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 »

 
Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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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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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
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VW shuffles product development team
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Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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