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The Porsche Macan S nails the sports crossover sweet-spot

The Porsche Macan S nails the sports crossover sweet-spot

It's no secret that Porsche's SUVs have been quietly underwriting the automaker's more enthusiast-focused cars for some time now. Models like the Cayenne and Macan have found a healthy audience of drivers seeking the driving experience and the badge of a Porsche, but who need more practicality than from, say, a Cayman. You could call it compromise, but spend some time in the Porsche Macan S and you might start to wonder if it's the sports car drivers that are missing out.

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo release date detailed as EV range grows

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo release date detailed as EV range grows

Porsche has dated its second all-electric car, the Taycan Cross Turismo, giving the Taycan EV its first derivative in the shape of a crossover. The launch comes after three different versions of the Tesla-rivaling Taycan, and will pave the way for another all-electric Porsche with a more familiar name for fans of the brand.

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive: Strategically Green

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive: Strategically Green

You'd be forgiven for not realizing the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid was, well, a hybrid, and that's by design. Side by side with the gas-only crossover, this freshly electrified version bears all the hallmarks of simply being a fancier trim. The Honda badge is now blue-edged, while the rear bumper is different and hides the tailpipe; Touring trim splashes on some extra chrome, too. It all begs the question: how loud does your hybrid really need to be?

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2020 Porsche Macan GTS returns with more power on tap

2020 Porsche Macan GTS returns with more power on tap

Porsche's crossover SUV is getting a performance bump, with the 2020 Macan GTS adding the Gran Turismo Sport badge for the first time. Promising 375 horsepower - up 15 hp from the old model - the Macan GTS now does 0-60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds.

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BMW X3 xDrive30e is a plug-in hybrid SUV made in America

BMW X3 xDrive30e is a plug-in hybrid SUV made in America

BMW is adding a plug-in hybrid version of its X3 compact crossover, with the BMW X3 xDrive30e promising all-wheel drive along with the ability to motor on just electric power alone. The latest iteration of the X3 range comes ahead of a fully-electric version of the crossover, which BMW says will be available alongside conventional ICE and PHEV models.

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Volvo Recharge explained: A big bet and tough decisions on electric cars

Volvo Recharge explained: A big bet and tough decisions on electric cars

The Volvo XC40 Recharge may look familiar but, like the taste of Swedish pickled herring, the impact of the new all-electric crossover could be lasting. Revealed today - well in advance of its arrival on US dealer forecourts - the XC40 Recharge will sit at the top end of the 40 Series and be a car of firsts for Volvo. Read on for six things you need to know about Volvo's huge EV shake-up.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge all-electric crossover revealed: Range, Speed, Tech, Price

Volvo XC40 Recharge all-electric crossover revealed: Range, Speed, Tech, Price

Volvo has revealed its first all-electric crossover, the fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, the first vehicle of the automaker's grand plan to shift to electrification. As the name suggests, the XC40 Recharge puts its plug-in credentials front and center, with a range of more than 400 kilometers (249 miles) on the WLTP cycle, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair First Drive: Upending your crossover preconceptions

2020 Lincoln Corsair First Drive: Upending your crossover preconceptions

The Navigator and Aviator have a baby brother, but while the 2020 Lincoln Corsair may be smaller on the asphalt, it arrives with an outsized personality. Replacing the dreary, forgettable MKC is, on paper, straightforward. Doing so in a way that doesn't dilute the work Lincoln has done to position itself the flag-bearer of New American Luxury, in a fierce premium crossover segment, well that's quite another thing.

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2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

It's easy to get confused by the badging on the 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered. Once a separate tuning firm for Volvo, Polestar then got bought up and brought in-house, only to be subsequently spun off as a standalone maker of performance-electric cars. Among the details of that final deal are plenty of Volvo parts headed into the upcoming Polestar 1 and Polestar 2, while in return Polestar contributes its know-how for feistier versions in Volvo's range.

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Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe will bring style explosion in 2020

Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe will bring style explosion in 2020

Infiniti automotive, the luxury division of Japan’s Nissan, announced today the birth of a new crossover coming to its lineup of luxury vehicles. Infiniti plans to deliver the production-ready QX55 luxury sport utility coupe by next summer, telling us it's aiming to occupy the intersection of art, design, engineering, and technology.

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2019 Audi Q3 USA-spec first drive: Loyalty pledge

2019 Audi Q3 USA-spec first drive: Loyalty pledge

Audi's strategy with the 2019 Q3 SUV may be simple, but it's playing the long game. Give owners a taste of that sweet four-rings goodness, get them hooked, and then turn them into lifelong Audi fans. The compact luxury crossover category represents rich pickings, too, if you can get those first impressions just right.

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2020 Cadillac XT5 adds turbo-4 plus Sport option with trick-AWD

2020 Cadillac XT5 adds turbo-4 plus Sport option with trick-AWD

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has had a refresh, and with the compact luxury SUV being the automaker's global best-seller, it had to get the details right. Now nestling in-between the smaller XT4 and the upcoming XT6, the revamped XT5 gets a new engine option for the 2020 model year, along with a longer list of standard features, and Cadillac's two-pronged approach to luxury and performance.

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