Tag: SUV

2012 Lexus RX

2012 Lexus RX

During the 1990s, the SUV segment was the most active and growing in size rapidly, especially in the US market. For some reason, consumers became attracted to what was essentially a dual-purpose workhorse based on a pick-up truck platform (in most cases) and initially, companies adapted their workhorse SUV models […]

From LX to RX

From LX to RX

As the 1990s began, just a few years after Lexus made its successful debut in the US market, the SUV market began growing rapidly and though the premium carmakers didn’t yet show much interest, Lexus saw it as a new segment it could get into. However, they could not start […]

Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota RAV4 EV

The success of the Toyota Prius (over two million sold worldwide) may lead many people to think that the Japanese carmaker is focussed only on hybrids and is not advancing to electric vehicles (EVs) which are now getting more publicity. In recent times, even in Malaysia, EVs have been introduced […]

GWM Haval E

GWM Haval E

Great Wall Motor (GWM) has been the SUV segment leader in China since 2003 (and No.1 in the pick-up segment since 1999) and today has a range of SUVs under the Haval line. So it’s not surprising that the company has also taken the lead in developing an environment-friendly SUV […]

Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini, well known for its exotic supercars, is finally entering the SUV segment with what bit calls ‘the ultimate super athlete’ – the Urus – which is being displayed in concept form at Auto China 2012 this week. With the Urus concept car, Lamborghini says it is completely redefining dynamics […]

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer

While we’re waiting for the arrival of the Chevrolet Colorado in Malaysia (supposed to have been launched last December), a second new Chevrolet has been unveiled in Thailand at a special event today, ahead of the 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show next week. First previewed in concept form at last […]

3rd Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

3rd Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

At the New York Auto Show next month, Hyundai will give the third generation of the Santa Fe its world premiere. The SUV, originally introduced in 2000, helped to win back American buyers who had been turned off the Korean company’s cars after severe quality problems were apparent when it […]

This SUV needs to be kicked!

This SUV needs to be kicked!

‘Hands-free’ – the term is usually associated with your handphone accessory which allows you to drive and talk on the phone without getting pulled over by the police. On some models, it also refers to features which are controlled or activated by just saying a command, like the Voice Control […]

Bentley EXP 9 F

Bentley EXP 9 F

A Bentley SUV? At one time, that would have sounded absurd. Sure, there would be Bentley owners who would require a vehicle to visit their farms or oil wells but when that situation arose, they would take the Range Rover (or just hop into the helicopter). Indeed, until 1997, the […]

Evoque Convertible Concept

Evoque Convertible Concept

Land Rover will unveil a topless Range Rover Evoque as a concept model at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept builds on the global success of the Evoque – first year’s production already sold out – and continues Land Rover’s tradition for creating and leading new market segments. No […]