Tag: Crossover

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



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 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



Nissan Introduces All New Juke NISMO RS: Details Inside

Expanding its model range, Nissan has introduced the all new Nissan Juke Nismo RS model for Europe. The Juke Nismo RS has been slotted as the flagship model of the new Juke range and comes with a number improvements including more power, stronger brakes, a sharper chassis and extra equipment. The new Juke Nismo RS is based on the very potent Juke Nismo and features motorsport inspired engineering, aerodynamics and design, taking the performance benchmark set by by the latter even higher. Powering the Juke Nismo RS is the 1.6 liter DIG-T engine which has been uptuned to deliver even more power and torque.

The fine tuned 1.6 liter DIG-T on the Nismo RS produces 218 PS of power and peak torque of 280 Nm, a decent increase of 18 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque compared to the standard Nismo version. Nissan has also added a mechanical



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



All New Nissan Qashqai To Be Part Of Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event

A while ago, Nissan unveiled the 2015 Nissan Qashqai for the European market and yes, it has been well received. The next big news in regard to the Qashqai is that it is going to be the center of attraction of a four day Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event to be held at Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Starting this Saturday, January 18, the event will feature rare concept images, a Qashqai showreel cinema and the new Qashqai itself. There will also be a ceremony at the plant on January 22 marking the launch of the crossover.

For the Visitors there will be number of things awaiting to take place. First and foremost, during the entire four day event, the world-famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be illuminated in the Nissan brand’s signature red. On Saturday, visitors will also get to speak with Nissan’s recruitment team about current vacancies at



Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept Premieres At 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Jaguar has been teasing the world with its latest crossover for quite some time now. But for Jag fans, the long wait has finally come to an end. If you are still not able to guess what we are talking about, read the next few lines. Jaguar’s latest crossover creation, the C-X17 concept was unveiled a while back but since then, for the world, the car only existed in pictures. Gladly, the brand has recently displayed the C-X17 sport crossover for the very first time, at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show.

The C-X17 was created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s all-new advanced aluminum architecture. This is the same architecture on which an exciting new range of future Jaguars will be built, the best example being the spied mid-sized sedan slated for 2015. This modular, scalable new architecture is extremely promising in regard to new vehicles as it



Suzuki To Showcase 5 New Concepts At 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

For the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show organized by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Suzuki Motor Corporation is planning to display five new concepts. The doors of the exhibition will be opened for the public at Tokyo’s Big Sight between November 23 and December 1, 2013. Suzuki’s theme for the 4rd Tokyo Motor Show is “Let’s Create a Brand New Story”. The new theme is all about the daily life of customers and with it, Suzuki focuses on the development of new ideas together with their customers.

The concept cars to be exhibited at the show offer cars that are currently in demand, cars that should be available in the near future, and cars for the more distant future, all of which is based on Suzuki’s slogan of “Small Cars for a Big Future”. As long as the design goes, all of them are cute and attractive but Suzuki have made them



2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Crossover US Pricing Released

At the 2013 Ney York International Auto Show, Subaru introduced its first ever production hybrid model dubbed XV Crosstrek Hybrid. A lot of interesting facts were revealed about this crossover then, but when it came to pricing, Subaru kept its mouth closed. Finally, the wait is over as Subaru has announced the pricing on its first ever hybrid product. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is based on the successful XV Crosstrek crossover and while retaining the latter’s all terrain capabilities, it provides better fuel efficiency and improved driving dynamics.

”The XV Crosstrek model has been an instant hit since going on sale in September 2012, selling approximately 45,000 units in its first year and showing there is a strong market for a compact CUV that provides strong looks, safety, AWD capability and good fuel economy.” said Thomas J. Doll, president, and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “The XV Crosstrek



Infiniti will premiere its premium crossover, the 2014 QX60 Hybrid at New York Auto Show

Infiniti is going to make the world premiere of its 2014 QX60, the hybrid luxury Crossover at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show starting from March, 29th – April 7th, 2013 at the Jacob Javits Center. The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  is a new gasoline electric hybrid vehicle which is going to boost the premium range of QX60 Crossover in United States this summer, featuring the all best capabillites of 7-seater luxury crossover. This launch will diversify the Infiniti’s existing Hybrid range of Q70 Hybrid and Q50 Hybrid for the 2014 model year.

