Tag: SUV 2014

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



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



New Nissan Juke For European Market Unveiled At Geneva

Nissan has unveiled the revised Nissan Juke SUV for the European market at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In short, the new Juke features a restyled exterior, advanced NissanConnect system, Nissan Safety Shield, Around View Monitor 4-camera parking system, 40 percent more cargo space, opening sunroof and Xenon lights. Interestingly, for this year as well, Nissan has managed to retain the not so pleasing styling on the Juke but it looks slightly better thanks to the new headlamps taken from the all new Nissan 370Z.

The front and rear look more sporty thanks to the slightly tweaked design cues and the new opening glass roof. Some of external highlights include Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new trim beneath the front bumper and new door mirrors featuring LED side turn indicators. The car also gets a revised rear bumper which looks more aggressive. Nissan has also added a new



2015 Ford Expedition With New Engine And Features Unveiled

Today, Ford has revealed the all new 2015 Ford Expedition which comes with a long list of features, a new EcoBoost engine and a new platinum series. Perhaps the most important change brought by Ford is the addition of a new Ecoboost engine to the options list. Earlier, the only engine that customers looked forward to was the 5.4 liter V8 unit but now there is a smaller 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine which not only drives better but delivers better fuel economy, power and torque figures. This new EcoBoost heart is the only engine to be offered in the new Expedition in North America.

Mated to this fuel efficient is a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that also features a manual mode. When driving in the manual mode, drivers can select the desired gear using a shift-mounted rocker switch. Complementing the interesting setup will be the new continuously controlled damping that



Upgraded 2014 Mazda CX-5 Lineup Up For Sale: Pricing, Specs and Features

There are plenty of compact SUVs to look forward to as they are proposed as value for money cars but when not many deliver as advertised. Mazda’s CX-5 is one of the known cars in the UK and for 2014 it is going to get even better, thanks to the upgrades Mazda has added. The compact suv’s entire 2014 model lineup would now come with an innovative fuel-saving technology called SKYACTIV. This technology offers appreciably good fuel economy while delivering brilliant performance figures. For 2014, Mazda has also added two new exterior colours: Blue Reflex Mica and Deep Crystal Blue Mica for the complete lineup.

Other improvements include re-tuned dampers, bushes and stabilisers. For the manual transmission CX-5 models, Mazda has added a new clutch restart system that restarts the engine upon depressing the clutch, therefore completely avoiding the need to press the start / stop button. Automatic transmission models,



All New Mercedes-Benz GLA250 SUV Unveiled: Details Inside

With the compact SUV market getting more attention than other segments lately, global car manufacturers are putting in best of their efforts to create the best of the compact crossovers. Mercedes-Benz, one of the most loved carmaker, has unveiled the all new 2015 GLA250 a.k.a GLA Class for the US and the car is all set to hit nation-wide dealerships this fall. Lately, Mercedes Benz has changed its design philosophy by focusing more on character lines and sculpted contours and the GLA is one of the best examples of the same.

The car carries a unique appeal that is accentuated by the clear contours and smooth surfaces. There are a number of bodily elements that add to the appeal of the car and the list includes optional Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, front bumper integrated fog lamps, skid plate, standard 18-inch wheels and optional 19-inch set, curved rear



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



All New BMW X3 For UK Is Here: Features And Specifications

BMW has announced the all new BMW X3 for UK, which is more fuel efficient, better looking, better to drive and will prove to be more practical than its predecessor. For the new model year, not only the engines have been improved but there are new exterior colors and a revised interior. Furthermore, customers will also more equipment as standard. Let us start with the powertrain options first. The X3 features an all turbo-diesel lineup starting with the X3 xDrive18d, followed xDrive20d, xDrive30d and xDrive35xd.

The xDrive20d is powered by the new generation 2.0 liter diesel engine that now puts out 190 hp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque, an improvement of 6 hp and 20 Nm. This helps the model achieve a 0 to 62 mph sprint time in 8.1 seconds, a 0.4 second improvement. When the model equips the 8 speed automatic gearbox, the fuel efficiency



2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad Special Edition To Debut In Chicago

Dodge’ Journey SUV reported strongest sales ever in 2013 and to celebrate the same, Dodge is introducing a new Journey model called the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad. Dodge has released the official pictures recently and will debut the vehicle at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. So what is new about Journey Crossroad? Some of the new and exclusive features the car comes with includes redesigned front and rear faces, unique 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, new leather seat design and Liquid Graphite accents.

