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BMW CEO Krueger back at work


Sept. 22, 2015 11:51 CET
BMW CEO Harald Krueger has returned to work after he spent most of last week recovering from his fatigue-related collapse on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. “He's back at work and feeling 100 percent fit,” a BMW spokesman said, adding that there were no serious causes behind the incident.... Read More »
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  • NEWS

    Borgward seeks investors for revival after 54 years

    Sept. 17, 2015 15:56 CET
    Borgward is seeking investors as it aims to boost its lineup to five models and reach global annual sales of 500,000 in the medium term. The automaker unveiled its first vehicle for 54 years, the BX7 SUV, at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

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    Renault CEO Ghosn touts Megane's hi-tech features

    Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 CET
    Renault says the new Megane will stand out in Europe's tough compact segment because of its advanced technology that includes four-wheel steering, a portrait-style 8.7-inch infotainment screen, full color head-up display and a Multi-Sense driving control system.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota will challenge Nissan in Europe with new SUV

    Sept. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
    Toyota's new SUV to challenge the Nissan Qashqai will give the brand a boost to help win back the title of Europe's top-selling Asian brand from its Japanese rival.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Frankfurt show featured many beasts, few beauties

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015
    LUCA CIFERRI: Frankfurt auto show remains the unrivaled global No. 1 when it comes to vehicle debuts of which there were 210 at this year's show. But due to a serious amount of overdesign, just a handful could be described as beautiful.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
    JASON STEIN: Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Opel pins compact car comeback on Astra's posh comforts

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
    MIKE COLIAS: GM's Opel brand has reached a new level of luxury incursion with its redesigned Astra, a cousin of the Chevy Cruze.... Read More »

  • PHOTOS

    Honda Project 2&4 concept

    Honda says the winner of its 'Global Design Project' provides the freedom of a motorcycle and the maneuverability of a car. Its 999 cc V-4 four-stroke engine was originally developed for the MotoGP motorcycle racing series and has been specially tuned for the public road. Go to the Gallery »

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    DS 4 Crossback

    DS Automobiles, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen’s upscale brand, may build a crossover-styled version of its DS 4 compact car, called the DS 4 Crossback. Go to the Gallery »

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    DS 4

    Citroen unveiled a facelift for its DS 4 compact at the Frankfurt auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    Borgward BX7 TS

    Germany’s Borgward has unveiled a midsize SUV, its first vehicle in 54 years. The crossover is aimed at models such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Go to the Gallery »

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    Suzuki Baleno

    The Suzuki Baleno hatchback will be sold as a slightly larger alternative to its Swift, the company's current top-selling model in Europe. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

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    Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo

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    Nissan Gripz Concept

    Nissan says its Gripz crossover concept was inspired by rally cars of the 1970s and the SUV’s styling “blends the ability and practicality of a compact crossover with the excitement and performance of a sports car.” Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Megane GT

    The Renault Megane GT is the range-topper of the automaker's compact car line. The GT has a 205hp engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, along with design tweaks to areas such as the front bumper, upper and lower grilles and lower air intake to give it a sporty look. Go to the Gallery »

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    Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

    The Giulia Quadrifoglio will be the range-topping version of the new midsize Giulia, which leads Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne's big effort to revive the product-starved sporty brand. The Giulia sits on Alfa's new rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive Giorgio platform. The Giulia Quadrifoglio will arrive in U.S. showrooms in the second half of next year. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 BMW X1

    The new X1 has a more rugged appearance and more off-road abilities to give the crossover an SUV look. BMW says the latest X1 offers significantly more interior and cargo room than the current version and new chassis technology helps to enhance sporting ability and ride comfort. U.S. sales will start in the fall. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Audi A4 and S4

    The new A4 is a rival to the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class. For the first time, Audi will offer a diesel engine on the A4 in the U.S., a 2.0-liter TDI, to help meet tougher corporate average fuel economy standards without sacrificing torque. The sedan is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2016. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Mini Clubman

