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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Quick but Detailed Walk Around This Sleek SUV

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is certainly a stylish little guy. He’s the latest in what has been a busy year for Mercedes-Benz when it comes to their SUV and crossover lineup. We saw the new GLB roll into town, a compact city cruiser with a third row (it even has an AMG variant because why not). From there, Mercedes-Benz released the new midsize GLC, followed by the three-row GLE (we like the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe). After that, the larger GLS entered the fold with a whopping 500-plus lb-ft...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Once More, With Purpose

Mercedes-Benz wants to take you higher. Not just in terms of social strata, but also in terms of distance from terra firma. See, in the subcompact GLA-Class, a model line that purported to be a crossover, driver and passengers could have been fooled into believing they were riding in a regular hatchback. Not so for 2021. […] The post 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Once More, With Purpose appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Finally, Some Heat: Mercedes-Benz Teases a Twin-free GLA

Every TTAC reader’s favorite Mercedes-Benz, the subcompact GLA, will soon appear with a new body in tow. It’s taller and more bulbous than before, but it’s also more suited to the segment it’s supposedly a member of: the subcompact crossover segment. The previous GLA, which had an unhappy sibling in the form of the now-defunct […] The post Finally, Some Heat: Mercedes-Benz Teases a Twin-free GLA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design T5 First Test: Image Reboot

Some luxury automakers are known for making such small design updates on their vehicles that many people won’t even notice a change. Not Volvo. Starting with the XC90, Volvo has transformed itself from the brand of the quirky professor type to a brand recognized for modern technology and daring design. The new XC40 is the automaker’s most boldly designed vehicle, right down to the (polarizing) orange carpet on our recent tester. The 2019 Volvo XC40 competes in the subcompact crossover segment wi...
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Refreshing or Revolting: Lexus UX vs. BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA

Lexus has gained a reputation for polarizing design over the past several years. And whether you like or don’t like the look of other Lexus crossovers, you’ll likely feel the same way about the new 2019 Lexus UX. When it arrives in the U.S. this December, it will compete against the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. But does it have a more compelling design than these two rivals? The 2019 Lexus UX features the much contended spindle grille that permeates throughout the automaker’s line...
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Chatting With 2019 Lexus UX Chief Engineer Chika Kako

After the debut of the 2019 Lexus UX compact luxury crossover, we chatted with its chief engineer, Chika Kako. Kako-san wears many hats at Lexus; not only is she the chief engineer responsible for UX, she leads the development of Lexus’ “touch tracer” infotainment control system, and is an executive vice president for Lexus International. Her team’s Lexus UX will be offered in three flavors around the world including an entry-level front-drive variant (UX 200) that’s powered by a new 2.0-liter f...
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace First Drive Review: The No-Brainer Jaguar

There was a certain inevitability to the Jaguar E-Pace. With its midsized F-Pace, Jaguar’s first ever SUV, powering an 80-plus percent increase in global sales for the storied British brand over the past year, and demand for the compact Range Rover Evoque blasting past 600,000 units worldwide since 2011, the decision to build a small Jaguar SUV was a no-brainer. Especially as the Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport had provided Jaguar with a platform and a parts bin as a starting point. ...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz’s updated 2018 GLA has only just gone on sale work on a successor is already well underway. The new GLA is expected to be unveiled in 2019, as a 2020 model, and our latest spy shots and video depict one of the car’s first prototypes. It may look like one of the prototypes for the new A-Class hatchback set to be revealed... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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No more bike racks! Car2go phasing out Smart cars in favor of larger vehicle

(Photo: Car2go) Those cute blue and white cars that have become nearly ubiquitous on the streets of Portland in recent years are going away. Car2go, a carsharing company with 54,000 members in Portland, announced today they will phase out their compact, 2-seater Smart cars in favor of a larger vehicle. The news is being received with some jeers from the many users of the service who liked not just the small size of the Smart cars but the fact that they came with a bike rack. A 2015 survey from ...
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What’s the Volvo XC40 Getting Into? America’s Subcompact Luxury Crossover Segment Is Tiny But Growing Fast

