Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi's concepts are about to get real

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2016

Mitsubishi's crossover concepts have been a familiar sight at auto shows. But next year, those debuts will stop being concepts and start becoming production models.... Read More »

Caniforms and virtual cockpits: What people are saying about Audi's Q5 crossover

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

The second-generation Q5 adds size, technology and power to the outgoing model while inheriting the looks of some of its Audi siblings, including the Q7. Here’s what journalists, analysts and others are saying about the Audi Q5.... Read More »

'Weird,' 'wild,' 'ludicrous': The Lexus UX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

It seems the most amusing concept at the recent Paris auto show was Lexus' UX, a subcompact dreamed up by the brand's studio in southern France.... Read More »

How GM pulled a fast one in EV one-upmanship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

General Motors quoted a 250-mile range claim for the European version of the Chevy Bolt electric car ahead of the Paris auto show, then significantly upped up that to 310 miles at the show.... Read More »

Leaner, cleaner and tech clever: Land Rover Discovery and what people think

11:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2016

The next-gen Land Rover Discovery shares design cues with its Range Rover and Discovery Sport siblings, signaling a stark evolution from the LR4 that it replaces in North America. While the Discovery features a range of off-road friendly options, it also is filled with comfort features for trips that don't leave the pavement. Here's what people are saying about the Land Rover Discovery.... Read More »

Part Apple store fixture, part 'Tron' Light Cycle: What people think of VW I.D.

10:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2016

VW’s I.D. concept previews an electric vehicle to arrive in 2020 with a range of 250 to 370 miles and a price like a Golf diesel. With VW Group aiming to launch 30 EVs by 2025, the I.D. concept figures to be an important cog in reaching that goal. Here’s what people are saying about the I.D.... Read More »

Menacing or mesmerizing?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The Lexus UX Concept had an imposing presence in Paris, with its medieval weaponlike grille and Mad Max wheels.... Read More »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Beaucoup beauties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Paris was the gleaming capital of the auto world again last week and we encountered beaucoup de belles voitures -- from supercars to small crossovers. Here are six models that grabbed our attention. Fantastique!... Read More »

SECOND-WAVE EVs

The next wave of electric vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Automakers learned the pool of green consumers who would tolerate low ranges and high prices was limited. Now they're bringing out a batch of EVs that are more consumer-friendly.... Read More »

Kia bulks up its global champion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Kia's fourth-generation Rio hatchback grows incrementally in nearly every direction and as a result promises more space for people and gear.... Read More »

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Audi seeks to extend reign with bigger, lighter Q5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The redesigned Audi Q5 shown at the Paris auto show is longer, wider and taller with a longer wheelbase, but still lighter than the outgoing model, Audi says.... Read More »

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Land Rover wants new 7-seat Discovery to conquest luxury SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Land Rover expects to target luxury SUVs from the likes of Volvo, Audi and with its new Discovery.... Read More »

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VW concept EV targets range/price sweet spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Volkswagen's I.D. concept car previews an electric vehicle due to arrive in 2020 that will have a 250-370 mile range and will be priced like a Golf diesel.... Read More »

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Nissan Micra hints at next Versa Note

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The fifth-generation Nissan Micra will sell primarily in Europe, but it tips Nissan's hand on what's in store for the next Versa Note hatch.... Read More »

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Infiniti previews likely QX50 successor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Infiniti's QX concept will get a variable-compression turbo four-cylinder engine and go into production in 2018.... Read More »

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BMW's DriveNow is profitable now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Contrary to the reputation of automaker mobility projects as unprofitable experiments, BMW's DriveNow car-sharing program is making money, the automaker's top marketer says.... Read More »

Execs see diesel waning in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2016

Senior auto executives they expect the role of diesel engines in Europe to wane in the coming years amid government scrutiny and rising costs to comply with toughening regulations.... Read More »

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Paris: City of highlights and lowlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2016

Reporter David Undercoffler takes a look at the highlights (and lowlights) of the Paris Auto Show.... Read More »

Jaguar plans 2017 debut for XF wagon

Oct. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar will debut the station wagon version of the XF in mid-2017. Unlike the previous-generation wagon, the new XF Sportbrake will offer all-wheel drive in its diesel variants, Jaguar Land Rover sales director Andy Goss said.... Read More »

BMW plans electric Mini, X3 to counter Mercedes

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

BMW AG will roll out the first battery-powered model of its urban Mini brand as part of a broader push to make electric cars more mainstream and counter ambitious plans from rivals. The new Mini is set to hit the market in 2019 and will be followed in 2020 by a battery-powered version of the BMW X3, CEO Harald Krueger said Friday.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault seeks to build on design success with Trezor

Sept. 30, 2016 10:41 CET

Renault launched the first step in a fresh design direction with the Trezor concept for a Grand Tourer-style electric coupe.... Read More »

Infiniti crossover concept signals a QX50 play

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Infiniti showed a zealous new commitment to one of its oldest and most underperforming models, spotlighting a concept that will be the template for the next QX50 crossover. The luxury maker’s QX Sport Inspiration concept uses deeply contoured body panels and a back-sloping roofline to create a crossover with a sports-car influence.... Read More »

Lexus hints at expanded crossover family with small UX Concept

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Lexus used the Paris auto show on Thursday to unveil its next move in crossovers: a small one. The UX Concept serves as “Lexus' vision for a compact SUV of the future,” Toyota's luxury arm said.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault defends EV headstart with 400 km range for Zoe EV

Sept. 29, 2016 15:13 CET

Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings. The Zoe will be able to travel as far as 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge, compared with 240 km now..... Read More »

Audi Q5 gains size, power

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Audi aims to retain its leadership position in luxury crossovers with a second-generation Q5 that adds size, technology and power to the outgoing model.... Read More »

 
Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21 2018

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Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars wil ...
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Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
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Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
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Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
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Valeo appoints new China president
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Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
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