Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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At the recently opened FAW-Volkswagen factory in Tianjin alone, more than 300,000 SUVs will roll off the assembly line each year, thus forming the basis for Volkswagen Group China’s SUV campaign. In late August 2018, Volkswagen Group opened its new FAW-Volkswagen plant in Tianjin.

2018 125

French luxury brand DS previews electric DS 3 crossover SUV

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The DS 3 Crossback is a funky-looking small SUV, something along the lines of the Mini Countryman. The French luxury arm of Citroen, DS, released plans for its first electric car last Friday. It's set to debut at the Paris auto show early next month.

2018 103

Hyundai presents Kona Electric crossover and NEXO fuel cell SUV

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Hyundai presented its new 2019 Kona Electric crossover (introduced in March at the New York Auto Show, earlier post ) and 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV (showcased at CES in January, earlier post ) to US media at a driving introduction in Los Angeles. NEXO fuel-cell SUV.

2018 105

Rivian off-road rally performance car could follow electric pickup, SUV

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Rivian announced a new electric pickup and SUV at the LA Auto Show—but apparently the startup electric automaker is so full of ideas it couldn't resist teasing yet another plan. Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe told British auto magazine Autocar that the company plans a third model that will take advantage of all the power and all-wheel drive that. Rivian

2018 61

Bollinger Motors announces B2 electric pickup alongside SUV

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Bollinger Motors has already generated a lot of interest in its B1 electric SUV. And on Wednesday it released images and some details of its long awaited second model, a pickup. The American startup electric truckmaker is one of several to announce an electric pickup. Tesla has said it is developing a pickup; the company asked its fans to submit. Bollinger

2018 87

Mercedes-Benz delivers first F-Cell plug-in hybrid fuel-cell SUV in Germany

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Mercedes delivered its first plug-in hybrid F-Cell fuel cell SUV in Berlin earlier this week. Like earlier projects from Toyota, Honda, and GM in the U.S., Mercedes is only leasing or renting the vehicles (it says "renting short-term or long-term") to select customers in German cities where hydrogen refueling infrastructure is available. Those. fuel cells

2018 81

Producing the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL fuel-cell SUV

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Daimler is currently systematically preparing for series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; the company had shown preproduction models of the hydrogen fuel cell SUV at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September ( Earlier post.).

2018 129

Top five SUVs for less than £350 per month

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It’s a fact: Brits love SUVs

2018 58

European car market volume dropped 23.4% in September due to WLTP issues; electrics and SUVs bucked that trend

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The European car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the last decade in September 2018, as 1.12 SUVs also bucked the general trend and continued to gain market share. in September 2018.

2018 97

SEAT introducing first natural-gas-fueled SUV at Paris show: Arona TGI

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce the first SUV powered by compressed natural at the Paris Motor Show. The SUV has a gas tank capacity of 14.3

2018 104

Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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Car makers continue to update and modernise their traditional models, while the range of SUVs on offer continues to grow and appeal to all kinds of budgets and needs. The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%.

2018 104

Rivian R1S electric SUV goes family style with 7 seats, 410-mile range

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Two years from now, the electric-vehicle startup Rivian hopes to be making its R1T electric pickup truck at a former Mitsubishi (and Chrysler) plant in Normal, Illinois. If everything goes according to plan, shortly after that, in early 2021, it will start to deliver its other so-called electric adventure vehicle: the R1S all-electric. Third-Row Seats

2018 84

2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

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Chicago Auto Show Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVLexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline, better fuel efficiency from all types of vehicles due to rising CAFE rules, and a lack of interest in hybrids have all hurt the latest version of the RX Hybrid. Now it has.

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Rivian teases electric pickup and SUV planned for LA auto show

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After years of stealth, the company is finally poised to reveal its new pickup and SUV at the LA auto show later this month. A new startup automaker, Rivian, plans to beat Tesla to the punch with an electric pickup truck.

2018 75

Hyundai unveils Kona Electric SUV

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Hyundai has unveiled the Kona Electric subcompact SUV prior to its official introduction at the Geneva Motor Show ( earlier post ). The fully-electric subcompact SUV also features an electronic parking brake (EPB).

2018 93

Top five hybrid SUVs

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Hybrids are big business, and it’s a segment of the market that’s only going to get bigger as manufacturers move towards electrified, efficient drivetrains

2018 59

New Cadillac XT4 compact luxury SUV for China features GM Tripower propulsion system

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The all-new Cadillac XT4 compact luxury SUV that is coming to China later this month features the all-new General Motors TriPower propulsion system that incorporates multiple innovative technologies, and that is also deployed on the Silverado with a 2.7-liter engine.

2018 112

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

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Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage sport-utility vehicle (as the EPA lists them) without a charge port. All the more impressive is that it’s not a low, teardrop-shaped vehicle with utility compromised in the

2018 82

Which electric SUV are you most excited about for 2019? Twitter poll results

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, they chose the base, $35,000 Tesla Model 3 over three upcoming luxury electric SUVs. Yet 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV, with at least 10 new models coming from established and. A few weeks ago, Green Car Reports asked our Twitter followers which new electric car for 2019 they were most excited about. Polls

2018 76

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells. kg of hydrogen on board, the SUV generates enough energy for a range of up to 478 km (297 miles) in hybrid mode. The asynchronous drive motor and battery pack are installed in the rear of the SUV.

2018 102

Mercedes-Benz unveils new EQC electric crossover SUV; series production in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first member of its EQ electric vehicle line-up: the new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV. The EQC is classed as a crossover SUV. The EQC marks the start of a new mobility era at Daimler.

