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Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Mercedes-Benz has increased production capacity for its year-old CLA entry-level sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales. The U.S. ...

Rolls-Royce considers a crossover
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Rolls-Royce executives several years ago pooh-poohed the possibility of a crossover with an RR badge. But CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes in January said a crossover is being ...

Daimler pact powers Aston Martin's future
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Aston Martin's future is tied to an agreement it signed with Daimler AG last year to share parts, engines and perhaps even technology for new vehicles. ...

Subaru raises U.S. sales forecast
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Subaru has boosted its forecast for sales this year to 500,000. ...

Lambo waits for the OK to join superlux crossover parade
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Lamborghini is awaiting approval of an all-new SUV/crossover by its parent Volkswagen AG. ...

Crossover key to lifting Bentley sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Bentley is expanding its lineup with a crossover and possibly another vehicle: a two-seat sports car or a four-door with coupelike styling. ...

Mercedes' 911-fighter is set to arrive here in 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The United States is expected to be the biggest market for the new Mercedes-AMG GT, which goes on sale here in April. ...

BMW 2-series droptop variants to get awd
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Two variants of BMW's new soft-top 2-series convertible will get all-wheel drive, an unusual offering for open-top luxury cars -- especially soft tops. ...

Jaguar XE gets lots of aluminum
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The new Jaguar XE compact sedan will be the highest volume aluminum-body car on the market when it arrives in the U.S. in 2016. Jaguar says 75 percent of the car's compon ...

Subaru boosts 2014 U.S. sales forecast to 500,000 vehicles
8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10
Subaru of America, expecting to sustain strong growth in the United States, has boosted its forecast for sales this year to 500,000. Last year's total of 424,683 marked t ...

BMW's larger 2-series droptop hits U.S. in early 2015
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9
BMW's 2015 2-series convertible goes on sale early next year after debuting in October at the Paris auto show. The soft-top two-door will be launched in the U.S. as the 2 ...

Racing-inspired $120,000 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT zooms into U.S. in April
2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT two-door, the second vehicle developed by the brand's in-house performance arm, goes on sale in the United States next April. ...

Aluminum Jaguar XE marks return to compact luxury segment
3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Jaguar is re-entering the cutthroat compact luxury segment with the XE -- complete with new engines, new technology and a new modular aluminum-based architecture. ...

Discovery rolls into center of L-R lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
The seven-seat Discovery Sport, which goes on sale early next year, will slot into the middle of Land Rover's evolving three-tier global lineup. ...

Mercedes to boost Alabama plant capacity to 300,000 units
4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5
Mercedes-Benz plans to increase production capacity at its Alabama plant to 300,000 vehicles by the end of 2015, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said Friday. ...

Land Rover sets base Discovery Sport price at $38,920
7:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2
The seven-seat Discovery Sport, the first vehicle in a new family of Land Rovers aimed at buyers in the middle of the luxury market, will go on sale in early 2015 with a ...

First from China? Volvo S60L gets the nod
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
That tsunami of cheap cars from China predicted to hit U.S. shores has been slow in coming. ...

Volvo XC90 targets U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Volvo's U.S. dealerships will receive about a third of the 80,000 XC90 units built annually when the brand's redesigned flagship crossover is running at full capacity. ...

Perks program lifts struggling store's satisfaction scores, sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Land Rover San Diego is rewarding big spenders with a perks program that offers Padres baseball tickets, dry cleaning runs, preferential service times and other goodies. ...

Volvo unveils new XC90 flagship SUV
Aug. 26, 2014 14:51 CET
Volvo unveiled the new XC90, a key part of the automaker's plan to nearly double annual vehicle sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020. ...

Subaru moves to 1 platform, new generation of engine technology
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
Subaru is riding on the success of its strategy to redesign all of its vehicles primarily for the United States and equip them with competitive features. ...

Dealership group's chaplain connects with employees
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
The services of Chaplain Roy Inzunza is part of the spiritual and wellness benefits for employees of the 12-franchise dealership group. ...

Volvo teases XC90 that must raise the bar in luxury
3:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13
Volvo again is pulling some of the wraps off the redesigned XC90 crossover before its formal reveal later this month in Stockholm. ...

Supply of new Mercedes GLA will be tight
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
Mercedes-Benz USA expects its GLA compact crossover to be in short supply when the vehicle debuts in September because of the segment's growing popularity. ...

New Rolls may be a Wraith droptop
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
Rolls-Royce says a new model will go on sale by mid-2016. The model is widely believed to be a convertible version of the Wraith fastback, and likely would get a new name ...

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