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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the previous powertrain.
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PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio & Coupe electric drive

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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Jan. 10, 2017 11:41 CET

Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ride as comfortable as the Mercedes GLC. The SUV joins the two rivals ...

 

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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
Dec. 19, 2016 06:01 CET

The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and perceived quality to make it more ...

 




 
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the previous powertrain.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan

Jan. 10, 2017 11:41 CET
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ride as comfortable as the Mercedes GLC. The SUV joins the two rivals in offering air suspension as an option, one of four different chassis setups that Audi has given the premium model.

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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV

Dec. 19, 2016 06:01 CET
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgrades to its technology, equipment and perceived quality to make it more upscale than the model it replaces.

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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation

Dec. 13, 2016 11:20 CET
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such as a camera that takes pictures for sharing on social media.

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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks

Dec. 6, 2016 06:01 CET
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's sportier appearance, which gives the car a silhouette more typical of the brand's iconic 911 coupe.

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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly

Nov. 7, 2016 14:34 CET
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of giving SUV styling to people movers. With the fourth-generation Scenic, Renault stays focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the vehicle’s roominess, comfort and practicality.

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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots

Oct. 6, 2016 06:01 CET
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models and consumers' growing interest in fuel-efficient cars that are not diesels.

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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. "It's a very positive problem," a senior executive said.

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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers

Sept. 8, 2016 06:01 CET
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. Audi hopes the model will appeal to buyers of larger cars from Mercedes and BMW who are looking to downsize.

 
VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

Yang Jian
4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2017

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Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Gr ...
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VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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