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Volvo to skip most auto shows; focus will be on Detroit, Geneva, China

PARIS (Reuters) -- Volvo is shifting its focus from auto shows to market more directly to buyers as part of a broader realignment of its marketing efforts that will place more focus on digital outreach. Starting next year, the company will take part ... 2:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15

Skoda shifts new Superb flagship upscale

FRANKFURT -- Skoda will launch the third generation of its Superb flagship in mid-2015 after the midsize sedan debuts at the Geneva auto show in March. Skoda said the new Superb has shifted to the upper end of the midsize segment. The car is more ... Dec. 12, 2014 10:13 European CT

Flashy rainbow of colors lights up Geneva

GENEVA -- Automakers are turning to vivid, freely mixed interior and exterior color combinations to set apart their new small cars and crossovers. At the Geneva auto show this month, the colors were flashier than normal on new models from Nissan, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17

BMW: U.S. to wait for 2-series Active Tourer

GENEVA -- BMW executives are convinced the new 2-series Active Tourer won't be a big seller in the United States, so they plan to wait at least 15 months before launching the vehicle there. The five-door wagon, which shares its architecture with the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15

Like EVs, self-guided cars need infrastructure

GENEVA -- Autonomous driving features have become an industry obsession, judging by the buzz about them at Geneva's auto show. For some executives, though, there's an uneasy memory of a few years ago, when electric vehicles had the buzz factor. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

GENEVA -- Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence. Bullish concepts and daring design ideas are the norm at the Geneva auto show this year, and the show floor is crowded with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10

Ford of Europe works its way back

GENEVA -- After Ford of Europe completes its current round of plant closings, it will bring manufacturing to 80 percent of capacity -- a prerequisite to profits, COO Barb Samardzich says. The moves will put Ford in a position to attain "the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10

Infiniti gets engine-specific on Q50

GENEVA -- Infiniti raised production expectation for its two-month-old Q50 Eau Rouge concept sports car here last week by identifying the specific engine it would receive. Johan de Nysschen, Infiniti's worldwide president, says the car -- which has ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10

BMW, M-B reduce number of architectures

GENEVA -- BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs. BMW and Mini will use only two architectures -- one for front-wheel drive and another for rear-wheel drive -- said Herbert Diess, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10

Chrysler near China Jeep deal

GENEVA -- Fiat Chrysler executives say they expect to complete an agreement this month for Jeep production in China. CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters at the auto show here that approval had been delayed because of Chinese concerns about the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9

Mini Paceman, Coupe/Roadster may not be replaced

GENEVA -- Mini may not replace its Coupe/Roadster and Paceman cars. Instead the BMW Group subsidiary will focus on three "pillar" models. Mini needs to be ''more relevant for more people,'' Oliver Friedmann, the brand's head of product management, ... March 8, 2014 06:01 European CT

If everyone loves the Juke, Nissan's designers blew it

GENEVA -- Nissan designers have retained one of the brand's most polarizing designs -- and want to keep it looking different in the future. The refreshed 2015 Juke compact crossover, which reaches U.S. dealers this year, keeps the original narrow ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8

Toyota reconfirms commitment to PSA minicar alliance

GENEVA -- Toyota reconfirmed its commitment to its minicar alliance with PSA even though the French automaker has agreed a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng Motor Corp. “Partnering with PSA allows Toyota to be profitable in the A-segment ... March 7, 2014 08:43 European CT

VW CEO Winterkorn bullish on T-ROC's future

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is bullish about the future of the automaker's T-ROC concept, which shows what the automaker believes would fit between the Tiguan compact SUV and its planned subcompact SUV."We will ask our customers [for ... March 6, 2014 06:01 European CT

China's Qoros challenges Europeans on home turf

GENEVA (Bloomberg) -- Chinese automaker Qoros Auto Co. is out to challenge Volkswagen Group, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country's car manufacturers to target Western customers. Qoros, ... March 6, 2014 10:54 European CT

Subaru hints at plug-in hybrid diesel crossover with Viziv 2 concept

GENEVA -- Subaru showcased a “green” concept vehicle at the Geneva auto show dubbed Viziv 2 -- short for “vision for innovation” -- that hints at a new crossover and possible replacement for the outgoing Tribeca.It’s ... 1:49 pm U.S. ET | March 5

Maserati could add Alfieri coupe within two years

GENEVA -- Maserati could begin production of the Alfieri coupe within two years, shortly after the brand launches the Levante SUV in 2015.The Alfieri would be a rival to the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Jaguar F-Type."The [Alfieri] platforms and ... March 5, 2014 15:35 European CT

