Luxury Market

Cadillac to refocus incentives for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Cadillac is drafting a new retail incentive program that could significantly boost factory payments to dealers who invest in facilities, new technology and other elements to improve the customer experience.... Read More »

Audi evolves into a favorite among women in China

Nov. 28, 2015 06:15 CET

Audi, once the favored choice of high-ranking government officials and privileged businessmen in China, is now growing in popularity among female consumers that now make up about a third of the automaker's buyers in the market, even higher in the more prosperous eastern regions.... Read More »


Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions stumble

Nov. 26, 2015 12:45 CET

Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S., Rupert Stadler, Audi's CEO, was quoted as saying in a newspaper report.... Read More »


Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S. sales for the first time since 2008. What it apparently won't have, at least anytime soon, is a rear-wheel-drive sports car.... Read More »

Penske sticks with luxury with N.J. buy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Penske Automotive Group has made another strategic acquisition, staying with premium luxury franchises, by buying New Jersey's Schneider Nelson Auto Group. The purchase covers stores selling Audi, Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover.... Read More »

Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015

Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still top-selling nameplate in the U.S. Here is a look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover.... Read More »


BLOG: Pressure on XT5 to deliver amid Caddy's lineup quagmire

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Cadillac and its dealers are counting on the clean-slate redesign of the XT5 crossover to help the brand snap out of a sales funk before an influx of fresh product begins arriving in 2018.... Read More »

Jaguar XE base price will be $35,895

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Jaguar will offer its all-new 2017 XE with one diesel and two gasoline engines and standard rear-wheel drive when the compact sedan goes on sale late this spring.... Read More »

Penske buys N.J.-based dealership group

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Penske Automotive Group Inc. has bought the Schneider Nelson Auto Group in a deal expected to generate annual revenue of about $175 million.... Read More »

Luxury sales race goes from ho-hum to a humdinger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Let's be honest, last year's luxury-brand sales race was a snooze compared with the bare-knuckled brawls we were getting used to. But this year's sprint to the finish looks to be much more exciting than in 2014.... Read More »


Opel wants leaner Astra to leap over rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel hopes to win sales from the Volkswagen Golf as well as compact luxury models such as the BMW 1 series by positioning its new-generation Astra as a near-premium offering that boasts improved fuel economy, a quieter ride plus a wide range of high-tech safety and comfort features.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »


Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia face tough battle against German rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

The Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia will find it tough to win market share from German rivals in Europe's premium midsize class as competition from SUVs slowly shrinks one of Europe's core high-end segments.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz teases 'diamond' grille on freshened SL

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's freshened SL features a retouched fascia and a new “diamond” radiator grille, a teaser photo released Tuesday by the automaker shows.... Read More »

Hyundai chooses a different luxury path from Japanese

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Rather than opening posh, exclusive showrooms and choosing a new name to distance its luxury cars from the existing brand - as Honda, Nissan and Toyota did when they formed Acura, Infiniti and Lexus in the late 1980s - Hyundai intends to keep Genesis within the family, with no apologies for its ties to the mass-market brand.... Read More »

VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volkswagen's luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said today.... Read More »

AutoNation sales rose 14% in October

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

AutoNation's new-vehicle sales rose 14 percent in October from a year earlier, matching the pace set by the industry as a whole in the U.S. last month.... Read More »

Hyundai to push into luxury market with stand-alone Genesis brand

10:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Hyundai is diving deeper into luxury by carving out a separate premium brand for its Genesis marque. The South Korean automaker said it will flesh out the new global Genesis luxury brand with six new models through 2020... Read More »

BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third.... Read More »

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »

Lexus may add LS-based fuel cell sedan, report says

Oct. 23, 2015 15:35 CET

Lexus may add a fuel cell car based on its LS flagship sedan, a report said. Lexus parent, Toyota, is betting heavily on fuel cell vehicles and has already launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell car, the Mirai.... Read More »

PSA uses French elegance to push upscale DS brand in Iran

Oct. 20, 2015 11:20 CET

PSA will launch its upscale DS brand in Iran to capitalize on the country's association of France with luxury and elegance. The move follows a deal to end Western sanctions against Iran.... Read More »

Lexus prices high-performance GS F from $85,380

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

The speed-hunting, performance F version of Lexus' midsize GS sport sedan -- a first for the model -- will start at $85,380, including shipping. The 2016 GS F is the fourth model from Lexus' F performance division. The IS F sedan kicked things off in 2008, and it was followed by the LFA supercar in 2012 and the RC F coupe in 2015.... Read More »

Aston Martin seeks 'beauty and soul' in all-electric sports cars

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Aston Martin, the 102 year-old maker of high-performance cars featured in the next James Bond film, is envisioning a future when its engines are fueled by electricity instead of gasoline.... Read More »

Mercedes' monthly global sales top BMW, Audi again

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz was the world's best-selling luxury car brand for the third consecutive month in September, surpassing BMW and Audi as demand for coupelike SUVs helped its sales grow twice as fast as at either competitor.... Read More »