I want every car company to make an SUV. Ferrari. McLaren. Aston Martin. Bugatti. Pagani. The lot.
The basic gist the auto industry’s shift toward big honking vehicles is that, as a result of cheap gas and a decent economy, car buyers are now totally hooked on SUVs. But there’s an untold side to that equation, as an investigation by the Detroit Free Press and USA Today recently found: more pedestrian deaths, which…
Kyle’s E36 BMW M3 is doing what most German cars of that vintage do: rapidly fall apart and print repair bills. He’s ready to move on to something that can get him up the mountain for ski patrol duty. What car should he buy?
Crossovers and SUVs are all the rage—“all the rage” as in the lame way to say they’re what people call cool, and in that their astonishing sales numbers are causing a lot of rage among those of us who still appreciate small cars. But crossovers and SUVs are what sells, and the 2019 Acura RDX will be no different.
Ford announced that it’s killing off basically all of its cars in favor of crossovers and SUVs. No more cars, because large numbers of people won’t buy them. Only fat crossovers. Only ponderous SUVs. Because that’s all they want. But they are morons. I stand in objection to this, and so should you.
Two doors is the correct number for an SUV. And they should absolutely seat no more than six people. A bench in the front and a bench in the back, plus some room for a fishing pole and maybe a sleeping bag. You don’t need fancy gear or expensive tents, because you’re a tough SUV driver with two doors. The correct…
It is common for automakers from Europe, the U.S. and other parts of Asia to have cars specific to China’s fast-growing market. What’s not common, however, is for those cars to make it over to America. But that’s what Volkswagen is doing to satisfy our endless craving for crossovers soon, and when it debuts it’ll be…
Last year, Lamborghini broke down and joined most of the automotive world in catering to the public’s unrelenting obsession with large vehicles that’s choking other segments of the car market. It did that by debuting the Urus SUV, which, in the most shocking news ever, apparently has “terrific” sales so far.
There’s a book I’ve been reading from 1958, written by a man named John Keats (not this one), and called The Insolent Chariots. At its core, it’s a guy bitching about the absurd excesses of the American automotive industry in the 1950s, along with some wonderfully unhinged illustrations from Robert Osborn. But at this…
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is a noble effort in the quest to make the small crossover SUV/sports car mashup aesthetic work. It’s decent to drive, too. But don’t get too carried away convincing yourself that this is a family-friendly F-Type; the E-Pace’s value proposition is more about style than substance.
Right now, in America I think it’s easier to get an SUV than it is to get, say chlamydia. Pretty much every single car brand you can buy in the American market offers (or has real plans to offer in the near future) either an SUV or a crossover/CUV type of vehicle. But not all. There’s still a few holdouts.
The Ford Bronco may be coming back, but it looks like Land Rover will be leading the charge in the return of full-size two-door SUVs.
I think most of us now know that you shouldn’t leave things like laptops, phones or iPods in our cars. We still worry about people stealing our wheels, but our seats? Most people probably don’t think about that.
Since every other automaker has hooked a giant basketball pump up to its typical car design and inflated it into a big, awkward, hulking plague of a vehicle, even the luxury-supercar makers are getting on board. But McLaren isn’t into all of this. There won’t be a McLaren SUV, the company said.
“Grand Commander” has to be the highest-ranking name in the Jeep global lineup, at least until their rumored Renegade-derived Demigod crossover comes out. The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander is a China-only SUV with seating for seven, and will be formally revealed in April at the Beijing Auto Show. Our pals at Car News China
Hey friend, I know your style. You absolutely must buy a luxury SUV and you want a diesel motor with all the torque to pull your car. Well, I’ve got some good news for you. Now that there is an approved fix for some Audi/VW 3.0-liter TDI models, you can score one up to 30 percent off.