Rundown of Newest SUV and Crossover Models by Japanese Car Companies in 2023October 10, 2022
Some people might say that Japanese cars can no longer uphold the famed reliability and engineering standards of their predecessors. But hey, haters gonna hate. Anyone who has ever shopped for a four-wheel vehicle, would tell you, that paying extra for a Japanese product is worth every penny. Today we will prove it to you once again by demonstrating top 10 new SUVs from the Land of the Rising sun. They set unmatched standards of in-cabin ergonomics, introduce innovative powertrain solutions and undoubtfully look better than ever before.
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#1 2023 Honda CR-V
It is now the turn of the 2023 Honda CR-V to try on the new Honda Architecture that already underpins the 11 gen Civic and HR-V. In case of this compact crossover this means a 1.6 inch longer wheelbase, a 2.7 inch increase in overall length, and a 0.4 inch wider body.
#2 2023 Nissan X-Trail
2023 Nissan X-Trail arrives to Japan and Europe with a new generation electrified drivetrain, offered in front and e-4orce AWD.
#3 2023 Mazda CX-60
2023 Mazda CX-60 is the latest addition to the company’s range that will be sold in Europe, Japan and Australia.
#4 2023 Nissan Ariya
2023 Nissan Ariya debuts on the US market in FWD and AWD configurations with 2 battery sizes and 4 trim levels.
#5 2023 Lexus RX
2023 Lexus RX enters a new generation with fresh styling, new hybridized engines, and an adequate technology package.
#6 2023 Honda ZR-V
Today the HR-V moniker is used for two significantly different models: one exclusive to North America and the other for the international market. In 2023 however, Honda will disrupt the exclusivity of the former by releasing it globally under an all-new ZR-V nametag.
#7 2023 Toyota BZ4x and Subaru Solterra
Toyota has recently increased its stake in Subaru to 20 percent and therefore the scope of cooperation between these Japanese brands now goes beyond just the co-platform sportscars. The BZ4x and Solterra are the new all-electric compact crossovers that ride on the eTNGA architecture also known as e-Subaru Global Platform.
#8 2023 Nissan Qashqai e-Power
2023 Nissan Qashqai e-Power is the range-topping version of the 3rd generation Qashqai range, that features a self-charging hybrid drivetrain.
#9 2023 Lexus RZ 450e
The 2023 Lexus RZ 450e is the first Lexus based on a dedicated electric platform eTNGA and in essence it is an EV alternative to the best-selling mid-size RX. This crossover was previewed by the LF-Z concept.
#10 2023 Toyota Crown Cross
2023 Toyota Crown Cross will arrive as a part of the new generation overhaul for the Crown, alongside the Sedan, Estate and Sport models.