Paris Motor Show

Hybrid Chrysler minivan will hit market in '15, a year early

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Chrysler Group will launch a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan late next year.... Read More »

Infiniti plans family of smaller, more powerful engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

PARIS — Infiniti is developing a family of aluminum engines that will begin hitting the market within two years, promising more horsepower for its higher end cars.... Read More »

Porsche rejects entry-level roadster -- again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

After thinking about it long and hard, Porsche has abandoned the idea of building an entry-level roadster.... Read More »

Paris show hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

There were more hits than misses at the Paris auto show, a sign that even with a sluggish European market, automakers are willing to take chances with new designs.... Read More »

Horbury crafts Geely design team, language

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Peter Horbury has faced three mind-bending design challenges in his career: Injecting style into Volvo starting in the early '90s, rejuvenating Ford's moribund North American styling in the mid-2000s, and his current assignment — creating a design team and a design language for China's Geely.... Read More »

Crossover appeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

For the Toyota C-HR compact crossover concept, “we wanted a very strong lower mass to give a crossover feeling, but also wanted it to have agility and a dynamic aspect,” said Lance Scott, head of the Toyota studio in Nice, France, that created the concept.... Read More »

Betting on Russia, despite turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

It sounds risky, but many auto executives say that the best response to Western sanctions against Russia is to continue investing there.... Read More »

Bugatti is shielded from VW cost reductions as it works on Veyron successor

Oct. 5, 2014 10:31 CET

Volkswagen keeps lavishing money on supercar maker Bugatti even as the company plans painful cuts in its core auto business. Bugatti is working on a successor to the Veyron that may deliver even more power than the current model.... Read More »

Luxury makers move into new hot spots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2014

Luxury-segment executives at last week's Paris auto show made it clear that they intend to attack new corners of the business as high-end customers emerge with nontraditional expectations.... Read More »

Monza to set tone for next Buick Regal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014

The next-generation Opel Insignia -- which will be rebadged as the next Buick Regal sedan for the U.S. -- will be more premium and take styling cues from the lithe Monza concept car that Opel revealed in 2013.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Why U.S.-European auto harmony is still just a dream

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Wolfgang Schneider remembers when French cars had yellow-tinted headlights and German cars had white lights.... Read More »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Toyota hoping for Prius-like success with European launch of fuel cell car

Oct. 3, 2014 15:11 CET

Toyota plans a controlled rollout of its fuel cell car in Europe next summer as the automaker aims to replicate the first-mover success of its Prius hybrid and stir interest in the new technology.... Read More »

Fiat retools Jeep as 500X SUV to show Chrysler merger is street ready

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, CEO Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street. The latest member of the 500 family, which follows the 500L wagon, is especially important to halt losses and sliding market share at Fiat's operations in Europe.... Read More »

Bentley joins ultra-luxury fast lane with Mulsanne Speed

10:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Bentley is moving into the fast lane of ultra-luxury cars with a new version of its flagship saloon, aiming to grab a bigger slice of a market expected to double in size by 2018. The 95-year-old brand is launching the Mulsanne Speed under the strapline "the world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience."... Read More »

Jeep ponders switch to aluminum for next Wrangler body, Marchionne says

11:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler may be built off a unibody platform, feature smaller and turbocharged engines, and switch to an aluminum body, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said today. Such significant changes to the hot-selling SUV would likely mean leaving its longtime, historic production site in Toledo, Ohio, Marchionne added.... Read More »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Lamborghini unveils 910-hp plug-in hybrid Asterion

Oct. 2, 2014 09:45 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the 910-hp Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid supercar concept unveiled at the Paris auto show is a "ground-breaking, crucial step" for the VW-owned company.... Read More »

Luxury brands standardize models to aid buyers, boost margins

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are aiming to sell more standardized cars and services to boost profit margins and simplify the complex list of options for buyers -- while also giving them the choice of a bespoke car if they want.... Read More »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Fiat expects 500X's Italian styling to win sales in booming segment

Oct. 2, 2014 12:37 CET

Fiat is touting the 500X's Italian styling as a standout feature that will help the car win sales in the booming but hotly contested subcompact crossover segment.... Read More »

BMW to boost i3, i8 availability in U.S.

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

BMW plans to allocate a higher share of i electric and plug-in hybrid output for the U.S. in the coming months. The company has sold 10,000 i3 compact electric vehicles and 280 i8 plug-in hybrid supercars worldwide to date, BMW's top sales executive said today.... Read More »

Opel chief Neumann vows to make good on Barra's profit promise

11:23 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

A day after his boss assured investors of a return to profitability in Europe by 2016, Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann outlined the reasons he believes he can deliver.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Will the customer buy what governments demand?

7:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says that after a global wave of new emissions and fuel economy regulations, the automotive industry needs a break. In doing so, he's warning about the unintended consequences of rapid regulatory change.... Read More »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault bets on SUV looks to revive Espace

Oct. 2, 2014 10:46 CET

Renault has turned the new Espace into a crossover from a minivan as it seeks to revive the model's European sales and follow a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce

6:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson's belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90.... Read More »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Infiniti Q80 will boost brand in Europe, exec says

Oct. 2, 2014 09:17 CET

Infiniti will launch a production version of its Q80 Inspiration concept sedan within three to five years to rival models such as the Porsche Panamera and help boost the brand's image and sales in Europe.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in the United States. But times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards.... Read More »

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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Confessions of a diesel junkie


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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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