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Renault defends EV headstart with 400-km range for Zoe EV


Sept. 29, 2016 15:13 CET
Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings. The Zoe will be able to travel as far as 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge, compared with 240 km now..... Read More »
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  • NEWS

    Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new Micra

    Sept. 29, 2016 11:01 CET
    Nissan said its new Micra will compete against the best subcompacts in the segment because it will offer class-leading technology, more space and low-emissions engines.... Read More »

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    Mercedes-AMG will add hybrid 'hypercar'

    Sept. 29, 2016 09:09 CET
    Mercedes-Benz's AMG unit said it will build a hybrid "hypercar" that uses Formula One technology. Mercedes will join F1 rivals Ferrari and McLaren in using hybrid technology to offer a very high-performance road car.... Read More »

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    Land Rover makes Discovery more high tech and roomier

    Sept. 28, 2016 13:35 CET
    Land Rover expects to win more customers for its new Discovery SUV by offering high-tech gadgets, more interior room and a smaller diesel engine for European buyers.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016
    DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC: The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016
    CHRISTIAAN HETZNER: One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's second foray into electrified powertrains. Yet the brand's marketing chief revealed that the model came close to getting a different name.... Read More »

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    Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

    12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2016
    JAY RAMEY: Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a media report. Mercedes plans to sell the truck in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia.... Read More »

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    Audi Q5

    The second-generation Q5 grows a little in size to distance it from the Q3. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi RS 3 Sedan

    Audi called the RS 3 sedan the "most dynamic model of the A3 model series" as a nod to the compact's 400 hp. Go to the Gallery »

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    Lexus UX concept

    The UX concept previews a potential small crossover aimed at young urban buyers, although its striking muscular looks likely would be toned down for a production version. The coupe-styled, four-door concept takes Lexus' bold design language "to the next level," the brand said in a new release. The UX's design is meant to appeal to a "progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment," Lexus said. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Infiniti Q50

    The Q50 sports saloon has received a range of upgrades and will be available with a new Designer Pack, which includes new graphite or java brown colors for the leather cabin upholstery, a new open-pore dark wood veneer, dark chrome trim and a black roof lining. For selected markets, Infiniti is offering a new Telematic Control Unit, allowing the owner to control elements of their car remotely via the InTouch Services smartphone app. New features include remote engine start, car locator, and stolen vehicle tracking. The 2017 Q50 goes on sale in selected markets later this year. Go to the Gallery »

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    Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration

    Infiniti’s QX Sport Inspiration, which originally debuted at the 2016 Beijing motor show, lays down markers for the brand’s vision of a next-generation, midsize premium SUV. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

    The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that will be sold alongside the naturally aspirated V-12 model as the brand expands turbocharging through its range to meet regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy. Go to the Gallery »

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    BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition coupe

    The production plug-in hybrid i8 coupe will have a longer-range battery and a more powerful electric motor. Go to the Gallery »

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

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    BMW X2 concept

    The BMW X2 will give the brand another front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive model. The concept is planned as a sporty alternative to the more practical X1. The X2 will sit on BMW's UKL front-wheel-drive platform, also used by the X1 and the Europe-only 2-series Gran Tourer and Active Tourer minivanlike models, as well as by BMW's latest Mini models. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Nissan Micra

    The latest-generation Micra will be bigger than the current model and gets a higher-quality interior to make it a better competitor to models such as the Ford Fiesta. Nissan will build European versions of the Micra at alliance partner Renault's plant in Flins, France, instead of in Chennai, India. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Hyundai i20 WRC

    The 2017 WRC challenger will make its competitive debut in next season's FIA World Rally Championship. The car, based on a three-door Hyundai i20, has been developed to meet WRC’s 2017 technical regulations, which have given greater aerodynamic freedom to designers. WRC regulations for the 2017 season also offer teams more power, an increase to 380HP, more downforce, electronic active central differential and the ability to compete with longer and wider vehicles. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept

    Mercedes-Benz's Generation EQ concept features a design that is similar to its production SUVs. It features two electric motors, permanent all-wheel-drive and a range of 500 kilometres (310 miles). Go to the Gallery »

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    Hyundai RN30 Concept

    Based on the New Generation Hyundai i30, the RN30 is a purpose-built racer and was developed by Hyundai Motorsport, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center and Hyundai's Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division. The RN30's power is supplied by a high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, under development by Hyundai for N production models, upgraded with an enlarged turbo to increase thrust at full throttle. Go to the Gallery »

