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Inbound From Mexico: Volkswagen’s Tarek/Tharu Crossover Will Eventually Make It Here

Since supplies of Volkswagen’s held-over Tiguan Limited dried up last year, the brand hasn’t has a truly entry-level crossover with which to tempt cash-strapped Americans in need of both German heritage and cargo capacity. A new small CUV initially planned for just North American buyers quickly became a global effort, as VW couldn’t gamble its […] The post Inbound From Mexico: Volkswagen’s Tarek/Tharu Crossover Will Eventually Make It Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Production, Vw, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, Tarek, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Volkswagen Tarek, Volkswagen Tharu


Separation Agreement: Mitsubishi’s Delayed Crossover Plan Grows Clearer

Mitsubishi is sticking to its original plan to put some size distance between its three crossover models, but don’t worry — there’s still plenty of time to get into an Outlander Sport. The brand had originally anticipated a downsized model appearing by the 2019 model year, but those plans landed on ice after Mitsubishi entered […] The post Separation Agreement: Mitsubishi’s Delayed Crossover Plan Grows Clearer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Mitsubishi, Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Outlander Sport, RVR


More Power? Buick Encore Buyers Don’t Want It

Buick’s smallest model might not be what most TTAC readers want to see in their driveway, but it’s nonetheless popular with the American buying public. The subcompact Encore is by far the brand’s best-selling vehicle, making up nearly half of Buick’s sales volume. We’ll probably see a next-generation model debut later this year or early […] The post More Power? Buick Encore Buyers Don’t Want It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Buick, Don, Buick Encore, Encore, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Buick Encore


Premium Price Wars, Part 2: Lincoln’s Compact Corsair Isn’t Afraid to Top the Cadillac XT4

Lincoln Motor Company brass aren’t afraid to tout the brand’s concerted push to redefine the idea of what an upscale American vehicle should be — in the process, hopefully ridding itself of a longstanding stigma born of lackluster past offerings. The latest entry in Lincoln’s renewed lineup is the 2020 Corsair, bound for dealers late this […] The post Premium Price Wars, Part 2: Lincoln’s Compact Corsair Isn’t Afraid to Top the Cadillac XT4 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, Pricing, Premium, News Blog, Compact Crossovers, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair


Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […] The post Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Upcoming Vehicles, Kia SP Signature


Hyundai’s new entry-level Venue crossover may target used car buyers

The Hyundai Venue was always intended to be an entry-level model, but Hyundai may be aiming lower than most competitors. The Venue will be priced cheaper enough to compete with used cars, according to a new report. The post Hyundai’s new entry-level Venue crossover may target used car buyers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Hyundai, Hyundai Venue


Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover

Amid splashy introductions like that of the resurrected Toyota Supra, the 2020 Hyundai Venue‘s debut at the New York Auto Show was a different kind of affair. It’s an entry-level vehicle, at least as far as crossovers are concerned, and its lack of all-wheel drive might have some saying it doesn’t even belong in the […] The post Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Awd, Hyundai, Pricing, Venue, New York Auto Show, News Blog, Product Planning, A-Segment, Hyundai Venue, Entry-level Cars


Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […] The post Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, India, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Overseas, Ford Motor Company, Ford Ecosport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, EcoSport, Ford Eyes India


QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’?

This is not a knock on the usefulness and broad appeal of the vast crossover segment. It exists for a reason, and you still don’t have to buy one if you don’t want to. Yes, yes, buyers don’t know what they’re doing and should demand better/something else, but you’re stuck living your life and no […] The post QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development

Much of the news surrounding Mazda this past year has concerned powerplants: a new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-banger for the CX-5 crossover and 6 sedan, a sort-of sparkless Skyactiv-X mill that still doesn’t have a North American arrival date, a lackluster diesel that took its sweet time getting here, and the brand’s continued lack of electric […] The post Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Inline Six, Skyactiv-X, Engine Development


Two Tribes: When a Suburban Crossover Owner Butts Heads With Urban/Environmental Advocates, Who Wins?

