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Volvo adds performance targets to margin

Volvo Car USA has revamped its dealer margin, tying part of it to performance, says its U.S. chief. ...

Lagging infrastructure slows fuel cell growth, Lentz says

Toyota remains committed to hydrogen cars, but a lack of infrastructure has slowed its plans, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz. ...

Subaru starts second phase of FOX service program

Subaru of America CEO expects up to 80 more dealers to sign up a second phase of the Fix Operations Expansion or FOX service expansion program. ...

Jaguar to kick off performance line with 200-mph F-Type coupe

The first model in Jaguar's SVR performance line will be a F-Type coupe with 575 hp and a top speed of 200 mph. ...

BMW plug-in hybrids to get iPerformance badge

BMW will badge hybrid versions of its mainstream nameplates as iPerformance to highlight the link to technology developed for its i subbrand. ...

JLR unveils new store design

Jaguar Land Rover is rolling out a new dealership facility standard that's designed to feature both brands in a dual store. The new corporate identity program called Arch ...

Subaru expects big sales gains from '17 Impreza

Subaru of America expects to boost sales of its redesigned Impreza as much as 33 percent thanks to fresh styling, handling improvements and better fuel economy. ...

The only thing stopping Subaru: Product supply

Subaru's popularity is growing, and the only impediment to its growth is product availability, says Rocky DiChristofano, chairman of the Subaru National Dealer Advisory B ...

BMW has ultraluxe $100K X7 in works

BMW will sell two versions of its new X7 crossover - the already announced seven-seater and a $100,000-plus four-seater with a distinct look, said Ian Robertson, BMW AG b ...

Volvo dealers optimistic but want more results

Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo Retailer Advisory Board, says the brand's annual U.S. sales need to reach 100,000 vehicles to give dealers the impetus to make further ...

BMW dealers are clamoring for more crossovers

BMW needs to better balance its crossover supply with passenger cars to meet demand and stop pushing cars, says Damon Shelly, chairman of the BMW National Dealer Forum. ...

BMW perseveres with i3 in tough environment for EVs

Since its launch two years ago, the BMW i3 has become the No. 3-selling electric vehicle in the U.S. But BMW executives and analysts say the car could be a tough sell in ...

Owner: 'Everything about i3 is different'

Can the BMW i3 compact electric car perform like the ultimate driving machine? Well, it's a different kind of EV. ...

BMW shares its vision

BMW AG is celebrating its 100th anniversary with four concept vehicles that will give a glimpse into the future it envisions for all four of its brands - BMW, Mini, Rolls ...

"Powerful' look for new Crosstrek previewed

Subaru will base its redesigned 2018 Crosstrek on a five-seat concept that illustrates the brand's new design language, dubbed Dynamic X Solid. ...

Cars will become 'personal companions,' Krueger says

The futuristic autonomous, highly connected Vision Next 100 concept car shown last week hints at BMW's future direction into increased connectivity, says its CEO. ...

Largest BMW plant will expand this year

BMW's factory in Spartanburg, S.C., is the brand's biggest plant in the world, and it will become even larger when a $1 billion expansion is completed this year. ...

Lutz helped create 'Driving Machine' tag line

Automotive legend Bob Lutz, a BMW board member in the early 1970s, played a significant role in raising BMW's profile. In particular, he is credited with helping create c ...

Mini's 5th 'superhero' could be a compact sedan

BMW's Mini is considering a premium compact sedan as its fifth volume model -- one of several options to grow the brand. ...

V90 will be 3rd Volvo with modular architecture

The V90 wagon debuting next month at the Geneva auto show represents the third vehicle created under Volvo's modular platform and powertrain strategy devised after being ...

Mini uses TV to cultivate 'mature brand' image

Mini spent more than half of its record marketing budget last year on TV to build awareness. It's part of the new strategy to portray Mini as a more "mature brand" and at ...

Exclusivity helps Fla. store reach Rolls-Royce buyers

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Palm Beach, Fla., has a game plan for bringing in new buyers that includes small, posh events and dinners and visits to a potential buyer's home ...

Subaru signs up 40% of dealers for FOX program, mulls next phase

Subaru of America's program to increase service capacity 70 percent by 2018 is moving faster than expected, says the company's U.S. president. ...
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