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Kia bets on diesel demand for Sorento

May 11, 2015 12:03 CET

Kia is selling its new Sorento in Europe with a diesel engine only due to low demand in the region for gasoline-powered SUVs, which account for less than 5 percent of midsize SUV sales in Western Europe.
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Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival
May 8, 2015 06:15 CET

The new Renault Espace starts the renewal of the automaker's upper range where the brand trails rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford and Opel. ...
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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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Kia bets on diesel demand for Sorento

May 11, 2015 12:03 CET
Kia is selling its new Sorento in Europe with a diesel engine only due to low demand in the region for gasoline-powered SUVs, which account for less than 5 percent of midsize SUV sales in Western Europe.

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Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival

May 8, 2015 06:15 CET
The new Renault Espace starts the renewal of the automaker's upper range where the brand trails rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford and Opel.

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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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