to drive it all day.
I must get this question about once a week. Seriously, what is wrong with you people? You know you need a minivan. You know the minivan is the best family hauling car for the money. Yet for some strange reason you have this complex about driving a van and would rather sacrifice convenience and flexibility so you can…
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC sure looks like a tidy little car, but to appeal to Americans it’s gotta have an “off-road mode,” amirite? Well you’re welcome to try it. If you want to turn your luxury crossover into this unbridled see-saw from hell! Good try little guy.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the newly-named second iteration of their outgoing smallish SUV the GLK. The new car sits on a 4.6” longer wheelbase, gets about 3 more cubic feet of cargo space and sheds 176 pounds. It’s also got a little more juice and... off-road ability.
Like most of you I was pretty excited about the new Jeep Renegade, and I don’t even really like crossovers. Jeep clearly had history and hype on its side when it launched the nameplate, but last month Honda crashed the crossover party with the HR-V and left Jeep in the dust. So how did they do it?
Why drive a Corolla when you can have a German sedan for less than $100 per month? Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen Jetta leases are $89/mo in some areas of the country, but is it really a deal if it’s a car no one wants? Perhaps VW should shred the cheap car image and look to a longroof to regain some sales.
[Lada built a car called the Tarzan in the ‘90s. It was a Samara with AWD from a Niva. Photo: Lada]