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Mini will show new five-door hatchback at Paris show

OXFORD, England -- BMW's Mini brand will unveil its first five-door hatchback at next month's Paris auto show.
With the Mini five-door, the BMW-owned brand is targeting customers who want something ... Sept. 19, 2014 14:52 European CT

Toyota concept previews new crossover

Toyota will unveil the C-HR concept at the Paris auto show Oct. 2. The concept previews a potential new entry in Europe's booming crossover segment.
Toyota released a teaser image of the model but ... Sept. 18, 2014 06:01 European CT

SsangYong set to join expanding subcompact SUV segment

SUV specialist SsangYong will preview a subcompact crossover at the Paris auto show next month with its XIV concept.
A production version called the X100 will be launched next year, a SsangYong ... Sept. 18, 2014 11:46 European CT

Honda reveals longer, sleeker, sportier Jazz

Honda has released pictures and details of its next-generation Jazz subcompact car.
The near-production prototype, which will be unveiled at the Paris auto show next month, shows a car that's sleeker ... Sept. 17, 2014 12:44 European CT

Ford will debut new S-Max at Paris show

LONDON -- Ford Motor will debut the new S-Max at the Paris auto show Oct. 2 ahead of the minivan's sales launch in Europe next summer.
The S-Max will be the second model after the Mondeo to have an ... Sept. 15, 2014 17:28 European CT

Divine concept reflects Citroen DS's design direction

RENNES, France – Citroen’s DS brand is hinting at its future styling with the Divine concept car that will debut at next month's Paris auto show.
The fresh look will increase the ... Sept. 14, 2014 06:01 European CT

Honda revives the HR-V to attract younger buyers

LONDON -- Honda will revive the HR-V name for its new subcompact SUV when it goes on sale in Europe in the middle of next year.
Like the original HR-V SUV sold in the region until 2006, the new car ... Sept. 11, 2014 06:01 European CT

Land Rover unveils Discovery Sport

LONDON -- Land Rover today unveiled the Discovery Sport, the first vehicle in a new family of Land Rovers aimed at buyers in the middle of the luxury market.
The Discovery Sport will go on sale early ... Sept. 3, 2014 08:35 European CT

Land Rover sets base Discovery Sport price at $38,920

The seven-seat Discovery Sport, the first vehicle in a new family of Land Rovers aimed at buyers in the middle of the luxury market, will go on sale in early 2015 with a base price of $38,920, including shipping.
7:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2

Suzuki gives the Vitara SUV a sleeker look

Suzuki is giving is new Vitara a more mainstream look to broaden the subcompact SUV's appeal.
The automaker released a picture of the car ahead of its debut at the Paris auto show in October.
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 European CT

Kia targets 270,000 sales of the new Sorento next year

SEOUL (Reuters) -- Kia today unveiled its new Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year, seeking to maintain its momentum in the U.S., Europe and other key markets.
Aug. 28, 2014 10:05 European CT

Volvo unveils new XC90 flagship SUV

STOCKHOLM -- Volvo today formally unveiled the new XC90, a key part of the automaker's plan to nearly double annual vehicle sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020.
The flagship SUV has new styling, new ... Aug. 26, 2014 14:51 European CT

Skoda releases images of the new Fabia

Skoda has released images of its new Fabia subcompact, which will launch in Europe early next year after debuting at the Paris auto show in October.
The pictures show a dynamic and sporty car that is ... Aug. 21, 2014 15:21 European CT

Kia Sorento to get bigger footprint for 2016

Kia Motors Corp. said today that the next-generation Sorento crossover will be longer, lower and have more interior space than the outgoing version.
Kia released the first images of the 2016 Sorento ... 2:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11

Hyundai gives the i20 a sleeker look

Hyundai has given its new i20 subcompact a sleeker, sportier design to help the car compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.
The i20, which will debut at the Paris ... Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 European CT | UPDATED: Aug. 20 10:10 CET - adds details, pics

Kia hints at next Sorento with design sketches

Kia Motors plans to unveil the redesigned, third-generation Sorento next month in Korea.
The revamped crossover features "a lower roofline, higher beltline, more muscular stance, ... 9:58 pm U.S. ET | July 29 | UPDATED: 8/5/14 8:43 am ET - adds details on interior

