Tag: SUV

Skoda Yeti updated for 2013

Skoda Yeti updated for 2013

Skoda (part of the Volkswagen Group) will launch a new Yeti at the Frankfurt Motorshow next month and for the first time, the Czech compact SUV will be available in two versions – a standard version and an Outdoor version. While both versions incorporate Skoda’s new design language, there are […]

Suzuki iV-4 Concept

Suzuki iV-4 Concept

Joining the list of world premieres at the Frankfurt Motorshow next month is a compact SUV concept from Suzuki known as the iV-4. Few details are revealed at this time but the company says it is ‘an indication of the direction which will be taken with the future model to […]

New Toyota Harrier to be sold in Japan at the end of 2013

New Toyota Harrier to be sold in Japan at the end of 2013

In 1997, Toyota introduced the Lexus RX300, a first in SUVs as it elevated the model type to the premium class of the Lexus brand. Simultaneously in Japan, the company also launched the Harrier which was the same model sold as a Toyota product. At that time, Lexus was not […]

30,000 orders for new Ford SUV in India

30,000 orders for new Ford SUV in India

The new Ford Ecosport, a small SUV that is another result of the Global One Ford strategy, is certainly showing signs of being a winner. While it has been launched in Brazil and China earlier, the reception in India has been quite impressive – 30,000 orders in the first 17 […]

First sketch of what the Bentley SUV's profile will be like

It’s a ‘go’ for Bentley SUV

Bentley’s interest in developing a SUV was revealed in March last year when it revealed the EXP 9 F concept at the Geneva motorshow. Today, the company, part of the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that it will proceed with the development of a SUV model, the first ever in the […]

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport VGT Euro

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport VGT Euro

You don’t have to be in Europe to get a European-spec variant of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport VGT. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has brought 250 units to Malaysia for those who want one! The variant which is available from today comes with additional features such as a front airdam, sunroof, […]

New Inokom/Hyundai Santa Fe

New Inokom/Hyundai Santa Fe

When the name ‘Hyundai’ first appeared, it was associated with construction and shipbuilding, both of which it became well known for. It was only in the late 1960s when a subsidiary began making cars and in 1975, cars with the Hyundai badge began appearing on roads outside Korea. From then […]

SUV sales to keep growing at  a rapid pace

SUV sales to keep growing at a rapid pace

Data provided by IHS Automotive (a global information company) indicate that global sporty utility (SUVs) and utility vehicle sales grew 35% between 2005 and 2012. The segment now accounts for more than 13 million sales annually or 18% of the global automotive market. In Europe, the utility segment (which would […]

Third generation BMW X5

Third generation BMW X5

BMW’s jumping onto the SUV bandwagon in the late 1990s was unavoidable – the growth in the SUV segment in the US market was so significant that no manufacturer could ignore it. Mercedes-Benz got its SUV into the market a bit earlier with the M-Class (though Lexus would say it […]