Nissan stays edgy with refreshed Juke

GENEVA -- Four years after introducing a small crossover with a polarizing design, Nissan Motor Co. plans to change as little as possible on the 2015 Juke.Except to make it a bit more polarizing.Concerned that competitors are now creeping into the ... 6:43 pm U.S. ET | March 4

Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody

Jaguar's compact sedan coming next year will be called the XE, will be powered by one of the company's new engines and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architecture, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said today at the Geneva auto show.The XE ... 10:14 am U.S. ET | March 4 | UPDATED: 3/4/14 2:12 pm ET - adds detail on Solihull plant

Jeep Renegade, made for overseas, will offer entry point for U.S. buyers

DETROIT -- The 2015 Jeep Renegade is the first Jeep designed for sale around the world since the first Jeep was designed to sail around the world -- in military transports.The subcompact Renegade, being unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4

PSA boss Tavares wants DS to become stand-alone brand

GENEVA -- Incoming PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's upscale Citroen DS product line to become a stand-alone brand.The DS perfectly epitomizes French glamor and the Latin lifestyle, Tavares said."German automakers make money ... March 4, 2014 14:09 European CT

Infiniti Eau Rouge would get 560 hp engine

GENEVA – Barely two months after unveiling the Formula One racing-inspired Q50 Eau Rouge concept in Detroit, Infiniti has moved the car a step closer to commercial production – even referring to it as the brand's future performance ... 5:30 am U.S. ET | March 4

Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

Sales in the European minicar market are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years. Analysts are bullish on the segment -- Europe's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts -- because of new arrivals such as the third- ... March 4, 2014 06:15 European CT

Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody

Jaguar's compact sedan coming next year will be called the XE, will be powered by one of the company's new engines and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architecture, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said.The XE will compete against the BMW 3- ... March 4, 2014 16:14 European CT

Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

GENEVA (Bloomberg) -- The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles, including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors. The win gives PSA/Peugeot-Citroen a boost as the automaker struggles to ... March 3, 2014 21:15 European CT

Carlos vs. Carlos: PSA move turns double-act to rivalry

PARIS (Reuters) -- Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisis-defying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.An appearance at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday marks Tavares's ... March 3, 2014 22:32 European CT

Jeep to unveil Italy-built Renegade subcompact SUV

GENEVA -- Jeep tomorrow will unveil its new Renegade subcompact SUV.The name and pictures of the SUV were leaked on Sunday by a U.S.-based Web site ahead of Jeep's Tuesday embargo. Multiple media outlets have posted photos and details about the ... March 3, 2014 06:01 European CT

Ferrari returns to turbo as supercar makers face up to emissions rules

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar, the California T, for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance. ... March 3, 2014 14:44 European CT

Schreyer's debut at Hyundai

Hyundai has released pictures of the Intrado crossover, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered concept that debuts this week at the Geneva auto show. It is the first concept produced under the direction of Peter Schreyer, who became Hyundai's top designer ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3

Volvo gives a peek at sleek future wagons

Volvo has previewed the sleek look of its future station wagons with the Concept Estate, which also reveals the brand's intent to offer simpler interiors with a large touch screen that replaces most buttons and controls. The three-door sports wagon, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3

T-ROC is VW's vision of subcompact SUV

Volkswagen AG will not ignore the subcompact SUV craze. This week at the Geneva auto show, VW will unveil the T-ROC, a concept SUV comparable in size to the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman. The concept is based on the new MQB modular assembly kit ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3

Audi risks fading as BMW recovers

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Just as Europe's car market recovery shifts up a gear, the region's biggest automaker Volkswagen will have little new to display from its luxury brand Audi at the upcoming Geneva auto show, other than a niche sports car.Audi, ... 6:31 am U.S. ET | March 2

BMW fwd minivan lines up alongside key French debuts

Key mass market models from French automakers including the Citroen C4 Cactus and Renault Twingo will line up alongside BMW brand's first front-wheel-drive production vehicle in modern times and exotic supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren ... Feb. 28, 2014 06:01 European CT

VW previews future SUV styling with T-ROC crossover concept

MUNICH -- Volkswagen will preview styling cues for its future SUVs with the T-ROC concept that debuts at the Geneva auto show.The three-door, four-seat T-ROC is based on VW's new MQB platform that underpins VW Group models such as the latest VW Golf ... 2:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28

VW previews future SUV styling with T-ROC crossover concept

MUNICH -- Volkswagen will preview styling cues for its future SUVs with the T-ROC concept that debuts at the Geneva auto show.The three-door, four-seat T-ROC is based on VW's new MQB platform that underpins VW Group models such as the latest VW Golf ... Feb. 28, 2014 08:33 European CT

