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 »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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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
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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