    Mini's new Clubman is bigger and adds premium features that will make the wagon the brand's flagship model in the U.S. The 2016 Clubman is 12.4 inches longer and 4.6 inches wider than its predecessor. It also sheds a quirky door design for four conventional doors. It can seat five passengers. Because of the larger size, the Clubman will be a compact -- Mini's first car in the segment. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mazda Koeru concept

    Mazda says the car previews a "new foray into the growing crossover SUV market." Reports said the concept might debut in production form at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November as a replacement for the aging CX-9 crossover. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Surf Concept

    The Opel Vivaro Surf Concept has a separate cargo area for transporting wet or dirty equipment after a trip to the beach or to the mountains. The close-to-production concept is the ideal vehicle for large families or groups of friends, Opel says. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel/Vauxhall Astra

    The new Opel/Vauxhall Astra is shorter and lower in height than the current car but has more room inside. It will offer new infotainment and lighting technologies to help it compete better against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel/Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

    The Opel Astra Sports Tourer is the wagon version of the latest Astra compact car. It has the same dimensions as the outgoing model but more space for passengers and luggage. Go to the Gallery »

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    Nissan NP300 Navara

    Nissan has added safety, driving refinement and comfort features to its new NP300 Navara pickup, which will be the basis for variants sold by Mercedes and Renault. The NP300 Navara's new 2.3-liter diesel engine is up to 24 percent more efficient than the unit it replaces. Nissan will build the pickup in Barcelona, Spain. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA

    The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) has aerodynamic features that alter the shape of the vehicle. Go to the Gallery »

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    Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

    Bugatti took its video game concept and produced a carbon fiber version to touch and feel. The Vision Gran Turismo shows the supercar maker's new design language, brand president Wolfgang Duerheimer said. Go to the Gallery »

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    Seat Leon Cross Sport

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    2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe

    Mercedes-Benz' latest C-class coupe has a sportier design to help it compete better against the BMW 4 series and the Audi A5. The coupe is based on the redesigned C-class sedan that debuted in 2014 and is bigger and lighter than its predecessor. The high-performance AMG C63 coupe variant has a wider body than the standard coupe, along with unique side panels and a longer domed hood. Go to the Gallery »

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    Porsche Mission E concept

    The Porsche Mission E concept is an electric four-seat sports car that generates more than 600 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 100kph (62mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. Porsche says the concept has a range of more than 500km (310 miles) on a single charge and the car's battery can be recharged to 80 percent of capacity in about 15 minutes. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi e-tron quattro concept

    Audi's e-tron quattro concept previews a rival to the upcoming Tesla Model X crossover. The all-electric, four-seat crossover will go into production in 2018. Audi hopes the production version's long range of more than 500km will win over customers previously put off by the relatively short distances EVs can travel before they need to be recharged. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet

    The first convertible version of its S-class flagship sedan in 44 years, Mercedes says the car will be the "most comfortable cabriolet in the world." Comfort features will include an automatic wind protection system, a neck-level heating system and heated armrests. The four-seat convertible will have the same swooping design found on the S-class coupe that went on sale earlier this year with a longer rear end to accommodate its electrically operated retractable soft-top roof. Go to the Gallery »

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    Smart ForTwo cabrio

    The new-generation Smart ForTwo adds a convertible version that will go on sale in the U.S. early next summer. The convertible's so-called tri-top design means the vehicle can be driven three ways: as a closed two-seater; with a large sliding sunroof; and as a full-fledged convertible. Go to the Gallery »

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    Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

    Officially dubbed the Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder, it’s a convertible version of Lamborghini’s best-selling mid-engine Huracan. The car replaces the most popular convertible Lambo ever built, the Gallardo Spyder, as the automaker’s “entry-level” open-air supercar. Go to the Gallery »

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    Toyota C-HR Concept

    The Toyota CH-R concept previews a compact SUV/crossover planned to sit below the RAV4. The hybrid concept uses Toyota's new global architecture. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Jaguar F-Pace

