Paris Motor Show

Kia's posh Telluride has 'good chance' to move forward, Schreyer says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Peter Schreyer, Kia and Hyundai's chief design officer, is optimistic the Telluride will be approved for production following a positive reception for a concept shown at the Detroit auto show. The production version of the Telluride, the largest SUV or crossover in the Kia lineup since the Borrego was dropped, would maintain the general size and proportions of the concept.... Read More »

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Daimler confirms EQ subbrand for electric cars

Sept. 29, 2016 12:09 CET

Mercedes will launch 10 new electric vehicles by 2025 under a new subbrand called EQ. The automaker aims to become the global leader in EV technology, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

BMW to expand crossover lineup with sporty X2

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

BMW, aiming to capitalize on the hot market for crossovers, is hinting at plans to expand its crossover lineup, once again, with a model based on the X2 concept.... Read More »

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Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new Micra

Sept. 29, 2016 11:01 CET

Nissan said its new Micra will compete against the best subcompacts in the segment because it will offer class-leading technology, more space and low-emissions engines.... Read More »

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Mercedes-AMG will add hybrid 'hypercar'

Sept. 29, 2016 09:09 CET

Mercedes-Benz's AMG unit said it will build a hybrid "hypercar" that uses Formula One technology. Mercedes will join F1 rivals Ferrari and McLaren in using hybrid technology to offer a very high-performance road car.... Read More »

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Ferrari sells out open-top Aperta before public debut

Sept. 29, 2016 10:36 CET

Ferrari sold out an open-top version of the 1 million euro ($1.1 million) LaFerrari supercar before its public debut, underscoring the marque's allure even as the former unit of Fiat Chrysler widens its lineup with more affordable models.... Read More »

Honda, at last, previews Civic Type R bound for U.S.

1:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Years of pining for Honda's Civic Type R in the U.S. are finally coming to an end as the automaker signals what the car will look like.... Read More »

Land Rover replaces LR4 with lighter, roomier Discovery

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Land Rover wants to expand its base of buyers and more aggressively attack the full-size SUV market with the all-new Discovery -- a larger, roomier and more fuel-efficient replacement for the LR4 sold in the U.S. since 2009.... Read More »

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EVs and SUVs set to dominate in Paris

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Automakers will focus on electric cars and the booming market for SUVs/crossovers at the Paris auto show. VW, Mercedes and Opel will be among companies showing battery-powered cars with long driving ranges. Peugeot, Skoda and Land Rover debut SUV and crossover cars.... Read More »

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VW previews long-range electric car

Sept. 28, 2016 19:45 CET

VW has previewed an electric car due in 2020 that it says will have a range of between 400 to 600km (250 to 370 miles). The automaker said the model, called the ID, "starts the countdown to a new era" for the company.... Read More »

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Land Rover makes Discovery more high tech and roomier

Sept. 28, 2016 13:35 CET

Land Rover expects to win more customers for its new Discovery SUV by offering high-tech gadgets, more interior room and a smaller diesel engine for European buyers.... Read More »

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Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneers

Sept. 28, 2016 11:31 CET

Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.... Read More »

VW weighs more models to 'strike back' in U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Volkswagen is mulling new models to bolster its car-heavy U.S. lineup as it charts a U.S. recovery plan, its global brand chief says. VW brand chairman Herbert Diess didn't offer details on the models under study, but hinted strongly that VW is more likely to add more SUVs and crossovers than sedans.... Read More »

Daimler plans hypercar, expanded AMG lineup

6:21 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Daimler is working on a new "hypercar" and also plans to expand its range of upmarket AMG Mercedes-Benz performance cars by at least 10 models. The hypercar, due to be produced in about 2.5 years' time, will feature the powertrain of the current Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car with a modified gearbox and will be made from carbon fiber.... Read More »

VW targets a Beetle for the electric-car era

11:19 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

VW is laying out a bold plan to bring EVs to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges, challenging other carmakers to keep pace a year after an emissions scandal rocked the company. The process will get a boost at the Paris auto show this week when the company unveils a battery-powered hatchback concept car, the I.D.... Read More »

VW sets EV launch for 2020

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Volkswagen will launch a compact electric car in 2020 with a range of up to 370 miles as it seeks to sell 1 million EVs per year by 2025, the automaker said Wednesday. VW revealed a concept car, dubbed the I.D., to hint at the compact EV.... Read More »

Marchionne cancels Paris auto show appearance

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car.... Read More »

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BLOG: Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. Vacuum maker Dyson will be at the event amid reports that the company is developing an electric car.... 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 »

Paris auto show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.... Read More »

Mazda, Bentley, Lambo join list of brands skipping Paris show

Sept. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda, Bentley and Lamborghini have joined Ford, Rolls-Royce and Volvo on the list of automakers that will skip the Paris auto show, which starts next week. The Japanese, British and Italian automakers will instead focus on smaller events that are less costly.... Read More »

Porsche's Tesla fighter: Panamera plug-in hybrid

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

Porsche will unveil a Panamera plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

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VW teases EV concept that it says heralds 'new era' for brand

Sept. 16, 2016 12:50 CET

Volkswagen today released teaser pictures of an electric car that it hopes will lead the automaker out of its diesel scandal and into an electrified future.... Read More »

 
German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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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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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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