2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first BEV to earn 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization.

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Rivian might build upcoming Ford electric SUV

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Rivian will likely be entrusted to build an upcoming Ford electric SUV, due early within the next few years, at the startup’s former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Illinois. "It

2019 112

CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept SUV to debut at IAA

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The four-door crossover coupe marries the presence of an SUV with the sleekness of a sporty coupe. The CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept—the first road CUPRA to use a 100% electric powertrain—will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.

2019 110

Volkswagen wagons in US fall to SUV surge

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Volkswagen of America announced today that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen will end production with the 2019 model year. 2019 Gold Alltrack. Over the past several years, demand among American consumers has shifted from wagons to SUVs.

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BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

2019 105

The fastest Porsche SUV ever is a plug-in hybrid

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As Porsche ramps up for the launch of its Taycan electric sedan late this year, today it has a new cheerleader for the performance boost of electric motors at the top of its SUV lineup: the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.

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2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

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But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over.

2019 107

2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

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One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep.

2019 111

Subaru and Toyota plan joint electric SUVs on flexible platform

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Potentially one for an electric SUV. The new joint project will develop a new electric mid-size SUV using electric-car technology from Toyota and all-wheel drive technology from Subaru What comes next after a partnership for sports cars?

2019 105

BMW reveals steering wheel for self-driving iNext electric SUV

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Yet when BMW teased a new picture of its planned self-driving, electric iNext SUV last month, the photo showed nothing more than a steering wheel—which itself is not even round.

2019 96

Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric SUVs prototypes due for September reveal

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Bollinger Motors is planning to reveal new production-bound prototype versions of its B1 SUV and B2 pickup on September 26 in Detroit. The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

2019 94

BYD debuts E-SEED GT concept car, Song Pro SUV and e Series at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

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BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The s2 is an SUV, offering 305 km coverage fully charged, and taking just 15 minutes to provide charge for 100 km of coverage.

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BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel-cell X5 SUV could arrive as soon as 2022

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BMW announced Tuesday that it is working on a next generation of fuel-cell drive systems, to first be presented in a limited-production version of the BMW X5 in 2022, and then in a more widely available model starting in 2025.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The EQC crossover SUV ( earlier post ) marks the beginning of a new mobility era at Daimler. Production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

2019 151

Audi’s mighty diesel: SQ8 TDI SUV coupé; 48V MHEV

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Audi’s sporty top model of the Q family, the SQ8 TDI SUV coupé, features a biturbo V8 TDI diesel that delivers 435 metric hp, 900 NN·mm (663.8 In the WLTP cycle, the large SUV coupe consumes an average of 7.8

2019 106

Rivian R1S SUV to offer four roof options, but no sliding moonroof

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Rivian plans to match the variety of configurations for its upcoming R1T electric pickup in its R1S SUV. The all-electric SUV will offer four different roof options when it goes on sale in 2021, the company announced in a tweet on Monday.

2019 88

Multiple Ford and Lincoln electric SUV models to arrive by 2023

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In addition to a Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV, potentially named Mach E, Ford is planning two more mid-size electric SUVs to sell alongside the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. The new vehicles were revealed by three sources familiar with the plans in a report in trade journal Automotive News (subscription required) on Monday. The new

2019 83

Electrified vehicles count for 7.1% of new vehicles in Europe in May; SUVs continue to dominate full market

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Registrations of pure electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars totalled 94,000 units in 18 European markets in May 2019, counting for 7.1% Overall, the European car market remained stable in May 2019 for the second month in a row.

2019 101

Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China; the brand will double its SUV range by 2020. During Auto Shanghai 2019, Volkswagen announced that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40%. The SMV Concept indicates a large-size SUV, measuring more than 5.1

2019 96

Electric car sales boom in California, as plug-in hybrids and small cars sputter

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Even as sales of small cars drop in California and across the country, sales of electric cars continue to climb, breaking past 5 percent of the market so far in 2019.

2019 114

More people in the vehicle means less fuel use per person: Comparing SUVs and cars

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Compared with cars, SUVs consume more energy per vehicle mile. Consequently, SUVs emit more carbon dioxide per vehicle mile than do cars. However, in the United States, the typical occupancy is higher for SUVs than for cars. For example, the average SUV consumes 42.9

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Hyundai NEXO fuel cell SUV earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award; first production fuel cell to be crash tested by IIHS in US

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The 2019 Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after June 2019. The NEXO, a midsize premium SUV, has good ratings in all six crashworthiness tests.

