Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz pickup takes shape

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

The joint effort between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG that is expected to yield a pickup for Daimler's Mercedes-Benz subsidiary is starting to bear fruit. Spy photos of an early test mule have emerged showing the Mercedes truck -- likely to be named GLT -- taking shape from the Nissan Navara on which it is based.... Read More »

Mercedes pickup will arrive at Paris auto show this fall

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will preview its upcoming pickup, likely badged the X class, this fall at the Paris auto show, says British magazine Auto Express.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a media report. Mercedes plans to sell the truck in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

10:15 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris motor show this fall, according to a media report.... Read More »

2nd-gen Porsche Panamera gets a lighter platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Porsche's second-generation Panamera will debut this fall at the Paris auto show using parent Volkswagen Group's lighter-weight, more fuel-efficient MSB platform.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Porsche will debut lighter, more frugal Panamera

March 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Porsche will unveil its new Panamera at this year's Paris auto show. The sedan will use VW's lightweight MSB platform, which also is expected to underpin models from Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault design boss to preview latest styling language with sports-car concept

March 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault will unveil a sport-car concept that will begin a new series of brand-defining concepts, its design chief, Laurens van den Acker, said.... Read More »

Mazda may skip Paris auto show

Feb. 19, 2016 14:02 CET

Mazda may become the latest automaker to skip this year's Paris auto show, joining Ford and Volvo, which have already said they will miss the event. Mazda said it was difficult to make an impact in Paris because it is dominated by France's domestic automakers.... Read More »

Au revoir: Paris just doesn't do it for Ford this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Ford will skip this autumn's Paris auto show, claiming the timing doesn't fit with its launch schedule.... Read More »

Honda says it's committed to hybrids in Europe

Oct. 15, 2014 11:10 CET

Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Europe and will import a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its next Jazz subcompact in 2016, despite reducing its hybrid lineup in the region due to slow sales.... Read More »

Citroen mulls production of SUV-styled C1

Oct. 14, 2014 10:36 CET

Citroen will launch a production version of the C1 Urban Ride concept if public response is favorable, the brand's CEO Linda Jackson said. The SUV-styled concept is based on the brand's C1 minicar.... Read More »

Bentley crossover is coming to U.S., along with store upgrades

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

Bentley expects its U.S. dealers to comply with a new corporate identity standard that is being rolled out for dealerships globally by the time they receive a new, as-yet-unnamed crossover.... Read More »

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 »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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