Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan spruces up compact Sentra as competition grows

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Nissan is giving the 2016 Sentra a major midcycle update to fan the compact sedan's sales growth. The changes come as the segment fills with more stylish cars from competitors and include a restyling to give the Sentra the same family looks as Nissan's Maxima large sedan and Murano midsize crossover.... Read More »

Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and styling to make it look like a proper descendent of the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124.... Read More »

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille.... Read More »

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mazda's second-generation three-row family crossover is shifting into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior that includes panels of rosewood supplied by Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen.... Read More »

Subaru previews Impreza sedan with L.A. concept

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Impreza Sedan Concept illustrates Subaru's new design language with crisper lines and sportier styling.... Read More »

Scion jumps into hot subcompact crossover fray with C-HR

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The sleek C-HR concept crossover Toyota has shown at global auto shows will come to the U.S. market as a Scion. When the C-HR goes on sale in 2017, the subcompact crossover will be the third all-new model Scion has promised dealers, following the iA and iM that went on sale in September.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mitsubishi's updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car will sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created for Mitsubishi by veteran Nissan designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto.... Read More »

BMW confident X1, 7 series will drive N.A. sales growth in 2016

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

BMW is confident its U.S. sales will continue expanding in 2016 even as the overall market reaches a phase of little or no growth, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell for more than $100,000 and hold strong appeal to upscale customers on the west coast.... Read More »

Infiniti goes global with QX30 debuts in L.A., China

7:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Infiniti is demonstrating its emerging global market outlook this week by publicly revealing its new QX30 compact crossover at the Los Angeles auto show, and then, 48 hours later, also at the auto show in Guangzhou, China.... Read More »

Buick's 3rd-gen LaCrosse adds sophistication, technology

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Buick is counting on a svelte redesigned LaCrosse to carry on as the brand's flagship and draw more buyers to a declining big-sedan market. The 2017 LaCrosse borrows from the sleek Avenir sedan concept that Buick showed in January -- its front end, including the wing-shaped element in the grille, bears a strong resemblance.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Bentley adds extra polish with Bentayga First Edition

10:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Bentley, polishing its foray into a new segment, plans a special First Edition trim of the upcoming Bentayga crossover.... Read More »

Lincoln MKZ adopts rectangular face, new V-6 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Lincoln MKZ will be the first car to drop the brand's split-wing grille in favor of the face introduced on the Continental concept. The 2017 MKZ, scheduled to go on sale next summer, also features a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that’s exclusive to Lincoln and rated at 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive.... Read More »

Infiniti foresees Europe, China sales boost from QX30 crossover

Nov. 18, 2015 09:33 CET

Infiniti today unveiled the QX30, a crossover variant from its new range of Mercedes-based compact cars. Nissan's premium brand hopes the QX30 will attract more younger buyers, especially in Europe and China where compact crossovers are popular.... Read More »

Honda aims to 'surprise' with '16 Civic coupe

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

The 2016 Honda Civic coupe is a near clone of the concept Honda showed at the New York Auto Show last spring and heads to dealerships in March. Like the re-engineered Civic sedan, the coupe is an effort by Honda to double down on one of its most popular models after the previous generation was criticized for being too frugal.... Read More »

GMC boosts Denali subbrand with Canyon, Sierra

10:05 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

GMC is extending its pricey Denali subbrand to its newest nameplate, the Canyon midsize pickup, and will introduce an even higher-end version of its Sierra Denali full-size pickup.... Read More »

Jaguar XE base price will be $35,895

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Jaguar will offer its all-new 2017 XE with one diesel and two gasoline engines and standard rear-wheel drive when the compact sedan goes on sale late this spring.... Read More »

Lamborghini goes back to rear-wheel-drive with Huracan LP 580-2

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

What's old is new again at Lamborghini. After years of building supercars that were almost exclusively all-wheel drive, the Italian brand is going back to rear-wheel-drive basics with the debut of the Huracan LP 580-2.... Read More »

VW readies Beetle Dune, Denim for U.S. showrooms

4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

VW has dangled Beetle Dune concepts before but promises the latest version will be built starting next year in coupe and convertible models.... Read More »

Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look, and adding safety technology from more expensive vehicles. The 2017 Escape gets a redesigned interior and two new four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, both of which come packaged with stop-start to improve fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Buick eagerly awaits fresh product

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Buick is finally about to get some fresh sheet metal to go along with that catchy advertising jingle.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Spotlight will shine mostly on practical cars and crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Automakers are leaving the drama to Hollywood. Instead of image-driven luxury models or topless boulevard cruisers, the big news at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show will be more mundane: Think Buick's LaCrosse or Hyundai's Elantra.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep preps special Wrangler, Grand Cherokee editions for L.A. auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

There's no bad time or place to introduce a special-edition Jeep and FCA has two of them coming to the L.A. Auto Show.... Read More »

L.A. show to get global debuts from Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

The rebuilding of the Civic lineup continues in Los Angeles next week as Honda debuts the second of five new Civics. The Civic coupe will get its world debut at the L.A. show.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz teases 'diamond' grille on freshened SL

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's freshened SL features a retouched fascia and a new “diamond” radiator grille, a teaser photo released Tuesday by the automaker shows.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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