Three Budget Crossovers of the Los Angeles Auto Show for Russia

Three Budget Crossovers of the Los Angeles Auto Show for Russia

In addition to a cascade of premium new products at the motor show in the California capital, manufacturers showed more mundane models. There were some premieres in the SUV segment as well – the portal became acquainted with the most relevant of them.


The updated American crossover has found a new Ford Edge-style radiator grill, retouched optics with LED daytime running lights, fog lights of a different shape and a more aggressive look of bumpers.

Inside the changes is even more – the engineers made friends with the multimedia complex with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, finally integrated the large multi-color 8-inch touchscreen display into the center console, and they used the respectable Bang & Olsen as an acoustic system.

Among other things, Eco Sport has got an expanded palette, which is now presented in ten different colors.

As for engines, the three-cylinder Eco Boost, or a more powerful engine with a capacity of 2 liters, will find its place under the hood. According to preliminary information, the novelty will arrive on the international market closer. There is no doubt that the Russians will get it.


In addition to a slightly adjusted chrome radiator grille, twin tailpipes of the exhaust system and fresh-design wheels, the updated Soul got a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, boosted to 201 “horses”. The engine company was a seven-band dual-clutch robotic gearbox.

The interior was transformed by a leather-framed steering wheel with a flat core and a multimedia system with an eight-inch tablet that supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Harman Chardon blind spot monitoring and acoustics systems will be available as options. I wonder if the compact crossover in the Russian interpretation will save all these charms of life. However, God forbid – next year we will find out about it.


Despite the fact that the supply of Duck to Russia ceased at the end of May, the manufacturer does not exclude the appearance of an updated crossover in our market. With a positive outcome of events, not least of all related to the stabilization of exchange rates, the car may be at dealerships as early as next year.

In the meantime, Asians continue to put experiments on an ambiguous machine – a limited version of Black Pearl, made in only 1250 copies, is offered to the attention of the guests of the motor show in Los Angeles . The car is distinguished from the traditional Nissan Juke by a black body color with white spoiler, side mirror housings, a fog lamp trim and door handles. The interior is also in black and white.

As for the units, the updated car has turbocharged diesel and gasoline engines, the most powerful of which is the 217-horsepower “four” with a volume of 1.6 liters. For the Black Pearl version, a non-alternative gasoline engine with 188 horsepower is provided.

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