    The F-Pace will be Jaguar's first crossover, and the automaker is keen to emphasize that the vehicle's performance, ride and handling will be in keeping with the brand's sports car heritage. Handling features include a power-assisted steering system combined with the torque vectoring technology developed for the F-Type and a torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system. Go to the Gallery »

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors ID16 concept

    The Innovation Demonstrator 2016 (ID16) concept car from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has 33 innovations ranging from front seats that turn 18 degrees so the driver and passenger can better see and speak with one another, heated arms rests, a designated spot to put a purse, a moveable table tucked into the center console and sculptured leather features in the door panels. The concept is supposed to show the future of vehicle interiors as automakers move toward offering cars that drive themselves. Go to the Gallery »

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    Infiniti Q30 (SE, Premium)

    Infiniti will add a version of its Q30 hatchback with a raised height in a bid to attract some of the increasing numbers of buyers choosing cars with SUV styling. Presented in two variants, called the SE and Premium, the models are 20mm taller than the Sport version. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen Tiguan

    Volkswagen’s new-generation Tiguan is longer, wider and lower than the current model. A weight saving of 50kg helps cut fuel consumption by up to 24 percent, VW says. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel Astra Sports Tourer

    The new Opel Astra station wagon will be 200kg lighter than the current model thanks to a new platform that improves its driving dynamics and helps to make the car more fuel efficient. The wagon is badged the Astra Sports Tourer. It will debut alongside the latest Astra five-door hatchback at this month's Frankfurt auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    Bentley Bentayga

    The Bentley Bentayga has the brand’s large matrix grille flanked by four LED headlamps but it adds a skid plate in the front bumper's lower section to emphasize its SUV credentials. Go to the Gallery »

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    Rolls-Royce Dawn

    Rolls-Royce said the Dawn convertible will be the only ultraluxury convertible on the market capable of seating four adults in comfort. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Megane

    Renault has given its new Megane distinctive lighting signatures at the front and rear, along with a lower body and wider track to help it look more sporty. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Porsche 911

    Porsche has face-lifted its 911 flagship sports car, adding turbocharged engines and new lights at the front and rear. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Alaskan Concept

    Renault released pictures of a near-production concept for its first 1-ton pickup, called the Alaskan. The pickup will share underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara and Mercedes-Benz's first pickup. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen Cactus M

    Citroen said the Cactus M concept was “inspired by the surfing spirit." The concept will debut at the Frankfurt auto show Sept. 15. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-Benz S-class cabriolet

    The Mercedes-Benz S550 cabriolet, scheduled to arrive at North American dealers next spring, joins three other S-class variants and is the first convertible Mercedes flagship since 1971, the company says. Two versions of the car will be available: the standard S550, powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 rated at 449 hp and a 9-speed automatic transmission, and the high-performance Mercedes-AMG S63. Go to the Gallery »

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    Peugeot Fractal concept

    Peugeot says it created the Fractal concept car focusing on "acoustic ergonomics" because drivers need to process an increasing amount of information. The two-door, four-seat concept is powered by an electric drivetrain. It will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. Go to the Gallery »

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    Smart ForTwo convertible

    Smart released pictures of its latest ForTwo convertible, which gets a softtop that can be opened in 12 seconds. The ForTwo Cabrio is slightly wider than the current model to increase safety and interior room. The convertible will debut at the Frankfurt auto show on Sept. 15. Go to the Gallery »

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    BMW 7 series

    BMW has focused on improving comfort in the new 7-series sedan in a bid to help it close the gap with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S class, particularly in the key China market. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Talisman wagon

    The Renault Talisman wagon shares the assertive styling, dynamic proportions and upscale features of the new midsize sedan, but offers additional interior space that the automaker says is among the best in its segment. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Kia Sportage

    Kia has given its new Sportage what it calls a "bold, progressive design" to make the model stand out in the popular compact SUV segment. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe

