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JLR aiming high with SVO unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25
Jaguar Land Rover hopes to match its German competition with a specially badged line of performance and luxury variants. ...

Willisch is eager for more crossovers from Spartanburg

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
BMW of North America CEO Ludwig Willisch is focused on the hot-selling crossover segment. There may be no market for the 2-series five- or seven-seat wagon/minivan in th ...

Rolls-Royce has new Dawn on the horizon

5:01 pm U.S. ET | May 12
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will call its new convertible Dawn. The car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016. The open-top car shares a platform with the Wraith coupe. ...

BMW expands event marketing after success in '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
BMW is expanding its event marketing because 25 percent of last year's participants who drove a vehicle later bought one, says BMW's chief marketer. ...

Volvo focuses on Georgia, S. Carolina for factory, reports say

2:55 pm U.S. ET | May 8
Volvo is nearing a decision on its first US factory, and sites in Georgia and South Carolina are on the short list, according to reports. ...

Bentley concept coupe aims for Aston's turf

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Bentley wants a piece of Aston Martin's sports car business. It's testing the waters with a two-seat concept coupe that has received acclaim on the auto show circuit. ...

M-B faces need to grow service capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Mercedes-Benz USA is on track to sell 400,000 vehicles in the next few years and needs 25 percent more service capacity at its dealerships, said CEO Steve Cannon. ...

At Mercedes, signs point to a strong year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Two years from now, Mercedes-Benz USA will be a different company with "a new level of energy," CEO Steve Cannon said. ...

Aston to court females, add crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Aston Martin's new target buyer is an affluent California woman in her late 30s who wants a people- and cargo-hauling crossover. ...

Subaru streak hits 41 months

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 1
Subaru of America said April was its 41st consecutive month of growth, with sales up 18 percent from the year-ago month. ...

Jaguar preps 4 fresh entries for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11
A new compact sedan and crossover, plus a redesigned XF midsize and a freshened XJ full-size sedan, will give Jaguar a good chance to boost its sales next year, the brand ...

4 of 5 Rolls purchasers customize

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11
Rolls-Royce buyers want their cars to stand out. About 80 percent of Rolls-Royce cars sold in the U.S. are now custom ordered. ...

U.S. pickup for Mercedes? Decision by Dec. 31, CEO Cannon says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Mercedes-Benz USA will decide by year end whether to sell a pickup being developed for other markets. "We said to Stuttgart, 'We are open, and let us assess the market,'" ...

Mercedes will shed bulk of HQ staff in move

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Only about 180 of Mercedes-Benz USA's 1,053 employees are likely to move to Atlanta this summer, CEO Steve Cannon says. That's because not all of Mercedes' employees will ...

BMW's i3 EV becomes a big hit out of town

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
The big urban centers in the Northeast, especially New York City, haven't embraced the BMW i3. ...

Mercedes concept hints at GLC crossover coupe

4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at a new Mercedes crossover planned with the release of a sketch that signals a concept GLC coupe. The concept GLC coupe will be unveile ...

Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room

7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31
Jaguar is stepping up its game with the redesigned 2016 XF sedan, which features aluminum-intensive technology and boasts increased interior room and a host of high-techn ...

Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now

10:45 am U.S. ET | March 31
Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don't look for the British marque this year. ...

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

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

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. ...
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