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Jaguar I-Pace to be built by Magna Steyr

Jaguar, a British brand owned by an Indian company, will use a Canadian-owned contract manufacturer to build full-electric crossovers in Austria.

Lusty and thrilling: What people are saying about Alfa Romeo's Stelvio

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally unveiled the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, and the crossover quickly became a hot topic. Here’s what people are saying about

Tron-ified and snakes: Jaguar's I-Pace and what people think

Jaguar took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the I-Pace Concept, the first vehicle on its new electric platform. A production version of the I-Pace will be shown in late 2017 and

FCA counts on Stelvio to boost Alfa sales

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and key to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that

Chevrolet seeks bigger payoff from pickup bet

Chevy is taking on its pickup rivals more directly with the ZR2, a high-performance, off-road version of the Colorado.

Los Angeles Auto Show trend spotting

Global auto trends converged during last week's Los Angeles Auto Show press days — with an elegant luxury convertible, an India-built small crossover, a brawny off-roading pickup and much more.

Subaru thinks big on 7-seater

Subaru has been slow to return to the fullsize crossover market, but its U.S. chief is confident its roomier entry in the segment will sell to millennials and conquest buyers.

Nissan Sentra takes Nismo into mainstream market

Nissan has offered Nismo performance trim packages on sports models in the past, including the 370Z. For 2017, Nismo comes to the compact Sentra sedan.

Crossover segment fragmenting, not just expanding

Consumers swapping out their sedans, wagons and coupes are demanding equal diversity from their crossovers and SUVs, fueling an influx of new and redesigned models that continue to expand the

Porsche: We won't go below Macan, Boxster

Porsche won't introduce any vehicles smaller than the Macan crossover and Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.

Cars. Congestion. Must be L.A.

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show offered good news for off-roaders, speed lovers and owners of the Fiat 500L. Our David Undercoffler explains.

Hyundai plans to shuffle its crossover portfolio

Hyundai plans to restructure its crossover lineup in the coming years with the addition of two small models at the bottom of its range and a repositioning of the current trio of crossovers to more

Mini pilot lets owners rent out their cars

Mini is launching a pilot program in Seattle that would allow owners to rent out their cars from 2016 and later model years via a company-provided app.

With Atlas, VW seeks redemption with U.S. dealers, consumers

VW, aiming to recover from emissions violations, is betting that a jumbo-sized crossover will persuade more U.S. consumers to give it another chance -- now that the seven-seater has a name they can

Toyota reveals U.S.-spec C-HR compact crossover with gasoline engine, CVT

The U.S. version of Toyota's subcompact crossover C-HR will be equipped with one gasoline engine and a continuously variable transmission for now.

VW packs e-Golf with bigger battery, more range for 2017

VW's 2017 e-Golf receives a new 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, compared to 24 kWh in the outgoing model. The bigger battery boosts driving range to up to 124 miles on a charge, compared

Subaru goes big with 7-seat crossover concept

Subaru is trying again in the seven-seat crossover segment by developing a larger, roomier and more rugged-looking vehicle aimed primarily at the U.S. The Viziv concept previews Subaru's as-yet-

Jeep plans off-road Trailhawk variant of retooled Compass

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass, due in U.S. dealerships next year, will offer a new off-road ready trim level but largely keep its styling cues cribbed from the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jaguar rebuilds a 1957 legend - the XKSS supercar

Jaguar's new supercar has been 60 years in the making. Don't expect paddle shifters, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows. As well as a vintage look, the XKSS has vintage features to boot.

'Forbidden fruit' Audi A5, S5 Sportback coming to U.S.

After months of hints, Audi finally confirmed the A5 and S5 Sportback for the U.S. market, revealing it here at an event on the eve of the L.A. auto show.

Alfa's first crossover takes aim at Germany's best

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and a key to Fiat Chrysler's hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German

Audi sees potential for just one diesel model in U.S.

Audi envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its U.S. product mix in the wake of diesel emissions violations that have embroiled its parent company Volkswagen AG, Audi's U.S. head says.