    The next-generation, high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe -- based on the redesigned 2017 C-class coupe -- is distinguished with a wider body, unique side panels and a longer domed hood. It also has larger wheels and flared front and rear wheel arches to create a more muscular look. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Megane

    Spy shots of the new Renault Megane reveal the shape of the car's headlights. The Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as Renault seeks to boost demand for one of its core models. The compact debuts Sept. 15 at the Frankfurt auto show. Photo credit: Automedia. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi e-tron quattro concept

    Audi's e-tron quattro concept previews the brand's first mainstream electric SUV, likely to be called the Q6. Go to the Gallery »

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    Ferrari 488 Spider

    Ferrari says its 488 Spider is the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever built. The hardtop convertible is powered by the 661-hp turbocharged V8 that debuted on the 488 GTB coupe earlier this year. The 488 Spider sprints from 0 to 100kph in 3 seconds. Go to the Gallery »

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    Jaguar F-Pace

    Jaguar released pictures of its first crossover, the F-Pace, undergoing tests in extreme road conditions. The F-Pace is the first Jaguar to be tested on graveled mountain passes, the company said, in addition to the automaker's usual hot and cold weather tests. The crossover will go on sale next year. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Talisman

    The Renault Talisman midsize sedan will go on sale in France at the end of the year, followed by a rollout across the rest of Europe. It will compete against the VW Passat and Ford Mondeo. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi A4

    The new Audi A4 sedan and A4 Avant station wagon have sharper styling compared with the current models, along with a wider grille and redesigned headlights. The cars will go on sale shortly after their public debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

    Hyundai's high-performance N line may include crossovers, hybrids

    Sept. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
    Hyundai, led by the M series chief engineer hired from BMW, is moving forward with a high-performance line, possibly with new engines, crossovers and hybrid variants, to burnish its reputation amid flagging sales.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes confirms Tesla fighter

    Sept. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
    Mercedes-Benz will bring out an electric-powered Tesla fighter in the next few years. It will have a range of 400 to 500km (250 to 310 miles), Thomas Weber, Daimler's r&d chief, said.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan Gripz aims to lure sports car enthusiasts to crossovers

    Sept. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
    Nissan unveiled the Gripz sports-car-inspired, Juke-sized concept that it says represents a potential way to lure sports car enthusiasts toward crossovers.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ferrari snubs SUV, EV stampede

    Sept. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
    Ferrari plans to stick to making high-end sports cars, avoiding the stampede to market an SUV or an electric model, as the traditional engine growl is part of what customers pay for.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Rolls-Royce mulls electric car as new regulations dawn

    Sept. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
    Rolls-Royce may develop an electric vehicle as tighter regulations on auto emissions pushes even the most elite auto manufacturers to look into battery-powered cars.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Toyota refines compact crossover plans with C-HR

    Sept. 15, 2015 12:00 CET
    Not wanting to miss out on one of the hottest trends in the industry, Toyota said it will jump into the compact crossover segment next year with a new model it's tentatively calling the C-HR.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Wave your hand, watch the hood pop (minus grimy fingers)

    6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
    NEAL E. BOUDETTE: Auto suppliers are not only working to make for clean air. Some also want clean hands.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Why Infiniti will offer Q30 with different heights

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
    NICK GIBBS: Infiniti will offer its new Q30 compact with two different ride heights: the Premium and SE versions of the five-door hatchback are 20mm taller than the Sport model. But why?... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Future Buicks could get Opel's 'floating' roofline

    6:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
    MIKE COLIAS: One of the most distinctive design elements of the redesigned Opel Astra unveiled at the motor show here is its “floating” roofline, an element likely to appear on future Opels -- and by extension, future Buicks.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    The view of the global auto market from Germany? Not so bad

    6:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
    RICHARD JOHNSON: How bad are things on the world automotive stage? Pretty awful, right? ‎Th‎e U.S. is the only bright spot in a global industry filled with turmoil.‎ At least that's how Americans tend to view the situation. But here in Germany things don't look so bleak.... Read More »