Since it is a special edition model, Dodge has given the exterior of the Journey a comprehensive makeover to make it look distinct. The Journey Crossroad comes with a new face featuring gloss black grille and fog lamp surrounds, a Platinum chrome accent, Platinum chrome roof rails, a “Crossroad” badge at the rear, black headlamp bezels, new side sills, new 19 inch 5-spoke aluminium



2014 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Altitude Edition Models For US

At the Houston Auto Show, Jeep has introduced the new special edition ‘Altitude’ models of the 2014 Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Wrangler. The models will arrive in Jeep dealerships come spring and will feature unique ‘blacked-out’ exteriors. The name Altitude comes from a one of the Jeep fans who participated in a contest to name a Grand Cherokee concept showcased at the 2012 Houston Motor Show. Starting with the 2014 Cherokee Altitude, the car is based on the standard Cherokee and available with either 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine or the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, in 4×4 or 4×2 configurations.

The 2.4 liter heart delivers up to 31 mpg which is appreciably good, and the Pentastar unit produces 271 hp and can tow up to 4500 lbs. Since it is an Altitude edition, a number of bodily features have been added such as a black daylight opening (DLO), roof rails,



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



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 Buick Enclave Crossover Is Safer And Feature Rich

Every car manufacturer on the planet is known for some or one of its models as these models offer something that their competitors don’t. When talking about Buick, one of the cars that crosses our mind as it has been the industry’s best-selling three-row luxury crossover. For model year 2014, Buick is offering an even enhanced Enclave which is safer and more feature rich than its predecessor. The list highlighting features of the 2014 Buick Enclave include a camera based Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, IntelliLink includes SiriusXM Tune Select and text-to-voice features and Dual charge-only USB ports at the rear of the center console.

The Enclave belongs to a segment dominated by Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and the likes, and yet it offers more third-row-seat leg room than its competition. The car comes in three trim levels including Convenience (1SD), Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN), and is



2014 Volvo S80 Sedan, XC70 SUV and V70 Station Wagon Released: Details

For model year 2014, Volvo has much an enhanced range of vehicles starting with the Volvo S80, Volvo V70 and Volvo XC70. As per Volvo these models take the sophistication to the next level with features like new Drive-E powertrains, new intuitive Sensus Connected Touch system, enhanced IntelliSafe system, and the Active High Beam Control. Starting with the Volvo S80, the sedan comes with a number of new exterior design cues. It features a set of bumpers (front and rear) that make the car look wider, new rectangular Daytime Running Lights, and optional 19 inch wheels.

Customers also get to choose from three chassis types for the car – Comfort, Lowered Sport Chassis and Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept). Moving on to the Volvo V70, this station wagon is known for offering space and class-leading comfort complemented by an impressive boot space of 575 liters. With the rear seats folded



2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon Denali Announced By General Motors

General Motors Corporation has announced the all new 2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali SUV models in Los Angeles. As expected the cars comes with a host of new features, better refinement and greater capabilities. “We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”.

The Yukon and Yukon XL versions are essentially the same and share the same design, architectural and powertrain elements, however, the Yukon XL gets a 14 inch longer wheelbase, providing more legroom for third row passengers and almost two folds cargo room compared to the standard model.



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 Cayenne Platinum Edition Launched In India

People who were waiting to hear a news from Porsche for a long time then the company have something new on the blogs; Porsche is coming up with a new series of cars labeled as Cayenne Platinum Edition in February 2014 and these cars will be equipped with six cylinders. The customers will also see the Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition in exclusive exterior design features in Platinum Silver model and these cars will also enhanced with a broader array of updated equipment. And these updated equipments will cater to provide ample of comfort and security to the driver as well as the passengers.

The Technical enhancements When we see at the features if the Cayenne Platinum Edition we find that these models are equipped with standard Tiptronic S Transmission, BI Xenon Headlights, Special Front and Rear Parking Assistance Facility, Power Steering along with privacy glazing at the back.



All-New Audi Q1 SUV Confirmed For 2016

Companies always work for their progress and establishment and so did the workers of Audi, as they have incorporated the new SUV Model called Q1 which will be the deciding factor of the company’s growth. This new compact SUV will be slotted below the Q3 models and will be manufactured in its Ingolstadt plant, Germany from 2016 onwards. The car will be an emblem of the company’s continuous progress and it will be displayed as a strength and competiveness. An important part of the Q family the company has decided to send the Q1 car on the floors by 2020 and the brand will be presenting with new 49 models to more than 60, and also get more cars for sale on about 2 million plus in numbers every year.

The Audi Q2 will be a dynamic car which will be equipped with modular transverse engine concept and this will



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