Geneva Motor Show

Renault aims for profit from Alpine sports car

March 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault says its Alpine A110 sports car is more than an exercise in nostalgia. The company expects the mid-engine coupe to be profitable and it could be the first in a new line of vehicles for the revived Alpine brand.... Read More »

Buick expected to replace Regal sedan with 5-door hatch, wagon

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick's first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms.... Read More »

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Italdesign buyers get a say in Zerouno supercar design

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Italdesign is famous for designing cars for automotive customers. So when designing a car for individual customers, it followed the same route: Show them the design and ask what changes they'd make.... Read More »

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Ford's new 3-banger can run on 2 cylinders

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Ford is introducing a second 3-cylinder engine, a 1.5-liter, that features cylinder deactivation and can run on two-cylinders... Read More »

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Volvo pegs EV range at 250 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Volvo's first-ever electric vehicle will likely have a range of at least 250 miles and a price starting between $35,000 and $40,000 when it debuts in 2019, Volvo Americas CEO said.... Read More »

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Bentley tests EV waters with concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Bentley debuted a sultry convertible concept, the EXP 12 Speed 6e, which represented both the brand's first all-electric concept powertrain and a styling shift for the brand.... Read More »

The flying car could take off in 7 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Design house Italdesign and Airbus offered a glimpse of a possible future solution to traffic congestion at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

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Exotic brands: A hub of bespoke activity

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Customization and derivation were everywhere at the Geneva show as ultra-premium brands launched new ways to build a bespoke model or upped the power ante and exclusivity of existing vehicles.... Read More »

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In Europe, mainstream brands feel the heat

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Volume automakers have good reason to fear luxury brands in Europe - mainly the German trio of Mercedes, Audi and BMW, but increasingly Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. Luxury brands are gaining sales and pushing successfully into new segments.... Read More »

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VW's brawny successor to the CC

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Volkswagen's new Arteon Gran Turismo premium sedan will be a more muscular-looking successor to the CC when in arrives in the U.S. next year as a 2019 model.... Read More »

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Honda's Civic Type R to take on hot hatches

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Honda's 306-hp Civic Type R hatchback, which debuted last week at the Geneva auto show, will challenge other hot hatches such as the Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R.... Read More »

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Subaru Crosstrek gets big changes, but most are beneath the surface

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Subaru rebuilds the popular Crosstrek, adding a new stiffer platform and a direct-injected engine. But the looks stick close to the original.... Read More »

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Sturdy crossovers, supercars, EVs under Geneva lights

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

A dizzying range of vehicles -- from sturdy crossovers to lightning-fast supercars to an app-summoned autonomous two-seat EV -- sparkled under the bright lights at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

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Geneva's hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2017

Reporter and vintage croissant collector David Undercoffler sorts out the industry's hits and misses at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

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Station wagons back on stage to cure SUV fatigue

10:19 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

At the Geneva auto show, the world's blue-blooded European carmakers showed off their newest creations in a parade of carbon-fiber reptiles that command six-figure sums. But across the show floor, an even stranger beast appeared -- one many thought to be extinct: the station wagon.... Read More »

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DS 7 will be PSA's tech flagship

March 10, 2017 09:47 CET

With the DS 7 Crossback SUV, PSA Group's upscale brand faces a big challenge to win sales from the German brands the French automaker is targeting. However DS executives say the new model's significance goes beyond sales figures.... Read More »

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BLOG: The Smart way to grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

When Smart announced that it would sell only electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada some wags wondered whether it was the beginning of a broader retreat for the brand.... Read More »

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Pagani's Huayra Roadster debuts after 6-year development

March 9, 2017 10:15 CET

Pagani's latest $2.4 million, hand-built supercar, the Huayra Roadster, has made its public debut at the Geneva auto show after six years of development. The car has already sold out its limited production run of 100 units.... Read More »

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BLOG: Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality.... Read More »

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Bentley surprises with first electric concept car

March 8, 2017 09:40 CET

Although most of the notable debuts at the Geneva auto show are teased well ahead of time, Bentley came out with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, a surprise showing of the marque's first full-electric concept.... Read More »

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BLOG: For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stand, surrounded by hordes of onlookers and admirers, bathed in brilliant light, joyfully pointing out details of their latest concept, all the while greeting friends and smiling, always smiling.... Read More »

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Hyundai wants new fuel cell SUV to have 'own identity'

March 8, 2017 10:56 CET

Hyundai has revealed a fuel cell SUV concept that previews a stand-alone model due at the beginning of next year. “We wanted a specific design to give the fuel cell its own identity,” Hyundai Europe Chief Operating Officer Thomas Schmidt told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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Lexus takes aim at Mercedes, Tesla with new hybrid sedan

March 8, 2017 10:59 CET

Lexus's newest hybrid sedan, the LS 500h, is aimed squarely at luxury plug-in hybrid and full electric rivals from Mercedes and Tesla.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

It would not be a Geneva Motor Show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stand, surrounded by hordes of onlookers and admirers, bathed in brilliant light, joyfully pointing out details of their latest concept, all the while greeting friends and smiling, always smiling.... Read More »

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Italdesign and Airbus Pop.Up autonomous car/drone concept shows how to escape traffic

March 7, 2017 16:30 CET

Italdesign and Airbus offered a glimpse of a possible future solution to traffic congestion with the Pop.Up, a concept vehicle that consists of a passenger capsule that can be coupled with electric power modules for air and ground transport.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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