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 »

RICHARD JOHNSON

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 »

RICHARD JOHNSON

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 »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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 »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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