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Nissan releases winter-ready Rogue Warrior Concept with stylish snow tracks

Nissan has just released a video about the Rogue Warrior that shows why this prototype is a good choice for those harsh winter conditions. The release is considered fitting as Canada is just starting with its major snowfall which marks the start of a possible severe winter.

In the video, the Rogue Warrior is equipped with snow tracks and shows just what it can do by going through what looks like 40 centimeters of new snow and then climbing up a 30-degree slope to reach a ski resort in the northern part of Quebec. Going back to the video, it starts with a group of snowboarders and skiers waiting impatiently for what appears to be a chairlift moving slowly.

An observant snowboarder, also in line, notices that the people are getting frustrated and makes an early departure. However the same snowboarder later returns in the Rogue Warrior and carries everyone up the hill, with all the snow, effortlessly.

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Nissan highlights Rogue’s traction at ice-covered Mecaglisse circuit

Nissan Motor Co. has invited Canadian journalists to Quebec's Laurentian mountains to give them the chance to be behind the wheel of the all-new Rogue and take it on a spin on the ice-covered Mecaglisse circuit in Notre Dame-de-la-Merci. "There is no better place, even in Canada," remarked Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada.

He said that Nissan Canada was looking for a special location to show the journalists “what it is like to drive the Rogue in the true Canadian winter." The Mecaglisse circuit, part of a purpose-built, 700-acre all-season motorsports facility, could provide a good representation of the most extreme challenges in terms of road traction that any driver could encounter. The ice-covered circuit is an ideal place to highlight the advantages of Rogue's advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

"It is not only just about AWD, the wheels powering down. It is also about the steering, the braking and how all of Rogue's systems come together to deliver a confident ride and driving experience," remarked Tim Franklin, Product Planning, Nissan Canada.

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Official: Nissan premieres 2014 Rogue

Nissan has unveiled a new version of its Rogue compact sports utility vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show, simultaneous with the unveiling of the same vehicle at its Farmington Hills tech center. The Rogue is Nissan’s second best-selling vehicle in the United States, with annual sales of around 150,000 units.

Rogue will be powered by Nissan's 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides up to 170 hp of output and 175 lb-ft of torque, paired to a continuously variable transmission as standard. The 2014 Rogue comes in front-wheel drive as standard, although buyers could opt for the all-wheel drive version.

The new Rogue is underpinned by jointly developed Nissan-Renault Common Module Family platform, which is set to be offered in 190 countries. According to Pierre Loing, chief of Nissan product planning and strategy for the Americas, the new Rogue will have an EPA-certified highway fuel economy of 33 mpg for a front-wheel-drive model, making it the most fuel-efficient compact SUV.

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2011 Nissan Rogue: official details, photos and specs

Nissan North America unveiled today the redesigned 2011 Nissan Rogue. Set to make its live debut on Saturday, July 31st at the 23rd Annual International Z Car Convention in Nashville, the new car receives a new look inside and out including exterior, interior, comfort and convenience, and audio and entertainment system enhancements.

According to Nissan, the new 2011 Rogue will be offered in three trim levels: S, SV, S Krom Edition, and will go on sale beginning August 13th.

The redesign includes a new front fascia as well as a new grille, front and rear spoilers, chromed side door guard molding trim accents, new front and rear tire deflectors and a new chrome license plate finisher.

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To be the owner of a Nissan 2011 MY Rogue, be prepared to be set back by at least $20,810. But if you were hoping to get the top-of-the-range version, it will cost at least $28,320, according to Nissan's North American division. The 2011 model year Rogue was recently presented at the 23rd annual Z Car Convention in Nashville.

Its range includes two versions (S and SV trim levels) and a special edition (the "S Krom" range-topper). All versions are equipped with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder unit that produces 170 hp and is partnered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The vehicle comes in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Nissan gave this model several tech features that increase safety and comfort.

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We all know how men love their gadgets. Nissan takes advantage of that fact by introducing an accessorized version of its Rogue compact crossover that is expected to appeal to more male buyers. The Krom Rogue will go on sale on Dec. 9, with its two-wheel-driver version priced at about $23,000 and its four-wheel-drive priced at about $25,000.