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    The look of Mercedes-Benzes to come

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
    AMY WILSON: Mercedes-Benz says its Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept unveiled Monday in Frankfurt will influence its design language for years to come. The concept's interior will show up in the redesigned E-class sedan next year.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Bentley Bentayga is fit for a queen

    5:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
    NICK GIBBS: Bentley has reserved the first Bentagya that will roll off its production line for Queen Elizabeth.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche unveils fast-charging Mission E, a potential Tesla rival

    Sept. 15, 2015 10:07 CET
    Porsche unveiled its answer to Tesla -- the Mission E electric four-seat sports car. The concept provides a glimpse at the brand's first battery-powered model, which could arrive by the end of the decade.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Alfa Giulia tops BMW rival on speed, price

    Sept. 15, 2015 15:51 CET
    Alfa Romeo will price its Giulia Quadrifoglio slightly higher than its nearest rival as it seeks to challenge Germany's premium brands with Ferrari-inspired performance.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Alfa, Jaguar add sporty glamour to Frankfurt show

    Sept. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
    The debuts of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga will attract lots of attention at the Frankfurt auto show. European mass-market automakers such as Opel and Renault also will unveil key models – Renault with the Megane and Opel with its latest Astra.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti will sell tall Q30 to tempt SUV/crossover buyers

    Sept. 14, 2015 11:54 CET
    Infiniti will add a version of its Q30 hatchback with a raised height in a bid to attract some of the increasing numbers of buyers choosing cars with SUV styling. Presented in two variants, called the SE and Premium, the models are 20mm taller than the Sport version.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Volkswagen unveils bigger, lighter Tiguan

    Sept. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
    Volkswagen has made its new-generation Tiguan compact SUV longer, wider and lower than than the current model and will add a long-wheelbase variant for the U.S. and Chinese markets.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar says F-Pace will set benchmark for ride and handling

    Sept. 14, 2015 13:29 CET
    Jaguar says the new F-Pace crossover is an "all-weather, all-surface Jaguar sports car" that will set a new benchmark for ride and handling compared with rivals. The car will compete against SUVs such as the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and Audi Q5.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford expects Edge to boost its European SUV market share

    Sept. 11, 2015 06:01 CET
    Ford expects its Edge to help boost its SUV market share in the region. The Edge adds a diesel engine for European customers.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    China-backed Borgward plans to expand German workforce

    Sept. 10, 2015 06:01 CET
    Borgward, an automaker that is being revived with Chinese backing, plans to double its workforce in Germany.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Bentley Bentayga set to become priciest SUV

    Sept. 9, 2015 13:17 CET
    The Bentley Bentayga will be the most expensive SUV on the market when it goes on sale early next year. The ultraluxury brand's first-ever SUV will start at $229,100 in the U.S., which is likely to be its biggest market.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    New Toyota Prius has better fuel economy, improved driving dynamics

    Sept. 9, 2015 06:15 CET
    Toyota's redesigned Prius -- benefiting from smaller and lighter hybrid components, denser batteries that pack more energy and an improved gasoline engine -- will be 10 percent more fuel efficient while offering enhanced handling and more interior room.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Renault says new pickup will be upscale

    Sept. 9, 2015 10:28 CET
    Renault says its first one-tonne pickup will be a high-end truck for business and leisure use. The pickup will share underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara and Mercedes-Benz's first pickup.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Nissan teases crossover concept

    Sept. 8, 2015 10:41 CET
    Nissan has released a teaser picture showing a crossover concept that will be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt auto show. Reports say the concept will preview a new direction for the automaker's Z sports car subbrand.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Renault aims to push Megane upscale with new design

    Sept. 8, 2015 11:03 CET
    Renault has given its new Megane a distinctive design as part of its ambition to make the model more upscale and help it stand out in the competitive compact market against rivals such as the VW Golf and Peugeot 308.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche adds turbocharging to make the 911 greener