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    Vauxhall Viva Rocks

    The Vauxhall Viva Rocks is an SUV-styled version of the automaker's Karl minicar, which is sold by Opel in other markets and is known as the Karl Rocks. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Koleos Initiale Paris

    The new upscale Koleos Initiale Paris midsize SUV gets a new grille design with a large Renault badge at the center similar to the grille on the Talisman sedan. It's styling is conservative compared with the smaller Kadjar compact SUV. Go to the Gallery »

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    Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

    Ferrari's open-top version of the $1.1 million, limited-edition LaFerrari hybrid is called the LaFerrari Aperta (Italian for "open"). The convertible has the same performance figures as the LaFerrari coupe, unleashing 949 hp from its 789-hp V-12 engine and a 120-kW electric motor. Its chassis has been modified to maintain the coupe's torsional rigidity and beam stiffness. The company will disclose the convertible's price and production run in Paris, but it has said that the entire production has been sold. Ferrari also will debut a GTC4Lusso variant with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that will be sold alongside the naturally aspirated V-12 model as the brand expands turbocharging through its range to meet regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Trezor concept

    The concept marks the beginning of a new design cycle for the brand. The company said its design "explores the essence and technologies inspiring upcoming models that embody both a vision of how mobility might be in the future." Go to the Gallery »

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    Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

    The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept showcases the automaker's latest hybrid powertrain and connectivity technologies. The concept has a plug-in powertrain with a gasoline engine and three electric motors, one at the front and two at the rear, helping to give it an impressive 75-mile driving range under electric power. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi A5 Sportback

    Dubbed a five-door coupe, the Sportback variant of the A5 gives Audi a competitor to BMW's 3-series Gran Turismo. The Sportback keeps the elegant design of the current models but uses the new MLB platform. The A5 Sportback will be sold in the U.S. for the first time. Go to the Gallery »

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    2017 Land Rover Discovery

    Land Rover’s new Discovery SUV offers more interior room, a smaller diesel engine to attract European buyers, and an array of high-tech gadgets. Go to the Gallery »

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    Honda Civic Type R Protoype

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    2017 Audi A5 Coupe

    The latest Audi A5 Coupe is lighter, more spacious and better equipped than the model it replaces. The A5 Coupe faces strong competition in the BMW 4 series and Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen I.D.

    The Volkswagen I.D. is the first model based on the automaker's Modular Electric Drive Kit and has a range of 248 to 372 miles, Volkswagen says. Its electric motor has an output of 125 kW. Go to the Gallery »

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    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

    The first Panamera plug-in hybrid will have plenty of power: 462 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque, most churned out by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine borrowed from Audi. The engine is combined with an eight-speed PDK transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-Benz E-class All-Terrain

    Featuring a more rugged appearance and a higher ground clearance, the E-class All-Terrain is Mercedes' answer to Volvo's Cross Country and Audi's Allroad variants. Like the name suggests, it's based off the recently revamped E-class Estate wagon. Go to the Gallery »

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    2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

    Mercedes-AMG is adding two open-air variants to its high-performance GT lineup. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster will be powered by 4.0-liter V-8 engines with twin turbochargers, direct injection and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen C3 WRC concept

    Citroen is marking its return to the FIA World Rally Championship by unveiling the C3 WRC concept. Designed by the automaker’s style center in partnership with Citroen Racing, the concept offers an extreme version of Citroen’s new C3. Go to the Gallery »

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    Honda Civic

    Honda’s 10th-generation Civic hatchback is longer, wider and lower than the current car, with more interior space. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

    The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept previews a possible new SUV flagship for the automaker, along with the company's latest hybrid powertrain and connectivity technologies. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel Ampera-e

    Opel says its battery powered Ampera-e will eliminate range anxiety for customers because it can travel more than 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge. Go to the Gallery »

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    Opel Karl Rocks

    The Opel Karl Rocks is an SUV-styled version of the automaker's Karl minicar, which is sold by Vauxhall in the UK as the Viva. Go to the Gallery »

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    Peugeot 5008

    Peugeot has given the new 5008 a muscular SUV look in contrast to the current generation's minivan styling. It is also 110mm longer and has a roomier interior. Go to the Gallery »

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    Skoda Kodiaq

    The Skoda Kodiaq will be the brand's first large SUV and its first model to offer a seven-seat option. Go to the Gallery »

