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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series.... Read More »
 

Continental named in GM recall suit

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014 | UPDATED: 4/18/14 11:09 am ET - adds Conti statement
Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.... Read More »
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VW plans major World Cup ad push to counter Hyundai

6:30 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Volkswagen is planning a major World Cup advertising push that will go head-to-head against official automotive sponsor Hyundai.... Read More »

Audi starts digital agency review

3:18 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Audi of America has begun a review of its digital agency business, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News.... Read More »

Ghosn sees 'bright spots' for carmakers as sales grow in U.S., China

1:23 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Global carmakers will see rising demand this year as sales in China and the United States expand and Europe starts to grow again, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said.... Read More »

Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota were “wrapped up” in a giant plastic bags.... Read More »

Customers' luxury motivation turns to self-reward, execs say

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
The definition of luxury automotive brands, and the motivation of luxury-car shoppers, is changing from an outward-directed display of wealth to a self reward for a successful customer.... Read More »

GM alliance key to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

7:48 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »

Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says

12:15 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said.... Read More »

PSA to halve lineup in push for 2% margins by 2018

3:11 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
PSA outlined plans to cut its model lineup by almost half and to make Citroen's DS unit a separate brand in a bid to restore the automotive division's profit.... Read More »

SPEAKING ENGLISH

'Villains' campaign aims to recast Jaguar's reputation for badness

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A Shakespeare soliloquy might seem out of place in a car ad, but Jaguar wants to make a key point -- that it is a quintessentially and unapologetically British challenger to BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.... Read More »

Honda, Acura, dealers tangle for Google ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A battle is shaping up among Honda, Acura and their dealers for control of Google shoppers. Competition for keywords can drive up Google ad prices. It's a quandary Honda Motor Co. and its Acura brand seem intent on tackling.... Read More »

First Mulally, then Fields, then . . . ?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
To encourage donations, United Way of Southeastern Michigan has put up billboards in the Detroit area that show children portraying local heroes.... Read More »

U.S. proposes 30-year phase-out of tariffs on Japanese autos, report says

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
The United States has proposed eliminating over 30 years its tariffs on Japanese light vehicles but Japan rejected the proposal because the time period is unusually long, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.... Read More »

Hype, hipness, price propelled the Mustang to early success

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Behind the record-breaking sales and cultural shockwave created by Ford Motor Co.'s original pony car was a massive advertising campaign with a scale and message that broke new ground for the era.... Read More »

The pony car was all about personalization -- 'do your own thing'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Try to think about the Ford Mustang from a rational perspective, and its phenomenal early success just doesn't compute. The Mustang was a two-door, sporty car, the very definition of a niche product with limited appeal.... Read More »

Toyota unveils new generation of fuel-efficient gasoline engines

5:56 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Toyota has unveiled two fresh fuel-efficient power plants that will underpin 14 new engine variants to be introduced globally through next year.... Read More »

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Audi teases potential Q4 crossover

4:29 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Audi has released sketches of a new TT-inspired crossover concept that will debut in Beijing later this month and may preview the upcoming Q4.... Read More »

Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal

12:15 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Jaguar is counting on the new XE sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover's global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year.... Read More »

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