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Opel aims Astra at 'user-chooser' company car drivers to boost profit

July 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel will target its new Astra at so-called "user-chooser" company car drivers in a bid to lift sales of the key model as it seeks to return to profitability. Corporate sales are growing in the brand's German home market.... Read More »

Infiniti unwraps Audi A3 fighter

12:01 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2015

Infiniti has pulled the wraps off the production version of its new Q30 compact hatch. The Q30 is intended especially for Europe, where Infiniti hopes it and its upcoming crossover sibling, the QX30, will ignite sales next year. It will go on sale in the U.S. next spring.... Read More »

Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality

July 6, 2015 16:34 CET

Renault is aiming to match rivals' quality with its new Talisman midsize car with help from Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler. The Talisman is a "refined sedan with an assertive design," Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the car's unveiling.... Read More »

Audi makes key A4 model longer and lighter

June 29, 2015 14:23 CET

Audi released details and pictures of its new-generation A4, whose success will be crucial to the automaker's goal of passing BMW as the world's top-selling premium brand. The new A4 is slightly larger than the current model, which is Audi's global best-seller, but is lighter and has a more spacious interior.... Read More »

Infiniti reveals 2016 Q30 compact hatch - in camouflage

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015

Infiniti intends to officially unveil the English-made Q30 hatch in September at the Frankfurt motor show. It goes on sale in Europe late this year and is expected in U.S. showrooms some time in 2016.... Read More »

Opel says new Astra will be smaller but roomier than the current car

June 1, 2015 17:17 CET

Opel released details and pictures of its next-generation Astra compact car that will be key in helping the GM brand return to profitability in Europe. The Astra will have new infotainment and lighting technologies to help it compete better against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.... Read More »

BMW says new 7 series can park itself

April 18, 2015 00:15 CET

BMW says the new 7-series flagship sedan will be the world's first series-production car that can be parked without anyone at the wheel. The remote control parking feature will help make the car the most technologically advanced model in its class, r&d boss Klaus Froehlich said.... Read More »

Renault Megane will get sleeker design

March 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The next Renault Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as the automaker seeks to boost demand for a core model whose sales are flagging because of competition from fresher rivals.... Read More »

Raves prompt Volvo to reconsider coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013

A senior executive says Volvo will reconsider a production run of the Concept Coupe revealed at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

Nanuk Quattro got a boost from VW brass

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013

Audi's Nanuk Quattro was hands-down the most talked-about car at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET

The Opel Monza concept provides a glimpse into the future of Buick and Opel design, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn.... Read More »

VW aims Golf Plus successor at young families

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET

VW says its Golf Plus successor will be bigger to appeal more to young families. VW showed its plans for the model with the Sportsvan concept.... Read More »

Growing Buick, Opel ties may yield more U.S. models

5:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013

Buick customers in the United States and China could see more European design and engineering in an expanded range of new models by 2020, as GM more closely integrates global product development between Buick and its German brand Opel.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

You have to be an optimist

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

In spite of the grim reality of the current economic and political situation in Europe and the Middle East, the auto industry was its typically optimistic self in Frankfurt.... Read More »

SIZING UP FRANKFURT

Winners, losers and a couple of puzzlers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

A critical look at the hits, misses and head-scratchers unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show last week, from our Dave Guilford.... Read More »

Jaguar looks for a luxury crossover niche

Sept. 16, 2013 06:01 CET

Jaguar is looking for a way to enter the compact crossover segment without competing directly with its German luxury rivals, said Mike Wright, executive director of Jaguar Land Rover.... Read More »

Jaguar looks for a luxury crossover niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Jaguar is looking for a way to enter the compact crossover segment without competing directly with its German luxury rivals, said Mike Wright, executive director of Jaguar Land Rover. The company is testing the waters with the C-X17 crossover concept that was shown in Frankfurt.... Read More »

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Want to glimpse the future of Buick and Opel design? It's easy, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn: Take a picture of the Opel Monza concept, shown in Frankfurt last week, and set it beside the Buick Riviera concept shown at the Shanghai auto show in the spring.... Read More »

Bentley says SUV creates new segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Bentley expects that a third of the 3,000 to 4,000 annual sales of the high-priced SUV coming in 2016 will be in the United States, says Kevin Rose, Bentley's global head of sales and marketing.... Read More »

Now, that's Speciale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Light weight and high power are the formula for the Ferrari 458 Speciale, which debuted last week at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Sleek and curvy: 'This is a Mercedes?'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013

Mercedes is mounting a comeback, fueled by one of the biggest makeovers in the auto industry.... Read More »

Tesla challenges BMW on home turf as Germans go electric

Sept. 12, 2013 16:05 CET

Tesla Motors is pushing beyond the friendly confines of its California home to take on the world’s biggest luxury-car brands in their home market.... Read More »

Tesla challenges BMW on home turf as Germans go electric

10:05 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013

Tesla Motors is pushing beyond the friendly confines of its California home to take on the world’s biggest luxury-car brands in their home market.... Read More »

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Citroen to build large SUV only for Asia

Sept. 12, 2013 09:55 CET

Citroen will begin production of a large crossover/SUV in China between the end of next year and early 2015. The model will be sold in Asia but is not planned for Europe, Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet said.... Read More »

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW's new X5 SUV targets Mercedes to defend luxury crown

Sept. 12, 2013 06:01 CET

After seeing its biggest SUV outsold by the Mercedes-Benz M class last year, BMW is fighting back with a model it calls "The Boss," a new version of its X5 stuffed with advanced technology.... Read More »

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