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Mini gets serious with the new Clubman

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Mini will take a more serious tone in marketing for the new Clubman, which it is aiming at premium compact buyers. ...

GLE Coupe's goal: Style, not off-road use

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Mercedes-Benz is targeting the GLE Coupe at style conscious buyers, not off-roaders. The Coupe won't be available with the Mercedes off-road package. It will be sold only ...

BMW's 2016 Mini Clubman wagon will be brand's U.S. flagship

UPDATED: 6/24/15 4:11 pm ET - new story, adds gallery
Mini's redesigned 2016 Clubman wagon will be the brand's flagship model in the United States because of its larger size and added premium features, says the brand's U.S. ...

Mercedes takes aim at BMW with GLE Coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its crossover family with a new niche vehicle to lure the nontraditional SUV buyer: the GLE Coupe, aimed at the BMW X6. ...

Museum, diner celebrate Ford heritage and family-owned store

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22
Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Ariz., has a 1950s-style stainless steel diner and a 15,000-square-foot museum of classic cars and memorabilia. ...

Mercedes GLC to get coupe version

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20
Mercedes-Benz will offer a coupe version of its up-sized second-generation compact crossover, with plug-in hybrid and performance variants coming, as well. The 2016 GLC u ...

Mercedes GLC crossover moves up in size, features from GLK

UPDATED: 6/17/15 4:15 pm ET - adds details
Mercedes-Benz has renamed the up-sized second generation of its compact crossover and will offer coupe, performance and plug-in hybrid variants. The 2016 GLC, which goes ...

Bentley rolls out freshened Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Bentley is giving its Continental GT coupe and convertible a final revamp before they switch to a new platform by 2017. ...

2016 BMW X1 adds space for cargo, comfort

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8
BMW will move the second-generation X1 compact crossover to the company's new transverse engine architecture, giving the X1 more interior and cargo room than the current ...

Lease or buy, treat ultraluxury customers differently

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8
When it comes to financing a car, the rich truly are different. It is not a matter of cost; it is not what your monthly payment is. ...

2016 BMW X1 gains interior space, new tech

6:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2
The second-generation BMW X1 compact crossover gets more interior room, an updated exterior and additional technology for the 2016 model year. The X1 -- the automaker's e ...

Volvo plant to build vehicles popular in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
Volvo will focus production at its first U.S. plant on vehicles that sell best in the U.S., but not the XC-90 crossover. ...

Volvo inks plant deal with S.C.

UPDATED: 5/28/15 1:45 pm ET -- deal signed
Volvo Cars of North America signed an agreement today with the state of South Carolina, where it will build its first U.S. factory. ...

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. ...
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