Skoda bets on sporty design to boost Fabia sales

Skoda has given its Fabia subcompact a more dynamic, sharper and sportier design.
The Czech brand will unveil the latest-generation Fabia at the Paris auto show in October. The car is the brand's No. ... July 29, 2014 06:01 European CT

Jaguar will debut XE sedan

LONDON - Jaguar will unveil its XE sedan at a Sept. 8 event here, rather than wait to launch the car in October at the Paris auto show. The XE will be the first vehicle to use Jaguar Land Rover's new aluminum-based rear-wheel-drive ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Daimler seeks boost for Smart from new 4-seat model

BERLIN -- Daimler's Smart division took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation.

Daimler to unveil new Smart 4- and 2-seat cars

Daimler's Smart division will unveil its new ForFour four-seat minicar and the latest version of its ForTwo two-seat microcar today in Berlin.
The arrival of the ForFour gives Smart a second model in ... July 16, 2014 12:02 European CT

Nissan Pulsar price undercuts VW Golf, Ford Focus

LONDON -- Nissan has priced its new Pulsar compact hatchback to undercut equivalent versions of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, the segment’s top-selling models.
The five-door Pulsar will ... July 10, 2014 11:31 European CT

Opel hopes fresh design will boost Corsa sales

FRANKFURT -- Opel/Vauxhall today unveiled the first images of the upcoming fifth-generation Corsa subcompact, hoping the same design cues sported by most other new Opels will rejuvenate sales of the key model.
July 9, 2014 13:05 European CT

Jag gives a peek at 3-series fighter

Jaguar's XE compact sports sedan is taking shape and is on schedule for a reveal in early October at the Paris auto show. The company has released a teaser photo of its BMW 3-series fighter, due in the United States in 2016. The XE ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26

Redesigned Lexus IS will take cues from LF-CC concept

LOS ANGELES -- Lexus Division will show its redesigned 2013 IS sedan at the Detroit auto show in January.
The IS sedan shares a platform and 3.5-liter V-6 engine with the longer GS sedan, but it also ... 1:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4

Volvo counts on sedan updates to boost global sales

PARIS -- Volvo's sedans will get a major refresh next year that should boost sales, said Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car Corp. The updates planned for the mid-sized S60 sedan and larger S80 will be ... Oct. 3, 2012 06:01 European CT

BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

PARIS -- BMW will develop 10 to 12 compact models based on its new front-wheel-drive platform, said Ian Robertson, board member for sales and marketing. The platform, known as UKL, debuted on the Concept Active Tourer at the auto ... Oct. 1, 2012 06:01 European CT

Europe: It's 'a disaster'

PARIS -- As bad as European auto sales have been this year, they're about to get worse. That was the verdict from industry executives gathered at the Paris auto show last week. It marks a sharp turn from other European auto shows ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Panamera wagon is 'more likely'

PARIS -- Porsche's Panamera Sport Turismo concept got such rave reviews at the auto show that it may get a green light for production. The Sport Turismo concept, based on the four-door Panamera, is a plug-in hybrid. The ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Crosslane to join Audi's crossover lineup?

Audi's Crosslane concept, shown at the Paris auto show last week, may become the junior member of its crossover lineup -- perhaps the Q2? Audi of America President Scott Keogh says the car is notable for its three-dimensional grille and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Audi: RS 5 convertible, more diesels on the way

PARIS -- Audi's decision to bring the RS 5 convertible to the United States in the first quarter of 2013 shows the increasing confidence of the brand's German executives in this market, says Scott Keogh, U.S. brand chief. "It's not ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Infiniti boss wants to fill gaps in U.S. and European lineups

PARIS -- Johan de Nysschen, who became head of Infiniti on July 1, says the brand needs substantial additions to its product lineup to become a credible global luxury player. In an interview at the show, de Nysschen, president of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

PARIS -- BMW will develop 10 to 12 compact models based on its new front-wheel-drive platform, said Ian Robertson, board member for sales and marketing. The platform, known as UKL, debuted on the Concept Active Tourer at the auto ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Volvo counts on sedan updates to boost sales

