Articles about Premium Compact Crossover

Choose from two gasoline and three diesel motors
Don't waste precious seconds gazing at the new Mercedes-Benz GLC trying to spot sweeping changes to the looks. There aren't any. Fresh LED swooshes and a dab more chrome have been the order of the day for Merc's
Meet the Alpina XD3
There's no BMW X3 M just yet, but when it does arrive, you can bet it'll feature much bodykit, many exhausts, and generous lashings of badging. Subtlety is no longer known to the M Division.Enter Alpina. Since the '60s,
For the tech generation
Gone are the days when a BMW was (just) about the precision of mechanical bits and pieces working in perfect harmony behind the engine firewall. My last X3 test drive prior was of the previous-generation model, which still had analog gauges
A classy package
It's no secret that the crossover is quickly overtaking the sedan when it comes to sales. This is a sad fact for those who prefer to ride closer to the ground, but hey, if you must drive an SUV, the NX300
It's all about refinement
The first-generation Audi Q5 already hit the sweet spot in many aspects, setting things up for its successor very nicely. In terms of design and proportions, for instance, the changes to the second-generation model are subtle but sufficient-typical Audi,
Loaded with toys
PGA Cars, the authorized distributor of Audi in the country, has just unveiled the all-new Q5 at the Manila Polo Club. We were in Singapore for the launch of the second-generation model last June, and we're glad to finally
The M Sport kit makes a big difference
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.The current-generation BMW X3 is at the end of its life cycle, but with this handsome M Sport kit it's hard to
The second-generation BMW X1 levels up
I wasn't particularly keen on the X1 when the first generation was unveiled eight years ago. Sold on the idea, yes-the demand for small crossover SUVs is simply undeniable. Can't blame BMW for spawning a new class. Since hitting
A record-breaking barrel roll
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. More than 25 months of testing across the world's harshest environments, and it ends with a leap of faith through the air. Ladies
The big Mini gets the JCW treatment
Mention the name John Cooper Works and the image of a small, three-door Mini ready for the racetrack comes to mind. But with the popularity of the compact crossover, the British performance division must have deemed it wise to roll out
A sporty weekend toy for the family
Audi's crossover is the latest model to wear the Performance badge. The RS Q3 has a retuned 2.5-liter TFSI motor that has an additional 27hp over the standard mill. This gives it healthy numbers of 367hp and 465Nm, the
Do you like the cosmetic makeover?
The Range Rover Evoque--apparently the beneficiary of some styling input from Posh Spice at some point of its mechanical existence--was already a stunner from the get-go. We like it. You like it. Everyone likes it. But in a modern
BMW X1 and Audi Q3 will have competition
More than a year since the debut of the production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, we now have a good idea when it will arrive in our market.According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the GLA-Class
Some footage from our cover shoot
It is possible that the BMW X6 is the most polarizing model in the German carmaker's lineup today. People either abhor it with a passion, or gaze at it adoringly. We think it's an awesome crossover, of course.Many buyers
A company executive shares the numbers with us
The all-new Lexus NX premium compact crossover was launched by Lexus Manila last night, and unfortunately it won't benefit from the tax exemption provided by the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement for Japan-made vehicles with an engine displacement of
To be followed by turbo gasoline sibling
Events held at the Lexus Manila dealership are usually relaxed and almost intimate affairs, with attendees limited to select media and customers. But the launch last night for the new Lexus NX premium crossover was lively, busy and packed. We've never
With 6,500 orders in Japan alone
Lexus has begun production of the NX, its first compact crossover and its first model to be equipped with a turbocharger.The NX is being assembled at Toyota's Miyata plant with the turbo engine to be produced at the nearby Kanda
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