Top 12 Crossovers Designed to Go Fast: Buyer’s Guide for Upcoming Model Year

We cannot defy physics, so building an aerodynamic and agile SUV has always been a nightmarish task. But when consumers clearly state that the only car they will buy is a hulking people’s hauler, engineers grind their teeth and get to work. In this video we will show you yet another dozen of all-new sporty Crossovers, that if painted in striped liveries could be easily raced at the next 2022 Le Mans.

Other #AutomotiveTerritory that you may want to check out:

Future lineup of electric crossover vehicles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaVy1Mqo3g0

SUVs with the most luxurious interior features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUMfeI6ptWY

List of all vehicles from this #AT_New_Cars episode:

00:00 Introduction

00:42 BMW Concept XM
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Claimed to be 80% ready for production, the Concept XM previews the most powerful BMW SUV to date that will exist exclusively as an M model. This is the second standalone vehicle by the Bavarians’ performance branch, after the 1970s M1.

01:55 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT
porsche.com/usa/models/cayenne/cayenne-models/cayenne-turbo-gt/

Until the arrival of the next generation Turbo S E Hybrid, this model becomes the new top performer in the Cayenne range. 631 horsepower might not indicate this superiority, but this version doesn’t not have to carry a battery pack and an electric motor.

03:08 Brabus GLE 900 Rocket Edition
brabus.com/en/cars/supercars/brabus-900-gle-rocket.html

The new Rocketship coming out of the Brabus workshop is based on the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe. The 900 Rocket Edition is limited to 25 units.

04:22 Bentley Bentayga S
bentleymotors.com/en/models/bentayga/bentayga-s.html

The facelifted Bentley Bentayga range is expanded by its first S model, that sits between the entry-level V8 SUV and the W12 Speed flagship.

05:30 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX
volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/the-successful-id-family-continues-to-grow-the-new-id5-is-the-first-electric-suv-coupe-from-volkswagen-7582

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is basically a sloping roofline-version of the ID 4. The model is motivated by 77 kWh battery pack and a dual-motor AWD setup rated for 300horses.

06:51 Hyundai Kona N
hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/2022-kona-n

Hyundai Kona already holds the title of the most dynamic subcompact crossover, but the N Performance subbrand turns it into a true hot cross hatch.

07:56 Porsche Macan
porsche.com/usa/models/macan/macan-models/macan/

In addition to getting a fresher face in 2022, the brand’s smaller crossover offers a simplified trim lineup with 3 models. The base Macan benefits a boost to 261 hps, the mid-level S model gets a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 with 375 hp, while the GTS offers 434 horses, previously reserved for the now discontinued Turbo. This version of the Macan takes 3.5 seconds to speed to 60 and tops out at 169mph.

09:13 Kia EV6 GT
kia.com/us/en/ev6

With 3.5 seconds zero to sixty and 161 miles per hour top speed, the KIA EV6 will be the fastest Kia to ever hit the road.

10:26 Model X Plaid
tesla.com/modelx

After an eight months long production hiatus, Tesla’s facelifted premium SUV Model X is returning to the assembly lines. The new Palladium generation introduces only minor exterior tweaks, but the Plaid version if the centerpiece of the upgrade.

11:36 Skoda Kodiaq RS
skoda-storyboard.com/en/skoda-model/kodiaq/kodiaq-rs/

Though based on the MQB underpinnings, the facelifted Kodiaq RS does not bring us the highly-craved 300-horsepower update from its Tiguan R sibling. Instead, the 7-seater swaps the previous year’s turbodiesel with 240 horses and 369 lb-ft for a 132-pounds-lighter 2-liter TSI.

12:45 BMW X4 M & M Competition
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The facelifted 2022 BMW X4 M is instantly recognizable by its enlarged kidney grille, new blacked frame upfront, and flatter, narrower headlights.

14:07 Maserati Grecale
media.maserati.com/en-ww/releases/1665

Levante SUV is the current money maker for Maserati, so its only natural that the trident brand expands the lineup with one more sports crossover Maserati Grecale.

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