Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 12:47 AM EDT Mar 15, 2019 Say hello to the Tesla Model Y. The compact SUV was introduced by CEO Elon Musk at the electric brand's California design studio Thursday night - bringing Tesla's production lineup to four vehicles: Model S sedan, Model 3 sedan, Model X SUV, and Model Y. The quartet has been dubbed "S3XY" by Tesla fans, and Musk reveled in the acronym all evening. "We are bringing sexy back!" he thrilled to an appreciative audience of Tesla employees. The unveil followed months of speculation as to how the Model Y would differ from Tesla’s popular Model 3 sedan - the best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S. - upon which it is based. After Tesla teased a silhouette of the car, Internet artists speculated on a variety of designs. But in the flesh the Model Y looks very similar to the 3 with its smooth, grille-less front end, high headlights, and bulbous rear end. While sitting higher … [Read more...] about Revealed: Tesla raises curtain on Model Y compact SUV
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Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 6:15 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Here comes the Tesla Model Y crossover. The electric brand’s fifth vehicle and second SUV will be unveiled at 11 p.m. Thursday from Tesla's California design studio. Expect a lifted, five-door hatchback version of Tesla’s popular Model 3 sedan, the best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S. last year. The compact Model 3 broke the internet when it was unveiled in March 2016 on the same stage. Some 200,000 customers ordered it online over the next 24 hours. With its huge battery located under the passenger floor, the car has been hailed for its sporty performance and futuristic, tablet-centered interior. Tesla has teased the Model Y with a front silhouette of the compact ute that doesn't give away much. Tesla's first SUV, the $82,000 Model X, debuted on the same mid-size architecture as the 76,000 Model S sedan. The X added dazzling falcon-wing … [Read more...] about Tonight: Tesla raises curtain on Model Y compact SUV
Mar 05, 9:38 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By John Rosevear 03/05/19 AT 9:29 PM Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) has taken the wraps off a new concept for its upscale Alfa Romeo brand. Unsurprisingly, given global sales trends, it's a compact SUV -- but in a bit of a surprise for Alfa, it's also a plug-in hybrid.FCA said that the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, is a preview of a compact SUV that it will launch in the not-too-distant future -- and that it hopes will be a key driver of the brand's future growth. Here's what we know.What it is: A premium compact SUV with Italian flairWe should be clear about this up front: This is a show car. Although Alfa Romeo chief Tim Kuniskis said that a Tonale-based production vehicle is in the works, the Tonale concept includes some features and details that almost certainly won't make it to your local Alfa … [Read more...] about Will This Little SUV Finally Make Alfa Romeo Relevant?
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 There are a lot of SUVs out there. You may have noticed as you tried to pick yours out in the parking lot, wishing you’d left the window sticker on so you could tell Brand X from W, Y or Z without walking to the tailgate to read the badge. Not if you own a ★★★ 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Most brands struggle to make their SUVs stand out in the crowd, but Alfa’s problem has never been blandness. Alfa Romeo can drive you to distraction, but you’ll still look forward to driving it every day. More from Mark Phelan: I gave up and asked Ford where it hid creatures in 2019 Ranger photos With millions at stake, car collectors scour Earth for lost classics Behind the Wheel 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio All-wheel-drive, five-passenger luxury SUV Price as tested: $84,095 (excluding destination charge) Rating: ★★★ (Out of four stars) Reasons to buy: … [Read more...] about 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV stands out in crowd
By Craig Hlavaty Updated 7:41 am CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 PHOTOS: Inside the 2019 Chevy Blazer >>>See what the newly-rebooted Chevrolet Blazer will look like on the road.... PHOTOS: Inside the 2019 Chevy Blazer >>>See what the newly-rebooted Chevrolet Blazer will look like on the road.... Photo: Chevrolet The new Blazer, due to hit Chevy dealerships in early 2019, is a lot bigger than the Blazer some of us drove in high school and college. In fact it appears to have been built to take on the slew of other crossover SUV offerings on the market including Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. The Blazer will be standing in between Chevy's own Traverse and Equinox models. less The new Blazer, due to hit Chevy dealerships in early 2019, is a lot bigger than the Blazer some of us drove in high school and college. In fact it appears to have been built to take on the slew … [Read more...] about Not your father’s SUV: The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer