International auto show coverage


Viva Geneva

You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.

Volkswagen to build new 5-seat Atlas in Chattanooga next year

Volkswagen plans to invest $340 million to bring a third vehicle to its assembly ...

For Zetsche, skipping Detroit is hard to do

It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for ...

Lincoln Aviator crossover to debut at New York auto show

Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this ...

Next-generation Subaru Forester to debut in New York

The latest model to join the Subaru Global Platform will debut this month, and it's a notable nameplate: the Forester.

Retooled 2019 Toyota RAV4 to bow in Big Apple

Toyota is reloading in the industry's biggest and highly competitive segment with a redesigned, fifth-generation RAV4 that will debut during the 2018 New York auto show.

Outré, sashiko and empires: What people are saying about the Lexus UX

One of the more notable production model debuts at the 2018 Geneva auto show was the Lexus UX, the luxury automaker's first subcompact crossover. Here's what people are saying about the newest Lexus.

Mission E Cross Turismo likely to be 2nd Porsche EV

Porsche is bullish about the future of the full-electric Mission E Cross Turismo study that debuted at the Geneva auto show.

Return of the BMW 8

BMW is reviving the 8-series name for a range-topping line as it focuses on profit-boosting, high-margin luxury cars.

Hyundai concept takes new design direction

Hyundai is looking partly to its past in embracing a new design direction previewed by the Le Fil Rouge concept.


BMW and other brands used the Geneva auto show to stake claims in upper-luxury segments dominated by VW Group's sprawling yet integrated empire of upscale brands.

Toyota wants Supra to race into hearts

As trends toward autonomous driving, electrification and vehicle-sharing threaten to turn cars into more utilitarian people movers, Toyota wants to use more exciting products such as the Supra for competitive edge.

Lexus UX: A crossover with heart of a hatch

Lexus designed its first subcompact crossover to look like an SUV but tuned it to drive like a hatchback.

Range Rover price hits new heights

The British, creators of the luxury SUV segment in 1970 with the original Range Rover, are attempting to fend off potential interlopers from Italy, Germany and elsewhere with an armada of superluxe off-roaders.

Hits & Misses

In Geneva, Aston Martin's big gamble pays off, Hyundai plays it safe and Subaru teases us again.

I-Pace has everybody buzzing

Though it was no surprise, the production version of Jaguar's I-Pace still came off as consensus choice for most significant debut in Geneva.

Mercedes, BMW fund EV push with high-performance sports cars

As automakers such as Mercedes and BMW prepare for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes and gas guzzlers in their lineups that will help fund the way.

Porsche Mission E Cross likely to be brand's second EV

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said there's a good prospect that the Mission E Cross Turismo will go into production soon.

Hyundai concept starts new design era for brand

Hyundai says the Le Fil Rouge concept starts a new era for the brand's design while keeping a strong link to its past.

Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant Fiat brand is these days.

Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to drum up a buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

Polestar looks to turn curiosity into cash

Showing the production-spec version of the Polestar 1 for the first time, the performance brand born out of Volvo Cars said it would begin taking deposits for the vehicle March 13.

VW I.D. Vizzion will launch in 2022 as flagship EV

VW will launch a full-electric midsize sedan by 2022 based on the design of the I.D. Vizzion concept introduced at the Geneva auto show.

Toyota reinvents halo with Supra coupe

The Supra is back, and it's more than a halo car for Toyota. It's a statement of intent.

4-door AMG GT to come in 3 variants

Mercedes-AMG launches first four-door sports car in the GT line.

Aston Martin revives Lagonda as ultraluxury electric brand

Aston Martin will launch Lagonda as an electric-only brand with the aim of breaking the duopoly held by Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the ultraluxury sedan market.

Moving Detroit auto show to October could cut costs

Executives in charge of the Detroit auto show are likely to reschedule it to early October, while recasting the annual event as a simpler, less expensive show.

Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show here. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to generate some buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.

Detroit auto show, facing competition and brand departures, mulls October date

The Detroit auto show, faced with growing competition and the departure of several brands such as Mercedes, is considering a move from its typical January run dates to October.

Carmakers tone down their booth models in Geneva

Automakers such as Toyota and Nissan have decided to tone down the appearance of their human models in Geneva, marking a potential sea change for an industry that has long pandered to male customers.