The special feature of the new QX60 hybrid is to deliver best efficiency without comprising the performance part and it also designed to offer more interior space as compared to the non-hybrid QX60 models. The new QX60 hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 26 miles/gallon which is a 24% improvement and estimated price of $3000 more as compared



Peugeot 2008 a dynamic style and comfort of urban compact crossover at Geneva Motor Show

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eugeot with one of its most attractive Urban Compact Crossover – Peugeot 2008, the new definition to the Crossover segment by its sporty design, agile driving experience with best comfort and equipment, showcased at the all-favorite Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013. Peugeot 2008 is equipped with impressive interior which includes a smart satin chrome finish to the air vents, handbrake lever, steering wheel, gear lever and touch-screen trims all add to the level of luxury and create a genuinely premium feel, various Drive modes where switching from the standard mode can be done from the dial located on the centre console, here driver can choose as per the situation – Snow Mode, Off-Road Mode, Sand or ESP Off Mode, folding the 60:40 split rear seats boosts storage volume from 360 to 1,194 litres, of which 22 litres are under the floor with a touch of a button, offers ample space



Renault Captur a fun to drive user friendly urban compact crossover at Geneva Motor Show

Renault showcased the new Renault Captur - in unique segment which is featuring the style of a Crossover, user friendly interior and fun to drive urban compact crossover - at the most prestigious European auto exhibit of Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new Renault Captur is equipped with petrol and diesel variants, in which the petrol variants are comprised of Energy TCe 90 which has an output of 90 horsepower and fuel economy of 20.40 km/liter[4.9 liters for 100 km], while a CO2 emission of 113 grams/km, and other petrol variant of more power is TCe 120 EDC which has an output of 120 horsepower and fuel consumption of 18.51 km/liter[5.4 liters for 100 km], while a CO2 emission of 125 gram/km.

The diesel engines variant comprised of Energy dCi 90 which has an output of 90 horsepower with fuel economy of 27.02 km/liter[3.7 liters for 100 km] and a CO2 emission of  95 grams/km,



Opel releases teaser of new Adam Rocks Concept to be premiered at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Today in Rüsselsheim, Opel has unveiled a teaser photo which is tells that Opel has not only great expectation from its famous Lifestyle model – the Opel Adam, but bigger inspiration too, with the all-new Adam Rocks Concept, which is going to have its premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, as a first Urban Compact Crossover which is dynamic in design and power with more personalisation. The Adam Rocks concept is 3.7 meters long with all-new 3 doors and open-air abilities which Opel claims, will create a brand new segment in the competitive market.

As per Opel the new Adam Rocks Concept is designed for those customer who wants personal freedom extended by its cabrio design looks and fabric roof which get extended to full width and length of the roof, from right back to the C-pillars and roof is best to see outer world from above. The new Compact Urban Crossover got high-fashion, aggressive



Nissan launches Juke Nismo in Europe

Nissan launches the compact high performance Crossover – Juke Nismo – in Europe, featuring the inspired Motorsport DNA with racing inspired design, enhanced driving dynamics and performance. The new Nissan Juke Nismo is powered by a revised and advanced Nissan’s 4-cylinder DIG-T[Direct Injection Gasoline Turbocharged] 1.6 Litre petrol engine which can generate a horsepower from 187.4[190 PS or 140 kilo-Watts] to 197.3[200 PS or 147 kilo-Watts] and a torque in range from 240 Nm to 250 Nm .

In the performance part, the Two-Wheel Drive 6-Speed Juke Nismo with manual transmission can sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour[0 to 62 miles/hour] in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 215 km/hour[134 miles/hour] and a combined[city+highway] fuel efficiency of 14.49 km/liter [40.9 miles/gallon], while a CO2 emission of 159 grams/kilometer. On the other hand, the Juke Nismo Four-Wheel Drive with continuously variable transmission, can sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour[0 to 62 miles/hour] in 8.2 seconds with



EyesOn Design Award for Nissan Resonance Concept just after its debut at NAIAS

Here in Detroit, Nissan Resonance Crossover Concept has just won the EyesOn Design Award for the Best Concept Vehicle for this week, which is announced few hour after the debut of the Resonance Concept at the [NAIAS] -North American International Auto Show 2013. With the power of advance hybrid-electric technology the most attractive feature of this concept is the aggressive and future design look with the virtue of good fuel efficiency and shows respect to the environment,  in the Crossover segment.