Mini previews bigger Clubman wagon

LONDON -- BMW's Mini brand will debut the Clubman concept at the Geneva auto show. The station wagon previews the iconic marque's longest and widest model to date.Mini is making the Clubman bigger and improving its practicality to boost its ... 2:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27

Volvo concept previews sleek look of future wagons, simpler interiors

Volvo previewed the sleek look of its future station wagons today with the Concept Estate, which also reveals the automaker's intention to offer simpler interiors where a large touchscreen replaces most buttons and controls.The three-door sports ... Feb. 27, 2014 09:00 European CT

Mini previews bigger Clubman wagon

LONDON -- BMW's Mini brand will debut the Clubman concept at the Geneva auto show. The station wagon previews the iconic marque's longest and widest model to date.Mini is making the Clubman bigger and improving its practicality to boost its ... Feb. 27, 2014 08:34 European CT

Hyundai looks to Genesis to challenge BMW, Mercedes in Europe

LONDON -- Hyundai will target the Czech Republic, Slovakia and southern Europe with the new Genesis sedan as the automaker seeks a premium-market foothold in the region alongside dominant German manufacturers.Hyundai will introduce the luxury car at ... Feb. 26, 2014 10:37 European CT

Ford says new technology makes revised Focus one of its most advanced cars

BARCELONA -- Ford Motor today unveiled a midlife face-lift for its Focus compact hatchback, adding fresh styling, new technology and a more premium feel to the company's No. 2 seller in Europe.Ford of Europe CEO Stephen Odell said the changes make ... Feb. 24, 2014 11:20 European CT

Citroen reveals softtop C1; touts 'cheerful' design

Citroen has given its latest C1 minicar what it calls a "cheerful" design to help the car stand out in Europe's highly competitive minicar segment.The French brand is also adding a C1 variant with a sliding fabric roof called Airscape, Citroen said ... Feb. 24, 2014 12:52 European CT

Ford readies smaller Focus engine in fuel-efficiency drive

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. plans to offer an optional smaller engine for its updated Ford Focus compact car to woo U.S. drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency.U.S. customers will be able to buy the Focus with a 1.0- liter EcoBoost ... 6:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23 | UPDATED: 2/23/14 10:06 pm ET

High-octane supercars reign supreme at Geneva show

Supercars will play a large role at this year's Geneva auto show as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren unveil their latest high-performance models. BMW's 2-series Active Tourer will be another notable premiere. Here are some key debuts. > Audi The ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23

Mazda drops hints on redesigned subcompact

LOS ANGELES -- Mazda will preview the look of its next-generation Mazda2 subcompact when it reveals the Hazumi concept car next month at the Geneva auto show.In a statement, Mazda said the Hazumi, a Japanese word meaning "to bound or spring up," ... 3:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21

VW gives its new Golf plug-in hybrid a GTE badge

MUNICH -- Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for its sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal.The 201-hp Golf GTE plug-in hybrid will be the first Golf to carry the GTE badge. It will debut at next ... Feb. 21, 2014 12:40 European CT

Audi gives TT a fresh look

MUNICH -- Audi's new TT coupe will feature more angular styling that will give it a closer family resemblance to the mid-engine R8 supercar, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows.The latest TT, which will debut at next month's Geneva auto ... 6:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20

Audi gives TT a fresh look

MUNICH -- Audi's new TT coupe will have a more angular styling that will give it a closer family resemblance to the mid-engine R8 supercar, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows.The latest TT, which will debut at next month's Geneva auto ... Feb. 20, 2014 12:05 European CT

Opel expands Adam range with off-road-inspired and high-powered variants

Opel/Vauxhall will expand its Adam minicar range with the Adam Rocks, an off-road-inspired variant, and the Adam S high-performance version.Both models will debut at the Geneva auto show next month, together with a frugal new three-cylinder, 1.0- ... Feb. 18, 2014 13:21 European CT | UPDATED: Feb. 19 16:44 CET - Adds statement/product details

BMW will unveil Gran Coupe at Geneva show

BMW will introduce its 4-series Gran Coupe, a four-door with coupelike styling, at the Geneva auto show next month. The Gran Coupe is derived from the 4-series coupe and will go on sale in the United States this spring. It has the same wheelbase and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17

T time in Geneva

Ferrari will debut the California T, a restyled version of the current California coupe-convertible, at the Geneva auto show next month. To cut fuel consumption, the Italian sports car maker is switching to a turbocharged, 552-hp, 3.9-liter direct- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17

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