Tag archives for Crossover & Suvs

Hennessey Debuts SVT Raptor-Based VelociRaptor SUV

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The Velociraptor was one of the most feared dinosaurs, but Hennessey Performance’s VelociRaptor is a bit nicer than that: it’s a 411-horsepower three-row SUV based on the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. We know the statistics by now: the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has a 411-horsepower, 434 lb-ft, 6.2-liter V-8 and a set of Fox Racing Shox with 11 inches of front and 12 inches of rear suspension travel. The result is one of the most ...

Honda CR-V Is Best-Selling CUV In April 2013

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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of being second-best for the first three months of this year, as the Japanese CUV snubbed the first position from the Ford Escape with 26,519 units sold in April. Below those two rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox (20,965 units sold) sat comfortably in the third spot once again. Stationed at the fourth and fifth spots are the Toyota RAV4 (18,541) and Nissan Rogue (11,904), respectively; both have remained there for ...

Land Cruiser, Cherokee, F-150 Face Off in Cheap Truck Challenge

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The Cheap Truck Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, the guys from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road take their beaters — including a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and 1979 Ford F-150 — to Arizona to compete in a series of challenges. The purpose of the Cheap Truck Challenge is to prove you don’t need to spend big money to have fun on unpaved roads, as each ...

EcoSport Subcompact Crossover Not Coming to U.S.

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While the Ford EcoSport will be available in 62 countries by 2017, the U.S. won’t be one of them. That’s what Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, said earlier this week, The Detroit News reports. Farley added that those plans could change if demand for subcompact crossovers increases in the U.S. Until then, though, the Fiesta-based EcoSport will be sold in developing and growing markets such as India and Brazil. While the EcoSport ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Off-Roading on the Cheap, Spock vs. Spock, Jaguar F-Type

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This week’s Rumors video roundup brings everything from the pristine and posh to the low-buck down and dirty. We start off with a first drive of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have a battle of Vulcan wits courtesy of Audi, and Jonny Lieberman pits two icons of upscale SUVs, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen against each other off-road and on-pavement. Finally, we get a detailed explanation of what makes Subarus Subarus, ...

Ford Explorer Production Begins In Russia

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Ford is looking to make the Explorer a truly global model. After announcing last year that it would sell the crossover in China, it began production of the model in Russia this week. Building the Explorer in Russia is an important move for the Blue Oval because SUVs accounted for some 31 percent of the Russian new-car market last year, according to the automaker. Despite being sold in 64 different countries and exporting over 24,000 vehicles ...

Ford April 2013 Sales Up 18% to 212,584 Vehicles

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Marking the best April sales month since 2007, Ford Motor Company reported a total of 212,584 sales last month, which represents a 17.9-percent year-over-year increase. Unsurprisingly, leaders from the Blue Oval include the F-Series pickup, the Fusion sedan, and the Escape crossover. Winner: Ford F-Series Anyone who knows anything about the auto industry should find little surprise that, once again, the F-Series is Ford’s best-selling model. Thanks to a sales increase of 24 percent from last April ...

2014 Subaru Forester is a Top Safety Pick+

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its crash-test findings for thirteen compact crossovers and SUVs, and just two – the 2014 Subaru Forester and the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – have earned the agency’s Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a whole slew of vehicles: the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 BMW X1, the 2013 Ford Escape, the 2013 Honda CR-V, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson, the 2013 Jeep ...

Honda CR-V Falls Behind Ford Escape in May CUV Sales

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The Ford Escape and Honda CR-V have been neck-and-neck each month in compact crossover sales, and while April belonged to the CR-V, May went to the Escape with 29,123 units sold versus the Honda’s 27,298 sales. In third, once again, was the Chevrolet Equinox, which sold 22,918 units. Coming up short by less than 2200 units for a total of 20,780, the Toyota RAV4 crept up on the Equinox. Meanwhile, the fifth-place Nissan Rogue (17,333 units) ...