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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

Daimler, BMW, VW race to catch up with EV, hybrid models

FRANKFURT (Bloomberg) -- German automakers including Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen have spent much of the past decade fine-tuning their diesel and gasoline engines, letting Toyota race ahead in hybrid technology and more recently, allowing ... Sept. 25, 2012 10:04 European CT

Jaguar's F-Type evokes memories of '60s 2-seater

LONDON -- Pictures of Jaguar's new F-Type released before its Paris debut this week reveal a contemporary-looking two-seater that also calls to mind the brand's E-Type of the 1960s and '70s. The aluminum-bodied convertible will go ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24

Lexus concept probably is a preview of GS coupe

LOS ANGELES -- Looking to put some pizazz in its products, Lexus will introduce a concept car this week at the Paris auto show that likely will turn out to be a coupe version of the GS sedan. Executives began hinting about a GS ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24

Jaguar F-Type's styling has details from iconic E-Type

LONDON – Jaguar's new F-Type has styling details recalling the brand's iconic E-Type, a picture of the car shows.
The F-Type convertible will go on sale next spring as Jaguar's fourth and ... Sept. 21, 2012 10:37 European CT

Mercedes will unveil B-class EV as part of battery-powered model offensive in Paris

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new plug-in electric version of the second-generation B class ahead of its public unveiling alongside other battery-powered models from the carmaker at the Paris auto show later this month.
Sept. 20, 2012 06:01 European CT

Kia hopes fresh design will boost appeal of Carens minivan

Kia said it aims to attract a new group of consumers when it launches the new Carens medium minivan in Europe early next year.
The company today released pictures of the third-generation Carens, ... Sept. 19, 2012 14:29 European CT

Lexus to unveil LF-CC concept at Paris auto show

Lexus will introduce the LF-CC hybrid coupe concept at the 2012 Paris auto show this month as the luxury marque's product overhaul continues.
The LF-CC signals the styling direction for the next- ... 1:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18

Lexus LF-CC concept could showcase design direction for next generation of IS sedans

The mid-size Lexus LF-CC hybrid coupe concept will make its world premiere at the Paris auto show later this month and reports say the concept could determine the design of the next generation of IS sedans.
Sept. 18, 2012 12:43 European CT

Renault's Dacia brand gets fresh styling to broaden appeal

PARIS -- Renault aims to widen the appeal of its low-cost Dacia brand with fresh versions of the Logan sedan and Sandero hatchback that debut at the upcoming Paris auto show. The new Logan and Sandero will be the first Dacias with ... Sept. 18, 2012 12:19 European CT

VW Golf is main event in Paris

Volkswagen will take center stage at the Paris auto show with the launch of the latest Golf, overshadowing French rivals Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen on their home turf. The compact hatchback is Europe's best-selling car. But ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17

BMW previews front-drive future with hybrid concept

MUNICH -- BMW will unveil a front-wheel-drive concept car at the Paris auto show that previews the automaker's upcoming range of front-wheel-drive vehicles.
The Concept Active Tourer high-roof ... 4:13 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

Paceman continues Mini's product expansion

BMW today disclosed details of the Paceman coupe, the latest model in the expanding lineup of the automaker's Mini brand.
The two-door Paceman is a sportier version of the Countryman crossover ... 3:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

Paceman continues Mini's product expansion

BMW today disclosed details of the Paceman coupe, the latest model in the expanding lineup of the automaker's Mini brand.
The two-door Paceman is a sportier version of the Countryman crossover ... Sept. 14, 2012 09:40 European CT

BMW previews front-drive future with hybrid concept

MUNICH -- BMW will unveil a front-wheel-drive concept car at the Paris auto show that previews the automaker's upcoming range of front-wheel-drive vehicles.
The Concept Active Tourer high-roof ... Sept. 14, 2012 10:13 European CT

Peugeot puts hybrid spin on supercar concept

PARIS -- Peugeot says the Onyx supercar concept that will debut at the upcoming Paris auto show demonstrates what sporty versions of hybrid production models will offer.
"The Onyx shows that our ... Sept. 13, 2012 11:15 European CT

Toyota will launch Europe's first hybrid station wagon

LONDON -- Toyota will sell a station wagon variant of its latest Auris compact car in a bid to regain ground lost to rivals such as Hyundai and Kia.
The Auris wagon will be the only compact wagon ... Sept. 12, 2012 08:49 European CT

VW unveils new Golf with sharp design, high-quality interior, frugal engines

BERLIN -- Volkswagen took the wraps off its seventh-generation Golf in Berlin, revealing the sharp appearance, high-quality interior, frugal new gasoline and diesel powertrains and class-leading safety features of its mainstay hatchback. ... Sept. 4, 2012 23:07 European CT

New Jaguar F-Type caught in Colorado

Autoweek, an affiliate of Automotive News, received a photo this week of what appears to be a camouflaged Jaguar F-Type caught driving in the mountains near Denver.
Jaguar hasn't ... 3:24 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31

Skoda starts production of Rapid at Czech factory

Skoda has started production of its new Rapid car for European markets in the Czech Republic.
The Rapid will debut at next month's Paris auto show and will go on sale in Europe in October. The ... Aug. 29, 2012 10:49 European CT

VW lightens Golf by 100 kilos with new platform

BERLIN (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen will shave as much as 100 kilograms (220 pounds) from the weight of its seventh-generation Golf by using stronger steel to minimize the metal content, delivering a reduction of up to 23 percent in fuel ... Aug. 22, 2012 08:34 European CT

Toyota hopes a sleeker Auris will boost European sales

Toyota has given its Auris compact hatchback a sleeker design to help the car win more sales in Europe.
The automaker says the latest generation Auris will be key to the company's European growth ... Aug. 20, 2012 11:21 European CT

Lighter Range Rover revealed ahead of Paris debut

Land Rover says it has reduced the weight of its next-generation Range Rover by up to 420kg (926 pounds) compared with the current-generation model through heavy use of aluminum in the SUV's bodyshell. The new Land Rover makes its debut ... Aug. 15, 2012 12:35 European CT

Jaguar says F-Type will debut in Paris; engine details disclosed

Jaguar said its latest model, the F-Type, will be unveiled at the Paris auto show. The brand, owned by India's Tata Motors, also released details of the car's engine range.
"The unveiling of the F- ... Aug. 13, 2012 09:23 European CT

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