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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. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

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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. Segment ranking showed that SUVs were the largest drivers of growth, with its volume accounting for almost 29% of all cars, pickups and LCVs sold last year.

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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.

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Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV debuts in Shanghai, U.S. sales all but confirmed: UPDATE

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hybrid SUV Shanghai Auto ShowIt's one of the more frequent questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in the first segment from 2004 through 2012, and then Ford simply walked away from the segment. It took until last year for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to arrive, quickly racking thousands of.

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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Marc McGrath, Schaeffler’s President Automotive Americas, says that the company is targeting the system to the US small SUV and crossover market as an alternative to conventional all-wheel drive.

2017 53

GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN’s scalable AWD Disconnect system was first launched on the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X subcompact crossover SUVs. GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China.

2017 46

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. The expanding SUV portfolio has helped us maintain our growth momentum.

Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

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Development work on these has continued; Audi, for example, is refining MLB evo—the second-generation of MLB and the foundation for the battery-electric e-tron quattro SUV due out in 2018. Audi, VW and Porsche have worked together successfully for many years in the area of SUVs, and with the new development cooperation, Porsche and Audi are positioning themselves for the next decade.

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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AAM initially designed a QUANTUM lightweight beam axle for rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles such as pickup trucks but has expanded QUANTUM technology to include RWD and all-wheel drive (AWD) passenger vehicles, crossovers and SUVs.

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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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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. The adjustable cargo floorboard in the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport is made of high-strength 100% recycled paper honeycomb.

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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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Weighing around nine kilograms, these components serve to hold the rechargeable battery cells installed in two electrically powered vehicles of this OEM—a crossover SUV and a high-power sports limousine.

2017 46

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

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The goal of the 30-month Achates ARPA-E project is to deliver a three-cylinder, 3.0-liter opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition engine applicable to large passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, SUVs and minivans.

2017 46

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. Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with EV company NIO ( earlier post ), to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles.

2017 35

Renesas introduces small, 100kW-class inverter solution for HEVs and EVs

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liter (L) for high-power 100kW-class motors in mid- to large-sized hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) including SUVs, and mid- to small-sized electric vehicles (EVs). Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its new 100kW-class inverter solution that achieves industry-leading small volume of 3.9

2017 28

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. China plug-in cars NextEV Nio

2017 19

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. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder engines

2017 30

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. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat. Future Cars plug-in cars

2017 16

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. Although INEOS is one of the largest manufacturers in the world, it will be the first time that INEOS has produced such a vehicle.

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Audi Q4 SUV set for 2019 launch

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Audi has been busy with its SUV range recently. We’ve had the new Q2, the Q5 has had a facelift, while the Q6 and flagship Q8 have recently been annou

2017 13

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. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

2017 32

All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

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Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show. The Audi e-Tron Sportback Concept doesn't necessarily preview a. Shanghai Auto Show e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 22

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. Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles.

Plugless: first wireless charger to provide 1 million charge hours for PEVs

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In December 2016, the 2nd Gen Plugless system charged a JAC iEV6S (a SUV) across a six-inch (150mm) air gap. In 2017 Plugless begins sales of 3.6kW and 7.2kW demonstration systems to electrified transportation companies and research groups looking for an affordable way to leap-frog inductive charging development costs.

2017 21

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. Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans.

2017 27

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. From 2017, Daimler will be unveiling the new-generation fuel-cell technology based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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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 billion dollars for the development and production of a range of electric vehicles over the next three years. The joint venture will invest US$370 million into Detroit Electric’s European operations over the next four years.

2017 23

Is Chevy FNR-X concept the plug-in hybrid CrossVolt SUV?

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It's a single teaser shot, obviously of a Chevy front end, with unmistakable design nods to the Camaro muscle car. But the image of the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, to be unveiled at the Shanghai auto show less than two weeks hence, may be the first clue to some new GM plug-in hybrid offerings in the future. Along with a plug-in hybrid version of the. China Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

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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. Nic Lutsey, Dan Meszler, Aaron Isenstadt, John German, Josh Miller (2017) “ Efficiency technology and cost assessment for US 2025–2030 light-duty vehicles ”.

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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. But another luxury brand could beat Audi to the punch. plug-in cars

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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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Tesla vs GM, plug-in Jeep concept, fuel-cell Genesis SUV, Mercedes diesels DOA? Today's Car News

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Today, Shanghai proves much greener than New York (at least where auto shows are concerned), Trump may not be able to stop carbon-emission reductions, and why Tesla is now roughly equal in value to GM. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric-car maker Tesla has surpassed Ford in market value and is now rivaling General Motors, the largest. Today in Car News

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Ford announces China electrification push with new Mondeo PHEV and long-range electric SUV; 70% electrified line-up by 2025

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Ford also confirmed plans to bring an all-new fully electric small SUV to China within five years; the electric SUV will feature a range of up to 450 km (279 miles) and will also be marketed in North America and Europe. In Shanghai, Ford Motor Company outlined an ambitious vehicle electrification strategy for the China market, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of electrified vehicles by 2025.

Genesis GV80 fuel-cell concept SUV at NY auto show

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These days, it's all but de rigeur that concept cars from major global automakers be shown with some form of alternative propulsion. They may preview future production vehicles powered by plain old conventional gasoline engines, but a plug-in hybrid or other greener powertrain shows the automaker is forward-looking. Is that the case for the. New York Auto Show hydrogen

Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain

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Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVThe Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle on display in China clearly shows "PHEV" badges on the front doors. No surprise there, as the Chinese government is currently pushing alternative fuel.

NIO unveils production electric SUV for China market; NIO ES8 to launch end of this year

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China-based electric vehicle startup NIO unveiled the NIO ES8, an electric SUV planned for serial production for the China market later this year. The NIO ES8 is a full-size 7-seat electric SUV with a 2-3-2 seating arrangement.

Volkswagen Group’s Škoda to unveil 500 km Vision E electric concept at Shanghai show; leveraging MEB for electromobility

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ŠKODA will stage the world premiere of the VISION E electric concept vehicle at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April). The five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 km (311 miles) on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving.

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. passenger cars remains far more up in the air, due to a confluence of. General Motors GM carbon dioxide Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

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Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

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Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept previews a coupe-esque electric utility vehicle to come following the introduction of the brand's all-electric e-tron SUV.

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