Mazda plans diesel CX-5, EV, plug-in hybrid under fuel-efficiency push

After three delays that have spanned four years, Mazda plans to bring diesel vehicles to the U.S. beginning in 2017 with the second-generation CX-5 crossover. Mazda also plans an electric vehicle in

For Subaru, when and where to add capacity as U.S. sales streak rolls on

If you are Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent of Subaru, one of the hottest brands in the U.S., when do you take the next step, capacity-wise, and start gnawing away at the big numbers of the volume

Acura reboots the dashboard for a connected, digital world

First Acura did away with its awkward beak grille. Now Honda's premium brand is looking inward for its next transformation.

Mazda's 2017 CX-5 builds on new design language for crossovers

As consumer interest in crossovers continues to strengthen, Mazda unveiled a new compact CX-5 on Tuesday night, a key cog in the automaker's lineup. The 2017 CX-5, which Mazda dubbed a fully

Nissan takes Nismo mainstream

Nissan will market a Nismo performance package on its high-volume compact Sentra sedan starting next year, the first mainstream U.S. outing for the performance label.

Honda Civic powers up with Si package

The march of the Civics continued Tuesday with Honda revealing a prototype of its latest variant headed to production, the enthusiast-minded Civic Si, on the eve of the L.A. auto show. The concept is

Genesis packs extra power in G80 3.3T Sport

Genesis is giving its midsize luxury sport sedan a kick of extra power with the debut of the 365-hp G80 3.3T Sport. The new variant will slot between the base V-6 sedan and the top-end V-8 G80.

Mercedes pickup won't be coming to U.S. -- for now, Exler says

Mercedes-Benz won't bring its new pickup to the U.S. market in 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said. But Exler didn't rule out becoming a pickup seller down the road.

Chevy forges off-road cred with Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet hopes to take advantage of surging demand for midsize pickups with an off-road, high-performance version of the Colorado.

Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited edition S-class cabriolet

Mercedes is expanding its Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible. It's the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. The company will produce just 300 of the

L.A.'s star rises again

After several years of C-list debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 iteration is back with a vengeance -- and some relevance. L.A. will offer a variety of crucial model debuts, most of which

Panamera gets more powerful V-6

Redesigned V-6 and long-wheelbase Porsche Panameras will arrive in the U.S. next spring and summer.

Ford polishes EcoSport for U.S.

Ford is retooling one of its best-selling light trucks overseas to overcome a late entry in one of the U.S. auto industry's hottest segments -- subcompact crossovers. The North American version of

Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace crossover

Jaguar is joining the race among luxury brands to market electric vehicles with the I-Pace crossover concept. The production version of the EV will be shown in late 2017 and go on sale in the U.S. in

EcoSport subcompact crossover coming to U.S.

The EcoSport subcompact crossover Ford will unveil this week gives the brand a contender in one of the industry's fastest growing segments.

VW aims to pump up core Passat model with GT concept

VW plans a sporty Passat midsize concept at the L.A. auto show this week to burnish the company's beefed-up focus on the U.S. market. VW says the Passat GT concept has more than 20 design changes

Handicapping the latest field for North America's best car, truck and utility vehicle

The finalists for North America car, truck and utility vehicle of the year will be announced at the L.A. auto show next week.

Mazda's new CX-5 crossover continues premium push

Mazda will use the upcoming Los Angeles auto show in November to debut an all-new 2017 model of its popular CX-5 crossover, an update that is expected to continue the brand's recent push towards more

Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European sales

Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed on the matter said.

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman becomes biggest in brand history

While the next-gen 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman may have “Mini” on the hood, it’s actually the biggest vehicle in the brand’s history. Mini increased the 2017 model’s

Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants

Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.

Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video

In a video posted on FCA's YouTube channel, which has since been taken down, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being assembled. The all-

Porsche to skip 2017 Detroit auto show

Porsche will skip the Detroit auto show next year as part of plans to focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sports cars, Los Angeles.

Rebranded L.A auto show stresses mobility over metal

A rebranded Los Angeles Auto Show will look beyond the traditional sheet-metal introductions by automakers and incorporate disparate elements of the mobility movement, including car designers, tech