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2018 Jaguar E-PACE First Drive: The crossover cub

2018 Jaguar E-PACE First Drive: The crossover cub

The world may have embraced the practical charms of the SUV but, as the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE demonstrates, there’s still room for experimentation when you’re building a compact crossover. Second in the automaker’s SUV line-up, and arriving just ahead of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, the new 2018 E-PACE is an unusually thoughtful take in a segment jam-packed with options. Indeed, a whole lot more thought has gone into the E-PACE than the tiny footprint might suggest.

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Volvo EV: What the all-electric Model 3 rival will look like

Volvo EV: What the all-electric Model 3 rival will look like

Volvo's first all-electric car will arrive in 2019 as an entirely new model, but it turns out the automaker has already shown us just what we can expect. The Swedish car company has a number of hybrids on the market already, combining four-cylinder gas engines with electric motors, but is working on its first entirely battery-electric, plug-in vehicle.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus has revealed its new vision of a luxury crossover, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept, and the idea is all about flexibility. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the LF-1 Limitless is longer and wider than the current Lexus RX SUV, and even more aggressively proportioned, with a long hood and steeply raked rear glass.

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Kia brings 2018 Niro PHEV and 2019 Sorento 3-row to LA

Kia brings 2018 Niro PHEV and 2019 Sorento 3-row to LA

Kia clearly heard that SUVs and crossovers are dominating the LA Auto Show 2017, and brought along two new models - the 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid, and the 2019 Kia Sorento. The 2018 Niro PHEV is Kia's third plug-in model, promising 26 miles of emission-free electric range but with the added reassurance of a gas engine for longer trips and easier refueling. In fact, Kia claims that with gas and electric motors working together, the crossover can go around 560 miles before you'll need to stop.

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Ferrari SUV unofficial renderings show what could be

Ferrari SUV unofficial renderings show what could be

Ferrari always swore that it would never build an SUV, but with the category being the most popular and other dedicated sports car makers entering the segment, the Prancing Horse is having second thoughts. Word is that the company is working on a crossover codenamed F16X that would be built alongside the GTC4Lusso. Currently, that is the most family oriented of Ferraris and still lacks four doors.

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2018 BMW X2 breaks new design ground

2018 BMW X2 breaks new design ground

Is there room in your heart for a brand new crossover SUV? BMW sure hopes so, hence the 2018 BMW X2, a brand new model in the company's line-up, borrowing from the sportier "coupe-SUV" stylings of the largest X4 and X6. Expected to hit dealerships in Spring 2018, the good news is that there'll be an M Sport X package available.

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Toyota Tj Cruiser concept previews crossover for the apocalypse

Toyota Tj Cruiser concept previews crossover for the apocalypse

Maybe it's a sign of the uncertain world we currently live in (hello, incipient nuclear apocalypse) but automakers can't stop imagining beefy trucks perfect for escaping burning cities or ramming through zombie hordes. Toyota is joining the club with the Tj Cruiser concept, "a new van and fusion genre" that targets crossover buyers. The goal is flexibility, which is pretty important when all the potable water is tainted and you need to raid the abandoned Walmart down the block.

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The 2018 VW T-Roc crossover looks great, but where’s the EV?

The 2018 VW T-Roc crossover looks great, but where’s the EV?

Volkswagen has a punchy new compact crossover, the 2018 VW T-Roc, promising more style in a smaller footprint ideal for urban drivers. Fourth of the automaker's SUV line-up, the T-Roc manages to be far more visually interesting than its sober, sensible predecessors, while VW claims it'll be more engaging to drive than you might expect, too. That's no bad thing, since none of the company's existing SUVs could really be confused as entertaining on the road.

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Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla has hit reset on the Model Y, with Elon Musk crediting the automaker's executive team for reeling him in "from the cliffs of insanity" over the car. The Model Y is expected to be Tesla's first compact SUV, or crossover, smaller than the current Model X. It's a sensible model to push, too, given the US market in particular is seeing significant growth in the crossover and SUV categories while sedans stagnate.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive: Obsession pays off

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive: Obsession pays off

Mazda finds itself in a tricky spot. The CX-5 is due for a refresh; however, it's also the best-selling car in the company's US line-up. Sales in 2016, in fact, accounted for a quarter of all Mazda purchases in the US. Get it wrong, and the 2017 CX-5 could end up doing more harm than good.

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Forget Millennials, Toyota’s funky 2018 C-HR is really all about safety

Forget Millennials, Toyota’s funky 2018 C-HR is really all about safety

You'd be forgiven for thinking the 2018 Toyota C-HR was the Japanese automaker's play for car-eschewing Millennials, but really the crossover curiosity is the first major push in its safety tech offensive. Originally revealed as a Scion concept back in late 2015, and then promptly rescued by the mother-brand after the Scion nameplate ended up in the dumpster, the C-HR certainly fits a gap in Toyota's line-up. After all, while other automakers have plenty of compact crossover options, Toyota's ever-enlarging RAV4 may have grown itself out of the segment.

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Now Alfa Romeo has an SUV, and we have so many questions

Now Alfa Romeo has an SUV, and we have so many questions

Alfa Romeo may not be the first automaker you associate with an SUV, but the crossover craze waits for no-one and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the result. Launched today at the LA Auto Show, the luxury SUV takes the styling of the Giulia sedan and inflates it for the elevated driving position crossover fans lust after. Of course, since this is an Alfa we're talking about, there's a performance option for those with speed in mind.

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