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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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

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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 104

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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 97

Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

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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 102

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.

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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

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

Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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It turns out that, in the United States, the occupants of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans) annually contribute, on average, 7,958 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent. by Michael Sivak.

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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 83

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 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.

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Audi SQ8 2019: Performance SUV offers biturbo V8 with 429hp and 900Nm of torque

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Audi has announced the launch of a new, performance-focused version of its top-tier luxury SUV

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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.

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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

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Lexus developing electric-car platform, considering in-wheel motors

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Last month, Toyota announced it was teaming up with Subaru to develop a dedicated electric platform for a new SUV. Electric cars are winning over even the most skeptical of automakers.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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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

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Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz is premiering the close-to-production show car Concept GLB and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 L 4MATIC developed exclusively for China. Series production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

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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

Volkswagen Group continues to push with CNG

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At the annual general meeting in mid-May 2019, Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, announced that CNG will continue to play an important role for the Group in the future. With 95 points, it achieved the best result so far in 2019.

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Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover SUV with mild hybrid technology

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Mazda Motor Corporation staged the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Nio recalls SUVs in China after battery fires

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Chinese startup automaker Nio is recalling nearly 5,000 of the ES8 SUVs that it has sold in China following a spate of fires in their battery packs.

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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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Audi Q4 e-tron previews brand's first affordable electric SUV

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Audi's plans to take on Tesla in the electric-car market aren't limited to the upcoming e-tron quattro electric SUV. Like Tesla, Audi has at least two electric SUVs in the works, and it previewed the second one at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday. The second model follows the established protocol of being smaller and likely more affordable than the. Geneva Auto Show

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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The arrival of new SUVs last year, including the launch of 16 new models, paired with an increase in demand for the car type also contributed to the overall increase of average CO 2 emissions in Europe. The emissions averages for SUVs worsened by 1.4

2019 105

Volkswagen unveils ID. ROOMZZ electric SUV concept in Shanghai; series model in 2021

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ROOMZZ—a zero-emission SUV in the five meter category. Volkswagen is expanding its electric ID. product range with a multi-variable all-round model: the new ID.

2019 96

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 69

BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s. BYD Company Ltd.

2019 88

2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

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Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk.

2019 84

Renault Koleos gets a refresh for 2019

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The Renault Koleos SUV has been given a mid-life refresh and now features new engines, an enhanced interior and improved safety tech

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