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PARIS AUTO SHOW

Crosslane to join Audi's crossover lineup?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Audi's Crosslane concept, shown at the Paris auto show last week, may become the junior member of its crossover lineup -- perhaps the Q2.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Audi: RS 5 convertible, more diesels on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Audi's decision to bring the RS 5 convertible to the United States in the first quarter of 2013 shows the increasing confidence of the brand's German executives in this market, says Scott Keogh, U.S. brand chief.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti boss wants to fill gaps in U.S. and European lineups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Johan de Nysschen, who became head of Infiniti on July 1, says the brand needs substantial additions to its product lineup to become a credible global luxury player.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
BMW will develop 10 to 12 compact models based on its new front-wheel-drive platform, said Ian Robertson, board member for sales and marketing. The platform, known as UKL, debuted on the Concept Active Tourer at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Volvo counts on sedan updates to boost sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Volvo's sedans will get a major refresh next year that should boost sales, says Doug Speck, global head of marketing and sales for Volvo Car Corp.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

China-Japan tension hurts sales, says Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Europe isn't the only troubled market worrying Nissan. Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Co.'s executive vice president, said the company is uncertain of the long-term impact of recent tension between Japan and China over a small group of disputed islands that has forced Nissan and other Japanese automakers to halt Chinese production.... Read More »

 

PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW's e-Golf set to arrive in U.S. in 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2012
Volkswagen will launch an electric version of its newly redesigned Golf in 2014, said product development chief Ulrich Hackenberg. The car, called the e-Golf, also will debut in the United States in 2014.... Read More »

 

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan to develop engine, transmission technology

9:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2012
Daimler and Renault-Nissan will jointly develop a turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine and will share transmission technology as the two companies expand their collaboration.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Jaguar prices F-Type between Porsche Boxster and 911

Sept. 28, 2012 12:24 CET
Jaguar is pricing its new F-Type two-seat convertible between the Boxster and 911 sports cars from rival Porsche. The F-Type will start at 73,400 euros ($94,930) in Germany, which is more than the Porsche Boxster S two-seat convertible at 59,120 euros and the cheapest Porsche 911, which costs 88,037 euros.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Suzuki is open to a parent for its Nissan Qashqai rival

Sept. 28, 2012 14:06 CET
Suzuki will consider a partner for its new European compact crossover, a company executive said. The Japanese automaker previewed the model with the S-Cross concept unveiled.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

VW Golf debut may not be a big deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
The debut of its latest generation Volkswagen Golf at the Paris auto show today may be the last time there is such a big hype about Europe's best-selling car.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Lexus may be profitable in Europe in two years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Toyota expects its Lexus brand to make money soon in Europe despite a very tough competitive environment and an unfavorable yen/euro exchange rate.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

Sept. 27, 2012 17:38 CET
Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled at the Paris auto show. Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the new vehicle uses the Volkswagen Group's new MQB modular platform. The Q2 would compete against vehicles such as the Mini Countryman.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Audi SUV concept would be smaller than Q3, compete with Mini Countryman

11:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Audi previewed plans for a future crossover smaller than the Q3 with the Crosslane coupe concept unveiled today at the Paris motor show. Likely coming to market in 2015 with the Q2 nameplate, the new vehicle uses the Volkswagen Group’s new MQB modular platform. The Q2 would compete against vehicles such as the Mini Countryman.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Missing Stefan Jacoby

3:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
The news that Stefan Jacoby suffered a mild stroke last week provided a somber reminder that life doesn't always respect our plans. I will miss speaking with the Volvo CEO at the Paris show today.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel prices Adam below Fiat 500, Mini

Sept. 27, 2012 09:40 CET
Opel/Vauxhall has priced its new Adam minicar just under its main rival, the Fiat 500. Opel/Vauxhall says the entry-level Adam will cost 11,500 euros ($14,870) in Germany when it goes on sale in January. The cheapest Fiat 500 starts at 11,600 euros.... Read More »

 

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Maserati's U.S.-built SUV to be named Levante

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Maserati's first SUV will be called the Levante and its planned mid-sized sedan will be named the Ghibli. The Fiat subsidiary, which announced the names today, is counting on the two new models to help boost the company's global sales to 50,000 units by 2015 from 6,150 last year.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Maserati's new sedan named after a desert wind

Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 CET
Maserati has named its new sedan the Ghibli after a wind that blows from the Sahara Desert. The brand's first SUV will be called the Levante after the street where the company was once based.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Daimler hunts lead in luxury sales with shooting brake heritage

Sept. 27, 2012 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz has dug deep into automotive history for inspiration as it seeks to recapture the lead in luxury car sales. The result: The CLS Shooting Brake, a stretched, wagon-like version of its CLS sedan that's intended to evoke vehicles favored by Britain's gentleman hunters in the 1930s.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Missing Stefan Jacoby

3:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
The news that Stefan Jacoby suffered a mild stroke last week provided a somber reminder that life doesn't always respect our plans. I will miss speaking with the Volvo CEO at the Paris show today.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Benz electrifies SLS AMG

3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2012
Mercedes-Benz has kicked off a high-stakes bid for electric performance car supremacy with the unveiling of the production version of the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Porsche previews new Panamera wagon

Sept. 26, 2012 19:26 CET
Porsche has provided the clearest hint yet that its long-held plans of expanding the Panamera lineup to include a sporting wagon are real with the unveiling of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

2014 Jaguar F-Type avoids retro design temptation

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2012
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type sports car has finally been officially unveiled to the public. Jaguar designer Ian Callum, charged with creating a successor to the hallowed E-type, has penned an unmistakably British roadster that channels elements of the E without succumbing to the temptation to create an actual retro design. Jaguar executives remain mum on pricing for the moment, but it's clear they're determined to offer potential Porsche Boxster buyers a compelling alternative.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Ah, the good old days in France

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2012
As the Paris auto show takes off this week, one thing that probably won't get talked about much in English is the recent news that the French government has informed top executives at Renault (and that would be “the Renault-Nissan Alliance” for those of us outside of la belle France) to become -- ahem -- “more French.”... Read More »

 

2012 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Porsche hints at new Panamera wagon

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2012
Porsche has provided the clearest hint yet that its long-held plans of expanding the Panamera lineup to include a sporting wagon are real with the unveiling of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

 

 
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