Tag: SUV

FIRST DRIVE: TOYOTA RAV4

FIRST DRIVE: TOYOTA RAV4

THE compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) market is a booming one. Far and away exceeding the expectations of the various manufacturers, cars like Ford’s Kuga, Skoda’s Yeti, Volkswagen’s Tiguan and Nissan’s Qashqai have captured the imagination of an army of buyers. And then there’s Toyota’s RAV4, the compact SUV credited […]

Audi RS Q3

Audi RS Q3

Ever since Audi added the ‘Q’ range of SUV models to its line-up, enthusiasts have been waiting for a RS variant to be available. This year, that’s finally realised and the first model to have the high-performance ‘RS’ badge is the Q3, the smallest of the SUV range. “The RS […]

Kia Cross GT Concept

Kia Cross GT Concept

Blurring the line between its GT concept and a luxury CUV, Kia Motors America (KMA) has come up with the Cross GT concept, its latest vision of a large luxury crossover. The Cross GT seamlessly melds high technology with nature, creating a harmonious partnership between driver and vehicle that also […]

Volkswagen CrossBlue concept

Volkswagen CrossBlue concept

SUVs started becoming popular from the early 1990s, especially in America where the vehicle segment was the only one that expanded during the decade. The popularity of such vehicles was fuelled by a new generation of smaller models with passenger car-like feel that appealed to many, rather than serious off-road […]

The next Nissan Murano?

The next Nissan Murano?

Nissan doesn’t officially say it’s a preview of the next generation of the Murano but the sketch above of the Resonance concept that was revealed last night is widely believed to be just that. To be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show this month, the Resonance concept could […]

Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008

Another ‘double zero’ model joins the Peugeot line-up soon with the launch of the new 2008. Like other Peugeot models which have the two zeros in the middle, the 2008 is a crossover SUV (though some are MPVs) and is a challenger in the B segment. It’s clear that Peugeot […]

Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV now in Malaysia

Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV now in Malaysia

Building on the technology from its successful and award-winning Eagle EfficientGrip tyre for luxury passenger cars, Goodyear has broken new ground again with the introduction of EfficientGrip SUV – the company’s quietest tyre for SUVs ever. “People who own SUVs and 4×4 vehicles are mostly driven by the need to […]

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin selling the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV – the Outlander PHEV – in Japan from January 24, 2013. Powered by the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain derived from Mitsubishi’s electric vehicles, the Outlander PHEV represents a fusion of the EV technologies developed by MMC […]

The xDrive advantage of BMW SAVs

The xDrive advantage of BMW SAVs

BMWs have long been regarded as ‘The Ultimate Driving Machines’ but until the late 1990s, only on tarmac where their superior driving dynamics built the brand’s reputation. BMW was also known in the off-road community but only for its 2-wheelers which often did well in the desert rallies. Where off-road […]

FIRST DRIVE: JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT

FIRST DRIVE: JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT

THERE are niche markets and there are very niche markets, but the market for upscale SUVs with muscle car engines is just about as niche as it gets in this country. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the sort of car that makes your inner child dance with excitement. The Jeep […]