Tag: Compact SUV

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



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



2014 Nissan Juke All Set For US: Details Inside

The 2014 iteration of Nissan’s popular sports crossover is here. Yes, it is none other than the radical looking Nissan Juke which receives significant upgrades for this year, including four models, two new exterior colors, two new special cosmetic packages, a navigation package and more. For 2014, the Juke pushes the bar set by itself even higher, thanks to the updated styling which includes 17 inch wheels, a broad shoulder line, flared wheel arches, the unique two-part headlight, a raked windshield, a high beltline, coupe inspired roofline, hidden rear door handles, boomerang style taillights, upswept side windows and more.

The excitement is further continued in the cabin which features a unique, motorcycle fuel tank-inspired center console finished in a glossy paint, sports car-inspired gearshift positioning and a bolstered front seats. Perhaps, the most interesting feature of the Juke’s cabin is the Integrated Control (I-CON) system which is a drive mode



Jeep Enters Small SUV Segment With 2015 Jeep Renegade

Lately, most of the global brands are focusing on international markets, and that too on the compact SUV segment in specific. For the last couple of months we were hearing about a new small SUV from Jeep and yes, it is finally here. Jeep has launched the all new 2015 Jeep Renegade which is on track to become one of strongest offerings in the compact utility vehicle segment. In brief, the all new Renegade offers a segment-first 9 speed automatic gearbox, class leading off road capability, frugal engines, and a host of convenience and safety features.

Starting with the design of the Renegade, the biggest challenge for designers was to so design the car that it not only is great for off-roading but also small enough for city roads. Designers also had to make sure that it looks like a global car as it is the first Jeep to be



Volkswagen Taigun Near Production Model Premiered At 2014 Auto Expo In India

A while ago Volkswagen released the first pictures of Taigun, a concept crossover aimed at booming markets. Then, the Taigun was just a concept but not anymore. The German major has debuted the near production model of the Taigun compact SUV at the ongoing Auto Expo in New Delhi, India. Compared to the first concept presented in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Taigun has come a long way in terms of design and practicality. In terms of size, the Taigun is 3,859 mm long (3,995 mm with real mounted spare wheel), 1,728 mm wide, 1,570 mm tall (1,605 mm with roof rails) and features a 2,470 mm long wheelbase.

The model showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo is powered by a new 1.0-litre TSI engine that features direct injection petrol engine and turbocharging technologies. It can produce up to 81 kW / 110 PS at 5000 rpm and peak torque of



Audi Q3 With New TFSI Engine and New Trim Level For UK

Audi’s compact and successful car of the SUV category. the Q3 is all set to get even better. Audi UK has decided to not only add a new powerplant to the engine lineup but also improve the car on the features end by introducing a new top of the range trim level. The Audi Q3 has adopted a new, compact and more fuel efficient 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine. The engine will be available with SE and a new S line Plus specification. Talking about the performance of the new engine, it has been introduced as an alternative to the 140 PS 2.0-litre TDI model so that customers get even more options at the time of buying.

The same can produce peak power of 150 PS between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm delivered between 1750 and 3000 rpm. As stated above, the new engine will



2015 Audi Q3 SUV To Debut At NAIAS 2014

Audi’s highly popular Q3 SUV is going to be added to the brand’s American range soon. Audi is going to debut the 2015 Q3 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, and the car will arrive in the US in the fall of 2014 to join the already successful Q5 and Q7. The Q3 is a well balanced machine offering advanced features, ideal performance and excellent driving dynamics. “Coming off the recent A3 family announcement we are now for the first time entering into the premium compact class of SUVs with the introduction of the Audi Q3 into our line-up,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America.

“Our growing SUV family will now offer three distinct products in the premium SUV category; and like the successful Q5 and Q7, the Q3 will continue with the established standards they started with regards to utility, technology, craftsmanship and performance.” The 2015



2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Is Here: Complete Details

Mercedes Benz’s performance division has come up with their latest creation, the GLA 45 AMG. Yes, it is the AMG version of Mercedes’ all new GLA Class compact SUV which is all set to offer blistering performance not only off-road but on road too. The GLA 45 AMG is powered by the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world which puts out a healthy 360 hp of power and 450 Newton metres of torque. In spite of being so powerful, the GLA 45 is an efficient car with a fuel consumption of 37.6 mpg and CO2 emissions of 175 g/km, meaning the car is a beast and environment compatible at the same time.