That headline is only the second 1980s musical reference of the day, which might point to a lack of sleep on the part of your author. Blame a raging sinus infection, or perhaps exposure to a heavy Twitter conversation that began yesterday and continues into today. I’m a passive observer in all of this, as […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Environment, Green, Editorials, Autos, Crossovers, Mazda, Lifestyles, Urban Living, Mazda Cx-5, CX-5, Suburban Life


Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […] The post Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Buick, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Buick Enspire, LaCrosse Buick


2019 Honda HR-V Touring review

The 2019 Honda HR-V is part of a growing crop of subcompact crossovers. But while some competitors make due with cramped interiors and front-wheel drive, Honda has made the HR-V a true utility vehicle. The post 2019 Honda HR-V Touring review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Honda, Honda Hr-v


Go Small: Eager to Boost Market Share, Kia Again Hints at a Tiny Ute

If Hyundai can do it, why not Kia? After the Korean automaker’s corporate sibling launched the A-segment Venue at this month’s New York Auto Show, Kia Motors is again hinting at a small, sub-Sportage utility vehicles that’s yet to arrive. Unlike the Venue, however, Kia’s planned entry won’t be of the front-drive-only variety. Speaking to […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Kia, Kia Motors, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New York Auto Show Kia Motors


Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022

A revamped version of a compact Lexus crossover that’s seen a fair bit of exposure on these digital pages will begin assembly in Ontario starting in early 2022, Toyota Canada has announced. We knew some sort of product announcement was scheduled to take place today after the automaker’s Canadian arm stopped and shook everyone in […] The post Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Nx, Ontario, Lexus Nx, Toyota Canada, News Blog, Product Planning, Lexus NX 300


Chevrolet Traverse Update: Huge Crossover Ditches Small Engine

An “odd choice.” That’s how TTAC’s Timothy Cain characterized the Chevrolet Traverse RS when it first appeared in late 2017. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the apparently sportier version of Chevy’s full-size, three-row Traverse was a mid-range offering with blacked-out clothing  that hardly improved on the V6 model’s fuel economy. Available only in front-drive […] The post Chevrolet Traverse Update: Huge Crossover Ditches Small Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Chevy, Engines, Chevrolet Traverse, News Blog, TTAC, Product Planning, Traverse, Timothy Cain, Chevrolet Traverse RS


Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials

Hyundai’s new Venue is not a large vehicle. At 158.9 inches in length, the sub-subcompact crossover is 5.1 inches shorter than the already petite Kona and 5.9 inches shorter than the Elantra GT. Despite its modest length, the upcoming 2020 Venue, pegged as a cheaper entry point to the Hyundai crossover lineup, doesn’t make many […] The post Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Hyundai, New Cars, Venue, Kona, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Hyundai Venue, 2020 Hyundai Venue, Hyundai Venue Arrives


Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache

While Lincoln’s compact MKC crossover sold reliably following its mid-2014 introduction, the still-vulnerable brand couldn’t let it grow stale in a hotly competitive segment. Thanks to shrinking sedan sales, Lincoln took a sales hit in 2018 as it awaited salvation in the form of the midsize, rear-drive Aviator — a vehicle designed to add heavily […] The post Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, New Cars, News Blog, NYIAS, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Corsair Dials


2020 Lincoln Corsair crossover is small in size, but big on luxury

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair made its public debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. It replaces the MKC as the smallest crossover in Lincoln's lineup and shares underpinnings with the 2020 Ford Escape. The post 2020 Lincoln Corsair crossover is small in size, but big on luxury appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, Lincoln Corsair, 2019 New York Auto Show


2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions

“Ask the man who owns one,” Packard once implored readers from the glossy depths of various Depression-era magazines. While clearly not interested in courting the female buyer (I hope they’re dragged on Twitter for this insensitive tagline), Packard’s core message still holds up today. No one loves poo-pooing other people’s buying decisions quite like auto […] The post 2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Features, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Nx, Packard, Premium Crossovers, 2019 Lexus NX 300, Lexus NX 300


