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New X1 will be BMW's smallest crossover in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
The redesigned X1 crossover is roomier than its predecessor and is the smallest people carrier BMW will export to the United States. ...

Subaru chief seeks to limit sales growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
Subaru sales keep growing. But global head Yasuyuki Yoshinaga says there is such a thing as too big. He wants to keep sales in the 1 million unit-plus range to preserve t ...

Subaru shows design direction with 2 concepts

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28
Subaru is ushering in a new styling era with the Impreza 5-door Concept unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday. ...

Mini rewards Japan sales with Tokyo debut

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28
Mini unveiled a redesigned and more upscale convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show because Japanese sales are growing at a faster rate than sales in other major markets. ...

Mini moves convertible upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Mini is banking that its redesigned convertible -- with a BMW architecture and engines and a host of new premium options -- will push the model up and away from volume co ...

Design chief Taylor shapes modern Rolls-Royce

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24
Rolls-Royce design chief Giles Taylor discusses the design of the new Dawn convertible: No focus groups, but intense focus on the delicate task of updating Rolls' classic ...

Mini Convertible slated for March debut in U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22
The redesigned Mini Convertible based on a new BMW architecture goes on sale next March. The car, like all of Mini's redesigned models, will be powered by BMW Group engin ...

JLR store goes the extra mile to satisfy its customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
As part of a customer-satisfaction push, Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers delivers new-car tutorials at owners' homes or businesses. And when it's time for repairs or main ...

'You take care of the client, so I take care of you'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14
Tommy Baker, owner of Baker Motor Co. of Charleston Inc., says his formula for success and keeping employees happy and productive is very simple. “I tell my people, ...

BMW adds tech to fend off X1 rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11
BMW of North America has added semi-autonomous and technology features from its more expensive models to the redesigned X1 compact crossover because of growing competitio ...

BMW bumps up X1 base price by $1,800

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7
BMW is increasing the price of its redesigned base X1 crossover by about $1,800 and adding standard features. The X1 xDrive28i will start at $35,795 including shipping, B ...

7 series easy outside, starts revolution inside

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
The exterior design of the new BMW 7 series may be evolutionary, but inside it's a brave new world. ...

Mini bets on 'very emotional' Clubman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Mini is banking the new Clubman wagon will set itself apart from competitors in the compact segment because it's different - and emotional, said the brand's global chief. ...

Bentley to seek go-ahead next year for roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Bentley will ask parent company Volkswagen AG this summer to greenlight a new roadster, says its CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer. ...

Jaguar to reveal pricing earlier on new models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Jaguar will announce pricing when a new model is first unveiled as the company attempts to boost sales and gain market recognition. ...

BMW will 'step up' digital features

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16
The next frontier for BMW AG is growing the digital end of its business, both in its vehicles and the retail environment. ...

BMW to 'step up' digital features

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16
The next frontier for BMW is growing the digital end of its business, in vehicles and on the retail front. New consumer programs will focus on service and making it more ...

Rolls-Royce rebalances amid China slowdown

9:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars may not see an increase in global sales this year because of the meltdown in China, says its CEO, Torsten Muller–Otvos. ...

Jaguar, joining key segment, prices F-Pace crossover from $43,385

UPDATED: 9/14/15 2:38 pm ET - adds production source
The F-Pace, Jaguar's first crossover, will be priced from $43,385 when it goes on sale in May as the luxury brand enters a key segment and aims to significantly boost U.S ...

Sports cars and crossover kick off Aston's plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Aston Martin has a bold CEO in Andy Palmer and an equally ambitious product plan that starts with revamped sports cars, adds a crossover and ends with a redesigned sedan ...

Crossover, Dawn are on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Rolls-Royce will join ultraluxury competitor Bentley and launch a crossover. in 2018. The crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that also will underpin Rolls-Royc ...

Bentayga to lead Bentley's future product parade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
The Bentayga crossover goes on sale next year and will be the first of several new models for the British ultraluxury brand. Bentley is also strongly considering a two-do ...

Luxury brands hit the gas on new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
With U.S. auto sales booming, the ultraluxury brands are stepping up development of new products. At the top of the list for each is a crossover or SUV - unthinkable seve ...

Jaguar Land Rover plans diesels for entire lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
Land Rover's first U.S. diesel vehicles -- the Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 -- will go on sale in October. And more diesels are on the way for the British SU ...

Eberhardt: Jag wants to equal Land Rover sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
Jaguar will cut prices and add a a five-year/60,000 mile service warranty because of lingering consumer doubts about Jaguar's affordability and quality. ...
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