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2019 Audi E-Tron U.S. spec first drive review

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the German automaker’s first series-production electric car. Rather than make a bold statement with its first electric vehicle, Audi chose to make the E-Tron as much like its other cars as possible. The post 2019 Audi E-Tron U.S. spec first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Audi, Electric Cars, SUVs


Ford gears up to build rugged, capable hybrid trucks and SUVs

Ford is planning to put hybrid powertrains into big trucks and SUVs, and doesn't want to sacrifice things like towing capacity and off-road capability. A new hybrid system may help do that. The post Ford gears up to build rugged, capable hybrid trucks and SUVs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Hybrid Cars, Ford Explorer


This 797-HP Dodge Durango Police SUV is a speeder’s worst nightmare

Dodge stuffed a 797-horsepower Hemi V8 into a Durango Pursuit police SUV. The monster cop car was built for One Lap of America, where entrants drive around to a series of racetracks to compete head-to-head. The post This 797-HP Dodge Durango Police SUV is a speeder’s worst nightmare appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, Dodge, SUVs, Hemi, Dodge Durango, Police Cars, Durango Pursuit, HP Dodge Durango Police


Lynk & Co’s CEO Alain Visser on Reimagining Mobility and Ownership

We discuss the carmaker's contemporary, thoughtful approach Alain Visser seems, at first, like more of a fashion CEO than the head of one of the newer and more interesting automobile brands. His relaxed and open-minded attitude, a sneaky grin and Cole Haans tied with brightly colored shoelaces all set him apart from the other major car brand CEOs reading from teleprompters at the 2019 Shanghai …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, China, Uncategorized, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Volvo, SUVs, Subscription Services, Geely, Shanghai Auto Show, Lynk, Alain Visser, Lynk and Co


The best off-road vehicles for 2019

The body-on-frame SUV is going extinct, but there are still several options for buyers looking to skip the asphalt. To help you sort the good from the bad, we've rounded up the best off-roaders currently available. The post The best off-road vehicles for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Buying Guides, Off-road Vehicles


Early-2000s Excess Lives on in Oklahoma, Where You Can Still Get Your Hands on a ‘New’ Ford Excursion

The 2000s is not a decade remembered for its achievements in gorgeous vehicle design (Saturn Ion, anyone?), but it was a time that, until the final two years, saw Americans taking advantage of a good economy and low gas prices. A good many of these citizens used their healthy salaries to purchase a symbol of […] The post Early-2000s Excess Lives on in Oklahoma, Where You Can Still Get Your Hands on a ‘New’ Ford Excursion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Oklahoma, SUVs, News Blog, Excess, Ford Excursion, Excursion, Custom Orders


Interview: Mercedes-Benz’s Robert Lesnik on the New GLB Concept

The brand's Director of Exterior Design explains their most rugged model yet Unveiled at Auto Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz‘s newest concept (which will look nearly identical when it becomes a production car), the GLB is a seven-seater compact SUV that leans into the all-around demands of SUV drivers with a fresh interior. Families or outdoor enthusiasts alike will find something to appreciate about it. The GLB rounds …
Tags: Outdoors, Design, Interviews, Cars, Shanghai, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, GLA, GLC, Car Design, GLB, Compact SUVs, Robert Lesnik, Auto Shanghai Mercedes Benz


A Refined Point of View: Nikk La’s San Francisco

We explore the West Coast metropolis that’s rich with inspiring details Built for the city, Land Rover‘s all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a refined, resilient compact SUV. But, as photographer Nikk La says, it can still handle obstacles that a Range Rover is known to tackle—which makes it perfect for his kind of work. We spent the day with him—from the ocean to the …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, San Francisco, Photographers, West Coast, Land Rover, SUVs, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Refined Point of View


This vintage Ford Bronco off-roader has a modern electric powertrain

Zero Labs took a classic Ford Bronco and replaced its gasoline engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. So you get the style and off-road capability of a Bronco, but with zero emissions. The post This vintage Ford Bronco off-roader has a modern electric powertrain appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Classic Cars, Ford, Electric Cars, SUVs, Ford Bronco