PARIS -- Volvo's sedans will get a major refresh next year that should boost sales, says Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car Corp. The updates planned for the mid-sized S60 sedan and larger S80 will be ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

China-Japan tension hurts sales, says Nissan

PARIS -- Europe isn't the only troubled market worrying Nissan. Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Co.'s executive vice president, said the company is uncertain of the long-term impact of recent tension between Japan and China over a small ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

VW's e-Golf set to arrive in U.S. in 2014

PARIS -- Volkswagen will launch an electric version of its newly redesigned Golf in 2014, said product development chief Ulrich Hackenberg. The car, called the e-Golf, also will debut in the United States in 2014. The seventh- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1

Daimler, Renault-Nissan to develop engine, transmission technology

PARIS -- Daimler and Renault-Nissan will jointly develop a turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine and will share transmission technology as the two companies expand their collaboration.
9:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28

Jaguar prices F-Type between Porsche Boxster and 911

PARIS -- Jaguar is pricing its new F-Type two-seat convertible between the Boxster and 911 sports cars from rival Porsche.
The F-Type will start at 73,400 euros ($94,930) in Germany, which is more ... Sept. 28, 2012 12:24 European CT

Suzuki is open to a parent for its Nissan Qashqai rival

Suzuki will consider a partner for its new European compact crossover, a company executive said.
The Japanese automaker previewed the model with the S-Cross concept unveiled at the Paris auto show on ... Sept. 28, 2012 14:06 European CT

Mercedes-Benz electrifies SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz has kicked off a high-stakes bid for electric performance car supremacy with the unveiling of the production version of the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the Paris auto show.
Priced ... 3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27

Maserati's U.S.-built SUV to be named Levante

PARIS – Maserati's first SUV will be called the Levante and its planned mid-sized sedan will be named the Ghibli. The Fiat subsidiary, which announced the names today at the auto show here, is counting on the two new models to help ... 6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27

Maserati's new sedan named after a desert wind

PARIS – Maserati has named its new sedan the Ghibli after a wind that blows from the Sahara Desert. The brand's first SUV will be called the Levante after the street where the company was once based.
Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 European CT

Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled today at the Paris motor show.
Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the new ... 11:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27

Opel prices Adam below Fiat 500, Mini

PARIS -- Opel/Vauxhall has priced its new Adam minicar just under its main rival, the Fiat 500.
Opel says the entry-level 1.2-liter gasoline-powered version of the new three-door car will cost 11,500 ... Sept. 27, 2012 09:40 European CT

Daimler hunts lead in luxury sales with shooting brake heritage

FRANKFURT (Bloomberg) -- Mercedes-Benz has dug deep into automotive history for inspiration as it seeks to recapture the lead in luxury car sales. The result: The CLS Shooting Brake, a stretched, wagon-like version of its CLS sedan with ... Sept. 27, 2012 06:01 European CT

Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled Thursday at the Paris auto show.
Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the ... Sept. 27, 2012 17:38 European CT

Porsche hints at new Panamera wagon

Porsche has provided the clearest hint yet that its long-held plans of expanding the Panamera lineup to include a sporting wagon are real with the unveiling of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept at the Paris auto show.
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26

Razzle dazzle at Paris show can't hide gloom

PARIS (Reuters) -- Europe's automakers will seek to dazzle at the Paris auto show starting on Thursday, revealing over 100 new models ranging from Opel's new cheap and cheerful Adam micro-mini to the McLaren P1 supercar, expected to cost ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26

Porsche previews new Panamera wagon

Porsche has provided the clearest hint yet that its long-held plans of expanding the Panamera lineup to include a sporting wagon are real with the unveiling of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept at the Paris auto show.
Sept. 26, 2012 19:26 European CT

2014 Jaguar F-Type avoids retro design temptation

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type sports car has finally been officially unveiled to the public.
Jaguar designer Ian Callum, charged with creating a successor to the hallowed E-type, has penned an unmistakably ... 3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26

Marchionne, a rock star in Detroit, vilified in Italy for cuts

TURIN, Italy (Bloomberg) -- At a rain-sodden charity event in Detroit earlier this month, Mayor Dave Bing and other city leaders showered Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne with kind words.
The ... 6:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25

 
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