Of the 1.4 million new vehicles sold in the United States of America each month, premium auto brands account for slightly more than one out of every ten new vehicle acquisitions. More than 55 percent of the vehicles now sold by premium auto brands in America are utility vehicles. Of the nearly 100,000 luxury SUVs/crossovers sold in […] The post What’s the Volvo XC40 Getting Into? America’s Subcompact Luxury Crossover Segment Is Tiny But Growing Fast appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Volvo XC40 First Look

At first glance the 2018 Volvo XC40, which arrives in the U.S. in May next year, bucks the conventional wisdom about how a modern Volvo should look. There’s no studied elegance to the exterior surfaces, no calming Swedish zen to the interior ambience. Instead, there’s a pugnacious swagger to the XC40 inside and out, with forms, materials, and colors that are reminders that not all Scandinavian designs are a riff on birch wood and mid-century furniture. And that’s exactly what Volvo design chi...
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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz GLA Spied in Germany

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz debuted a lightly refreshed GLA lineup. The compact crossover received minimal changes to its front and rear ends, new fog lights, optional LED headlights, and some additional interior bright work. However, while the refresh extends the car’s life, this model isn’t long for this world as Mercedes-Benz is hard at work designing the next generation that we’ve captured testing. Spied in Germany, this GLA mule wears less body cladding and camouflage than the last one...
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Volvo XC40 Will Be Fresh, Creative, and Distinctive – Unlike Its Competitors, Volvo Says

There’s no denying the Volvo 40.1 concept that previewed this fall’s production XC40 appears both to be sufficiently Volvo-like and sufficiently unlike anything else. If the actual Volvo XC40 maintains this relatively unusual design, Volvo will have a viable, eye-catching alternative to the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Infiniti QX30, and Mercedes-Benz GLA before most luxury […] The post Volvo XC40 Will Be Fresh, Creative, and Distinctive – Unlike Its Competitors, Volvo Says appeared first on The Truth About...
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2017 Mini Countryman S All4 First Test Review

Mini has to toe a difficult line in order to maintain its brand identity. Its cars must be stylish, relatively small, and most importantly, fun to drive. Meeting all those criteria isn’t that hard to do on a compact hatchback, but a Mini crossover needs to strike a delicate balance of smallness and utility while maintaining that playful personality Mini is known for. That’s a tall order, but the new Countryman doesn’t disappoint. The 2017 Mini Countryman is the largest Mini yet at 169.8 inches l...
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2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring First Test Review: The premium non-premium

Looking at the Encore, some probably see a small funny-looking crossover, while others might question why it has a Buick badge considering the automaker’s history of premium sedans. What many don’t know about this little crossover is that it’s Buick’s best-seller and a very global product built in South Korea. Making its debut for the 2013 model year, the Encore is one of the first modern subcompact crossovers to hit the market along with the Nissan Juke and Jeep Patriot. Since them, the subcomp...
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Report: Acura CDX May Come to the U.S.

Acura began selling the CDX subcompact crossover in China last year, and now it’s thinking of bringing the model to the U.S., according to a new report from WardsAuto. The model would compete against the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Infiniti QX30. “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility,” U.S. Acura boss Jon Ikeda told the publication about an American play for the CDX. The Acura CDX runs on the 1.5-liter turbo-four found ...
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2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots

Cadillac’s rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has been spotted again. The vehicle is confirmed to be called an XT4 and is due on sale in the second half of 2018, as a 2019 model. The prototype is heavily disguised but the general shape is similar to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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2019 Cadillac XT3 spy shots

Cadillac’s rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has finally been spotted. The prototype is heavily disguised but the general shape is similar to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller scale. The C-pillar treatment and design of the lower part of the rear bumper and exhaust tips are also... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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2017 Audi Q2 Reaches Australia in the Back of a Truck

Thanks to Aussie Performance Drive auto magazine we know have the first batch of photos with the all-new 2017 Audi Q2 compact SUV reaching the shores of Australia in the back of a truck. Even if the new compact was officially presented to Australians, back in August at Hamilton Island, the model is going to be officially announced in Australian dealerships starting next month, with full prices and specifications to be revealed around that period. According to Audi Australia, the 2017 Audi Q2 wi...
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Review: 2017 BMW X1 SUV – Love It or Hate It

