Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month. The Model X will launch with a premium-priced special version called the Signature series that will cost between $132,000 and $144,000.
German new-car registrations rose 6 percent in August, slowing from a growth rate of 7 percent in July. Germany joins France, Italy and Spain in reporting increased sales during a normally quiet month.
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.
Renault's Chief Competitive Officer, Thierry Bollore, expects Europe's rebound to continue as the region's economy improves and drivers replace aging vehicles. Bollore discussed this outlook and the challenges facing Renault with Automotive News Europe.
A group of deep-pocketed China-based Internet entrepreneurs and financial investors is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to Tesla. The backers have hired ex-Ford executive Martin Leach and opened offices in Europe and the U.S.
Suzuki plans to defend its hard-won independence after arbitrators upheld the Japanese automaker's request to terminate a 2009 agreement with Volkswagen. VW will sell its 19.9 percent Suzuki stake, valued at about $3.8 billion.
No brand in the Fiat Chrysler's portfolio is getting more attention - or investment - in the next four years than Alfa Romeo. New vehicles are planned in six-month intervals until the brand's eight-vehicle lineup is filled by 2019.
Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said.
General Motors has flatly rejected the advances of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview that there is far too much upside in a merger of FCA and GM to let a deal go undone, or at least unexplored.
BMW believes its latest 7 series offers levels of comfort that will help it close the gap with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S class, especially in the key China market where wealthy executives prize comfort features above driving dynamics.
Shelby American, which turns Ford Mustangs into high-powered street racers, will put its performance cars on the streets of China, England and South Africa. Shelby American's international expansion has become possible because Ford has made the Mustang a global car.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's DS Automobiles upscale brand has created a motorsports unit to support its racing activities that could provide future technology for the production of electric and high-performance cars.
DS may be the youngest brand on the market but its product chief, Vincent Devos, believes the upscale marque can rival the best the luxury segment has to offer within two decades, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.