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Renault says Talisman sedan has 'racy' design, innovative technologies

Renault says its new Talisman midsize car has robust and racy lines and delivers "intense driving enjoyment." The Talisman, which replaces the Laguna and Latitude cars, will have a key role in taking the brand upmarket by offering near-premium features.  » READ

New Honda CEO Hachigo wants exciting cars, maximum capacity use

Honda's new CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, aims to reboot the automaker by developing more exciting cars, steering clear of numerical targets and maximizing use of the company's overseas production to soak up global overcapacity.  » READ

Why Skoda's fast rise helps and hurts parent VW Group


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Jaguar Land Rover in talks on plant in Poland or Slovakia


Ferrari's value to exceed $11 billion in IPO, Marchionne says


VW, Renault maintain engine plant lead in Europe


Honda to make English official language by 2020


Saab owner to build EV plant in China


Nissan Leaf to get a big boost in driving range


CLEPA names Brembo exec as next president


Skoda may outsource non-core services


Citroen will drop hydropneumatic suspension


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Jaguar Land Rover signs deal with Magna Steyr to build cars in Austria



German carmakers are right: Grexit can save Europe

German automakers are right to believe that Greece's exit from the Europe could save Europe.  » READ

Why Ford stumbled with the EcoSport

Ford stumbled with the EcoSport and was forced to make a quick redesign to address poor sales. So what went wrong?  » READ

Swedish royalty and the XC90


Citroen CEO sees positive changes for women in auto industry


Renault Espace's Tesla-like touchscreen could be a winner


Inside the Numbers

European car sales recovery slows in May

The recovery in European car sales slowed down in May as buyers' concerns about unemployment and the Greek sovereign debt crisis held back demand. Sales were also hit by fewer business days.  » READ

Western European sales rebound slowed in May

Western European car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May as the region's stop-go recovery faltered in some markets and sales were hit by fewer working days.  » READ

Europe's automakers boosted shareholder value 41% in first quarter


On the Move

CLEPA names Brembo exec as next president

European suppliers association CLEPA named Brembo executive Roberto Vavassori as its next president. Vavassori will help to carry forward CLEPA's priorities that include CO2 emissions, vehicle safety, connectivity, automated driving and a successful conclusion of an EU-U.S. trade pact.  » READ

Jaguar Land Rover will make China chief its Europe boss, source says

Jaguar Land Rover will move Bob Grace, its China chief, to lead its European unit, a source said. The company's new China chief will have to deal with slowing industrywide demand amid a prolonged government crackdown on graft and conspicuous consumption, which has hit luxury car sales.  » READ

Toyota Europe's new sales boss must hold off surging Nissan


Hyundai to hire Donckerwolke to succeed Schreyer, report says


Bentley's new design chief is ex-Audi styling boss Sielaff


Latest Launches

Ford's sleek new S-Max gets tech boost

Ford has given its new S-Max a wide array of advanced technologies and a sleeker design. The S-Max is the first Ford worldwide to offer a speed limiting system that scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within legal speed limits.  » READ

Jaguar says XE has BMW-beating dynamics

Jaguar engineers have focused on the ride and handling of the new XE sedan in a bid to outclass rivals such as the BMW 3 series. Jaguar claims the XE is the “best driver's car” in its class.  » READ

Kia bets on diesel demand for Sorento


Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival