Category: SUV

All-New Nissan X-Trail Prices Announced For UK

Nissan has made some important announcements in regard to its 2014 model lineup. First it announced the specifications and pricing for the 2014 Nissan Juke and now it has announced the prices of the all new Nissan X-Trail for the UK. In brief, the 2014 Nissan X-Trail starts from £22,995 and will available in 2WD or 4WD configuration with 5- or 7-seat arrangement. Scheduled to reach UK showrooms on July 17, the all new X-Trail is considerably cheaper than its predecessor – 2WD Visia will now cost £2,600 less while the 2WD Acenta will be available for £800 less than the outgoing model.

The all new X-Trail will be available in four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna. Talking about the long list of standard equipment available, the Visia models, which start from £22,995, come with signature LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, MP3 compatible sound system with



Chevrolet To Add 2015 Trax Compact SUV To Its US Portfolio

Chevrolet has announced that it will add the 2015 Chevrolet Trax to its US vehicle range. The car is expected to arrive in dealers showrooms across the US early next year and will inject more competition into the rapidly growing small SUV market. The design is pretty compact and has the flare of Chevrolet. Swept headlamps, a dual port grille with chrome accents and a bowtie emblem accentuate the front of the car, while the rear flaunts skid plates, vertical tail lamps and pronounced wheel arches.

The exterior of the Trax will be available in as many as ten colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat, Orange Rock Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Deep Espresso Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic and Blaze Red. The cockpit of the Trax is full of features, including the standard MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch high-res display, a



Citroen C-XR Concept SUV To Debut At Beijing Motor Show 2014

Citroen is going to debut an all new concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Named Citroen C-XR Concept, the beautiful looking SUV will shape into a future model developed by Citroen and DongFeng. Since DongFeng will be involved in the production of the C-XR, it is likely to be a China-exclusive model initially. Shifting the attention to the C-XR Concept now, it is a Citroen’s contemporary take on the SUV and will be first utility product coming from Citroen-DongFeng joint venture. Compared to 2012, the SUV segment has shown a tremendous growth in the year 2013 in China and this motivated the duo to come up with an all new product.

The design of the C-XR Concept is stylish and compact, thanks to a number of bodily highlights including signature headlights with LED daytime running lights, C-shaped side signature that works as a visual link between the chrome-finished waistline



Lexus NX Crossover Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

Lexus has finally unveiled the hotly anticipated Lexus NX crossover at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The sharply styled compact crossover will be available in three versions: a hybrid version, a regular petrol and a turbocharged petrol. Of the three, the turbocharged petrol engine is an all new unit developed by Lexus and will debut on the Lexus NX 200t. Lexus will offer the NX in front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions. Additionally, the models will also equip Lexus’s quick-response stop and start system.

The NX range will also come equipped with a host of innovative technologies and features. The long list of features includes a Lexus-first wireless charging tray for mobile phones, new Lexus Remote Touch Interface featuring a touchpad, new Panoramic View Monitor, blind spot monitor, head-up display and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The NX will be available in the following specifications: NX 200, NX 200t



All-New Honda HR-V Compact SUV First Photos Released: Coming To US This Winter

At the 84th New York International Auto Show, Japanese marque Honda has released the first photos of the all new 2015 Honda HR-V compact SUV. Lately, the number of young buyers have increased by great numbers and therefore Honda wants to leave no stone unturned to grab the attention of this new class of buyers. Expanding its small car lineup, Honda also launched the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact car at the New York Auto Show. While the 2015 Fit will be available to the buyers right away, the all new Honda HR-V is scheduled to arrive in winters.

With these two new small cars, Honda is expecting a strong growth in the market. The HR-V features a compact and sleek design complemented by expressive character body lines. It is based on the same compact platform that underpins the new generation Fit but will offer more versatility and and space, thanks



2014 Volkswagen Touareg SUV Debuts At Beijing Motor Show

One of the biggest auto groups, Volkswagen has launched the latest version of its very successful premium SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg. The 2014 Touareg has been comprehensively redesigned and gets long list of new features including a new EU6 TDI engine, standard features, color options and optional styling packages. Starting with the redesigned exterior first, designers have thoroughly changed the front and rear of the new Touareg. The front gets bigger trapezoidal headlights which are standard bi-xenons, redesigned radiator grille and a new bumper with a lower air intake.

The rear end gets a new bumper, a redesigned diffuser and relocated LED rear fog lights. Other exterior highlights include new 18-inch 10-spoke “Arica” alloy wheel or 20-inch 5-spoke “Masafi” alloy wheels and five new exterior colors: Moonlight Blue Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Black Oak Brown Metallic and Light Silver Metallic. The R-Line specification can be ordered with



Nissan Unveils 2015 Murano Crossover: To Arrive In Late 2014

In 2003, Nissan launched the first generation Nissan Murano which had a huge impact over the SUV market and recently the Japanese marque has unveiled the 2015 Murano. Unlike the previous generation Muranos which were inspired by the Italian Murano glassware, the latest generation is based on the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle. Compared to the previous generation Murano, the new one features the same 111.2 inch long wheelbase but is 1.3 inches wider, 2.5 inches longer and half an inch shorter. The exterior is extremely edgy and flaunts a V-motion front grille taken directly from the Resonance concept, invisible D-pillars, boomerang-shaped LED taillights and LED daytime running lights.

Aerodynamically, the new Murano is 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing model and scores a 0.31 coefficient of drag. Powering the 2015 Murano is a standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 which is good for 260 hp and peak torque of 240 lb-ft.



All-New DS 6WR Premium SUV To Debut At Beijing Motor Show

Citroen’s China-exclusive brand DS is going to unveil an all new premium SUV at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. The new SUV is named DS 6WR and is directly inspired by Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept that was unveiled last year. The 6WR is a special product for Citroen DS as it is the brand’s first SUV product and takes a fresh approach to a premium utility vehicle.  Styling wise the 6WR is an SUV true to the core but features various DS design cues that make it sporty and aggressive at the same time.

The SUV is 4.55 m in length, 1.61 m in height, 1.86 m in width and features a 2.73 m long wheelbase. With those dimensions, the 6WR will offer enough space and versatility to compete with any car in the SUV segment. Not using a four wheel drive system as seen on other conventional SUVs,



Land Rover Reveals Discovery Vision Concept Ahead Of New York Debut

Today, Land Rover has revealed its latest concept car, the Discovery Vision Concept, in New York. The concept car showcases the new design language that will be adopted for future Discovery models and for sure, it looks stunning. The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled at the USS Interpid in Manhattan, just a day ahead of the 2014 NYIAS. The design of the Discovery Vision Concept is far more radical than the outgoing model and will be used for a range of models based on the Discovery. Design highlights on the exterior include a stepped roof which looks really sporty and enhances the appeal of the concept.

The interior is equally admirable and features plenty of innovative features. The seats can be repositioned by using touchscreen controls and the entire, 7-seat configuration can be switched to a 6-seat, 5-seat or even 4-seat limousine-style arrangement in a matter of a few seconds.



BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid Concept SUV Unveiled: Details Inside

The X5 is one of the well known names when we talk about fuel efficient SUVs but BMW knew it could do even better and so, they have introduced a new hybrid concept based on the X5 which is claimed to raise efficiency to a whole new level. Dubbed BMW Concept X5 eDrive, the car not only comes with a hybrid drivetrain but also equips BMW’s X-Drive Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, meaning it will be ultra efficient even while using all the four wheels. The hybrid drivetrain comprises of an internal combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology, Majority of the power comes from the four cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology petrol engine that produces 245 hp or 180 kW while an additional 95 hp or 70 kW is offered by an electric motor.

The torque output of the electric motor is 250 Nm and offers a top speed of 75 mph.



All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launched: First Lexus To Use Turbocharged Engine

Previously, Lexus has previewed the LF-NX Concept crossover at a number of occasions but today, the Japanese marque has launched the production version of the Lexus NX. Apart from the radical design that the SUV carries, it is also the first Lexus vehicle to be powered by a turbocharged engine. The crossover will make it debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show which starts on April 20. Lexus will offer the NX in three forms: NX 200, NX 200t and NX 300h. The NX 200 is the standard model that is powered by a naturally aspirated engine while the ‘t’ in the NX 200t stands for turbocharged and hence it equips a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine.

The NX 300h is a hybrid model that is expected to offer class-leading efficiency. The Japanese carmaker wanted to make a bold statement with the new design of the NX and sure it



All New Kia Soul Launches In UK: Starts From £12,600

Today, Kia has unveiled the second-generation Kia Soul for the UK market which comes with a host of improvements including a roomier cabin, revised styling, a new chassis and more standard features. Best of all, the pricing of the second generation Kia Soul starts from £12,600. First things first, Kia has adopted a number of styling changes for the new Soul. The new model takes a number of elements from the Track’ster concept and hence becomes even more sportier. Proportion wise, the new Soul has a 20 mm longer wheelbase at 2,570 mm, a longer overall length of 1,140 mm, a 15 mm wider body at 1,800 mm, and a 10 mm lowered height at 1,600 mm.

At the back of the new Soul is a 354 liter boot that can be enlarged to 994 liters with the rear seats folded down. Since the new Soul is influenced from the



Mitsubishi Launches All-New Outlander PHEV In UK

Mitsubishi has added a new member to the Outlander family in the UK and the its called the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Yes, it is the hybrid version of the Outlander which has finally arrived in the UK. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most special products for Mitsubishi as the same is the result of years of research and Mitsubishi is betting big on the SUV. The car is so clean that it has easily qualifies for the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant that the government offers. Just to give you an idea of how environmentally friendly the car is, being a 5-seater and 4WD capable vehicle it only emits 44 g/km of CO2.

Interested buyers can make a booking from this week while the car is expected to arrive in the UK dealerships in May. Powering the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an interesting combination of technologies including a Mitsubishi



Cadillac SRX Updated For Canada: Gets New Features, Colors And Trims

Cadillac has launched the 2014 SRX compact SUV in Canada which features a good number of updates including a new interior trim, new exterior color options, new 18” chrome-plated alloys on Luxury Collection and addition of Intellibeam headlamps in the Driver Awareness Package. Starting with the updates in detail, this year Cadillac has added Intellibeam headlamps to the Driver Awareness Package. This very feature detects oncoming traffic and automatically switches to high beam headlamps mode and turns them off instantly.

The other and equally exclusive feature is a set of 18 inch chrome-plated alloy wheels available on the Luxury Collection, though the availability of the wheel will be late. As far as the exterior are concerned, Cadillac has added three new options: Terra Mocha Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic and Graphite Metallic. The interior of the 2014 SRX has also been updated with a new color combination: Caramel with Ebony accents.