That's a premium of $2,000 to $4,000 over models without accessories. The Krom versions are featured with an entirely new front end with a mesh grille, fog lights, rear spoiler, tinted glass, center exhaust pipes and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Introduced in the fall of 2007, the Rogue has become Nissan's second-best seller after the Altima sedan. This year, Rogue sales have averaged about 6,500 units a month, up from about 6,000 a month last year.

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Pricing for Nissan's 2010 Rogue S Krom Edition, which is now available at US dealerships nationwide, ranges from $24,740 for the front-wheel-drive model to $25,940 for the all-wheel drive one (inclusive of $800 destination charge).

Buyers can choose from three exterior colors (Venom Red, Wicked Black and Gotham Gray) available for the Rogue S Krom Edition.

The vehicle joins the 2010 Nissan Rogue lineup that went on sale in late August. The Rogue S is the basis for this special edition vehicle, which has been given an entire array of special features.

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Aston Martin’s Lagonda luxury marque is confirming its plans to launch an all-new crossover in the near future by unveiling a new concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed as the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, this show car essentially serves as a preview to the brand’s upcoming crossover.

According to Lagonda, the All-Terrain Concept is an ultra-stylish, luxurious, all-electric emission-free vehicle. This marks a new step into the brand’s goal of becoming the first luxury electric automotive brand in the world. The All-Terrain Concept basically builds on the designs and materials in the Lagonda Vision Concept that was unveiled last year. While the Vision Concept was design to be driven purely on the road, the All-Terrain Concept pushes the boundary by showing that a luxurious drive could also done off the road.

While the exterior of the Lagonda Vision Concept was inspired by the Concorde, the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, on the other hand, was initially influenced world of the super yacht. This allowed the design team at Lagonda to give the All-Terrain Concept a futuristic surfacing as well as forms and shapes seemingly created by “planetary forces of gravity fields.”

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SsangYong Motor Company, the auto company from South Korea, is making its presence felt in Europe by unveiling the fourth generation of the SsangYong Korando at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This all new model embarks on a new journey in the world of SUVs by offering not just contemporary design, but also state-of-the-art technology and the latest safety features. SsangYong Motor hopes to commence sales of the Korando in South Korea shortly, and in Europe mid-2019.

In terms of design, the new SsangYong Korando is influenced by the SsangYong SIV-2 concept unveiled at the 2016 edition of the Geneva Motor Show. This is apparent with the SUV’s front end, with a distinctive new grille and new headlight treatment. Moreover, the new Korando boasts of strongly sculptured side lines.

The contemporary exterior of the of the new SsangYong Korando is restricted in dimensions that measures 4,452 mm in length, 1,870 mm in width and 1,620 mm in height. This makes the fourth generation of the Korando longer, wider and lower than the previous model.

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Bentley Motors has finally unveiled in metal a more hardcore version of its Bentayga sports utility vehicle at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Welcome the new Bentley Bentayga Speed, which is not only the fastest production SUV in the United Kingdom, but also in the world, as the British auto maker claims.

According to Bentley, the new Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga so far, building on the carmaker’s tradition of creating Speed models since 2007 (Continental GT).

It could be remembered that the Bentayga managed to set a new record for production SUVs at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Now, Bentley is evolving the Bentayga to a more performance-oriented SUV by installing a much improved version of the carmaker’s renowned 6.0-liter W12 engine. In its application in the Bentayga Speed, this W12 engine is tuned to deliver up to 635 PS (626 bhp) of output and up to 900 Nm (664 lb.-ft.) of torque.

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The last time the Lincoln Aviator premium SUV made it to the streets was more than a decade ago. It was only produced for three years, and the 2005 model year was the last version of the Aviator produced. Now, the Aviator is set to take off once again, as recently unveiled at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Lincoln is once again ready to demonstrate that its premium SUV offering isn't just for luxurious utility, but also for power and capability. It is for these reasons the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is laden not just with a powerful engine but also with advanced technologies. This new three-row, midsize premium utility takes Lincoln’s design vision on a new level while pursuing the brand’s Quiet Flight concept.

The design of the all-new Lincoln Aviator is inspired by aviation, as seen on its lines as well as on its wraparound windshield. Moreover, the stature of the front grille and tapering off of the body and tail provide a distinct aerofoil analogy. The Aviator on display at the LA Auto Show is wrapped in Flight Blue exterior color. Its Lincoln’s signature grille dons a high-gloss black appearance as well as chrome accents.

