Renault says the new Zoe is the first mass-market EV available at an affordable price with low running costs and a long driving range. The automaker expects the battery-driven hatchback to be the biggest seller among its range of electric vehicles that also includes the Fluence Z.E. sedan, Kangoo Z.
General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky took inspiration from a historical figure to try and stem chronic losses at Opel. GM is the leader in China and the United States but turning around its Europe operations remains spectacularly challenging.
Audi released the first images of its A3 sedan, a new variant of its A3 compact line that will compete for young luxury buyers with the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The sedan will mainly be aimed at customers in the United States and China where sedans are more popular than in Audi's home European market.
Mitsubishi seeks to gain sales in the minicar segment in Europe with the launch of the Space Star, which replaces the Colt subcompact. The Space Star's retail price of 9,690 euros will help it gain share against rivals such as the Nissan Micra and the Fiat Panda, a Mitsubishi spokesman said.
Audi said Tuesday that it will bring a range of A3 models to the United States, including gasoline and diesel versions of the new A3 sedan, as well as a high-performance S3 sedan and a plug-in hybrid version of the five-door A3.
Don't take this the wrong way, but the 2014 Honda Odyssey sucks. Literally. For its midcycle freshening, the Odyssey is including the "HondaVAC," which Honda claims is the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.
The Range Rover Sport, redesigned for 2014 and slimming down like the rest of the brand's lineup, is shifting to an aluminum architecture and gaining a third row of seats. It is being unveiled at the New York auto show this week.
In the wake of bad publicity from inaccurate fuel-mileage ratings and other misleading marketing claims, the automotive industry has a trust problem with American consumers a top Toyota official said today.
General Motors today unveiled the 2014 Buick Regal ahead of its debut at the New York auto show and the new model will make all-wheel drive available along with new technology that helps drivers connect more safely.
AutoNation, the largest U.S. dealership group, slightly increased pay packages for its top two executives in 2012. CEO Mike Jackson received total pay and compensation of $6.6 million, up from $6.4 million in 2011. Jackson's salary of $1.2 million was unchanged. His bonus was $2.
In a slow trickle over the past year, the first gas stations have started carrying E15, a blend of gasoline that includes up to 15 percent ethanol. Automakers say the fuel could harm older engines, which were not built to handle so much ethanol.
Ford and General Motors, gaining ground over Japanese automakers with their most stylish sedans and small cars since the 1970s, are topping Toyota in customer loyalty, researcher Experian Automotive said today.
The rising popularity of electric vehicles in France could present a problem to the country's fragile power grid, power sector executives say, particularly if owners all recharge their batteries at the same time of day.
French supplier Saint-Gobain plans to close a factory in Belgium that supplies glass windscreens to Ford's doomed plant in Genk. Ford announced late last year that it would be closing the Genk plant as well as two others in Britain, to stem losses in Europe.
German supplier Continental says it expects 'high single-digit growth' in 2014 if economic conditions don't worsen. The company added that it is sticking to its forecast of a 5 percent increase in sales this year.
Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti, has overhauled his top management with hand-picked executives tasked with taking the brand global. The changes inject the top ranks with non-Japanese executives, many poached from rivals.
Fiat and Serbia have agreed on a subsidy deal to produce a cheaper version of the 500L minicar for domestic sales, a local newspaper reported. Under the agreement, Fiat's Serbian unit would produce the model for 10,900 euros ($14,200), which is around 3,000 euros less than its regular sticker price.