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    Kia Rio

    The new Kia Rio is slightly wider, lower and longer than the current car. It has design changes such as a thinner and wider grille, a longer hood and a shorter rear overhang. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-AMG GLC43 coupe

    Mercedes-Benz is giving the GLC coupe the AMG treatment. The Mercedes-AMG GLC43 coupe is powered by a nine-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and an AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V-6 biturbo engine that produces 362 hp. It can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Styling is similar to that of the larger AMG GLE43 coupe. The Mercedes-AMG GLC43 coupe will debut in September at the Paris auto show. It is set to reach U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2017. Pricing will be announced later. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen Cxperience concept

    The Cxperience plug-in hybrid concept showcases Citroen's styling ideas for its future large sedans. Go to the Gallery »

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    Nissan Micra

    The new Nissan Micra will have the brand's V-shaped grille flanked by sleek headlamps, an aggressive front bumper and sculpted hood. The Micra was pictured in camouflage undergoing extensive testing in southern Europe. It will debut at the Paris auto show in September. Photos: Automedia Go to the Gallery »

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    Peugeot 3008

    Peugeot has given the new 3008 a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV segment. Go to the Gallery »

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    Porsche Panamera

    Porsche will unveil its second-generation Panamera at the Paris auto show ahead of a European launch in the fourth quarter. The new Panamera is underpinned by VW Group's MSB platform, making it lighter and more fuel efficient. Photos: Automedia. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

    VW previews long-range electric car

    Sept. 28, 2016 19:45 CET
    VW has previewed an electric car due in 2020 that it says will have a range of between 400 to 600km (250 to 370 miles). The automaker said the model, called the ID, "starts the countdown to a new era" for the company.... Read More »

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    EVs and SUVs set to dominate in Paris

    Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET
    Automakers will focus on electric cars and the booming market for SUVs/crossovers at the Paris auto show. VW, Mercedes and Opel will be among companies showing battery-powered cars with long driving ranges. Peugeot, Skoda and Land Rover debut SUV and crossover cars.... Read More »

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    Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneers

    Sept. 28, 2016 11:31 CET
    Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.... Read More »

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    Mazda, Bentley, Lambo join list of brands skipping Paris show

    Sept. 21, 2016 06:01 CET
    Mazda, Bentley and Lamborghini have joined Ford, Rolls-Royce and Volvo on the list of automakers that will skip the Paris auto show, which starts next week. The Japanese, British and Italian automakers will instead focus on smaller events that are less costly.... Read More »

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    VW teases EV concept that it says heralds 'new era' for brand

    Sept. 16, 2016 12:50 CET
    Volkswagen today released teaser pictures of an electric car that it hopes will lead the automaker out of its diesel scandal and into an electrified future.... Read More »

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    Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce among automakers skipping Paris show as glitz fades in Web age

    Sept. 15, 2016 11:38 CET
    Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce are among the automakers skipping the Paris auto show as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry. Instead of spending millions to woo consumers to crowded exhibition centers, companies are reaching out to buyers where they like to spend time -- on Instagram and blogs.... Read More »

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    Mitsubishi to showcase plug-in SUV with long electric range

    Sept. 15, 2016 14:12 CET
    Mitsubishi's GT-PHEV concept showcases the automaker's latest ideas for a new family of SUVs with electrified powertrains.... Read More »

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    SsangYong previews new Rexton SUV

    Sept. 14, 2016 14:06 CET
    SsangYong will unveil the LIV-2 concept at the Paris auto show. The concept previews the new Rexton large SUV that will launch next year.... Read More »

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    Opel says Ampera-e's 400 km range will 'democratize' EVs

    Sept. 13, 2016 10:39 CET
    Opel said its Ampera-e battery-powered car will eliminate range anxiety for customers because it can travel more than 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge. "Opel is democratizing the electric car with the Ampera-e," the brand's CEO, Karl‑Thomas Neumann, said.... Read More »

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    Honda preps sporty Civic for Paris debut

    Sept. 9, 2016 14:32 CET
    Honda will unveil the European version of its new Civic hatchback at the Paris auto show. The automaker previewed the car with a concept at the Geneva show in March when it said the latest generation will be its sportiest version of the model to date.... Read More »

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    Peugeot gives 5008 an SUV makeover

    Sept. 8, 2016 09:24 CET
    Peugeot has given its new 5008 an SUV design, moving away from the minivan styling of the current model to meet rising demand for high-riding vehicles.... Read More »

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    Hyundai to launch fastback i30, drop three-door variant

