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Audi's next-gen A4 bigger, lighter, more fuel efficient

8:23 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015 | UPDATED: 6/29/15 1:48 pm ET - adds details
The next-generation Audi A4 is slightly larger with a bigger, retooled interior, and will offer improved handling and fuel economy. It is the second Audi after the Q7 large SUV to adopt Volkswagen Group's second-generation MLB modular architecture. U.S.

Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said.

Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius.

Lotus Evora to resume U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
A scaled-down Lotus is preparing to leave the pits after sitting out the 2015 model year.

GLE Coupe's goal: Style, not off-road use

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is targeting the GLE Coupe at style conscious buyers, not off-roaders. The Coupe won't be available with the Mercedes off-road package.

Alfa's high-power reboot

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
To revive Alfa Romeo, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans a performance-first approach.

Isn't it obvious? It'll be a Caddy crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
General Motors announced last week that it will invest $245 million at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan Lake Orion, Mich.

2016 Chevy Cruze: What people are saying

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2015
It's shaping up to be a big year for Chevrolet's car lineup with redesigns planned for the Volt, Spark, Malibu, Camaro and now Cruze.

LE QUEMENT'S LANDMARKS

Sparks flew when French designer and Bob Lutz met - and when they collaborated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2015
When it came to matters of taste and vehicle styling Patrick le Quement never could hold his tongue.

Chevy makes next Cruze longer, lower, lighter

7:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will be lighter, larger and packed with connected-car technology and safety features, a bid by Chevy to solidify...

Chevy preps 2016 Camaro convertible with fully automatic top

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a convertible version of the redesigned 2016 Camaro with a fully automatic top that can open or close at speeds up to 30 mph.

Mercedes takes aim at BMW with GLE Coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its crossover family with a new niche vehicle to lure the nontraditional SUV buyer: the GLE Coupe, aimed at the BMW X6.

Dodge plans to produce '17 minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The death of the current-generation Dodge Grand Caravan may have been greatly exaggerated.

Hyundai taps ex-Bentley design chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Former Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke will succeed Peter Schreyer as head of design for the Hyundai and Kia brands, sources say.

How the right car at the right time reset the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
French car designer Patrick le Quement 6/21is associated with several landmark European vehicles.

Alfa Romeo preps unveiling of key Giulia midsize luxury sport sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2015
Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sport sedan, which will be unveiled Wednesday, is crucial to the struggling brand's revival.

4C Spider aims to reignite passion

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2015
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider aims to reignite passions for Alfa's racing heritage and Italian design while putting the brand back on the radar of wealthy...

Mercedes GLC to get coupe version

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2015
Mercedes-Benz will offer a coupe version of its up-sized second-generation compact crossover, with plug-in hybrid and performance variants coming, as...

Infiniti reveals 2016 Q30 compact hatch - in camouflage

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Infiniti intends to officially unveil the English-made Q30 hatch in September at the Frankfurt motor show.

Alfa's new sport sedan to get Ferrari V-6 power, report says

10:07 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
The new Alfa Romeo sport sedan, which is set to be introduced next week in Italy, is expected to feature a Ferrari-derived V-6 engine under the hood,...

Mercedes-Benz mulls return of R class for some markets

10:07 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Mercedes-Benz, acknowledging the resurgence in luxury SUVs and crossovers following a brief lull, may bring the R class back to some international...

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