2018 93

Audi e-tron premium electric SUV debuts; starting at $74,800 in US; delivery Q2 2019; reservations open

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The Audi e-tron is a premium electric SUV designed for sport, family and leisure, and will enter the US market with a suggested retail price of $74,800, with initial arrival in the second quarter of 2019. seats down), equipping the electric SUV for short jaunts as well as long road trips.

2018 97

Volkswagen Group China building first factory specifically for MEB production; 300K unit capacity; 1st model a new VW e-SUV in 2020

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The first model that will be produced in the factory of SAIC Volkswagen will be an electric Volkswagen brand SUV in 2020. It will produce various new pure electric vehicles of SAIC VOLKSWAGEN, including medium- and large-sized pure electric SUVs, as well as battery systems.

2018 93

China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. As of 31 May, 30 June and 31 July 2018, Nio had unfulfilled reservations for 1,401, 3,186 and 4,989 ES8s, respectively, for which non-refundable deposits had been made.

2018 82

Audi to invest ~€14B in electromobility, digitalization and autonomous driving over next 5 years

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Starting with the Audi e-tron, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the company will launch numerous electric cars in the coming years. Audi plans to spend approximately €14 billion (US$15.9 billion) in electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving from 2019 until the end of 2023.

2018 114

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

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Several electric SUVs are coming, but the only one that really lives up to the automotive ideal of driving anywhere you want at a. The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with gas entirely and buy a small hatchback. plug-in cars

2018 67

Nissan’s global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

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Nissan’s global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13%, while INFINITI luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9% in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

2018 101

2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

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Likely to its benefit, it looks like a small crossover SUV, though with only front-wheel drive, it's no kind of SUV. Competition improves the breed. And that’s exactly what the Kia Niro brings to hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime. Compared with the Prius, the Niro is taller and roomier. It does offer the crossover advantages of. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 62

Volkswagen unveils third-generation Touareg SUV in China; plug-in hybrid drive this year

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Volkswagen held the world premiere of its new, third-generation Touareg SUV in China—its largest market. Volkswagen SUV campaign. The 2018 Touareg is an important milestone in the largest product and technology campaign in the history of the Volkswagen brand.

2018 101

Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. SUVs were a key driver of growth in February, with the volume of vehicles registered up by 24.7% Demand for SUVs continued to rise, with the segment’s volume up by 24.7%

2018 86

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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With the MEB, vehicle concept and design can be structured in a more flexible way than ever before: the spectrum ranges from compact cars to SUVs and MPVs. Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division.

2018 91

Hyundai unveiling electric Kona SUV at Geneva show

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Hyundai will unveil the new battery-electric Kona compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. New model combines the two fastest growing automotive trends: SUVs and electrification.

2018 78

2019 is the year of the electric SUV

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In car terms, we're already getting rolling on model year 2019, and it's shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV. Until now, pure electric cars have consisted mostly of small hatchbacks or expensive luxury cars, with one ultra-expensive SUV, the Tesla Model X. With the rollout of the Jaguar I-Pace, consumers who want an electric car but need

2018 67

Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

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Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

2018 51

Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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GM’s Buick brand will stage the global debut of the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. It will also be on display to the public at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, which begins later this month.

2018 93

Cadillac introduces new CT6 flagship sedan with Tripower system in China

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This year, Cadillac expects deliveries to reach a record of 200,000 units, backed by new and updated models including the new-generation CT6 and new XT4 compact luxury SUV. Cadillac has launched its new CT6 flagship in China at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing.

2018 125

Ford introducing new midsize SUV in China; Territory will offer 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants

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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. The all-new SUV will be manufactured at JMC’s Xiao Lan plant, which meets Ford’s global manufacturing standards.

2018 86

All-electric Buick Enspire crossover SUV concept bows in China

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Buick unveiled Tuesday an electric crossover SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing auto show with promise. Its motors combine for 410 kilowatts (550 horsepower) of total output, and the SUV can sprint up to 60. In addition to 370 miles of range, the Buick Enspire concept can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes through fast and wireless charging. Beijing Auto Show concepts

2018 62

Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17

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After having the car's formal debut interrupted by an arrest, Audi announced that it will begin taking orders for its all-electric e-tron SUV on September 17, the company said last week. The car's formal debut August 30 in Brussels was postponed after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested by authorities in Germany for his role in a widespread

2018 63

Ford releases photo of electric not-Mach 1 SUV

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Ford released a teaser image of its hotly-anticipated 300-mile electric SUV, which it says will no longer be called the Mach 1. The company previewed the car at a closed event in March, but wouldn't allow photographs or sketches. The sketch released Thursday of the rear of the car hasn't evolved much from the design the company showed in March

2018 58

BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

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The iX3 SUV, revealed in Beijing today, brings BMW into the mainstream when it comes to electric cars. No longer will BMW electrics be specialized models that look like science experiments, made of space-age carbon fiber or riding on skinny tires for the ultimate efficiency. Instead, the company will revert to building electric versions of its

2018 63

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The R1T, a 5-passenger pickup truck, made its debut at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on 26 November and the R1S, a 7-passenger SUV, was revealed at the automaker’s press conference at Automobility on 27 November.

2018 122

Orders in: 1,000 buyers in Norway reserve coming all-electric BMW iX3 crossover SUV

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BMW opened order books for its upcoming electric iX3 in Europe at the beginning of September, and the company already has deposits for 1,000 in Norway. In a page out of the Tesla playbook, the Norwegian buyers each put down deposits of almost $1,900 (1,600 Euros.) News of the deposits was first reported by the Express in Britain. DON'T MISS: BMW

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