Talking about GLA 45 AMG’s driving dynamics, the car can propel from zero to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and can achieve an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Such astonishing sprint and top speed



2015 Mercedes Benz GLA Class: All You Need To Know

Mercedes Benz showcased its latest compact SUV, the GLA Class, last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is now readying the car for deliveries, as the same is scheduled to start this year. First things first, the GLA Class is reminiscent of the all new A-Class or should I say the GLA is a high riding A-Class but since it is an SUV, it comes with a more muscular styling, bigger alloy wheels, roof rails, dual exhaust configuration, rear spoiler and some other SUV specific features. Proportion wise the car is 4417mm long, 1804mm wide and 1,494mm tall and has a drag coefficient of 0.29.

The standard cargo space that the crossover offers is around 421 liters but customers can fold the rear seats down to increase it to 836 liters. For those who are still not satisfied with the default amount of space, Mercedes Benz is offering an



2014 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV: All You Need To Know

Talking in context of the North American market, if we are considering the most complete family SUVs, Nissan Rogue has to be on the list. It was first introduced in 2008, the Rogue emerged as a key player in the competitive compact SUV market. For the 2014 model year, Nissan has completely redesigned the Rogue giving it a refreshingly new look over its predecessor. For the first time, this year onwards the Rogue will be available with an optional 3rd row passenger seat. Aside from the optional 3rd row other interiors highlights include Nissan innovative EZ Flex seating System, class-exclusive Divide-N-Hide Cargo System that provides up to 18 different variations to manage space for the cargo and occupants and more.

The exterior of the car is comprehensively redesigned and now offers a premium, high quality look. Compared to the previous generation the new Rogue features a 0.6 inch longer wheelbase,



2014 SsangYong Korando With A Fresh New Look And Improved Features

The upcoming Korando is a smashing car which will give its passenger an enthralling experience and and this car is being recognized for its great performance as it is equipped with some of the best techniques that will perform best on the roads.  After receiving the most prestigious award of The Caravan Club Tower car of the Year Award 2014 for vehicles under £16,000 this car is on high demands and people will be getting with more glamorous look in the 2014 as company is remodeling some of its parts to give it more a touch of innovation and sophistication.

The car is also having strong 16 and 17inches of wheels powered with a contemporary and well efficient 2.0-litre Euro 5 engine.  There I also another model named as ELX4 which has an automatic yet powerful, even and resourceful 175ps e-XDi200 diesel engine with a maximum power output of 175ps/4000rpm



Kia Motors Launches 2014 RED ZONE SPECIAL EDITION SOUL In US

Red is the color of passion and power and that is why Kia Motors announced its first edition of Soul which will be hitting the markets in 2014 and the edition will be named as the ‘Red Zone’ with exclusive sporty features but with exterior look of white with sporty red accents and distinct trimmed interiors. The company will be producing 2000 cars initially as a limited edition for the dealers. The making of the car is inspired by the very popular Track’ster concept that was showcased in the Chicago Auto Show in 2012.

The second generation models will be on the floors in the first quarter of 2014. The Soul will be a favorite car for those people who define their character with their car and this car express it with its unique features and style. The Technical Built The Soul with a “Red Zone” tag come up with



Porsche Macan Unveiled In LA: Complete Details and Price

Porsche has launched its latest car, the Porsche Macan, at the Los Angeles Auto Show and it happens to be the sixth model of Porsche range. With the Macan, Porsche plans to aim at a completely new segment of the market. Porsche claims the Macam is not just a compact SUV but a sports car as well, meaning it is a true Porsche at core which is ready to take on the Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Merc’s GLK. From launch the Macan will be available in three versions, which come packed with features like Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive and the Porsche PDK double-clutch transmission fitted as standard.

Talking about the engine options, first up is the Macan S which is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that delivers 340 hp (250 kW), powerful enough to accelerate the car from 0 to 62