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Ferrari will unveil top-performing 458 Speciale

Ferrari will build 499 units of the 458 Speciale A convertible, which is the top-performing convertible version of the mid-engined 458 Speciale sports car range.
The 458 Speciale A has the most ... Sept. 30, 2014 10:10 European CT

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration points to brand's design direction

The large four-door fastback concept that Infiniti will unveil at the Paris auto show this week signals the styling for a stream of new products planned over the next four years. Infiniti last week released an image of the Q80 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29

Fiat 500X unlikely to steal sales from Jeep Renegade, analysts say

MILAN, Italy -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon bring to market the Fiat 500X, just months after the launch of the Jeep Renegade, but industry watchers don't expect the 500X to cannibalize sales from its sister model.
Sept. 26, 2014 06:01 European CT

Renault concept rivals VW's 1-liter car for fuel economy

RENNES, France -- Renault says the Eolab concept that it will unveil at next month's Paris auto show previews fuel-saving technologies that will appear gradually on its production cars before 2020.
Sept. 26, 2014 06:01 European CT

Renault's new Espace gets major makeover

Renault’s big, boxy Espace large minivan will be transformed into a sleek-looking crossover that’s more in line with what European customers want.
Renault released photos but provided few ... Sept. 25, 2014 16:46 European CT

Ford Mondeo gets power boost to better battle Passat

LONDON -- The new Ford Mondeo will get more powerful engines, a more diverse powertrain lineup and more advanced features to better compete against the Volkswagen Passat in Europe's midsize segment.
Sept. 25, 2014 12:15 European CT

Audi reveals open-air TT with faster, lighter top

FRANKFURT -- Audi released the first images of its third-generation TT Roadster softtop cabriolet on Wednesday, teasing buyers ahead of the two-seat model’s debut at the Paris auto show next week.
Sept. 24, 2014 19:53 European CT

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration signals a fastback future

Infiniti released an image today of a large four-door fastback concept that signals the styling for a stream of new products planned over the next four years.
The Q80 Inspiration, which Infiniti says ... 1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23

Toyota concept shows Europe-led design shift

LONDON -- Toyota turned to its styling center in Europe to create the "emphatic new design language" displayed on the C-HR crossover concept the automaker will display at the Paris auto show next week.
Sept. 23, 2014 06:01 European CT

French automakers focus on fuel economy as rivals push zoom factor

French automakers will focus on ultra fuel-efficient concepts at the Paris auto show while their rivals showcase sporty cars such as the Mercedes-AMG GT, Jaguar XE and Mazda MX-5/Miata.
Here are some ... Sept. 22, 2014 06:01 European CT

Sports cars to shine in City of Light

The spotlight will be on sports cars at the Paris auto show, with debuts of models such as the Mercedes-AMG GT, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Audi TT roadster. Two former Ford-owned brands, Jaguar and Volvo, also have important launches -- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 | UPDATED: 9/22/14 1:18 pm ET

Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris

OXFORD, England -- 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 bigger ... 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

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