Read the entire article 2018 LA Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator gets rebooted with Grand Aviator hybrid option

More than a month ago since introducing the BMW X7 to the global public, the German premium carmaker has unveiled its flagship SUV to the North American audience at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is quite ironic since the BMW X7 is built at the carmaker’s Spartanburg manufacturing site in South Carolina.

There is quite no need to tell all the details about the new BMW X7. Nonetheless, the X7 that will soon arrive in the United States will be available in two guises, powered only by petrol engines. As what BMW has revealed, the X7 SUV will be offered either as the X7 xDrive40i or the X7 xDrive50i. The BMW X7 xDrive40i has a core in the persona of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six engine. This mill is tuned to deliver 335 hp (250 kW) of max output as well as 330 lb.-ft. (447 Nm). This power is enough for the xDrive40i to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.8 seconds.

On the other hand, BMW is offering a more powerful version of the X7 SUV, which would be an ideal fit for customers who wanted to squeeze more performance from the flagship. The BMW X7 xDrive50i will be powered by a newly developed twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that can deliver 456 hp (340 kW) of max motive power as well as 479 lb.-ft. (649 Nm) of peak torque. This engine can send the X7 xDrive50i sprinting from nil to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, or around 0.6 seconds quicker than the X7 xDrive40i.

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The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is playing host to a number of debuts, especially SUVs. Hyundai won't let itself be left out as the South Korean carmaker unveiled its own SUV flagship at the LA event – the all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade mid-size SUV. Set to be built at the carmaker’s manufacturing plant in Ulsan, South Korea, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is scheduled to arrive dealerships across the United States in the summer of 2019.

Hyundai’s new Palisade could be the brand’s answer to the growing demand for larger SUVs. It does offer a seven-seat SUV in the guise of the Hyundai Santa Fe XL. However, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL is basically just a slightly larger version of the Santa Fe five-seat SUV. Some customers might find other similarly sized SUVs from other carmakers as more spacious.

To answer the call, Hyundai create the new Palisade, which it says offers enough room to accommodate eight occupants and their cargo. Furthermore, the Palisade promises to deliver a host of technologies and offer great levels of safety.

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Can a Dacia Duster be compared with a Ford Mustang? It would be difficult to do so as these vehicles compete in different categories and segments, have different price points and different target markets. Moreover, in terms of power and performance, the Duster couldn’t be compared to a Mustang.

Nonetheless, there is one person who believes that Dacia’s budget SUV is similar to the Ford’s legendary pony car. This person is the chief of design for Group Renault -- Laurens van den Acker. Dacia, the Romanian subsidiary of Group Renault, has been building the Duster since 2009, while Ford has been producing the Mustang since 1965. Despite the Duster being just a decade old, van den Acker told Autocar that the SUV is similar to the Mustang in a sense that it is already an iconic model with an identity stronger than the brand.

Group Renault’s design chief believes that the identity of the Duster as a model is already larger than Dacia as a brand. This is similar to the iconic pony car – the Mustang as a model has a stronger identity than Ford as a brand. The Duster is iconic to Dacia just as the Mustang is iconic for Ford.

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Plug-in hybrid vehicles are increasingly the mobility of choice for many people. For short drives around the city or urban areas, plug-in hybrid can be switched to all-electric mode for a zero-emission driving experience. However, current plug-in hybrids can only offer up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range.

Mercedes-Benz is hoping to break the status quo by not just surpassing the 50-km barrier, but also offering up to 100 km (62 miles) in pure electric range. Quite a number of plug-in hybrids still offer 30 km of electric range, while there is an increasing number of models that are engineered to reach 50 km.

As divulged by Ola Kallenius, head of Daimler group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV will be the first plug-in hybrid to offer a 100-km range, as per WLTP cycle.

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In case you missed it, Ferrari is joining the world of crossovers. As SUV and crossovers continue to rule the demand in the automotive world, the Italian sports car maker saw that it is in its best interest to join the game with the new Ferrari Purosangue.

While this new crossover might officially arrive in a matter of years, this new Ferrari SUV might already be past the planning stage – if SupercarsNews is to be believed. SupercarsNews uploaded a video on its YouTube account with the description “Ferrari Purosangue spy spotted! The new SUV Ferrari mule on the road.” The video shows a camouflaged crossover entering the field of view of the camera. Then, the camouflaged vehicle comes to a full stop, but only for a second. Perhaps, its driver had no inkling that a spy photographer was waiting for an ambush. Then the camouflaged vehicle reverses to hide from the camera.

