Production of Buick Encore crossover is going to increase for 50% during this year due to increased demand for this small crossover. Although competing in really though class with Nissan Juke, VW Tiguan and Ford C-MAX, Encore succeed in placing itself in between all this popular vehicles and reaches more than 48,000 sales last year.
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2015 NAIAS: 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country
2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Overview
This is totally new concept, and to be honest even we are not completely sure even Volvo can pull this right. S60 is a popular sedan from the Volvo line, and Cross Country is its sport utility version. We all saw the high interest in crossovers in last few years, than Volvo decided to go one step further and give all of its popular station vagon’s a more off-road capable almost crossover version, and all of these models got the Cross Country extension in their names. This is one step further from their already controversial plans. They decided to release the first crossover sedan vehicle, or the sedan with higher off-road capability.
2016 Mercedes Benz ML PHEV
2016 Mercedes Benz ML PHEV Overview
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2016 Mercedes Benz ML PHEV is going to be the first German plug in hybrid crossover. It came with an expansion of the regular ML crossover range and it is still uncertain when is this vehicle going to be presented. Until now we only obtained few teasers and a few spy photos taken while this crossover was testing. This vehicle will come with a great no emission range and it will be charged through a futuristic fast charger socket, same as all the other electric vehicles from this manufacturer. This functional and in the same time highly fuel efficient vehicle might be the break-through which will make the ecologists to fall in love with an SUV vehicles.
2015 NAIAS Debuts: 2016 Audi Q7
2016 Audi Q7 Overview
New model comes with significant changes in its construction, but it is not much different looking than some previous models, that’s because Audi decided to keep its familiar styling that is one of the most popular ones when it comes to luxury vehicles.
2015 NAIAS: 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept Overview
For a long time there were rumors spreading around the information that Hyundai plans to introduce truck vehicle to the American market. Now finally we saw the promotion of the new crossover truck concept vehicle and to be honest we don’t know what to think.. This is the time when trucks are becoming popular again, and while the oil prices are the lowest in years, Americans are back in the truck game with mighty new Raptors, RAM Rebels and all kinds of different powerful models presented on 2015 NAIAS. In the middle of all this Hyundai decides to promote its mini-truck with crossover features and unibody structure.
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2015 NAIAS Debuts: 2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Lincoln MKX Overview
This SUV has been around since nine years ago, and its first and it went through its first and the last update in 2011. New model that has been presented on 2015 North American International Auto Show is much different than the 2011 updated model and comes with numerous updates in exterior, interior and performance segment.
2015 NAIAS Debuts: 2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3 Overview
This is the smallest crossover in whole Audi range, it is sold worldwide, with wide range of engines from gasoline to diesel, and it is loosely based on VW Tiguane. American version of this car is going to be presented on 2015 North American International auto show and it is going to come with only one engine option.
2015 Volvo XC60 Interior, Exterior Styling, Overview, Performance
2015 Volvo XC60 Overview
New model of this great crossover, received better gas mileage for 2015 model year, which comes directly from its new four cylinder engine, that was introduced in few other models from Volvo line up, mainly V70 and XC70.
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2015 Volvo XC70 Interior, Performance, Exterior Styling, Safety etc
2015 Volvo XC70 Overview
This is the longest running vehicle in American Volvo cars range. It went from a classic Volvo station wagon and all the goodies vehicle like that offers to a more crossover looking vehicle, which satisfy the new trends in auto industry, and the thirst for crossovers of a an American buyers.
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2015 Volvo V40 Cross Country Interior, Performance, Exterior Styling etc
2015 Volvo V40 Overview and History
This car needed 5 years to reach American market, it debuted in Europe in 1995, as a wagon version of S40, and the first model that was sold in the United states was made for 2000 model year. It was sold until 2004, and then it was discontinued in both Europe and America. European model was reintroduced in 2012, but for the American model we needed to wait for one more year. American Volvo fans needed to wait for one more year for the new model to be introduced, and when it reached American shores it came as quite of a surprise, because had much higher ride, bigger wheels and better off-road capability. It was also called V40 Cross Country. Similar Cross Country version of Volvo V60 was also introduced one year after and promoted on 2014 LA Auto Show.
This car is constantly changing. We are not talking about some cosmetic changes on the interior and exterior styling, but something much more drastic. Model we are talking about here is going to come with a new smaller turbocharged engine, that’s going to be placed in few other models of Volvo range. This way company will drastically cut the costs of these model’s production, plus the fuel economy is going to increase with the new line of engines that are not going to be bigger than four cylinders.
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