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Subaru ad blitz aims to boost Legacy sales 40%
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
Subaru is spending big with hopes of improving Legacy sales more than 40 percent in the next 12 months, as executives are confident the sixth-generation mid-sized sedan i ...


Subaru loads '15 Outback with technology
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
The redesigned 2015 Subaru Outback has more interior room, technology and comfort features than its predecessor. But it's still a conservatively styled Subaru. ...


Subaru names Jeff Walters to replace retiring U.S. sales head Cyphers
9:00 am U.S. ET | July 2 | UPDATED: 7/2/14 11:01 am ET - adds photos
Bill Cyphers, a 30-year veteran of Subaru of America and one of the key executives who helped the brand's sales skyrocket, is retiring as its senior vice president of sal ...


Jaguar reconnects to sports-car roots
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
The F-Type two-door sports cars are allowing Jaguar to re-create its image and history as it prepares for a new compact sedan due in 2016, says the brand's North America ...


Jaguar dropping XK coupe, convertible after '15 models
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Jaguar is ending production of its two-plus-two XK coupe and convertible. Instead, Jaguar will focus on a family of compacts using a new flexible aluminum architecture an ...


Volvo's goal: Turn around U.S. sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 | UPDATED: 6/24/14 7:10 am ET - correction
Volvo will reverse its downward sales trend in the second half of the year as new four-cylinder engines and connectivity features become widely available. ...


Jaguar dropping XK coupe, convertible
8:12 am U.S. ET | June 20
With the all-new F-Type Coupe debuting, Jaguar is ending output of the more expensive and aging two-plus-two XK coupe and convertible. ...


BMW slashes weight in its new M3/M4 twosome
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
BMW lopped 180 pounds off the new-generation M3 and M4 high-performance compacts by using lightweight materials. ...


Posh, roomy and high-tech: Volvo previews XC90 interior
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2
The redesigned Volvo XC90 crossover won't go on sale in the United States until March, but the company has begun taking the cover off the vehicle. ...


Jaguar Land Rover marks 100th dual-brand store
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2
With the recent grand opening of the 100th dual-brand store in St. Louis and two others that followed within days, 62 percent of the automaker's Jaguar and Land Rover fra ...


Jaguar Land Rover to revise dealer incentive program
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 | UPDATED: 5/20/14 4:33 pm ET -- corrected
Jaguar Land Rover North America will work this year to revamp its variable margin -- the incentives dealers receive on top of the standard margin -- in an effort to impro ...


Electric drive is key to putting BMW on top in U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19
In five years, BMW will be the biggest luxury brand, be known for its electric mobility and have top-rated customer service, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North Ame ...


BMW's joint venture says it cuts cost, plans to triple capacity
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19
BMW has substantially cut the cost of carbon fiber production in the three years it has operated a factory in Moses Lake, Washington. ...


Volvo sets sights on U.S. with product onslaught
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
With new engines, new technologies and new vehicles, Volvo Cars of North America wants to have 1 percent of the U.S. automotive market in five years. ...


BMW: i8 sports car will be niche player
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12
BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid will be scarce, and fewer than 500 of the supercars will be sold in the United States this year, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America ...


BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity
May 9, 2014 20:41 CET
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington state. ...


BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity
2:41 pm U.S. ET | May 9
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington. ...


Marketing chief exits Subaru
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5
Dean Evans, who pushed Subaru of America into the world of digital marketing while its U.S. sales soared, has left after fewer than three years at the automaker. ...


Record-setting Subaru aims to be top 10 'in everything'
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5
Subaru of America Inc. president, Tom Doll, expects Subaru sales growth to slow for the next few years to about 8 to 10 percent annually because of product constraints. ...


M-B EV targets BMW but takes different course
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5
Taking direct aim at BMW's i3 electric vehicle, Mercedes-Benz announced its B-class Electric Drive will start at $42,375 when it goes on sale in July in 10 zero-emission ...


Jaguar Land Rover dealer staff gets taste of luxury
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5
Jaguar Land Rover North Scottsdale isn't just puttin' on the ritz for its customers. ...


Cannon: 'Amazing product' drives Mercedes' sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5
Mercedes-Benz USA is likely to set a sales record this year as growth for luxury brands continues to exceed that of the mass market, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Be ...


Subaru U.S. marketing chief Evans departs
12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2 | UPDATED: 5/2/14 12:51 pm ET - adds video, background
Dean Evans, who pushed Subaru of America into the world of digital marketing while its sales soared in the United States, has left after fewer than three years at the aut ...


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