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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. seconds. We have a wide range of powertrains.

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China. in 2016 to 84.24

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. hybrid SUVLast year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model.

2017 24

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its.

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Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years.

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GM delivers 246,730 vehicles in China in Feb; SUVs maintain growth momentum

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SUVs, along with MPVs, accounted for nearly 50% of GM’s deliveries in February. Led by the XT5 SUV, Cadillac kept up its momentum with double-digit growth for the twelfth consecutive month. Sales of the Baojun 510 SUV exceeded 6,000 units following its launch on 20 February and contributed to the Baojun brand’s record deliveries.

2017 20

Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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NIO will use Novelis Advanz aluminum alloys to create a wide range of structural components and parts for its aluminum-intensive NIO electric SUV models to be launched over the next five years. The NIO partnership marks Novelis’ first major commitment in the premium electric vehicle space. Earlier post.).

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Schwarzenegger's hydrogen Hummer gives way to electric G-Wagen

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Now, the "Governator" has another SUV that is both gigantic and green. Arnold Schwarzenegger has always had rather unusual taste in vehicles.

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Rheinmetall Automotive AG is the management company of the Automotive sector of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group. Sales amounted to around €2.6

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Strong honeycomb cargo shelf in new Ford EcoSport SUV made of recycled paper; 6lb floorboard holds ~700 lbs of cargo

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The EcoSport is intended to combined space-saving convenience, SUV capability and connectivity. Not only is it strong, it’s superlight.

2017 23

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

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Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic fashion with the EP9—a 1,360-horsepower electric supercar. At the time, the company noted it was developing a model that would be at least a bit more relevant to the.

2017 19

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. feet). —Fabien Redon. OPGCI.

2017 46

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

2017 30

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

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The large Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan SUVs are not only some of Porsche's more popular models, but fund its development of the fabled 911 rear-engine sport coupe and the Boxster. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

2017 25

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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INEOS is determined that its new vehicle will offer a real and pure alternative to the current crop of standardized ‘jelly-mould’ SUV’s. Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. Brief

2017 35

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

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Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Future Cars plug-in cars

2017 16

Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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These include an all-new fully electric small SUV, a high-volume autonomous vehicle, a hybrid F-150, a hybrid Mustang, a Transit Custom plug-in hybrid and two new pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids. Ford is investing $4.5

2017 27

BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday.

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ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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for SUVs. Starting from a baseline 26 mpg (9.04 l/100 km) in 2025 and to 42–46 mpg (5.6-5.11 l/100 km) (under three scenarios) by 2030.

2017 20

Detroit Electric signs joint venture with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group; $1.8B investment

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First in the pipeline is an all-new battery electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) that will enter production in late 2018. Detroit Electric has signed a joint venture deal with Far East Smarter Energy Group of China, which has helped secure a total investment of $1.8 Series production of the SP:01 is planned to start later this year.

2017 23

Is the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner the most luxurious SUV in the world?

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When Bentley’s Bentayga arrived on the scene back in 2015, the Crewe-based company claimed it was the most luxurious SUV to ever have been made.

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GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

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Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet Equinox and Mazda CX-5 crossovers that will launch for the 2018 model year. But the future of diesel in U.S. General Motors GM carbon dioxide Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

2017 15

Mercedes-Benz’ GLC F-CELL fuel-cell plug-in hybrid SUV coming in 2017

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Daimler will introduce a series-production fuel-cell plug-in hybrid—the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL—in 2017. Earlier post.).

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Does Range Rover Velar preview Jaguar I-Pace electric-car dash?

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DON'T MISS: Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept. Carmakers often use the same components across vehicles from multiple brands. It's a way to keep costs down by not having to engineer or procure completely different parts for each model. plug-in cars

2017 13

First drive review: Peugeot 3008

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The people carrier is a dying breed, with the family vehicle of choice now being the high-riding SUV. Peugeot 3008 Reviews

2017 21

Jaguar Electric SUV As Soon As 2017? 'Radical' Styling Planned

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A variety of sources have reported that Jaguar will launch an all-electric SUV, and now a new. Since a concept version was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, all eyes have been on Audi's electric crossover to be the auto-industry establishment's first true rival to the Tesla Model X. plug-in cars

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Calculated average new-car fuel economy in 3-year plateau

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Low gas prices and increased consumer interest in SUVs has caused calculated average new-car average fuel economy to plateau and, in the case of 2016's figures, decline slightly. For nearly a decade, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. steadily increased—but that moment has stalled in recent years. Study Fuel Economy

2017 15

Tesla battery bet, next Audi electric car, governors support renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla offers South Australia battery energy storage within 100 days of signing a contract, Audi will follow the e-tron SUV with a smaller electric car, and a bipartisan group of governors urges President Donald Trump to support wind and solar energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

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Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. Continued low gas prices are driving a boom in SUV and crossover sales, something reflected in the number new. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well. Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

Hybrid SUVs, Faraday downsizing, Tesla CA energy storage: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at why more SUVs and crossovers don't offer hybrid powertrains, Faraday Future scales back production plans, and three battery energy-storage sites come online in California, including one from Tesla. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan hit the road in this new video.

Will 2018 Hyundai Accent be limited to Canada, or come to U.S. too?

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where all the new-vehicle buzz seems to be about light trucks—especially crossover utilities and SUVs—is there even a place for a new subcompact sedan? In a U.S. That's the question posed by the launch of the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the latest generation of the Korean maker's smallest North American vehicle. Canada subcompact

2017 12

Which type of car will go all-electric the fastest? Poll results

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With the exception of the pricey Tesla Model X and the discontinued Toyota RAV4 EV, for example, there are no battery-electric SUVs or crossovers with all-wheel drive on the market. One reason cited for the slow, if growing, penetration of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. is that they're not available in all segments and body styles.

EPA emission-rule review, Volvo electric car, Nio Eve concept: Today's Car News

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Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reopen the comment period for emissions rules, Volvo plans to launch a long-range electric car by 2019, and the Nio Eve concept previews an electric SUV from a Chinese startup. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Hyundai Motor reveals next generation fuel cell concept at Geneva Motor Show; new SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018

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Reaffirming its commitment to fuel cell vehicle development, Hyundai Motor unveiled its futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2017.

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

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It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? This year, we have the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid to compete. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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The all-new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le is the first plug-in hybrid car in the premium compact SUV segment in China. Fuel consumption is as low as 1.8

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2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid gas mileage review

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The Lexus RX pretty much invented the luxury mid-size SUV category, and it remains a substantial part of the brand's sales in the U.S. 20 years later. It was also the brand's first hybrid crossover, sharing underpinnings with its larger and less-pricey Toyota Highlander Hybrid sibling.

Range Rover teases all-new Velar model

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It could be argued that the luxury SUV was created by Land Rover when it launched the original Range Rover back in 1970. Now the company is looking to

Bargains surge on small, fuel-efficient sedans, hatchbacks

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But sales of passenger cars were hit particularly hard as consumers continued to flock to SUV and pickup. Automakers are expected to offer greater incentives on sedans and hatchbacks as sales of these models continue to slow. Overall new-car sales fell 1.1 percent in February compared to the same month a year ago, according to Autodata Corp.

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