    Sept. 8, 2015 06:01 CET
    Porsche has added turbocharged engines to its iconic 911 sports car range to help meet increasingly tougher fuel economy and CO2 emissions rules.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Rolls-Royce aims Dawn convertible at younger buyers

    Sept. 8, 2015 14:14 CET
    Rolls-Royce expects its Dawn convertible to attract more younger buyers and more women to the brand.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda open-wheeled concept demonstrates 'floating' driver's seat

    Sept. 9, 2015 04:15 CET
    Honda will debut an open-wheeled sporty car that features a dangling roofless “floating” driver's seat and “creative craftsmanship” at this month's Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar F-Pace teaser picture shows SUV's shape

    Sept. 4, 2015 11:34 CET
    Jaguar's latest teaser picture of its F-Pace shows that the SUV/crossover has stayed faithful to the 2013 C-X17 concept.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Citroen concept hints at 'fun' SUV inspired by Mehari

    Sept. 3, 2015 11:18 CET
    Citroen has built a concept that takes inspiration from the brand's iconic Mehari beach buggy and hints at a production SUV version of the C4 Cactus.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes completes S-class family with luxury convertible

    Sept. 2, 2015 09:03 CET
    Mercedes will complete its S-class family with the sixth and final derivative of its flagship sedan next year, when it launches its first top-of-the-line four-seat convertible since 1971. The S-class cabriolet will be “the world's most comfortable convertible,” Mercedes says.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    PSA's DS upscale brand to launch crossover-styled DS 4

    Sept. 2, 2015 15:18 CET
    DS Automobiles will launch a crossover-styled version of its DS 4 compact car. The DS 4 Crossback will help fill a new product gap until DS adds all-new models to its lineup.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia releases Sportage pictures ahead of show debut

    Aug. 27, 2015 10:30 CET
    Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The fourth-generation Sportage gets a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help it boost its competitiveness in the tough compact SUV segment.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Renault touts Talisman wagon's upscale features

    Aug. 27, 2015 11:40 CET
    Renault is touting upscale features and a roomy interior for the wagon version of its new Talisman midsize model line. The Talisman wagon is a key launch for Renault because 54 percent of sales in Europe's midsize segment are that bodystyle.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar touts F-Pace's driving dynamics

    Aug. 26, 2015 10:37 CET
    Jaguar said its new F-Pace will offer driving dynamics "unlike anything else in the segment" as the UK brand, which is known for its sports cars, takes aim at the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 with its first SUV-styled crossover.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Hyundai concept will showcase brand's performance credentials

    Aug. 26, 2015 11:07 CET
    Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an “ultimate concept car” at next month's Frankfurt auto show that expands on the company's sporty N subbrand and showcases racing design.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Suzuki will add Baleno hatchback to its European lineup

    Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET
    Suzuki plans to expand its European lineup with the Baleno subcompact hatchback that will be sold as a slightly larger and more practical alternative to its Swift, the company's top-seller in the region.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    New Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe offers power, muscular look

    Aug. 20, 2015 20:04 CET
    The next-generation, high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe shares only its doors, roof and trunk lid with the new C-class coupe on which it is based.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi teases Tesla Model X fighter, says launch planned for 2018

    Aug. 19, 2015 11:06 CET
    Audi issued a teaser picture and some details of an all-electric SUV that it will launch to rival the upcoming Tesla Model X. The SUV will have a range of more than 500km (310 miles) and will go into production in 2018 as the brand's first volume electric car, Audi said.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes-Benz readies 4-seat S-class cabriolet

    Aug. 18, 2015 17:00 CET
    Mercedes lifted the veil partially on an all-new, open-top model based on the new S-class coupe. Mercedes says it will be the first S-class cabriolet with four seats since 1971.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia gives Sportage sleeker look, upscale interior

    Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET
    Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help the model compete better in the tough compact SUV segment. The new Sportage will have Kia's "most refined, highest-quality cabin to date," the automaker said. The SUV will debut next month in Frankfurt.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes C-class coupe takes aim at BMW 4 series

