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The long-awaited redesigned Jeep Wrangler will be hitting the streets (and not-streets) soon; it’s slated to start arriving dealerships in January. You can read our full First Spin test-drive report here, but there were so many cool details and factoids about the new Wrangler “JL” that we couldn’t fit them all into our original review. Check ‘em out:
“Iconic” is kind of an overused term these days, but in the case of the Jeep Wrangler, it’s totally appropriate. The Wrangler is a direct descendant of a bloodline that goes back farther than most any modern-day vehicle can claim. The star-spangled WWII heritage, the long-running (and tumultuous) history, the unmistakable profile and styling details, and, of course, the legendary off-road prowess—it’s all part of the mix.
Class: Midsize Crossover
Miles driven: 367
Fuel used: 20.0 gallons
Whether by deft planning or stroke of luck, Mitsubishi has found itself in an enviable marketing position.
With the introduction of the new Eclipse Cross compact crossover slated for next spring – and the dropping of the electric i-MiEV and long-running Lancer sedan – Mitsubishi will be fielding a lineup of three crossovers and one car line (the slow-selling Mirage) for 2018. That puts the bulk of its wares in the hot-selling “small crossover” segment.
Jeep officially unveiled the long-anticipated redesign of its iconic Wrangler at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Wrangler is one of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ best-selling models, but it saw its last full redesign for the 2007 model year and was overdue for a full update.
Infiniti unveiled a fully redesigned version of its QX50 crossover SUV in conjunction with the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2019 QX50 rides on an all-new front-wheel-drive-based platform and offers a high-tech turbocharged powertrain and a host of new technology features.
Subaru introduced the production version of its new 3-row midsize SUV in conjunction with the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is the biggest Subaru ever built; it can seat up to 7 or 8 passengers (the second row can be equipped with captain’s chairs or a bench seat), and offers 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
Continuing a naming trend that began when the MKS large sedan was replaced with the Continental, Lincoln’s midsize MKX crossover becomes the Nautilus for 2019.
Revealed on the eve of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Nautilus features updated styling, a revised powertrain lineup, and new safety and tech features.
For decades, the humble sedan dominated the world of law enforcement. When someone said, “police car,” odds are you pictured a full-size black-and-white sedan.