No thanks to the description, by SupercarsNews persons who would have seen the video would quickly believe that this test mule was an early prototype of the Ferrari Purosangue. However, the Ferrari vehicle on the video might not be a test mule for the Ferrari Purosangue crossover. Instead, it could be an elevated test mule for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. Since this test mule has a high ground clearance, it might have been mistaken for the Purosangue. As to why the test mule for the GTC4Lusso has a higher ground elevation, there is no clear reason yet.

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BMW will launch the fourth generation of its X5 SUV to the global market in March 2019. Its high-performance version, the X5 M, would follow but that would take some time. As there would be customers who want their new X5 looks sportier than usual, BMW is allowing them to dress up their SUVs in M style through M Performance Parts.

Just in time for the global launch of the new X5 (05), BMW will be offering an extensive range of M Performance Parts, as available through the Original BMW Accessories program. Just like any other M Performance Parts, the ones that will be available for the new X5 were developed through racing expertise of BMW M. All of these M Performance Parts have a functional purpose, such as enhancing the X5’s aerodynamics or contributing to its already intelligent lightweight concept.

A number of M Performance Parts for the new X5 are made from carbon fiber, giving the SUV a more striking appearance inspired by motor racing. Most of these CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) components feature a final high-gloss polish for further depth effect.

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Just recently, BMW introduced its much-anticipated flagship SUV -- the all-new BMW X7 – after more than four years of wait. Now that it is finally arriving, high-performance customers are wondering how many years they would have to wait before the German premium carmaker creates a BMW X7 M.

The reality is that there is yet no clear sign that BMW would create an M version of the newly unveiled X7 SUV. While the X7 M is a possibility that can’t be discount, it might be hard to imagine how the high-performance version of BMW’s flagship SUV would look like. Good thing though, an automotive graphic artist is here to help with his own rendering of the BMW X7 M.

X-Tomi Design has been known for his renderings of still non-existent versions of vehicles that are in the market or have just been unveiled. His graphic works are usually realistic, to the point that it seems that his renderings were actual official images released by carmakers. X-Tomi latest comes in form of the BMW X7 M, which would be the high-performance version of the newly unveiled X7.

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The distance a vehicle can travel with a full tank of gas or a single full charge is important to any driver. This is why most carmakers reveal the range of their vehicle offerings. With the first example of the I-Pace already delivered to its retail customer, Jaguar has released its MPGe estimates for its electric SUV. Sad to say, but the Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t measure to its EV competitors in terms of electric range.

When Jaguar said that the new I-Pace electric SUV would be getting a large battery as its core, expectations were high for its electric range – until it release its estimated MPGe figures. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), as how the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) converts the power consumed by an EV into a term that is familiar to most Americans. MGPe is essentially how far an electric car can travel on the amount of energy that is equivalent to one gallon of gasoline.

According to Jaguar, the new I-Pace returns 80 MPGe city, 72 MPGe highway and 76 MPGe combined. This means that the Jaguar I-Pace can travel up to 234 miles in all-electric range in a single charge from its 90-kWh battery. That may sound impressive, but wait until its electric range is compared against other EVs, in particular the Tesla Model X that is considered as its main rival as both are electric SUVs.

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That was fast! It was only a few days ago when Skoda teased its newest creation – the new all-new Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV -- through three sketched images. Now, the Czech carmaker is formally introducing online the coupe version of its Kodiaq SUV, revealing a number of details that should excite potential buyers in China.

According to Skoda, the exterior of the new Kodiaq GT coupe SUVis wrapped in sporty proportions. With a length of around 4.63 meters, it is slightly shorter than the Kodiaq SUV. On the front, the new Kodiaq GT is marked by a black-framed grille with chrome-plated dual ribs, as bordered on top by a wide bonnet, on the sides by LED headlights, and on the bottom by a three-dimensional bumper. The new Kodiaq SUV also features a front spoiler with wide air inlets.

When viewed from the sides, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT reveals coupe-like flanks, clear precise lines and a gently sloping roofline, which slope starts from behind the front doors. The coupe SUV also features dynamic wheel arches as well as body-colored chiseled side skirts.

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