Blogs from the Frankfurt auto show
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The Sport Quattro Concept: Reasserting the "technik" in Audi's motto -- Vorsprung durch Technik
| Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at Automotive News Europe.|
Jaguar and Lexus are using the Frankfurt auto show to send a message to their German rivals: the premium compact SUV segment is about to get even more competitive.Jaguar will reveal its C-X17 concept, which reports say will spawn a rival aimed at the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The move gives the British brand its first entry in the luxury SUV segment.Lexus's LF-NX concept previews an SUV that will challe ...
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Audi intends to wow the Frankfurt crowds with the latest concept car bearing the revered Quattro name -- this time, a plug-in hybrid with 700 hp and hot-hatch lines so infernal that Satan might strike a deal to drive it.But for Audi, the Sport Quattro Concept is a whole lot more than that. ...
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| Mike Colias covers General Motors for Automotive News.|
At next week's Frankfurt auto show, Chevrolet will show the convertible version of the refreshed 2014 Camaro. But Chevy execs at the show likely will field fewer questions about the topless muscle car than they will about the brand's sales rut in Europe.Through July this year, Chevy's sales in Europe sank 24 percent, to 88,252 units, according to the latest figures available from JATO Dynamics. Th ...
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The Volvo brand -- starving for new product -- is tanking in the United States and under siege from German rivals in Europe.Company officials are now trying to stir up interest and confidence in the troubled brand -- it swung to a loss in the first half on weaker global sales and price cuts -- with the Concept Coupe debuting at the Frankfurt auto show.The Swedish brand calls the concept "the expre ...