Posts from ‘Crossovers’
Ford Motor Company today unveiled its plans to replace more than 75 percent of its model lineup by 2020, and is aiming to have the “freshest” product roster in the North American market by that time. The manufacturer will focus heavily on trucks, SUVs, and hybrid vehicles in the next 24 months. More pure-electric vehicles are slated to follow starting in 2020, with six battery electric vehicles (BEVs) planned for introduction by 2022.
Class: Compact Crossover
Miles driven: 990
Fuel used: 22.4 gallons
It’s getting hard to sell cars. And when I say cars, I mean cars specifically, because automakers are having no trouble at all moving crossovers. Take last year, for example. In an overall market that was down slightly, car sales slipped a significant 11 percent, while crossover sales rose a healthy seven percent.
After showing a new 3-row version of its midsize RX SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lexus expands its crossover lineup on the small side with subcompact UX, which it revealed at the Geneva Auto Show.
The UX is the first Lexus built on the brand’s new GA-C corporate architecture, and will slot beneath the luxury carmaker’s NX crossover in both size and price.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles driven: 259
Fuel used: 13.0 gallons
Class: Compact SUV
Miles driven: 294
Fuel used: 18.6 gallons
If you think of Volvo as autodom’s safe but slightly stodgy Swede, think again; the company’s new XC40 compact crossover just might be enough to alter your perception.