Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda's 2017 CX-5 builds on new design language for crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

As consumer interest in crossovers continues to strengthen, Mazda unveiled a new compact CX-5 on Tuesday night, a key cog in the automaker's lineup. The 2017 CX-5, which Mazda dubbed a fully redesigned model, features more aggressive styling and a sportier profile.... Read More »

'Forbidden fruit' Audi A5, S5 Sportback coming to U.S.

6:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

After months of hints, Audi finally confirmed the A5 and S5 Sportback for the U.S. market, revealing it here at an event on the eve of the L.A. auto show.... Read More »

Nissan takes Nismo mainstream

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Nissan will market a Nismo performance package on its high-volume compact Sentra sedan starting next year, the first mainstream U.S. outing for the performance label.... Read More »

Mercedes pickup won't be coming to U.S. -- for now, Exler says

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz won't bring its new pickup to the U.S. market in 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said. But Exler didn't rule out becoming a pickup seller down the road.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited edition S-class cabriolet

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes is expanding its Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible. It's the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. The company will produce just 300 of the vehicles worldwide and will distribute just 75 of them in the U.S.... Read More »

Chevy forges off-road cred with Colorado ZR2

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Chevrolet hopes to take advantage of surging demand for midsize pickups with an off-road, high-performance version of the Colorado.... Read More »

Genesis packs extra power in G80 3.3T Sport

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Genesis is giving its midsize luxury sport sedan a kick of extra power with the debut of the 365-hp G80 3.3T Sport.... Read More »

Honda Civic powers up with Si package

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

The march of the Civics continued Tuesday with Honda revealing a prototype of its latest variant headed to production, the enthusiast-minded Civic Si, on the eve of the L.A. auto show. The concept is a coupe, though the production Si will be available as a coupe or a sedan when it goes on sale in the first half of next year.... Read More »

Ford polishes EcoSport for U.S.

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ford is retooling one of its best-selling light trucks overseas to overcome a late entry in one of the U.S. auto industry's hottest segments -- subcompact crossovers. The North American version of the EcoSport that Ford introduced Monday, decked out with unique exterior trim, connectivity and a new engine, suspension and interior, aims to cash in on America's appetite for smaller crossovers.... Read More »

Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace crossover

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Jaguar is joining the race among luxury brands to market electric vehicles with the I-Pace crossover concept. The production version of the EV will be shown in late 2017 and go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of 2018. Jaguar's crossover is expected to beat several German competitors to market as Tesla steadily upends the luxury EV market with the Model X and automakers face regulatory pressure to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.... Read More »

Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace SUV

Nov. 15, 2016 05:30 CET

Jaguar's first full-electric car will closely resemble the I-Pace SUV concept unveiled in Los Angeles. The production I-Pace will arrive in dealerships in 2018 priced between 10 percent and 15 percent more than a comparably equipped F-Pace.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

L.A.'s star rises again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

After several years of C-list debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 iteration is back with a vengeance -- and some relevance. L.A. will offer a variety of crucial model debuts, most of which will tap into buyers' unending appetite for crossovers.... Read More »

Panamera gets more powerful V-6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Redesigned V-6 and long-wheelbase Porsche Panameras will arrive in the U.S. next spring and summer.... Read More »

VW aims to pump up core Passat model with GT concept

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

VW plans a sporty Passat midsize concept at the L.A. auto show this week to burnish the company's beefed-up focus on the U.S. market. VW says the Passat GT concept has more than 20 design changes from the standard Passat midsize sedan, including a suspension that's been lowered by 0.6 inches and unique grille, fascia and other accents.... Read More »

EcoSport subcompact crossover coming to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The EcoSport subcompact crossover Ford will unveil this week gives the brand a contender in one of the industry's fastest growing segments.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Handicapping the latest field for North America's best car, truck and utility vehicle

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

The finalists for North America car, truck and utility vehicle of the year will be announced at the L.A. auto show next week.... Read More »

Mazda's new CX-5 crossover continues premium push

10:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Mazda will use the upcoming Los Angeles auto show in November to debut an all-new 2017 model of its popular CX-5 crossover, an update that is expected to continue the brand's recent push towards more premium products.... Read More »

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman becomes biggest in brand history

11:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

While the next-gen 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman may have “Mini” on the hood, it’s actually the biggest vehicle in the brand’s history. Mini increased the 2017 model’s length by 7.8 inches overall and increased the wheelbase by 2.9 inches.... Read More »

Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European sales

Oct. 26, 2016 14:06 CET

Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed on the matter said.... Read More »

2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of all time.... Read More »

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

In a video posted on FCA's YouTube channel, which has since been taken down, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being assembled. The all-new crossover is expected to be officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and go on sale in early 2017.... Read More »

Porsche to skip 2017 Detroit auto show

12:41 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Porsche will skip the Detroit auto show next year as part of plans to focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sports cars, Los Angeles.... Read More »

Rebranded L.A auto show stresses mobility over metal

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

A rebranded Los Angeles Auto Show will look beyond the traditional sheet-metal introductions by automakers and incorporate disparate elements of the mobility movement, including car designers, tech startups, government officials, dealers and venture-capital investors.... Read More »

A serious shift upscale: What people think of Buick's redesigned LaCrosse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2015

Buick's flagship sedan, the LaCrosse, has been retooled for 2017 with styling cues borrowed from the Avenir sedan concept introduced in January at the 2015 Detroit auto show. Here's what some critics and others are saying about it.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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