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Mini will show new five-door hatchback at Paris show
Sept. 19, 2014 14:52 CET
BMW's Mini brand will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the marque seeks to attract new customers and those seeking something bigger than the current three ...


EVs, small SUVs are winners in first half
Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
The European car market underwent a big shake-up in the first half as there was a change at the top of nine of the 24 segments tracked by Automotive News Europe. ...


Premium automakers push into profitable niche segments in H1
Sept. 17, 2014 06:30 CET
Premium automakers are progressively pushing volume rivals out of profit-rich niches such as coupes and convertibles. ...


Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari's future
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he prepares to take direct control of the independently run Italian sports car ma ...


Growing Maserati to add 1st SUV in 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Maserati, after selling more vehicles in the first half of 2014 than in all of 2013, is on track to reach its goal of 30,000 global sales this year. ...


Ferrari turns to turbos and hybrids
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Ferrari will continue to refine its lineup with new technologies to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021. ...


Ferrari to launch a 10-unit limited-edition model for the U.S.
3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo’s last public act at the helm of the Italian supercar maker will be the unveiling of a limited-edition model destined f ...


Montezemolo's magic touch
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11
When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman. ...


Montezemolo's magic touch
7:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10
When Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo officially steps down next month the supercar maker will lose its No. 1 salesman. ...


Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5
The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer, was in evidence at the Moscow auto show where seven models ...


How Infiniti plans to capture the new breed of premium customers
Sept. 2, 2014 06:15 CET
Infiniti is working to reposition itself as a unique design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers, the carmaker's Chairman, Andy Palmer, told ...


Alfa Romeo readies product offensive
Sept. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Alfa Romeo has started development on three new models that will be key to the struggling brand's turnaround. The cars are a midsize sedan, a midsize SUV and a flagship l ...


Palmer: Infiniti is 'different, personalized and provocative'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Infiniti Chairman Andy Palmer is working to reposition the brand as a design- and technology-driven alternative to Germany's premium automakers. ...


Alfa Romeo is bound for U.S. but details are scant
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new plan for struggling Alfa Romeo calls for the sporty brand to expand its lineup and switch from front- to rear- and all-wheel drive. ...


Citroen's clever C4 Cactus
Aug. 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Citroen has found clever ways to make its new C4 Cactus an unconventional and affordable alternative to hatchbacks that dominate Europe's compact segment. ...


Hybrids help supercars cut CO2
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Ultraluxury nameplates such as Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley and Porsche are opting for electric powertrains to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their supercars. ...


Toyota Aygo gets 'fun' makeover
Aug. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota is aiming its new Aygo minicar at younger buyers who don't take themselves too seriously, particularly men, who make up just 40 percent of current buyers. ...


BMW invests 55 million euros to boost image in Korea
Aug. 12, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW will open its third global brand experience center later this month in South Korea, which will allow customers to test their driving skills on features including a wi ...


BMW, others lead shake-up of once-closed Korea
Aug. 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Korean automakers may threaten the global dominance of automakers such as Volkswagen and Toyota, but they are losing ground at home to foreign brands -- especially premiu ...


Hot models make Jeep, Lexus, Dacia first-half sales winners
Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Europe's first-half sales results provided further evidence the region's six-year slump will end in 2014. Led by Jeep, Lexus and Dacia, 14 brands grew more than the marke ...


A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Pi ...


BMW open to sharing battery technology
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
BMW is open to sharing with rival automakers the electric-vehicle battery cell technology it co-developed with Samsung SDI. ...


BMW open to sharing battery technology with rivals
July 15, 2014 09:52 CET
BMW is open to sharing with rival automakers the EV battery cell technology it co-developed with Samsung SDI. ...


Infiniti compact sedan to come from Mexico
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
An Infiniti compact sedan will be the first vehicle produced at Daimler and Renault-Nissan's new plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. ...


Nissan to build Infiniti QX30 crossover in U.K.
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Nissan will build the Infiniti QX30 compact crossover for global markets at its factory in England, alongside the Infiniti Q30 compact hatchback. ...


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