Still relatively smaller compared to its bigger brother from the X lineup, the all-new 2017 X1 is still impressive enough to carry out all the daily tasks required to make a four-member family happy. Recently, the gorgeous model was reviewed by carwow auto magazine, with the entire opinions being highlighted in the video below. From what I stand, I personally prefer an X1 to an X5 or X6, and that because of the car`s exquisite design that makes it perfect for city commuting. Not to mention the ...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots

Mercedes-Benz only a week ago unveiled the updated 2018 GLA but work on a successor is already well underway. The redesigned GLA is expected to be unveiled in 2019, as a 2020 model, and our latest spy shots depict one of the car’s test mules. The test mule is sporting the body of the redesigned A-Class, which is due for a reveal one year... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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Two new crossovers will take Lexus into new segments

Lexus will continue its model offensive by introducing two new crossovers. The first will be an entry-level model aimed at the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the second will be a longer version of the RX with seven seats. The post Two new crossovers will take Lexus into new segments appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLA Debuts In Detroit

( = || []).push({}); The Mercedes-Benz compact SUV, the GLA, has been refreshed with what the Stuttgart company calls an “expressive design.” The revamped GLA features updated equipment, both inside and out, and new safety features. Oh, and there’s an AMG model too. Outwardly, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA has modified bumpers, new wheel designs, and the new color “Canyon Beige.” Also, you’ll notice that the previously-optional bi-xenon headlamps are gone, ...
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Refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA debuts in Detroit

We first saw the Mercedes-Benz GLA as a 2015 model; here in Detroit, Mercedes showed the an updated version of its small, front-wheel-drive-based crossover as a 2018 model. The changes for the GLA 250 and performance-oriented GLA 45 are mostly cosmetic. Let's start with the GLA 250. On the outside, it gets new bumpers front and rear, new wheel... [Author: [email protected] (Kirk Bell)]
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA teased ahead of 2017 Detroit auto show

Mercedes-Benz’s GLA is about to receive its mid-cycle update and we’ll see it for the first time at the 2017 Detroit auto show. The automaker has released this single teaser shot which reveals a few subtle tweaks will be made as part of the update. The Mercedes GLA first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots

The Mercedes-Benz GLA first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year, arriving as a 2015 model. That means it’s about due for its mid-cycle update, which will see a few minor tweaks made, as indicated by this prototype spotted near Mercedes’ headquarters in Germany. With portions... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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Australia: 2017 Audi Q2 Can Now Be Ordered from AUD 41,100

The recently introduced 2017 Audi Q2 in Australia is now available for orders, with deliveries to begin early next year. The model will have a starting price of AUD 41,100 and once will reach dealerships will become the direct competitor of the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. For the aforementioned price you get plenty of styling amenities at the exterior as well as inside, and an interesting choice of engine lineup. Visually, the model is a little bit smaller than other small SUVs from the li...
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2017 Infiniti QX30 priced from $30,945

Infiniti is taking on the segment for premium compact cars with a new SUV called the QX30. The vehicle is virtually identical to the Q30 sold overseas and shares most of its internals with the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The QX30 will reach showrooms in September as a 2017 model and with starting price of $30,945. That figure includes Infiniti’s... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
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Volvo’s new stunning concept cars give us a glimpse at its electrified future

 Volvo is continuing its crusade of bringing beautiful, new, innovative vehicles to the world. The company showed off two new compact cars Wednesday, which will be available with multiple powertrains including full-electric and a gas-electric hybrid. These cars will be part of Volvo's 40 Series model range. This means they're meant to be smaller than the 60 Series (S60, V60, XC90) and the 90 Series (S90, V90, XC90) cars. Check them out: SEE ALSO: How Apple could make billions in the car busin...
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2016 Beijing: Acura CDX SUV Breaks Cover

The 2016 Beijing Auto Show has opened its gates today with a lot of carmakers presenting their latest creations, most of them being specifically aimed for the Chinese market. One of those China-based is the all-new Acura CDX, the model tackling the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA or Audi Q3 SUV. Reports from Chinese media state that the Acura CDX SUV is sized 4,495/1,8401,600 mm, coming as well with a 2,660 mm wheelbase. In terms of visuals, the brand-new CDX SUV is coming with massive badges a...
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