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    Official: Ford Explorer gets appearance pack for 2015
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    Remember when Ford launched the totally new Explorer in late 2010, and people were skeptical about how the now-crossover would fare, after ditching its traditional SUV roots? Well, we're several years in, and I think we can assuredly say that Ford made the right decision. Sales are better than ...

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    Official: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets modest styling, powertrain enhancements
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    Mitsubishi sales continue to show progress in 2014. In fact, sales were up 54.17 percent in the US in May compared to last year. In hopes of keeping those numbers in the black, the Japanese automaker is introducing some mechanical upgrades to the Outlander Sport, its best-selling model, for the ...

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    Official: Lexus boots up early NX configurator
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    Lexus is ramping up to launch its NX luxury compact crossover. Its international website just launched a teaser page for the CUV that shows off the available models and some nifty new photos of the upcoming vehicle on location. The site also includes an early configurator to allow potential ...

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    Confirmed: Infiniti readies Juke-based ESQ crossover specifically for China
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    When most luxury automakers started getting into SUVs and crossovers, they started at with the largest models, but have gradually been getting smaller. Think Lexus and the LX, Audi and the Q7, or BMW and the X5, and you'll see what we mean, because each of them has been steadily downsizing its ...

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    Official: Hyundai delivers its first Tucson Fuel Cell to a California customer
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    With expected pomp and circumstance, but short of a marching band, Hyundai delivered its first Tucson Fuel Cell crossover to the Bush family in Southern California on Tuesday. Dave Zuchowski, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, was on hand to officiate along with an ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Lincoln MKC
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    Back in 2012, Lincoln claimed its comeback bid was finally underway with the new-for-2013 MKZ. But don't you believe them – the renaissance won't actually begin in earnest until the shapely compact crossover seen here reaches showrooms in big numbers. That's because while the four-door MKZ ...

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    Official: Brabus boosts Mercedes GLA to 400 hp
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    Crossovers are hugely popular at the moment. It didn't take long for automakers to realize that buyers would pay extra for premium versions of the little 'utes, and Mercedes-Benz recently jumped into the market in Europe with the GLA-Class (that'll be heading Stateside shortly). The Mercedes ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cayenne spied unconstrained by camouflage
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    Meet the facelifted Porsche Cayenne. Our eagle-eyed spy shooters captured this example of Porsche's freshened SUV virtually devoid of camo, giving us our clearest look yet at what the eventual mid-cycle work will do to the strong-selling Cayenne. The overall changes do, indeed, look minor, with ...

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    Official: 2015 Subaru Outback priced at $24,895*
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    Just a few weeks after announcing the pricing for the 2015 Legacy sedan, Subaru is getting ready to roll out the all-new 2015 Outback with a base price $24,895, plus an $850 destination charge. Like its platform-mate, the styling could be described as an evolution of the previous generation, but ...

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    Official: 2015 BMW X6 stays the course with more power, RWD model
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    What would this world be without the BMW X6? Oh, sure, the whole coupe-crossover design trend surely would have started somewhere, but BMW was the first, launching its odd duck back in 2008. Much as we like to harp on the X6 (for being less functional and more expensive than the X5 on which it's ...

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    Report: Upcoming new BMW X6 leaks out ahead of full reveal
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    The X5 may have been the first BMW crossover on the market when it arrived in 2000, opening the door to more high-riding Bavarians to follow, but it's been replaced twice over now. The X3 is on its second generation, and with the X1 having been introduced in 2009 and the X4 soon to hit showrooms, ...

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    Official: Lincoln releases power and economy ratings for 2015 MKC with 2.3L EcoBoost
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    As the first 2015 MKC crossovers slip into dealerships, Lincoln has confirmed power and fuel economy ratings for the compact crossover's optional 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder engine. The new range-topping powerplant, thus far otherwise unavailable in the Blue Oval kingdom, will net a healthy ...

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    Recalls: Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 recalled for loose lug nuts
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    Nissan has announced a small recall affecting 334 vehicles built just a few months back. 2014 Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder and 2014 Infiniti QX60 CUVs built between March 7 and March 10, 2014 could be susceptible to a loose lug nut on the passenger side wheels. We shouldn't have to explain why a ...

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    Report: VW could triple current SUV lineup, key CUV may be delayed
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    Crossovers are one of the dominant global vehicle segments of the moment, and Volkswagen is realizing that to grow sales as quickly as it wants, the business needs more of them in the lineup. However, the US might miss out on some of this CUV bonanza because the company is still waffling over ...

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    Official: Honda announces 2015 Pilot Special Edition
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    Honda doesn't have any exciting new mechanical or aesthetic changes for the 2015 Pilot eight-passenger crossover, but it is adding a new trim level to give families a compromise between the EX and EX-L models. The new Special Edition trim is available on either the front-wheel or all-wheel drive ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz MLC interior snapped for the first time
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    Mercedes-Benz is back testing its new MLC, the lifted, 'four-door coupe' crossover that will challenge the BMW X6 for the title of least utile utility vehicle. We've already shown you exterior images, along with a peak at the AMG variant and now, we have our first look at the new Benz's ...

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    Official: Nissan adds 500 jobs in Mississippi for Murano production [w/video]
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    Nissan is bolstering its workforce at its Canton, MS factory, adding 500 workers for this fall's production kickoff of the heavily redesigned Murano crossover. "The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to ...

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    Video: Mario Bros. enlisted to sell Mercedes GLA in Japan with bizarre results
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    There is always something a little grotesque when traditionally animated characters are brought into the real world. For example, something about seeing Mickey walk around Disney World just doesn't look quite right, and Nintendo is proving the rule with its latest cross promotion involving Mario ...

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    Report: 100,000 Jeep Cherokee models subject to further 9-speed recalibration
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    It seems that the software problems with the nine-speed automatic gearbox in the Jeep Cherokee continue to mount. The programming already caused multiple development delays and even postponed the Cherokee's market launch by roughly two months. Now, Jeep has issued another recalibration to ...

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    Recalls: Ford announces four recalls, 1.4M vehicles affected
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    Ford is taking a bit of the spotlight away from General Motors, announcing a major group of recall campaigns, covering a total of 1.4 million vehicles built between 2006 and 2013. Let's start with the big one, which covers the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and, according to The Detroit News, ...

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