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Jaguar preps 4 fresh entries for the U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11
A new compact sedan and crossover, plus a redesigned XF midsize and a freshened XJ full-size sedan, will give Jaguar a good chance to boost its sales next year, the brand ...


4 of 5 Rolls purchasers customize
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11
Rolls-Royce buyers want their cars to stand out. About 80 percent of Rolls-Royce cars sold in the U.S. are now custom ordered. ...


U.S. pickup for Mercedes? Decision by Dec. 31, CEO Cannon says
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Mercedes-Benz USA will decide by year end whether to sell a pickup being developed for other markets. "We said to Stuttgart, 'We are open, and let us assess the market,'" ...


Mercedes will shed bulk of HQ staff in move
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Only about 180 of Mercedes-Benz USA's 1,053 employees are likely to move to Atlanta this summer, CEO Steve Cannon says. That's because not all of Mercedes' employees will ...


BMW's i3 EV becomes a big hit out of town
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
The big urban centers in the Northeast, especially New York City, haven't embraced the BMW i3. ...


Mercedes concept hints at GLC crossover coupe
4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche hinted at a new Mercedes crossover planned with the release of a sketch that signals a concept GLC coupe. The concept GLC coupe will be unveile ...


Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room
7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31
Jaguar is stepping up its game with the redesigned 2016 XF sedan, which features aluminum-intensive technology and boasts increased interior room and a host of high-techn ...


Mini pulls the pranks and N.Y. stand -- for now
10:45 am U.S. ET | March 31
Mini has been a fixture at the New York auto show since the brand was relaunched in the United States in 2002. But don't look for the British marque this year. ...


Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
The Mercedes-Benz GLC that goes on sale in the fourth quarter will be roomier and more rounded than the GLK it replaces. ...


Land Rover to consolidate advertising work with agency Spark44
8:00 am U.S. ET | March 27 | UPDATED: 3/27/15 10:44 am ET -- corrected
Land Rover is shifting its global strategic and creative ad accounts to Spark44, the same agency that handles sister brand Jaguar. Spark44 is jointly owned by its managem ...


Mercedes adds plug-in hybrid to retooled GLE crossover line
7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 25 | UPDATED: 3/26/15 8:08 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid with the debut of the revamped GLE midsize crossover. The 2016 crossover family will be the first product line to featur ...


Mercedes GLC crossover sheds GLK box
11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24
The Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover becomes roomier and sheds its old-fashioned square shape for a more modern design when it becomes the GLC this fall. ...


Subaru's 7-seater poses big design question
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
A Grand Outback? Or a larger crossover that is more distinct than Subaru's popular midsize vehicle? That's the decision Subaru is grappling with as it develops an all-new ...


BMW tries to win shoppers' time back from third parties
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
BMW’s quiet opening of a neon-lit pop-up store in a California mall would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. But today, BMW faces new competition. ...


2016 Jaguar F-Type to come with longer warranty, free maintenance
8:00 am U.S. ET | March 23
Jaguar, aiming to keep the sales momentum going with its F-Type two-seat sports cars, will offer free maintenance and additional standard features on 2016 models. ...


Driving schools a chance to rev sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
BMW's Future Retail program includes two driving schools -- programs not only for customers but potential conquests. ...


BMW wants 1,000 Geniuses in coming years
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21
To date, BMW stores have a total of 500 product Geniuses -- customer advisers who explain features and do vehicle deliveries but don't sell cars. ...


Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan set for New York debut
8:00 pm U.S. ET | March 17
Jaguar will unveil the redesigned 2016 XF sports sedan -- built on the company's new aluminum-intensive architecture -- at the New York International Auto Show next month ...


Food trucks give customers a taste of dealerships
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Later this month, food trucks will appear in the parking lots of two Oklahoma car dealerships on Saturdays to feed employees and the public, for free. ...


BMW says its new fwd models are too small for the U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the United States. The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted here last week, and the 2-s ...


Rolls crossover to make broad use of aluminum
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Rolls-Royce's new crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW, says CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. The spaceframe technology will be adopted ...


With CMA, Volvo plans to develop cars faster
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Volvo will slash product development time to 20 months when it adds a second new vehicle architecture, r&d chief Peter Mertens said. ...


JLR CEO says U.S. plant decision is 3 years off
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7
A US factory is a must if Jaguar Land Rover is to continue to grow and stay competitive, says CEO Ralf Speth. ...


Range Rover Evoque convertible to go on sale next year
10:54 am U.S. ET | March 2 | UPDATED: 3/2/15 11:03 am ET - includes video
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque will go on sale next year, Land Rover said in a statement. ...


Volvo to unleash self-driving cars on Swedish roads
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1
Volvo Cars' Drive Me pilot program announced last week will push autonomous driving a step closer to reality by putting 100 self-driving XC90 crossovers on Swedish street ...


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