The clean edge design with full use of aerodynamics is quite noticeable  In the exterior, the V-Motion front design in which front grille goes from hood and deep into the attractive boomerang shaped headlights. While the exterior body has strong surface with sexy line finishing. The distinctive roof floating design using a full size glass panel, is perfectly matched with the big size windows and the large space inside. The aggression can be seen in the unique name exterior color-



Renault Captur Urban Compact Crossover officially revealed

Renault has just revealed the photos of the stylish Urban Compact Crossover – the Renault Captur – which has attractive design and enhance looks inspired from Captur Concept car, driving dynamics of a SUV and comfort ride of compact sedan. The aerodynamics lines with sportscar inspired steeply-raked windscreen is quite eye-catching. The feel of a SUV is featured in the Captur by having big wheels, more ground clearance and a sill-guard. Available in 2-tone color option, the Captur has quite friendly customization – eye-catching roof and pillars with contrast colors.

It has platform specification of New Clio which has done excellent work to deliver most comfortable drive, quality dynamics in terms of agility and car good response on the road. The Director of A/B-Segment Product Range,- Benoît Bochard – has expressed it by saying – “Renault Captur is a compact, unaggressive crossover which is particularly user-friendly. It benefits from Renault genes through



Nissan Resonance Crossover Concept debut at NAIAS [Teaser]

On January,15th 2013 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Nissan is coming-up with its Crossover Concept – the Resonance Crossover Concept and will showcase it international debut on the Nissan stand. According to the Nissan, it has the advance series of Nissan Crossover design by incorporating the bold styling in a hybrid-electric crossover. The full details and photos will be released in the press conference of Nissan on January 15th, 2013 at 0810 hours. The North America’s biggest and most popular Automobile Show – the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - will begin from the mid of January in DETROIT, which is a premium platform for the Automobile Companies everywhere from the world to showcase their debut of concept and production models.

The press preview at the NAIAS 2013 is going to open from January, 14th to 15th. While the Industry Preview will open from January, 16th to 17th and the Charity Preview on January, 18th. Finally



Nissan Qashqai 360 started the sale in Europe from UK

Nissan has just launched a new Crossover of Qashqai range – the Nissan Qashqai 360 – which is first launched to sale in UK with a starting price tag £19,945. Nissan is quite confident with the new range of Qashqai to be the best selling Crossover more than n-tec+ model. The Qashqai 360 is launched to replace the n-tec+ model and is lying in the segment between Acenta and Tekna trims. The Qashqai 360 is available with various version of petrol and diesel engine and transmission options.

The 360 is also available in both the Qashqai 5-door and Qashqai+2 range. By the analysis of Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi diesel variant with stop/start technology will be the most selling model due to its higher fuel efficiency of combined(city+highway) cyle -62.8mpg with low emission of CO2 i.e. just 119g/km. The base petrol variant is Qashqai 360 1.6 Litre with 5-speed manual transmission and capable of



Peugeot 2008 revealed -a new-generation Urban Crossover

In the Auto World of Hatchbacks and Crossover, we see different type and taste of next-generation customers in selecting a vehicle of their need and style. The French Automaker Peugeot, has a secured grip and is very famous in the Europe Auto Market and after the successful award-winning 3008 Crossover, is just targeting the customer in the B-segment vehicles by innovative concept, stylish design and advanced technology in the compact Crossover too. To fulfill this, the new Urban Crossover from Peugeot – the Peugeot 2008 is all set to flag their leadership in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

To express it, the Peugeot Product Director, – Xavier Peugeot said – “With the 2008, Peugeot is continuing its product offensive and capitalizing on the success of the 3008 by offering a new crossover, urban and innovative, to win over an international clientele.”. The first debut of the new Peugeot 2008 will be at Geneva Motor



2013 Buick Encore

BUICK has given a luxury class to its upcoming compact crossover - the 2013 Buick Encore – with refreshing interior, advance features and more efficient engine, which will definitely attract a new generation of customers who are going for an compact SUV with the benefits of a Luxury Car. The 2013 Buick Encore has a turbo 4-cylinder Ecotec 1.4 Litre Engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, is capable of generating a horsepower of 138[i.e. 102 kilo-watts] and a max torque of 148 lb.-ft.[i.e.

200 Nm] between 1,850 and 4,900 RPM. The new Encore engine has several advanced features like Electronically controlled returnless fuel system, Deceleration fuel cut-off, Regulated voltage control and High-efficiency alternator that makes it more fuel efficient than any other crossover from a domestic Automaker. The 2013 Encore has a EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 25(city) / 33(highway) / 28(combined) miles/gallon on Front Wheel Drive models. One can save $2,100 in fuel as per the EPA estimate by using the Encore over