For the World, a New Buick Encore; For China, Two

General Motors’ best-selling Buick, the subcompact Encore, has a new face and body — and also a sibling. Both vehicles, each carrying the Encore name, saw the light of day Monday at Auto Shanghai, but only one will grace dealerships on this side of the Pacific. Buick is a big deal in China, and today […] The post For the World, a New Buick Encore; For China, Two appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, General Motors, World, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, New Cars, Buick, Buick Encore, Encore, News Blog, Product Planning, Pacific Buick


Bridging the Gap: With Its Concept GLB, Mercedes-Benz Wants More Passengers in the Small CUV Space

Not everyone’s attention is on New York City this week. Half a world away, Auto Shanghai presents another stage for automakers to show off their upcoming models. For Mercedes-Benz, Shanghai serves as the venue for a new concept that appears almost ready to enter production: the Concept GLB. A quick perusal of MB’s naming strategy […] The post Bridging the Gap: With Its Concept GLB, Mercedes-Benz Wants More Passengers in the Small CUV Space appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York City, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, Mercedes-benz, Daimler, News Blog, Product Planning, GLB, Mercedes-Benz GLB, GLB Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz Shanghai


Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You?

Hyundai hopes the answer to that question, for a good number of young or otherwise cash-strapped buyers, is “yes.” As it performs a slow leak of its upcoming small Venue crossover ahead of the New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker wants would-be buyers to know the subcompact Kona won’t be the cheapest Hyundai crossover […] The post Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Venue, New York Auto Show, Kona, News Blog, Future Vehicles, NYIAS, Product Planning, Hyundai Venue


2020 Toyota Highlander Appears Ahead of New York Debut

Not content with releasing a high contrast, nearly blacked-out photo or rendering of its upcoming fourth-generation Highlander, Toyota decided to go all artsy-fartsy. In place of a single image, Toyota commissioned an artist to create a 3D art installation made up of 200 individual panels. Buyers, however, will be more interested in the actual, physical […] The post 2020 Toyota Highlander Appears Ahead of New York Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Highlander Toyota, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Toyota Highlander, Highlander


Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept

While Seat works on bringing Volkswagen Group’s most-affordable EVs to market, the company’s namesake has devised a concept vehicle aimed the swelling electrified crossover segment. Adhering to the I.D. sub-brand’s absolutely terrible naming scheme, the “Roomzz” is another semi-autonomous concept aimed at generating excitement at automotive trade shows — specifically, Auto Shanghai. However, it would […] The post Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Auto Shanghai, I.D, I.D. brand, I.D. Roomzz, Roomzz Concept, Roomzz


Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year

We subjected you to yet another mention of Ford’s upcoming electric crossover this morning, but there’s now a new tidbit of information to share about the green machine that’s due out in 2020, likely carrying the Mach-E (or Mach E) name. While the automaker stated in the past that it wants a 300-mile range for […] The post Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford electric crossover


2020 Ford Escape gets sleeker styling, greener powertrains, more tech

The 2020 Ford Escape gets redesigned for the first time since the 2013 model year. Ford brought back the hybrid powertrain, and is adding a plug-in hybrid option for the first time. The post 2020 Ford Escape gets sleeker styling, greener powertrains, more tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Ford, Crossovers, Hybrids, Ford Escape


2019 Subaru Forester Touring review

The 2019 Subaru Forester is the latest version of one of the most popular compact crossovers, boasting new tech and lots of other changes under the skin. But how does it fare against rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4? The post 2019 Subaru Forester Touring review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Toyota, Subaru, Subaru Forester


Just a Reminder That There’s a New Ford Escape Coming

Debuting in North America for the 2013 model year, the third-generation Ford Escape is getting long in the tooth, forced to compete against newer compact crossovers like the Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V. Toyota’s RAV4 is all-new this year, too. And Dodge, well… Dodge still sells the Journey Abe Lincoln drove from rural Illinois to […] The post Just a Reminder That There’s a New Ford Escape Coming appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Dodge, Honda, North America, Illinois, Hybrids, New Cars, Escape, Ford Escape, Abe Lincoln, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Future Vehicles


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece