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'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.
Your spotter's guide to this year's Swiss expo. The automotive world will turn its attention to Geneva, Switzerland this week, as the biggest auto show of 2017 (so far) prepares to kick off. Unlike Detroit and Chicago, the Geneva show features all global brands, not to mention a ton of specialty tuners. There is going to be a ton of news coming out of Geneva this week, and we’ll bring it all to you, live. Follow along on our Geneva Motor Show landing page for everything. Here’s a preview look at everything we’re expecting to see. Alpine A110Alpine’s back, baby. After years of teasing, the French marque has revived its beloved sports car in the form of the A110, honoring the model with the same name that was produced between 1961 and 1977. Apart from the obvious, and beautiful, retro design cues, it’s rumored to weigh just 2,204 pounds (1,000 kilograms) and produce as much as 300 horsepower. We’ll know all the details for sure … [Read more...] about 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Everything we know
Do you like it? It looks like the Volkswagen core brand isn’t the only big automaker changing its corporate logo as Kia will probably be doing the same in the near future. Several trademark applications from November 26 reveal a long overdue interpretation of the Kia badge that arguably does a better job of illustrating how the brand has greatly evolved in the last decade. Designed in red and black flavors, the application for the stylized KIA avatar was made back at home with the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS). The fields for the registration date and application publish date are both empty, which means Kia has yet to receive the stamp of approval from the local authorities, but that’s likely only a matter of time. Digging deeper into the search results provided by KIPRIS reveals Kia actually initially applied for these two logos on July 19. While VW’s new logo is more of the same, it’s an entirely different … [Read more...] about Kia Trademark Application Shows New Logo Could Finally Arrive
Chevy doesn't have anything planned for the upcoming 2019 NAIAS. Corvette C8 Officially Revealed: C8 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Previewed At End Of Reveal 2020 Chevy Corvette Will Start Under $60,000 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Unveiled As Mid-Engine Rocket 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Vs 1990 CERV III: Surprisingly Similar 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Vs. Its Predecessors 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Vs. Its Primary Competitors We’ve been bombarding you with stories about the once-elusive mid-engined Corvette and it looks like the road to reveal is even longer. That’s because the C8 will not attend the 2019 North American International Auto Show, with a company representative telling GM Authority that Chevy won’t be bringing its highly anticipated sports car to Detroit. As a matter of fact, the company with the bowtie emblem does not have any debuts planned for NAIAS, be it a car or an SUV. Gallery: Mid-engined Chevy Corvette … [Read more...] about Mid-Engined Corvette Unlikely To Show Up In Detroit