Geneva Motor Show

Bugatti weighs sedan and EV but not SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

After wowing crowds with its $2.7 million, two-seat Chiron supercar this month at the auto show, Bugatti is considering development of a sedan.... Read More »

Fiat's 124 Spider Abarth comes power-boosted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

An Abarth performance version of Fiat's 124 Spider debuted at the Geneva auto show this month.... Read More »

Marchionne: Delayed Giulia just wasn't ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Sergio Marchionne has made clear that he intends for Alfa Romeo to challenge BMW and Audi in the premium car realm.... Read More »

Audi's Q2 goes for "attitude' while making a play for younger buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

The Q2 crossover Audi unveiled in Geneva does not appear headed for the U.S. market, but it is an interesting example of how the German brand is focusing on younger buyers in the crossover category.... Read More »

Nobody is making money in Russia, right, Toyota?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Carlos Ghosn may be in an awkward position the next time he runs into Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. At the Geneva show last week, the Renault-Nissan CEO said he didn't think anyone was making money in Russia. But Toyota did last year, and in 2014.... Read More »

Lexus rolls out new gearbox

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The new Lexus LC500h hybrid features a new and innovative transmission -- actually two linked together in a design intended to provide sporty performance with its fuel-sipping hybrid engine.... Read More »

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Fiat unveils sporty Abarth 124 Spider

March 7, 2016 15:01 CET

Fiat unveiled the sportier version of its new 124 Spider at the Geneva auto show. The Abarth roadster is powered by a boosted version of the same 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that is found in the Fiat 500 Abarth.... Read More »

Geneva hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Our man in D.C., Ryan Beene, and Los Angeles-based sunshiner David Undercoffler travelled to Geneva to cover the One Percenters' auto show last week. Inspired by recent political debates on TV, we asked the two to go head-to-head in assessing the show's world debuts.... Read More »

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Europe goes crossover crazy, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover.... Read More »

Platform has pluses for Toyota C-HR

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Sales of bite-sized cross-overs are soaring, and Toyota finally is getting into the game, introducing the production C-HR last week at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Alfa delayed Giulia launch to make sure the car is 'perfect,' Marchionne says

March 4, 2016 11:10 CET

Alfa Romeo delayed launching its new Giulia sedan to make sure it would be a true rival to competitors such as the BMW 3 series, said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of the brand's parent, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Aston Martin chose a UK site to build its SUV

9:38 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

The state of Alabama lost out to the UK as the site of Aston Martin's new SUV factory after the automaker decided not to build the model on a Mercedes SUV platform, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's CEO, says.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Pininfarina's zero-emission H2 Speed could be built for the right price

10:14 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

If a one-off, tailor-made supercar created by an Italian coachbuilder isn't enough, Pininfarina is proposing something on a totally different level: the fastest zero-emission sports car available anywhere.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Citroen's E-Mehari not a big seller, but a clever marketing tool

8:59 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

Citroen does not expect its modern version of the iconic 1960s Mehari convertible to become a high-volume seller, but the launch instead could serve as clever way to promote Citroen's uniqueness as a brand.... Read More »

Carmakers eye twin-track product cycle to keep pace with technology

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2016

Carmakers are devising new ways to keep pace with fast-moving trends and innovation in the consumer electronics that have become increasingly important to car buyers.... Read More »

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Bugatti mulls four-door sedan

March 2, 2016 14:07 CET

Bugatti is considering the development of a four-door sedan as a follow-up for its new $2.7 million Chiron coupe. Bugatti last toyed with the idea of a four-door car five years ago when it presented the Galibier concept.... Read More »

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Maserati says Levante will be 'big beast' among luxury SUVs

March 2, 2016 13:41 CET

The Maserati Levante will be the "big beast" among luxury SUVs, CEO Harald Wester said. Maserati is counting on the crossover to help it reach its target of boosting sales to 75,000 cars in 2018.... Read More »

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Toyota OK with small SUV's late arrival

March 2, 2016 17:13 CET

Toyota says its entry into Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment with the C-HR was delayed because it was waiting for the company's Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) to become available.... Read More »

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Fiat Tipo targets 'value for money' segment, Marchionne says

March 2, 2016 10:53 CET

Fiat is targeting the lower end of the compact car segment with its new Tipo hatchback and wagon, which the automaker says emphasize practicality, comfort and affordability.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's T-Cross Breeze concept could remain a convertible in production

3:14 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2016

Volkswagen gave a glimpse of what its smallest SUV will look like with the Geneva debut of the T-Cross Breeze concept, which could retain the study's convertible roof when the group moves its limited range of offroaders further downmarket.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW's Seat counts on driving dynamics to boost Ateca sales

March 2, 2016 10:03 CET

VW Group's Seat is touting driving dynamics to give its new Ateca a competitive edge in Europe's highly competitive compact SUV segment.... Read More »

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Ford adds Edge, Kuga SUVs to Vignale upscale family

March 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe will apply its upscale Vignale trim line to its Edge and Kuga models. Ford expects to benefit further from the growing popularity of high-riding vehicles by selling higher margin Vignale versions of the two models.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Skoda CEO says new SUV will offer segment-leading packaging

March 1, 2016 15:07 CET

Skoda's forthcoming SUV will offer the best packaging in Europe's large SUV segment, CEO Bernhard Maier said, as the automaker unveiled the Vision S concept. A production model of the SUV is expected to debut in September at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

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Audi gives Q2 'attitude' to boost its youth appeal

March 1, 2016 11:19 CET

Audi said the new Q2 crossover has "attitude" that will boost its appeal to younger buyers. The subcompact model will go on sale in Europe this autumn as Audi's entry-level SUV, positioned below the Q3.... Read More »

Subaru aims to raise baby crossover bar with XV concept

5:30 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

Subaru, one of the first brands to successfully field a subcompact crossover, the Crosstrek, is reloading with a redesigned 2018 model based on a new concept it vows will raise the bar in the segment.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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