    Sept. 7, 2016 16:13 CET
    Hyundai will launch a four-door fastback version of its i30 to replace the slow-selling three-door variant. Company executives hope the model that they have dubbed a "baby Panamera" will win buyers with its more upmarket, sporty looks.... Read More »

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    Land Rover expected to offer Discovery with smaller diesel engine

    Sept. 6, 2016 08:25 CET
    Land Rover is expected to offer a smaller diesel engine in its new Discovery SUV as part of the industry's downsizing trend to improve fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.... Read More »

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    Skoda unveils SUV that could lead U.S. launch for VW Group's value brand

    Sept. 5, 2016 09:16 CET
    Skoda unveiled the Kodiaq large SUV that could lead the brand's entry in the U.S. market. The Kodiaq is the VW Group brand's first large SUV and its first model to offer a seven-seat option.... Read More »

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    Citroen concept hints at upscale styling for large cars

    Aug. 30, 2016 11:51 CET
    Citroen is hinting at a fresh upscale styling for its large cars with the Cxperience concept. The plug-in hybrid has the brand's new suspension technology and advanced interior features.... Read More »

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    Opel touts Ampera-e's performance, long range and roomy interior

    Aug. 25, 2016 06:01 CET
    Opel says its Ampera-e hatchback, the brand's first full electric vehicle, will have acceleration and overtaking times equal to the performance of its sporty OPC models. Opel will debut the Ampera-e, a sister model to the Chevrolet Bolt, at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

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    Kia gives new Rio a sporty look

    Aug. 24, 2016 11:58 CET
    Kia is giving its Rio subcompact hatchback a sporty look to help it compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.... Read More »

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    Infiniti will unveil gasoline engine that matches diesel for power and economy

    Aug. 16, 2016 09:15 CET
    Nissan's Infiniti brand will debut the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine at the Paris auto show next month. The automaker says the engine matches diesels for power and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

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    Hyundai gives the i30 a fresh look

    Aug. 10, 2016 15:27 CET
    Hyundai has taken a fresh design direction with the new i30 compact car, one of the brand's key models in Europe. The latest-generation i30 will debut at the upcoming Paris auto show with sales starting early next year.... Read More »

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    Suzuki will expand European lineup with Ignis crossover

    Aug. 10, 2016 11:23 CET
    Suzuki will continue its product offensive in Europe by launching the Ignis small crossover. The Ignis will have its European debut at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

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    Daimler accelerates Mercedes electric car plans

    July 22, 2016 10:39 CET
    Daimler has accelerated development of Mercedes electric cars, CEO Dieter Zetsche said, adding that he saw the vehicle segment gaining market share.... Read More »

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    Porsche CEO expects boost from new Panamera

    June 29, 2016 10:08 CET
    Porsche expects the new Panamera to give a boost to the weakest performing model line in its portfolio. CEO Oliver Blume hopes to sell about 20,000 or more Panameras a year globally, up from 17,200 last year.... Read More »

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    Daimler to unveil long-range electric car in October

    June 11, 2016 10:42 CET
    Daimler will unveil a long-range electric car from its Mercedes brand at the Paris auto show, as the automaker gears up to compete with the Tesla Model X SUV.... Read More »

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    Peugeot gives the 3008 a radical restyling

    May 23, 2016 14:01 CET
    Peugeot has completely changed the look of its new 3008, giving the car a more aggressive design to help the model stand out in the compact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

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    Porsche will debut lighter, more frugal Panamera

    March 28, 2016 06:01 CET
    Porsche will unveil its new Panamera at this year's Paris auto show. The sedan will use VW's lightweight MSB platform, which also is expected to underpin models from Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.... Read More »

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    Renault design boss to preview latest styling language with sports-car concept

    March 17, 2016 06:01 CET
    Renault will unveil a sport-car concept that will begin a new series of brand-defining concepts, its design chief, Laurens van den Acker, said.... Read More »

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    Mazda may skip Paris auto show

    Feb. 19, 2016 14:02 CET
    Mazda may become the latest automaker to skip this year's Paris auto show, joining Ford and Volvo, which have already said they will miss the event. Mazda said it was difficult to make an impact in Paris because it is dominated by France's domestic automakers.... Read More »

Blogs from Paris

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacu
Sept. 27, 12:01 am U.S. ET
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacu
Sept. 27, 12:01 am U.S. ET
CHRISTIAAN HETZNER
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed

One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's second foray into elec
Sept. 13, 12:01 am U.S. ET