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Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy.
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BMW targets U.S. market with 2-series softtop
April 23, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW has increased the size of the 2-series convertible compared with its predecessor model, the 1-series convertible, largely to boost the car's appeal among U.S. buyers. ...
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Volvo's future rides on revived XC90
April 21, 2015 06:15 CET

Volvo says its all-new XC90 flagship represents the future of the automaker, which aims to nearly double global sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020. ...
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Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy.

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BMW targets U.S. market with 2-series softtop

April 23, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW has increased the size of the 2-series convertible compared with its predecessor model, the 1-series convertible, largely to boost the car's appeal among U.S. buyers.

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Volvo's future rides on revived XC90

April 21, 2015 06:15 CET
Volvo says its all-new XC90 flagship represents the future of the automaker, which aims to nearly double global sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2020.

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Mercedes-Maybach offers quiet luxury

April 17, 2015 06:15 CET
Mercedes has upgraded its flagship sedan by giving it a more spacious rear cabin and features such as voice amplification, extra lining to reduce wind noise and reclining rear seats to create the Mercedes-Maybach S class.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport on conquest path

March 19, 2015 06:01 CET
Land Rover expects the Discovery Sport to join the Range Rover Evoque coupe-styled compact SUV in attracting new customers to the brand. It will also become one of the company's top-selling models, executives predict.

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Ford expects big boost from high-tech Mondeo

March 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford expects a significant sales boost in the tough midsize segment from its latest-generation Mondeo because of the car's advanced technology, new upscale trim line and the addition of a hybrid variant.

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Sportier Skoda Fabia keeps its functionality

Feb. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
The new Skoda Fabia highlights how the fast-growing Czech value brand is adding a touch of style to its cars. With its sharp edges and clear lines, the third-generation Fabia looks more dynamic and sportier than its predecessor while the car’s practical features have been enhanced.

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Mazda2 gets bigger, lighter and bolder

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Mazda expects its latest Mazda2 hatchback to make a bigger impact in Europe's highly competitive subcompact segment than the current model because of its more aggressive design, improved interior and a wide range of safety equipment.

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Fiat goes global with 500X

Feb. 13, 2015 09:42 CET
Fiat's 500X has the widest engine and transmission range in the automaker's lineup as the company prepares to offer the crossover in 100 global markets by year-end, including the U.S. where Fiat expects it to outsell the retro-styled 500 three-door hatchback.

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BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivals

Feb. 11, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition from rivals such as the Mercedes GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 and a Cayenne-based variant that Porsche is said to be considering.

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Daimler seeks profitability at Smart with 2 minicar sizes

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
Daimler hopes to make its Smart small-car unit sustainably profitable by offering the same car in two sizes: the two-seat ForTwo and the four-seat ForFour.

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VW Passat tackles trailer troubles

Jan. 15, 2015 06:01 CET
Volkswagen has made a big effort to ensure its latest Passat remains Europe’s best-selling midsize car, including adding a feature that can back the car and a trailer autonomously into a parking space.

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Audi boss calls A3 e-tron the 'perfect' EV

Dec. 18, 2014 17:03 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler calls the A3 Sportback e-tron the “perfect electric vehicle for every day driving.” He says that because 80 percent of daily roundtrip commutes in Europe are less than 50km, which is the A3 e-tron's electric-only range.

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Mercedes pushes S-class plug-in's zip

Dec. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz's marketing plan for the new S-class plug-in hybrid aims to show prospective buyers that going green doesn't mean slowing down or paying more.

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Lexus readies hybrid-only BMW X5, Mercedes M class rival

Dec. 16, 2014 06:15 CET
Lexus is counting on the NX hybrid to help it stand out against Europe's top-selling premium large crossovers. But unlike rivals such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes M class, there will be no diesel- or gasoline-powered versions of the NX.

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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET
Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km using electric power or up to 940km with additional power from its gasoline engine.

 
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