Volvo, the Swedish car maker, limped along as one of Ford’s pet European brands between 1999 and 2010. Then the Dearborn, Mich.-based company sold it to China’s Geely Holding Group and now, following an intense period of internal reinvention, Volvo is on a roll. It’s popping out critically acclaimed new products, growing sales and even set to open a brand-new car plant next year – in America. Volvo’s reboot wisely prioritized its aging SUV portfolio.
If the trending auto-industry story has been the exploding popularity of compact CUVs, the new subplot is the genus of even smaller subcompact CUVs. The category’s two top sellers are the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3 – tested here in their respective fully loaded trims. They are direct competitors in size, price and concept, yet in many ways, they couldn’t be more different. Looks: It’s a dumpy little thing, don’t you think?
Climate change. Traffic congestion. Urban sprawl. Clearly, what the world needs now is more transit, less traffic and – for those who must drive – a shift to more fuel-frugal vehicles. Try telling that to shoppers who keep propelling sales of luxury SUVs to greater heights. Sales are soaring in the United States and in Canada, too. Industry sales of luxury SUVs and CUVs in Canada surged 17 per cent last year in an overall market that grew only 3 per cent.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".