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Electric Volkswagen off-road SUV on the table

Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued.  Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort inside the brand. He provided the official sketches shown here as an idea for what form the electric off-roader could take. Such a vehicle would do battle with the Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler, and…

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Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased – Image via Autoblog.nl Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoblog.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small e-tron. The teaser is said to depict a concept of the compact crossover, which Audi will present in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Speaking with the…

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Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019

2018 Bentley Bentayga Bentley is cooking up a quicker version of its Bentayga, and according to the latest reports we’ll see the speedy luxury SUV this year. Autocar reported Thursday that Bentley’s highly anticipated Bentayga Speed will be unveiled in the first half of 2019. It means we’ll likely it land in showrooms as a 2020 model. Naturally, it will come with the Bentayga’s range-topping 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12, with output dialed up to around 650 horsepower. That will make the Bentley Speed more powerful than the related Lamborghini Urus, which…

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Sleeker, stronger, loaded with tech

It’s been nearly a decade since the Ford Explorer ditched its truck-like roots to become the crossover America knows today. After its debut on Friday in cop car form, the 2020 Ford Explorer arrived Wednesday in civilian trim. With better packaging, new technology, and more capability than before, the 2020 Explorer is meant to meet the needs of families when it launches this summer. Based on the new modular D6 platform that also serves the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, the Explorer shaves 200 pounds thanks to the use of high-strength boron…

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