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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge

April 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing customers to SUVs and crossovers.... Read More »

Opportunities lost at Geneva show, says Chris Bangle

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Since Chris Bangle's re-emergence in the auto industry at the Frankfurt show last fall, he has been sought after for opinion, if only because his views on the state of car design are so entertaining.... Read More »

Geneva show stoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.... Read More »

Outré, sashiko and empires: What people are saying about the Lexus UX

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

One of the more notable production model debuts at the 2018 Geneva auto show was the Lexus UX, the luxury automaker's first subcompact crossover. Here's what people are saying about the newest Lexus.... Read More »

Range Rover price hits new heights

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

The British, creators of the luxury SUV segment in 1970 with the original Range Rover, are attempting to fend off potential interlopers from Italy, Germany and elsewhere with an armada of superluxe off-roaders.... Read More »

Toyota wants Supra to race into hearts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

As trends toward autonomous driving, electrification and vehicle-sharing threaten to turn cars into more utilitarian people movers, Toyota wants to use more exciting products such as the Supra for competitive edge.... Read More »

Return of the BMW 8

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

BMW is reviving the 8-series name for a range-topping line as it focuses on profit-boosting, high-margin luxury cars.... Read More »

Luxury brands seek Geneva spotlight glow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

BMW and other brands used the Geneva auto show to stake claims in upper-luxury segments dominated by VW Group's sprawling yet integrated empire of upscale brands.... Read More »

Lexus expects Europe to be top market for UX

March 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Lexus expects Europe to be the top sales market for its new UX, which was benchmarked against top-selling compact SUVs and hatchback from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

Lexus UX has the heart of a hatch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Lexus designed its first subcompact crossover to look like an SUV but tuned it to drive like a hatchback.... Read More »

Mission E Cross Turismo likely to be 2nd Porsche EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Porsche is bullish about the future of the full-electric Mission E Cross Turismo study that debuted at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

Hyundai concept takes new design direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Hyundai is looking partly to its past in embracing a new design direction previewed by the Le Fil Rouge concept.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

In Geneva, Aston Martin's big gamble pays off, Hyundai plays it safe and Subaru teases us again.... Read More »

Porsche joins Daimler, Geely, Italdesign in race for flying cars

March 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Porsche is joining Daimler, Volvo owner Geely and Italdesign as companies that see flying cars as a way to escape congested roads in the world's megacities.... Read More »

Jaguar I-Pace has everybody buzzing

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

Though it was no surprise, the production version of Jaguar's I-Pace still came off as consensus choice for most significant debut in Geneva.... Read More »

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Mercedes, BMW fund EV push with high-performance sports cars

March 8, 2018 11:32 CET

As automakers including Mercedes and BMW prepares for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes and gas guzzlers in their lineups that will help fund the way.... Read More »

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Peugeot 508 expected to give PSA a boost in Europe and China

March 7, 2018 21:12 CET

PSA expects the new Peugeot 508 to give the automaker a sales boost in Europe and help the company turn around its struggling operations in China.... Read More »

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Toyota boosts driving dynamics in new Auris

March 7, 2018 09:54 CET

Toyota has given its new Auris a more premium cabin, a higher-powered hybrid option and better driving dynamics.... Read More »

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Porsche Mission E Cross likely to be brand's second EV

March 7, 2018 08:13 CET

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said there's a good prospect that the Mission E Cross Turismo will go into production soon.... Read More »

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Hyundai concept starts new design era for brand

March 7, 2018 11:14 CET

Hyundai says the Le Fil Rouge concept starts a new era for the brand's design while keeping a strong link to its past.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Trump's tariff threat could impact PSA's U.S. return

4:55 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on European cars exported to the United States has worried PSA Group, which doesn't (yet) sell vehicles in North America.... Read More »

ANDREA MALAN

BLOG: Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant Fiat brand is these days.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Trump's tariff threat could impact PSA's U.S. return

4:55 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on European cars exported to the U.S. has worried PSA Group, which doesn't (yet) sell vehicles in North America.... Read More »

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BMW's Gran Coupe concept is more sport than sedan

March 7, 2018 07:53 CET

The production version of the M8 Gran Coupe will likely be the fastest sedan BMW has produced.... Read More »

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Aston Martin revives Lagonda as ultraluxury electric brand

March 6, 2018 10:35 CET

Aston Martin will launch Lagonda as an electric-only brand with the aim of breaking the duopoly held by Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the ultraluxury sedan market.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovati ...
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yaz ...
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wo ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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