    Aug. 14, 2015 00:15 CET
    With the new C-class coupe, Mercedes-Benz aims to win sales from the BMW 4 series and Audi A5. The redesigned coupe will debut at the Frankfurt auto show next month and go on sale in Europe in December. U.S. sales start next spring.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mazda will preview new crossover with Frankfurt concept

    Aug. 7, 2015 10:15 CET
    Mazda will unveil a crossover concept at next month's Frankfurt auto show that may preview a variant of an existing nameplate or an update of the aging CX-9 crossover.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar F-Pace undergoes final tests ahead of Frankfurt debut

    Aug. 4, 2015 18:30 CET
    Jaguar's first crossover, the midsize F-Pace, is going through final tests ahead of its sales launch next year.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti unwraps BMW 1 series, Audi A3 fighter

    July 22, 2015 06:01 CET
    Infiniti has pulled the wraps off the production version of its Q30 compact hatchback that will challenge the BMW 1 series and Audi A3.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mercedes C-class coupe will swap space for sportiness

    July 22, 2015 06:01 CET
    Mercedes will trade practical benefits for more sporty exterior styling on the redesigned C-class coupe.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti reveals Q30 compact hatch - in camouflage

    June 19, 2015 07:00 CET
    Infiniti released a photo of the upcoming Q30 compact hatchback on the road in camouflage. The Q30 will go on sale in Europe shortly after its Frankfurt auto show debut in September.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi will preview Tesla Model X fighter with Frankfurt show concept

    June 8, 2015 06:01 CET
    Audi will preview a sporty, electric-powered crossover as a concept vehicle at the Frankfurt auto show. The vehicle will target the Tesla Model X, as well as future plug-in hybrid models from Porsche and BMW.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    New BMW X1 gains interior space, new technology

    June 2, 2015 23:05 CET
    The second-generation BMW X1 compact SUV/crossover gets more interior room, a more rugged design and additional technology.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • NEWS

    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 »

  • BLOG

    The look of Mercedes-Benzes to come

    11:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
    AMY WILSON: Mercedes-Benz says its Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept unveiled Monday in Frankfurt will influence its design language for years to come. The concept's interior will show up in the redesigned E-class sedan next year.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    VW Group boldly takes up Tesla's electric challenge

    11:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
    RYAN BEENE: Had Elon Musk attended the Volkswagen Group's brand cavalcade last night, he probably would've left with a smile on his face.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Why Nissan's Gripz concept makes Joe Isuzu smile

    12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
    GRAHAM KOZAK: We knew Nissan was bringing a new take on the Z car to the Frankfurt motor show. Yet we weren't really expecting the Nissan Gripz (the “z” is for “Z car,” get it?!), a Maxima-nosed 4X4 concept supposedly inspired by the Safari Rally-winning Datsun 240Zs of yore.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Why a Rolls-Royce ATV isn't a strange idea

    7:32 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
    RICHARD JOHNSON: A Rolls-Royce ATV? Really? Not as strange as it sounds.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Rolls-Royce rebalances amid China slowdown

    9:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
    DIANA T. KURYLKO: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars may not see an increase in global sales this year because of the meltdown in China, says its CEO, Torsten Muller–Otvos.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Marchionne's numbers take the shine off auto show glitz

    2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
    DAVE GUILFORD: Sergio Marchionne’s biting criticism of the industry’s economic inefficiency will provide a contrarian undercurrent during this week’s Frankfurt auto show press days.... Read More »

Blogs from Frankfurt

LUCA CIFERRI
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Frankfurt show featured many beasts, few beauties

Frankfurt auto show remains the unrivaled global No. 1 when it comes to vehicle debuts of which there were 210 at this y
Oct. 9, 12:01 am U.S. ET
JASON STEIN
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Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that
Sept. 21, 12:01 am U.S. ET