2018 Miami auto show gets $620 million renovation boost

The 2018 Miami auto show is scheduled for Oct. 5-13 at the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center, show organizers announced.

Jaguar, Audi, VW, M-B come armed with Tesla fighters

Several long-awaited Tesla-fighting models from European automakers will be the center of attention at this year's Geneva auto show.

Volvo speeds up electrification with new V60 wagon

Volvo will accelerate its shift toward electrified models by offering its new V60 with two plug-in hybrid powertrains. US customers initially will be offered only the more powerful of the two: the T8 plug-in hybrid.

Lexus will debut UX crossover with taillamp fins

Lexus plans to commit to its belated entry in the hot small crossover segment by debuting its UX at the Geneva auto show on March 6.

M-B's 2019 C-class sedan to get new M264 engine

Mercedes-Benz's 2019 C-class sedan will get the automaker's new M264 four-cylinder engine but it will come without the 48-volt system Daimler touted when the engine was announced.

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.

Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

Mercedes confirms plan to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

Mercedes-Benz confirmed it will have no formal presence at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2019, striking a blow to the event as more manufacturers save major vehicle introductions for tech conferences or their own special showcases.

Ford tweaks the Edge to Titanium Elite

As more of its Edge sales move to high-end trim packages, Ford unveils an Elite version in Chicago.

Call Chicago the 'Snow Show'

Automakers were ready for Chicago auto show audiences who fretted about the dead of winter.

Mercedes set to pull out of '19 Detroit auto show

Mercedes-Benz -- a high-profile mainstay of the Detroit auto show -- is poised to withdraw from the event next year, sources at the German carmaker said. A withdrawal would mark the latest setback for the Detroit show, which has watched brands such as Mazda, Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover pull out.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon adds tech, new diesel engine

Ford aims to position the third-generation Transit Connect Wagon as a less expensive, more capable minivan alternative to help further expand its dominant share in the commercial vehicle market.

Subaru marks 50 years in U.S. with special edition lineup

Subaru's 50th anniversary lineup will be true "limited editions," with prices ranging from $29,200 for the Impreza sedan to $42,055 for the WRX STI. Both prices include shipping.

Hyundai preps hybrid, plug-in hybrid Sonata

The estimated fuel economy of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE variant is 39 mpg city/45 highway/42 combined, the automaker said.

Toyota rolls out new trail-ready TRD Pro trucks

Toyota is rolling out updated TRD Pro trims for the midsize Tacoma pickup, the full-size Tundra and the 4Runner SUV -- some of the most popular trucks the automaker sells -- adding a snorkel-like intake on the Tacoma and internal-bypass shocks across the lineup.

VW packs 268 hp in new Arteon flagship sedan

The successor to the discontinued CC, the Arteon is more than 5 inches longer than the outgoing car and is set to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter.

Kia freshens Ceed with new look, better handling

Kia hopes new technologies, a "more self-confident" design and better driving dynamics will gives its new Ceed a boost in Europe's compact car segment against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Dates for 2019 Detroit auto show announced

The 2019 Detroit auto show will begin Monday, Jan. 14, with press preview days, and end its public show Sunday, Jan. 27.

City-slickers and F-150 Junior: What people are saying about '19 Ford Ranger

One of the bigger debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show was the 2019 Ford Ranger. The newest Ranger is larger in size this time around and will compete against the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma once it reaches dealerships next year. Ford officials are positioning the pickup as a lifestyle vehicle that appeals to younger, active buyers who may not want the herculean hauling capabilities — and higher price tag — of a full-size F-150. Here's a sampling of Ranger reaction from the automotive media.

Chicago Auto Show features freshened Ford, snow-friendly Nissan

A freshened version of Ford's Transit Connect small van, a wild one-off roadster/snowmobile and the U.S. debut of Volkswagen's new flagship sedan will headline the Chicago Auto Show.

Cadillac XT4 to debut in Big Apple

Cadillac's newest crossover, the XT4, will make its world debut in the Big Apple next month as part of the New York auto show.

Ford counts on new Focus, other debuts for Europe boost

Ford hopes a big product offensive in Europe this year -- led by its new Focus -- will boost its regional division.

Lexus may ride LF-1 to higher ground

Rather than follow Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Jaguar into less-expensive, entry-luxury territory to boost its sales volumes, Lexus aims to stake out more ground in the upper tiers of luxury.

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