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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

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

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

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