Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace to be built by Magna Steyr

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jaguar, a British brand owned by an Indian company, will use a Canadian-owned contract manufacturer to build full-electric crossovers in Austria.... Read More »

Lusty and thrilling: What people are saying about Alfa Romeo's Stelvio

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally unveiled the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, and the crossover quickly became a hot topic. Here’s what people are saying about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.... Read More »

Tron-ified and snakes: Jaguar's I-Pace and what people think

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Jaguar took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the I-Pace Concept, the first vehicle on its new electric platform. A production version of the I-Pace will be shown in late 2017 and is set to go on sale in the U.S. in 2018. Here's what people are saying about the concept.... Read More »

Los Angeles Auto Show trend spotting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Global auto trends converged during last week's Los Angeles Auto Show press days — with an elegant luxury convertible, an India-built small crossover, a brawny off-roading pickup and much more.... Read More »

Chevrolet seeks bigger payoff from pickup bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Chevy is taking on its pickup rivals more directly with the ZR2, a high-performance, off-road version of the Colorado.... Read More »

Nissan Sentra takes Nismo into mainstream market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Nissan has offered Nismo performance trim packages on sports models in the past, including the 370Z. For 2017, Nismo comes to the compact Sentra sedan.... Read More »

Porsche: We won't go below Macan, Boxster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Porsche won't introduce any vehicles smaller than the Macan crossover and Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.... Read More »

Subaru thinks big on 7-seater

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Subaru has been slow to return to the fullsize crossover market, but its U.S. chief is confident its roomier entry in the segment will sell to millennials and conquest buyers.... Read More »

Variety adds spice to crossover market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Consumers swapping out their sedans, wagons and coupes are demanding equal diversity from their crossovers and SUVs, fueling an influx of new and redesigned models that continue to expand the definition of the modern utility vehicle.... Read More »

FCA counts on Stelvio to boost Alfa sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and key to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.... Read More »

Hyundai to shuffle crossover portfolio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

Hyundai plans to restructure its crossover lineup in the coming years with the addition of two small models at the bottom of its range and a repositioning of the current trio of crossovers to more closely match the rest of the industry.... Read More »

Cars. Congestion. Must be our L.A. picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show offered good news for off-roaders, speed lovers and owners of the Fiat 500L. Our David Undercoffler explains.... Read More »

Mini pilot lets owners rent out their cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2016

Mini is launching a pilot program in Seattle that would allow owners to rent out their cars from 2016 and later model years via a company-provided app.... Read More »

With Atlas, VW seeks redemption with U.S. dealers, consumers

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

VW, aiming to recover from emissions violations, is betting that a jumbo-sized crossover will persuade more U.S. consumers to give it another chance -- now that the seven-seater has a name they can pronounce: Atlas. The name initially proposed by company bosses in Germany -- the Teramont -- landed with a thud when it was run by U.S. dealers months ago.... Read More »

Jeep plans off-road Trailhawk variant of retooled Compass

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass, due in U.S. dealerships next year, will offer a new off-road ready trim level but largely keep its styling cues cribbed from the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee.... Read More »

Subaru goes big with 7-seat crossover concept

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Subaru is trying again in the seven-seat crossover segment by developing a larger, roomier and more rugged-looking vehicle aimed primarily at the U.S. The Viziv concept previews Subaru's as-yet-unnamed full-size crossover that will be built at an Indiana factory and go on sale in early 2018.... Read More »

Toyota reveals U.S.-spec C-HR compact crossover with gasoline engine, CVT

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

The U.S. version of Toyota's subcompact crossover C-HR will be equipped with one gasoline engine and a continuously variable transmission for now.... Read More »

VW packs e-Golf with bigger battery, more range for 2017

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

VW's 2017 e-Golf receives a new 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, compared to 24 kWh in the outgoing model. The bigger battery boosts driving range to up to 124 miles on a charge, compared to 83 miles on the 2016 model.... Read More »

Jaguar rebuilds a 1957 legend - the XKSS supercar

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Jaguar's new supercar has been 60 years in the making. Don't expect paddle shifters, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows. As well as a vintage look, the XKSS has vintage features to boot.... Read More »

Alfa's first crossover takes aim at Germany's best

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

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and a key to Fiat Chrysler's hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.... Read More »

Mazda plans diesel CX-5, EV, plug-in hybrid under fuel-efficiency push

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

After three delays that have spanned four years, Mazda plans to bring diesel vehicles to the U.S. beginning in 2017 with the second-generation CX-5 crossover. Mazda also plans an electric vehicle in 2019 and a plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2021 or later.... Read More »

2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Alfa says Stelvio's performance will be 'staggering'

Nov. 16, 2016 18:30 CET

Alfa Romeo says the Stelvio, its first SUV, will offer performance and driving dynamics that top rivals such as the Porsche Macan and described the ride and handling of the Quadrifoglio version of the Stelvio as "staggering."... Read More »

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BLOG: For Subaru, when and where to add capacity as U.S. sales streak rolls on

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

If you are Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent of Subaru, one of the hottest brands in the U.S., when do you take the next step, capacity-wise, and start gnawing away at the big numbers of the volume giants?... Read More »

Audi sees potential for just one diesel model in U.S.

9:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

Audi envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its U.S. product mix in the wake of diesel emissions violations that have embroiled its parent company Volkswagen AG, Audi's U.S. head says.... Read More »

Acura reboots the dashboard for a connected, digital world

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

First Acura did away with its awkward beak grille. Now Honda's premium brand is looking inward for its next transformation.... Read More »

 
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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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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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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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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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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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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