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Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to...

How Volvo's repositioned Polestar brand plans to lure BMW i and Tesla buyers

Volvo's race-inspired Polestar brand is positioning itself to attract customers who want high-performance vehicles that emit little to no emissions.

Mini boss predicts new sales high; calls EV move 'natural evolution' for brand

Mini is gearing up to launch an electric variant in 2019 and predicts record sales once again this year.

BMW may expand EV range with iX-badged SUVs

BMW may expand its EV range with iX-badged SUVs as it seeks to benefit from the industry shift toward battery-powered cars.

Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

UPDATED: Dec. 5 10:07 CET - adds video

Lamborghini says its new Urus SUV will stand out from rivals because of its high performance. The 650-hp Urus outpowers the 608-hp Bentley Bentayga and the 629-hp Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG.

Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV

Lamborghini says its new Urus SUV will stand out from rivals because of its high performance. The 650-hp Urus outpowers the 608-hp Bentley Bentayga and the 629-hp Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view.

SUV is expected to double Lamborghini sales

In this Q&A, Lamborghini's CEO discusses the brand's plans for its first SUV, possibly its first 2+2 sports car since 1968, and electrified powertrains.

Mini boss calls EV move 'a natural evolution'

Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer spoke about the automaker's move into the EV sector and predicted another record sales year for the British brand during a conversation with Automotive News Europe.

Giugiaro luxury EV concept shuns speed for comfort

Giorgetto Giugiaro, famous for styling sports cars, is putting comfort before speed for his latest project, an electric four-seat sedan he is developing with a Chinese company.

Racecar specialist Dallara's Stradale inspired by Lotus

Italian racecar specialist Dallara says its first street legal car, a lightweight roadster called the Stradale, was inspired by affordable sports cars pioneered by Lotus.

Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, transparent and hassle free. It also has benefits for dealers.

Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped in.

Automakers could face big fines under new EU testing regime

Tougher emissions testing procedures for new cars threaten to significantly disrupt the European market, with potentially big fines for automakers and higher ownership costs for consumers.

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.

In 2037, the world's last 5 automakers vie for Amazon's 125 million-car order

Luca Ciferri, editor of Automotive News Europe, takes an imaginary trip to 2037 and reports back to those of us still struggling to understand 2017.

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks at why the European pickup market is set to take off.

Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Didier Leroy showed the new face of a much more adventurous Toyota at the Tokyo auto show this week.

Toyota keeps 'game-changing' EV battery tech in-house

Toyota will keep in-house what it calls its "game-changing" solid state battery technology, despite working with Mazda and Denso on a new architecture for electric cars.

Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with comments on chasing volume to be the global No. 1 and on Tesla's business model

Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. Polestar's technology could make it a credible rival to the BMW i subbrand and Tesla.

Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. Polestar's technology could make it a credible rival to the BMW i subbrand and Tesla.

Volvo's Polestar unveils long-range hybrid coupe

UPDATED: Oct. 17 17:30 CET - adds Volvo CEO comments

Volvo's Polestar will build electrified cars in China for global markets, starting with the Polestar 1 high-performance plug-in hybrid coupe.

Aston Martin boss seeks Brexit clarity

Aston Martin is going from strength to strength due to strong sales of its new DB11 supercar, but a cloud remains on the horizon in the form of the UK's pending split from the EU.

Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

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, which is in big contrast to rivals.

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