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DAVE GUILFORD

Volvo and the 'sweet hereafter'

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015
Excruciatingly long product lead times have always challenged automakers, who have to figure out what will sell four or five years hence. But they’re tough on dealers, too, who face lengthy product droughts while hearing -- literally for years -- about the really sweet stuff that’s on the way....
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BMW, Toyota may cooperate on entry-level Mini, report says

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW and Toyota may cooperate on a small, decontented entry model for the Mini lineup that would be called the Minor, a German media report said. Toyota could sell its own version of the car, which may be called the Starlet, the report added....
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2015 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Kia to unveil off-roader concept at Chicago show

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2015
Kia Motors will unveil a rugged concept car with electric all-wheel drive at the Chicago Auto Show, the automaker said today as it released a teaser image....
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Renault poised for big boost from new SUV

Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault's new Kadjar will become a top-seller in Europe's key compact SUV segment, according to a forecast. The French automaker needs a boost after its Koleos flopped in a fast-growing niche dominated by alliance partner Nissan's Qashqai....
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Entry-level Jeep Renegade should boost brand in subcompact market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015
The Renegade subcompact SUV is Jeep's latest attempt at an entry-level vehicle. With prices starting at $18,990, including shipping, the first Italian-made Jeep should help the brand thrive in the competitive subcompact market....
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Audi plans to build range-topping Q8 SUV, CEO Stadler says

Jan. 20, 2015 15:38 CET
Audi plans a range-topping SUV to go on sale before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Dubbed the Q8, the SUV would be aimed at markets such as the U.S., China and the Middle East, where large coupe-styled SUVs are in demand....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Daimler seeks profitability at Smart with 2 minicar sizes

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
Daimler hopes to make its Smart small-car unit sustainably profitable by offering the same car in two sizes: the two-seat ForTwo and the four-seat ForFour....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

McLaren will unveil P1 GTR hybrid supercar

Jan. 19, 2015 12:53 CET
McLaren will unveil a production-ready version of the P1 GTR hybrid supercar, its fastest and most powerful vehicle to date, at the Geneva auto show in March....
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 priced at $190,275

2:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
Mercedes-Benz has priced its flagship Mercedes-Maybach S600 at $190,275, including shipping. The ultra-luxury car is based on the S-class sedan that starts at $167,825, including shipping....
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Crossover craze takes hold in Europe

Jan. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers will feature heavily in the launch of new models in Europe this year. Audi, VW, Renault and Fiat are among carmakers planning to launch updated or new models in this hotly contested segment....
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JESSE SNYDER

Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times....
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Bentley Bentayga may receive a smaller SUV sibling

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
The first Bentley Bentayga SUV isn't even out yet, but the company is already mulling more SUVs for its lineup, according to Auto Express....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Zetsche rejoices in U.S. rebound

5:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche expects the U.S. economy to see solid growth in 2015 and boost demand for new cars like the Mercedes GLE Coupe, despite plans by the Federal Reserve to end years of easy money policies that boosted auto demand....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mercedes increases emphasis on China in bid to pass BMW, Audi

Jan. 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Mercedes could become the first luxury carmaker to launch new models in China before rolling them out in Europe and the U.S. after it strengthened its local r&d operations in a bid to narrow the gap with Audi and BMW in the market....
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Cadillac will develop entry-level sedan, de Nysschen says

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said sales of the ATS compact sedan have been hurt by the Mercedes CLA and other lower-priced recent entries, and he plans to respond with an entry-level sedan of his own....
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GM to splurge $12 billion to fund new Cadillac models by 2020

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
General Motors, working to revive its slumping Cadillac luxury brand, plans to spend $12 billion to develop eight new models by 2020 and two more in the next decade, the brand’s chief said....
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Chevy extends all-new Volt's EV range a third to 50 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will go about 50 miles on an electric charge, up from 38 on today's model, as General Motors looks to broaden the plug-in hybrid's appeal beyond environmentalists and tech geeks....
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Alfa Romeo set to launch first SUV in 2016

Jan. 12, 2015 11:17 CET
Alfa Romeo is finalizing the development of its first SUV as the revival of the sporty brand takes shape. The compact SUV will likely be unveiled in 2016 following a midsize sedan that is slated to debut this year, said people familiar with the matter....
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Buick hints at flagship sedan with Avenir concept

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Buick signaled the direction for a possible flagship sedan with the introduction Sunday of the Avenir concept featuring a new grille and other new styling cues....
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Jaguar sees Porsche Macan as rival for its first crossover, the F-Pace

Jan. 11, 2015 11:41 CET
Jaguar's first crossover, the F-Pace, will be a rival to the Porsche Macan. The UK sports car brand released a teaser picture and some details of the model ahead of the crossover's sales launch next year....
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Mercedes GLE coupe takes on BMW X6 for SUV buyers seeking curves

8:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Mercedes-Benz, which pioneered the luxury offroader with the boxy G-class 36 years ago, is now adding curves to its SUV lineup with the new GLE coupe....
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VW readies crossover blitz to help revive U.S. fortunes

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Volkswagen is mobilizing an SUV and crossover offensive over the next few years to strengthen its presence in those fast-growing segments and revive the VW brand's sagging U.S. sales. A long-wheelbase Tiguan crossover assembled in North America will arrive in the market in 2017, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in remarks prepared for delivery today....
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GM plans all-electric Chevy Bolt with 200-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015
GM plans to introduce by 2017 an electric car that will travel about 200 miles on a single charge, a person with knowledge of GM's plans said. GM will show a concept of the EV, the Chevrolet Bolt, on Monday....
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Renault seeks fleet sales for new Espace

Jan. 10, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault hopes its new Espace will appeal to business customers as family buyers increasingly shun minivans. With the latest Espace, the automaker has opted for sleeker crossover styling and now offers an upscale Initiale Paris badged version....
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Bentley considers smaller SUV to win women, younger buyers

Jan. 9, 2015 14:33 CET
Bentley is mulling a smaller version of its upcoming SUV to attract more women and younger buyers to the brand. Bentley will unveil the larger SUV, its first such model, later this year ahead of sales in 2016....
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