More tech and more space make the Mercedes-Benz GLS the S-Class of the SUV world

Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation GLS at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The company's biggest and most luxurious SUV gains more tech features in its quest to become the S-Class of the SUV world. The post More tech and more space make the Mercedes-Benz GLS the S-Class of the SUV world appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, SUVs, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2019 New York Auto Show


Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept has rear lights you can customize with an app

Volkswagen unveiled the ID Roomzz concept at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. It takes the form of an Atlas-sized SUV with a high-tech, lounge-like interior and an electric powertrain. The Roomzz will enter series production in 2021. The post Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept has rear lights you can customize with an app appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Shanghai, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, SUVs, 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, Roomzz


Mercedes-Benz’s biggest SUV is getting a high-tech overhaul

The next Mercedes-Benz GLS will make its public debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Mercedes-Benz claims the big SUV will offer even more passenger space, as well as better gas mileage and more tech. The post Mercedes-Benz’s biggest SUV is getting a high-tech overhaul appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, SUVs, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2019 New York Auto Show, New York Auto Show Mercedes Benz


Lincoln Aviator’s 28-speaker audio system gives new meaning to ‘surround sound’

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator takes flight at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Lincoln's latest SUV packs a 450-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain and numerous new tech features and driver aids. The post Lincoln Aviator’s 28-speaker audio system gives new meaning to ‘surround sound’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Lincoln, SUVs, Lincoln Aviator, 2018 Los Angeles auto show, 2018 LA auto show, Los Angeles Auto Show Lincoln


Kia’s latest SUV concept sports a grille worthy of Hannibal Lecter

The Kia Mohave Masterpiece concept is a large SUV that, according to Kia, was designed with off-roading in mind. Will it enter production alongside Kia's other big SUV, the eight-seat Telluride? The post Kia’s latest SUV concept sports a grille worthy of Hannibal Lecter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Kia, SUVs, Telluride, Off-road


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


While Utility Vehicles Are Nowhere Close to Peaking, a Study Reveals Signs of Saturation and Struggle

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: unless otherwise stated, the “SUVs” mentioned in automotive studies refer to all utility vehicles, regardless of unibody or body-on-frame construction. Utility sales surpassed passenger car sales in the U.S. in 2016 and never looked back. There’s an ever-growing number of them out there, and, with automakers […] The post While Utility Vehicles Are Nowhere Close to Peaking, a Study Reveals Signs of Saturation and Struggle appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Crossovers, SUVs, News Blog


Dealers Share Details of Ford Bronco Prototype, New Off-road Vehicle Family

Dealers got an early look at a prototype build of the upcoming Ford Bronco. Gathered in Palm Beach, FL at the behest of the automaker, dealers were asked to hand over their phones in order to avoid any leaks. Fortunately, their memories were sufficient in giving us a better idea as to what to expect come […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Trucks, New Cars, SUVs, Ford Motor Co, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Utility Vehicles, Palm Beach FL, Dealer News, Sport Utility Vehicles, Baby Bronco


Because We Can: The German SUV ‘Coupe’ Scene Now Comprises Three Automakers

Let it never be said that car companies don’t offer people what they want, because, according to sales data, BMW and Mercedes-Benz haven’t sold zero X4s, X6s, GLE Coupes, and GLC Coupes. There is a market for four-door SUVs with steeply raked rears. Just because you don’t want one and hate the erroneous application of […] The post Because We Can: The German SUV ‘Coupe’ Scene Now Comprises Three Automakers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne, Porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Product Planning, SUVs


The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is an exercise in form-over-function design

Porsche expanded its lineup of SUVs with a swoopier evolution of the Cayenne named Cayenne Coupe. Don't let the name fool you: it still has four doors. It stands out with a fastback-like roofline that's lower than the Cayenne's. The post The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is an exercise in form-over-function design appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Luxury cars, SUVs, Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne Coupe Don


