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STUNNING ULTRA-LUXURY CROSSOVER SUVs TO DAZZLE THE AUTO MARKET IN 2019

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Though, we’re still in 2018 there is already excitement over what 2019 will hold for the automotive luxury SUV industry. The biggest market for new car buyers, the crossover and SUV market, will see many new introductions for the 2019 model year. Here are those that will dazzle the market in style, elegance and performance.

GENESIS GV80 SUV

The Genesis brand represents the luxury class of the Hyundai Motors. As part of competing effectively in the luxury auto market, Genesis is considering launching some aesthetic, elegant vehicles in the coming year 2019. One of those stylish brands will be the Genesis GV80 SUV.

The GV80 will be the very first SUV from the luxury brand. At the most recent New York Auto Show in March 2018, a glimpse of how the vehicle will look like was shown.

With sleek and stylish design lines that provide appeal to all who view it, as you can easily distinguish it’s a premium ride. Inside, you’ll find many conceptual features that provide standout luxury from premium finishes, to a 22-inch long full infotainment display that is narrow and unique, plus a 23-inch wheels on the outside, and a console that separates the second-row seats.

Auto lovers are certainly intrigued by the Genesis GV80 concept, and are looking forward to the full-fledged model making its way to showrooms in 2019.

MASERATI LEVANTE TROFEO

Maserati took the wraps off a more powerful, V8 version of its Levante SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is powered by a twin turbo 3.8-liter V8 producing 590 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque.

The Trofeo is said to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 187 miles per hour. Among the distinguishing exterior design cues are a piano black grille insert, carbon fiber splitter and other aerodynamic elements. The raised hood features functional vents and the Levante Trofeo rides on 22-inch alloy wheels. Inside there are sport seats covered in Pieno Fiore natural leather.

In addition to fitting the Trofeo with a more powerful engine, Maserati also retuned the suspension and adapted the Q4 all-wheel drive system to handle the additional output. The drive modes on the Levante have also been upgraded to include launch control and a track-oriented “Corsa” mode to complement the Normal, Sport, I.C.E. and Off Road settings. The Corsa mode improves engine response, opens the exhaust valves on acceleration, quickens shifts from the 8-speed automatic, lowers the ride height and optimizes the shock settings on the magnetic ride suspension.

An even more exclusive version of the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo will be the limited run first edition models which includes a Grigio Lava gray matte exterior paint scheme, matte finish 22-inch wheels and red brake calipers.

ASTON MARTIN DBX

The 2019 Aston Martin Dbx handles like a hatchback, looks like a crossover, built by a company that prides itself on SUVs. It’s competent, whatever you want to call it, and that’s what matters. The 2019 Aston Martin Dbx lets down safety shoppers with relatively poor crash-test results. It overcompensates with features: leather, navigation, a tow package, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking.

With its better than average exterior, the 2019 Aston Martin Dbx can be given a 6 for styling. We still like the 2019 Aston Martin Dbx pert sheet metal, six model years into its life span. It’s an urban running shoe, trading off some ground-hugging lines for a tall roofline, a strike thrown right down the middle between rugged SUV and darty liftback.

Swoopy lines say everything you need to know about the 2019 Aston Martin Dbx performance. It acts more like a zippy hatchback than crossover SUV, especially when it’s fitted with the more powerful turbocharged engine. Offers a simple system that splits power between the front and rear wheels, and can move power between them as wheelslip is sensed. The 2019 Aston Martin Dbx Concept can clamp its front brakes individually to simulate torque-vectoring, and to help the crossover corner more effectively. The 2019 Aston Martin Dbx has a deep, heavily sculpted dash.

THE NEW 2019 LAMBORGHINI URUS i.e. THE CROSSBRED BULL

Wild styling and ferocious performance will combine to help the Urus make its own indelible mark on the SUV world. With a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 packing 641hp under its stubby hood, Lamborghini estimates a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.6 seconds and top speed of 190 mph. An all-wheel-drive system features a locking center diff, while an air suspension keeps the ride civilized. Enormous carbon-ceramic brakes should provide great stopping power.

The new 2019 Lamborghini Urus is christened the crossbred bull. Astonishment has always been what a Lamborghini does best. Lambos drop jaws, dilate pupils, inspire goosebumps, and knock frontal lobes back into the parietal lobes. They are impractical, intemperate, impossible to see out of, and get stupid hot inside, but, damn, look at and listen to them. The new 2019 Urus is the first Lamborghini that does none of those things. It’s the counter-Countach; A crossover.

A lot of the interior is pure exotic-car theater, but it’s from the driver’s seat that the Urus feels most like other Lamborghinis. Yeah, you’re sitting upright and relatively high, but it’s easy to suspend one’s disbelief and pretend that the engine isn’t in the wrong place and that there aren’t three too many apertures. Surrounded in contrast-stitched microsuede and carbon fiber, it’s as much X-Wing fighter as family hauler.

And compared with basically any other SUV, this is a blisteringly fast beast. Lamborghini claims that zero to 62 mph takes only 3.6 seconds and that the Urus will reach a top speed just shy of 190 mph, which makes it the fastest production SUV on the market.

FERRARI SUV

Ferrari’s new SUV is coming, and it could use hybrid V8 power when it arrives in either 2019 or 2020. Ferrari CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been slowly revealing more information about it and Ferrari’s developments in general. It’s got the Lamborghini Urus firmly in its sights.

The latest information comes from Marchionne’s press conference at the 2018 Geneva motor show, where he said ‘I’ve been clear on the topic that we’re going to embrace electrification – we are going to make it the mainstay of our offerings.’

ROLLS ROYCE CULLINAN

Soon to be seen pulling up to the red carpet is Rolls-Royce’s very first SUV, named after the largest diamond ever found. It boasts a twin-turbo 6.7-liter V-12; an electrified powertrain is rumored to join the lineup later. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard as is a suspension that adjusts height automatically using a road-scanning camera. Sporting rear suicide doors, an opulent cabin, and classic Rolls styling.

The 2019 Cullinan breaks a lot of new ground for Rolls-Royce. It is the first Rolls to have all-wheel drive, the first with a hatchback, and—in a more modest step forward—the first to use touchscreens for its infotainment system. Yet all that fades into insignificance next to the most obvious difference between this and every other vehicle Rolls has made throughout its 112-year history: This is the company’s first SUV.

 

 

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4 stunning electric suv concepts for auto fanatics

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It’s been a long time coming but electric cars are finally set to make a breakthrough, with 2019 expected to be the year when they become a realistic option for most new car buyers.

By the end of this year, at least 25 different electric cars will be on sale, from small city models to tall and rugged Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

In this edition of Vaultz wheels, we shall be focusing on 4 stunning electric Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) concepts that will strike the auto market in the near future.

 

BYTON M-BYTE

The world’s first Smart Intuitive Vehicle. Designed with expressive proportions and iconic digital elements, the BYTON M-BYTE reminds you that future mobility is fueled by intelligence. You might say this car looks like an SUV, but smarter. And that’s exactly what it is: the first Smart Intuitive Vehicle!

With its masculine proportions and a length of 191 inches (4.85 meters), the BYTON M-BYTE shows its new design aesthetics in every aspect, including the closed front-end fascia, disappearing door handles, hidden antennas and a sleek, sloping roofline.

Conventional automotive styling features are giving way to innovative design icons. Side-view cameras replace side mirrors, iconic face recognition cameras provide user identification and BYTON Smart Surfaces show a situation-based interacting light design. These are just some of the intelligent signature elements that reinforce the visible digital power of the vehicle.

Your BYTON understands you like a trusted friend. It recognizes you through face recognition, talks to you and adapts to your needs. With a simple swipe of your fingers, you can intuitively operate the touch displays. And as communication is never a one-way street, BYTON Air Touch also responds to your hand gestures. All in all, it gives you five dimensions of control.

 

 

GAC ENVERGE

The ENVERGE is very catchy with outstanding features and its inexplicable design is its selling point. It is electric and very futuristic especially with its gull-wing doors, digital dash screen and unconventional head and tail lights. Reportedly, it will have a range of 370 miles on a single (full) charge.

A very ridiculous feature of the car is the fact that the headlights would slide out and detach to serve a flood lights, a feature GAC nicknamed “G-Light”. It’s an SUV coupe (only two doors) with wireless battery recharging and stipulated time for a 240-mile range in just 10 minutes.

 

 

GFG STYLE’S KANGAROO HYPER-SUV

Automotive Hall-of-Fame Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son, Fabrizio, are behind the Italian company GFG Style “hyper-SUV” concept.

It’s called the Kangaroo and it resembles some of the other supercar concept designs seen. But, this one is different from the rest. A special adjustable hydraulic suspension system helps convert the concept from a sports car to an off-roader. Ride heights are able to vary from 5.5 inches in “Racing” mode to some 10.2 inches in “Off-Road” mode. The car’s front splitter can also retract while in “Off-Road” mode to improve approach angles on challenging terrain. Talk about a transition!

GFG Style says the Kangaroo can be used on any surface, from pavement, to sand, to mud. It comes with two electric motors, each rated at 241 horsepower. The combined output is listed at 482hp and 501 lb.-ft. of torque. A 90 kWh battery pack is said to deliver a driving range of more than 280 miles on a single charge.

Inside the vehicle, there’s three screens that dominate the space. One is an ultra-wide screen atop the dash that serves as the rear view mirror by displaying the output from a rear-facing camera. Another noticeable aspect of the interior is the color of the leather. The bright orange of the exterior is reflected inside.

While it’s certainly not holding its breath for this vehicle to make its way to production, GFG Style says it does plan on showing off a version of the Kangaroo concept wearing snow tracks. The design company wants people to see how the Kangaroo could be used for fun, while conquering some snow-covered terrains.

 

 

LAGONDA ALL-TERRAIN SUV

Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept from Aston Martin is mesmerizingly long and perhaps the most striking. With softly rounded edges and an elongated shooting-brake body that stretches way out over the rear wheels, this cocoon-shaped car is not quite what the teaser images had us imagining.

The British manufacturers are hoping to breathe new life into the Lagonda badge with this fully electric four-seater SUV. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is regarded as the stylistic forerunner of the Lagonda brand, which is set to resume production in 2021.

The car’s lengthy appearance is supported by a spoiler on the wide front, as well as the headlight slits that are pulled far into the side. A thin strip of light illuminated with LEDs emphasizes an already lengthy rear end.

Despite the futuristic design, the Lagonda All-Terrain concept still gives the driver a steering wheel to hold onto. But when autonomous mode is turned on, you can turn the front seats backwards to create a sort of self-driving sitting room.

The Lagonda SUV will use potentially game-changing solid state batteries which offer many advantages over the regular lithium-ion ones used in most electric cars. Solid-state batteries do not use liquid electrolytes to move energy around. The cells are made of solid, dry conductive material which mean they are less prone to fire and can supply energy and accept a charge more readily.

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