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
With each passing day, the new posh SUV is revealing more and more of its design. Revealed: 2018 Volvo XC60: 407-hp hybrid in a stylish new wrapper In the latest round of teasers, Volvo is showing off the XC60’s taillight design in detail to reveal a more modern look compared to the outgoing model’s clusters. We can easily observe that unlike on the bigger XC90, the LED strip extends onto the trunk lid as a way to make the new SUV seem wider when viewed from behind. Here's a taillights comparison between the new XC60 (left) and the XC90 (right): Another teaser image released by the Geely-owned marque allows us to have a better look at the front grille, albeit the render has been thoroughly tweaked to make the front fascia prettier. The third and last teaser shows a significant section of the SUV’s front, including the elegant headlights with the “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights as seen on the bigger cars from … [Read more...] about 2018 Volvo XC60 virtual striptease continues with three new teasers
It’ll be a smidge longer than the Suzuki Jimny. Over the last few years, Jeep has hustled to update and expand its lineup, riding the wave of crossover popularity. But Jeep’s not done yet. Not only are there two larger, three-row SUVs coming – Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer – the company is also planning to launch an “ultra-compact” crossover in 2022, according to Auto Express. The publication spoked with Jeep European Head of Brand Marketing Marco Pigozzi, who spilled the tiny can of beans about the new model. The mini Jeep will slot below the Jeep Renegade in the brand’s lineup, which likely means we may not see it in the U.S. It’ll compete against the likes of the Suzuki Jimny, even though it’ll be slightly longer than that model. However, it’s shorter than the new Nissan Juke that Europeans continue to enjoy. Pigozzi said the new model would still meet the brand’s high standards for off-road … [Read more...] about Jeep ‘Ultra Compact’ Crossover Coming In 2022