This modified Land Rover Discovery is heading to Africa to help fight malaria

A Land Rover Discovery will be used by the Mobile Malaria Project for a 3,900-mile trek across Africa to study malaria. The SUV is equipped with a mobile gene-sequencing laboratory, as well as everything necessary for serious off-roading. The post This modified Land Rover Discovery is heading to Africa to help fight malaria appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Africa, Cars, Trends, Land Rover, SUVs, Off-road, Land Rover Discovery


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC coupe gets a tech upgrade, keeps quirky styling

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC coupe debuts at the 2019 New York Auto Show with an upgraded infotainment system that incorporates Mercedes' digital assistant. The SUV launches later this year with turbocharged four-cylinder power. The post 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC coupe gets a tech upgrade, keeps quirky styling appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Mercedes, SUVs, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz GLC, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, 2019 New York Auto Show


2019 BMW X7 first drive review

The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker’s long-overdue entry into the full-size luxury SUV segment. Packing three rows of seats and plenty of tech, can the new BMW take on Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover? The post 2019 BMW X7 first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Bmw, SUVs, Mercedes Benz, BMW X7


Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon

Everyone’s favourite Danish designer has put his plans for an electric performance sedan on hold, turning his attention instead to an affordable, mass-market electric SUV. Half a century ago, the foremost automotive trend was ordinary family cars stuffed to the gills with huge, fuel-sucking V8s. Today, if you’re not planning a bland, long-range EV with […] The post Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Henrik Fisker, EVs, SUVs, Fisker, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Fisker Inc


Fisker plans sub-$40,000 electric SUV with 300 miles of range for 2021

Fisker Inc. plans to launch an electric SUV with a base price of under $40,000, and a range of around 300 miles in 2021. The unnamed vehicle could compete with the Tesla Model Y, if it ever gets into production. The post Fisker plans sub-$40,000 electric SUV with 300 miles of range for 2021 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, SUVs, Fisker, Fisker Inc


I'm A Big Guy That Needs A Sporty Ride For Family Duty! What Car Should I Buy?

Joe is a tall guy who likes his sporty coupes, but now that he’s a dad he needs something a little bigger to fit the car seat and baby stuff. But he doesn’t want to give up something that can corner. Despite a healthy budget, he hasn’t found the right fit. What car should he buy?Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, SUVs, Joe, What Car Should You Buy, Wcsyb, Family Cars, Dadlopnik


2019 Toyota RAV4 review

The 2019 RAV4 shows that Toyota is serious about moving its leading compact crossover upscale to near-premium status, and making it more capable as an off-highway vehicle. But will it lose the RAV4’s historic affordability in the process? The post 2019 Toyota RAV4 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Toyota, SUVs, Toyota RAV4, 2019 Toyota RAV4


As Pedestrian Deaths Spike, Safety Group Puts the Spotlight on SUVs

We’ve already told you that, while traffic fatalities dropped in 2017, pedestrians deaths showed the opposite trend. Now, preliminary data from 2018 suggests pedestrians deaths rose to their highest point since 1990 last year, and one group claims high-riding crossovers and SUVs are a big part of the problem. How big? According to the Governors […] The post As Pedestrian Deaths Spike, Safety Group Puts the Spotlight on SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, SUVs, News Blog, Pedestrian Deaths, Light Trucks, GHSA


Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs

Fiat Chrysler’s Tuesday announcement will surely make it the darling among domestic automakers, especially in the eye of a certain American president. To fund the creation of new and next-generation models, most of them Jeeps, FCA is committing $4.6 billion to numerous Michigan plants, $1.6 billion of which will flow to Detroit’s Mack Avenue Engine […] The post Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Production, Ram, Fca, Autos, Michigan, Trucks, Detroit, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models


Porsche’s best-selling model is going fully electric in the early 2020s

The second-generation Porsche Macan will offer an electric powertrain. It will enter production in 2021 at the earliest, and it will come with an 800-volt charging system that will give the battery an 80 percent charge in under 20 minutes. The post Porsche’s best-selling model is going fully electric in the early 2020s appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Electric Cars, SUVs, Porsche Macan


What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […] The post What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Trucks, EVs, SUVs, Pickups, News Blog, Ford F-150, Global Auto Sales, 2018 Auto Sales