Diana T. Kurylko

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Recent articles
Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
The Mercedes-Benz GLC that goes on sale in the fourth quarter will be roomier and more rounded than the GLK it replaces. ...

Land Rover to consolidate advertising work with agency Spark44
8:00 am U.S. ET | March 27 | UPDATED: 3/27/15 10:44 am ET -- corrected
Land Rover is shifting its global strategic and creative ad accounts to Spark44, the same agency that handles sister brand Jaguar. Spark44 is jointly owned by its managem ...

Mercedes adds plug-in hybrid to retooled GLE crossover line
7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 25 | UPDATED: 3/26/15 8:08 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid with the debut of the revamped GLE midsize crossover. The 2016 crossover family will be the first product line to featur ...

Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box
11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24
The Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover becomes roomier and sheds its old-fashioned square shape for a more modern design when it becomes the GLC this fall. ...

Subaru's 7-seater poses big design question
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
A Grand Outback? Or a larger crossover that is more distinct than Subaru's popular midsize vehicle? That's the decision Subaru is grappling with as it develops an all-new ...

BMW tries to win shoppers' time back from third parties
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
BMW’s quiet opening of a neon-lit pop-up store in a California mall would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. But today, BMW faces new competition. ...

2016 Jaguar F-Type to come with longer warranty, free maintenance
8:00 am U.S. ET | March 23
Jaguar, aiming to keep the sales momentum going with its F-Type two-seat sports cars, will offer free maintenance and additional standard features on 2016 models. ...

Driving schools a chance to rev sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
BMW's Future Retail program includes two driving schools -- programs not only for customers but potential conquests. ...

BMW wants 1,000 Geniuses in coming years
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21
To date, BMW stores have a total of 500 product Geniuses -- customer advisers who explain features and do vehicle deliveries but don't sell cars. ...

Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan set for New York debut
8:00 pm U.S. ET | March 17
Jaguar will unveil the redesigned 2016 XF sports sedan -- built on the company's new aluminum-intensive architecture -- at the New York International Auto Show next month ...

Food trucks give customers a taste of dealerships
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Later this month, food trucks will appear in the parking lots of two Oklahoma car dealerships on Saturdays to feed employees and the public, for free. ...

BMW says its new fwd models are too small for the U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the United States. The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted here last week, and the 2-s ...

Rolls crossover to make broad use of aluminum
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Rolls-Royce's new crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW, says CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. The spaceframe technology will be adopted ...

With CMA, Volvo plans to develop cars faster
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Volvo will slash product development time to 20 months when it adds a second new vehicle architecture, r&d chief Peter Mertens said. ...

JLR CEO says U.S. plant decision is 3 years off
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7
A US factory is a must if Jaguar Land Rover is to continue to grow and stay competitive, says CEO Ralf Speth. ...

Range Rover Evoque convertible to go on sale next year
10:54 am U.S. ET | March 2 | UPDATED: 3/2/15 11:03 am ET - includes video
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque will go on sale next year, Land Rover said in a statement. ...

Volvo to unleash self-driving cars on Swedish roads
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1
Volvo Cars' Drive Me pilot program announced last week will push autonomous driving a step closer to reality by putting 100 self-driving XC90 crossovers on Swedish street ...

Volvo: XC90 marks brand's rebirth
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
Volvo Cars is heralding its new XC90, the first vehicle it has developed since Ford Motor Co. sold it to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. in 2010, as the rebirth ...

Volvo touts redesigned XC90 as rebirth of the brand
4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18
Volvo is targeting U.S. sales of 28,800 in a full year for the redesigned XC90 crossover that goes on sale in May. ...

Subaru ranks high in dealer attitude survey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Subaru ranked third overall in the Summer 2014 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey, behind Lexus and Toyota and ahead of Porsche and Ford. ...

Subaru: Invest in stores, take care of customers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, spoke with Staff Reporter Diana T. Kurylko during the NADA convention. ...

M-B launches no-appointment quick service
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Mercedes-Benz is rolling out quick service for basic maintenance that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. No appointment is needed. ...

Subaru execs want to increase U.S. throughput, not dealer total
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Subaru of America won't add dealers because it wants throughput per dealer to grow to 1,000 units annually. That's one of the most important messages delivered during the ...

Volvo dealers will get product details in March
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Volvo will detail the seven new products it will launch through 2017 at a March dealer meeting in Vail, Colo., dealers were told at their make meeting. ...

Volvo's interception not likely to win the game
6:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29
Volvo wants some of the attention the big boys with fat wallets will get during the Super Bowl. ...

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