The midsize SUV goes by the name of eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long (XAVL). A major European auto show is right around the corner, so it comes as no surprise that SsangYong is gearing up to introduce a new concept for an SUV. This time around, it’s a midsize vehicle with a design that takes inspiration from the second-generation Korando sold between 1996 and 2006. At the same time, the new concept serves as a follow-up to the XAV (pictured below) introduced back in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Revealed: Ssangyong XAVL Concept blends minivan and CUV in chiseled package As with previous concepts from SsangYong, the latest showcar has a really awkward name: eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long (XAVL). The South Korean marque sees its newest creation as a combination between the ruggedness of an SUV and the practicality and roominess of an MPV. It seats up to seven people inside where there are very few physical buttons. Instead, a touchscreen … [Read more...] about SsangYong teases yet another SUV concept
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It turns out, diesel is not dead yet. Some Volvo owners like to install bigger and much more powerful combustion engines in their old wagons, but the Swedish company is quickly embracing the electrification. It’s one of the automakers that currently have the widest range of hybrid vehicles, but that doesn’t mean that it has completely ditched the good old combustion motor. Or more precisely, the compression ignition engine. Almost all new Volvos are still offered with diesel powertrains and this won’t change in the next at least three to five years. In fact, the company has confirmed through its boss for Europe, Lex Kerssemakers, that one final generation of diesels is under development and will be released later this year.“We are launching the next-generation diesel in June. They normally last three to four years. So perhaps in five or six years, we will not offer diesel anymore,” he told Autocar, confirming diesels will … [Read more...] about Volvo To Launch Final Generation Of Diesel Engines In June
It's all about those sweet, sweet profits. Ford’s future product lineup will look sparse if you’re searching for a hatchback or a sedan. The Dearborn automaker plans to eliminate a slew of products – C-Max, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus – while focusing on the higher profits that come with crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. That means eliminating a majority of the brand’s sedans while leaving the Ford Mustang and all-new Ford Focus Active. Currently, Ford loses money on the Fiesta, Focus, and Fusion, according to The New York Times. “Over the next few years, the Ford car portfolio in North America will transition to two vehicles – the best-selling Mustang and the all-new Focus Active crossover coming out next year,” the company said today in its Q1 financial report. More About Ford's Future: Ford Allegedly Keeping Fusion Name Alive For Subaru Outback Rival Ford To End U.S. Focus Production In May; Taurus, Fiesta In … [Read more...] about Ford Will Focus On Trucks And SUVs, Only Offer Two Cars In U.S.
Bigger than a Tiguan but smaller than a Touareg, the Allspace hopes to be the Goldilocks of Volkswagen crossovers in Europe. European buyers with a need for hauling seven people will soon be able to add the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace to their shopping list. The long-wheelbase version of the VW CUV makes make a big arrival at the Geneva Motor Show next week after already having premieres in China and North America. By growing the standard Tiguan, the German brand gets a product that is bigger than the standard model but still 3.7 inches (94 millimeters) shorter than a Touareg. The Tiguan Allspace’s exterior looks a lot like its tinier sibling, but small changes help with utility. For example the rear doors are longer for making entry into the optional third row of seats a little easier. The designers also fit a longer hood as a way to balance out the model’s bigger proportions. More rugged buyers can spec an optional off-road version of the … [Read more...] about VW Tiguan Allspace arrives in Europe to spice up Geneva Motor Show
Meet the Crossland X, Opel's rival to the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. Following a short teaser campaign, Opel is welcoming the second member of its X range – the Crossland X, which joins the strong-selling Mokka X and effectively replaces the Meriva. The new crossover is positioned in the European B-segment and will be launched on the market later this year, rivaling the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. It will be offered exclusively with FWD. “Demand for small SUV and crossover models tailored for urban traffic is increasing significantly,” Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann comments. “The Crossland X with its combination of cool, SUV-inspired design, outstanding connectivity and high practicality represents a second strong competitor in this vehicle class next to our sporty Mokka X. Our agile Crossland X delivers on driving pleasure while oozing urban lifestyle, making it perfect for the city and escapes to the countryside.” At … [Read more...] about Opel’s new Crossland crossover has the X factor