2019 96

INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

2019 101

Byton readies for China production of $45K US-bound electric SUV

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But it’s already outlasted its early hype bubble and is looking increasingly likely to deliver what could be a very enticing combination to three continents—a large, spacious, long-range all-electric SUV with a new kind of interface, at a starting.

2019 107

Toyota and Subaru jointly to develop BEV-dedicated platform and BEV SUV

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation disclosed today that they have agreed jointly to develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles and jointly to develop a C-segment-class BEV SUV model for sale under each company’s own brand.

2019 113

Hyundai Motor Group opens Hyundai Hydrogen World in Shanghai

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It features a variety of displays and programs, including an air-purifying demonstration on a 2019 NEXO fuel-cell electric vehicle, a model NEXO showing its internal mechanical parts, as well as galleries and spaces containing hydrogen-related information.

2019 152

Byton M-Byte electric SUV: More interior photos, US timeline confirmed

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While the upstart electric vehicle maker Byton hasn’t yet said much about how its $45,000 M-Byte electric SUV will be sold or serviced in the U.S.

2019 101

New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Another significant barrier to fuel economy improvements has been the growing market share of sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups, the market share of which increased by 11 percentage points over the last three years. SUVs now represent nearly 40% of the global LDV market.

2019 130

Electric-car startup Piëch sketches out future models, including SUV

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The company showed a sleek new electric concept coupe at the Geneva auto show in March called the Mark Zero, which it plans to put into production in 2022, and recently released sketches of two models expected to follow the Mark Zero: a four-seat GT coupe, and a five-passenger SUV.

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2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

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The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating for the 2019 e-tron will be just 204 miles.

2019 84

Audi E-tron electric SUV gets discounts just as it goes on sale

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Just as the 2019 E-tron SUV starts arriving at dealerships, Audi is already offering big discounts on them. The biggest incentive so far is 1.9 percent financing on the E-tron for up to 66 months, which is significantly cheaper than most other models in Audi's lineup, according to our partners at CarsDirect.com. The similar-sized, gas-powered Q5

2019 84

Here are the electric-car models on the way for 2019

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Regular readers of Green Car Reports know we have been saying for a year now that 2019 is the year of the electric SUV. Most are SUVs, with a couple of hatchbacks thrown in. Now the year is finally here, and we thought we'd give our readers a peek at what we know about all the upcoming models. In many cases their specific arrival dates are not

2019 87

Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

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German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. Under intense sales pressure from Tesla, the stalwart German brands are not resting

2019 84

Complexity in basic cars: SEAT Ateca SUV has 2.2 km of wire, 100 sensors and control units

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Cars have been evolving with increasingly complex circuitry. SEAT’s Ateca crossover (SEAT is a Volkswagen Group company, the Ateca is based on the MQB platform and is related to Volkswagen’s Tiguan) features a complex arrangement of wires more than 2.2 km long.

2019 143

Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Topping Opel’s SUV offer (that also comprises the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6 Opel presented the new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version of the Grandland X.

2019 96

2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

2019 87

JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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SUVs once again drove sales in the global market, proving that the boom in demand for the segment was not just a fad, but a long-lasting trend that continues to appeal to consumers around the world. million SUVs were sold in 2018, with volume up by 7% on 2017.

2019 118

Updated Audi Q7 SUV has 48V MHEV as standard, new PHEV option

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Audi’s updated Q7 SUV will have the company’s 48V mild-hybrid system (MHEV) as standard. In customer operation, this technology can reduce consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

2019 96

Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

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Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range. Now the company has announced that the model has earned a 370-mile range rating in the generous European WLTP driving cycle. DON'T MISS: 2021 Ford Mach E: What we know

2019 84

Confirmed: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arriving for US in early 2020, will top 40 MPG city

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Honda is at last revealing the first electrified SUV for its U.S. lineup, and it’s a hybrid version of the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S., the CR-V. The automaker has announced that this higher-mileage 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be U.S.-produced

2019 93

Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

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After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with over 2,700 responses, and the results were. Polls

2019 79

The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. The Taycan—the first purely electrically driven sports car from Porsche —will be launched to market at the end of 2019, followed shortly thereafter by its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo. Porsche Leipzig GmbH started series production of the Cayenne SUV in 2002, with 259 employees.

2019 95

Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

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On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very.

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